Scrabble Australia
Australian Masters and State Team Challenge 2020
Contenders

Selective events 2020

The event

It was planned that twenty of the top players would 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 would 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 02.05.2020 plus 3 reserves from each state.


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Masters
or State

Contender
Q Stat
02.05.2020
Games Peak (games)
May-Aug
Peak (games)
Sep-Dec
Peak (games)
Jan-Apr
1 MDavid Eldar (VIC) 2064.75*72 1910 (0)2101 (8)2124 (64)
2 MChris May (NSW) 2026.50102 2033 (18)2059 (43)2007 (41)
3 MAndrew Fisher (VIC) 2023.50102 2040 (14)2006 (34)2024 (54)
4 MEdward Okulicz (VIC) 1995.25143 1950 (30)1995 (80)2018 (33)
5 MNaween Fernando (VIC) 1988.00145 1997 (28)1995 (39)1980 (78)
6 MCameron Farlow (QLD) 1979.5099 1990 (32)2020 (51)1954 (16)
7 MPeter Kougi (VIC) 1951.00133 1931 (18)1941 (58)1966 (57)
8 MEsther Perrins (NSW) 1916.25112 1898 (24)1929 (43)1919 (45)
9 MAnand Bharadwaj (VIC) 1914.0067 1894 (30)1888 (7)1937 (30)
10 MMichael Cameron (SA) 1886.00139 1867 (42)1887 (52)1895 (45)
11 MTrevor Halsall (VIC) 1869.2579 1886 (37)1789 (19)1901 (23)
12 MJoanne Craig (NSW) 1867.00232 1865 (83)1897 (81)1853 (68)
13 MDaniel Piechnick (SA) 1864.7599 1875 (27)1866 (36)1859 (36)
15 MBob Jackman (NSW) 1774.50269 1878 (82)1802 (85)1709 (102)
16 MAdam Kretschmer (SA) 1770.25173 1844 (65)1813 (65)1712 (43)
17 MTony Hunt (NSW) 1768.25242 1728 (60)1741 (93)1802 (89)
18 MVictor Tung (NSW) 1757.25124 1739 (33)1818 (39)1736 (52)
20 MMythili Rudra (VIC) 1748.25157 1788 (32)1775 (68)1715 (57)
1 NSWRod Talbot (NSW) 1746.75272 1807 (93)1808 (93)1686 (86)
1 QLDRon Baginski (QLD) 1708.5069 1668 (8)1718 (16)1724 (45)
1 SATrevor Tao (SA) 1692.2568 1668 (11)1705 (35)1698 (22)
2 NSWJohn Holgate (NSW) 1686.00160 1712 (65)1636 (32)1698 (63)
1 VICGeoff Wright (VIC) 1675.25133 1632 (63)1677 (43)1696 (27)
3 NSWRyan Sutton (NSW) 1672.50*112 1770 (48)1790 (64)1565 (0)
2 SACarmel Dodd (SA) 1666.25177 1688 (60)1643 (89)1667 (28)
1 TASStephen Mooney Purse(TAS) 1652.0065 1653 (11)1673 (40)1641 (14)
1 ACTJohn Hamilton (ACT) 1646.7564 1655 (36)1644 (15)1644 (13)
2 QLDKaren Richards (QLD) 1636.75241 1625 (70)1658 (95)1632 (76)
2 ACTNoel Barrett (ACT) 1627.75174 1633 (80)1652 (68)1613 (26)
2 VICNorma Fisher (VIC) 1592.50112 1668 (66)1572 (41)1565 (5)
3 SABarry Jordan (SA) 1592.25105 1641 (41)1646 (48)1541 (16)
Jane Taylor (SA4) 1587.25216 1627 (65)1592 (61)1565 (90)
Graeme Lock Lee (NSW4) 1585.50173 1599 (72)1561 (64)1591 (37)
3 VICNatasha Podesser (VIC) 1576.0088 1639 (32)1533 (42)1566 (14)
3 QLDAndrew Hamblin (QLD) 1568.00*63 1719 (48)1651 (15)1451 (0)
Jyoti Chandna (NSW5) 1545.25143 1535 (68)1562 (25)1542 (50)
Paul Richards (QLD4) 1527.50258 1480 (89)1522 (69)1554 (100)
Antony Kimber (SA5) 1522.50168 1469 (71)1515 (58)1553 (39)
3 ACTJohn Spaan (ACT) 1522.50*83 1632 (35)1668 (48)1395 (0)
Roberta Tait (QLD5) 1520.75111 1482 (40)1523 (55)1539 (16)
2 TASDianne Brumby (TAS) 1520.75108 1587 (76)1528 (18)1484 (14)
Michael Vnuk (SA6) 1495.75133 1500 (43)1493 (47)1495 (43)
3 TASMartin Rose (TAS) 1491.2595 1479 (32)1504 (35)1491 (28)
Jane Brown (QLD6) 1487.75146 1439 (80)1516 (50)1498 (16)
Carol Johnsen (VIC4) 1485.50135 1494 (59)1440 (46)1504 (30)
Chris Ostrowski (NSW6) 1484.75244 1500 (76)1463 (75)1488 (93)
Alex Boiko (ACT4) 1476.75121 1466 (65)1535 (43)1453 (13)
Kashi Thiris (VIC5) 1456.0075 1444 (48)1466 (15)1457 (12)
Dianne Davis (VIC6) 1455.2590 1481 (73)1440 (10)1450 (7)
Ronnie Bennett (ACT5) 1406.00150 1437 (43)1321 (49)1433 (58)
Tony Williams (ACT6) 1345.75103 1355 (34)1342 (24)1343 (45)
Margaret Bishop (TAS4) 1277.2570 1341 (21)1326 (21)1221 (28)
Jan Hill (TAS5) 1269.2569 1241 (28)1250 (13)1293 (28)

