Aero Bowls national rankings
Another year is behind us, however there is still six months remaining in the race to be crowned Aero Bowls Male and Female Bowler of the Year and claim the $3000 cheque courtesy of Aero Bowls.
Whilst there has been little movement at the top of the male and female rankings, over the coming months a number of approved ranking events have the ability to impact on the race.
The summer months always see a number of tournaments being held across the country and with many clubs taking up the opportunity to register their event for national rankings points, the coming months could really shake things up at the top of the rankings.
Natasha Scott and David Holt have been sitting comfortably on top of the ladder for some months now, however challengers will see their opportunity to strike.
13 ranking events have been register for the coming six months and as the race concludes at the completion of the Australian Open, there are still potentially thousands of points on offer.
The Australian Open, Australia’s most lucrative event, provides the highest number of points available (in each discipline) and sits alone at the top of the tiered structure in tier 1.
The Australian Open Singles Champions will receive 120 points; therefore as the ladder stands 120 points alone will not be enough to claim the Aero Bowls Male and Female Bowler of the Year, tournaments throughout the year are still very important.
As Mount Lewis’ Damon Jeffery is proving, success over a series of tier three and four tournaments can also challenge for the title.
Jeffery is in equal 10th position; he has accumulated 84 points with victories in the Griffith Master Triples and Tathra Bayside Triples and runner-up in the Tumut Xmas Fours.
Kris Lehfeldt has accumulated his points in a similar fashion having won the Tweed Heads Open Mixed Singles and most recently a runner-up performance in the Ballina Summerland Pairs.
In January there are four registered events including the Summerland Singles, EnergyAust Classic Singles, Penguin Classic Pairs and Australia Day Pairs.
Whilst bowlers continue to enter approved ranking events and have great success, they will be at the pointy end of the race and challenge the likes of Australia’s best that currently sit on top of the ladder.
If your club is having a tournament, it’s not too late to register it for ranking points and attract elite bowlers to your event.
To view the calendar of approved ranking events click here.
For the updated female rankings click here
For the updated male rankings click here