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 25.09.2017 plus 3 reserves from each state.

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Australian
Masters
State
Challenge
Contender Q Stat
25.09.2017
Games Peak (games)
May-Aug
Peak (games)
Sep-Dec
Peak (games)
Jan-Apr
1 MChris May (NSW) 2037.0024 2017 (16)2057 (8)
2 MEdward Okulicz (NSW) 2015.0042 2002 (34)2028 (8)
3 MAndrew Fisher (VIC) 2007.0032 2015 (13)1999 (19)
4 MDavid Eldar (VIC) 1932.00*0 1932 (0)
5 MCameron Farlow (QLD) 1923.0024 1923 (24)
6 MDaniel Piechnick (SA) 1919.5057 1914 (38)1925 (19)
7 MTrevor Halsall (VIC) 1887.0037 1887 (37)
9 MAlastair Richards (QLD) 1855.00*0 1855 (0)
10 MEsther Perrins (NSW) 1852.5037 1846 (18)1859 (19)
11 MJoanne Craig (NSW) 1832.0089 1825 (62)1839 (27)
12 MDiyath Visidagamage (VIC) 1800.00*0 1800 (0)
13 MRod Talbot (NSW) 1780.50113 1839 (86)1722 (27)
14 MRyan Sutton (NSW) 1769.5068 1820 (49)1719 (19)
15 MPeter Kougi (VIC) 1766.00*0 1766 (0)
16 MNick Ivanovski (VIC) 1765.0044 1765 (44)
17 MBob Jackman (NSW) 1764.5060 1782 (33)1747 (27)
18 MMichael Cameron (SA) 1761.0049 1761 (31)
19 MNaween Fernando (VIC) 1760.00*0 1760 (0)
20 MTrevor Tao (SA) 1747.0060 1719 (41)1775 (19)
1 ACTRichard Jeremy (ACT) 1746.00*0 1746 (0)
1 NSWWayne Jones (NSW) 1733.0025 1733 (25)
1 VICMythili Rudra (VIC) 1718.0031 1718 (31)
1 SAAdam Kretschmer (SA) 1686.5055 1698 (36)1675 (19)
2 NSWRael Hayman (NSW) 1684.0048 1703 (40)1665 (8)
3 NSWRocky Sharma (NSW) 1676.0054 1682 (35)1670 (19)
2 VICJimmy Scarff (VIC) 1671.0024 1671 (24)
Victor Tung (NSW4) 1668.5034 1676 (26)1661 (8)
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) 1647.5075 1660 (48)1635 (27)
Sue Kyatt (VIC5) 1643.006 1643 (6)
John Holgate (NSW6) 1640.0035 1639 (8)1641 (27)
1 TASDianne Brumby (TAS) 1635.0058 1680 (40)1590 (18)
1 QLDRyan Anderson (QLD) 1630.5018 1644 (14)1617 (4)
2 QLDKaren Richards (QLD) 1629.5063 1614 (32)1645 (31)
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)
3 ACTJohn Spaan (ACT) 1612.5036 1612 (18)1613 (18)
Kristian Saether (QLD4) 1611.00*0 1611 (0)
Jane Brown (QLD5) 1610.5058 1629 (32)1592 (26)
3 SACarmel Dodd (SA) 1600.0041 1579 (22)1621 (19)
3 TASMartin Rose (TAS) 1572.5039 1571 (21)1574 (18)
Helen Hynes (QLD6) 1569.5018 1585 (14)1554 (4)
Jane Taylor (SA4) 1568.50100 1615 (82)1522 (18)
Oliver Jenner-O'Shea(SA5) 1568.0018 1568 (18)
Tony Miller (SA6) 1563.0055 1587 (37)1539 (18)
Noel Barrett (ACT4) 1554.5086 1575 (68)1534 (18)
John Hamilton (ACT5) 1494.5051 1469 (25)1520 (26)
Alex Boiko (ACT6) 1463.0026 1463 (26)
Khen Meerding (TAS4) 1457.0021 1457 (21)
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 1966) 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 34 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:
10.09.2017 AMSC 2017 (SA) New peak for Andrew Fisher, Joanne Craig, Daniel Piechnick, Esther Perrins, Trevor Tao, Bob Jackman, Carmel Dodd, Russell Honeybun, Ryan Sutton, David Vanzyl, Rod Talbot, John Holgate, Rocky Sharma, Adam Kretschmer, Tony Hunt, Karen Richards, Stephen Mooney Purse, Tim Mason, Ron Baginski, Edie Mueller, John Spaan, John Hamilton, Martin Rose, Dianne Brumby, Tony Miller, Ian Ting, Noel Barrett, Jane Taylor, Jane Brown
10.09.2017 SUNDAY SIDE (SA)
17.09.2017 Peninsula (VIC)
17.09.2017 REVESBY (NSW) New peak for Chris May, Edward Okulicz, Joanne Craig, Bob Jackman, Victor Tung, John Hamilton, Rael Hayman
17.09.2017 Toowoomba Spring (QLD) New peak for Karen Richards, Jane Brown
17.09.2017 Youth Fundraiser Sept (WA) New peak for Russell Honeybun, Ian Ting, Graham Bell
19.09.2017 Townsville September (QLD) New peak for Karen Richards, Helen Hynes, Ryan Anderson