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 11.02.2017 plus 6 reserves from each state.

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Australian
Masters
State
Challenge
Contender Q Stat
11.02.2017
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) 2061.2577 2031 (31)1990 (19)2112 (27)
3 MDavid Eldar (VIC) 2022.50*10 1913 (0)2132 (10)
4 MNaween Fernando (VIC) 1925.25*17 1805 (0)1976 (10)1960? (7)
5 MEdward Okulicz (NSW) 1924.00*29 1717 (0)1959 (20)2010? (9)
6 MDaniel Piechnick (SA) 1915.00117 1926 (64)1914 (41)1910 (12)
7 MCameron Farlow (QLD) 1902.5031 1899 (15)1906 (16)
8 MEsther Perrins (NSW) 1891.50130 1928 (67)1910 (43)1864 (20)
9 MPeter Kougi (VIC) 1885.25*17 1695 (0)1914 (10)1966? (7)
10 MTrevor Halsall (VIC) 1863.7553 1928 (14)1911 (19)1808? (20)
11 MRyan Sutton (NSW) 1828.75141 1802 (41)1829 (64)1842 (36)
12 MBob Jackman (NSW) 1819.25176 1805 (86)1796 (50)1838 (40)
14 MJoanne Craig (NSW) 1816.75109 1793 (47)1888 (31)1793 (31)
15 MMichael Cameron (SA) 1806.50114 1778 (51)1844 (51)1802 (12)
16 MRon Baginski (QLD) 1795.0076 1808 (25)1782 (51)
17 MRod Talbot (NSW) 1787.25175 1756 (69)1845 (77)1774 (29)
18 MJohn Holgate (NSW) 1779.75148 1809 (64)1790 (55)1760 (29)
19 MNick Ivanovski (VIC) 1774.75112 1769 (70)1772 (35)1779 (7)
20 MMichael McKenna (ACT) 1765.00*8 1865 (8)1665 (0)
1 VICAnand Bharadwaj (VIC) 1748.00*10 1647 (0)1849 (10)
1 SATrevor Tao (SA) 1745.25127 1787 (58)1802 (57)1696 (12)
2 VICMythili Rudra (VIC) 1729.50*36 1569 (0)1805 (29)1772? (7)
1 NSWRael Hayman (NSW) 1699.7581 1644 (21)1695 (24)1730 (36)
2 SASimon Walton (SA) 1695.0011 1675 (6)1715 (5)
2 NSWTony Hunt (NSW) 1691.50147 1676 (47)1742 (64)1674 (36)
3 SACarmel Dodd (SA) 1679.50167 1729 (68)1659 (79)1665 (20)
Adam Kretschmer (SA4) 1677.25118 1678 (41)1695 (65)1668 (12)
1 TASStephen Mooney Purse(TAS) 1648.0060 1660 (25)1644 (28)1644 (7)
3 NSWRocky Sharma (NSW) 1643.75135 1727 (63)1648 (43)1600 (29)
1 QLDKaren Richards (QLD) 1642.25235 1645 (119)1646 (75)1639 (41)
Victor Tung (NSW4) 1641.25109 1716 (51)1613 (31)1618 (27)
Tony Miller (SA5) 1639.00113 1630 (54)1682 (47)1622 (12)
3 VICGeoff Wright (VIC) 1634.5060 1643 (20)1626 (40)
Heather Long (VIC4) 1613.5058 1601 (6)1626 (52)
Graeme Lock Lee (NSW5) 1609.0087 1663 (40)1609 (38)1582 (9)
2 TASDianne Brumby (TAS) 1606.5039 1591 (7)1622 (32)
Gwen Lampre (VIC5) 1601.25103 1619 (52)1616 (44)1585 (7)
2 QLDJane Brown (QLD) 1589.7577 1619 (46)1596 (23)1572 (8)
1 ACTJohn Hamilton (ACT) 1579.0036 1577 (18)1581 (18)
Carol Johnsen (VIC6) 1568.0091 1582 (7)1606 (57)1542 (27)
Jane Taylor (SA6) 1559.75165 1515 (78)1598 (75)1563 (12)
2 ACTNoel Barrett (ACT) 1552.5095 1573 (44)1557 (22)1540 (29)
Jimmy Scarff (VIC7) 1550.00*6 1650 (6)1450 (0)
3 ACTJohn Spaan (ACT) 1548.0050 1548 (23)1548 (27)
Norma Fisher (VIC8) 1544.25111 1600 (57)1607 (47)1485 (7)
Antonios Syrigos (SA7) 1532.0027 1530 (16)1534 (11)
Chris Scholten (VIC9) 1529.7568 1513 (31)1536 (30)1535 (7)
3 QLDPaul Richards (QLD) 1529.25227 1538 (117)1527 (79)1526 (31)
Sheryl Davidson (QLD4) 1522.50100 1492 (52)1553 (48)
3 TASMartin Rose (TAS) 1520.00102 1454 (35)1518 (46)1554 (21)
Garth van Vliet (NSW6) 1516.5016 1519 (7)1514 (9)
Peter Shaw (NSW7) 1513.25122 1506 (41)1527 (52)1510 (29)
Ivor Zetler (NSW8) 1500.25101 1465 (45)1500 (27)1518 (29)
Trish Brighton (QLD5) 1497.0088 1491 (56)1503 (32)
Liz Blanch (QLD6) 1478.7598 1496 (65)1511 (25)1454 (8)
Oliver Jenner-O'Shea(SA8) 1477.0089 1498 (22)1492 (55)1459 (12)
Martin Waterworth (QLD7) 1469.75137 1531 (60)1442 (48)1453 (29)
Trish Reynolds (QLD8) 1468.0067 1441 (24)1495 (43)
Jyoti Chandna (NSW9) 1467.75134 1514 (61)1441 (44)1458 (29)
Barry Jordan (SA9) 1464.2597 1547 (54)1468 (31)1421 (12)
Quentin Abbott (QLD9) 1455.00*25 1333 (0)1577 (25)
Khen Meerding (TAS4) 1436.7556 1416 (28)1417 (14)1457? (14)
Alex Boiko (ACT4) 1419.0080 1423 (44)1413 (27)1420 (9)
Tim Reddan (ACT5) 1402.0023 1412 (19)1392 (4)
Ros Wilkinson (TAS5) 1332.0070 1314 (21)1302 (28)1356 (21)
Susan MacGillivray (ACT6) 1328.5024 1365 (15)1292 (9)
Tony Williams (ACT7) 1323.0048 1363 (19)1343 (9)1293? (20)
Keri Heart (TAS6) 1306.50128 1294 (53)1392 (62)1270 (13)
Owen Randall (ACT8) 1301.0023 1322 (19)1280 (4)
Anne Schick (ACT9) 1273.5072 1386 (19)1226 (33)1241 (20)
Jan Hill (TAS7) 1268.5070 1307 (35)1267 (21)1250 (14)
Margaret Griggs (TAS8) 1264.7563 1234 (35)1269 (7)1278 (21)
Penny Wells (TAS9) 1256.00*21 1172 (0)1340 (21)

