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 25.09.2017 plus 20 more who are almost in.

More details revealed as you move your mouse over the table.
Rank  
THE TEAM
Q Stat
25.09.2017
Games Peak (games)
May-Aug
Peak (games)
Sep-Dec
Peak (games)
Jan-Apr
1 Chris May(NSW) 2037.0024 2017 (16)2057 (8)
2 Edward Okulicz(NSW) 2015.0042 2002 (34)2028 (8)
3 Andrew Fisher(VIC) 2007.0032 2015 (13)1999 (19)
4 David Eldar(VIC) 1932.00*0 1932 (0)
5 Cameron Farlow(QLD) 1923.0024 1923 (24)
6 Daniel Piechnick(SA) 1919.5057 1914 (38)1925 (19)
7 Trevor Halsall(VIC) 1887.0037 1887 (37)
9 Alastair Richards(QLD) 1855.00*0 1855 (0)
10 Esther Perrins(NSW) 1852.5037 1846 (18)1859 (19)
11 Joanne Craig(NSW) 1832.0089 1825 (62)1839 (27)
12 Diyath Visidagamage(VIC) 1800.00*0 1800 (0)
ALMOST IN
13 Rod Talbot(NSW) 1780.50113 1839 (86)1722 (27)
14 Ryan Sutton(NSW) 1769.5068 1820 (49)1719 (19)
15 Peter Kougi(VIC) 1766.00*0 1766 (0)
16 Nick Ivanovski(VIC) 1765.0044 1765 (44)
17 Bob Jackman(NSW) 1764.5060 1782 (33)1747 (27)
18 Michael Cameron(SA) 1761.0049 1761 (31)0 (18)
19 Naween Fernando(VIC) 1760.00*0 1760 (0)
20 Trevor Tao(SA) 1747.0060 1719 (41)1775 (19)
21 Richard Jeremy(ACT) 1746.00*0 1746 (0)
23 Wayne Jones(NSW) 1733.0025 1733 (25)
24 Mythili Rudra(VIC) 1718.0031 1718 (31)
26 Adam Kretschmer(SA) 1686.5055 1698 (36)1675 (19)
27 Rael Hayman(NSW) 1684.0048 1703 (40)1665 (8)
28 Rocky Sharma(NSW) 1676.0054 1682 (35)1670 (19)
29 Jimmy Scarff(VIC) 1671.0024 1671 (24)
30 Victor Tung(NSW) 1668.5034 1676 (26)1661 (8)
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 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
Michael McKenna (ACT) (currently rated 1865) Peak 1 = 1865−200
Julian McKail (VIC) (currently rated 1863) Peak 1 = 1863−200

Recently processed:
26.08.2017 August Pub Tourney (SA) New peak for Daniel Piechnick, Trevor Tao
27.08.2017 COOGEE (WA) New peak for Tim Mason
27.08.2017 Qld Championships (QLD) New peak for Cameron Farlow
09.09.2017 SAT 4+4 (SA)
10.09.2017 AMSC 2017 (SA) New peak for Andrew Fisher, Joanne Craig, Daniel Piechnick, Esther Perrins, Trevor Tao, Bob Jackman, Russell Honeybun, Ryan Sutton, David Vanzyl, Rod Talbot, Rocky Sharma, Adam Kretschmer, Tim Mason
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, Rael Hayman
17.09.2017 Toowoomba Spring (QLD)
17.09.2017 Youth Fundraiser Sept (WA) New peak for Russell Honeybun
19.09.2017 Townsville September (QLD)