Colombo: Pakistani youngster Hasham Hadi Khan has made history by setting a world record of the highest number of points ever scored in a game of scrabble. He made this remarkable achievement in Colombo when he scored 878 points against Matheesa De Silva of Sri Lanka in the 6th International Scrabble Championship.
Scrabble is a widely acclaimed game which tests both a players vocabulary and tactical skills. Hasham Hadi Khan’s achievement rocked the scrabble world beating the previous record of 850 points scored by Toh Wei Bin of Singapore against Rick Kennedy of Scotland in 2012. Hasham’s score was also remarkale because it was the highest score recorded in international scrabble competition by quite a margin as the highest scores are usually in the early 700s. even the current scrabble world champion admitted to not having gone past the score of 700 in a major event, while congratulating Hasham on his achievement.
But the most remarkable thing about Hasham’s achievement is the fact that he is only 9 years old!. Hasham left his opponent dumbfounded as he scored a triple-triple play with his word Gruntles and also scored three bingos. This was Hasham’s first ever international tournament and he will represent Pakistan at the World Youth Scrabble Championship which starts from August 29.