Pakistan will be hosting the first international online youth scrabble championship starting January 22.
According to the reports, at least 96 players from 16 countries of five continents will compete. This time, Pakistan has been selected as the host by the World English-language Scrabble Players Association (Wespa), the global regulatory body for scrabble.
Pakistan Scrabble Association (PSA) Youth Director Tariq Pervez says it is a great honor for Pakistan.
The championship is being played online for the first time due to the novel coronavirus pandemic.
The teams are divided into four groups of four teams each of who will play the group stages on a round-robin league basis. The top two teams from each group will qualify for the quarter-finals.
All games will be completely surveilled by the technical team through webcams. Selected matches will be live-streamed with running commentary by the world’s leading commentators Will Anderson and Jesse Day of USA. Waseem Khatri and Daniyal Sanaullah will be doing the Urdu commentary for Pakistani viewers.
The Pakistan team will be announced at the end of the qualifying tournament on January 17th. All players are under 18 years of age.