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Selective events 2022

Selective events 2023


Twenty of the top players hope to play the Australian Masters as a round robin somewhere, sometime in September 2023.
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 that which is used in the majority of states (probably 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 three peaks Q statistic


The primary criterion for ranking candidates is the Q statistic calculated like this:

Players may appeal to CASPA for a special dispensation in exceptional circumstances. In the event of any unforeseen issue the decision of CASPA is final.


Here are the indicative selected teams as at 03.07.2022 plus 3 reserves from each state. A tick ✓ shows that the games quota has been met.



Masters
or State

Contender
Q Stat
03.07.2022
Games Peak (games)
Jun to Sep
Peak (games)
Oct to Jan
Peak (games)
Feb to May
1 MDavid Eldar (VIC) 2049.0023   2049 (23)
2 MChris May (NSW) 2044.000  
3 MAnand Bharadwaj (VIC) 1982.0016   1982 (16)
4 MCameron Farlow (QLD) 1982.000  
5 MAndrew Fisher (VIC) 1971.0016   1971 (16)
6 MPeter Kougi (VIC) 1951.000  
7 MNaween Fernando (VIC) 1949.0016   1949 (16)
8 MEdward Okulicz (VIC) 1913.0023   1913 (23)
9 MEsther Perrins (NSW) 1882.000  
10 MDaniel Piechnick (SA) 1824.0010   1824 (10)
12 MTrevor Halsall (VIC) 1783.007   1783 (7)
13 MRyan Sutton (NSW) 1781.000  
14 MJohn Holgate (NSW) 1780.0021   1780 (21)
15 MBob Jackman (NSW) 1776.0021   1776 (21)
17 MVictor Tung (NSW) 1739.000  
18 MJoanne Craig (NSW) 1731.008   1731 (8)
20 MTony Hunt (NSW) 1716.0021   1716 (21)
STATE CHALLENGE TROPHY
1 TASStephen Mooney Purse(TAS) 1712.004   1712 (4)
1 SAAdam Kretschmer (SA) 1705.0010   1705 (10)
1 VICMythili Rudra (VIC) 1700.000  
1 NSWWayne Jones (NSW) 1689.000  
1 QLDAndrew Hamblin (QLD) 1675.000  
2 NSWRod Talbot (NSW) 1674.0013   1674 (13)
1 ACTJohn Spaan (ACT) 1671.008   1671 (8)
2 ACTRonnie Bennett (ACT) 1633.000  
2 QLDKaren Richards (QLD) 1626.0024   1626 (24)
2 VICNick Ivanovski (VIC) 1622.007   1622 (7)
3 VICGeoff Wright (VIC) 1613.0023   1613 (23)
3 NSWRocky Sharma (NSW) 1612.0013   1612 (13)
2 SAJane Taylor (SA) 1605.0026   1605 (26)
3 ACTJohn Hamilton (ACT) 1605.008   1605 (8)
Noel Barrett (ACT4) 1602.008   1602 (8)
3 QLDRael Hayman (QLD) 1597.000  
Nat Podesser (VIC4) 1575.0023   1575 (23)
Paul Richards (QLD4) 1568.0024   1568 (24)
Helen Hynes (QLD5) 1556.005   1556 (5)
3 SAMichael Vnuk (SA) 1551.006   1551 (6)
Jane Brown (QLD6) 1549.008   1549 (8)
Antony Kimber (SA4) 1545.006   1545 (6)
Norma Fisher (VIC5) 1543.0023   1543 (23)
Tony Miller (SA5) 1541.000  
2 TASDianne Brumby (TAS) 1534.000  
3 TASKhen Meerding (TAS) 1516.0012   1516 (12)
Jon Ford-King (TAS4) 1512.0016   1512 (16)
Jeremy Yip (NSW4) 1512.008   1512 (8)
Carmel Dodd (SA6) 1506.0026   1506 (26)
Garth van Vliet (NSW5) 1506.008   1506 (8)
Graeme Lock Lee (NSW6) 1498.000  
Martin Rose (TAS5) 1494.0016   1494 (16)
Alan Burn (VIC6) 1483.000  
Tony Williams (ACT5) 1474.000  
Margaret Webb (TAS6) 1366.004   1366 (4)
Alex Boiko (ACT6) 1359.000  

Recently processed:
18.06.2022 Toowoomba June (QLD) New peak for Jane Brown, Martin Rose
19.06.2022 SA June (SA) New peak for Daniel Piechnick, Michael Vnuk, Jane Taylor, Antony Kimber
25.06.2022 ACT Winter Open (ACT) New peak for John Spaan, John Hamilton
26.06.2022 Bassendean (WA) New peak for Russell Honeybun, David Vanzyl, Ian Ting, Edie Mueller
26.06.2022 Vic June Tournament (VIC) New peak for David Eldar, Trevor Halsall, Edward Okulicz, Nick Ivanovski
28.06.2022 Kingston (TAS) New peak for Stephen Mooney Purse, Jon Ford-King, Margaret Webb
02.07.2022 NO FRILLS 3 (NSW) New peak for Tony Hunt, John Holgate, Garth van Vliet, Jeremy Yip, Joanne Craig, Noel Barrett