Scrabble Australia
The Trans Tasman 2018
Contenders

Selective events 2018

The event

Every two years, Australia and New Zealand compete in the Trans-Tasman event. In 2018, the competition will be held in New Zealand, and the format has reverted to the traditional one of 12 Aussies and 12 Kiwis.

Selection process

This is an invitational event where players are selected by the Council of Australian Scrabble Players Association.

Qualification criteria

The qualification criteria are:
  1. A player must be a financial member of ASPA for the entire qualifying period.
  2. A player must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident. Temporary visa holders are not eligible.
  3. The method of ranking candidates is by the three peak statistic (the Q statistic) described below.

The three peaks Q statistic

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

  1. The qualification period is May 1 2017 to April 30 2018 inclusive.
  2. Subperiods are May to Aug 2017, Sep 2017 to Dec 2018 and Jan 2018 to Apr 2018.
  3. A multiday tournament which spans two periods will be treated for peak and game count as occurring on the first day.
  4. The qualifying statistic is Q = (P1 + P2 + 2 x P3)/4 , which is a weighted average of peak ratings in three subperiods.
  5. If you play no games rated by ASPA in a period, your peak in that period is equal to the rating before that period minus 200. This applies to one period only.
  6. You must have played at least 60 games rated by ASPA in the qualifying period before the last peak.

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

The contenders

The table below shows the notional team as at 04.06.2017 plus 20 more who are almost in.

More details revealed as you move your mouse over the table.
Rank  
THE TEAM
Q Stat
04.06.2017
Games Peak (games)
May-Aug
Peak (games)
Sep-Dec
Peak (games)
Jan-Apr
1 David Eldar(VIC) 2132.000
2 Alastair Richards(QLD) 2055.000
3 Edward Okulicz(NSW) 2011.000
4 Diyath Visidagamage(VIC) 2000.000
5 Andrew Fisher(VIC) 1998.000
6 Chris May(NSW) 1990.000
7 Peter Kougi(VIC) 1966.000
8 Naween Fernando(VIC) 1960.000
9 Richard Jeremy(ACT) 1946.000
10 Esther Perrins(NSW) 1916.000
11 Daniel Piechnick(SA) 1912.006 1912 (6)
12 Cameron Farlow(QLD) 1897.000
ALMOST IN
14 Michael McKenna(ACT) 1865.000
15 Julian McKail(VIC) 1863.000
16 Trevor Halsall(VIC) 1858.000
17 Anand Bharadwaj(VIC) 1849.000
18 Rod Talbot(NSW) 1839.0014 1839 (14)
19 Ryan Sutton(NSW) 1831.000
20 Kristian Saether(QLD) 1811.000
21 Mythili Rudra(VIC) 1785.000
22 Bob Jackman(NSW) 1781.0010 1781 (10)
23 Nick Ivanovski(VIC) 1761.007 1761 (7)
24 Joanne Craig(NSW) 1754.0010 1754 (10)
25 Michael Hornung(VIC) 1754.000
26 Ron Baginski(QLD) 1729.000
27 Michael Cameron(SA) 1722.005 1722 (5)
28 Simon Walton(SA) 1711.000
29 Wayne Jones(NSW) 1711.000
31 Trevor Tao(SA) 1700.0011 1700 (11)

Recently processed:
13.05.2017 SA May (SA) New peak for Trevor Tao, Daniel Piechnick
14.05.2017 Tri-State (ACT) New peak for Bob Jackman, Joanne Craig
21.05.2017 Bundaberg & Bargara (QLD)
21.05.2017 Melville (WA) New peak for Russell Honeybun, David Vanzyl
21.05.2017 ULLADULLA (NSW) New peak for Rod Talbot
27.05.2017 May Pub Tourney (SA) New peak for Trevor Tao, Michael Cameron
28.05.2017 CRANBOURNE (VIC) New peak for Nick Ivanovski