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Selecting Australia's team for 2023

The 2023 WESPA Scrabble Championship will be held in Las Vegas from July 28 to August 2. A team of 13 Australians will be selected by CASPA. This is 13 quota plus David Eldar. See country quotas
Eligibility: You must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident on 30 June 2023, and be a financial member of ASPA on 30 June 2023.

Selection by major titles

A maximum of two eligible players are selected by tournament success, namely

(1) The winner of the 2022 Australian Masters.
(2) The highest placed eligible Australian in the 2023 Australian Championship.

Players who qualify this way must also play 40 games recognised by ASPA during the qualifying period.

If any of these berths is unfilled for any reason, the place is taken by another player selected via ratings as described below.

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.




CONTENDERS
13 quota
Games Q Stat
28.11.2022
Peak (games)
Jun to Sep
Peak (games)
Oct to Jan
Peak (games)
Feb to May
David Eldar (VIC) Past WSC Winner 2017 54✓ 2087.002099 (35)2075 (19)
1. Anand Bharadwaj (VIC) 16 1982.001982 (16)
2. Andrew Fisher (VIC) 42✓ 1976.501971 (28)1982 (14)
3. Naween Fernando (VIC) 2022 MASTERS WINNER 84✓ 1955.001949 (49)1961 (35)
4. Cameron Farlow (QLD) 58✓ 1951.001975 (43)1927 (15)
5. Chris May (NSW) 24 1948.00*1844 (0)2052 (24)
6. Edward Okulicz (VIC) 91✓ 1923.501930 (53)1917 (38)
7. Peter Kougi (VIC) 33 1904.001903 (19)1905 (14)
8. Esther Perrins (NSW) 94✓ 1896.001888 (18)1904 (76)
9. Trevor Halsall (VIC) 75✓ 1812.001803 (40)1821 (35)
10. Daniel Piechnick (SA) 50✓ 1804.501824 (34)1785 (16)
11. Joanne Craig (NSW) 155✓ 1804.001783 (60)1825 (95)
13. Rod Talbot (NSW) 160✓ 1786.001806 (65)1766 (95)
ALMOST IN
14. Bob Jackman (NSW) 149✓ 1772.001776 (54)1768 (95)
15. Victor Tung (NSW) 81✓ 1761.001682 (18)1840 (63)
16. John Holgate (NSW) 134✓ 1749.501780 (47)1719 (87)
19. Adam Kretschmer (SA) 60✓ 1719.001705 (22)1733 (38)
20. Stephen Mooney Purse (TAS) 22 1716.001712 (8)1720 (14)

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