Scrabble Australia
Australian Masters and State Team Challenge 2018
Contenders

Selective events 2018

The event

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 19.10.2017 plus 3 reserves from each state.

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Australian
Masters
State
Challenge
Contender Q Stat
19.10.2017
Games Peak (games)
May-Aug
Peak (games)
Sep-Dec
Peak (games)
Jan-Apr
1 MEdward Okulicz (NSW) 2037.0078 2002 (34)2072 (44)
2 MChris May (NSW) 2037.0024 2017 (16)2057 (8)
3 MAndrew Fisher (VIC) 2007.0032 2015 (13)1999 (19)
4 MDavid Eldar (VIC) 1932.00*0 1932 (0)
5 MCameron Farlow (QLD) 1921.0032 1923 (24)1919 (8)
6 MDaniel Piechnick (SA) 1919.5068 1914 (38)1925 (30)
7 MTrevor Halsall (VIC) 1900.0044 1887 (37)1913 (7)
9 MPeter Kougi (VIC) 1865.00*6 1766 (0)1964 (6)
10 MNaween Fernando (VIC) 1860.00*6 1760 (0)1960 (6)
11 MAlastair Richards (QLD) 1855.00*0 1855 (0)
12 MEsther Perrins (NSW) 1852.5061 1846 (18)1859 (43)
13 MJoanne Craig (NSW) 1848.50125 1825 (62)1872 (63)
14 MDiyath Visidagamage (VIC) 1800.00*0 1800 (0)
15 MRod Talbot (NSW) 1780.50149 1839 (86)1722 (63)
16 MBob Jackman (NSW) 1774.0096 1782 (33)1766 (63)
17 MRyan Sutton (NSW) 1769.5080 1820 (49)1719 (31)
18 MMichael Cameron (SA) 1765.0060 1761 (31)1769 (29)
19 MNick Ivanovski (VIC) 1755.0051 1765 (44)1745 (7)
20 MTrevor Tao (SA) 1747.0066 1719 (41)1775 (25)
1 ACTRichard Jeremy (ACT) 1746.00*0 1746 (0)
1 NSWWayne Jones (NSW) 1723.0037 1733 (25)1713 (12)
1 VICMythili Rudra (VIC) 1718.0031 1718 (31)
2 NSWRael Hayman (NSW) 1701.5084 1703 (40)1700 (44)
1 SAAdam Kretschmer (SA) 1701.5066 1698 (36)1705 (30)
3 NSWRocky Sharma (NSW) 1676.0054 1682 (35)1670 (19)
Victor Tung (NSW4) 1674.0070 1676 (26)1672 (44)
2 VICJimmy Scarff (VIC) 1671.0024 1671 (24)
2 ACTMichael McKenna (ACT) 1665.00*0 1665 (0)
3 VICJulian McKail (VIC) 1663.00*0 1663 (0)
Anand Bharadwaj (VIC4) 1649.00*0 1649 (0)
Tony Hunt (NSW5) 1647.50111 1660 (48)1635 (63)
1 QLDKaren Richards (QLD) 1647.5075 1614 (32)1681 (43)
John Holgate (NSW6) 1645.0071 1639 (8)1651 (63)
Sue Kyatt (VIC5) 1643.006 1643 (6)
1 TASDianne Brumby (TAS) 1635.0058 1680 (40)1590 (18)
2 QLDRyan Anderson (QLD) 1630.5018 1644 (14)1617 (4)
Alistair Kane (VIC6) 1626.006 1626 (6)
2 SABarry Jordan (SA) 1625.0054 1625 (54)
2 TASStephen Mooney Purse(TAS) 1625.0033 1633 (14)1617 (19)
3 QLDRon Baginski (QLD) 1620.00*18 1529 (0)1711 (18)
Jane Brown (QLD4) 1619.5066 1629 (32)1610 (34)
3 ACTJohn Spaan (ACT) 1612.5036 1612 (18)1613 (18)
Kristian Saether (QLD5) 1611.00*0 1611 (0)
3 SACarmel Dodd (SA) 1602.5052 1579 (22)1626 (30)
Jane Taylor (SA4) 1577.50106 1615 (82)1540 (24)
3 TASMartin Rose (TAS) 1572.5039 1571 (21)1574 (18)
Helen Hynes (QLD6) 1569.5018 1585 (14)1554 (4)
Tony Miller (SA5) 1566.5066 1587 (37)1546 (29)
Noel Barrett (ACT4) 1564.50110 1575 (68)1554 (42)
Oliver Jenner-O'Shea(SA6) 1554.0029 1568 (18)1540 (11)
John Hamilton (ACT5) 1494.5086 1469 (25)1520 (61)
Khen Meerding (TAS4) 1457.0021 1457 (21)
Alex Boiko (ACT6) 1438.0038 1463 (26)1413 (12)
Helen Metaxas (TAS5) 1385.0021 1385 (21)
Barry Argent (TAS6) 1379.00*0 1379 (0)

Missed a peak
David Eldar (VIC) (currently rated 2132) Peak 1 = 2132−200 ,last played in 2016.
Alastair Richards (QLD) (currently rated 2055) Peak 1 = 2055−200
Diyath Visidagamage (VIC) (currently rated 2000) Peak 1 = 2000−200
Peter Kougi (VIC) (currently rated 1964) Peak 1 = 1966−200
Naween Fernando (VIC) (currently rated 1960) Peak 1 = 1960−200
Richard Jeremy (ACT) (currently rated 1946) Peak 1 = 1946−200 ,last played in 2015.
Michael McKenna (ACT) (currently rated 1865) Peak 1 = 1865−200 ,last played in 2016.
Julian McKail (VIC) (currently rated 1863) Peak 1 = 1863−200 ,last played in 2015.
Anand Bharadwaj (VIC) (currently rated 1849) Peak 1 = 1849−200 ,last played in 2016.
Kristian Saether (QLD) (currently rated 1811) Peak 1 = 1811−200
Ron Baginski (QLD) (currently rated 1711) Peak 1 = 1729−200 ,last played in 2016.
Barry Argent (TAS) (currently rated 1579) Peak 1 = 1579−200 ,last played in 2016.

Wanderers
Keri Heart has played 58 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:
01.10.2017 Essendon (VIC) New peak for Trevor Halsall, Nick Ivanovski
02.10.2017 NSW CHAMPS (NSW) New peak for Joanne Craig, John Holgate, Victor Tung, Noel Barrett, Rael Hayman
08.10.2017 Rockingham (WA) New peak for Edie Mueller, Ian Ting, Chris Hall
14.10.2017 Bremer Waters 2 (QLD) New peak for Cameron Farlow, Jane Brown
14.10.2017 Geelong (VIC) New peak for Naween Fernando, Peter Kougi
14.10.2017 SA October (SA) New peak for Adam Kretschmer, Jane Taylor
14.10.2017 Spring Marathon (NSW) New peak for Edward Okulicz, Bob Jackman, Karen Richards, Rael Hayman, Wayne Jones, Victor Tung, Alex Boiko