Syed Imaad Ali became youngest player to win Junior World Scrabble Championship


London(Cliff News)Pakistan’s wonder boy Syed Imaad Ali at 13, became the youngest player ever to win the Junior World Scrabble champion here at Torquay, England.Imaad remained in the lead right throughout the championship and was declared a champion with one match to go with a 17/3 record and a spread of 2159. He is only the second player in history to have won both the World Youth Scrabble Championship (now renamed WESPA Youth Cup) and the Junior World Scrabble Championship; the first one being compatriot Moiz Baig.Pakistan players dominated the championship throughout and walked away with a number of trophies as well as the top five positions.Daniyal Sanaullah capped a great tournament by winning the runner up trophy with 15 wins and a spread of 1335. Hassan Hadi finished third with 15 wins and a spread of 1024 while Sohaib Sanaullah and Hammad Hadi finished 4th and 5th respectively

Following are the age category titles

Under-18 World Champion, Taha Mirza (Pakistan)
Under-16 World Champion, Rory Kemp (England)
Under-14 World Champion, Saim Waqar (Pakistan)
Under-12 World Champion, Monis Khan (Pakistan)
Under-10 World Champion, Misbah ur Rehman (Pakistan)

Former world champion Brett Smitheram awarded trophies to the winners.

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