Scrabble Australia
Australian Masters and State Team Challenge 2018
Contenders

Selective events 2018

The event

The location for 2018 is the Southport RSL Club, Southport, Queensland. Twenty of the top players will play the Australian Masters as a round robin on September 8/9 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. Nineteen rounds of play over two days.

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 02.07.2018 plus 4 reserves from each state.


Selection has now finished. Martin Waterworth is contacting people to finalise acceptances. Players who declined are crossed out below. A tick indicates a reply of yes.
Furhter information has been sent to invitees on 8 July,
Updated by MW as at 9 July, based on replies from players. Note, reserves may still be required, and will be contacted if required.

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Australian
Masters
State
Challenge
Contender Q Stat
02.07.2018
Games Peak (games)
May-Aug
Peak (games)
Sep-Dec
Peak (games)
Jan-Apr
Edward Okulicz (NSW) 2031.00179 2002 (34)2072 (61)2025 (84)
1 M Chris May (NSW)✔ 2016.00116 2017 (16)2057 (32)1995 (68)
2 M Andrew Fisher (VIC)✔ 1996.00127 2015 (13)1999 (29)1985 (85)
3 M Trevor Halsall (VIC)✔ 1946.0098 1887 (37)1913 (7)1992 (54)
Naween Fernando (VIC) 1939.50*87 1760 (0)1960 (16)2019 (71)
4 M Peter Kougi (VIC)✔ 1935.00*110 1766 (0)1964 (29)2005 (81)
5 M Cameron Farlow (QLD)✔ 1923.50140 1923 (24)1921 (41)1925 (75)
Daniel Piechnick (SA) 1918.75179 1914 (38)1925 (66)1918 (75)
6 M 'Esther Perrins (NSW)✔ 1895.25130 1846 (18)1859 (43)1938 (69)
8 M Joanne Craig (NSW)✔ 1826.75244 1825 (62)1872 (72)1805 (110)
9 M Jakob Teitelbaum (ACT)✔ 1808.75*60 1782 (0)1805 (16)1824 (44)
10 M Bob Jackman (NSW)✔ 1795.25223 1782 (33)1809 (81)1795 (109)
Mythili Rudra (VIC) 1765.75111 1718 (31)1773 (10)1786 (70)
11 M Rod Talbot (NSW)✔ 1750.75283 1839 (86)1722 (89)1721 (108)
12 M Ryan Sutton (NSW)✔ 1743.75199 1820 (49)1719 (63)1718 (87)
13 M Adam Kretschmer (SA)✔ 1742.50185 1698 (36)1772 (64)1750 (85)
David Vanzyl (WA) 1741.25157 1768 (46)1723 (54)1737 (57)
Nick Ivanovski (VIC) 1738.75123 1765 (44)1746 (24)1722 (55)
14 M Wayne Jones (NSW)✔ 1736.50153 1733 (25)1725 (51)1744 (77)
Michael Cameron (SA) 1735.25*95 1761 (31)1860 (64)1660 (0)
15 M Ron Baginski (QLD)✔ 1707.75*130 1529 (0)1778 (35)1762 (95)
Trevor Tao (SA) 1703.50140 1719 (41)1775 (61)1660 (38)
16 M Victor Tung (NSW)✔ 1702.00147 1676 (26)1708 (60)1712 (61)
Tim Mason (WA) 1699.5077 1742 (32)1690 (26)1683 (19)
17 M Rael Hayman (NSW)✔ 1695.25180 1703 (40)1718 (78)1680 (62)
John Holgate (NSW) 1692.00203 1639 (8)1651 (87)1739 (108)
Rocky Sharma (NSW) 1690.0087 1682 (35)1670 (19)1704 (33)
18 M Karen Richards (QLD)✔ 1666.25164 1614 (32)1681 (56)1685 (76)
19 M Tony Hunt (NSW)✔ 1661.75242 1660 (48)1635 (88)1676 (106)
20 M Andrew Hamblin (QLD)✔ 1635.2579 1633 (16)1588 (32)1660 (31)
Graeme Lock Lee (NSW) 1633.25142 1609 (48)1600 (21)1662 (73)
1 ACT 'John Spaan (ACT)✔ 1623.25136 1612 (18)1625 (53)1628 (65)
1 SA Carmel Dodd (SA)✔ 1612.75150 1579 (22)1626 (60)1623 (68)
1 TAS Dianne Brumby (TAS)✔ 1612.0079 1680 (40)1590 (18)1589 (21)
Heather Long (VIC) 1610.25104 1616 (47)1645 (33)1590 (24)
