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Selecting Australia's team for 2023

The 2023 WESPA Scrabble Championship will be held in Las Vegas. The North American Scrabble Players Association has announced :
The 2023 WESPA Championship (WESPAC) marks the first time since 2001 that the world championship will be contested in North America. It commences with the Last Chance Qualifying Tournament on Friday July 21 and continues with the invitational Main Event from Saturday July 22 through Wednesday July 26. For those not competing in the invitational, there will be both open Collins and NWL events concurrent with WESPAC. Both events will take place at the Westgate Las Vegas Resorts & Casino at 3000 Paradise Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA. For the benefit of international travelers who must obtain visas, registration will open earlier than usual for both Championships. A special room rate has been negotiated for event participants.

A team of 13 Australians will be selected by CASPA. This is 13 quota plus David Eldar. See country quotas
Eligibility: You must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident on 30 June 2023, and be a financial member of ASPA on 30 June 2023.

Selection by major titles

A maximum of two eligible players are selected by tournament success, namely

(1) The winner of the 2022 Australian Masters.
(2) The highest placed eligible Australian in the 2023 Australian Championship.

Players who qualify this way must also play 40 games recognised by ASPA during the qualifying period.

If any of these berths is unfilled for any reason, the place is taken by another player selected via ratings as described below.

The three peaks Q statistic


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

Players may appeal to CASPA for a special dispensation in exceptional circumstances. In the event of any unforeseen issue the decision of CASPA is final.




CONTENDERS
13 quota
Games Q Stat
30.01.2023
Peak (games)
Jun to Sep
Peak (games)
Oct to Jan
Peak (games)
Feb to May
David Eldar (VIC) Past WSC Winner 2017 71✓ 2087.002099 (35)2075 (36)
1. Andrew Fisher (VIC) 59✓ 1994.001971 (28)2017 (31)
2. Naween Fernando (VIC) 2022 MASTERS WINNER 94✓ 1955.001949 (49)1961 (45)
3. Cameron Farlow (QLD) 83✓ 1951.001975 (43)1927 (40)
4. Chris May (NSW) 24 1948.00*1844 (0)2052 (24)
Edward Okulicz (VIC) 108✓ 1930.501930 (53)1931 (55)
5. Peter Kougi (VIC) 33 1904.001903 (19)1905 (14)
Esther Perrins (NSW) 112✓ 1896.001888 (18)1904 (94)
Daniel Piechnick (SA) 65✓ 1820.001824 (34)1816 (31)
6. Trevor Halsall (VIC) 82✓ 1812.001803 (40)1821 (42)
7. Joanne Craig (NSW) 173✓ 1804.001783 (60)1825 (113)
8. Rod Talbot (NSW) 187✓ 1786.001806 (65)1766 (122)
9. Bob Jackman (NSW) 185✓ 1779.501776 (54)1783 (131)
Victor Tung (NSW) 116✓ 1761.001682 (18)1840 (98)
12. John Holgate (NSW) 169✓ 1749.501780 (47)1719 (122)
ALMOST IN
14. Adam Kretschmer (SA) 60✓ 1719.001705 (22)1733 (38)
15. Stephen Mooney Purse (TAS) 31 1716.001712 (8)1720 (23)
16. Nick Ivanovski (VIC) 47✓ 1686.501650 (19)1723 (28)
17. Ryan Sutton (NSW) 107✓ 1679.00*1581 (0)1777 (107)
18. Tony Hunt (NSW) 200✓ 1675.501727 (67)1624 (133)
19. Jane Taylor (SA) 207✓ 1668.501658 (83)1679 (124)
20. Wayne Jones (NSW) 13 1660.001660 (13)

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