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 23.05.2019 plus 20 more who are almost in.

More details revealed as you move your mouse over the table.
Rank  
THE TEAM
Q Stat
23.05.2019
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 Edward Okulicz(VIC) 1998.000
4 Cameron Farlow(QLD) 1990.008 1990 (8)
5 Peter Kougi(VIC) 1970.000
6 Chris May(NSW) 1964.000
7 Naween Fernando(VIC) 1960.000
8 Daniel Piechnick(SA) 1872.0011 1872 (11)
9 Adam Kretschmer(SA) 1844.0011 1844 (11)
10 Anand Bharadwaj(VIC) 1839.007 1839 (7)
11 Esther Perrins(NSW) 1838.000
12 Jakob Teitelbaum(ACT) 1836.000
13 Michael Cameron(SA) 1829.0011 1829 (11)
14 Bob Jackman(NSW) 1829.008 1829 (8)
15 Joanne Craig(NSW) 1824.008 1824 (8)
16 Trevor Halsall(VIC) 1797.000
ALMOST IN
17 Mythili Rudra(VIC) 1788.007 1788 (7)
18 Ryan Sutton(NSW) 1777.000
21 Victor Tung(NSW) 1739.008 1739 (8)
23 John Holgate(NSW) 1707.008 1707 (8)
24 Nick Ivanovski(VIC) 1704.000
25 Andrew Hamblin(QLD) 1693.000
26 Tony Hunt(NSW) 1691.008 1691 (8)
27 Carmel Dodd(SA) 1675.005 1675 (5)
28 Wayne Jones(NSW) 1673.008 1673 (8)
29 Rocky Sharma(NSW) 1673.000
30 Ron Baginski(QLD) 1668.008 1668 (8)
31 Trevor Tao(SA) 1661.005 1661 (5)
32 Rod Talbot(NSW) 1657.0021 1657 (21)
33 John Hamilton(ACT) 1650.000
34 Stephen Mooney Purse(TAS) 1644.000
36 Natasha Podesser(VIC) 1639.007 1639 (7)

Recently processed:
04.05.2019 TEN DOLLAR GAP (NSW) New peak for Rod Talbot, Joanne Craig, Bob Jackman, Victor Tung, John Holgate, Wayne Jones, Tony Hunt
05.05.2019 SA May (SA) New peak for Adam Kretschmer, Daniel Piechnick, Michael Cameron
06.05.2019 Help Me May (QLD) New peak for Cameron Farlow, Ron Baginski
12.05.2019 Autumn (ACT)
18.05.2019 May Pub Tourney (SA) New peak for Michael Cameron, Carmel Dodd, Trevor Tao
18.05.2019 Toowoomba May (QLD)
19.05.2019 Melville (WA) New peak for Russell Honeybun, Graham Bell, David Vanzyl
19.05.2019 Scrabble Generations (VIC) New peak for Anand Bharadwaj, Mythili Rudra, Natasha Podesser
19.05.2019 ULLADULLA CHAMPIONSHIP (NSW)