Scrabble Australia
Australian Masters and State Team Challenge 2021

The event

It is intended that twenty of the top players will play the Australian Masters as a round robin in Sydney in September or October 2021.
At the same time, teams of three players from each of seven states or territories would play the State Team Challenge as head-to-head matches.

Rule variation

Masters section has 5 point penalty for each word challenged but correct.

The contenders

The table below shows the teams according to qualification criteria set by the Council of the Australian Scrabble Players Association.

Australian Masters

The selection comprises the best twenty active players (those players who have played at least one game during the qualification period) ranked by Q statistic.

State Team Challenge

Each state team will comprise three eligible players who have not already been selected for the Masters event and are the next best three from their state, ranked by Q statistic.
If insufficient eligible players are available, the state will not be permitted to participate in the State Team Challenge for that year unless a maximum of one stand-in can be fielded before the tournament from any state (generally, but not necessarily, that state in which the tournament takes place). That stand-in must also meet the above criteria.
An eligible stand-in may also be fielded in the event of illness or other unforeseen circumstance during the tournament.

The two peaks Q statistic

This is a temporary fix, taking into account the effects of Covid-19 during 2020.
The primary criterion for ranking candidates is the Q statistic calculated like this: Here are the indicative selected teams as at 03.05.2021 plus 3 reserves from each state.

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Masters
or State

Contender
Q Stat
03.05.2021
Games Peak (games)
Jan-Apr
Peak (games)
May-Jul
1 MDavid Eldar (VIC) 2146.0037✓ 2146 (37)
2 MChris May (NSW) 2078.0042✓ 2078 (42)
3 MJakob Teitelbaum (ACT) 2040.0036✓ 2040 (36)
4 MAndrew Fisher (VIC) 2027.0031✓ 2027 (31)
5 MAnand Bharadwaj (VIC) 1966.0014   1966 (14)
6 MEsther Perrins (NSW) 1962.0042✓ 1962 (42)
7 MNaween Fernando (VIC) 1938.007   1938 (7)
8 MPeter Kougi (VIC) 1924.0030✓ 1924 (30)
9 MTrevor Halsall (VIC) 1901.0029   1901 (29)
10 MCameron Farlow (QLD) 1887.5048✓ 1880 (40)1890 (8)
11 MEdward Okulicz (VIC) 1885.0020   1885 (20)
12 MDaniel Piechnick (SA) 1844.0042✓ 1865 (36)1837 (6)
13 MJoanne Craig (NSW) 1802.0076✓ 1802 (76)
14 MMichael Cameron (SA) 1797.000   1797 (0)
16 MAdam Kretschmer (SA) 1757.0040✓ 1757 (40)
17 MVictor Tung (NSW) 1749.0058✓ 1749 (58)
19 MMythili Rudra (VIC) 1740.0030✓ 1740 (30)
20 MRod Talbot (NSW) 1735.0088✓ 1735 (88)
1 NSWWayne Jones (NSW) 1732.000   1732 (0)
1 QLDKaren Richards (QLD) 1724.5056✓ 1717 (48)1727 (8)
2 QLDRon Baginski (QLD) 1724.000   1724 (0)
1 TASStephen Mooney Purse(TAS) 1721.000   1721 (0)
2 NSWJohn Holgate (NSW) 1706.0072✓ 1706 (72)
3 QLDRael Hayman (QLD) 1704.0024   1704 (24)
1 SACarmel Dodd (SA) 1699.0066✓ 1687 (60)1703 (6)
3 NSWBob Jackman (NSW) 1698.0076✓ 1698 (76)
Andrew Hamblin (QLD4) 1685.000   1685 (0)
1 ACTJohn Hamilton (ACT) 1666.0017   1666 (17)
1 VICGeoff Wright (VIC) 1659.0033✓ 1659 (33)
Joan Rosenthal (NSW4) 1639.000   1639 (0)
2 SATrevor Tao (SA) 1627.0016   1627 (16)
2 VICNick Ivanovski (VIC) 1621.000   1621 (0)
Tony Hunt (NSW5) 1620.0047✓ 1620 (47)
3 SASimon Walton (SA) 1605.000   1605 (0)
Jane Taylor (SA4) 1584.7570✓ 1587 (64)1584 (6)
2 ACTJohn Spaan (ACT) 1579.0020   1579 (20)
Rocky Sharma (NSW6) 1579.0017   1579 (17)
Jane Brown (QLD5) 1567.7524   1582 (16)1563 (8)
3 ACTNoel Barrett (ACT) 1567.0085✓ 1567 (85)
Ronnie Bennett (ACT4) 1563.0044✓ 1563 (44)
3 VICNatasha Podesser (VIC) 1563.007   1563 (7)
Paul Richards (QLD6) 1561.0056✓ 1561 (48)1561 (8)
Tony Miller (SA5) 1559.0020   1559 (20)
Norma Fisher (VIC4) 1558.000   1558 (0)
Carol Johnsen (VIC5) 1543.0060✓ 1543 (60)
Barry Jordan (SA6) 1541.000   1541 (0)
2 TASDianne Brumby (TAS) 1481.0038✓ 1481 (38)
Jeremy Yip (VIC6) 1476.000   1476 (0)
Alex Boiko (ACT5) 1461.0044✓ 1461 (44)
3 TASMartin Rose (TAS) 1460.0031✓ 1460 (31)
Jon Ford-King (TAS4) 1437.0013   1437 (13)
Khen Meerding (TAS5) 1406.0013   1406 (13)
Tony Williams (ACT6) 1399.0036✓ 1399 (36)
Margaret Griggs (TAS6) 1333.0020   1333 (20)

Missed a peak

Recently processed:
11.04.2021 APR21RR (WA) New peak for David Vanzyl, Graham Bell, Edie Mueller
11.04.2021 SA April (SA)
13.04.2021 OITOO East Hills (NSW)
17.04.2021 Canberra April (ACT) New peak for Karen Richards, Ronnie Bennett
18.04.2021 NATS AFTERPARTY (VIC)
02.05.2021 May Day (QLD) New peak for Cameron Farlow, Karen Richards, Paul Richards, Jane Brown
02.05.2021 SA May (SA) New peak for Carmel Dodd, Jane Taylor, Daniel Piechnick