Scrabble Australia
World Scrabble Championship 2009

Selective events 2009
(concluded)

Selective events 2010

Selecting Australia's WSC team for 2009

According to WESPA's new formula, a team of six Australians is to be selected to play in the 2009 World Scrabble Championship which will take place in Johor Bahru, Malaysia from Thu 26 Nov to Sunday 29 November 2009.

The qualifying period is the sixteen month span from 1 March 2008 to 30 June 2009 (thus including two national championships).
Eligibility: You must be be an Australian citizen or permanent resident on 30 June 2009, and be a financial member of ASPA on 30 June 2009.

Players who win major titles

A maximum of two eligible players are selected by winning a prestige tournament, namely

(1) The winner of the 2008 Australian Masters
(2) The winner of the 2009 Australian Championship

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

Players who qualify via ratings

All remaining eligible places will be determined by ratings as follows
  1. The method of ranking candidates is by the four peak statistic (the Q statistic) described below.
  2. Players may appeal to CASPA for a special dispensation in exceptional circumstances.
  3. In the event of any unforeseen issue the decision of CASPA is final.

The four peaks Q statistic

If two players have the same Q statistic, the one with the greater number of games in the qualification period is ranked higher.


Selection has concluded
CONTENDERS Games Q Stat
01.07.2009
Peak (games)
Mar-Jun
Peak (games)
July-Oct
Peak (games)
Nov-Feb
Peak (games)
Mar-Jun
1. Andrew Fisher 2009 AUST CHAMP WINNER (VIC) 175 2110.001934 (55)2029 (25)2157 (30)2215 (65)
2. David Eldar 2008 MASTERS WINNER (VIC) 173 2061.402040 (63)2101 (19)2032 (34)2067 (57)
3. Edward Okulicz (NSW) 221 1977.201949 (17)1999 (72)1946 (66)1996 (66)
4. Chris May (NSW) 173 1976.001969 (50)2040 (71)1991 (37)1940 (15)
5. Naween Fernando (VIC) 179 1965.001978 (38)1933 (31)1894 (54)2010 (56)
6. Peter Kougi (VIC) 214 1897.801824 (55)1902 (35)1919 (79)1922 (45)
ALMOST IN
7. Trevor Halsall (VIC) 304 1897.001868 (81)1824 (60)1921 (67)1936 (96)
8. Alastair Richards (NSW) 262 1887.001793 (48)1910 (90)1944 (54)1894 (70)
9. Joanne Craig (NSW) 302 1865.001840 (88)1883 (84)1810 (40)1896 (90)
10. Bob Jackman (NSW) 366 1856.801843 (71)1856 (119)1857 (65)1864 (111)
11. Esther Perrins (NSW) 141 1841.201820 (17)1915 (63)1875 (20)1798 (41)
12. Michael Hornung (VIC) 231 1837.201847 (85)1906 (32)1819 (60)1807 (54)
13. Joan Rosenthal (NSW) 138 1827.401869 (32)1847 (40)1809 (34)1806 (32)
14. Richard Jeremy (ACT) 137 1803.401816 (55)1815 (39)1766 (14)1810 (29)
15. Rod Talbot (NSW) 268 1755.001826 (77)1786 (83)1733 (45)1715 (63)


Note: Joanne Craig has dual citizenship and will play in the New Zealand WSC team.

Michael Cameron (currently rated 1787) is out, 6 games in period 2 so no peak.
Paul Cleary (currently rated 1832) is out, 0 games in period 1 so no peak.
Julian McKail (currently rated 1846) is out, 0 games in period 2 so no peak.
David Lowden (currently rated 1792) is out, 0 games in period 1 so no peak.

Recently processed:
13.06.2009 Wollongong Winter (NSW) New peak for Edward Okulicz
20.06.2009 Bellerive (TAS)
20.06.2009 SA June (SA)
21.06.2009 Eastern Shore 2009 (TAS)
21.06.2009 vicnsw09 (!Special) New peak for Joanne Craig,Richard Jeremy
27.06.2009 Winter ACT 2009 (ACT) New peak for Joanne Craig
28.06.2009 WA BISECTION 2009 (WA)