Syed Imaad Ali bagged the World English Scrabble Gamers Affiliation (WESPA) Youth Cup (previously referred to as the World Youth Scrabble Championship) within the last in Karachi on Sunday.
The 15-year-old expertise defeated his opponent in 9 out of 13 video games in Sunday’s finals as Pakistan completed first within the match, with Hasham Hadi Khan — one other Pakistani to qualify for the ultimate with 26 wins — coming in fourth after profitable in seven video games.
Ali opened up an early lead within the match and had soared to the highest place with 11 wins and one tie by the completion of the primary 12 rounds.
After at present’s feat, he’s now the primary and solely scrabble participant to win the World Youth title twice. He beforehand received the 2018 championship in Dubai, clinched the Junior World Scrabble Championship in Torquay, England, in November 2019, and was additionally the youngest participant to take action.
Two extra Pakistani gamers — Ali Salman and Usman Shaukat — remained within the prime ten until the final spherical of the championship’s group stage however had been unfortunate to overlook out narrowly after dropping their final video games.
Pakistan was awarded the rights to carry the WESPA Youth Cup for the second yr operating.
The championship has been performed yearly since 2006 in several elements of the world however couldn’t be performed after 2019 because of the pandemic outbreak.
Pakistan had provided to host the 2020 version on-line for the primary time to ensure each that participant was monitored and the video games had been performed as pretty as earlier than.
WESPA granted the internet hosting rights to Pakistan and the first-ever digital championship was performed in 2020.