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 23.08.2017 plus 20 more who are almost in.

More details revealed as you move your mouse over the table.
Rank  
THE TEAM
Q Stat
23.08.2017
Games Peak (games)
May-Aug
Peak (games)
Sep-Dec
Peak (games)
Jan-Apr
1 David Eldar(VIC) 2132.000
2 Alastair Richards(QLD) 2055.000
3 Chris May(NSW) 2017.0016 2017 (16)
4 Andrew Fisher(VIC) 2015.0013 2015 (13)
5 Edward Okulicz(NSW) 2002.0034 2002 (34)
6 Diyath Visidagamage(VIC) 2000.000
7 Peter Kougi(VIC) 1966.000
8 Naween Fernando(VIC) 1960.000
9 Richard Jeremy(ACT) 1946.000
11 Daniel Piechnick(SA) 1912.0033 1912 (33)
12 Cameron Farlow(QLD) 1898.008 1898 (8)
ALMOST IN
13 Trevor Halsall(VIC) 1887.0037 1887 (37)
14 Michael McKenna(ACT) 1865.000
15 Julian McKail(VIC) 1863.000
16 Anand Bharadwaj(VIC) 1849.000
17 Esther Perrins(NSW) 1846.0018 1846 (18)
18 Rod Talbot(NSW) 1839.0086 1839 (86)
19 Joanne Craig(NSW) 1825.0062 1825 (62)
20 Ryan Sutton(NSW) 1820.0049 1820 (49)
21 Kristian Saether(QLD) 1811.000
22 Bob Jackman(NSW) 1782.0033 1782 (33)
24 Nick Ivanovski(VIC) 1765.0044 1765 (44)
25 Michael Cameron(SA) 1761.0026 1761 (26)
26 Michael Hornung(VIC) 1754.000
27 Wayne Jones(NSW) 1733.0025 1733 (25)
28 Ron Baginski(QLD) 1729.000
30 Mythili Rudra(VIC) 1718.0031 1718 (31)
31 Trevor Tao(SA) 1713.0036 1713 (36)
32 Simon Walton(SA) 1711.000

Recently processed:
23.07.2017 EMPIRE BAY Mini (2) (NSW)
23.07.2017 July Jaunt (QLD) New peak for Cameron Farlow
29.07.2017 July Pub Tourney (SA) New peak for Trevor Tao
30.07.2017 Bassendean (WA) New peak for Russell Honeybun, David Vanzyl
30.07.2017 Winter Masters (NSW) New peak for Edward Okulicz, Wayne Jones, Esther Perrins
06.08.2017 Country Champs (VIC)
12.08.2017 SA August (SA)
13.08.2017 Brunswick Valley (QLD)
19.08.2017 Ross Aug (TAS)
20.08.2017 Baulkham Hills (NSW) New peak for Chris May
20.08.2017 Vic agm (VIC) New peak for Nick Ivanovski