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Selective events 2022


Twenty of the top players hope to play the Australian Masters as a round robin in Melbourne in September.
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.
The lexicon is Collins Scrabble Words 2019.

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 late announcement.
The primary criterion for ranking candidates is the Q statistic calculated like this: Here are the indicative selected teams as at 16.05.2022 plus 2 reserves from each state. A tick ✓ shows that the games quota has been met.



Masters
or State

Contender
Q Stat
16.05.2022
Games Peak (games)
Apr-May
Peak (games)
Jun-Aug
1 MDavid Eldar (VIC) 2088.0024   2088 (24)
2 MChris May (NSW) 2044.0024   2044 (24)
3 MJakob Teitelbaum (ACT) 2025.000  
4 MCameron Farlow (QLD) 1982.0031✓ 1982 (31)
5 MAndrew Fisher (VIC) 1977.0024   1977 (24)
6 MPeter Kougi (VIC) 1951.0024   1951 (24)
7 MNaween Fernando (VIC) 1948.000  
8 MAnand Bharadwaj (VIC) 1945.000  
9 MEdward Okulicz (VIC) 1893.0024   1893 (24)
10 MEsther Perrins (NSW) 1882.000  
11 MJoanne Craig (NSW) 1876.0040✓ 1876 (40)
12 MDaniel Piechnick (SA) 1813.0010   1813 (10)
13 MMichael McKenna (NSW) 1788.000  
14 MRyan Sutton (NSW) 1781.000  
15 MRod Talbot (NSW) 1778.0040✓ 1778 (40)
17 MBob Jackman (NSW) 1766.0032✓ 1766 (32)
18 MRon Baginski (QLD) 1752.000  
19 MTrevor Halsall (VIC) 1747.0024   1747 (24)
20 MVictor Tung (NSW) 1739.0024   1739 (24)
1 QLDKaren Richards (QLD) 1734.0039✓ 1734 (39)
1 NSWJohn Holgate (NSW) 1733.0032✓ 1733 (32)
1 SAAdam Kretschmer (SA) 1729.000  
1 VICMythili Rudra (VIC) 1700.0024   1700 (24)
1 TASStephen Mooney Purse(TAS) 1699.000  
2 NSWTony Hunt (NSW) 1698.0046✓ 1698 (46)
3 NSWWayne Jones (NSW) 1689.000  
2 QLDAndrew Hamblin (QLD) 1675.0024   1675 (24)
1 ACTJohn Spaan (ACT) 1657.0024   1657 (24)
2 ACTRonnie Bennett (ACT) 1633.0032✓ 1633 (32)
3 ACTNoel Barrett (ACT) 1626.0032✓ 1626 (32)
2 VICNick Ivanovski (VIC) 1623.000  
3 QLDPaul Richards (QLD) 1610.0029   1610 (29)
3 VICNorma Fisher (VIC) 1607.0036✓ 1607 (36)
Rael Hayman (QLD4) 1607.0032✓ 1607 (32)
Nat Podesser (VIC4) 1607.0031✓ 1607 (31)
Geoff Wright (VIC5) 1597.0014   1597 (14)
2 SACarmel Dodd (SA) 1594.0030✓ 1594 (30)
3 SAAntony Kimber (SA) 1589.0010   1589 (10)
Helen Hynes (QLD5) 1587.005   1587 (5)
Rocky Sharma (NSW4) 1581.008   1581 (8)
Jane Taylor (SA4) 1560.0030✓ 1560 (30)
Trevor Tao (SA5) 1556.000  
John Hamilton (ACT4) 1548.0024   1548 (24)
2 TASDianne Brumby (TAS) 1534.0032✓ 1534 (32)
3 TASJon Ford-King (TAS) 1512.0014   1512 (14)
Martin Rose (TAS4) 1504.000  
Graeme Lock Lee (NSW5) 1498.000  
Tony Williams (ACT5) 1474.0024   1474 (24)
Khen Meerding (TAS5) 1470.0014   1470 (14)

Recently processed:
24.04.2022 April Round Robin (WA) New peak for Chris Hall, Dianne Ward, Sally Martin
24.04.2022 Nats After Party (VIC)
14.05.2022 East Coast (TAS) New peak for Jon Ford-King, Khen Meerding
14.05.2022 QAH May (QLD) New peak for Cameron Farlow
15.05.2022 LANE COVE INAUGURAL (NSW) New peak for John Holgate
15.05.2022 MAY TOURNAMENT (VIC) New peak for Nat Podesser, Geoff Wright
15.05.2022 Melville 2022 (WA) New peak for Chris Hall, Sally Martin