Edie Mueller (WA) 1605.00127 1597 (46)1691 (53)1566 (28)
Natasha Podesser (VIC) 1601.0079 1571 (20)1603 (16)1615 (43)
2 SA Jane Taylor (SA)✔ 1596.50217 1615 (82)1557 (54)1607 (81)
1 QLD Jane Brown (QLD)✔ 1594.75123 1629 (32)1610 (59)1570 (32)
Geoff Wright (VIC) 1591.75130 1605 (44)1580 (33)1591 (53)
Alan Burn (VIC) 1589.25173 1532 (60)1589 (66)1618 (47)
2 ACT Noel Barrett (ACT)✔ 1584.25217 1575 (68)1554 (77)1604 (72)
Barry Jordan (SA) 1574.50*124 1625 (54)1425 (0)1624 (70)
1 VIC Norma Fisher (VIC)✔ 1566.00201 1550 (60)1600 (63)1557 (78)
2 VIC Carol Johnsen (VIC)✔ 1560.75129 1550 (23)1565 (46)1564 (60)
2 TAS Martin Rose (TAS)✔ 1556.75115 1571 (21)1574 (39)1541 (55)
2 QLD Roberta Tait (QLD)✔ 1549.75108 1502 (39)1599 (33)1549 (36)
Antonios Syrigos (SA) 1543.0068 1549 (28)1549 (34)1537 (6)
Tony Miller (SA) 1540.75150 1587 (37)1546 (65)1515 (48)
Dianne Davis (VIC) 1535.00127 1486 (31)1484 (23)1585 (73)
3 QLD Liz Blanch (QLD)✔ 1532.50141 1491 (68)1545 (33)1547 (40)
3 SA Oliver Jenner-O'Shea(SA4)✔ 1531.50131 1568 (18)1540 (38)1509 (75)
Julie Brice (QLD4)✔ 1512.2566 1481 (28)1490 (9)1539 (29)
1 NSW Jyoti Chandna (NSW)✔ 1509.25196 1481 (63)1396 (46)1580 (87)
2 NSW Ivor Zetler (NSW)✔ 1508.00137 1516 (33)1512 (54)1502 (50)
3 ACT John Hamilton (ACT)✔ 1507.75135 1469 (25)1520 (103)1521 (7)
Greg Pinchbeck (NSW) 1499.25267 1496 (49)1493 (102)1504 (116)
3 VIC Gwen Lampre (VIC)✔ 1496.75130 1578 (50)1493 (48)1458 (32)
3 NSW Therese Nichols (NSW4)✔ 1478.7586 1517 (14)1458 (25)1470 (47)
John Barker (NSW5) 1477.75291 1466 (79)1477 (78)1484 (134)
Anne Zion (WA) 1466.50127 1489 (46)1479 (53)1449 (28)
Caroline Scowcroft (QLD5) 1462.25159 1424 (24)1443 (38)1491 (97)
Trish Brighton (QLD6) 1460.50171 1510 (39)1506 (67)1413 (65)
Adam Kauschke (SA5)✔ 1460.0085 1379 (34)1499 (37)1481 (14)
Sheryl Davidson (QLD7) 1454.00124 1469 (31)1431 (43)1458 (50)
Antony Kimber (SA6) 1444.50196 1439 (47)1469 (73)1435 (76)
Julie Belle (VIC4) 1443.0061 1449 (13)1415 (10)1454 (38)
Alex Boiko (ACT)✔ 1441.75122 1463 (26)1422 (56)1441 (40)
Khen Meerding (TAS) 1438.0070 1457 (21)1443 (14)1426 (35)
Peter Shaw (NSW6) 1434.75168 1451 (52)1438 (62)1425 (54)
Tony Loui (NSW7) 1433.5093 1444 (24)1428 (12)1431 (57)
John Rider (VIC5) 1424.75178 1403 (44)1438 (44)1429 (90)
Angie Pearse (VIC6) 1424.25184 1507 (83)1386 (52)1402 (49)
Barry Harridge (VIC7) 1421.50127 1474 (36)1430 (46)1391 (45)
Tracey Kneebone (SA7) 1409.00112 1369 (35)1399 (51)1434 (26)
Ros Wilkinson (TAS) 1386.0084 1291 (35)1353 (21)1450 (28)
Tony Williams (ACT) 1382.50136 1377 (58)1421 (35)1366 (43)
Margaret Griggs (TAS) 1348.5062 1357 (21)1323 (20)1357 (21)
Tim Reddan (ACT4)✔ 1347.2574 1337 (15)1344 (26)1354 (33)
Jan Hill (TAS) 1323.00101 1314 (35)1322 (21)1328 (45)
Ronnie Bennett (ACT5) 1271.00124 1221 (25)1227 (40)1318 (59)
Anne Schick (ACT6) 1255.5072 1234 (15)1270 (25)1259 (32)
Owen Randall (ACT7) 1254.00116 1303 (25)1217 (26)1248 (65)
3 TAS John Hayes (TAS) 1214.00*70 1011 (0)1201 (14)1322 (56)
Frances Adams (TAS4) 1200.5092 1220 (42)1206 (15)1188 (35)
Lynne Jarvis (TAS5) 1157.2567 1187 (7)1160 (23)1141 (37)
Margaret Bishop (TAS6) 1105.00*69 1161 (21)937 (0)1161 (48)
Cindy Brunniche (TAS7) 1035.2563 1007 (35)1042 (21)1046 (7)

