Scrabble Australia
Australian Masters and State Team Challenge 2018
Contenders

Selective events 2018

The event

The location for 2018 is the Gold Coast. Twenty of the top players will play the Australian Masters as a round robin in September 2018.
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.

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 19.04.2018 plus 3 reserves from each state.

More details revealed as you move your mouse over the table.


Australian
Masters
State
Challenge
Contender Q Stat
19.04.2018
Games Peak (games)
May-Aug
Peak (games)
Sep-Dec
Peak (games)
Jan-Apr
1 MDavid Eldar (VIC) 2100.75*49 1932 (0)2107 (10)2182? (39)
2 MEdward Okulicz (NSW) 2031.00179 2002 (34)2072 (61)2025 (84)
3 MChris May (NSW) 2016.00116 2017 (16)2057 (32)1995 (68)
4 MAndrew Fisher (VIC) 1996.00120 2015 (13)1999 (29)1985 (78)
5 MTrevor Halsall (VIC) 1946.0098 1887 (37)1913 (7)1992 (54)
6 MNaween Fernando (VIC) 1939.50*87 1760 (0)1960 (16)2019 (71)
7 MPeter Kougi (VIC) 1935.00*110 1766 (0)1964 (29)2005 (81)
8 MCameron Farlow (QLD) 1923.50140 1923 (24)1921 (41)1925 (75)
9 MDaniel Piechnick (SA) 1913.25174 1914 (38)1925 (66)1907 (70)
10 MEsther Perrins (NSW) 1895.25130 1846 (18)1859 (43)1938 (69)
12 MRichard Jeremy (ACT) 1840.00*5 1746 (0)1934 (5)
13 MJoanne Craig (NSW) 1826.75244 1825 (62)1872 (72)1805 (110)
14 MMichael Cameron (SA) 1810.5095 1761 (31)1860 (64)
15 MJakob Teitelbaum (ACT) 1808.75*60 1782 (0)1805 (16)1824 (44)
16 MBob Jackman (NSW) 1795.25223 1782 (33)1809 (81)1795 (109)
17 MAnand Bharadwaj (VIC) 1781.00*41 1649 (0)1843 (10)1816? (31)
18 MMythili Rudra (VIC) 1765.75111 1718 (31)1773 (10)1786 (70)
19 MRod Talbot (NSW) 1750.75283 1839 (86)1722 (89)1721 (108)
20 MDiyath Visidagamage (VIC) 1749.50*10 1800 (0)1699 (10)
1 NSWRyan Sutton (NSW) 1743.75199 1820 (49)1719 (63)1718 (87)
1 SAAdam Kretschmer (SA) 1742.50180 1698 (36)1772 (64)1750 (80)
1 VICNick Ivanovski (VIC) 1738.75116 1765 (44)1746 (24)1722 (48)
2 NSWWayne Jones (NSW) 1736.50153 1733 (25)1725 (51)1744 (77)
1 QLDRon Baginski (QLD) 1707.75*130 1529 (0)1778 (35)1762 (95)
2 SATrevor Tao (SA) 1703.50135 1719 (41)1775 (61)1660 (33)
3 NSWVictor Tung (NSW) 1702.00147 1676 (26)1708 (60)1712 (61)
Rael Hayman (NSW4) 1695.25180 1703 (40)1718 (78)1680 (62)
John Holgate (NSW5) 1692.00203 1639 (8)1651 (87)1739 (108)
Rocky Sharma (NSW6) 1690.0087 1682 (35)1670 (19)1704 (33)
2 QLDKaren Richards (QLD) 1666.25164 1614 (32)1681 (56)1685 (76)
3 SASimon Walton (SA) 1655.75*16 1511 (0)1704 (5)1704? (11)
3 QLDAndrew Hamblin (QLD) 1633.7572 1633 (16)1588 (32)1657 (24)
Ryan Anderson (QLD4) 1630.5018 1644 (14)1617 (4)
2 VICAlistair Kane (VIC) 1630.0016 1626 (6)1634 (10)
1 ACTJohn Spaan (ACT) 1623.25129 1612 (18)1625 (53)1628 (58)
Helen Hynes (QLD5) 1623.0052 1585 (14)1581 (9)1663? (29)
Carmel Dodd (SA4) 1612.75150 1579 (22)1626 (60)1623 (68)
1 TASDianne Brumby (TAS) 1612.0079 1680 (40)1590 (18)1589 (21)
3 VICHeather Long (VIC) 1610.25104 1616 (47)1645 (33)1590 (24)
2 TASStephen Mooney Purse(TAS) 1599.5044 1633 (14)1617 (26)1574? (4)
Natasha Podesser (VIC4) 1598.5072 1571 (20)1603 (16)1610 (36)
Jane Taylor (SA5) 1596.50212 1615 (82)1557 (54)1607 (76)
Jane Brown (QLD6) 1594.75123 1629 (32)1610 (59)1570 (32)
Geoff Wright (VIC5) 1591.75123 1605 (44)1580 (33)1591 (46)
Alan Burn (VIC6) 1589.25166 1532 (60)1589 (66)1618 (40)
2 ACTNoel Barrett (ACT) 1584.25217 1575 (68)1554 (77)1604 (72)
Barry Jordan (SA6) 1574.50*119 1625 (54)1425 (0)1624 (65)
3 TASMartin Rose (TAS) 1556.75115 1571 (21)1574 (39)1541 (55)
3 ACTJohn Hamilton (ACT) 1494.50128 1469 (25)1520 (103)
Alex Boiko (ACT4) 1441.75122 1463 (26)1422 (56)1441 (40)
Khen Meerding (TAS4) 1438.0070 1457 (21)1443 (14)1426 (35)
Ros Wilkinson (TAS5) 1386.0084 1291 (35)1353 (21)1450 (28)
Tony Williams (ACT5) 1382.50136 1377 (58)1421 (35)1366 (43)
Helen Metaxas (TAS6) 1361.7548 1385 (21)1348 (14)1357? (13)
Tim Reddan (ACT6) 1345.7567 1337 (15)1344 (26)1351 (26)

