|Melbourne||2005||Trevor Halsall||SA||Carmel Dodd (SA)|
|Wollongong||2006||Bob Jackman||WA||Edie Mueller(WA)|
|Melbourne||2007||Naween Fernando||VIC||Tony Hunt (NSW)|
|Melbourne||2008||David Eldar||QLD||Harry Malcolm (VIC)|
|Sydney||2009||Andrew Fisher||QLD||Chris Hall (WA)|
|Melbourne||2010||Peter Kougi||NSW||Michael McKenna (NSW)|
|Adelaide||2011||Edward Okulicz||QLD||John Spaan (ACT)|
|Sydney||2012||Edward Okulicz||NSW||Tony Hunt (NSW)|
|Melbourne||2013||Alastair Richards||VIC||Matte Dunn (VIC)|
|Adelaide||2014||Cameron Farlowe||NSW||Ryan Sutton (NSW)|
|Sydney||2015||Naween Fernando||NSW||Tim Mason (WA)|
The venueThe Alexander Motor Inn in Essendon, Victoria
The formatAustralia's top 20 players are selected over a 12 month qualifying period, and then additionally a there are teams of three players representing each of the participating states and territories. You can see how the selection worked at this page.
The top 20 play a round robin of 19 rounds, and simultaneously the 21 players in the State Challenge play a modified round robin which has each player playing the 18 players from the opposing teams.
Saturday morning! September 10, 2016
Play under way...
Our venue: Fredricks Restaurant on Mt Alexander Road
Good friends Mythili Rudra and Alastair Richards
Players from all round Australia have converged on the Alexander Motor Inn, all arriving on time and ready to play. First time Tournament Director is Natasha Podesser, and Amy Hutchinson is the Computer Operator, with Barry Harridge doing his usual fine job of setting up the website and the tournament software, thank you all. The other two involved in the organisation of the event are Carol Johnsen and Norma Fisher who have done an enormous amount of work, and Elaine Capewell is in charge of catering and doing a fine job.
Adam Kretschmer, Antony Kimber, Oliver Jenner O'Shea
John Barker, Greg Pinchbeck, Edie Mueller, Graeme Lock Lee
Fun at lunchtime - yummy chicken, and Trevor plays Russell
Ryan Sutton, Esther Perrins and Victor Tung,
all from New South Wales
The workers - John and Elaine Capewell, Barry
Harridge, Natasha Podesser and Amy Hutchinson
Nick Ivanovski, our very competent reporter, with
the lunchtime Masters leader Andrew Fisher
Heather Long plays Mythili Rudra
Noel Barrett and Martin Rose
Robin Andersen and Gwen Lampre
Nick Ivanovski and Karen Richards
Andrew Fisher plays Victor Tung
At the end of today's play Andrew Fisher on 9 wins remains a game clear of Alastair Richards, Joanne Craig and Esther Perrins, whilst in the Team Challenge the top three players are all on seven wins - John Barker, Trish Reynolds and Jane Taylor.
Most have stayed for the celebratory dinner, a lovely three course meal at the restaurant - the playing room was quickly cleared and equally quickly transformed into the dining area - the staff at Fredricks Restaurant here at the Mount Alexander Motel are extremely helpful and courteous.
The team from the Australian Capital Territory -
Noel Barrett, John Spaan and Alex Boiko
The lads from New South Wales - Graeme Lock Lee,
Greg Pinchbeck and John Barker
The Queensland players - Paul Richards, Roberta
Tait and Trish Reynolds
Representing South Australia - Antony Kimber,
Jane Taylor and Oliver Jenner-O'Shea
The Tasmanian Team - with a Rose in the middle!
Keri Hart, Martin Rose and Dianne Brumby
The Western Australians - Robin Andersen,
David Vanzyl and Edie Mueller
The Victorians, this year's hosts - Gwen Lampre,
Norma Fisher and Carol Johnsen
The team tallies after Round Eleven, with
the Vics in the lead.....
A great game was played between Carol Johnsen and John Spaan, with Carol scoring 523 points to John's 511, a game total of 1034 - well done to you both!
Here are some great matchups in Round 17...
Joanne plays Andrew
Noel plays David
Mythil plays Trevor, Alastair v Esther
Trish plays Edie
Norma plays Jane
Masters: Joanne Craig, Alastair Richards, John Holgate, Andrew Fisher
The final team placings
The Team tussle was won by Western Australia on 34.5 wins, two games clear of Victoria on 32.5, with South Australia a further game behind. Well done, W.A.
The winner of the Teams individual comp was David Vanzyl on 13 wins, well clear of Noel Barrett on 11 wins.
Congratulations to Joanne and David and Western Australia, well played all!
The Australian Masters winner, Joanne
Craig from New South Wales
The two who tied for the High Word
award - Heather Long and Nick Ivanovski
The victorious W.A. team - Edie Mueller,
David Vanzyl and Robin Andersen
Team event, 2nd place. Carol Johnsen
& Norma Fisher (missing Gwen Lampre)
Winners of the individual comp within the
Teams event - David Vanzyl & Noel Barrett