Too few games
Helen Hynes (QLD) 52 games, (currently rated 1663)
Jimmy Scarff (VIC) 24 games, (currently rated 1671)
Kerry Constable (NSW) 35 games, (currently rated 1483)
Sue Kyatt (VIC) 6 games, (currently rated 1643)
Ray Alford (VIC) 46 games, (currently rated 1486)
Mark Smith (NSW) 32 games, (currently rated 1515)
Quentin Abbott (QLD) 25 games, (currently rated 1547)
Leif Cooper (WA) 23 games, (currently rated 1503)
Harry Malcolm (VIC) 7 games, (currently rated 1593)
Garth van Vliet (NSW) 27 games, (currently rated 1514)
Rod Casey (VIC) 47 games, (currently rated 1432)
Mary McMahon (VIC) 13 games, (currently rated 1454)
Lois Binnie (VIC) 24 games, (currently rated 1529)
Jegatheva Jegathesan (WA) 47 games, (currently rated 1391)
Carolyn Watt (WA) 25 games, (currently rated 1472)
Helen Metaxas (TAS) 48 games, (currently rated 1357)
Julie Gardiner (QLD) 8 games, (currently rated 1430)
Robin Andersen (WA) 52 games, (currently rated 1281)
Jane McDonnell (VIC) 6 games, (currently rated 1454)
Madeleine Emerson (ACT) 24 games, (currently rated 1363)
William Shakespeare (NSW) 14 games, (currently rated 1396)
Marie London (TAS) 13 games, (currently rated 1310)
Penny Wells (TAS) 28 games, (currently rated 1217)
Rhonda Reynish (WA) 53 games, (currently rated 1230)
Pam Thomas (TAS) 59 games, (currently rated 1183)
Sharon Bellette (TAS) 7 games, (currently rated 1250)
Gillian Street (WA) 7 games, (currently rated 1328)
Betty Smith (TAS) 55 games, (currently rated 1131)
Heather Rubock (TAS) 13 games, (currently rated 1208)
Vicki Prins (TAS) 21 games, (currently rated 1100)
Marion Merickel (TAS) 48 games, (currently rated 1099)
Leonie Balsley (TAS) 59 games, (currently rated 1005)
Peter Wilkins (TAS) 28 games, (currently rated 1159)
Ivy Nicholls (TAS) 40 games, (currently rated 1060)
Sandy McConnell (TAS) 58 games, (currently rated 1067)
Etty Meerding (TAS) 7 games, (currently rated 1017)
David Lawrence (TAS) 14 games, (currently rated 985)

Missed a peak
Naween Fernando (VIC) (currently rated 1950) Peak 1 = 1960−200
Peter Kougi (VIC) (currently rated 1870) Peak 1 = 1966−200
Michael Cameron (SA) (currently rated 1860) Peak 3 = 1860−200
Jakob Teitelbaum (ACT) (currently rated 1824) Peak 1 = 1982−200
Jimmy Scarff (VIC) (currently rated 1671) Peak 2 = 1671−200 Peak 3 = 1671−200 , more than one peak lost, Q = 1521
Sue Kyatt (VIC) (currently rated 1643) Peak 2 = 1643−200 Peak 3 = 1643−200 , more than one peak lost, Q = 1493
Ron Baginski (QLD) (currently rated 1621) Peak 1 = 1729−200
Barry Jordan (SA) (currently rated 1619) Peak 2 = 1625−200
Harry Malcolm (VIC) (currently rated 1593) Peak 1 = 1584−200 Peak 3 = 1593−200 , more than one peak lost, Q = 1440.75
Quentin Abbott (QLD) (currently rated 1547) Peak 3 = 1547−200 , off radar, Q =1449
Lois Binnie (VIC) (currently rated 1529) Peak 2 = 1529−200 Peak 3 = 1529−200 , more than one peak lost, Q = 1379
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
Carolyn Watt (WA) (currently rated 1472) Peak 3 = 1472−200 , off radar, Q =1365.25
Mary McMahon (VIC) (currently rated 1454) Peak 1 = 1425−200 , off radar, Q =1398
Frank Csarics (VIC) (currently rated 1445) Peak 1 = 1427−200 , off radar, Q =1403.75
Julie Gardiner (QLD) (currently rated 1430) Peak 1 = 1490−200 Peak 2 = 1490−200 , more than one peak lost, Q = 1360
John Hayes (TAS) (currently rated 1251) Peak 1 = 1211−200
Margaret Bishop (TAS) (currently rated 1156) Peak 2 = 1137−200

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.