Credits By: The News
Muhammad Inayatullah, a talented scrabble player from Pakistan, emerged victorious at the World Scrabble Championship (WESPAC) main event, which concluded on Tuesday in Las Vegas, United States.
In a display of exceptional skill, Inayatullah triumphed in the championship’s Late Bird tournament, a fiercely contested one-day event. He secured victory by defeating former world champion Joel Wapnick of Canada, remaining unbeaten throughout the tournament. The competition featured a formidable field of players, but Inayatullah’s sizzling form allowed him to win all his games with finesse.
Coming in second place was Nigeria’s Ade Tomiwa, showcasing the global reach of scrabble enthusiasts. An impressive feat was achieved by Sumbul Siddiqui from England, originally a Pakistani immigrant. Claiming the third position, she stood out as the sole female player to secure a spot in the championship this year.
Moving on to the premier category, Australia’s David Eldar and England’s Harshan Lambadasurya are set to face off in the final match. Representing Pakistan, Waseem Khatri secured the 33rd position, displaying remarkable talent amidst tough competition.
Before the championship, Khatri showcased his brilliance in the Early Bird tournament, becoming the only Pakistani to claim a victory. Notably, he secured the second position in last year’s tournament.
Pakistan’s Hammad Hadi Khan emerged victorious in the Diamond category with three games to spare. With an impressive record of 21 wins out of 24 games, Khan displayed his expertise and previous accolades in Scrabble, including winning the Princess Cup in Thailand in 2017 and the open division of the World Scrabble Championship in England in 2018. His success adds another proud moment to Pakistan’s scrabble legacy.