Syed Imaad Ali’s incredible run came to an end at the World Scrabble Championship being played at Torquay, England with a 1-2 defeat against Nigel Richards of New Zealand.
The Youngest quarter finalist in history Imaad had to face the greatest scrabble player of all times and did create sensation by winning the first game but the defending world champion ultimately triumphed 2-1 to move to the semi final.
Nigel went on the win the semi final later in the day beating Paul Gallen of Northern Ireland.
In the other quarter final former world champion David Eldar of Australia beat Dave Wiegand of USA 2-0 and won the semi final against Peter Armstrong of USA 3-1 to book a date with Nigel Richards in the final.
Division B of the world scrabble championship is certain to see a champion from Pakistan for the second year in a row. In the first quarter final the favourite and defending champion Hammad Hadi Khan suffered a shock defeat against the No. 8 Adowei Abikeme of Nigeria
His twin brother and the second seed Hassan Hadi lost an epic semi final 2-3 against compatriot Daniyal Sanaullah.
Taha Mirza ousted 12 year old Monis Khan 2-1 in the quarter final and went on to win the semi final 3-0 against Adowei Abikeme to book a date with Daniyal Sanaullah in the final.