Malaysian Ganesh Asirvatham is Now the World’s Top Scrabble Player

  • 06 Jul 2019

Ganesh Asirvatham didn't imagine that he would be named the world's No.1 scrabble player by the World English Language Scrabble Players Association (Wespa) when he was introduced to the game in the 80s.

Ganesh who came from a humble background in Klang worked as an English Language Lecturer, before becoming a senior manager in a private firm.

When he first started playing the game, he was unaware that there are scrabble competitions in Malaysia and that there's even a World Scrabble Championship.

He got hooked to the game after finishing third in the YMCA Youth Championship’s Competitive Scrabble, at the age of 11.

Over the years, he started representing Malaysia in international Scrabble competitions, making the Top 10 in the World Championship 2005 in London, becoming the second runner-up at the World Scrabble Championship 2007 and setting a Guinness World Record in 2007 for playing against 25 people simultaneously.

Ganesh, however, retired in the year 2008 to take some time to focus on himself.

He returned to taking part in competitions after 9 years and secured the world No. 1 ranking by finishing ahead of the world's top 30 Scrabble players at a tournament in Penang last year.

Ganesh will now be competing against Nigel Richards, World's No. 2 scrabble player in Goa, India to retain his position in October. Good luck champ!

Source: TheStar2
Image credit: TheStar2

Suggested Articles

Celebrate-Malaysia-With-Over-40-Local-Blockbuster-Hits-Free-On-Astro-And-Njoi News
  • 23 Aug 2019

Celebrate Malaysia With Over 40 Local Blockbuster Hits; Free On Astro And Njoi!

Malaysiaku (CH 700) available from 30th Aug - 17th Sept 2019

Penang-Hill-Conductor-Retires-After-Three-Generations News
  • 23 Aug 2019

Penang Hill Conductor Retires After 'Three Generations'

The last Penang Hill train conductor has retired, ending a three-generation legacy on the job. 

Zakir-Naik-s-Peace-TV-Risks-Ban-in-The-UK News
  • 22 Aug 2019

Zakir Naik's Peace TV Risks Ban in The UK!

Amid his speaking ban recently imposed in Malaysia, trouble is brewing over controversial preacher Zakir Naik's satellite TV channel Peace TV in the United Kingdom.

Soldier-Picks-Up-Fallen-Jalur-Gemilang-Wins-Netizens-Hearts News
  • 22 Aug 2019

Soldier Picks Up Fallen Jalur Gemilang, Wins Netizens' Hearts

A soldier is going viral on social media after he was captured on a series of photographs, getting down from a car and walking on the fast lane of a road to pick up a fallen Jalur Gemilang.

Cops-Bar-Zakir-Naik-From-Public-Speaking-Nationwide News
  • 20 Aug 2019

Cops Bar Zakir Naik From Public Speaking Nationwide

The police has issued a directive to bar controversial preacher Zakir Naik from holding public talks, nationwide. 

Don-t-Lose-Our-Unity-Says-Ex-Commando-Who-Fought-Communists News
  • 20 Aug 2019

Don't Lose Our Unity, Says Ex-Commando Who Fought Communists!

The line "you don't know what you've got till it's gone" has been penned in countless number of songs, but it could very much apply in all our daily lives.