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 Dunedin, 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.
  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 19.04.2018 plus 20 more who are almost in.

More details revealed as you move your mouse over the table.
Rank  
THE TEAM
Q Stat
19.04.2018
Games Peak (games)
May-Aug
Peak (games)
Sep-Dec
Peak (games)
Jan-Apr
1 David Eldar(VIC) 2100.75*49 1932 (0)2107 (10)2182 (39)
2 Edward Okulicz(NSW) 2031.00179 2002 (34)2072 (61)2025 (84)
3 Chris May(NSW) 2016.00116 2017 (16)2057 (32)1995 (68)
4 Andrew Fisher(VIC) 1996.00120 2015 (13)1999 (29)1985 (78)
5 Trevor Halsall(VIC) 1946.0098 1887 (37)1913 (7)1992 (54)
6 Naween Fernando(VIC) 1939.50*87 1760 (0)1960 (16)2019 (71)
7 Peter Kougi(VIC) 1935.00*110 1766 (0)1964 (29)2005 (81)
8 Cameron Farlow(QLD) 1923.50140 1923 (24)1921 (41)1925 (75)
9 Daniel Piechnick(SA) 1913.25174 1914 (38)1925 (66)1907 (70)
10 Esther Perrins(NSW) 1895.25130 1846 (18)1859 (43)1938 (69)
12 Alastair Richards(QLD) 1855.00*0 1855 (0)1855 (0)
ALMOST IN
13 Richard Jeremy(ACT) 1840.00*5 1746 (0)1934 (5)
14 Joanne Craig(NSW) 1826.75244 1825 (62)1872 (72)1805 (110)
15 Michael Cameron(SA) 1810.5095 1761 (31)1860 (64)
16 Jakob Teitelbaum(ACT) 1808.75*60 1782 (0)1805 (16)1824 (44)
17 Bob Jackman(NSW) 1795.25223 1782 (33)1809 (81)1795 (109)
18 Anand Bharadwaj(VIC) 1781.00*41 1649 (0)1843 (10)1816 (31)
19 Mythili Rudra(VIC) 1765.75111 1718 (31)1773 (10)1786 (70)
20 Rod Talbot(NSW) 1750.75283 1839 (86)1722 (89)1721 (108)
21 Diyath Visidagamage(VIC) 1749.50*10 1800 (0)1699 (10)
22 Ryan Sutton(NSW) 1743.75199 1820 (49)1719 (63)1718 (87)
23 Adam Kretschmer(SA) 1742.50180 1698 (36)1772 (64)1750 (80)
25 Nick Ivanovski(VIC) 1738.75116 1765 (44)1746 (24)1722 (48)
26 Wayne Jones(NSW) 1736.50153 1733 (25)1725 (51)1744 (77)
27 Ron Baginski(QLD) 1707.75*130 1529 (0)1778 (35)1762 (95)
28 Trevor Tao(SA) 1703.50135 1719 (41)1775 (61)1660 (33)
29 Victor Tung(NSW) 1702.00147 1676 (26)1708 (60)1712 (61)
31 Rael Hayman(NSW) 1695.25180 1703 (40)1718 (78)1680 (62)
32 John Holgate(NSW) 1692.00203 1639 (8)1651 (87)1739 (108)

Missed a peak:
David Eldar (VIC) (currently rated 2182) Peak 1 = 2132−200
Alastair Richards (QLD) (currently rated 2055) Peak 1 = 2055−200 Peak 2 = 2055−200
Naween Fernando (VIC) (currently rated 1950) Peak 1 = 1960−200
Richard Jeremy (ACT) (currently rated 1934) Peak 1 = 1946−200
Peter Kougi (VIC) (currently rated 1870) Peak 1 = 1966−200
Jakob Teitelbaum (ACT) (currently rated 1824) Peak 1 = 1982−200
Anand Bharadwaj (VIC) (currently rated 1806) Peak 1 = 1849−200
Diyath Visidagamage (VIC) (currently rated 1699) Peak 1 = 2000−200
Ron Baginski (QLD) (currently rated 1621) Peak 1 = 1729−200

Recently processed:
17.03.2018 Newtown Club (NSW) New peak for John Holgate
18.03.2018 Joy Deans Memorial (WA)
24.03.2018 March Pub Tourney (SA) New peak for Adam Kretschmer
25.03.2018 Nationals Warm-Up (QLD) New peak for Cameron Farlow
25.03.2018 nats warmup (VIC)
29.03.2018 Nats Warmup (ACT)
31.03.2018 2018 Oz CHAMP (ACT) New peak for Daniel Piechnick, Jakob Teitelbaum, Esther Perrins, John Holgate
14.04.2018 Beecroft Marathon (NSW) New peak for Joanne Craig
14.04.2018 SA April (SA) New peak for Daniel Piechnick, Adam Kretschmer
14.04.2018 Saturday Session IV (VIC)
15.04.2018 Tangara (QLD)