Birthday Boy Secured Scrabble Title

Former world youth champion Moiz Baig made his 21st birthday memorable by winning the ‘premier’ division of the Signature ninth ranking scrabble tournament at the Lincoln Corner inside the Liaquat Memorial Library here on Sunday. This was Moiz’s fourth consecutive victory in the ranking tournaments, a feat previously achieved only by Waseem Khatri. The win took Moiz’s national rating to a career best of 1,589, giving him a clear lead of 90 points at the top, ahead of his mentor Waseem. Moiz won eight of his nine matches and maintained a spread of 788. Young Shahzaib Khatri was the surprise runner-up with seven wins and a spread of 469 while Waseem Khatri finished third (five wins, spread of 358). The ‘Master’ category was dominated by youth players with Hassan Bin Arshad clinching the top slot with eight wins and a spread of 427. Little Saim Waqar was the runner-up...
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