Karachi, Oct 5, 2018: Three players from Pakistan selected to represent “Rest of Asia” team in the Alchemist Cup Scrabble tournament. This was announced by the organizer Michael Tang today.
The tournament is scheduled to be played at Penang, Malaysia on December 5-9, 2018
Alchemist cup is a world team event dubbed as the toughest scrabble tournaments in the world with several current and former world champions participating
16 years old Sohaib Sanaullah got the opportunity of his life when Sherwin Rodrigues of India dropped out from the Rest of Asia team due to personal reasons.
Sohaib is the youngest player in the competition and will relish the chance of rubbing shoulders with the greatest players in the world.
Former world youth champion Moiz Baig and 8-time national champion Waseem Khatri also selected for Rest of Asia along with Goutham Jayaraman of Singapore and Lakshan Wanniarachchi of Sri Lanka.
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The other 9 teams announced are as follows;
David Eldar, Chris May, Edward Okulicz, Andrew Fisher, Naween Fernando
Ganesh Asirvatham, Darren Way, Vannitha Balasingam, Andrew Chang, Kong Heng
3. New Zealand
Nigel Richards, Alastair Richards, Howard Warner, Joanne Craig, Lyres Freeth
Eta Karo, Moses Peter, Nsikak Etim, Saidu Ayorinde, Olatunde Oduwole
Hubert Wee, Toh Weibin, Jeremy Khoo, Ricky Purnomo, Marlon Prudencio
Panupol Sujjayakorn, Chollapat Itthi-aree, Akkarapol Kwansak, Thacha Koowirat, Jakkrit Klaphajone
Conrad Bassett-Bouchard, Dave Wiegand, Evans Clinchy, Jesse Day, Will Anderson
8. Rest of Africa
Gitonga Nderitu, Allan Oyende, Stanley Njoroge, Charles Menson, Edwin Boama
9. Rest of World
Adam Logan, Lewis Mackay, Austin Shin, David Webb, Theresa Camilleri.