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 18.10.2018 plus 3 reserves from each state.

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Masters
or State

Contender
Q Stat
18.10.2018
Games Peak (games)
May-Aug
Peak (games)
Sep-Dec
Peak (games)
Jan-Apr
1 MChris May (NSW) 2028.0071 2008 (47)2048 (24)
2 MAndrew Fisher (VIC) 2015.5071 2001 (48)2030 (23)
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 MCameron Farlow (QLD) 1934.0057 1923 (32)1945 (25)
7 MNaween Fernando (VIC) 1930.5042 1934 (37)1927 (5)
8 MEsther Perrins (NSW) 1920.0060 1949 (18)1891 (42)
9 MPeter Kougi (VIC) 1911.0037 1884 (7)1938 (30)
10 MDaniel Piechnick (SA) 1859.5054 1916 (37)1803 (17)
11 MMichael Cameron (SA) 1857.5010 1864 (5)1851 (5)
12 MMichael McKenna (ACT) 1850.007 1850 (7)
13 MAnand Bharadwaj (VIC) 1847.0035 1830 (28)1864 (7)
15 MJakob Teitelbaum (ACT) 1819.5027 1818 (4)1821 (23)
16 MJoanne Craig (NSW) 1811.50107 1815 (57)1808 (50)
17 MBob Jackman (NSW) 1793.00105 1772 (43)1814 (62)
18 MAdam Kretschmer (SA) 1786.5076 1786 (47)1787 (29)
20 MJohn Holgate (NSW) 1770.50106 1793 (62)1748 (44)
1 NSWWayne Jones (NSW) 1747.0093 1762 (39)1732 (54)
2 NSWRod Talbot (NSW) 1732.00142 1737 (80)1727 (62)
3 NSWTony Hunt (NSW) 1715.50140 1707 (65)1724 (75)
1 QLDAndrew Hamblin (QLD) 1714.5082 1705 (56)1724 (26)
1 SASimon Walton (SA) 1710.0010 1710 (10)
2 QLDRon Baginski (QLD) 1706.0065 1683 (40)1729 (25)
Rocky Sharma (NSW4) 1695.0015 1695 (15)
Victor Tung (NSW5) 1686.5067 1688 (29)1685 (38)
Graeme Lock Lee (NSW6) 1678.5083 1714 (59)1643 (24)
3 QLDHelen Hynes (QLD) 1671.0021 1666 (7)1676 (14)
1 VICNick Ivanovski (VIC) 1665.5037 1679 (25)1652 (12)
2 VICNatasha Podesser (VIC) 1660.0060 1660 (60)
1 ACTJohn Spaan (ACT) 1625.5069 1639 (38)1612 (31)
2 ACTJohn Hamilton (ACT) 1621.5064 1568 (33)1675 (31)
2 SATrevor Tao (SA) 1619.5041 1650 (36)1589 (5)
1 TASDianne Brumby (TAS) 1613.0068 1600 (50)1626 (18)
2 TASStephen Mooney Purse(TAS) 1590.0014 1590 (14)
Karen Richards (QLD4) 1585.50111 1581 (54)1590 (57)
3 VICGeoff Wright (VIC) 1573.5076 1593 (58)1554 (18)
3 SACarmel Dodd (SA) 1570.0063 1561 (34)1579 (29)
Matte Dunn (VIC4) 1569.007 1569 (7)
Dianne Davis (VIC5) 1567.0045 1569 (38)1565 (7)
Jane Taylor (SA4) 1558.0094 1569 (65)1547 (29)
3 ACTNoel Barrett (ACT) 1558.0069 1545 (46)1571 (23)
Jane Brown (QLD5) 1557.5073 1546 (40)1569 (33)
Tony Miller (SA5) 1555.0038 1529 (27)1581 (11)
Quentin Abbott (QLD6) 1551.0016 1551 (16)
Mythili Rudra (VIC6) 1546.00*0 1546 (0)
Antonios Syrigos (SA6) 1520.0011 1520 (11)
Alex Boiko (ACT4) 1453.5036 1451 (11)1456 (25)
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) 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
Barry Jordan (SA) (currently rated 1619) Peak 1 = 1619−200 , off radar, Q =1419
Paul Richards (QLD) (currently rated 1526) Peak 1 = 1484−200 , off radar, Q =1405
Julie Brice (QLD) (currently rated 1525) Peak 1 = 1539−200 , off radar, Q =1434
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 18 games as a player from QLD.
At this stage, Rael Hayman is regarded as representing NSW.
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:
06.10.2018 October (SA) New peak for Carmel Dodd
06.10.2018 Saturday Sessions 7 (VIC) New peak for Peter Kougi, Andrew Fisher, Naween Fernando
07.10.2018 Rockingham (WA) New peak for Russell Honeybun, David Vanzyl, Chris Hall, Edie Mueller
10.10.2018 Midweek #2 (ACT) New peak for Noel Barrett, Tony Hunt
13.10.2018 Country Championship (VIC)
13.10.2018 Spring Marathon (NSW) New peak for Bob Jackman, Tony Hunt, Rod Talbot, Alex Boiko
14.10.2018 Mid-October Madness (QLD) New peak for Cameron Farlow, Jane Brown