Wedlock marches up the rankings
With the closing date for the Australian Open fast approaching we are also nearing the announcement of Australia’s number one Male and Female Bowler of the Year as the 2014-15 Aero Bowls national rankings heats up.
St Johns Park’s David Holt and Raymond Terrace’s Natasha Scott are still leading the charge to be crowned Australia’s best; however with three months remaining in the inaugural race, the top prize of $3,000 courtesy of Aero Bowls is still anyone’s.
The month of March was certainly a game changer in the men’s rankings with Cabramatta’s new recruit Corey Wedlock charging up the rankings to sit second just four points behind Holt.
If it wasn’t for David Holt’s semi-final performance at the Richmond Union Singles Wedlock would have hit the lead after taking out the Toohey’s Twilight Singles at the Hills.
Wedlock defeated St Johns Park’s Peter Swan in the final to add another 48 points to his already growing total, moving Wedlock into striking distance at the pointy end of the race.
Last month’s biggest movers in the top 20 were Taren Points Craig Donaldson moving into seventh position on 116 points, Melbourne Roys new comer Aaron Wilson now tenth on 102 points and XXXX Brisbane Gold’s star recruit Jeremy Henry equal 15th on 84 points.
Tasmania’s only World Champion Bec Van Asch has made her move in the rankings after the completion of Tasmania’s State Championships.
Van Asch took out the State Singles, Pairs and Fours whilst also adding the Champion of Champion Singles and Fours to her long list of achievements.
The Australian Open could be the deciding factor, although, many highly ranked players have already accumulated more points than the Australian Open Singles winner will be awarded.
There are still a number of opportunities for bowlers to enter registered ranking events and put their best foot forward to claim the $3000 cheque courtesy of Aero Bowls.
Entries for the Australian Open are due to close on April 13, so make sure you visit the Australian Open website and get your entries in online to secure your spot in the world’s richest bowls event carrying big ranking points.
To view the current women’s rankings click here.
To view the current men’s rankings click here.
To find upcoming events registered for ranking points click here.