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 03.09.2019 plus 20 more who are almost in.

More details revealed as you move your mouse over the table.
Rank  
THE TEAM
Q Stat
03.09.2019
Games Peak (games)
May-Aug
Peak (games)
Sep-Dec
Peak (games)
Jan-Apr
1 Andrew Fisher(VIC) 2040.0014 2040 (14)
2 Chris May(NSW) 2033.0018 2033 (18)
3 Naween Fernando(VIC) 1997.0028 1997 (28)
4 Cameron Farlow(QLD) 1990.0032 1990 (32)
5 Edward Okulicz(VIC) 1950.0030 1950 (30)
6 Peter Kougi(VIC) 1931.0018 1931 (18)
7 David Eldar(VIC) 1910.00*0 1910 (0)
8 Esther Perrins(NSW) 1898.0024 1898 (24)
9 Anand Bharadwaj(VIC) 1894.0030 1894 (30)
10 Trevor Halsall(VIC) 1886.0037 1886 (37)
11 Bob Jackman(NSW) 1878.0082 1878 (82)
12 Daniel Piechnick(SA) 1875.0027 1875 (27)
13 Michael Cameron(SA) 1867.0042 1867 (42)
14 Joanne Craig(NSW) 1865.0083 1865 (83)
15 Adam Kretschmer(SA) 1844.0065 1844 (65)
16 Rod Talbot(NSW) 1807.0093 1807 (93)
ALMOST IN
18 Mythili Rudra(VIC) 1788.0032 1788 (32)
19 Ryan Sutton(NSW) 1770.0048 1770 (48)
22 Victor Tung(NSW) 1739.0033 1739 (33)
23 Tony Hunt(NSW) 1728.0060 1728 (60)
24 Andrew Hamblin(QLD) 1719.0048 1719 (48)
25 John Holgate(NSW) 1712.0065 1712 (65)
26 Derek McKenzie(QLD) 1703.0016 1703 (16)
27 Jimmy Scarff(VIC) 1699.007 1699 (7)
28 Nick Ivanovski(VIC) 1692.0025 1692 (25)
29 Carmel Dodd(SA) 1688.0060 1688 (60)
30 Rocky Sharma(NSW) 1688.0025 1688 (25)
31 Simon Walton(SA) 1679.005 1679 (5)
32 Wayne Jones(NSW) 1673.0022 1673 (22)
33 Norma Fisher(VIC) 1668.0066 1668 (66)
34 Trevor Tao(SA) 1668.0011 1668 (11)
35 Ron Baginski(QLD) 1668.008 1668 (8)

David Eldar (VIC) (currently rated 2110) Peak 1 = 2110−200

Recently processed:
15.08.2019 PERTH 4 (WA) New peak for David Vanzyl
17.08.2019 ROSS AUG (TAS)
17.08.2019 TSV mini (QLD)
18.08.2019 AUGTRIS (WA) New peak for Russell Honeybun, David Vanzyl
18.08.2019 HILLS Tournament (NSW) New peak for Rod Talbot
18.08.2019 RYMAN CLASSIC (VIC)
18.08.2019 SA August 4-4 (SA)
18.08.2019 Youth Fundraiser #2 (ACT) New peak for Bob Jackman
25.08.2019 WESPA Seniors 2019 (QLD) New peak for Esther Perrins, Rod Talbot
31.08.2019 August Pub Tourney (SA)
31.08.2019 sat sessions 4b (VIC) New peak for Naween Fernando, Anand Bharadwaj, Edward Okulicz