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 03.09.2019 plus 3 reserves from each state.

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


Masters
or State

Contender
Q Stat
03.09.2019
Games Peak (games)
May-Aug
Peak (games)
Sep-Dec
Peak (games)
Jan-Apr
1 MAndrew Fisher (VIC) 2040.0014 2040 (14)
2 MChris May (NSW) 2033.0018 2033 (18)
3 MNaween Fernando (VIC) 1997.0028 1997 (28)
4 MCameron Farlow (QLD) 1990.0032 1990 (32)
5 MEdward Okulicz (VIC) 1950.0030 1950 (30)
6 MPeter Kougi (VIC) 1931.0018 1931 (18)
7 MDavid Eldar (VIC) 1910.00*0 1910 (0)
8 MEsther Perrins (NSW) 1898.0024 1898 (24)
9 MAnand Bharadwaj (VIC) 1894.0030 1894 (30)
10 MTrevor Halsall (VIC) 1886.0037 1886 (37)
11 MBob Jackman (NSW) 1878.0082 1878 (82)
12 MDaniel Piechnick (SA) 1875.0027 1875 (27)
13 MMichael Cameron (SA) 1867.0042 1867 (42)
14 MJoanne Craig (NSW) 1865.0083 1865 (83)
15 MAdam Kretschmer (SA) 1844.0065 1844 (65)
16 MRod Talbot (NSW) 1807.0093 1807 (93)
18 MMythili Rudra (VIC) 1788.0032 1788 (32)
19 MRyan Sutton (NSW) 1770.0048 1770 (48)
1 NSWVictor Tung (NSW) 1739.0033 1739 (33)
2 NSWTony Hunt (NSW) 1728.0060 1728 (60)
1 QLDAndrew Hamblin (QLD) 1719.0048 1719 (48)
3 NSWJohn Holgate (NSW) 1712.0065 1712 (65)
2 QLDDerek McKenzie (QLD) 1703.0016 1703 (16)
1 VICJimmy Scarff (VIC) 1699.007 1699 (7)
2 VICNick Ivanovski (VIC) 1692.0025 1692 (25)
1 SACarmel Dodd (SA) 1688.0060 1688 (60)
Rocky Sharma (NSW4) 1688.0025 1688 (25)
2 SASimon Walton (SA) 1679.005 1679 (5)
Wayne Jones (NSW5) 1673.0022 1673 (22)
3 VICNorma Fisher (VIC) 1668.0066 1668 (66)
3 SATrevor Tao (SA) 1668.0011 1668 (11)
3 QLDRon Baginski (QLD) 1668.008 1668 (8)
1 ACTJohn Hamilton (ACT) 1655.0036 1655 (36)
1 TASStephen Mooney Purse(TAS) 1653.0011 1653 (11)
Barry Jordan (SA4) 1641.0041 1641 (41)
Natasha Podesser (VIC4) 1639.0032 1639 (32)
2 ACTJakob Teitelbaum (ACT) 1636.00*0 1636 (0)
Helen Hynes (QLD4) 1635.002 1635 (2)
3 ACTNoel Barrett (ACT) 1633.0080 1633 (80)
Geoff Wright (VIC5) 1632.0063 1632 (63)
John Spaan (ACT4) 1632.0035 1632 (35)
Rael Hayman (QLD5) 1632.007 1632 (7)
Jane Taylor (SA5) 1627.0065 1627 (65)
Karen Richards (QLD6) 1625.0070 1625 (70)
Tony Miller (SA6) 1606.0018 1606 (18)
Graeme Lock Lee (NSW6) 1599.0072 1599 (72)
2 TASDianne Brumby (TAS) 1587.0076 1587 (76)
Gwen Lampre (VIC6) 1535.0056 1535 (56)
3 TASMartin Rose (TAS) 1479.0032 1479 (32)
Alex Boiko (ACT5) 1466.0065 1466 (65)
Ronnie Bennett (ACT6) 1437.0043 1437 (43)
Ros Wilkinson (TAS4) 1432.0021 1432 (21)
Jon Ford-King (TAS5) 1422.004 1422 (4)
Khen Meerding (TAS6) 1420.0018 1420 (18)

Missed a peak
David Eldar (VIC) (currently rated 2110) Peak 1 = 2110−200
Jakob Teitelbaum (ACT) (currently rated 1836) Peak 1 = 1836−200

Recently processed:
18.08.2019 HILLS Tournament (NSW) New peak for Rod Talbot
18.08.2019 RYMAN CLASSIC (VIC)
18.08.2019 SA August 4-4 (SA) New peak for Geoff Wright
18.08.2019 Youth Fundraiser #2 (ACT) New peak for Bob Jackman
25.08.2019 WESPA Seniors 2019 (QLD) New peak for Esther Perrins, Rod Talbot, Jane Taylor, Noel Barrett, Dianne Brumby, Karen Richards
31.08.2019 August Pub Tourney (SA) New peak for Jane Taylor
31.08.2019 sat sessions 4b (VIC) New peak for Naween Fernando, Anand Bharadwaj, Edward Okulicz