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Sri Lanka dominates at World Youth Scrabble Championship 2023

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Hivin Dilmith (16) from Mahinda College, Galle was adjudged the World Youth Scrabble Champion 2023. The World English Language Scrabble Players’ Association (WESPA) Youth Cup 2023, also known as the World Youth Scrabble Championship 2023 was held in Thailand. One-hundred-and-forty-two players from 17 nations contested.

Sri Lanka’s Youth Scrabble team won the ‘Best Team’ title for the second consecutive year at the Championship.

The 10-member Sri Lankan Scrabble team also recorded an outstanding performance by securing the top three spots of the event, etching Sri Lanka’s name in history as the first-ever country to clinch all three top places in the tournament.

Adheesha Dissanayake (15) from Gateway College, Colombo and Kavindu Malawaraarachchi from Royal College, Colombo grabbed titles as first and second runners up respectively.

The tournament was held at Thumrin Thana Hotel in Mueang Trang district, Trang Province in Thailand. One-hundred-and-forty-two players participated representing Australia, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Malaysia, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Qatar, Romania, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, United Kingdom and the United States. (YK)

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