National Rankings – September 2021

by Val Febbo

After six consecutive months at the helm of the National Rankings, Corey Wedlock has been dethroned as the nation’s number one male player.

Victorian Thor Shannon returns to the summit for the first time since February after running second to the New South Welshman since then.

Shannon boasts an eight-point buffer over Wedlock, with Jake Rynne leapfrogging fellow Queenslander Jacob Nelson into third place, with Victoria’s Colin Veenendaal rounding out the top quintet.

Dawn Hayman maintains her slender one-point buffer over Western Australian Kristina Krstic for the fifth successive month in the women’s rankings, with Jackaroo Natasha Van Eldik again placing third.

Queensland’s Chloe Stewart has re-entered the top five, edging out fellow Sunshine State bowler Bolivia Millerick.

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

Top-ranked players by state (Men):

ACT:      Robert Craven (overall ranking – =64)
NSW:     Corey Wedlock (overall ranking – 2)
NT:         Mark Malogorski (overall ranking – 10)
QLD:      Jake Rynne (overall ranking – 3)
SA:         Craig Mills (overall ranking – =16)
TAS:       Tim Douce (overall ranking – 18)
VIC:       Thor Shannon (overall ranking – 1)
WA:       Cody Packer (overall ranking – 8)
OS (IRE): Gary Kelly (overall ranking – =16)

Top-ranked players by state (Women):

ACT: Chloe Morrison (overall ranking – =27)
NSW:    Dawn Hayman (overall ranking – 1)
NT:        Colleen Orr (overall ranking – 10)
QLD:      Chloe Stewart (overall ranking – 4)
SA:        Yvonne Kelly (overall ranking – 18)
TAS:      Rebecca Van Asch (overall ranking – 6)
VIC:       Marilyn Stephenson (overall ranking – 9)
WA:        Kristina Krstic (overall ranking – 2)
OS (CAN): Kelly McKerihen (overall ranking – 11)

Overall Player Rankings (Men):

1: Thor Shannon (VIC): 248pts
2: Corey Wedlock (NSW): 240
3: Jake Rynne (QLD): 178
4: Jacob Nelson (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: Chloe Stewart (QLD): 126
5: Bolivia Millerick (QLD): 123

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.