Latest National Rankings for August released

by Domenic Favata

New South Wales duo Corey Wedlock and Natasha Scott are Australia’s number one ranked male and female bowlers respectively after August, a month in which they each secured the prestigious 2019 Golden Nugget titles.

Wedlock de-throned 2019 Australian Open champion Aron Sherriff from the top perch, while Scott maintained her position ahead of the pack.

Elsewhere, Genevieve Delves continue her seismic rise in the sport (2), West Australian Kristina Krstic (4) found her way back into the top five, while they was relatively little change to the makeup of the top-ranked men.

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.

The rankings year concludes at the completion of the Australian Open (June), with the number one ranked male and female players earning the titles of Male and Female Bowlers of the Year and $3,000 prize purses each.

Players can accrue ranking points from all national events, State Championships, State Champion of Champion and selected club events.

Top-ranked players by state (Men):

ACT: Mac McLean (overall ranking – 27)
NSW: Corey Wedlock (overall ranking – 1)
NT: Trystan Smallacombe (overall ranking – 31)
QLD: Aron Sherriff (overall ranking – 2)
SA: Nathan Pedersen (overall ranking – 29)
TAS: Joshua Appleyard (overall ranking – 58)
VIC: Lee Schraner (overall ranking – 4)
WA: Blake Nairn (overall ranking – 46)
Overseas (CAN): Ryan Bester (overall ranking – 3)

Top-ranked players by state (Women):

ACT: Chloe Morrison (overall ranking – 38)
NSW: Natasha Scott (overall ranking – 1)
NT: Colleen Orr (overall ranking – 18)
QLD: Chloe Stewart (overall ranking – 5)
SA: Patria McGrath (overall ranking – 66)
TAS: Lyn Triffitt (overall ranking – 10)
VIC: Carla Krizanic (overall ranking – 9)
WA: Kristina Krstic (overall ranking – 4)
Overseas (NZ): Katelyn Inch (overall ranking – 6)

Overall Player Rankings (Men):

1: Corey Wedlock (NSW): 470 pts
2: Aron Sherriff (QLD): 444
3: Ryan Bester (OS CAN): 406
4: Lee Schraner (VIC): 318
5: Ray Pearse (NSW): 312

Overall Player Rankings (Women):

1: Natasha Scott (NSW): 342 pts
2: Genevieve Delves (NSW): 293
3: Dawn Hayman (NSW): 225
4: Kristina Krstic (WA): 220
5: Chloe Stewart (QLD): 185