Scrabble Australia
The Trans Tasman 2020
Contenders

Selective events 2019

The event

Every two years, Australia and New Zealand compete in the Trans-Tasman event. In 2020, the competition will be held in Australia, and the format when it is in Australia is now such that there will be 16 Aussies and 10 Kiwis, playing a Round Robin over 25 rounds.

Selection process

This is an invitational event where players are selected by the Council of Australian Scrabble Players Association.

Qualification criteria

The qualification criteria are:
  1. You must be a financial member of ASPA for the entire qualifying period.
  2. You must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident. Temporary visa holders are not eligible.
  3. The method of ranking candidates is by the three peak statistic (the Q statistic) described below.

The three peaks Q statistic

The primary criterion for ranking candidates is the Q statistic calculated like this:

  1. The qualification period is May 1 2019 to April 30 2020 inclusive.
  2. Subperiods are May to Aug 2019, Sep 2019 to Dec 2020 and Jan 2020 to Apr 2020.
  3. A multiday tournament which spans two periods will be treated for peak and game count as occurring on the first day.
  4. The qualifying statistic is Q = (P1 + P2 + 2 x P3)/4 , which is a weighted average of peak ratings in three subperiods.
  5. If you play no games rated by ASPA in a period, your peak in that period is equal to the rating before that period minus 200. This applies to one period only.
  6. You must have played at least 60 games rated by ASPA in the qualifying period before the last peak.

The secondary criterion is number of rated games within the qualification period. If two players have the same Q statistic, the one with the greater number of rated games in the qualification period is ranked higher.

The contenders

The table below shows the notional team as at 24.11.2019 plus 20 more who are almost in.

More details revealed as you move your mouse over the table.
Rank  
THE TEAM
Q Stat
24.11.2019
Games Peak (games)
May-Aug
Peak (games)
Sep-Dec
Peak (games)
Jan-Apr
1 Chris May(NSW) 2046.0061 2033 (18)2059 (43)
2 Andrew Fisher(VIC) 2023.0033 2040 (14)2006 (19)
3 Cameron Farlow(QLD) 2005.0066 1990 (32)2020 (34)
4 Naween Fernando(VIC) 1996.0057 1997 (28)1995 (29)
5 Edward Okulicz(VIC) 1954.5090 1950 (30)1959 (60)
6 Peter Kougi(VIC) 1936.0066 1931 (18)1941 (48)
7 Esther Perrins(NSW) 1913.5067 1898 (24)1929 (43)
8 David Eldar(VIC) 1910.00*0 1910 (0)
9 Anand Bharadwaj(VIC) 1891.0037 1894 (30)1888 (7)
10 Joanne Craig(NSW) 1881.00139 1865 (83)1897 (56)
11 Michael Cameron(SA) 1877.0070 1867 (42)1887 (28)
12 Daniel Piechnick(SA) 1870.5054 1875 (27)1866 (27)
13 Bob Jackman(NSW) 1840.00150 1878 (82)1802 (68)
14 Trevor Halsall(VIC) 1837.5056 1886 (37)1789 (19)
15 Adam Kretschmer(SA) 1828.50111 1844 (65)1813 (46)
ALMOST IN
17 Rod Talbot(NSW) 1807.50161 1807 (93)1808 (68)
18 Mythili Rudra(VIC) 1781.5080 1788 (32)1775 (48)
19 Ryan Sutton(NSW) 1780.00103 1770 (48)1790 (55)
20 Victor Tung(NSW) 1778.5064 1739 (33)1818 (31)
21 Jakob Teitelbaum(ACT) 1766.50*35 1636 (0)1897 (35)
24 Tony Hunt(NSW) 1728.50136 1728 (60)1729 (76)
25 Derek McKenzie(QLD) 1703.0016 1703 (16)
26 Jimmy Scarff(VIC) 1699.007 1699 (7)
27 Wayne Jones(NSW) 1693.0046 1673 (22)1713 (24)
28 Rocky Sharma(NSW) 1688.0025 1688 (25)
29 John Holgate(NSW) 1674.0097 1712 (65)1636 (32)
30 Ron Baginski(QLD) 1673.0015 1668 (8)1678 (7)
31 Simon Walton(SA) 1671.5010 1679 (5)1664 (5)
32 Nick Ivanovski(VIC) 1670.5039 1692 (25)1649 (14)
33 Carmel Dodd(SA) 1665.50125 1688 (60)1643 (65)
34 Trevor Tao(SA) 1663.0021 1668 (11)1658 (10)
36 Andrew Hamblin(QLD) 1655.0055 1719 (48)1591 (7)

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
03.11.2019 Nowra (NSW)
03.11.2019 SA November (SA) New peak for Michael Cameron
03.11.2019 Tasmanian Champs 2019 (TAS)
06.11.2019 Bethania Wed Nov (QLD)
07.11.2019 PERTH6 (WA)
10.11.2019 ACT Champs (ACT) New peak for Jakob Teitelbaum
16.11.2019 November Pub Tourney (SA) New peak for Michael Cameron, Trevor Tao
17.11.2019 November QAH (QLD)
17.11.2019 YOOF Nov (WA)
17.11.2019 fans (VIC) New peak for Nick Ivanovski