Latest National Rankings for February released

by Domenic Favata

There has been little movement in the latest National Rankings with Lee Schraner and Rebecca Van Asch continuing to hold slender leads at the top.

Elsewhere, all top-ranked players by state/territory also remain the same, with few events held in February.

The National Rankings System operates on a yearly rolling-points system, where all points accrued are retained for a twelve-month period and are then discounted.

The rankings year concludes at the completion of the Australian Open in June 2019, 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 – 13)
NSW: Ben Twist (overall ranking – 4)
NT: Trystan Smallacombe (overall ranking – 34)
QLD: Sean Baker (overall ranking – 3)
SA: Wayne Ruediger (overall ranking – 27)
TAS: Lee Schraner (overall ranking – 1)
VIC: Barrie Lester (overall ranking – 15)
WA: Lee Such (overall ranking – 34)
Overseas (CAN): Ryan Bester (overall ranking – 2)

Top-ranked players by state (Women):

ACT: Margaret Bacchetto (overall ranking – 52)
NSW: Natasha Scott (overall ranking – 5)
NT: Colleen Orr (overall ranking – 20)
QLD: Ester Regan (overall ranking – 2)
SA: Patria McGrath (overall ranking – 52)
TAS: Rebecca Van Asch (overall ranking – 1)
VIC: Gayle Edwards (overall ranking – 11)
WA: Kristina Krstic (overall ranking – 8)
Overseas (NFK): Carmen Anderson (overall ranking – 17)

Overall Player Rankings (Men):

1: Lee Schraner (TAS): 426 pts
2: Ryan Bester (OS CAN): 362
3: Sean Baker (QLD): 357
4: Ben Twist (NSW): 307
5: Corey Wedlock (NSW): 306

Overall Player Rankings (Women):

1: Rebecca Van Asch (TAS): 232 pts
2: Ester Regan (QLD): 222
2: Maria Rigby (QLD): 222
4: Chloe Stewart (QLD): 218
5: Natasha Scott (NSW): 204