Sohaib Sanaullah displaying complete domination in 2nd Shangrila Foods Scrabble Championship

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Karachi(Cliff News)The 3 days 2nd Shangrila Foods Scrabble Champions Trophy ended here today with teenage sensation and former Pakistan champion Sohaib Sanaullah displaying complete domination by winning 17 of his 24 games and being gibsonised for 2 games.8 times national champion Waseem Khatri made a remarkable recovery over the last 2 days to end second with 15.5 wins followed by current National and U-14 and U-16 World Champion Hasham Hadi Khan (also in his teens) in third place after winning 15 games.Ms Asma Ali Shah, Chairperson Sports Committee of North Nazimabad Gymkhana gave away the prizes.The Champions Trophy, an invitational tournament involving the top 30 ranked players of Pakistan is a nationally and internationally ranked tournament and the toughest tournament on the local circuit as there are no easy games.The future of Pakistan Scrabble appears to be in the pink of health as it is currently holding all the possible world titles at youth level (6 age categories of Junior World Scrabble Championship, WESPA Youth Cup and Princess Cup) and with 7 of the top 10 of the Champions Trophy still eligible to represent Pakistan at this level besides other players who have shown a lot of potential, there is every possibility that the Pakistan team is able to retain these titles in the upcoming world events to be staged in the UK in November and Malaysia in December.  

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