Rahul enjoys a play on words
PERTH Modern School student Rahul Jegatheva made history last month when he became the youngest WA division champion at Scrabble.
The 12-year-old beat players twice his age to win six out of seven games at the Coogee Scrabble Tournament on Sunday, August 24.
He won the coveted triple crown, after achieving the highest game score of 448 points and highest word score of 86 points.
Rahul’s first experience with Scrabble was watching his parents play and started entering competitions when he was 10.
He said he used apps on his com- puter to play with people from around the world and tried to absorb as many new words as he could from conversations, books, TV and film.
“Scrabble is really fun and I really enjoy the competitive side,” Rahul said. “Winning the championships was awesome as I had been aiming for a win since coming in the top three before.
“My immediate goal is to place as high as I can in the World junior Championships in Sri Lanka and just keep improving from there.”
Rahul travelled to Sri Lanka last week for the World Youth (under-17) Scrabble Championships.
Rahul Jegatheva is WA’s youngest Scrabble champion.