Latest National Rankings for July released

by Domenic Favata

The 2019-20 rankings year is underway, with Aron Sherriff and Natasha Scott continuing to hold their number one mantles, despite the trailing pack closing the gap.

Having finished the previous rankings year atop of the rankings following their 2019 Australian Open Singles titles, both Sherriff and Scott’s lead has been shaved slightly, with Corey Wedlock (NSW) and Dawn Hayman (NSW) respectively napping at their heels in second place.

Elsewhere, Ryan Bester’s Tweed Heads Open Singles victory saw edge closer top the top two, while there was a reshuffle of places in the women’s top five, with Hayman, Genevieve Delves (NSW) and Chloe Stewart (QLD) all exchanging places.

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 – 25)
NSW: Corey Wedlock (overall ranking – 2)
NT: Trystan Smallacombe (overall ranking – 32)
QLD: Aron Sherriff (overall ranking – 1)
SA: Nathan Pedersen (overall ranking – 29)
TAS: Joshua Appleyard (overall ranking – 58)
VIC: Lee Schraner (overall ranking – 5)
WA: Blake Nairn (overall ranking – 50)
Overseas (CAN): Ryan Bester (overall ranking – 3)

Top-ranked players by state (Women):

ACT: Sharon Harmer (overall ranking – 51)
NSW: Natasha Scott (overall ranking – 1)
NT: Colleen Orr (overall ranking – 20)
QLD: Chloe Stewart (overall ranking – 3)
SA: Patria McGrath (overall ranking – 63)
TAS: Rebecca Van Asch (overall ranking – 10)
VIC: Carla Krizanic (overall ranking – 8)
WA: Helen Morss (overall ranking – 6)
Overseas (NZ): Katelyn Inch (overall ranking – 9)

Overall Player Rankings (Men):

1: Aron Sherriff (QLD): 462 pts
2: Corey Wedlock (NSW): 452
3: Ryan Bester (OS CAN): 413
4: Ryan Pearse (NSW): 351
5: Lee Schraner (TAS): 327

Overall Player Rankings (Women):

1: Natasha Scott (NSW): 271 pts
2: Dawn Hayman (NSW): 247
3: Chloe Stewart (QLD): 242
4: Genevieve Delves (NSW): 233
5: Kelsey Cottrell (NSW): 226

(Note: Rob Sharpe has taken over the position as Rankings Administrator for Bowls Australia. Should you have any questions about the rankings or to register your club’s event, please contact him at 0417 776 603 or