Too few games
Jakob Teitelbaum (ACT) 35 games, (currently rated 1897)
Rael Hayman (QLD) 38 games, (currently rated 1735)
Simon Walton (SA) 40 games, (currently rated 1673)
Graham Bell (WA) 19 games, (currently rated 1738)
Nick Ivanovski (VIC) 58 games, (currently rated 1605)
Tim Mason (WA) 17 games, (currently rated 1685)
Wayne Jones (NSW) 46 games, (currently rated 1713)
Tony Miller (SA) 47 games, (currently rated 1589)
Derek McKenzie (QLD) 16 games, (currently rated 1703)
Jimmy Scarff (VIC) 7 games, (currently rated 1699)
Rocky Sharma (NSW) 25 games, (currently rated 1627)
Helen Hynes (QLD) 2 games, (currently rated 1635)
Jon Ford-King (TAS) 35 games, (currently rated 1433)
Khen Meerding (TAS) 54 games, (currently rated 1448)
Jeremy Yip (VIC) 30 games, (currently rated 1476)
Mark Smith (NSW) 16 games, (currently rated 1464)
Heather Long (VIC) 51 games, (currently rated 1521)
Ray Alford (VIC) 35 games, (currently rated 1497)
Garth van Vliet (NSW) 9 games, (currently rated 1486)
Julie Brice (QLD) 28 games, (currently rated 1437)
Oliver Jenner-O'Shea (SA) 6 games, (currently rated 1526)
Dianne Ward (WA) 21 games, (currently rated 1517)
Jegatheva Jegathesan (WA) 46 games, (currently rated 1466)
Alan Burn (VIC) 32 games, (currently rated 1445)
Susan Rayner (WA) 48 games, (currently rated 1331)
Julie Belle (VIC) 27 games, (currently rated 1430)
Charles Quartey (SA) 16 games, (currently rated 1350)
Margaret Webb (TAS) 12 games, (currently rated 1395)
Penny Wells (TAS) 21 games, (currently rated 1317)
Margaret Griggs (TAS) 49 games, (currently rated 1331)
Ros Wilkinson (TAS) 38 games, (currently rated 1361)
Carolyn Watt (WA) 18 games, (currently rated 1394)
Robin Andersen (WA) 58 games, (currently rated 1251)

Missed a peak
David Eldar (VIC) (currently rated 2124) Peak 1 = 2110−200
Ryan Sutton (NSW) (currently rated 1765) Peak 3 = 1765−200
Andrew Hamblin (QLD) (currently rated 1651) Peak 3 = 1651−200
John Spaan (ACT) (currently rated 1595) Peak 3 = 1595−200
Chris Hall (WA) (currently rated 1588) Peak 3 = 1588−200
Ian Ting (WA) (currently rated 1537) Peak 3 = 1537−200