Scrabble Australia
Australian Masters and State Team Challenge 2017
Contenders

Selective events 2017

The event

Twenty of the top players will play the Australian Masters as a round robin in Adelaide in September 2017.
At the same time, teams of three players from each of seven states or territories play the State Team Challenge as head-to-head matches. There will be separate side events for other players as well on both Saturday and Sunday.
The venue is the Bridge Association at 243 Young St, Unley.

Rule variation

Masters section has 5 point penalty for each word challenged but correct.

Special Rule:

  1. In the event of a player being absent for one game a forfeit will apply.
  2. Where a player is absent for more than one game, that player cannot resume participation in the tournament and no standby player may be introduced into the tournament.
  3. Where a player is absent for more than one game, any games already played by the no-show/evictee will be voided for the calculation of tournament placings.
  4. Any games already played will be recognised for calculating ratings.
  5. In exceptional circumstances the Tournament Director may consult with the competitors and vary the ruling regarding no-shows

The contenders

The table below shows the teams according to qualification criteria (click here for details) set by the Council of the Australian Scrabble Players Association. It shows the selected teams as at 16.05.2017 plus 6 reserves from each state.


Selection has now finished. Adam Kretschmer will be contacting people to finalise acceptances.

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Australian
Masters
State
Challenge
Contender Q Stat
16.05.2017
Games Peak (games)
May-Aug
Peak (games)
Sep-Dec
Peak (games)
Jan-Apr
1 MAlastair Richards (QLD) 2065.7580 2086 (41)2067 (19)2055 (20)
2 MAndrew Fisher (VIC) 2061.25101 2031 (31)1990 (19)2112 (51)
3 MDaniel Piechnick (SA) 1929.50186 1926 (64)1914 (41)1939 (81)
4 MEsther Perrins (NSW) 1917.50178 1928 (67)1910 (43)1916 (68)
5 MTrevor Halsall (VIC) 1888.7591 1928 (14)1911 (19)1858 (58)
7 MBob Jackman (NSW) 1830.75238 1805 (86)1796 (50)1861 (102)
8 MRyan Sutton (NSW) 1828.75158 1802 (41)1829 (64)1842 (53)
9 MJoanne Craig (NSW) 1816.75163 1793 (47)1888 (31)1793 (85)
10 MRod Talbot (NSW) 1815.75245 1756 (69)1845 (77)1831 (99)
11 MMichael Cameron (SA) 1807.50153 1778 (51)1844 (51)1804 (51)
12 MJohn Holgate (NSW) 1792.75202 1809 (64)1790 (55)1786 (83)
13 MNick Ivanovski (VIC) 1792.25150 1769 (70)1772 (35)1814 (45)
14 MTrevor Tao (SA) 1775.25172 1787 (58)1802 (57)1756 (57)
17 MRael Hayman (NSW) 1699.75111 1644 (21)1695 (24)1730 (66)
18 MAdam Kretschmer (SA) 1696.25191 1678 (41)1695 (65)1706 (85)
19 MTony Hunt (NSW) 1691.50179 1676 (47)1742 (64)1674 (68)
20 MCarmel Dodd (SA) 1679.50236 1729 (68)1659 (79)1665 (89)
1 QLDRon Baginski (QLD) 1662.00*76 1808 (25)1782 (51)1529 (0)
1 NSWRocky Sharma (NSW) 1655.25159 1727 (63)1648 (43)1623 (53)
1 TASStephen Mooney Purse(TAS) 1648.0060 1660 (25)1644 (28)1644 (7)
1 VICGeoff Wright (VIC) 1643.2574 1643 (20)1626 (40)1652 (14)
2 NSWGraeme Lock Lee (NSW) 1642.50125 1663 (40)1609 (38)1649 (47)
2 QLDKaren Richards (QLD) 1642.25285 1645 (119)1646 (75)1639 (91)
3 NSWVictor Tung (NSW) 1641.25133 1716 (51)1613 (31)1618 (51)
1 SATony Miller (SA) 1639.00153 1630 (54)1682 (47)1622 (52)
2 VICHeather Long (VIC) 1619.2589 1601 (6)1626 (52)1625 (31)
3 QLDJane Brown (QLD) 1615.2594 1619 (46)1596 (23)1623 (25)
2 TASDianne Brumby (TAS) 1608.2563 1591 (7)1622 (32)1610 (24)
3 VICGwen Lampre (VIC) 1605.25130 1619 (52)1616 (44)1593 (34)
Carol Johnsen (VIC4) 1577.00135 1582 (7)1606 (57)1560 (71)
1 ACTJohn Spaan (ACT) 1573.5067 1548 (23)1548 (27)1599 (17)
2 ACTNoel Barrett (ACT) 1569.50136 1573 (44)1557 (22)1574 (70)
3 ACTJohn Hamilton (ACT) 1560.5072 1577 (18)1581 (18)1542 (36)
2 SAJane Taylor (SA) 1559.75233 1515 (78)1598 (75)1563 (80)
Norma Fisher (VIC5) 1556.75138 1600 (57)1607 (47)1510 (34)
Trish Brighton (QLD4) 1542.00111 1491 (56)1503 (32)1587 (23)
3 SAAntonios Syrigos (SA) 1542.0072 1530 (16)1534 (11)1552 (45)
Oliver Jenner-O'Shea(SA4) 1532.00147 1498 (22)1492 (55)1569 (70)
Chris Scholten (VIC6) 1529.7597 1513 (31)1536 (30)1535 (36)
Paul Richards (QLD5) 1529.25260 1538 (117)1527 (79)1526 (64)
3 TASMartin Rose (TAS) 1520.00133 1454 (35)1518 (46)1554 (52)
Barry Jordan (SA5) 1515.75170 1547 (54)1468 (31)1524 (85)
Peter Shaw (NSW4) 1513.25168 1506 (41)1527 (52)1510 (75)
Sheryl Davidson (QLD6) 1505.25123 1492 (52)1553 (48)1488 (23)
Alan Burn (VIC7) 1501.75157 1483 (70)1480 (47)1522 (40)
Ivor Zetler (NSW5) 1500.25122 1465 (45)1500 (27)1518 (50)
Greg Pinchbeck (NSW6) 1491.75207 1530 (76)1455 (85)1491 (46)
Angie Pearse (VIC8) 1483.50173 1473 (51)1437 (70)1512 (52)
Liz Blanch (QLD7) 1478.7598 1496 (65)1511 (25)1454 (8)
Therese Nichols (NSW7) 1473.7571 1447 (13)1480 (32)1484 (26)
Martin Waterworth (QLD8) 1469.75169 1531 (60)1442 (48)1453 (61)
Jyoti Chandna (NSW8) 1467.75151 1514 (61)1441 (44)1458 (46)
John Barker (NSW9) 1462.25290 1512 (100)1507 (77)1415 (113)
Antony Kimber (SA6) 1443.50205 1375 (54)1485 (70)1457 (81)
Karrin Henderson (QLD9) 1442.50132 1453 (66)1415 (41)1451 (25)
Khen Meerding (TAS4) 1440.7563 1416 (28)1417 (14)1465 (21)
Barry Harridge (VIC9) 1430.0082 1363 (21)1415 (33)1471 (28)
Alex Boiko (ACT4) 1426.00107 1423 (44)1413 (27)1434 (36)
Michael Vnuk (SA7) 1381.5068 1415 (20)1441 (22)1335 (26)
Adam Kauschke (SA8) 1377.25107 1339 (29)1370 (45)1400 (33)
Tony Williams (ACT5) 1344.5065 1363 (19)1343 (9)1336 (37)
Tracey Kneebone (SA9) 1333.25127 1395 (54)1326 (24)1306 (49)
Ros Wilkinson (TAS5) 1332.0077 1314 (21)1302 (28)1356 (28)
Keri Heart (TAS6) 1329.00135 1294 (53)1392 (62)1315 (20)
Anne Schick (ACT6) 1273.5089 1386 (19)1226 (33)1241 (37)
Jan Hill (TAS7) 1268.50101 1307 (35)1267 (21)1250 (45)
Margaret Griggs (TAS8) 1264.7585 1234 (35)1269 (7)1278 (43)
John Hayes (TAS9) 1198.0094 1188 (21)1182 (28)1211 (45)
Ronnie Bennett (ACT7) 1185.5066 1099 (15)1205 (33)1219 (18)

