Scrabble Australia
Australian Masters and State Team Challenge 2020
Contenders

Selective events 2019

The event

Twenty of the top players will play the Australian Masters as a round robin in September 2020.
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 01.07.2019 plus 3 reserves from each state.

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


Masters
or State

Contender
Q Stat
01.07.2019
Games Peak (games)
May-Aug
Peak (games)
Sep-Dec
Peak (games)
Jan-Apr
1 MDavid Eldar (VIC) 2110.000
2 MAndrew Fisher (VIC) 2037.000
3 MCameron Farlow (QLD) 1990.008 1990 (8)
4 MChris May (NSW) 1964.000
5 MNaween Fernando (VIC) 1962.0018 1962 (18)
6 MEdward Okulicz (VIC) 1947.0018 1947 (18)
7 MPeter Kougi (VIC) 1931.0018 1931 (18)
8 MTrevor Halsall (VIC) 1883.0018 1883 (18)
9 MDaniel Piechnick (SA) 1875.0016 1875 (16)
10 MMichael Cameron (SA) 1867.0017 1867 (17)
11 MJoanne Craig (NSW) 1865.0034 1865 (34)
12 MAdam Kretschmer (SA) 1844.0040 1844 (40)
13 MAnand Bharadwaj (VIC) 1839.0013 1839 (13)
14 MEsther Perrins (NSW) 1838.000
15 MJakob Teitelbaum (ACT) 1836.000
16 MBob Jackman (NSW) 1829.0025 1829 (25)
17 MMythili Rudra (VIC) 1788.0025 1788 (25)
19 MRyan Sutton (NSW) 1770.0015 1770 (15)
1 NSWVictor Tung (NSW) 1739.008 1739 (8)
2 NSWTony Hunt (NSW) 1713.0024 1713 (24)
3 NSWJohn Holgate (NSW) 1712.0016 1712 (16)
1 VICJimmy Scarff (VIC) 1699.007 1699 (7)
1 QLDAndrew Hamblin (QLD) 1693.000
2 VICNick Ivanovski (VIC) 1692.0018 1692 (18)
1 SACarmel Dodd (SA) 1688.0011 1688 (11)
Rocky Sharma (NSW4) 1688.0010 1688 (10)
2 SASimon Walton (SA) 1679.005 1679 (5)
Wayne Jones (NSW5) 1673.0015 1673 (15)
Rod Talbot (NSW6) 1670.0036 1670 (36)
3 VICNorma Fisher (VIC) 1668.0035 1668 (35)
2 QLDRon Baginski (QLD) 1668.008 1668 (8)
3 SATrevor Tao (SA) 1661.005 1661 (5)
1 TASStephen Mooney Purse(TAS) 1644.000
Barry Jordan (SA4) 1641.0035 1641 (35)
Natasha Podesser (VIC4) 1639.0013 1639 (13)
1 ACTJohn Spaan (ACT) 1624.0015 1624 (15)
2 ACTJohn Hamilton (ACT) 1623.0018 1623 (18)
Geoff Wright (VIC5) 1615.0031 1615 (31)
3 ACTNoel Barrett (ACT) 1608.0041 1608 (41)
Tony Miller (SA5) 1606.0012 1606 (12)
3 QLDKaren Richards (QLD) 1576.000
2 TASDianne Brumby (TAS) 1573.0036 1573 (36)
Jane Taylor (SA6) 1565.0022 1565 (22)
Gwen Lampre (VIC6) 1535.0025 1535 (25)
Trish Brighton (QLD4) 1491.0024 1491 (24)
Sheryl Davidson (QLD5) 1489.0032 1489 (32)
Julie Brice (QLD6) 1483.000
3 TASMartin Rose (TAS) 1479.0021 1479 (21)
Alex Boiko (ACT4) 1466.0015 1466 (15)
Ros Wilkinson (TAS4) 1432.0021 1432 (21)
Ronnie Bennett (ACT5) 1425.0018 1425 (18)
Jon Ford-King (TAS5) 1417.000
Khen Meerding (TAS6) 1416.0014 1416 (14)
Tony Williams (ACT6) 1355.0010 1355 (10)

Recently processed:
09.06.2019 Queens Birthday (VIC) New peak for Jimmy Scarff
09.06.2019 VIC CHAMPIONSHIP (VIC) New peak for Trevor Halsall, Naween Fernando, Joanne Craig, Barry Jordan, Peter Kougi, Edward Okulicz, Nick Ivanovski, Geoff Wright, Norma Fisher
15.06.2019 WORDS WINTER (NSW) New peak for Rod Talbot, Tony Hunt, John Holgate
22.06.2019 June Pub Tourney (SA) New peak for Daniel Piechnick, Jane Taylor, Simon Walton
23.06.2019 Bassendean (WA) New peak for Russell Honeybun, Tim Mason, Dianne Ward, Jegatheva Jegathesan
30.06.2019 McKinnon House Fundraiser (VIC)
30.06.2019 Winter Open (ACT) New peak for Ryan Sutton, John Spaan, John Hamilton