Pakistan’s Syed Emad wins World Youth Scrabble Championship

KARACHI: Syed Imaad Ali bagged the World English Scrabble Players Association (WESPA) Youth Cup (formerly known as the World Youth Scrabble Championship) in the final in Karachi on Sunday.

Emad Ali in the finals defeated his opponents in nine out of thirteen games while Pakistan’s Hisham Hadi Khan finished 7th after winning seven games.

Pakistan hosted the event for the second time in a row as the COVID-19 pandemic brought the championship online. 

The finals of the championship lasted two days in which the top 10 players played 13 games each. The Pakistani team finished first in the championship. 

Syed Emad Ali became the World Youth Scrabble Champion again after previously winning the championship in Dubai in 2018.  

With his second win, Emad Ali has also become the first player in the world to win the title twice.

Syed Emad Ali has been regarded as the most successful scrabble player in Pakistan, with three world titles. He won the World Youth Scrabble Championship twice and the Junior World Championship once.