Fisher rises to the top

by admin

The Aero Bowls National Rankings have gone berserk with movement at the top of the ladder an understatement after 34 ranking events were contested in April. 

There are now three men scoring a double century worth of ranking points; moving clear of the rest of the field. 

Victoria’s Dylan Fisher has risen above all to claim top spot in the race to be crowned Aero Bowls Male Bowler of the Year.

The young Australian Jackaroo had a month to remember winning the Victorian State Singles and finishing second in $23,000 Origin Energy Fortune Fours at Club Merimbula. 

Merimbula was a happy hunting ground for another Aero Bowls Male Bowler of the Year contender, Cabramatta’s Corey Wedlock. 

Corey Wedlock was sitting second behind David Holt at the end of March, however despite his victory in the Origin Energy Fortune Fours, Wedlock still remains in second position, now chasing a new top gun. 

Dylan Fisher was able to overtake David Holt, Corey Wedlock, Ian Taylor, Ryan Bester and Ray Pearse in one fowl swoop after collecting 88.8 points in April. 

Not to be forgotten, South Australia’s Scott Thulborn made his move this month now sitting in third position only 5.6 points behind Dylan Fisher. 

Thulborn enjoyed a stellar SA Championship Week claiming the State Fours, Champion of Champion Singles and topping that off with Victory in the 52nd Adelaide Bowling Clubs $15,000 Master Singles.

The South Australian Championship Week was also favourable for Breeanna Dickson who won the State Singles and Triples moving into fifth position on the Aero Bowls ladder which makes her the highest ranked South Australian lady. 

After the completion of the Victorian State Championships Gayle Edwards walked away with 32.4 points and is just 1.6 points off top spot which is currently held by Raymond Terrace’s Natasha Scott. 

Australian Jackaroo Carla Odgers has moved up two spots to sit in sixth; however the biggest mover this month was Brooke Edwards who went from outside the top 20 into eighth position. 

Another notable mover in April was Ballina’s Kris Lehfeldt who collected 32 points at the South Lismore Country Classic Pairs and now rounds out the top six in the men’s race to the finish. 

We are only 37 days away from the start of this year’s Australian Open and it will be the last opportunity to score points in the Aero Bowls National Rankings of which the winner will take home a $3000 cheque courtesy of Aero Bowls. 

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.

To view the current men’s standings click here.

To view the current women’s standings click here.

For the full calendar of approved events, click here

For more information on the events tier system and points structure, click here