Latest National Rankings Update for March 2021 released

by Val Febbo

A change at the helm of the men’s national rankings has occurred and the race for the women’s number one spot has heated up, in the latest update from March.

Corey Wedlock’s stellar month has propelled him to the top of the men’s ladder, with a runner-up showing at the Australian Champion of Champions the highlight of a prosperous March.

The NSW-based Australian Jackaroo boasts an impressive 36 point buffer on second ranked Thor Shannon from Victoria.

In the women’s update, Carla Krizanic has maintained her stranglehold on the top spot, equalling Wedlock’s result at the Champion of Champions as runner-up.

However, the winner of that event, Dawn Hayman, now looms ominously in second place, just 21 points behind.

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

Top-ranked players by state (Men):

ACT:      Robert Craven (overall ranking – 51=)
NSW:    Corey Wedlock (overall ranking – 1)
NT:        Trystan Smallacombe (overall ranking – 15)
QLD:      Kane Nelson (overall ranking – 3)
SA:         Craig Mills (overall ranking – 6)
TAS:      Mark Nitz (overall ranking – 18)
VIC:       Thor Shannon (overall ranking – 2)
WA:       Blake Nairn (overall ranking – 4)
OS (SCO): Kevin Anderson (overall ranking – 7)

Top-ranked players by state (Women):

ACT:      Chloe Morrison (overall ranking – 12)
NSW:    Dawn Hayman (overall ranking – 2)
NT:        Colleen Orr (overall ranking – 15)
QLD:      Chloe Stewart (overall ranking – 5)
SA:         Kate Argent-Bowden (overall ranking – 24)
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 – 8)

Overall Player Rankings (Men):

1: Corey Wedlock (NSW): 198pts
2: Thor Shannon (VIC): 162
3: Kane Nelson (QLD): 156
4: Blake Nairn (WA): 148
5: Jacob Nelson (QLD): 147

Overall Player Rankings (Women):

1: Carla Krizanic (VIC): 183 pts
2: Dawn Hayman (NSW): 162
3: Kristina Krstic (WA): 156
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.