29th All Island Age Group Scrabble tournament was held recently at Lyceum International School Wattala. The tournament was carried over 7 rounds and two divisions, namely Junior Category (under 18) and Sub-Junior Category (under 13). There were 142 scrabble players participating under the Junior Category and 192 scrabble players participating under the Sub-Junior Category out of which 62 of the students were Lyceum Wattala Scrabblers.
In the Sub-Junior Category (under 13), Ahamed Akeel emerged as the Runners Up with a margin of +1985 by winning all 7 rounds. It is also Ahamed Akeel’s third consecutive year of being in the top 3 in this tournament. Oneli De Silva was placed 10th with a margin of +712 by winning 6 rounds. Mihin Manvidu, Vojini Fernando, Eshan Perera, Akshatha Balachandran, Luvin Samarabandu and Sashen Perera was placed 21st, 27th, 30th, 31st, 33rd and 40th respectively by winning 5 rounds. In the Junior Category (under 18), Chaniru Udukumbura was placed 8th with a margin of +930 by winning 6 rounds. Hathfi Cassim, Deshaba Etampawala, Adshayan Balachandran was placed 17th, 24th and 27th respectively by winning 5 rounds.
Desan Silva, Kapishan Rajaratnam, Himaya Nammunige, Sanuli Ranasinghe, Ahamed Nibras, Narendran Joseph, Tiani Perera and Thenumi Onara was placed 34th, 40th, 42nd, 43rd, 52nd, 56th, 57th and 63rd respectively by winning 4 rounds. In addition to the above achievements, Mihin Manvidu received the award of the Highest Word Score, (by gaining a score of 692).