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 15.02.2019 plus 3 reserves from each state.

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


Masters
or State

Contender
Q Stat
15.02.2019
Games Peak (games)
May-Aug
Peak (games)
Sep-Dec
Peak (games)
Jan-Apr
1 MDavid Eldar (VIC) 2126.25*46 1982 (0)2175 (16)2174? (30)
2 MAndrew Fisher (VIC) 2034.25106 2001 (48)2030 (28)2053 (30)
3 MChris May (NSW) 2013.5080 2008 (47)2048 (24)1999 (9)
4 MEdward Okulicz (NSW) 1955.25*60 2010 (33)1793 (0)2009 (27)
5 MNaween Fernando (VIC) 1954.5094 1934 (37)2000 (27)1942 (30)
6 MTrevor Halsall (VIC) 1952.0071 1977 (30)1935 (18)1948 (23)
7 MPeter Kougi (VIC) 1937.2578 1884 (7)1953 (45)1956 (26)
8 MCameron Farlow (QLD) 1926.00105 1923 (32)1945 (57)1918 (16)
9 MEsther Perrins (NSW) 1892.0078 1949 (18)1891 (42)1864 (18)
10 MMichael Cameron (SA) 1865.2568 1864 (5)1873 (40)1862 (23)
11 MDaniel Piechnick (SA) 1844.00105 1916 (37)1812 (53)1824 (15)
12 MJakob Teitelbaum (ACT) 1834.7566 1818 (4)1821 (39)1850 (23)
14 MAnand Bharadwaj (VIC) 1824.2557 1830 (28)1871 (24)1798? (5)
15 MJoanne Craig (NSW) 1799.75153 1815 (57)1808 (50)1788 (46)
16 MBob Jackman (NSW) 1798.50182 1772 (43)1814 (84)1804 (55)
17 MAdam Kretschmer (SA) 1771.25159 1786 (47)1787 (63)1756 (49)
18 MRod Talbot (NSW) 1751.50211 1737 (80)1727 (95)1771 (36)
19 MMichael McKenna (ACT) 1750.00*7 1850 (7)1650 (0)
1 NSWJohn Holgate (NSW) 1737.75150 1793 (62)1748 (44)1705 (44)
2 NSWRyan Sutton (NSW) 1727.50107 1672 (47)1670 (42)1784 (18)
1 QLDAndrew Hamblin (QLD) 1719.2597 1705 (56)1724 (33)1724 (8)
3 NSWWayne Jones (NSW) 1718.00138 1762 (39)1732 (62)1689 (37)
Tony Hunt (NSW4) 1715.75227 1707 (65)1724 (133)1716 (29)
1 VICMythili Rudra (VIC) 1715.00*38 1546 (0)1740 (15)1787? (23)
1 SASimon Walton (SA) 1712.0020 1710 (10)1714 (10)
2 QLDRon Baginski (QLD) 1711.5088 1683 (40)1740 (48)
Victor Tung (NSW5) 1706.50109 1688 (29)1696 (45)1721 (35)
3 QLDHelen Hynes (QLD) 1671.0028 1666 (7)1676 (21)
Graeme Lock Lee (NSW6) 1667.00145 1714 (59)1654 (50)1650 (36)
2 SATrevor Tao (SA) 1656.7585 1650 (36)1663 (35)1657 (14)
2 VICNick Ivanovski (VIC) 1652.7554 1679 (25)1652 (22)1640? (7)
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 SACarmel Dodd (SA) 1611.25120 1561 (34)1610 (54)1637 (32)
2 ACTNoel Barrett (ACT) 1597.50143 1545 (46)1595 (48)1625 (49)
3 VICGeoff Wright (VIC) 1592.25130 1593 (58)1576 (60)1600 (12)
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) 1586.75179 1569 (65)1604 (65)1587 (49)
Tony Miller (SA5) 1573.0071 1529 (27)1581 (25)1591 (19)
Dianne Davis (VIC5) 1564.0052 1569 (38)1565 (7)1561? (7)
Jane Brown (QLD6) 1559.75113 1546 (40)1569 (57)1562 (16)
Diyath Visidagamage (VIC6) 1557.50*7 1499 (0)1616 (7)
Barry Jordan (SA6) 1540.50*52 1419 (0)1617 (11)1563? (41)
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) 1404.0053 1367 (21)1407 (18)1421? (14)
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) 1347.0076 1317 (28)1351 (28)1360 (20)

Missed a peak
David Eldar (VIC) (currently rated 2145) Peak 1 = 2182−200
Edward Okulicz (NSW) (currently rated 2005) Peak 2 = 1993−200
Michael McKenna (ACT) (currently rated 1850) Peak 2 = 1850−200
Mythili Rudra (VIC) (currently rated 1787) 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
Harry Malcolm (VIC) (currently rated 1626) Peak 1 = 1593−200 Peak 2 = 1593−200 , more than one peak lost
Diyath Visidagamage (VIC) (currently rated 1616) Peak 1 = 1699−200
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
Helen Metaxas (TAS) (currently rated 1350) Peak 2 = 1350−200 , off radar, Q =1250

Wanderers
Edward Okulicz has played 42 games as a player from NSW and 18 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.
Chris May has played 54 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:
02.02.2019 Saturday Sessions 3A (VIC) New peak for Trevor Halsall, Mythili Rudra, Anand Bharadwaj, Geoff Wright
03.02.2019 Kempsey Challenge (NSW) New peak for Joanne Craig, Tony Hunt, Wayne Jones, John Hamilton
03.02.2019 Ulverstone (TAS) New peak for Dianne Brumby, Khen Meerding
07.02.2019 PERTH1 (WA) New peak for David Vanzyl
09.02.2019 February Pub Tourney (SA) New peak for Daniel Piechnick, Adam Kretschmer, Jane Taylor
09.02.2019 WORDS SUMMER RR (NSW) New peak for Rod Talbot, Chris May, John Spaan
10.02.2019 Logan Clovers (QLD) New peak for Andrew Hamblin