Chance to watch the best young Scrabble players

Participants at last year's WESPA Youth Cup.

The competitive Scrabble scene has been around for a few decades but recent years have seen more and more young players pitting their skills against their peers in the word game.

Later this month, more than 180 young wordsmiths from 15 countries will be competing in the 2017 WESPA Youth Cup organised by the World English Language Scrabble Players Association (WESPA).

Malaysia will be playing host to the 12th edition of this annual youth Scrabble competition which will be held from Nov 27-29, 2017 at the Summit USJ Mall in Subang Jaya, Selangor.

The WESPA Youth Cup, which was previously known as the World Youth Scrabble Championship, is open to the world’s best youth Scrabble players below the age of 18. This year’s event has drawn participants aged six to 17 from Malaysia, Australia, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Kenya, New Zealand, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Qatar, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Trinidad & Tobago.

Prizes include trophies for the top 10 finishers and age group champions, as well as awards for High Word, High Game, Best Novice and Best National Team.

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