Latest National Rankings Update for April 2021 released

by Val Febbo

There has been no change at the helm of both the men’s or women’s rankings, following the release of latest National Rankings update for April 2021.

Victorian and BCiB Australian Jackaroo Carla Krizanic has extended her reign as number one in the female rankings to four consecutive months, following her ascendancy to the top in January.

The 31-year-old leads an unchanged top-five in her category, with Dawn Hayman, Kristina Krstic, Natasha Van Eldik and Chloe Stewart again making up the quintet at the top of the rankings mountain.

In the men’s update New South Wales’ Corey Wedlock has continued his scintillating form, extending his lead to 48 points over Victoria’s Thorn Shannon.

The only change to the men’s top five is young Queenslander Jacob Nelson swapping places with Blake Nairn from fifth to fourth.

See below for the latest National Player Rankings, as of April 30, 2021.

Top-ranked players by state (Men):

ACT:      Robert Craven (overall ranking – 63=)
NSW:    Corey Wedlock (overall ranking – 1)
NT:        Trystan Smallacombe (overall ranking – 17=)
QLD:      Kane Nelson (overall ranking – 3)
SA:         Craig Mills (overall ranking – 7)
TAS:      Mark Nitz (overall ranking – 19=)
VIC:       Thor Shannon (overall ranking – 2)
WA:       Blake Nairn (overall ranking – 5)
OS (SCO): Kevin Anderson (overall ranking – 6)

Top-ranked players by state (Women):

ACT:      Chloe Morrison (overall ranking – 15)
NSW:    Dawn Hayman (overall ranking – 2)
NT:        Sez James (overall ranking – 16)
QLD:      Chloe Stewart (overall ranking – 5)
SA:         Yvonne Kelly (overall ranking – 12=)
TAS:      Rebecca Van Asch (overall ranking – 7)
VIC:       Carla Krizanic (overall ranking – 1)
WA:       Kristina Krstic (overall ranking – 3)
OS (NZ): Katelyn Inch (overall ranking – 9)

Overall Player Rankings (Men):

1: Corey Wedlock (NSW): 270pts
2: Thor Shannon (VIC): 222
3: Kane Nelson (QLD): 162
4: Jacob Nelson (QLD): 153
5: Blake Nairn (WA): 151

Overall Player Rankings (Women):

1: Carla Krizanic (VIC): 183 pts
2: Dawn Hayman (NSW): 162
3: Kristina Krstic (WA): 161
4: Natasha Van Eldik (NSW): 147
5: Chloe Stewart (QLD): 143

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.