Latest National Player Rankings for October released

by Bowls Australia

The National Player Rankings continue to deliver fresh faces at the summit, with Western Australia’s Cody Packer and Queensland’s Cassandra Millerick occupying the top-ranked male and female positions, both for the first time.

Packer recently claimed the Doubleview Men’s Masters Fours and was a semi-finalist in the $100,000 Everest marquee event, while Millerick performed strongly in multiple State Championships events, taking out the Mixed Pairs with Sean Ingham and a semi-finalist in the Women’s Singles.

Elsewhere, the rankings continue to fluctuate as a result of the segmented nature of competitive bowls around the country.

With COVID-19 having a significant impact on the running of competitions and events around the country, including State Championships, only QLD, ACT, NT and SA have been able to run the majority of their major events.

See below for the latest National Player Rankings, as of October 31, 2020.


Top-ranked players by state (Men):

ACT: Robert Craven (overall ranking – 46)
NSW: Corey Wedlock (overall ranking – 9)
NT: Trystan Smallacombe (overall ranking – 18)
QLD: Nick Cahill (overall ranking – 2)
SA: Craig Mills (overall ranking – 5)
TAS: Mark Nitz (overall ranking – 13)
VIC: Jarryd Davies (overall ranking – 9)
WA: Cody Packer (overall ranking – 1)
Overseas (SCO): Kevin Anderson (overall ranking – 5)

Top-ranked players by state (Women):

ACT: Sharon Harmer (overall ranking – 12)
NSW: Vikki Wilson (overall ranking – 30)
NT: Colleen Orr (overall ranking – 2)
QLD: Cassandra Millerick (overall ranking – 1)
SA: Anne Onto (overall ranking – 14)
TAS: Rebecca Van Asch (overall ranking – 9)
VIC: Claire Sanders (overall ranking – 6)
WA: Laura Merz (overall ranking – 3)
Overseas (NZ): Katelyn Inch (overall ranking – 4)

Overall Player Rankings (Men):

1: Cody Packer (WA): 180 pts
2: Nick Cahill (QLD): 162
3: Kane Nelson (QLD): 154
4: Sean Ingham (QLD): 142
5: Craig Mills (SA): 128 & Kevin Anderson (OS – SCO): 128

Overall Player Rankings (Women):

1: Cassandra Millerick (QLD): 130 pts
2: Colleen Orr (NT): 118
3: Laura Merz (WA): 116
4: Katelyn Inch (OS – NZ): 115
5: Chloe Stewart (QLD): 110

The National Rankings System operates on a yearly rolling-points system, where all points accrued are retained for a 12-month period and are then discounted. Players can accrue ranking points from all national events, State Championships, State Champion of Champion and selected club events. For any rankings or event registration queries, please contact rankings@bowls.com.au.