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 10.01.2019 plus 3 reserves from each state.

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Masters
or State

Contender
Q Stat
10.01.2019
Games Peak (games)
May-Aug
Peak (games)
Sep-Dec
Peak (games)
Jan-Apr
1 MDavid Eldar (VIC) 2078.50*16 1982 (0)2175 (16)
2 MChris May (NSW) 2028.0071 2008 (47)2048 (24)
3 MAndrew Fisher (VIC) 2015.5076 2001 (48)2030 (28)
4 MNaween Fernando (VIC) 1967.0064 1934 (37)2000 (27)
5 MTrevor Halsall (VIC) 1956.0048 1977 (30)1935 (18)
6 MEdward Okulicz (NSW) 1955.25*42 2010 (33)1793 (0)2009? (9)
7 MCameron Farlow (QLD) 1934.0089 1923 (32)1945 (57)
8 MEsther Perrins (NSW) 1920.0060 1949 (18)1891 (42)
9 MPeter Kougi (VIC) 1918.5052 1884 (7)1953 (45)
10 MMichael Cameron (SA) 1865.2551 1864 (5)1873 (40)1862? (6)
11 MAnand Bharadwaj (VIC) 1850.5052 1830 (28)1871 (24)
13 MDaniel Piechnick (SA) 1827.0096 1916 (37)1812 (53)1790 (6)
14 MJakob Teitelbaum (ACT) 1819.5043 1818 (4)1821 (39)
15 MJoanne Craig (NSW) 1811.50107 1815 (57)1808 (50)
16 MBob Jackman (NSW) 1798.50136 1772 (43)1814 (84)1804 (9)
18 MMichael McKenna (ACT) 1750.00*7 1850 (7)1650 (0)
19 MWayne Jones (NSW) 1747.00101 1762 (39)1732 (62)
20 MAdam Kretschmer (SA) 1743.75116 1786 (47)1787 (63)1701 (6)
1 NSWJohn Holgate (NSW) 1724.25115 1793 (62)1748 (44)1678 (9)
1 QLDAndrew Hamblin (QLD) 1714.5089 1705 (56)1724 (33)
2 NSWRod Talbot (NSW) 1713.00184 1737 (80)1727 (95)1694 (9)
1 SASimon Walton (SA) 1712.0020 1710 (10)1714 (10)
2 QLDRon Baginski (QLD) 1711.5088 1683 (40)1740 (48)
3 NSWTony Hunt (NSW) 1692.75207 1707 (65)1724 (133)1670 (9)
Victor Tung (NSW4) 1686.5083 1688 (29)1696 (45)1681 (9)
Ryan Sutton (NSW5) 1671.0089 1672 (47)1670 (42)
3 QLDHelen Hynes (QLD) 1671.0028 1666 (7)1676 (21)
Graeme Lock Lee (NSW6) 1667.00118 1714 (59)1654 (50)1650 (9)
1 VICNick Ivanovski (VIC) 1665.5047 1679 (25)1652 (22)
2 SATrevor Tao (SA) 1656.7577 1650 (36)1663 (35)1657 (6)
2 VICMythili Rudra (VIC) 1643.00*15 1546 (0)1740 (15)
1 ACTJohn Spaan (ACT) 1625.5099 1639 (38)1612 (61)
2 ACTJohn Hamilton (ACT) 1621.5098 1568 (33)1675 (65)
Rael Hayman (QLD4) 1619.0061 1638 (29)1600 (32)
1 TASDianne Brumby (TAS) 1613.0068 1600 (50)1626 (18)
2 TASStephen Mooney Purse(TAS) 1612.0039 1590 (14)1634 (25)
Karen Richards (QLD5) 1585.50138 1581 (54)1590 (84)
3 VICGeoff Wright (VIC) 1584.50118 1593 (58)1576 (60)
3 SACarmel Dodd (SA) 1578.7594 1561 (34)1610 (54)1572 (6)
3 ACTNoel Barrett (ACT) 1577.00103 1545 (46)1595 (48)1584 (9)
Tony Miller (SA4) 1573.0058 1529 (27)1581 (25)1591? (6)
Dianne Davis (VIC4) 1567.0045 1569 (38)1565 (7)
Jane Taylor (SA5) 1566.25136 1569 (65)1604 (65)1546 (6)
Carol Johnsen (VIC5) 1558.0090 1530 (35)1586 (55)
Jane Brown (QLD6) 1557.5097 1546 (40)1569 (57)
Diyath Visidagamage (VIC6) 1557.50*7 1499 (0)1616 (7)
Oliver Jenner-O'Shea(SA6) 1543.0087 1501 (26)1585 (61)
Alex Boiko (ACT4) 1482.0061 1451 (11)1513 (50)
3 TASMartin Rose (TAS) 1439.5085 1448 (42)1431 (43)
Khen Meerding (TAS4) 1387.0039 1367 (21)1407 (18)
Ros Wilkinson (TAS5) 1370.5066 1442 (41)1299 (25)
Tim Reddan (ACT5) 1365.0032 1377 (24)1353 (8)
Margaret Webb (TAS6) 1348.0011 1311 (7)1385 (4)
Tony Williams (ACT6) 1346.5046 1343 (16)1350 (30)

Missed a peak
David Eldar (VIC) (currently rated 2175) Peak 1 = 2182−200
Edward Okulicz (NSW) (currently rated 2009) Peak 2 = 1993−200
Michael McKenna (ACT) (currently rated 1850) Peak 2 = 1850−200
Mythili Rudra (VIC) (currently rated 1716) Peak 1 = 1746−200
Rocky Sharma (NSW) (currently rated 1681) Peak 2 = 1681−200 , off radar, Q =1588
Diyath Visidagamage (VIC) (currently rated 1616) Peak 1 = 1699−200
Natasha Podesser (VIC) (currently rated 1613) Peak 2 = 1613−200 , off radar, Q =1536.5
Matte Dunn (VIC) (currently rated 1569) Peak 2 = 1569−200 , off radar, Q =1469
Barry Jordan (SA) (currently rated 1563) Peak 1 = 1619−200 , off radar, Q =1540.5
Madeleine Emerson (ACT) (currently rated 1363) Peak 1 = 1363−200 Peak 2 = 1363−200 , more than one peak lost
Helen Metaxas (TAS) (currently rated 1350) Peak 2 = 1350−200 , off radar, Q =1250

Wanderers
Rael Hayman has played 32 games as a player from QLD and 29 games as a player from NSW.
At this stage, Rael Hayman is regarded as representing QLD.
Chris May has played 45 games as a player from NSW and 26 games as a player from VIC.
At this stage, Chris May is regarded as representing NSW.

Recently processed:
15.12.2018 Dec Seaford Fundraiser (SA) New peak for Oliver Jenner-O'Shea
27.12.2018 Christmas Leftovers (SA) New peak for Carmel Dodd, Oliver Jenner-O'Shea
27.12.2018 Last Chance (QLD)
30.12.2018 DECATHON (VIC) New peak for David Eldar, Naween Fernando, Carol Johnsen
30.12.2018 Scroker 9 (NSW) New peak for Victor Tung
05.01.2019 JANBOREE (NSW) New peak for Edward Okulicz, Bob Jackman, Rod Talbot, Tony Hunt, Graeme Lock Lee, John Holgate, Victor Tung, Noel Barrett
05.01.2019 January Pub Tourney (SA) New peak for Tony Miller, Daniel Piechnick, Michael Cameron, Trevor Tao, Adam Kretschmer, Jane Taylor, Carmel Dodd