Too few games
David Eldar (VIC) 10 games, (currently rated 2132)
Edward Okulicz (NSW) 46 games, (currently rated 2011)
Naween Fernando (VIC) 17 games, (currently rated 1960)
Cameron Farlow (QLD) 39 games, (currently rated 1897)
Peter Kougi (VIC) 17 games, (currently rated 1966)
Chris May (NSW) 28 games, (currently rated 1990)
Mythili Rudra (VIC) 43 games, (currently rated 1785)
Michael McKenna (ACT) 8 games, (currently rated 1865)
Simon Walton (SA) 20 games, (currently rated 1711)
Anand Bharadwaj (VIC) 10 games, (currently rated 1849)
Graham Bell (WA) 47 games, (currently rated 1672)
Leif Cooper (WA) 44 games, (currently rated 1498)
Dianne Ward (WA) 53 games, (currently rated 1507)
Jimmy Scarff (VIC) 6 games, (currently rated 1650)
Julie Belle (VIC) 40 games, (currently rated 1490)
Dianne Davis (VIC) 42 games, (currently rated 1487)
Natasha Podesser (VIC) 47 games, (currently rated 1501)
Mark Smith (NSW) 23 games, (currently rated 1517)
Ray Alford (VIC) 22 games, (currently rated 1502)
Kerry Constable (NSW) 32 games, (currently rated 1492)
Lois Binnie (VIC) 24 games, (currently rated 1570)
Quentin Abbott (QLD) 25 games, (currently rated 1577)
Garth van Vliet (NSW) 16 games, (currently rated 1514)
Sally Martin (WA) 24 games, (currently rated 1487)
Tim Reddan (ACT) 50 games, (currently rated 1349)
Carolyn Watt (WA) 56 games, (currently rated 1424)
Susan Ensor (WA) 21 games, (currently rated 1384)
Frank Csarics (VIC) 7 games, (currently rated 1427)
Susan MacGillivray (ACT) 42 games, (currently rated 1348)
Linda Leshetz (SA) 56 games, (currently rated 1350)
Mary McMahon (VIC) 52 games, (currently rated 1425)
Marie London (TAS) 38 games, (currently rated 1388)
Owen Randall (ACT) 40 games, (currently rated 1284)
Helen Metaxas (TAS) 21 games, (currently rated 1355)
Penny Wells (TAS) 28 games, (currently rated 1296)
Boon Aik Tan (WA) 14 games, (currently rated 1392)
Madeleine Emerson (ACT) 8 games, (currently rated 1353)
Sharon Bellette (TAS) 14 games, (currently rated 1324)
Nancy Sparling (SA) 5 games, (currently rated 1318)
Heather Rubock (TAS) 14 games, (currently rated 1238)
Frances Adams (TAS) 41 games, (currently rated 1196)
Peter Wilkins (TAS) 14 games, (currently rated 1195)

Wanderers
Caroline Scowcroft has played 124 games as a player from QLD and 16 games as a player from ACT.
At this stage, Caroline Scowcroft is regarded as representing QLD.