Sherriff and Scott crowned Bowlers of the Year
2019 Australian Open singles champions Aron Sherriff and Natasha Scott have respectively been crowned Male and Female Bowlers of the Year following the conclusion of the 2018/19 rankings calendar year.
Both BCiB Australian Jackaroos, currently leading Australia in action at the Asia Pacific Championships on the Gold Coast, the pair will formally receive their awards and a $3,000 prize purse each at the Bowls Australia Hall of Fame & Awards Night in October.
For Scott, it’s her second-consecutive Female Bowler of the Year award and fifth from the past nine years (2012, 2015, 2016, 2018, 2019), while it’s a second accolade for Sherriff who previously collected the award in 2012 (Ryan Bester is the only other male to have won the award twice in its nine-year history).
Following their dominant Australian Open campaigns, both players finished comfortably atop of the rankings, having also performed very strongly at state level throughout the year (Bowler of the Year Results Breakdown).
The National Rankings System operates on a yearly rolling-points system, where all points accrued are retained for a twelve-month period and are then discounted.
Bowls Australia would like to acknowledge honourary Rankings Administrator Sam Clough OAM for the considerable amount of time and work he invests in maintaining the Player Rankings System.
Overall Player Rankings (Men):
1: Aron Sherriff (QLD): 462 pts
2: Corey Wedlock (NSW): 404
3: Ryan Bester (OS CAN): 365
4: Ray Pearse (NSW): 351
5: Lee Schraner (VIC): 327
Overall Player Rankings (Women):
1: Natasha Scott (NSW): 307 pts
2: Genevieve Delves (NSW): 269
3: Dawn Hayman (NSW): 257
4: Chloe Stewart (QLD): 242
5: Kelsey Cottrell (NSW): 226
Top-ranked players by state (Men):
ACT: Mac McLean (overall ranking – 20)
NSW: Corey Wedlock (overall ranking – 2)
NT: Trystan Smallacombe (overall ranking – 28)
QLD: Aron Sherriff (overall ranking – 1)
SA: Nathan Pedersen (overall ranking – 28)
TAS: Joshua Appleyard (overall ranking – 56)
VIC: Lee Schraner (overall ranking – 5)
WA: Blake Nairn (overall ranking – 47)
Overseas (CAN): Ryan Bester (overall ranking – 3)
Top-ranked players by state (Women):
ACT: Sharon Harmer (overall ranking – 49)
NSW: Natasha Scott (overall ranking – 1)
NT: Colleen Orr (overall ranking – 21)
QLD: Chloe Stewart (overall ranking – 4)
SA: Patria McGrath (overall ranking – 69)
TAS: Rebecca Van Asch (overall ranking – 12)
VIC: Carla Krizanic (overall ranking – 8)
WA: Helen Morss (overall ranking – 6)
Overseas (NZ): Katelyn Inch (overall ranking – 7)