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The Trans Tasman is an event which has been held every two years since 1996. It has a team from Australia playing a team from New Zealand. The host country alternates.

This year the format is likely to be a round robin with 14 Aussies and 10 Kiwis and will be hosted in Sydney from 5-7 Nov 2022.

This event will be rated within Australia. Many New Zealand players have a rating in the Australian rating data base. The lexicon is Collins Scrabble Words 2019.

Selecting Australia's team for 2022

Here is how the Australians will be selected by CASPA. The qualifying period is the six month span from 1 Apr 2022 to 3 Oct 2022. extended to include NSW Champs
Eligibility: You must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident , and be a financial member of ASPA on 30 Sep 2022.
  1. The method of ranking candidates is by a two peak statistic (the Q statistic) described below..
  2. Players may appeal to CASPA for a special dispensation in exceptional circumstances.
  3. In the event of any unforeseen issue the decision of CASPA is final.

The twin peaks Q statistic

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

  1. Subperiods are Apr to Jun and Jul to Oct 3.
  2. The Qstat: The qualifying statistic is Q = (P1 + 3 x P3)/4 , which is a weighted average of peak ratings in the two subperiods.
  3. Missed peak: There is no penalty for missing a peak.
  4. Number of games: You must play 30 games in the qualification period.
  5. Multiday tournament which spans two subperiods will be treated for peak and game count as occurring on the first day.
  6. Missed games: If you miss a game in a tournament for any reason other than an assigned bye, you cannot count a peak attained in that tournament for any qualification purposes. Games played will count towards games quotas. Ratings will be calculated as usual, with byes and forfeits not rated.

If two players have the same Q statistic, the one with the greater number of games in the qualification period is ranked higher. Bob Jackman is asking contenders whether they intend to go.



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CONTENDERS
14 quota
Games Q Stat
30.06.2022
Peak (games)
Apr-Jun
Peak (games)
Jul-Oct 3
1. David Eldar (VIC) 47 2088.002088 (47)
2. Chris May (NSW) 24 2044.002044 (24)
3. Jakob Teitelbaum (ACT) 0 2025.00
4. Cameron Farlow (QLD) 31 1982.001982 (31)
5. Anand Bharadwaj (VIC) 16 1982.001982 (16)
6. Andrew Fisher (VIC) 40 1977.001977 (40)
7. Peter Kougi (VIC) 24 1951.001951 (24)
8. Naween Fernando (VIC) 16 1949.001949 (16)
9. Edward Okulicz (VIC) 47 1913.001913 (47)
10. Esther Perrins (NSW) 0 1882.00
Joanne Craig (NZ) 40 1876.001876 (40)
11. Daniel Piechnick (SA) 20 1824.001824 (20)
13. Michael McKenna (NSW) 0 1788.00
14. Trevor Halsall (VIC) 31 1783.001783 (31)
ALMOST IN
15. Ryan Sutton (NSW) 0 1781.00
16. Rod Talbot (NSW) 53 1778.001778 (53)
17. Bob Jackman (NSW) 45 1776.001776 (45)
18. John Holgate (NSW) 45 1770.001770 (45)
19. Ron Baginski (QLD) 0 1752.00
21. Victor Tung (NSW) 24 1739.001739 (24)
22. Karen Richards (QLD) 63 1734.001734 (63)
24. Tony Hunt (NSW) 59 1712.001712 (59)
25. Adam Kretschmer (SA) 18 1705.001705 (18)
26. Mythili Rudra (VIC) 24 1700.001700 (24)
27. Stephen Mooney Purse (TAS) 0 1699.00
28. Wayne Jones (NSW) 0 1689.00
29. Andrew Hamblin (QLD) 24 1675.001675 (24)
30. John Spaan (ACT) 40 1671.001671 (40)

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