Scrabble Australia
Australian Masters and State Team Challenge 2020
Contenders

Selective events 2020

The event

Twenty of the top players will play the Australian Masters as a round robin in Sydney on September 12 - 13 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 10.01.2020 plus 3 reserves from each state.

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


Masters
or State

Contender
Q Stat
10.01.2020
Games Peak (games)
May-Aug
Peak (games)
Sep-Dec
Peak (games)
Jan-Apr
1 MChris May (NSW) 2046.0061 2033 (18)2059 (43)
2 MAndrew Fisher (VIC) 2023.0048 2040 (14)2006 (34)
3 MCameron Farlow (QLD) 2005.0083 1990 (32)2020 (51)
4 MNaween Fernando (VIC) 1996.0067 1997 (28)1995 (39)
5 MEdward Okulicz (VIC) 1995.25119 1950 (30)1995 (80)2018 (9)
6 MPeter Kougi (VIC) 1936.0076 1931 (18)1941 (58)
7 MEsther Perrins (NSW) 1903.7576 1898 (24)1929 (43)1894 (9)
8 MAnand Bharadwaj (VIC) 1900.0046 1894 (30)1888 (7)1909? (9)
9 MJoanne Craig (NSW) 1881.00164 1865 (83)1897 (81)
10 MMichael Cameron (SA) 1877.0094 1867 (42)1887 (52)
11 MDaniel Piechnick (SA) 1870.5063 1875 (27)1866 (36)
12 MTrevor Halsall (VIC) 1837.5056 1886 (37)1789 (19)
13 MAdam Kretschmer (SA) 1828.50130 1844 (65)1813 (65)
15 MMythili Rudra (VIC) 1781.50100 1788 (32)1775 (68)
16 MRyan Sutton (NSW) 1780.00112 1770 (48)1790 (64)
17 MVictor Tung (NSW) 1778.5072 1739 (33)1818 (39)
18 MJakob Teitelbaum (ACT) 1766.50*35 1636 (0)1897 (35)
1 NSWBob Jackman (NSW) 1745.50176 1878 (82)1802 (85)1651 (9)
2 NSWRod Talbot (NSW) 1744.25195 1807 (93)1808 (93)1681 (9)
3 NSWTony Hunt (NSW) 1730.25162 1728 (60)1741 (93)1726 (9)
1 SASimon Walton (SA) 1696.5024 1679 (5)1714 (19)
Wayne Jones (NSW4) 1693.0046 1673 (22)1713 (24)
1 QLDRon Baginski (QLD) 1693.0024 1668 (8)1718 (16)
2 SATrevor Tao (SA) 1686.5046 1668 (11)1705 (35)
2 QLDAndrew Hamblin (QLD) 1685.0063 1719 (48)1651 (15)
1 VICNick Ivanovski (VIC) 1670.5049 1692 (25)1649 (24)
3 SACarmel Dodd (SA) 1665.50149 1688 (60)1643 (89)
1 TASStephen Mooney Purse(TAS) 1663.0051 1653 (11)1673 (40)
John Holgate (NSW5) 1656.50106 1712 (65)1636 (32)1639 (9)
2 VICGeoff Wright (VIC) 1654.50106 1632 (63)1677 (43)
1 ACTJohn Spaan (ACT) 1650.0083 1632 (35)1668 (48)
2 ACTJohn Hamilton (ACT) 1646.7556 1655 (36)1644 (15)1644? (5)
3 QLDRael Hayman (QLD) 1644.0015 1632 (7)1656 (8)
Barry Jordan (SA4) 1643.5089 1641 (41)1646 (48)
Karen Richards (QLD4) 1641.50165 1625 (70)1658 (95)
3 VICNorma Fisher (VIC) 1620.00107 1668 (66)1572 (41)
Jane Taylor (SA5) 1609.50126 1627 (65)1592 (61)
Tony Miller (SA6) 1604.5024 1606 (18)1603 (6)
Derek McKenzie (QLD5) 1603.00*16 1703 (16)1503 (0)
3 ACTNoel Barrett (ACT) 1599.25157 1633 (80)1652 (68)1556 (9)
Jimmy Scarff (VIC4) 1599.00*7 1699 (7)1499 (0)
Natasha Podesser (VIC5) 1586.0074 1639 (32)1533 (42)
2 TASDianne Brumby (TAS) 1557.5094 1587 (76)1528 (18)
Rocky Sharma (NSW6) 1557.50*25 1688 (25)1427 (0)
Helen Hynes (QLD6) 1535.00*2 1635 (2)1435 (0)
Heather Long (VIC6) 1524.5051 1528 (31)1521 (20)
3 TASMartin Rose (TAS) 1491.5067 1479 (32)1504 (35)
Alex Boiko (ACT4) 1476.75113 1466 (65)1535 (43)1453 (5)
Jon Ford-King (TAS4) 1447.5021 1422 (4)1473 (17)
Khen Meerding (TAS5) 1426.5026 1420 (18)1433 (8)
Margaret Webb (TAS6) 1401.0012 1370 (4)1432 (8)
Ronnie Bennett (ACT5) 1361.5097 1437 (43)1321 (49)1344 (5)
Tony Williams (ACT6) 1348.5058 1355 (34)1342 (24)

Missed a peak
David Eldar (VIC) (currently rated 2101) Peak 1 = 2110−200 Peak 2 = 2110−200 , more than one peak lost
Jakob Teitelbaum (ACT) (currently rated 1897) Peak 1 = 1836−200
Derek McKenzie (QLD) (currently rated 1703) Peak 2 = 1703−200
Jimmy Scarff (VIC) (currently rated 1699) Peak 2 = 1699−200
Tim Mason (WA) (currently rated 1657) Peak 2 = 1657−200
Helen Hynes (QLD) (currently rated 1635) Peak 2 = 1635−200
Rocky Sharma (NSW) (currently rated 1627) Peak 2 = 1627−200
Dianne Ward (WA) (currently rated 1517) Peak 2 = 1517−200

Recently processed:
14.12.2019 Bundanoon (NSW) New peak for Tony Hunt
14.12.2019 Seaford Tournament (SA) New peak for Trevor Tao
15.12.2019 Almost Last Chance (QLD) New peak for Ron Baginski
27.12.2019 SA Xmas Leftovers (SA) New peak for Jane Taylor
29.12.2019 Decathon (VIC) New peak for Edward Okulicz, Geoff Wright, Heather Long
01.01.2020 Canberra New Years (ACT) New peak for John Hamilton, Ronnie Bennett, Alex Boiko
04.01.2020 JanBoree (NSW) New peak for Edward Okulicz, Anand Bharadwaj, Esther Perrins, John Holgate, Tony Hunt, Bob Jackman, Rod Talbot, Noel Barrett