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 17.03.2019 plus 3 reserves from each state.

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


Masters
or State

Contender
Q Stat
17.03.2019
Games Peak (games)
May-Aug
Peak (games)
Sep-Dec
Peak (games)
Jan-Apr
1 MDavid Eldar (VIC) 2126.25*53 1982 (0)2175 (16)2174? (37)
2 MAndrew Fisher (VIC) 2034.25113 2001 (48)2030 (28)2053 (37)
3 MChris May (NSW) 2013.5089 2008 (47)2048 (24)1999 (18)
4 MEdward Okulicz (NSW) 1955.25*67 2010 (33)1793 (0)2009 (34)
5 MNaween Fernando (VIC) 1954.5094 1934 (37)2000 (27)1942 (30)
6 MTrevor Halsall (VIC) 1952.5076 1977 (30)1935 (18)1949 (28)
7 MPeter Kougi (VIC) 1937.2585 1884 (7)1953 (45)1956 (33)
8 MCameron Farlow (QLD) 1935.00113 1923 (32)1945 (57)1936 (24)
9 MEsther Perrins (NSW) 1892.0087 1949 (18)1891 (42)1864 (27)
10 MMichael Cameron (SA) 1865.2590 1864 (5)1873 (40)1862 (45)
11 MDaniel Piechnick (SA) 1844.00127 1916 (37)1812 (53)1824 (37)
12 MJakob Teitelbaum (ACT) 1834.7566 1818 (4)1821 (39)1850 (23)
13 MAnand Bharadwaj (VIC) 1828.2569 1830 (28)1871 (24)1806 (17)
15 MJoanne Craig (NSW) 1823.25162 1815 (57)1808 (50)1835 (55)
16 MBob Jackman (NSW) 1798.50191 1772 (43)1814 (84)1804 (64)
17 MAdam Kretschmer (SA) 1783.75181 1786 (47)1787 (63)1781 (71)
18 MRod Talbot (NSW) 1751.50220 1737 (80)1727 (95)1771 (45)
19 MMichael McKenna (ACT) 1750.00*7 1850 (7)1650 (0)
1 NSWWayne Jones (NSW) 1739.00147 1762 (39)1732 (62)1731 (46)
2 NSWJohn Holgate (NSW) 1737.75159 1793 (62)1748 (44)1705 (53)
3 NSWRyan Sutton (NSW) 1727.50116 1672 (47)1670 (42)1784 (27)
1 QLDAndrew Hamblin (QLD) 1722.75112 1705 (56)1724 (33)1731 (23)
1 VICMythili Rudra (VIC) 1717.50*45 1546 (0)1740 (15)1792? (30)
2 QLDRon Baginski (QLD) 1716.7596 1683 (40)1740 (48)1722 (8)
Tony Hunt (NSW4) 1715.75236 1707 (65)1724 (133)1716 (38)
1 SASimon Walton (SA) 1712.0020 1710 (10)1714 (10)
Victor Tung (NSW5) 1706.50134 1688 (29)1696 (45)1721 (60)
2 VICNick Ivanovski (VIC) 1683.7561 1679 (25)1652 (22)1702 (14)
2 SATrevor Tao (SA) 1676.25101 1650 (36)1663 (35)1696 (30)
3 QLDHelen Hynes (QLD) 1671.0028 1666 (7)1676 (21)
Graeme Lock Lee (NSW6) 1667.00145 1714 (59)1654 (50)1650 (36)
3 SACarmel Dodd (SA) 1646.75136 1561 (34)1610 (54)1708 (48)
1 ACTJohn Hamilton (ACT) 1644.25114 1568 (33)1675 (65)1667 (16)
1 TASDianne Brumby (TAS) 1622.5082 1600 (50)1626 (18)1632 (14)
Rael Hayman (QLD4) 1619.0061 1638 (29)1600 (32)
2 TASStephen Mooney Purse(TAS) 1612.0039 1590 (14)1634 (25)
3 VICGeoff Wright (VIC) 1604.25164 1593 (58)1576 (60)1624 (46)
2 ACTNoel Barrett (ACT) 1597.50152 1545 (46)1595 (48)1625 (58)
Natasha Podesser (VIC4) 1590.25*67 1660 (60)1413 (0)1644 (7)
3 ACTJohn Spaan (ACT) 1589.75108 1639 (38)1612 (61)1554 (9)
Karen Richards (QLD5) 1587.25175 1581 (54)1590 (84)1589 (37)
Jane Taylor (SA4) 1586.75201 1569 (65)1604 (65)1587 (71)
Tony Miller (SA5) 1573.0093 1529 (27)1581 (25)1591 (41)
Dianne Davis (VIC5) 1564.0052 1569 (38)1565 (7)1561? (7)
Jane Brown (QLD6) 1559.75121 1546 (40)1569 (57)1562 (24)
Diyath Visidagamage (VIC6) 1557.50*7 1499 (0)1616 (7)
Barry Jordan (SA6) 1540.50*58 1419 (0)1617 (11)1563? (47)
Alex Boiko (ACT4) 1495.0075 1451 (11)1513 (50)1508 (14)
3 TASMartin Rose (TAS) 1441.75105 1448 (42)1431 (43)1444 (20)
Khen Meerding (TAS4) 1413.0061 1367 (21)1407 (18)1439 (22)
Tim Reddan (ACT5) 1370.5046 1377 (24)1353 (8)1376? (14)
Tony Williams (ACT6) 1354.2572 1343 (16)1350 (30)1362 (26)
Margaret Webb (TAS5) 1348.0011 1311 (7)1385 (4)
Margaret Griggs (TAS6) 1347.0083 1317 (28)1351 (28)1360 (27)

Missed a peak
David Eldar (VIC) (currently rated 2110) Peak 1 = 2182−200
Edward Okulicz (NSW) (currently rated 1991) Peak 2 = 1993−200
Michael McKenna (ACT) (currently rated 1850) Peak 2 = 1850−200
Mythili Rudra (VIC) (currently rated 1792) Peak 1 = 1746−200
Rocky Sharma (NSW) (currently rated 1681) Peak 2 = 1681−200 , off radar, Q =1588
Natasha Podesser (VIC) (currently rated 1644) Peak 2 = 1613−200
Diyath Visidagamage (VIC) (currently rated 1616) Peak 1 = 1699−200
Harry Malcolm (VIC) (currently rated 1584) Peak 1 = 1593−200 Peak 2 = 1593−200 , more than one peak lost
Matte Dunn (VIC) (currently rated 1569) Peak 2 = 1569−200 , off radar, Q =1469
Madeleine Emerson (ACT) (currently rated 1363) Peak 1 = 1363−200 Peak 2 = 1363−200 , more than one peak lost

Wanderers
Chris May has played 63 games as a player from NSW and 26 games as a player from VIC.
At this stage, Chris May is regarded as representing NSW.
Edward Okulicz has played 42 games as a player from NSW and 25 games as a player from VIC.
At this stage, Edward Okulicz is regarded as representing NSW.
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.

Recently processed:
23.02.2019 SA February (SA) New peak for Adam Kretschmer
24.02.2019 Empire Bay Mini Feb (NSW)
27.02.2019 Bethania Wed (QLD) New peak for Andrew Hamblin
02.03.2019 SATURDAY SESSIONS 3B (VIC) New peak for Trevor Halsall, Anand Bharadwaj
10.03.2019 Bellerive Autumn (TAS) New peak for Khen Meerding
10.03.2019 March Madness (QLD) New peak for Cameron Farlow, Ron Baginski
10.03.2019 SA Championship (SA) New peak for Carmel Dodd, Trevor Tao, Adam Kretschmer