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 29.11.2018 plus 3 reserves from each state.

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


Masters
or State

Contender
Q Stat
29.11.2018
Games Peak (games)
May-Aug
Peak (games)
Sep-Dec
Peak (games)
Jan-Apr
1 MChris May (VIC) 2028.0071 2008 (47)2048 (24)
2 MAndrew Fisher (VIC) 2015.5076 2001 (48)2030 (28)
3 MEdward Okulicz (NSW) 2010.0033 2010 (33)
4 MDavid Eldar (VIC) 1982.00*0 1982 (0)
5 MTrevor Halsall (VIC) 1956.0048 1977 (30)1935 (18)
6 MNaween Fernando (VIC) 1949.0054 1934 (37)1964 (17)
7 MCameron Farlow (QLD) 1934.0080 1923 (32)1945 (48)
8 MEsther Perrins (NSW) 1920.0060 1949 (18)1891 (42)
9 MPeter Kougi (VIC) 1918.5042 1884 (7)1953 (35)
10 MMichael Cameron (SA) 1868.5025 1864 (5)1873 (20)
11 MDaniel Piechnick (SA) 1864.0070 1916 (37)1812 (33)
12 MAnand Bharadwaj (VIC) 1850.5042 1830 (28)1871 (14)
13 MMichael McKenna (ACT) 1850.007 1850 (7)
15 MJakob Teitelbaum (ACT) 1819.5043 1818 (4)1821 (39)
16 MJoanne Craig (NSW) 1811.50107 1815 (57)1808 (50)
17 MBob Jackman (NSW) 1793.00119 1772 (43)1814 (76)
18 MAdam Kretschmer (SA) 1786.5096 1786 (47)1787 (49)
19 MJohn Holgate (NSW) 1770.50106 1793 (62)1748 (44)
1 NSWWayne Jones (NSW) 1747.0093 1762 (39)1732 (54)
2 NSWRod Talbot (NSW) 1732.00158 1737 (80)1727 (78)
3 NSWTony Hunt (NSW) 1715.50174 1707 (65)1724 (109)
1 QLDAndrew Hamblin (QLD) 1714.5089 1705 (56)1724 (33)
1 SASimon Walton (SA) 1712.0015 1710 (10)1714 (5)
2 QLDRon Baginski (QLD) 1711.5088 1683 (40)1740 (48)
Rocky Sharma (NSW4) 1695.0015 1695 (15)
Victor Tung (NSW5) 1686.5067 1688 (29)1685 (38)
Graeme Lock Lee (NSW6) 1684.00101 1714 (59)1654 (42)
3 QLDHelen Hynes (QLD) 1671.0028 1666 (7)1676 (21)
1 VICNick Ivanovski (VIC) 1665.5037 1679 (25)1652 (12)
2 VICNatasha Podesser (VIC) 1660.0060 1660 (60)
3 VICMythili Rudra (VIC) 1643.00*5 1546 (0)1740 (5)
2 SATrevor Tao (SA) 1642.0062 1650 (36)1634 (26)
1 ACTJohn Spaan (ACT) 1625.5085 1639 (38)1612 (47)
2 ACTJohn Hamilton (ACT) 1621.5080 1568 (33)1675 (47)
1 TASDianne Brumby (TAS) 1613.0068 1600 (50)1626 (18)
2 TASStephen Mooney Purse(TAS) 1590.0014 1590 (14)
3 SAJane Taylor (SA) 1586.50110 1569 (65)1604 (45)
Karen Richards (QLD4) 1585.50119 1581 (54)1590 (65)
Geoff Wright (VIC4) 1584.50103 1593 (58)1576 (45)
Carmel Dodd (SA4) 1581.5083 1561 (34)1602 (49)
3 ACTNoel Barrett (ACT) 1570.0085 1545 (46)1595 (39)
Matte Dunn (VIC5) 1569.007 1569 (7)
Dianne Davis (VIC6) 1567.0045 1569 (38)1565 (7)
Jane Brown (QLD5) 1557.5088 1546 (40)1569 (48)
Tony Miller (SA5) 1555.0038 1529 (27)1581 (11)
Quentin Abbott (QLD6) 1551.0016 1551 (16)
Antonios Syrigos (SA6) 1520.0011 1520 (11)
Alex Boiko (ACT4) 1480.0052 1451 (11)1509 (41)
3 TASRos Wilkinson (TAS) 1442.0041 1442 (41)
Martin Rose (TAS4) 1439.5067 1448 (42)1431 (25)
Khen Meerding (TAS5) 1367.0021 1367 (21)
Tim Reddan (ACT5) 1365.0032 1377 (24)1353 (8)
Helen Metaxas (TAS6) 1350.0019 1350 (19)
Tony Williams (ACT6) 1346.5046 1343 (16)1350 (30)

Missed a peak
David Eldar (VIC) (currently rated 2182) Peak 1 = 2182−200
Mythili Rudra (VIC) (currently rated 1740) Peak 1 = 1746−200
Barry Jordan (SA) (currently rated 1617) Peak 1 = 1619−200 , off radar, Q =1518
Diyath Visidagamage (VIC) (currently rated 1616) Peak 1 = 1699−200 , off radar, Q =1557.5
Julie Brice (QLD) (currently rated 1557) Peak 1 = 1539−200 , off radar, Q =1448
Paul Richards (QLD) (currently rated 1526) Peak 1 = 1484−200 , off radar, Q =1405
Mary McMahon (VIC) (currently rated 1457) Peak 1 = 1454−200 , off radar, Q =1355.5

Wanderers
Rael Hayman has played 29 games as a player from NSW and 25 games as a player from QLD.
At this stage, Rael Hayman is regarded as representing NSW.
Chris May has played 26 games as a player from VIC and 45 games as a player from NSW.
At this stage, Chris May is regarded as representing VIC.

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