The Gladiators 22nd Inter School Scrabble Championship held at Karachi Expo Centre turned out to be the biggest single-day Scrabble tournament in the world with about 1200 players from more than 100 schools and colleges.

HHS-Happy Home School dominated the 22nd edition of the inter school championship by winning 4 of the first positions. A major factor is Waseem Khatri, Pakistan’s Master Title winner being a full time scrabble coach at HHS. BVS Parsi High School having won 3 positions, kept the tradition of regularly producing young talent.

As a special talent recognition gesture, the sponsors – The Quetta Gladiators also honoured the the ‘Young Masters’ and the ‘Reigning World Youth Champion.’ Details appended below.

Players were divided in 8 age categories ranging from 8 to 20 years of age. The winners were:

Winners of the Gladiators 22nd Inter School Scrabble Championship – the largest single-day Scrabble tournament in the world with around 1200 players – PSA/Allsportspk

Category A 

Muhammad Ali Mansoor (Happy Home)

Category B 

Ali Fahad (BVS Parsi)

Category C 

Rayyan Lodhi (Army Public School)

Category D

Mohid Ayaz (Happy Home)

Category E 

Maaz Faridi (BVS Parsi)

Category F 

Ayesha Naqvi (Happy Home)

Category G 

Manhamah Mukarram (Happy Home)

Category H 

Mustajab Naseem (BVS Parsi)

The event was organized by the young volunteers of Pakistan Scrabble Association, after a two year gap due to COVID market the resumption of in-person tournaments.

The chief guest Mr. Nadeem Omar, franchise owner of Quetta Gladiators distributed prizes to the winners. Including honouring the two ten-year olds Ahmed Salman and Bilal Asher with the “Young Master” trophy for being selected to represent Pakistan in international tournaments. 

Reigning world youth champion S. Imaad Ali was given a special prize by Mr. Nadeem Omar for being the only player in history to have won three world youth titles.


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