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 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 17.11.2019 plus 3 reserves from each state.

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


Masters
or State

Contender
Q Stat
17.11.2019
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) 2023.0033 2040 (14)2006 (19)
3 MCameron Farlow (QLD) 2005.0066 1990 (32)2020 (34)
4 MNaween Fernando (VIC) 1996.0057 1997 (28)1995 (29)
5 MEdward Okulicz (VIC) 1954.5090 1950 (30)1959 (60)
6 MPeter Kougi (VIC) 1936.0066 1931 (18)1941 (48)
7 MEsther Perrins (NSW) 1913.5067 1898 (24)1929 (43)
8 MDavid Eldar (VIC) 1910.00*0 1910 (0)
9 MAnand Bharadwaj (VIC) 1891.0037 1894 (30)1888 (7)
10 MJoanne Craig (NSW) 1881.00139 1865 (83)1897 (56)
11 MMichael Cameron (SA) 1873.0065 1867 (42)1879 (23)
12 MDaniel Piechnick (SA) 1870.5049 1875 (27)1866 (22)
13 MBob Jackman (NSW) 1840.00150 1878 (82)1802 (68)
14 MTrevor Halsall (VIC) 1837.5056 1886 (37)1789 (19)
15 MAdam Kretschmer (SA) 1828.50106 1844 (65)1813 (41)
17 MRod Talbot (NSW) 1807.50161 1807 (93)1808 (68)
18 MMythili Rudra (VIC) 1781.5080 1788 (32)1775 (48)
19 MRyan Sutton (NSW) 1780.00103 1770 (48)1790 (55)
20 MVictor Tung (NSW) 1778.5064 1739 (33)1818 (31)
1 ACTJakob Teitelbaum (ACT) 1766.50*35 1636 (0)1897 (35)
1 NSWTony Hunt (NSW) 1728.50136 1728 (60)1729 (76)
1 QLDDerek McKenzie (QLD) 1703.0016 1703 (16)
1 VICJimmy Scarff (VIC) 1699.007 1699 (7)
2 NSWWayne Jones (NSW) 1693.0046 1673 (22)1713 (24)
3 NSWRocky Sharma (NSW) 1688.0025 1688 (25)
John Holgate (NSW4) 1674.0097 1712 (65)1636 (32)
2 QLDRon Baginski (QLD) 1673.0015 1668 (8)1678 (7)
1 SASimon Walton (SA) 1671.5010 1679 (5)1664 (5)
2 VICNick Ivanovski (VIC) 1669.0032 1692 (25)1646 (7)
2 SACarmel Dodd (SA) 1665.50125 1688 (60)1643 (65)
3 SATrevor Tao (SA) 1658.5016 1668 (11)1649 (5)
3 QLDAndrew Hamblin (QLD) 1655.0055 1719 (48)1591 (7)
3 VICGeoff Wright (VIC) 1653.5080 1632 (63)1675 (17)
1 TASStephen Mooney Purse(TAS) 1653.5047 1653 (11)1654 (36)
2 ACTJohn Spaan (ACT) 1650.0069 1632 (35)1668 (34)
3 ACTJohn Hamilton (ACT) 1649.5043 1655 (36)1644 (7)
Rael Hayman (QLD4) 1644.0015 1632 (7)1656 (8)
Barry Jordan (SA4) 1643.5089 1641 (41)1646 (48)
Noel Barrett (ACT4) 1642.50139 1633 (80)1652 (59)
Karen Richards (QLD5) 1641.50146 1625 (70)1658 (76)
Helen Hynes (QLD6) 1635.002 1635 (2)
Norma Fisher (VIC4) 1620.00107 1668 (66)1572 (41)
Tony Miller (SA5) 1604.5024 1606 (18)1603 (6)
Jane Taylor (SA6) 1593.50105 1627 (65)1560 (40)
Natasha Podesser (VIC5) 1583.0057 1639 (32)1527 (25)
Graeme Lock Lee (NSW5) 1580.00119 1599 (72)1561 (47)
2 TASDianne Brumby (TAS) 1557.5094 1587 (76)1528 (18)
Jyoti Chandna (NSW6) 1535.0068 1535 (68)
Gwen Lampre (VIC6) 1535.0056 1535 (56)
Alex Boiko (ACT5) 1500.5099 1466 (65)1535 (34)
3 TASMartin Rose (TAS) 1491.5063 1479 (32)1504 (31)
Jon Ford-King (TAS4) 1445.5017 1422 (4)1469 (13)
Khen Meerding (TAS5) 1416.0022 1420 (18)1412 (4)
Margaret Webb (TAS6) 1401.008 1370 (4)1432 (4)
Ronnie Bennett (ACT6) 1379.0083 1437 (43)1321 (40)

Missed a peak
David Eldar (VIC) (currently rated 2110) Peak 1 = 2110−200
Jakob Teitelbaum (ACT) (currently rated 1897) Peak 1 = 1836−200

Recently processed:
02.11.2019 Saturday Sessions 4D (VIC) New peak for Edward Okulicz, Geoff Wright
03.11.2019 Nowra (NSW)
03.11.2019 SA November (SA) New peak for Michael Cameron, Tony Miller
03.11.2019 Tasmanian Champs 2019 (TAS) New peak for Stephen Mooney Purse, Jon Ford-King, Martin Rose
06.11.2019 Bethania Wed Nov (QLD)
07.11.2019 PERTH6 (WA)
10.11.2019 ACT Champs (ACT) New peak for Jakob Teitelbaum, Ronnie Bennett, John Hamilton