Pending CASPA approval

Scrabble Australia
Australian Masters and State Team Challenge 2021
Contenders

The event

It is intended that twenty of the top players will play the Australian Masters as a round robin in Sydney in September or October 2021.
At the same time, teams of three players from each of seven states or territories would play the State Team Challenge as head-to-head matches.

Rule variation

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

The contenders

The table below shows the teams according to qualification criteria set by the Council of the Australian Scrabble Players Association.

Australian Masters

The selection comprises the best twenty active players (those players who have played at least one game during the qualification period) ranked by Q statistic.

State Team Challenge

Each state team will comprise three eligible players who have not already been selected for the Masters event and are the next best three from their state, ranked by Q statistic.
If insufficient eligible players are available, the state will not be permitted to participate in the State Team Challenge for that year unless a maximum of one stand-in can be fielded before the tournament from any state (generally, but not necessarily, that state in which the tournament takes place). That stand-in must also meet the above criteria.
An eligible stand-in may also be fielded in the event of illness or other unforeseen circumstance during the tournament.

The two peaks Q statistic

This is a temporary fix, taking into account the effects of Covid-19 during 2020.
The primary criterion for ranking candidates is the Q statistic calculated like this: Here are the indicative selected teams as at 11.04.2021 plus 3 reserves from each state.

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Masters
or State

Contender
Q Stat
11.04.2021
Games Peak (games)
Jan-Apr
Peak (games)
May-Jul
1 MDavid Eldar (VIC) 2146.0037 2146 (37)
2 MChris May (NSW) 2078.0042 2078 (42)
3 MJakob Teitelbaum (ACT) 2040.0036 2040 (36)
4 MAndrew Fisher (VIC) 2027.0031 2027 (31)
5 MAnand Bharadwaj (VIC) 1966.0014 1966 (14)
6 MEsther Perrins (NSW) 1962.0042 1962 (42)
7 MNaween Fernando (VIC) 1938.007 1938 (7)
8 MPeter Kougi (VIC) 1924.0030 1924 (30)
9 MTrevor Halsall (VIC) 1901.0029 1901 (29)
10 MEdward Okulicz (VIC) 1885.0013 1885 (13)
11 MCameron Farlow (QLD) 1880.0040 1880 (40)
12 MDaniel Piechnick (SA) 1865.0036 1865 (36)
13 MJoanne Craig (NSW) 1802.0076 1802 (76)
14 MMichael Cameron (SA) 1797.000
15 MAdam Kretschmer (SA) 1757.0040 1757 (40)
17 MVictor Tung (NSW) 1749.0058 1749 (58)
18 MMythili Rudra (VIC) 1740.0030 1740 (30)
19 MRod Talbot (NSW) 1735.0088 1735 (88)
20 MWayne Jones (NSW) 1732.000
1 QLDRon Baginski (QLD) 1724.000
1 TASStephen Mooney Purse(TAS) 1721.000
1 NSWJohn Holgate (NSW) 1706.0072 1706 (72)
2 QLDRael Hayman (QLD) 1704.0024 1704 (24)
2 NSWBob Jackman (NSW) 1698.0076 1698 (76)
3 QLDKaren Richards (QLD) 1691.0040 1691 (40)
1 SACarmel Dodd (SA) 1687.0060 1687 (60)
Andrew Hamblin (QLD4) 1685.000
1 ACTJohn Hamilton (ACT) 1666.0017 1666 (17)
1 VICGeoff Wright (VIC) 1659.0026 1659 (26)
3 NSWJoan Rosenthal (NSW) 1639.000
2 SATrevor Tao (SA) 1627.0016 1627 (16)
2 VICNick Ivanovski (VIC) 1621.000
Tony Hunt (NSW4) 1620.0041 1620 (41)
3 SASimon Walton (SA) 1605.000
Jane Taylor (SA4) 1587.0064 1587 (64)
Jane Brown (QLD5) 1582.0016 1582 (16)
Rocky Sharma (NSW5) 1579.0017 1579 (17)
2 ACTJohn Spaan (ACT) 1579.0012 1579 (12)
3 ACTNoel Barrett (ACT) 1567.0077 1567 (77)
3 VICNatasha Podesser (VIC) 1563.007 1563 (7)
Paul Richards (QLD6) 1561.0040 1561 (40)
Tony Miller (SA5) 1559.0020 1559 (20)
Norma Fisher (VIC4) 1558.000
Ronnie Bennett (ACT4) 1552.0036 1552 (36)
Carol Johnsen (VIC5) 1543.0060 1543 (60)
Barry Jordan (SA6) 1541.000
Graeme Lock Lee (NSW6) 1533.0050 1533 (50)
2 TASDianne Brumby (TAS) 1481.0038 1481 (38)
Jeremy Yip (VIC6) 1476.000
Alex Boiko (ACT5) 1461.0036 1461 (36)
3 TASMartin Rose (TAS) 1460.0031 1460 (31)
Jon Ford-King (TAS4) 1437.0013 1437 (13)
Khen Meerding (TAS5) 1406.0013 1406 (13)
Tony Williams (ACT6) 1399.0036 1399 (36)
Margaret Griggs (TAS6) 1333.0020 1333 (20)

Recently processed:
14.03.2021 Joy Deans Memorial (WA) New peak for Chris Hall, Ian Ting
14.03.2021 NO FRILLS 2 (NSW) New peak for John Holgate, Bob Jackman
14.03.2021 Teams Challenge (VIC)
20.03.2021 Nationals Warmup (ACT) New peak for Jakob Teitelbaum, Alex Boiko, John Hamilton, Ronnie Bennett, Tony Williams, John Spaan
20.03.2021 Ross March (TAS) New peak for Martin Rose, Margaret Griggs
03.04.2021 OZ CHAMPS (NSW) New peak for Chris May, Jakob Teitelbaum, Cameron Farlow, Noel Barrett, Karen Richards, Bob Jackman, Rael Hayman, Ronnie Bennett, Tony Hunt, Tony Williams
11.04.2021 SA April (SA)