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 14.07.2018 plus 3 reserves from each state.

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Australian
Masters
State
Challenge
Contender Q Stat
14.07.2018
Games Peak (games)
May-Aug
Peak (games)
Sep-Dec
Peak (games)
Jan-Apr
1 MDavid Eldar (VIC) 2182.000
2 MEdward Okulicz (NSW) 2010.0015 2010 (15)
3 MTrevor Halsall (VIC) 1977.0018 1977 (18)
4 MChris May (NSW) 1969.0029 1969 (29)
5 MEsther Perrins (NSW) 1949.0018 1949 (18)
6 MNaween Fernando (VIC) 1932.0018 1932 (18)
7 MCameron Farlow (QLD) 1923.0016 1923 (16)
8 MDaniel Piechnick (SA) 1916.0020 1916 (20)
9 MAndrew Fisher (VIC) 1891.0018 1891 (18)
10 MPeter Kougi (VIC) 1870.000
11 MJakob Teitelbaum (ACT) 1824.000
12 MJoanne Craig (NSW) 1815.0057 1815 (57)
14 MAnand Bharadwaj (VIC) 1799.0018 1799 (18)
15 MJohn Holgate (NSW) 1793.0044 1793 (44)
17 MAdam Kretschmer (SA) 1776.0024 1776 (24)
18 MWayne Jones (NSW) 1762.0021 1762 (21)
19 MMythili Rudra (VIC) 1746.000
20 MRod Talbot (NSW) 1737.0054 1737 (54)
1 NSWTony Hunt (NSW) 1707.0040 1707 (40)
2 NSWBob Jackman (NSW) 1706.0017 1706 (17)
1 QLDAndrew Hamblin (QLD) 1705.0024 1705 (24)
1 SASimon Walton (SA) 1700.005 1700 (5)
3 NSWGraeme Lock Lee (NSW) 1695.0033 1695 (33)
Rocky Sharma (NSW4) 1695.007 1695 (7)
Victor Tung (NSW5) 1685.0014 1685 (14)
1 VICNick Ivanovski (VIC) 1664.0018 1664 (18)
2 QLDHelen Hynes (QLD) 1663.000
2 VICNatasha Podesser (VIC) 1660.0043 1660 (43)
2 SATrevor Tao (SA) 1648.0019 1648 (19)
Rael Hayman (NSW6) 1638.0029 1638 (29)
1 ACTJohn Spaan (ACT) 1624.0022 1624 (22)
3 SABarry Jordan (SA) 1619.000
3 QLDRon Baginski (QLD) 1608.008 1608 (8)
3 VICGeoff Wright (VIC) 1593.0039 1593 (39)
1 TASStephen Mooney Purse(TAS) 1590.0014 1590 (14)
Jane Taylor (SA4) 1569.0042 1569 (42)
2 ACTJohn Hamilton (ACT) 1568.0017 1568 (17)
2 TASDianne Brumby (TAS) 1557.0018 1557 (18)
Carmel Dodd (SA5) 1556.0018 1556 (18)
Alan Burn (VIC4) 1555.0031 1555 (31)
Roberta Tait (QLD4) 1550.008 1550 (8)
3 ACTNoel Barrett (ACT) 1545.0028 1545 (28)
Dianne Davis (VIC5) 1541.0025 1541 (25)
Julie Brice (QLD5) 1539.000
Heather Long (VIC6) 1533.0028 1533 (28)
Karen Richards (QLD6) 1532.0036 1532 (36)
Tony Miller (SA6) 1524.0015 1524 (15)
3 TASMartin Rose (TAS) 1447.0028 1447 (28)
Ros Wilkinson (TAS4) 1442.0027 1442 (27)
Alex Boiko (ACT4) 1441.000
Margaret Webb (TAS5) 1382.000
Madeleine Emerson (ACT5) 1363.000
Khen Meerding (TAS6) 1357.0014 1357 (14)
Tony Williams (ACT6) 1343.008 1343 (8)

Wanderers
Chris May has played 21 games as a player from NSW and 8 games as a player from VIC.
At this stage, Chris May is regarded as representing NSW.

Recently processed:
23.06.2018 ACT WINTER OPEN (ACT) New peak for John Spaan
24.06.2018 Bassendean (WA) New peak for Russell Honeybun, Ian Ting, Leif Cooper
24.06.2018 Kingston June (TAS) New peak for Stephen Mooney Purse, Martin Rose, Khen Meerding
24.06.2018 McKinnon House Fundraiser (VIC) New peak for Geoff Wright, Alan Burn
30.06.2018 June Pub Tourney (SA) New peak for Simon Walton, Trevor Tao
01.07.2018 July Open (QLD)
01.07.2018 Scroker 8 (NSW) New peak for Wayne Jones, Victor Tung, Rocky Sharma