- Syed Emad Ali made history by becoming the only player to win the title twice.
- The Pakistani team finished first in the championship.
- Pakistani Hisham Hadi Khan finished in 7th position.
KARACHI: Pakistani Syed Emad Ali made history today by winning the World Youth Scrabble Championship, becoming the only player to win the title twice.
Emad Ali in the final beat his opponents in nine of thirteen matches while Pakistani Hisham Hadi Khan finished 7th after winning seven matches.
Pakistan hosted the event for the second time in a row as the COVID-19 pandemic brought the championship online.
The championship finals lasted two days in which the top 10 players played 13 matches each. The Pakistani team finished first in the championship.
Syed Emad Ali became Scrabble’s Youth World Champion again after winning the championship in Dubai in 2018.
With his second victory, Emad Ali also became the first player in the world to win the title twice.
Syed Emad Ali is considered the most successful scrabble player in Pakistan, with three world titles. He has twice won the Junior World Scrabble Championship and once the Junior World Championship.