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 21.03.2017 plus 6 reserves from each state.

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Australian
Masters
State
Challenge
Contender Q Stat
21.03.2017
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 MEdward Okulicz (NSW) 1926.50*46 1717 (0)1959 (20)2015? (26)
5 MNaween Fernando (VIC) 1925.25*17 1805 (0)1976 (10)1960? (7)
6 MDaniel Piechnick (SA) 1918.50146 1926 (64)1914 (41)1917 (41)
7 MCameron Farlow (QLD) 1899.7539 1899 (15)1906 (16)1897? (8)
8 MEsther Perrins (NSW) 1897.50154 1928 (67)1910 (43)1876 (44)
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 MBob Jackman (NSW) 1830.75193 1805 (86)1796 (50)1861 (57)
12 MRyan Sutton (NSW) 1828.75158 1802 (41)1829 (64)1842 (53)
14 MJoanne Craig (NSW) 1816.75126 1793 (47)1888 (31)1793 (48)
15 MMichael Cameron (SA) 1807.50143 1778 (51)1844 (51)1804 (41)
16 MRon Baginski (QLD) 1795.0076 1808 (25)1782 (51)
17 MRod Talbot (NSW) 1787.25200 1756 (69)1845 (77)1774 (54)
18 MJohn Holgate (NSW) 1782.75165 1809 (64)1790 (55)1766 (46)
19 MNick Ivanovski (VIC) 1777.75119 1769 (70)1772 (35)1785 (14)
20 MTrevor Tao (SA) 1775.25156 1787 (58)1802 (57)1756 (41)
1 ACTMichael McKenna (ACT) 1765.00*8 1865 (8)1665 (0)
1 VICAnand Bharadwaj (VIC) 1748.00*10 1647 (0)1849 (10)
2 VICMythili Rudra (VIC) 1729.50*36 1569 (0)1805 (29)1772? (7)
1 NSWRael Hayman (NSW) 1699.7598 1644 (21)1695 (24)1730 (53)
1 SASimon Walton (SA) 1695.0015 1675 (6)1715 (5)
2 NSWTony Hunt (NSW) 1691.50155 1676 (47)1742 (64)1674 (44)
2 SACarmel Dodd (SA) 1679.50196 1729 (68)1659 (79)1665 (49)
3 SAAdam Kretschmer (SA) 1677.25151 1678 (41)1695 (65)1668 (45)
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)
Graeme Lock Lee (NSW4) 1642.50104 1663 (40)1609 (38)1649 (26)
1 QLDKaren Richards (QLD) 1642.25261 1645 (119)1646 (75)1639 (67)
Victor Tung (NSW5) 1641.25109 1716 (51)1613 (31)1618 (27)
Tony Miller (SA4) 1639.00142 1630 (54)1682 (47)1622 (41)
3 VICGeoff Wright (VIC) 1634.5060 1643 (20)1626 (40)
Heather Long (VIC4) 1619.2565 1601 (6)1626 (52)1625 (7)
2 TASDianne Brumby (TAS) 1606.5039 1591 (7)1622 (32)
Gwen Lampre (VIC5) 1601.25116 1619 (52)1616 (44)1585 (20)
2 QLDJane Brown (QLD) 1596.7586 1619 (46)1596 (23)1586 (17)
Carol Johnsen (VIC6) 1577.00104 1582 (7)1606 (57)1560 (40)
2 ACTNoel Barrett (ACT) 1569.50112 1573 (44)1557 (22)1574 (46)
3 ACTJohn Hamilton (ACT) 1560.5040 1577 (18)1581 (18)1542? (4)
Jane Taylor (SA5) 1559.75198 1515 (78)1598 (75)1563 (45)
John Spaan (ACT4) 1559.0059 1548 (23)1548 (27)1570? (9)
Norma Fisher (VIC7) 1556.75124 1600 (57)1607 (47)1510 (20)
Jimmy Scarff (VIC8) 1550.00*6 1650 (6)1450 (0)
3 QLDTrish Brighton (QLD) 1542.0096 1491 (56)1503 (32)1587 (8)
Antonios Syrigos (SA6) 1541.5056 1530 (16)1534 (11)1551? (29)
Chris Scholten (VIC9) 1529.7583 1513 (31)1536 (30)1535 (22)
Paul Richards (QLD4) 1529.25236 1538 (117)1527 (79)1526 (40)
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) 1513.25147 1506 (41)1527 (52)1510 (54)
Oliver Jenner-O'Shea(SA7) 1501.50118 1498 (22)1492 (55)1508 (41)
Ivor Zetler (NSW8) 1500.25109 1465 (45)1500 (27)1518 (37)
Sheryl Davidson (QLD5) 1498.75108 1492 (52)1553 (48)1475 (8)
Barry Jordan (SA8) 1491.75130 1547 (54)1468 (31)1476 (45)
Greg Pinchbeck (NSW9) 1482.25194 1530 (76)1455 (85)1472 (33)
Liz Blanch (QLD6) 1478.7598 1496 (65)1511 (25)1454 (8)
Martin Waterworth (QLD7) 1469.75154 1531 (60)1442 (48)1453 (46)
Quentin Abbott (QLD8) 1455.00*25 1333 (0)1577 (25)
Antony Kimber (SA9) 1443.50165 1375 (54)1485 (70)1457 (41)
Karrin Henderson (QLD9) 1442.50124 1453 (66)1415 (41)1451 (17)
Khen Meerding (TAS4) 1436.7556 1416 (28)1417 (14)1457? (14)
Alex Boiko (ACT5) 1426.0099 1423 (44)1413 (27)1434 (28)
Tim Reddan (ACT6) 1387.5042 1412 (19)1392 (4)1373? (19)
Susan MacGillivray (ACT7) 1345.2534 1365 (15)1292 (9)1362? (10)
Tony Williams (ACT8) 1344.5065 1363 (19)1343 (9)1336 (37)
Ros Wilkinson (TAS5) 1332.0070 1314 (21)1302 (28)1356 (21)
Keri Heart (TAS6) 1306.50128 1294 (53)1392 (62)1270 (13)
Owen Randall (ACT9) 1288.5032 1322 (19)1280 (4)1276? (9)
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 2011) Peak 1 = 1917−200
Chris May (NSW) (currently rated 1990) 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 1662) 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 1502) Peak 1 = 1442−200 , more than one peak lost, Q = 1427.25
Kerry Constable (NSW) (currently rated 1492) Peak 2 = 1435−200 , more than one peak lost, Q = 1420.5
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 100 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:
04.03.2017 Match Play Qualifer (NSW) New peak for Greg Pinchbeck
05.03.2017 Langwarrin (VIC)
11.03.2017 Bomaderry (NSW) New peak for Graeme Lock Lee
11.03.2017 Bremer Waters (QLD) New peak for Jane Brown, Karrin Henderson
12.03.2017 SA Championship (SA) New peak for Esther Perrins, Trevor Tao, Barry Jordan, Antonios Syrigos
13.03.2017 Canberra Day Afternoon (ACT) New peak for Tim Reddan, John Hamilton, Susan MacGillivray
13.03.2017 Canberra Day Morning (ACT) New peak for Susan MacGillivray