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Sri Lankan scrabblers excel at World Youth Scrabble Championship - 2010


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The World Youth Scrabble Championship 2010, organized by World English-Language Scrabble Players Association (WESPA) was held in Manila Philippines from 8th – 10th December 2010.

This under-18 tournament attracted 82 players from 14 countries, including the United Kingdom, Australia, Malaysia, Thailand, Nigeria, South Africa, Qatar and Singapore. Ker Jen Ho of Malaysia won the Championship by winning 19 games out of 24, with a margin of 1576.  

Sri Lanka was allocated 7 places in this tournament. Migara Jayasinghe won the trophy for the Best under-12 player and Ransimala Weerasooriya became 11th, the highest place secured by a Sri Lankan. Results of the Sri Lankan players: Ransimala Weerasooriya – 11th (15 wins, 305 margin), Yasiru Fernando – 15th (14 w, 617 m), Nishan Perera – 21st (14 w, 186m), Yeshan Jayasuriya – 25th (13 w, 570 m), Vinu Wijesekera – 32nd (13 w, 8 m), Migara Jayasinghe – 35th (12.5 w, 413 m), Sasika Jayasuriya – 71st (9 w, -199 m). Dinuk De Silva (a private participant) secured the 44th place (12 w, -108 m).


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