The Pakistan Scrabble Association (PSA) has honored winners of recently concluded Junior World Scrabble Championship played at Torquay, England.
Imaad Ali, 13, the youngest player to win Junior World Championship, Taha Mirza (Under-18 world champion), Saim Waqar (Under-14 world champion), Monis Khan (Under-12 world champion), Misbah ur Rehman (Under-10 world champion) were awarded the shields at an honorary ceremony in Karachi on Friday.
Tariq Pervez, Director of Youth Program PSA, congratulated the young kids and praised them for achieving laurels for Pakistan at such a young age. “I am honored to live in a country where such talented kids reside. They are super talented and proven their mettle at such a young age,” Pervez said.
He thanked all the stakeholders and parents of kids for immense encouragement which leads to this achievement. “I want to thank everyone to back these children. They need more support to lift Pakistan’s name in the future,” he maintained.
Imaad, the champion of Junior World Championship, shared his experience of competing at the international level. “I am happy to get this honor by PSA. It was a tough competition as a player from all around the world participated in it. People at international level praised me which boosted my confidence,” he said.
It must be noted here that Imad is the only player to hold titles of the World Youth Scrabble Championship and the Junior World Scrabble Championship at the same time.