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 01.07.2019 plus 20 more who are almost in.

More details revealed as you move your mouse over the table.
Rank  
THE TEAM
Q Stat
01.07.2019
Games Peak (games)
May-Aug
Peak (games)
Sep-Dec
Peak (games)
Jan-Apr
1 David Eldar(VIC) 2110.000
2 Andrew Fisher(VIC) 2037.000
3 Cameron Farlow(QLD) 1990.008 1990 (8)
4 Chris May(NSW) 1964.000
5 Naween Fernando(VIC) 1962.0018 1962 (18)
6 Edward Okulicz(VIC) 1947.0018 1947 (18)
7 Peter Kougi(VIC) 1931.0018 1931 (18)
8 Trevor Halsall(VIC) 1883.0018 1883 (18)
9 Daniel Piechnick(SA) 1875.0016 1875 (16)
10 Michael Cameron(SA) 1867.0017 1867 (17)
11 Joanne Craig(NSW) 1865.0034 1865 (34)
12 Adam Kretschmer(SA) 1844.0040 1844 (40)
13 Anand Bharadwaj(VIC) 1839.0013 1839 (13)
14 Esther Perrins(NSW) 1838.000
15 Jakob Teitelbaum(ACT) 1836.000
16 Bob Jackman(NSW) 1829.0025 1829 (25)
ALMOST IN
17 Mythili Rudra(VIC) 1788.0025 1788 (25)
19 Ryan Sutton(NSW) 1770.0015 1770 (15)
21 Victor Tung(NSW) 1739.008 1739 (8)
23 Tony Hunt(NSW) 1713.0024 1713 (24)
24 John Holgate(NSW) 1712.0016 1712 (16)
25 Jimmy Scarff(VIC) 1699.007 1699 (7)
26 Andrew Hamblin(QLD) 1693.000
27 Nick Ivanovski(VIC) 1692.0018 1692 (18)
28 Carmel Dodd(SA) 1688.0011 1688 (11)
29 Rocky Sharma(NSW) 1688.0010 1688 (10)
30 Simon Walton(SA) 1679.005 1679 (5)
31 Wayne Jones(NSW) 1673.0015 1673 (15)
32 Rod Talbot(NSW) 1670.0036 1670 (36)
33 Norma Fisher(VIC) 1668.0035 1668 (35)
34 Ron Baginski(QLD) 1668.008 1668 (8)
35 Trevor Tao(SA) 1661.005 1661 (5)

Recently processed:
01.06.2019 jack frost tournament (NSW) New peak for Ryan Sutton
02.06.2019 Sunshine Coast (QLD)
03.06.2019 WA Championship (WA)
09.06.2019 Kingston (TAS)
09.06.2019 Queens Birthday (VIC) New peak for Jimmy Scarff
09.06.2019 VIC CHAMPIONSHIP (VIC) New peak for Trevor Halsall, Naween Fernando, Joanne Craig, Peter Kougi, Edward Okulicz, Nick Ivanovski, Norma Fisher
15.06.2019 WORDS WINTER (NSW) New peak for Rod Talbot, Tony Hunt, John Holgate
22.06.2019 June Pub Tourney (SA) New peak for Daniel Piechnick, Simon Walton
23.06.2019 Bassendean (WA) New peak for Russell Honeybun, Tim Mason
30.06.2019 McKinnon House Fundraiser (VIC)
30.06.2019 Winter Open (ACT) New peak for Ryan Sutton