Latest National Rankings for January released

by Val Febbo

Following a Queensland takeover in December 2020, Victoria has asserted state dominance in both the men’s and women’s categories of the National Player Rankings following the latest update from January.

In a meteoric rise, Sunbury Bowling Club’s Carla Krizanic has gone from being unranked to number one in the space of a month, following a scintillating run of results.

The 30-year-old claimed singles honours in the Victorian Champion of Champions, while maintaining her form in the Victorian State Championships in which she was victorious in the pairs and mixed pairs disciplines.

Continuing with state dominance, Brighton’s Thor Shannon capped off his impressive month with top spot in the men’s rankings following strong showings at the EnergyAustralia Classic and the Victorian State Championships.

See below for the latest National Player Rankings, as of January 31, 2021.

Top-ranked players by state (Men):

ACT:      Robert Craven (overall ranking – 45=)
NSW:    Corey Wedlock (overall ranking – 13)
NT:        Trystan Smallacombe (overall ranking – 19)
QLD:      Jake Rynne (overall ranking – 3)
SA:         Craig Mills (overall ranking – 11=)
TAS:      Mark Nitz (overall ranking – 11=)
VIC:       Thor Shannon (overall ranking – 1)
WA:       Cody Packer (overall ranking – 7)
OS (SCO): Kevin Anderson (overall ranking – 2)

Top-ranked players by state (Women):

ACT:      Chloe Morrison (overall ranking – 15)
NSW:    Tracey Jenner (overall ranking – 63=)
NT:        Colleen Orr (overall ranking – 21)
QLD:      Chloe Stewart (overall ranking – 2)
SA:         Renata Castillo (overall ranking – 27)
TAS:      Rebecca Van Asch (overall ranking – 9)
VIC:       Carla Krizanic (overall ranking – 1)
WA:       Kristina Krstic (overall ranking – 5)
OS (NZ): Katelyn Inch (overall ranking – 4

Overall Player Rankings (Men):

1: Thor Shannon (VIC): 174pts
2: Kevin Anderson (OS – SCO): 140
3: Jake Rynne (QLD): 128
4: Kane Nelson (QLD): 126
5: Lee Schraner (VIC): 125

Overall Player Rankings (Women):

1: Carla Krizanic (VIC): 174 pts
2: Chloe Stewart (QLD): 147
3: Cassandra Millerick (QLD): 138
4: Katelyn Inch (OS – NZ): 109
5: Kristina Krstic (WA): 100

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.