Karachi, Nov 5, 2019: Youngster Saad Vohra was declared the winner of the “player of the month” award announced by Pakistan Scrabble Association for the month of October 2019.
The award was announced by the Director Youth Program Tariq Pervez to encourage participation in the weekly scrabble games.
The award is presented to the player that improved their game the most during the month and not based on the number of wins.
This means that every player; new or experienced has an equal chance of winning the award.
The improvement is measured by the rating points gained during a one-month period using the international standard rating system.
An unprecedented large number of players have been turning up for games every Friday at Beach Luxury after the announcement of the award by Pakistan Scrabble Association.
8 years old Saad Vohra gained 50 rating points in October to clinch the award (Saad Vohra was declared).
Mahrukh Zaim improved her rating by 45 points in October to clinch the second prize while Noor Shaukat finished 3rd after gaining 32 points in the same period.
The winners were presented with cash and certificates.
It must however be noted that a senior player Abdul Wahid gained 48 points and was 2nd in the list but he very kindly volunteered to pass on the award to the next player in the list in order to encourage a younger player.
This gesture was appreciated by all the players. —- Pakistan Scrabble Association