Queensland champions climbing the national rankings
The completion of Queensland’s Champion of Champions has sent the Queenslanders surging into the top 20 of the Aero Bowls National Player Rankings.
The QLD Champion of Champion singles winner Debbie Logan, from Mt Gravatt, collected 64.8 points from the event, to bring her total to 81, to leapfrog her way to seventh place in the Aero Bowls national rankings.
Australian captain Lynsey Clarke, who Logan vanquished in the final, gained valuable points and jumped into 18th position, however is now just 22 points off of top ten, and given Clarke’s impressive record at the Australian Open, she is likely to come back into the mix come June.
The Champion of Champion women’s pair’s winners Linda Morish and Dawn Denford, from Club Pine Rivers, have progressed their way into equal 20th position.
Harold Whitman may have considered himself to be ‘just a social bowler’ prior to his victory in the QLD State Champion of Champion singles, however he now finds himself in astute company, alongside the nation’s elite bowlers after climbing to 15th in the rankings.
Darren McCracken from Across the Waves Bowling Club is one spot ahead of Whitman in 14th, whilst his partner Daniel Stanton-Cook is in 33rd spot, locked in between two Australian Jackaroos, Mark Casey and Matthew Baus.
At the top of the male rankings, NSW Champion of Champion pairs winner Ray Pearse, from Cabramatta, is now in equal second position just 24 points behind front runner David Holt.
The top six spots in the women’s national rankings haven’t altered with Australian Jackaroo Natasha Scott still leading the way.
The Victorian Open was the opportunity the Victorians had been waiting for to stake their claim on the national rankings.
Australian Jackaroo Carla Odgers claimed her second Victorian Open singles title and the 72 points she collected secured her spot in the top 10.
Victorian Open men’s singles champion Phillip Thorn climbed a few steps further than his Victorian counterpart, jumping into outright seventh position courtesy of his outstanding performance at the Victorian Open.
There are currently four events registered for ranking points in December, but remember if your club is hosting an event soon, it’s not too late to register and have your tournament’s details advertised on the Bowls Australia website under approved events.
With only seven months left till the Aero Bowls Male and Female Bowler of the Year is announced at the completion of the Australian Open; make sure you don’t miss a great opportunity for your clubs tournament to impact upon the race.
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To view the approved events calendar click here .