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 04.10.2019 plus 3 reserves from each state.

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


Masters
or State

Contender
Q Stat
04.10.2019
Games Peak (games)
May-Aug
Peak (games)
Sep-Dec
Peak (games)
Jan-Apr
1 MChris May (NSW) 2046.0037 2033 (18)2059 (19)
2 MAndrew Fisher (VIC) 2023.0033 2040 (14)2006 (19)
3 MCameron Farlow (QLD) 1999.5051 1990 (32)2009 (19)
4 MNaween Fernando (VIC) 1996.0047 1997 (28)1995 (19)
5 MEdward Okulicz (VIC) 1949.5056 1950 (30)1949 (26)
6 MPeter Kougi (VIC) 1936.0037 1931 (18)1941 (19)
7 MEsther Perrins (NSW) 1913.5043 1898 (24)1929 (19)
8 MDavid Eldar (VIC) 1910.00*0 1910 (0)
9 MAnand Bharadwaj (VIC) 1891.0037 1894 (30)1888 (7)
10 MDaniel Piechnick (SA) 1870.5038 1875 (27)1866 (11)
11 MMichael Cameron (SA) 1863.0053 1867 (42)1859 (11)
12 MBob Jackman (NSW) 1840.00114 1878 (82)1802 (32)
13 MTrevor Halsall (VIC) 1837.5056 1886 (37)1789 (19)
14 MJoanne Craig (NSW) 1835.50115 1865 (83)1806 (32)
15 MAdam Kretschmer (SA) 1828.5095 1844 (65)1813 (30)
17 MRod Talbot (NSW) 1807.50125 1807 (93)1808 (32)
18 MVictor Tung (NSW) 1778.5052 1739 (33)1818 (19)
19 MMythili Rudra (VIC) 1762.5051 1788 (32)1737 (19)
20 MRyan Sutton (NSW) 1755.0067 1770 (48)1740 (19)
1 ACTJakob Teitelbaum (ACT) 1742.00*19 1636 (0)1848 (19)
1 QLDAndrew Hamblin (QLD) 1719.0048 1719 (48)
1 NSWTony Hunt (NSW) 1706.0084 1728 (60)1684 (24)
2 QLDDerek McKenzie (QLD) 1703.0016 1703 (16)
1 VICJimmy Scarff (VIC) 1699.007 1699 (7)
2 NSWRocky Sharma (NSW) 1688.0025 1688 (25)
1 SASimon Walton (SA) 1679.005 1679 (5)
3 NSWJohn Holgate (NSW) 1674.0097 1712 (65)1636 (32)
Wayne Jones (NSW4) 1673.0022 1673 (22)
2 VICNick Ivanovski (VIC) 1669.0032 1692 (25)1646 (7)
3 QLDRon Baginski (QLD) 1668.008 1668 (8)
2 SACarmel Dodd (SA) 1665.5089 1688 (60)1643 (29)
3 SATrevor Tao (SA) 1658.5016 1668 (11)1649 (5)
2 ACTJohn Hamilton (ACT) 1655.0036 1655 (36)
3 ACTJohn Spaan (ACT) 1650.0053 1632 (35)1668 (18)
3 VICGeoff Wright (VIC) 1645.0070 1632 (63)1658 (7)
Barry Jordan (SA4) 1643.5065 1641 (41)1646 (24)
1 TASStephen Mooney Purse(TAS) 1643.5033 1653 (11)1634 (22)
Noel Barrett (ACT4) 1642.50111 1633 (80)1652 (31)
Karen Richards (QLD4) 1635.00101 1625 (70)1645 (31)
Helen Hynes (QLD5) 1635.002 1635 (2)
Rael Hayman (QLD6) 1632.007 1632 (7)
Norma Fisher (VIC4) 1620.0097 1668 (66)1572 (31)
Tony Miller (SA5) 1606.0018 1606 (18)
Jane Taylor (SA6) 1593.5094 1627 (65)1560 (29)
Natasha Podesser (VIC5) 1583.0057 1639 (32)1527 (25)
Graeme Lock Lee (NSW5) 1580.0095 1599 (72)1561 (23)
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) 1500.5083 1466 (65)1535 (18)
3 TASMartin Rose (TAS) 1485.0050 1479 (32)1491 (18)
Ronnie Bennett (ACT6) 1437.0043 1437 (43)
Jon Ford-King (TAS4) 1422.004 1422 (4)
Khen Meerding (TAS5) 1416.0022 1420 (18)1412 (4)
Margaret Webb (TAS6) 1401.008 1370 (4)1432 (4)

Missed a peak
David Eldar (VIC) (currently rated 2110) Peak 1 = 2110−200
Jakob Teitelbaum (ACT) (currently rated 1848) Peak 1 = 1836−200

Recently processed:
15.09.2019 SEPT OPEN (WA) New peak for Russell Honeybun, David Vanzyl, Chris Hall
16.09.2019 WORDS SEPT MONDAY (NSW) New peak for Graeme Lock Lee
19.09.2019 Bellerive Night (TAS) New peak for Margaret Webb, Khen Meerding
21.09.2019 Beecroft Marathon (NSW) New peak for Joanne Craig, Bob Jackman, Karen Richards, Noel Barrett, John Holgate
26.09.2019 PERTH5 (WA) New peak for Graham Bell
29.09.2019 Battle of the Sexes (SA) New peak for Daniel Piechnick, Jane Taylor
29.09.2019 ESSENDON (VIC) New peak for Geoff Wright, Edward Okulicz, Anand Bharadwaj, Nick Ivanovski