Scrabble Australia
Australian Masters and State Team Challenge 2019
Contenders

Selective events 2019

The event

Twenty of the top players will play the Australian Masters as a round robin in September 2019.
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 13.09.2018 plus 3 reserves from each state.

More details revealed as you move your mouse over the table.


Masters
or State

Contender
Q Stat
13.09.2018
Games Peak (games)
May-Aug
Peak (games)
Sep-Dec
Peak (games)
Jan-Apr
1 MAndrew Fisher (VIC) 2013.5066 2001 (48)2026 (18)
2 MEdward Okulicz (NSW) 2010.0033 2010 (33)
3 MChris May (NSW) 2008.0047 2008 (47)
4 MDavid Eldar (VIC) 1982.00*0 1982 (0)
5 MTrevor Halsall (VIC) 1956.0048 1977 (30)1935 (18)
6 MNaween Fernando (VIC) 1934.0037 1934 (37)
7 MCameron Farlow (QLD) 1925.5050 1923 (32)1928 (18)
8 MEsther Perrins (NSW) 1920.0036 1949 (18)1891 (18)
9 MDaniel Piechnick (SA) 1916.0037 1916 (37)
10 MPeter Kougi (VIC) 1905.0025 1884 (7)1926 (18)
11 MMichael Cameron (SA) 1864.005 1864 (5)
12 MMichael McKenna (ACT) 1850.007 1850 (7)
13 MAnand Bharadwaj (VIC) 1830.0028 1830 (28)
15 MJakob Teitelbaum (ACT) 1819.5022 1818 (4)1821 (18)
16 MJoanne Craig (NSW) 1811.5083 1815 (57)1808 (26)
17 MAdam Kretschmer (SA) 1786.5065 1786 (47)1787 (18)
18 MBob Jackman (NSW) 1785.0069 1772 (43)1798 (26)
20 MJohn Holgate (NSW) 1770.5070 1793 (62)1748 (8)
1 NSWWayne Jones (NSW) 1747.0057 1762 (39)1732 (18)
2 NSWGraeme Lock Lee (NSW) 1714.0059 1714 (59)
1 SASimon Walton (SA) 1710.0010 1710 (10)
1 QLDRon Baginski (QLD) 1706.0058 1683 (40)1729 (18)
3 NSWRod Talbot (NSW) 1700.00106 1737 (80)1663 (26)
Rocky Sharma (NSW4) 1695.0015 1695 (15)
2 QLDAndrew Hamblin (QLD) 1694.5074 1705 (56)1684 (18)
Victor Tung (NSW5) 1686.5055 1688 (29)1685 (26)
1 VICNick Ivanovski (VIC) 1679.0025 1679 (25)
Tony Hunt (NSW6) 1669.5091 1707 (65)1632 (26)
3 QLDHelen Hynes (QLD) 1666.007 1666 (7)
2 VICNatasha Podesser (VIC) 1660.0060 1660 (60)
2 SATrevor Tao (SA) 1650.0036 1650 (36)
1 ACTJohn Hamilton (ACT) 1621.5051 1568 (33)1675 (18)
1 TASDianne Brumby (TAS) 1613.0068 1600 (50)1626 (18)
2 ACTJohn Spaan (ACT) 1608.5056 1639 (38)1578 (18)
3 VICGeoff Wright (VIC) 1593.0058 1593 (58)
2 TASStephen Mooney Purse(TAS) 1590.0014 1590 (14)
Karen Richards (QLD4) 1585.5080 1581 (54)1590 (26)
Dianne Davis (VIC4) 1569.0038 1569 (38)
Matte Dunn (VIC5) 1569.007 1569 (7)
Alan Burn (VIC6) 1557.0045 1557 (45)
Quentin Abbott (QLD5) 1551.0016 1551 (16)
Roberta Tait (QLD6) 1550.0040 1550 (40)
3 SACarmel Dodd (SA) 1547.5052 1561 (34)1534 (18)
3 ACTNoel Barrett (ACT) 1538.0064 1545 (46)1531 (18)
Jane Taylor (SA4) 1536.5083 1569 (65)1504 (18)
Tony Miller (SA5) 1529.0027 1529 (27)
Antonios Syrigos (SA6) 1520.0011 1520 (11)
Alex Boiko (ACT4) 1451.0011 1451 (11)
3 TASRos Wilkinson (TAS) 1442.0041 1442 (41)
Martin Rose (TAS4) 1427.5060 1448 (42)1407 (18)
Tim Reddan (ACT5) 1377.0024 1377 (24)
Khen Meerding (TAS5) 1367.0021 1367 (21)
Helen Metaxas (TAS6) 1350.0019 1350 (19)
Tony Williams (ACT6) 1343.0016 1343 (16)

Missed a peak
David Eldar (VIC) (currently rated 2182) Peak 1 = 2182−200
Mythili Rudra (VIC) (currently rated 1746) Peak 1 = 1746−200 , off radar, Q =1546
Barry Jordan (SA) (currently rated 1619) Peak 1 = 1619−200 , off radar, Q =1419

Wanderers
Rael Hayman has played 29 games as a player from NSW and 18 games as a player from QLD.
At this stage, Rael Hayman is regarded as representing NSW.

Recently processed:
19.08.2018 End of Winter Mini (ACT)
19.08.2018 The Hills (NSW) New peak for Andrew Fisher, Bob Jackman, Victor Tung
19.08.2018 VIC AGM (VIC) New peak for Naween Fernando, Nick Ivanovski, Dianne Davis, Alan Burn
25.08.2018 August Pub Tourney (SA) New peak for Andrew Fisher, Michael Cameron, Simon Walton
26.08.2018 Queensland Championships (QLD) New peak for Ron Baginski, Dianne Brumby, Carmel Dodd, Quentin Abbott
01.09.2018 Teams Challenge (NSW) New peak for Bob Jackman, John Holgate, Joanne Craig, Victor Tung, Karen Richards, Tony Hunt, Rod Talbot
09.09.2018 Australian Masters and State Team Challenge (QLD) New peak for Andrew Fisher, Peter Kougi, Cameron Farlow, Joanne Craig, Trevor Halsall, Russell Honeybun, Jakob Teitelbaum, Adam Kretschmer, Ron Baginski, Esther Perrins, Rod Talbot, Wayne Jones, Tony Hunt, Andrew Hamblin, John Hamilton, Dianne Brumby, Noel Barrett, John Spaan, Chris Hall, Carmel Dodd, Ian Ting, Jane Taylor, Martin Rose