COLOMBO: The youngest member of the Pakistani team Hasham Hadi Khan made a world record by score en eye-popping 878 points against Matheesha De Silva of Sri Lanka.
he took part in the 6th International Scrabble Championship, Around 80 of the world’s best players were in the ground of the stunning show of vocabulary and planned skills where the Hasham Hadi Khan, just 9-year old, appear as the next giant thing in the world of Scrabble.
According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the highest score ever recorded in a scrabble match was made. Toh Wei Bin scored 850 against Rick Kennedy of Scotland in 2012. 800 plus score had not been observed in an international tournament of Scrabble till now. Hasham’s scores included a triple-triple play for his word “GRUNTLES” and three bingos; SHERIAT, RETSINA and HEADERS.
Matheesha was decreased to a mere viewer as Hasham threw a spell of bingos while smartly challenging off all unsound words that Matheesha attempted in a anxious effort to chop down the shortfall. Nigel Richards personally congratulated Hasham on his record whereas humbly mentioning that he had never ever gone past a score of 700 in a main event. Hasham would represent Pakistan in his first ever international tournament at the World Youth Scrabble Championship that starts from August 29.