Toh Weibin

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Toh Weibin (born c.1991) [1] is a Singaporean Scrabble player.

Singapore Republic in Southeast Asia

Singapore, officially the Republic of Singapore, is an island city-state in Southeast Asia. It lies one degree north of the equator, at the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula, with Indonesia's Riau Islands to the south and Peninsular Malaysia to the north. Singapore's territory consists of one main island along with 62 other islets. Since independence, extensive land reclamation has increased its total size by 23%. The country is known for its transition from a developing to a developed one in a single generation under the leadership of its founder Lee Kuan Yew.

Scrabble is a word game in which two to four players score points by placing tiles bearing a single letter onto a board divided into a 15×15 grid of squares. The tiles must form words that, in crossword fashion, read left to right in rows or downward in columns, and be included in a standard dictionary or lexicon.


Early life

Toh attended Hwa Chong Institution. He is an alumnus of University College, London and Johns Hopkins University.

Hwa Chong Institution An independent institution in Singapore.

Hwa Chong Institution is an independent institution in Singapore offering secondary and pre-university education.

Johns Hopkins University university in Baltimore, Maryland, United States

The Johns Hopkins University is a private research university in Baltimore, Maryland. Founded in 1876, the university was named for its first benefactor, the American entrepreneur, abolitionist, and philanthropist Johns Hopkins. His $7 million bequest —of which half financed the establishment of Johns Hopkins Hospital—was the largest philanthropic gift in the history of the United States up to that time. Daniel Coit Gilman, who was inaugurated as the institution's first president on February 22, 1876, led the university to revolutionize higher education in the U.S. by integrating teaching and research. Adopting the concept of a graduate school from Germany's ancient Heidelberg University, Johns Hopkins University is considered the first research university in the United States. Over the course of several decades, the university has led all U.S. universities in annual research and development expenditures. In fiscal year 2016, Johns Hopkins spent nearly $2.5 billion on research.


Toh currently holds the record for the highest individual score in tournament Scrabble of 850, 89 points ahead of the previous record. [2] [3] [4] [5] He has the following titles:



  1. Tan, Lediati (3 March 2010). "'Playing to improve got me banned'". AsiaOne. Retrieved 5 September 2018. Full-time NSman Toh Weibin, 19, an avid Scrabble player who won the World Youth Scrabble Championship (WYSC) in 2007 ...
  2. "". Retrieved 2018-09-17.
  3. "WORLD SCRABBLE 700 CLUB". Retrieved 2018-09-17.
  4. Spencer, Adam. Adam Spencer's World of Numbers. p. 193.
  5. Guinness Book of World Records. 2017. p. 1886.