Pakistan’s Imaad Ali is one genius kid as he conquered the World Youth Scrabble Championship for the second time, that too, at the age of 15 only.
Currently, he is the only one in the world to be the dual-title owner. On Sunday, Ali clinched the title by winning nine out of thirteen games in the finale of the 2nd online Pharmevo WESPA Youth Cup, which was held in Karachi.
There were around 80 players from 14 different countries who participated in the championship; Imaad stood out amongst all of them. This is certainly a great achievement as he didn’t take the pressure of competing against players from different regions.
Being so confident of one’s skills at such a young age is certainly a new level of cool, and Pakistan needs more spirited players like Imaad.
India’s Madhav Gopal Kamath, who is ten, stood second in the race, while Thailand’s Napat Vatjanurathorn secured the third spot. Kamath also won nine out of thirteen games, but marginally missed the title in the final round. Whereas, Vatjanurathorn won eight games in total.
Fourth on the list was another Pakistani, Hasham Hadi Khan, who triumphed seven games.
Another achievement for Pakistan was that they won the team prize as well, and this is the third time our kids have brought this title home.
Nadeem Omar, Pakistan Scrabble Association President announced a prize of Rs100,000 for Imaad Ali while adding he was hopeful that the fifteen-year-old will grab the scrabble championship title.
He even said that there’s a dire need to promote sports in the country and to train the sportsmen adequately for that.
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