World Youth Scrabble® Championship


Congratulations to the 2016 World Youth Scrabble Champion -

Sanchit Kapoor

from United Arab Emirates


Live Results


Streaming from the event is available at www.mindsportsacademy.com/lille



Final Results
Results from round 24
1 Sanchit KapoorARE20+20272016 World Youth Scrabble Champion
2 Thavalakshman YoganathanLKA17+1627
3 Aabid IsmailLKA17+1124Under 16 Champion
4 Siriwat SuttapintuTHA17+513
5 Aditya IyengarIND16+1705
6 Jack DurandENG16+1096
7 Hasham Hadi KhanPAK16+882Under 14 Champion
8 Qays SanganiLKA16+491
9 Kevin BowermanUSA15+1428Best Novice - (never competed in WYSC)
10 Syed Imaad AliPAK15+1168Under 12 Champion & Encouragement Award Youngest in top 25 (11 yrs old)
11 Janul De SilvaLKA15+986
12 Daniel HenriquesTTO15+717
13 Ahmed SalikPAK15+491
14 Sorawit ChucharoenTHA15+331
15 Tawanjames BarwellTHA15+283
16 Calvin MaHKG15+187
17 Vraj JainIND15+69
18 Samrath Singh BhatiaIND14.5+903
19 Danial SanaullahPAK14.5+642
20 Abdullah AbbasiPAK14+1085
21 Christopher ThomasTTO14+671
22 Nattakit ChareeTHA14+584
23 Absar MustajabPAK14+567
24 Dustin BrownUSA14+566
25 Hansi WeerasooriyaLKA14+386
26 Jason Tsang Wai YinHKG14+292
27 Vignesh PirapaharanLKA14+266
28 Danusha MuhandiramgeLKA14+145
29 Ali Rashid KhanPAK14-92
30 Nititorn LaimekTHA14-152
31 Pese AloNGA13.5+106
32 Tanaphon KamenkijTHA13.5+80
33 Sohaib SanaullahPAK13+968
34 Thirandi De SilvaLKA13+884
35 Mirza TahaPAK13+824
36 Migara JayasingheLKA13+595
37 Chayanun NabumrungTHA13+516
38 Hathaiphat SuphattharathornTHA13+312
39 Jiradet LekhaworakulTHA13+298
40 Thanaporn SiriwattTHA13+288
41 Yash PotnisIND13+267
42 Hassan Bin ArshadPAK13+238
43 Nusrath Sariffo'deenLKA13+194
44 Tan Xin WeiMYS13+70
45 Ushara De SilvaQAT13+53
46 Shekinah GiffenAUS13-316
47 Tam Pok HinHKG12.5-342
48 Monis KhanPAK12+1014Under 10 Champion
49 Radinka DissanayakeLKA12+567
50 Ahad RiazPAK12+510
51 Rahul JegathevaAUS12+394
52 Muddasir MemonPAK12+231
53 Abbas ShabbirPAK12+227
54 Lam Chi Ho AnsonHKG12+217
55 Boris ChungHKG12+193
56 Direkwatana PansubTHA12+106
57 Mohammed Talha ArifPAK12+27
58 Clintia SimonTTO12-85
59 Saim UsmaniPAK12-88
60 Imadith EgodawaththeQAT11(+1)-237(+100)
61 Kiki Chung Wing SzeHKG12-218
62 Dulmini WeerarathneQAT12-398
63 Hasini PeraraQAT12-485
64 Aahil BorhamQAT10.5(+1)-328(+100)
65 Amirul H SaharuddinMYS11.5-639
66 Okiki Hector-FowobajeNGA11+675
67 Hayati RassoolLKA11+518
68 Danial IqbalPAK11+284
69 Alice DurandENG11+141
70 Ho Chun HungHKG11+19
71 Supakrit Sae TaoTHA11-64
72 Wesley Choy Wing ChiHKG11-78
73 Sophia MohammedTTO11-88
74 Vedika HingoraniIND11-178
75 Radheya JegathevaAUS11-271
76 Amanda KhanTTO11-291
77 Muhd Alif ImanMYS11-446
78 Ana Delia DiacROU10(+1)-837(+100)Best Player from a new country
79 Fortune EzenniaNGA11-754
80 Adib MukhrizMYS11-908
81 Muhammad ZabirMYS9.5(+1)-333(+100)
82 Edith WokabiKYA10+588
83 Brian PoHKG10+517
84 Vihaan HingoraniIND9(+1)+10(+100)
85 Kaustav BhowmickAUS10+1
86 Jonas BrownUSA10-28
87 Thanakorn KongkwamkayanTHA9(+1)-250(+100)
88 Chan Long KeiHKG10-256
89 Hannah PooleENG9(+1)-586(+100)
90 Andra Diana SanduROU10-652
91 Sahel InfasQAT9(+1)-1313(+100)
92 Esom KemakolamNGA9(+1)-1600(+100)
93 Matheesha De SilvaLKA9(+1)-2060(+100)
94 Anjalee HandapangodaQAT8.5(+1)-928(+100)
95 Aishwarya NaiduIND8.5(+1)-1007(+100)
96 Jessika EmritTTO8.5(+1)-1050(+100)
97 Thushini De SilvaLKA8.5(+1)-1325(+100)
98 Sylvia NyawiraKYA8(+1)-619(+100)
99 Janidu De SilvaQAT8(+1)-892(+100)
100 Inuri De SilvaQAT8(+1)-1043(+100)
101 Amna CassimQAT8(+1)-1396(+100)
102 Vershnil WeeraratneQAT7.5(+1)-1364(+100)
103 Udey SinghIND7(+1)-1322(+100)
104 Sarvesh KrishanthanQAT6(+1)-2127(+100)
105 Benita Angelyn AnandQAT5(+1)-1613(+100)
106 Hamid AbdiQAT4.5(+1)-1676(+100)
107 Joshua Ayden LimMYS1(+1)-2429(+100)
Bye treatment explained in brackets

