Scrabble Australia
Australian Masters and State Team Challenge 2018
Contenders

Selective events 2018

The event

Twenty of the top players will play the Australian Masters as a round robin in Adelaide in September 2018.
At the same time, teams of three players from each of seven states or territories play the State Team Challenge as head-to-head matches. There will be separate side events for other players as well on both Saturday and Sunday.
The venue is the Bridge Association at 243 Young St, Unley.

Rule variation

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

Special Rule:

  1. In the event of a player being absent for one game a forfeit will apply.
  2. Where a player is absent for more than one game, that player cannot resume participation in the tournament and no standby player may be introduced into the tournament.
  3. Where a player is absent for more than one game, any games already played by the no-show/evictee will be voided for the calculation of tournament placings.
  4. Any games already played will be recognised for calculating ratings.
  5. In exceptional circumstances the Tournament Director may consult with the competitors and vary the ruling regarding no-shows

The contenders

The table below shows the teams according to qualification criteria (click here for details) set by the Council of the Australian Scrabble Players Association. It shows the selected teams as at 04.06.2017 plus 3 reserves from each state.

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Australian
Masters
State
Challenge
Contender Q Stat
04.06.2017
Games Peak (games)
May-Aug
Peak (games)
Sep-Dec
Peak (games)
Jan-Apr
1 MDavid Eldar (VIC) 2132.000
2 MAlastair Richards (QLD) 2055.000
3 MEdward Okulicz (NSW) 2011.000
4 MDiyath Visidagamage (VIC) 2000.000
5 MAndrew Fisher (VIC) 1998.000
6 MChris May (NSW) 1990.000
7 MPeter Kougi (VIC) 1966.000
8 MNaween Fernando (VIC) 1960.000
9 MRichard Jeremy (ACT) 1946.000
10 MEsther Perrins (NSW) 1916.000
11 MDaniel Piechnick (SA) 1912.006 1912 (6)
12 MCameron Farlow (QLD) 1897.000
14 MMichael McKenna (ACT) 1865.000
15 MJulian McKail (VIC) 1863.000
16 MTrevor Halsall (VIC) 1858.000
17 MAnand Bharadwaj (VIC) 1849.000
18 MRod Talbot (NSW) 1839.0014 1839 (14)
19 MRyan Sutton (NSW) 1831.000
20 MKristian Saether (QLD) 1811.000
1 VICMythili Rudra (VIC) 1785.000
1 NSWBob Jackman (NSW) 1781.0010 1781 (10)
2 VICNick Ivanovski (VIC) 1761.007 1761 (7)
2 NSWJoanne Craig (NSW) 1754.0010 1754 (10)
3 VICMichael Hornung (VIC) 1754.000
1 QLDRon Baginski (QLD) 1729.000
1 SAMichael Cameron (SA) 1722.005 1722 (5)
2 SASimon Walton (SA) 1711.000
3 NSWWayne Jones (NSW) 1711.000
3 SATrevor Tao (SA) 1700.0011 1700 (11)
Adam Kretschmer (SA4) 1685.005 1685 (5)
2 QLDRyan Anderson (QLD) 1683.000
Alistair Kane (VIC4) 1663.000
Rocky Sharma (NSW4) 1662.0010 1662 (10)
John Holgate (NSW5) 1661.000
Rael Hayman (NSW6) 1653.0014 1653 (14)
Jimmy Scarff (VIC5) 1650.000
1 TASStephen Mooney Purse(TAS) 1644.000
Jason Stockdale (VIC6) 1628.000
1 ACTJohn Spaan (ACT) 1612.0010 1612 (10)
2 TASDianne Brumby (TAS) 1610.000
3 QLDKaren Richards (QLD) 1589.000
Tony Miller (SA5) 1587.0011 1587 (11)
Helen Hynes (QLD4) 1581.000
Carmel Dodd (SA6) 1579.0011 1579 (11)
3 TASBarry Argent (TAS) 1579.000
Quentin Abbott (QLD5) 1577.000
Jane Brown (QLD6) 1553.008 1553 (8)
Martin Rose (TAS4) 1516.000
2 ACTNoel Barrett (ACT) 1476.0010 1476 (10)
3 ACTJohn Hamilton (ACT) 1469.0010 1469 (10)
Khen Meerding (TAS5) 1465.000
Alex Boiko (ACT4) 1406.000
Marie London (TAS6) 1388.000
Madeleine Emerson (ACT5) 1353.000
Tim Reddan (ACT6) 1349.000

Recently processed:
13.05.2017 SA May (SA) New peak for Trevor Tao, Daniel Piechnick, Carmel Dodd, Tony Miller
14.05.2017 Tri-State (ACT) New peak for Bob Jackman, Joanne Craig, Rocky Sharma, John Spaan, Noel Barrett, John Hamilton
21.05.2017 Bundaberg & Bargara (QLD) New peak for Jane Brown
21.05.2017 Melville (WA) New peak for Russell Honeybun, Chris Hall, David Vanzyl, Graham Bell, Edie Mueller, Dianne Ward
21.05.2017 ULLADULLA (NSW) New peak for Rod Talbot, Rael Hayman
27.05.2017 May Pub Tourney (SA) New peak for Trevor Tao, Michael Cameron, Adam Kretschmer, Tony Miller
28.05.2017 CRANBOURNE (VIC) New peak for Nick Ivanovski