The Virtual Scrabble Youth Cup 2020 continued in the second weekend with the Quarter Final games being played. The teams which qualified for the Semis are Sri Lanka, Thailand, Pakistan and India.
In one of the Quarter Finals, Thailand one of the favourite teams of the tournament beat Hong Kong 22 -14. Napat Vajaranurathorn was the star of the game with a 5-1 record.
Pakistani youth scrabble players put up a grand display of word power to beat Singapore comprehensively and crushed a strong Singapore team comfortably by 21 games to 11 to reach the semi finals against Sri Lanka.
Reigning national champion Syed Imaad Ali was in sizzling form winning all six of his games today. Imaad kept making stunning comebacks after trailing early in the games but made sure to cross the line first. Imaad remained the only unbeaten player among all teams in the quarter finals.
Newcomer Ali Salman finished second among the Pakistani players winning 5 of his six games today. Hasham Hadi Khan made the highest score of 618 in the quarter finals
In the other quarter finals Sri Lanka beat Australia 24 games to 12 to book a place in the semi final against Pakistan. Imethe De Silva was the star with 5 wins.
The most exciting and thrilling quarter final was between India and Malaysia which ran neck to neck till the very last move. Malaysia was almost certain of a win but a mistake in the very last move by their top players gave India victory by 19-17. India thus qualified to the semi finals to meet Thailand on Saturday, 6th February.