Scrabble Australia
The Trans Tasman 2020
Contenders

Selective events 2020

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 21.03.2020 plus 20 more who are almost in.

More details revealed as you move your mouse over the table.
Rank  
THE TEAM
Q Stat
21.03.2020
Games Peak (games)
May-Aug
Peak (games)
Sep-Dec
Peak (games)
Jan-Apr
1 David Eldar(VIC) 2064.75*72 1910 (0)2101 (8)2124 (64)
2 Chris May(NSW) 2026.50102 2033 (18)2059 (43)2007 (41)
3 Andrew Fisher(VIC) 2023.50102 2040 (14)2006 (34)2024 (54)
4 Edward Okulicz(VIC) 1995.25143 1950 (30)1995 (80)2018 (33)
5 Naween Fernando(VIC) 1988.00145 1997 (28)1995 (39)1980 (78)
6 Cameron Farlow(QLD) 1979.5099 1990 (32)2020 (51)1954 (16)
7 Peter Kougi(VIC) 1951.00133 1931 (18)1941 (58)1966 (57)
8 Esther Perrins(NSW) 1916.25112 1898 (24)1929 (43)1919 (45)
9 Anand Bharadwaj(VIC) 1914.0067 1894 (30)1888 (7)1937 (30)
10 Michael Cameron(SA) 1886.00139 1867 (42)1887 (52)1895 (45)
11 Trevor Halsall(VIC) 1869.2579 1886 (37)1789 (19)1901 (23)
12 Joanne Craig(NSW) 1867.00232 1865 (83)1897 (81)1853 (68)
13 Daniel Piechnick(SA) 1864.7599 1875 (27)1866 (36)1859 (36)
15 Ryan Sutton(NSW) 1780.00112 1770 (48)1790 (64)
16 Bob Jackman(NSW) 1774.50269 1878 (82)1802 (85)1709 (102)
ALMOST IN
17 Adam Kretschmer(SA) 1770.25173 1844 (65)1813 (65)1712 (43)
18 Tony Hunt(NSW) 1768.25235 1728 (60)1741 (93)1802 (82)
19 Jakob Teitelbaum(ACT) 1766.50*35 1636 (0)1897 (35)
20 Victor Tung(NSW) 1757.25124 1739 (33)1818 (39)1736 (52)
23 Mythili Rudra(VIC) 1748.25157 1788 (32)1775 (68)1715 (57)
24 Rod Talbot(NSW) 1746.75272 1807 (93)1808 (93)1686 (86)
25 Ron Baginski(QLD) 1708.5069 1668 (8)1718 (16)1724 (45)
26 Wayne Jones(NSW) 1693.0046 1673 (22)1713 (24)
27 Trevor Tao(SA) 1692.2568 1668 (11)1705 (35)1698 (22)
28 Rael Hayman(QLD) 1689.5038 1632 (7)1656 (8)1735 (23)
29 John Holgate(NSW) 1686.00160 1712 (65)1636 (32)1698 (63)
30 Andrew Hamblin(QLD) 1685.0063 1719 (48)1651 (15)
31 Simon Walton(SA) 1684.7540 1679 (5)1714 (19)1673 (16)
32 Geoff Wright(VIC) 1675.25133 1632 (63)1677 (43)1696 (27)
33 Carmel Dodd(SA) 1666.25177 1688 (60)1643 (89)1667 (28)
34 Stephen Mooney Purse(TAS) 1663.0051 1653 (11)1673 (40)
35 John Spaan(ACT) 1650.0083 1632 (35)1668 (48)
36 John Hamilton(ACT) 1646.7564 1655 (36)1644 (15)1644 (13)

David Eldar (VIC) (currently rated 2124) Peak 1 = 2110−200
Jakob Teitelbaum (ACT) (currently rated 1897) Peak 1 = 1836−200

Recently processed:
08.02.2020 WORDS SUMMER (NSW) New peak for Joanne Craig
12.02.2020 Bethania Wed (QLD)
22.02.2020 MATCHPLAY QUALIFIER (NSW) New peak for John Holgate, Rod Talbot
23.02.2020 Feb 4-4-4 (SA)
23.02.2020 Generations 2020 (VIC)
23.02.2020 Zephyr Fundraiser (QLD)
28.02.2020 matchplay rd 1 (VIC) New peak for Trevor Halsall
29.02.2020 Sat Sess 2020B (VIC) New peak for David Eldar, Peter Kougi, Trevor Halsall, Mythili Rudra
01.03.2020 Empire Bay Mini (1) (NSW)
05.03.2020 PERTH8 (WA)
08.03.2020 SA Championship (SA) New peak for Trevor Halsall, Simon Walton, Carmel Dodd, Trevor Tao

Waiting for ratings data:
14.03.2020 Bomaderry (NSW),15.03.2020 Kingston Club (TAS)

Next to be processed:
27.03.2020 Matchplay B (VIC), 05.04.2020 Open (WA), 25.04.2020 Pub Tourney - Civil War (SA), 26.03.2020 Scroker (NSW), 26.04.2020 Saturday Sessions 2020D (VIC), 30.04.2020 Perth #9 (WA), 30.04.2020 Matchplay C (VIC)