Scrabble Australia
Australian Masters and State Team Challenge 2020
Contenders

Selective events 2019

The event

Twenty of the top players will play the Australian Masters as a round robin in September 2020.
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.

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 19.08.2019 plus 3 reserves from each state.

More details revealed as you move your mouse over the table.


Masters
or State

Contender
Q Stat
19.08.2019
Games Peak (games)
May-Aug
Peak (games)
Sep-Dec
Peak (games)
Jan-Apr
1 MDavid Eldar (VIC) 2110.000
2 MAndrew Fisher (VIC) 2040.007 2040 (7)
3 MChris May (NSW) 2033.0018 2033 (18)
4 MCameron Farlow (QLD) 1990.0032 1990 (32)
5 MNaween Fernando (VIC) 1988.0023 1988 (23)
6 MEdward Okulicz (VIC) 1947.0018 1947 (18)
7 MPeter Kougi (VIC) 1931.0018 1931 (18)
8 MTrevor Halsall (VIC) 1886.0037 1886 (37)
9 MDaniel Piechnick (SA) 1875.0022 1875 (22)
10 MAnand Bharadwaj (VIC) 1874.0025 1874 (25)
11 MBob Jackman (NSW) 1870.0050 1870 (50)
12 MMichael Cameron (SA) 1867.0029 1867 (29)
13 MJoanne Craig (NSW) 1865.0051 1865 (51)
14 MAdam Kretschmer (SA) 1844.0052 1844 (52)
15 MEsther Perrins (NSW) 1838.000
16 MJakob Teitelbaum (ACT) 1836.000
17 MMythili Rudra (VIC) 1788.0025 1788 (25)
19 MRyan Sutton (NSW) 1770.0040 1770 (40)
1 NSWVictor Tung (NSW) 1739.0033 1739 (33)
2 NSWTony Hunt (NSW) 1728.0031 1728 (31)
1 QLDAndrew Hamblin (QLD) 1719.0024 1719 (24)
3 NSWJohn Holgate (NSW) 1712.0041 1712 (41)
Rod Talbot (NSW4) 1711.0061 1711 (61)
2 QLDDerek McKenzie (QLD) 1703.0016 1703 (16)
1 VICJimmy Scarff (VIC) 1699.007 1699 (7)
2 VICNick Ivanovski (VIC) 1692.0018 1692 (18)
1 SACarmel Dodd (SA) 1688.0023 1688 (23)
Rocky Sharma (NSW5) 1688.0017 1688 (17)
2 SASimon Walton (SA) 1679.005 1679 (5)
Wayne Jones (NSW6) 1673.0022 1673 (22)
3 VICNorma Fisher (VIC) 1668.0054 1668 (54)
3 SATrevor Tao (SA) 1668.0011 1668 (11)
3 QLDRon Baginski (QLD) 1668.008 1668 (8)
1 ACTJohn Hamilton (ACT) 1655.0036 1655 (36)
1 TASStephen Mooney Purse(TAS) 1653.004 1653 (4)
Barry Jordan (SA4) 1641.0041 1641 (41)
Natasha Podesser (VIC4) 1639.0027 1639 (27)
Helen Hynes (QLD4) 1635.002 1635 (2)
2 ACTJohn Spaan (ACT) 1632.0027 1632 (27)
Rael Hayman (QLD5) 1632.007 1632 (7)
Geoff Wright (VIC5) 1628.0050 1628 (50)
3 ACTNoel Barrett (ACT) 1608.0048 1608 (48)
Tony Miller (SA5) 1606.0018 1606 (18)
Jane Taylor (SA6) 1603.0028 1603 (28)
Karen Richards (QLD6) 1592.0038 1592 (38)
2 TASDianne Brumby (TAS) 1577.0052 1577 (52)
Gwen Lampre (VIC6) 1535.0025 1535 (25)
3 TASMartin Rose (TAS) 1479.0025 1479 (25)
Alex Boiko (ACT4) 1466.0033 1466 (33)
Ronnie Bennett (ACT5) 1437.0035 1437 (35)
Ros Wilkinson (TAS4) 1432.0021 1432 (21)
Jon Ford-King (TAS5) 1422.004 1422 (4)
Khen Meerding (TAS6) 1420.0018 1420 (18)
Tony Williams (ACT6) 1355.0010 1355 (10)

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