Missed a peak
David Eldar (VIC) (currently rated 2132) Peak 1 = 2113−200
Edward Okulicz (NSW) (currently rated 2010) Peak 1 = 1917−200
Chris May (NSW) (currently rated 1996) Peak 1 = 1942−200 Peak 2 = 1942−200 , more than one peak lost, Q = 1869
Peter Kougi (VIC) (currently rated 1966) Peak 1 = 1895−200
Naween Fernando (VIC) (currently rated 1960) Peak 1 = 2005−200
Michael McKenna (ACT) (currently rated 1865) Peak 2 = 1865−200
Anand Bharadwaj (VIC) (currently rated 1849) Peak 1 = 1847−200
Mythili Rudra (VIC) (currently rated 1772) Peak 1 = 1769−200
Graham Bell (WA) (currently rated 1693) Peak 1 = 1699−200
Jimmy Scarff (VIC) (currently rated 1650) Peak 2 = 1650−200
Quentin Abbott (QLD) (currently rated 1577) Peak 1 = 1533−200
Lois Binnie (VIC) (currently rated 1570) Peak 2 = 1570−200 , more than one peak lost, Q = 1470
Mark Smith (NSW) (currently rated 1517) Peak 2 = 1498−200 , more than one peak lost, Q = 1457.5
Ray Alford (VIC) (currently rated 1463) Peak 1 = 1442−200 , more than one peak lost, Q = 1352.5
Frank Csarics (VIC) (currently rated 1427) Peak 1 = 1480−200 Peak 2 = 1480−200 , more than one peak lost, Q = 1353.5
Penny Wells (TAS) (currently rated 1308) Peak 1 = 1372−200

Wanderers
Caroline Scowcroft has played 92 games as a player from QLD and 16 games as a player from ACT.
At this stage, Caroline Scowcroft is regarded as representing QLD.

Recently processed:
15.01.2017 bil rose aestival (VIC) New peak for Peter Kougi, Andrew Fisher, Naween Fernando, Nick Ivanovski, Gwen Lampre, Mythili Rudra, Carol Johnsen, Chris Scholten, Norma Fisher
28.01.2017 SA January (SA) New peak for Daniel Piechnick, Tony Miller, Oliver Jenner-O'Shea
29.01.2017 City of Sydney International Masters (NSW) New peak for Andrew Fisher, Alastair Richards, Russell Honeybun, John Holgate, Noel Barrett, Carmel Dodd, Esther Perrins, Joanne Craig, Bob Jackman, Victor Tung, Paul Richards, Ivor Zetler, Anne Schick, Trevor Halsall, Karen Richards, Carol Johnsen, Tony Williams
05.02.2017 FEB17OP1 (WA) New peak for Chris Hall, Graham Bell, Dianne Ward
05.02.2017 Kempsey Cup (NSW) New peak for Bob Jackman, Karen Richards, Martin Waterworth
05.02.2017 Ulverstone (TAS) New peak for Khen Meerding, Ros Wilkinson, Jan Hill, Keri Heart
09.02.2017 February Frolic (QLD) New peak for Martin Waterworth