The group stage of WESPA Youth Cup’s-Individual event (World Youth Scrabble Championship) sponsored by Pharmevo Pharma concluded at the Pharmevo House in Karachi.

Two players from Pakistan qualified for the finals after battling through grueling 36 games spread over two weekends. 

Noah Slatkoff of Canada ended the group stages on the No. 1 spot with 29 wins and a spread of 3499. Napat Vatjaranurathorn of Thailand was 2nd with 28 wins and a spread of 3130. Pakistan’s Syed Imaad Ali is 3rd with 27 wins and a spread of 2616. Hasham Hadi Khan is the other Pakistani to qualify for the finals with 26 wins and a spread of 1948. Two more Pakistani players Ali Salman and Usman Shaukat remained in the top ten till the last round but were desperately unlucky to miss out narrowly after losing their last games.

The final round will be played on August 21 & 22. All players will play 9 games each on round robin league followed by four games on King of The Hill format to choose the World Scrabble Champion 2021 in the under-18 age category.

The top ten players includes two from Pakistan, Thailand and India. One player each from Canada, Hong Kong, Australia and Sri Lanka.

WESPA Youth Cup 2021 – Round 36 Standings

RankWon-LostSpreadPlayer
129–7+3499Noah Slatkoff – NOAHSLAT (#9/Canada)
228–8+3130Napat Vatjaranurathorn – AWFUL (#67/Thailand)
327–9+2616Syed Imaad Ali – Fabbir (#40/Pakistan)
426½–9½+2106Thomson Law Long Yin – thomson_law_long_yin (#10/Hong Kong)
526–10+1948Hasham Hadi Khan – Hashamhadi (#39/Pakistan)
626–10+1835Nattapat Nak-in – NattapatN (#66/Thailand)
725–11+943Ronnie Bennett – DuckyManta (#3/Australia)
824½–11½+1361Madhav Gopal Kamath – MGK28 (#19/India)
924–12+2040Sandali Vithanage – Scrabble_12 (#58/Sri Lanka)
1024–12+1204Suyash Manchali – squashy (#17/India)
1123–13+1943Adheesha Dissanayake – thams (#59/Sri Lanka)
1223–13+1656Ali Salman – AliSalman1 (#42/Pakistan)
1323–13+1245Affan Salman – Unwoogler (#43/Pakistan)
1423–13+513Usman Shaukat – Automan (#41/Pakistan)
1522–14+1174Dresden Lim Zhan Le – dresdenlim (#28/Malaysia)
1621½–14½+70King Jos Rydan Relatorres – GNIK (#47/Philippines)
1721½–14½−344Nichapa Himarat – Nichapa (#64/Thailand)
1821–15+1223Tengku Ariff Shah Bin Tengku Shahir – tariffs (#26/Malaysia)
1921–15+1129Siu Chun Hong – Ivan_Siu (#11/Hong Kong)
2021–15+1057Nonithma Dharmadasa – NonithmaDharmadasa (#55/Sri Lanka)
2121–15+675Jareth Mah Zhen Seong – JMAH (#30/Malaysia)
2221–15+632Eirfan Razman – Eirfan (#27/Malaysia)
2320½–15½+943Julian Wong Tsz Yu – julianwong (#12/Hong Kong)
2420½–15½+236Gerald Ekhagbai – Gerald0506 (#34/Nigeria)
2520–16+425Sanhanat Klanying – Soybadz01 (#61/Thailand)
2620–16+324Aidan Nathaniel Ho Ern Yu – AidanHo (#25/Malaysia)
2720–16−278Aadhi Shankara Nithyanandan – aadhi (#31/Malaysia)
2819–17+1178Ernest So Yat Long – amazboy (#14/Hong Kong)
2919–17+1063Bilal Asher – Wambz (#45/Pakistan)
3019–17+779Saim Waqar – Senpaii (#46/Pakistan)
3119–17+419Alex Lam – TimeTraveller (#4/Australia)
3219–17+206Shreyas Gupta – shreyas3 (#18/India)
3319–17+179Kunnida Hatkrathok – Kunnida (#60/Thailand)
3419–17−166Ahmed Salman – AhmedSalman (#44/Pakistan)
3518–18+385Ekansh Arora – ekansh27 (#21/India)
3618–18+168Kesavan Sivabalan – Kesavan (#29/Malaysia)
3718–18+71Ahmad Aqmarul Harraz Bin Azhan – ahmadthegreat (#24/Malaysia)
3818–18+42Divine Imode Omoye – Omoyedivine (#33/Nigeria)
3918–18−109Nimuthu Sipsara Witharana – NimuthuWitharana (#56/Sri Lanka)
4018–18−126Hasini Perera – Hasini (#52/Qatar)
4118–18−163Ian Tsoi Yin – IanSixtyThird (#15/Hong Kong)
4217½–18½+196Amogh Bhamekar – amogh (#23/India)
4317–19+353Pramit Rao – pramit_06 (#22/India)
4417–19−106Miracle Imode Ojikaire – Miracle12 (#38/Nigeria)
4517–19−373Krittaporn Homkampang – KAIROS (#65/Thailand)
4617–19−424Arnab Banerjee – abrain (#32/Netherlands)
4717–19−738Alex Pylypenko – sharpeners (#68/United Kingdom)
4817–19−808Clinton Imode Oghogho – Clinton (#36/Nigeria)
4917–19−961Uriel Drago Cabuguas – Magic02 (#48/Philippines)
5016½–19½−166M. L. Dinuli Dihansa Premarathna – Dinuli (#53/Sri Lanka)
5116–20+156Devansh Malpani – Devansh_Malpani (#20/India)
5216–20−508Manaal Asher – ManaalAsher1 (#71/United Kingdom)
5315½–20½+386Jeffrey Lam – Mastermind (#5/Australia)
5415–21+668Atchimaporn Pokklang – Atchimaporn97 (#62/Thailand)
5515–21−1062Minette Cabaluna – MineC (#50/Philippines)
5614½–21½−229Aarush Jotwani – Aarush (#16/India)
5714–22−238Patrick Huynh – FormidablePlayer123 (#2/Australia)
5814–22−1322Sethmi Jayasinghe – theism (#54/Sri Lanka)
5913½–22½−465Thiranan Sudyod – Thiranan2547 (#63/Thailand)
6013½–22½−1853Asher Chhabra – aski12 (#6/Australia)
6113–23−699Nathanael Campos – cocoapuffs (#72/United States)
6213–23−1728Reuben Moisey – ReubenM (#70/United Kingdom)
6313–23−1830Vinh Nguyen – vinyl (#7/Australia)
6411–25−2809Joshua Moisey – Jaguars (#69/United Kingdom)
6510–26−2370Ashwin page – washingape37 (#1/Australia)
669–27−2286Gian Goron – Giango (#49/Philippines)
678½–27½−3684Zaina Inas zarook – Zaina (#51/Qatar)
687–29−3330Matthew Lam Pui Wai – matthewlam (#13/Hong Kong)
695–31−3031Nwachukwu Chukwuemeka Samuel – Chukwuemeka (#37/Nigeria)
700–36−6934Raymond Tri – Raymond.tri (#8/Australia)
Courtesy: PSA-Pakistan Scrabble Association

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