Scrabble Australia
The Trans Tasman 2020
Contenders

Selective events 2019

The event

Every two years, Australia and New Zealand compete in the Trans-Tasman event. In 2020, the competition will be held in Australia, and the format when it is in Australia is now such that there will be 16 Aussies and 10 Kiwis, playing a Round Robin over 25 rounds.

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. You must be a financial member of ASPA for the entire qualifying period.
  2. You 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 2019 to April 30 2020 inclusive.
  2. Subperiods are May to Aug 2019, Sep 2019 to Dec 2020 and Jan 2020 to Apr 2020.
  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 15.09.2019 plus 20 more who are almost in.

More details revealed as you move your mouse over the table.
Rank  
THE TEAM
Q Stat
15.09.2019
Games Peak (games)
May-Aug
Peak (games)
Sep-Dec
Peak (games)
Jan-Apr
1 Chris May(NSW) 2046.0037 2033 (18)2059 (19)
2 Andrew Fisher(VIC) 2023.0033 2040 (14)2006 (19)
3 Cameron Farlow(QLD) 1999.5051 1990 (32)2009 (19)
4 Naween Fernando(VIC) 1996.0047 1997 (28)1995 (19)
5 Edward Okulicz(VIC) 1947.0049 1950 (30)1944 (19)
6 Peter Kougi(VIC) 1936.0037 1931 (18)1941 (19)
7 Esther Perrins(NSW) 1913.5043 1898 (24)1929 (19)
8 David Eldar(VIC) 1910.00*0 1910 (0)
9 Anand Bharadwaj(VIC) 1894.0030 1894 (30)
10 Daniel Piechnick(SA) 1875.0027 1875 (27)
11 Michael Cameron(SA) 1867.0042 1867 (42)
12 Trevor Halsall(VIC) 1837.5056 1886 (37)1789 (19)
13 Bob Jackman(NSW) 1834.00101 1878 (82)1790 (19)
14 Joanne Craig(NSW) 1829.50102 1865 (83)1794 (19)
15 Adam Kretschmer(SA) 1824.0084 1844 (65)1804 (19)
16 Rod Talbot(NSW) 1807.50112 1807 (93)1808 (19)
ALMOST IN
18 Victor Tung(NSW) 1778.5052 1739 (33)1818 (19)
20 Mythili Rudra(VIC) 1762.5051 1788 (32)1737 (19)
21 Ryan Sutton(NSW) 1755.0067 1770 (48)1740 (19)
22 Jakob Teitelbaum(ACT) 1742.00*19 1636 (0)1848 (19)
24 Andrew Hamblin(QLD) 1719.0048 1719 (48)
25 Tony Hunt(NSW) 1706.0079 1728 (60)1684 (19)
26 Derek McKenzie(QLD) 1703.0016 1703 (16)
27 Jimmy Scarff(VIC) 1699.007 1699 (7)
28 Nick Ivanovski(VIC) 1692.0025 1692 (25)
29 Rocky Sharma(NSW) 1688.0025 1688 (25)
30 Simon Walton(SA) 1679.005 1679 (5)
31 Wayne Jones(NSW) 1673.0022 1673 (22)
32 Trevor Tao(SA) 1668.0011 1668 (11)
33 Ron Baginski(QLD) 1668.008 1668 (8)
34 Carmel Dodd(SA) 1665.5078 1688 (60)1643 (18)
35 John Holgate(NSW) 1658.5084 1712 (65)1605 (19)

David Eldar (VIC) (currently rated 2110) Peak 1 = 2110−200
Jakob Teitelbaum (ACT) (currently rated 1848) Peak 1 = 1836−200

Recently processed:
17.08.2019 ROSS AUG (TAS)
17.08.2019 TSV mini (QLD)
18.08.2019 AUGTRIS (WA) New peak for Russell Honeybun, David Vanzyl
18.08.2019 HILLS Tournament (NSW) New peak for Rod Talbot
18.08.2019 RYMAN CLASSIC (VIC)
18.08.2019 SA August 4-4 (SA)
18.08.2019 Youth Fundraiser #2 (ACT) New peak for Bob Jackman
25.08.2019 WESPA Seniors 2019 (QLD) New peak for Esther Perrins, Rod Talbot
31.08.2019 August Pub Tourney (SA)
31.08.2019 sat sessions 4b (VIC) New peak for Naween Fernando, Anand Bharadwaj, Edward Okulicz
08.09.2019 Australian Masters and State Team Challenge (ACT) New peak for Chris May, Cameron Farlow, Victor Tung, Naween Fernando, Esther Perrins, Andrew Fisher, Peter Kougi, Edward Okulicz, Jakob Teitelbaum, Rod Talbot, Adam Kretschmer, Russell Honeybun, Bob Jackman, Ryan Sutton, Tony Hunt, Joanne Craig, Trevor Halsall, Mythili Rudra, David Vanzyl, John Holgate, Carmel Dodd