National Rankings – July 2021

by Val Febbo

The positions at the helm of the men’s and women’s rankings have remained unchanged as bowls enters the new season, with both respective number ones holding their places.

In the women’s rankings, Dawn Hayman has maintained her slender one-point lead over fellow Jackaroo Kristina Krstic, with the rest of the top five close behind.

Natasha Van Eldik sits 15 points adrift, while Bolivia Millerick is four points further adrift and rounding out the quintet is Rebecca Van Asch.

In the men’s update it is Corey Wedlock on top, continuing to hold his 40 point buffer over Victoria’s Thor Shannon, while third to fifth is also unchanged with Queensland’s Jacob Nelson, Jake Rynne and Kane Nelson sitting in the top echelon.

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

Top-ranked players by state (Men):

ACT:      Robert Craven (overall ranking – 63=)
NSW:     Corey Wedlock (overall ranking – 1)
NT:        Trystan Smallacombe (overall ranking – 16)
QLD:     Jacob Nelson (overall ranking – 3)
SA:        Craig Mills (overall ranking – 19)
TAS:      Tim Douce (overall ranking – 23=)
VIC:       Thor Shannon (overall ranking – 2)
WA:       Blake Nairn (overall ranking – 7)
OS (SCO): Kevin Anderson (overall ranking – 10)

Top-ranked players by state (Women):

ACT: Chloe Morrison (overall ranking – 28=)
NSW:    Dawn Hayman (overall ranking – 1)
NT:        Colleen Orr (overall ranking – 9)
QLD:      Bolivia Millerick (overall ranking – 4)
SA:         Yvonne Kelly (overall ranking – 16)
TAS:      Rebecca Van Asch (overall ranking – 5)
VIC:       Marilyn Stephenson (overall ranking – 7)
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): 185
4: Jake Rynne (QLD): 178
5: Kane Nelson (QLD): 170

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): 143
5: Rebecca Van Asch (TAS): 120

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.