Pakistan team tops Junior World Scrabble Championship 2019 with 5 titles

Imad, Taha, Saim, Monis and Misbah secured top spots in their respective age categories to win the 2019 Junior World Scrabble Championship 2019 that successfully wrapped up at Torquay, England.

13 year old Pakistani Scrabble star, Syed Imaad Ali became the youngest player ever to win the Junior World Scrabble Championship 2019 that successfully concluded at Torquay, England.  

Imaad remained in the lead right throughout the championship and was declared 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 to Moiz Ullah Baig, another Pakistani lead player in adult category.

Pakistani players dominated the championship throughout and walked away with a number of trophies as well as the top five positions where 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: 

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

Former world champion, Brett Smitheram awarded the high achievers with trophies. 

The World Scrabble Championship 2019 for adults will begin tomorrow at the same venue where Pakistan's top two players, Moiz Ullah Baig and Waseem Khatri will join the team tomorrow for the Seniors competitions. 

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