The Youth Committee of WESPA is dedicated to including more young people in top-level competitive Scrabble worldwide. Its ultimate vision is to see youth players competing alongside adults in open events. Along the way, it hopes to gradually change the perception of Scrabble as just an older people's game.

NEWSFLASH • World Championships

Sanchit Kapoor, from UAE, won the 11th World Youth Scrabble Championships in Lille, France.

You can read a local media report of his win here.

The flagship global event for young players (aged nine to 17) is the annual World Youth Scrabble Championship. But several other dedicated youth tournaments are available through the year, especially in countries that recognise the value of mind sports in education and personal development.

The Youth Committee also:

For a range of youth-specific resources and tournament reports, go to

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