KARACHI: Pakistan’s Hasham Hadi created a new world record by scoring 878 points to defeat Sri Lanka’s Matheesha de Silva at the Sri Lanka International Scrabble championship in Colombo on Saturday.
According to the Guinness book of World Records, the highest score ever registered at a scrabble match was by Singapore’s Ton Wei bin 850 in 2012.
So far, no score of 800 plus has been witnessed in an international event, according to the Pakistan Scrabble Association press release.
Hasham achieved the feat through triple-triple play for his words, ‘GRUNTLES’ and included three more bingos; ‘SHERIAT’, ‘RETSINA’ and ‘HEADERS’.
Reigning world champ Nigel Richards personally congratulated Hasham on his record. Meanwhile, Pakistan’s Moizullah Baig lost to Richards 411-408 after a tough fight.