High game:Okiki Hector-Fowobaje653
High word:Sohaib Sanaullah (PAK) BASCINET158
High word: Hansi Weerasooriya (LKA) FILAMENT158
High word:Aabid Ismail (LKA) OBEDIENT158

This fantastic event takes place every year in a different part of the world.

In 2016 it happened in Lille, France from Sat 27 August to Monday 29 August.

The WYSC is open to players under the age of 18 at the end of the year. It not only gives players the opportunity to show their Scrabble skills but it is a great way of making friends with others from varied cultures.

Events

Young people are strongly encouraged to play Scrabble tournaments regularly in their own country and internationally. Here are some which are highly recommended for young players:

  • Princess Cup: (November) An annual tournament in Bangkok, Thailand - U21
  • Astar Scrabble Challenge International: (April) Organised by the University of Malaya, with sections for U12, U15, U18 and Open
  • Causeway Youth Championship (November) - U21. In Johor Bahru, Malaysia before the Causeway Challenge
  • WESPA Championship (every odd numbered year)
Major Scrabble tournaments are recognised by the World English Scrabble Players Association (WESPA) and you can see a list of upcoming tournaments at the WESPA website.

Resources

  • Websites
    The WESPA website has information about international English language Scrabble including ratings, the Australian Youth Scrabble site has news about Youth Scrabble in Australia and overseas.
  • Online play
    Mindsports Academy
    Internet Scrabble Club
  • Facebook
    Facebook is restricted to those aged over 13.
    There is a facility for playing Scrabble against your Facebook friends (Scrabble Mattel app).
    There are interest groups such as Scrabble Snippetz with posts of interest to Scrabble players.
    If you would like structured competition, you can join the Facebook Scrabble League. (Search FSL Scrabble League on Facebook)
  • National Scrabble Associations
    See the WESPA website for contact details for National Scrabble Associations.
  • On Line Books
    Koala Coaching Clinic - Basic Strategy
    The Scrabble Players Handbook - Advanced Strategy
  • Computer programs
    The Scrabble Tools section of the Collins Dictionary website has several useful programs including Collins Zyzzyva and Collins Wordlist for LeXpert

Words


The official word list for Scrabble tournaments throughout the realm of the World English Language Scrabble Players Association (WESPA) is Collins Scrabble Words 2015.
[Hardcover - ISBN 9780007589166, Softcover - ISBN 9780007589081]




The official word list is also published as a dictionary
[ISBN 9780007589135]


Here are some useful lists

Tutorials


Here are some useful lists and quizzes.
Print them out to test yourself.

History

The WYSC has been contested every year since 2006. The winners are listed here, but there are many more prizes awarded, which you can see when you click the links to see the event coverage from the past.

Year

Location

Champion

Country

2016 Lille (FRA) Sanchit KapoorUnited Arab Emirates
2015Perth (AUS) Nicholas Hong Singapore
2014Colombo (LKA) Jack Durand England
2013Dubai (UAE) Moizullah Baig Pakistan
2012Birmingham (UK) Michael McKenna Australia
2011Johor Bahru (MYS)Anand BharadwajAustralia
2010Manila (PHI) Ker Jen Ho Malaysia
2009Johor Bahru (MYS)Ong SuanneMalaysia
2008Penang (MYS)Charnrit KhongthanaratThailand
2007Johor Bahru (MYS)Toh WeibinSingapore
2006Wollongong (AUS)David EldarAustralia