National player rankings – where are you ranked?
Two Victorian women are in the top three of the national player rankings, and there are four Victorians in the top 10 as the race to be Australia’s No.1 bowler for 2015-16 hots up.
Australian representative Carla Krizanic (nee Odgers) and resurgent State player Lisa Phillips are ranked No.2 and 3 in the country under the Bowls Australia national rankings points system, in which bowlers receive points for their performances in the country’s leading tournaments.
Jackaroos star Chloe Stewart is ninth ranked, with Bendigo-based Julie Ross (Golden Square BC) rounding out the top 10.
Last year’s No.1 ranked bowler Natasha Scott (NSW) leads the standings so far.
In the men’s national rankings, MCC-Kew’s Garry Ball is the highest ranked Victorian at No.5, with State representative and 2015 Victorian Open winner Nathan Wilson also in the top 20.
Tasmania’s Lee Schraner, who plays in Bowls Victoria’s Metropolitan Pennant Premier Division for Essendon, is No.4 ranked male bowler in the country.
Queensland-based Canadian international Ryan Bester is atop the standings so far.
The current rankings are to the end of February.
The 2015-16 rankings season ends after the Australian Open at the Gold Coast from June 11 to 24, with the No.1 bowlers in the country decided after points are awarded from the Open.
The Australian Open provides the highest number of rankings points available in any one event during the season.
Click here for the full Men’s National Player Rankings
Click here for the full Female National Player Rankings
For an explanation of how the Bowls Australia National Player Rankings work, click here