Missed a peak
David Eldar (VIC) (currently rated 2182) Peak 1 = 2132−200
Alastair Richards (QLD) (currently rated 2055) Peak 1 = 2055−200 Peak 2 = 2055−200 , more than one peak lost, Q = 1855
Naween Fernando (VIC) (currently rated 1950) Peak 1 = 1960−200
Richard Jeremy (ACT) (currently rated 1934) Peak 1 = 1946−200
Peter Kougi (VIC) (currently rated 1870) Peak 1 = 1966−200
Michael McKenna (ACT) (currently rated 1865) Peak 1 = 1865−200 Peak 2 = 1865−200 , more than one peak lost, Q = 1665 ,last played in 2016.
Julian McKail (VIC) (currently rated 1863) Peak 1 = 1863−200 Peak 2 = 1863−200 , more than one peak lost, Q = 1663 ,last played in 2015.
Jakob Teitelbaum (ACT) (currently rated 1824) Peak 1 = 1982−200
Kristian Saether (QLD) (currently rated 1811) Peak 1 = 1811−200 Peak 2 = 1811−200 , more than one peak lost, Q = 1611
Anand Bharadwaj (VIC) (currently rated 1806) Peak 1 = 1849−200
Michael Hornung (VIC) (currently rated 1754) Peak 1 = 1754−200 Peak 2 = 1754−200 , more than one peak lost, Q = 1554 ,last played in 2015.
Simon Walton (SA) (currently rated 1704) Peak 1 = 1711−200
Diyath Visidagamage (VIC) (currently rated 1699) Peak 1 = 2000−200
Jimmy Scarff (VIC) (currently rated 1671) Peak 2 = 1671−200 , off radar, Q =1571
Sue Kyatt (VIC) (currently rated 1643) Peak 2 = 1643−200 , off radar, Q =1543
Jason Stockdale (VIC) (currently rated 1628) Peak 1 = 1628−200 Peak 2 = 1628−200 , more than one peak lost, Q = 1428
Joan Rosenthal (NSW) (currently rated 1625) Peak 1 = 1625−200 Peak 2 = 1625−200 , more than one peak lost, Q = 1425 ,last played in 2015.
Ron Baginski (QLD) (currently rated 1621) Peak 1 = 1729−200
Barry Jordan (SA) (currently rated 1601) Peak 2 = 1625−200
Harry Malcolm (VIC) (currently rated 1593) Peak 1 = 1584−200 , off radar, Q =1488.5
Barry Argent (TAS) (currently rated 1579) Peak 1 = 1579−200 Peak 2 = 1579−200 , more than one peak lost, Q = 1379 ,last played in 2016.
Matte Dunn (VIC) (currently rated 1568) Peak 1 = 1568−200 Peak 2 = 1568−200 , more than one peak lost, Q = 1368 ,last played in 2015.
Michael Rubinstein (VIC) (currently rated 1558) Peak 1 = 1558−200 Peak 2 = 1558−200 , more than one peak lost, Q = 1358 ,last played in 2014.
Lois Binnie (VIC) (currently rated 1529) Peak 2 = 1529−200 , off radar, Q =1429
Mark Smith (NSW) (currently rated 1515) Peak 1 = 1517−200 , off radar, Q =1464.25
Garth van Vliet (NSW) (currently rated 1514) Peak 1 = 1514−200 Peak 2 = 1514−200 , more than one peak lost, Q = 1418.5
Leif Cooper (WA) (currently rated 1503) Peak 2 = 1482−200 , off radar, Q =1442.5
Mary McMahon (VIC) (currently rated 1454) Peak 1 = 1425−200 , off radar, Q =1398
Julie Gardiner (QLD) (currently rated 1430) Peak 1 = 1490−200 Peak 2 = 1490−200 , more than one peak lost, Q = 1360
Frank Csarics (VIC) (currently rated 1417) Peak 1 = 1427−200 , off radar, Q =1403.75

Wanderers
Keri Heart has played 114 games as a player from QLD and 28 games as a player from TAS.
At this stage, Keri Heart is regarded as representing QLD.

Recently processed:
25.03.2018 nats warmup (VIC) New peak for Natasha Podesser
29.03.2018 Nats Warmup (ACT)
31.03.2018 2018 Oz CHAMP (ACT) New peak for Daniel Piechnick, Jakob Teitelbaum, Esther Perrins, John Holgate, Ian Ting, Rocky Sharma, Helen Hynes, Barry Jordan, Jane Taylor, Noel Barrett, John Spaan, Alex Boiko, Heather Long
14.04.2018 Beecroft Marathon (NSW) New peak for Joanne Craig
14.04.2018 SA April (SA) New peak for Daniel Piechnick, Adam Kretschmer, Jane Taylor
14.04.2018 Saturday Session IV (VIC)
15.04.2018 Tangara (QLD) New peak for Andrew Hamblin