Pakistan Scrabble Association

Teenaged Sensation Sohaib New National Scrabble Champion

Sohaib, a student of St Patrick’s High-school Sohaib, clinched the Signature 29th Pakistan Scrabble Championship at Generation’s School with an astonishing display of tactical skills.The highly-talented student showed remarkable control and temperament rarely seen in a boy so young while competing against players several times his age by staging a spectacular late rally to win his last six games in a row to emerge as the proverbial dark horse.The final of the championship was between Sohaib and 17-year-old Abdullah Abbasi.Abdullah, the runner-up in the 2015 World Youth Scrabble Championship, finished second with 18 wins and a spread of 1,721. Former world youth champion Moiz Baig, who led for most part of the tournament, was outgunned by his younger counterparts. He finished third with 18 wins and a spread of 1,492.Tariq Pervez, the only senior in the top five, finished fourth with 18 wins and a spread of 1,492.It was...
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