Scrabble Australia
The Trans Tasman 2018
Contenders

Selective events 2018

The event

Every two years, Australia and New Zealand compete in the Trans-Tasman event. In 2018, the competition will be held in New Zealand, and the format has reverted to the traditional one of 12 Aussies and 12 Kiwis.

Selection process

This is an invitational event where players are selected by the Council of Australian Scrabble Players Association.

Qualification criteria

The qualification criteria are:
  1. A player must be a financial member of ASPA for the entire qualifying period.
  2. A player must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident. Temporary visa holders are not eligible.
  3. The method of ranking candidates is by the three peak statistic (the Q statistic) described below.

The three peaks Q statistic

The primary criterion for ranking candidates is the Q statistic calculated like this:

  1. The qualification period is May 1 2017 to April 30 2018 inclusive.
  2. Subperiods are May to Aug 2017, Sep 2017 to Dec 2018 and Jan 2018 to Apr 2018.
  3. A multiday tournament which spans two periods will be treated for peak and game count as occurring on the first day.
  4. The qualifying statistic is Q = (P1 + P2 + 2 x P3)/4 , which is a weighted average of peak ratings in three subperiods.
  5. If you play no games rated by ASPA in a period, your peak in that period is equal to the rating before that period minus 200. This applies to one period only.
  6. You must have played at least 60 games rated by ASPA in the qualifying period before the last peak.

The secondary criterion is number of rated games within the qualification period. If two players have the same Q statistic, the one with the greater number of rated games in the qualification period is ranked higher.

The contenders

The table below shows the notional team as at 19.10.2017 plus 20 more who are almost in.

More details revealed as you move your mouse over the table.
Rank  
THE TEAM
Q Stat
19.10.2017
Games Peak (games)
May-Aug
Peak (games)
Sep-Dec
Peak (games)
Jan-Apr
1 Edward Okulicz(NSW) 2037.0078 2002 (34)2072 (44)
2 Chris May(NSW) 2037.0024 2017 (16)2057 (8)
3 Andrew Fisher(VIC) 2007.0032 2015 (13)1999 (19)
4 David Eldar(VIC) 1932.00*0 1932 (0)
5 Cameron Farlow(QLD) 1921.0032 1923 (24)1919 (8)
6 Daniel Piechnick(SA) 1919.5068 1914 (38)1925 (30)
7 Trevor Halsall(VIC) 1900.0044 1887 (37)1913 (7)
9 Peter Kougi(VIC) 1865.00*6 1766 (0)1964 (6)
10 Naween Fernando(VIC) 1860.00*6 1760 (0)1960 (6)
11 Alastair Richards(QLD) 1855.00*0 1855 (0)
12 Esther Perrins(NSW) 1852.5061 1846 (18)1859 (43)
ALMOST IN
13 Joanne Craig(NSW) 1848.50125 1825 (62)1872 (63)
14 Diyath Visidagamage(VIC) 1800.00*0 1800 (0)
15 Rod Talbot(NSW) 1780.50149 1839 (86)1722 (63)
16 Bob Jackman(NSW) 1774.0096 1782 (33)1766 (63)
17 Ryan Sutton(NSW) 1769.5080 1820 (49)1719 (31)
18 Michael Cameron(SA) 1765.0060 1761 (31)1769 (29)
19 Nick Ivanovski(VIC) 1755.0051 1765 (44)1745 (7)
20 Trevor Tao(SA) 1747.0066 1719 (41)1775 (25)
21 Richard Jeremy(ACT) 1746.00*0 1746 (0)
23 Wayne Jones(NSW) 1723.0037 1733 (25)1713 (12)
24 Mythili Rudra(VIC) 1718.0031 1718 (31)
26 Rael Hayman(NSW) 1701.5084 1703 (40)1700 (44)
27 Adam Kretschmer(SA) 1701.5066 1698 (36)1705 (30)
28 Rocky Sharma(NSW) 1676.0054 1682 (35)1670 (19)
29 Victor Tung(NSW) 1674.0070 1676 (26)1672 (44)
30 Jimmy Scarff(VIC) 1671.0024 1671 (24)
31 Michael McKenna(ACT) 1665.00*0 1665 (0)
32 Julian McKail(VIC) 1663.00*0 1663 (0)

Missed a peak:
David Eldar (VIC) (currently rated 2132) Peak 1 = 2132−200
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
Michael McKenna (ACT) (currently rated 1865) Peak 1 = 1865−200
Julian McKail (VIC) (currently rated 1863) Peak 1 = 1863−200

Recently processed:
17.09.2017 Toowoomba Spring (QLD)
17.09.2017 Youth Fundraiser Sept (WA) New peak for Russell Honeybun
19.09.2017 Townsville September (QLD)
01.10.2017 Battle of the Sexes (SA) New peak for Michael Cameron, Adam Kretschmer
01.10.2017 Essendon (VIC) New peak for Trevor Halsall, Nick Ivanovski
02.10.2017 NSW CHAMPS (NSW) New peak for Joanne Craig, Victor Tung, Rael Hayman
08.10.2017 Rockingham (WA)
14.10.2017 Bremer Waters 2 (QLD) New peak for Cameron Farlow
14.10.2017 Geelong (VIC) New peak for Naween Fernando, Peter Kougi
14.10.2017 SA October (SA) New peak for Adam Kretschmer
14.10.2017 Spring Marathon (NSW) New peak for Edward Okulicz, Bob Jackman, Rael Hayman, Wayne Jones, Victor Tung