National Rankings – August 2021

by Val Febbo

The summit of the National Player Rankings remains unchanged for the third successive month, with COVID-19 lockdowns causing the postponement or cancellation of numerous rankings events.

In the men’s field, Jackaroo Corey Wedlock maintains his 40-point buffer over Victorian Thor Shannon, who has been sitting in the top two since the January rankings update.

However, there has been some changes behind the pair with Queensland’s Jake Rynne rising to third ahead of fellow Sunshine State star Jacob Nelson, while Victoria’s Colin Veenendaal has moved up one place to fifth.

In the women’s update, Dawn Hayman continues to hold a slender one-point lead at the top of the mountain ahead of Western Australia’s Kristina Krstic.

Natasha Van Eldik and Bolivia Millerick hold on to their positions at third and fourth respectively, while Lisa Featherby rounds out the quintet after rising from sixth position.

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

Top-ranked players by state (Men):

ACT:      Robert Craven (overall ranking – 61=)
NSW:     Corey Wedlock (overall ranking – 1)
NT:         Mark Malogorski (overall ranking – 10)
QLD:      Jake Rynne (overall ranking – 4)
SA:         Craig Mills (overall ranking – 17)
TAS:       Tim Douce (overall ranking – 21=)
VIC:       Thor Shannon (overall ranking – 2)
WA:       Blake Nairn (overall ranking – 8)
OS (IRE): Gary Kelly (overall ranking – 13)

Top-ranked players by state (Women):

ACT: Chloe Morrison (overall ranking – 27=)
NSW:    Dawn Hayman (overall ranking – 1)
NT:        Colleen Orr (overall ranking – 9)
QLD:      Bolivia Millerick (overall ranking – 4)
SA:        Yvonne Kelly (overall ranking – 17)
TAS:      Rebecca Van Asch (overall ranking – 6)
VIC:       Marilyn Stephenson (overall ranking – 8)
WA:        Kristina Krstic (overall ranking – 2)
OS (CAN): Kelly McKerihen (overall ranking – 10)

Overall Player Rankings (Men):

1: Corey Wedlock (NSW): 288pts
2: Thor Shannon (VIC): 248
3: Jacob Nelson (QLD): 178
4: Jake Rynne (QLD): 177
5: Colin Veenendaal (VIC):165

Overall Player Rankings (Women):

1: Dawn Hayman (NSW): 162 pts
2: Kristina Krstic (WA): 161
3: Natasha Van Eldik (NSW): 147
4: Bolivia Millerick (QLD): 135
5: Lisa Featherby (WA): 122

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.