The Gladiators WESPA Youth Cup gathered pace with 12 matches played on the Day 2. The competing teams were from USA, Malaysia, Singapore, United Kingdom, Pakistan, Phillipines and Romania.
The most exciting match of the day was between Singapore and UK; both team tied at 18-18 wins while Malaysia narrowly defeated USA by 18.5-17.5 margin.
Pakistan made their first appearance and made their intentions clear with a convincing win against Philippines by a 31-5 margin. Pakistan were ruthless in their second match of the day beating Romania 36-0.
Syed Imaad Ali and Hasham Hadi remained unbeaten throughout the day with 12-0 record each. Imaad made the highest game score of 687 for Pakistan so far while Hasham recorded 600 plus scores in three consecutive games.
Pakistan has already qualified for the quarter finals and can finish at the top in group A if they win against HongKong tomorrow.
Monday, 25th January Schedule
Another ten matches are scheduled tomorrow after which the first round will be completed and the quarter final berths will be decided
1 Hong Kong
4 United Kingdom
3 Sri Lanka
4 United States
The championship formerly called the World Youth Scrabble Championship is being played online for the first time and being organized by Pakistan. 96 players from 16 countries across five continents are taking part. Teams are divided into four pool of fours teams each As per the format each six players from one country will play individually against each of the six players from the opponent team on round robin league basis.