There has been very little movement in the national male and female rankings following a relatively quiet month on the events calendar.
All of both the male and female top ten remain the same bar one, with Dylan Fisher (VIC) climbing from 16th to occupy the 10th position.
David Ferguson (NSW) and Natasha Scott (NSW) both remain with a firm grasp on the number one mantle but that could change with a number of major events coming up in March and April, including some state championships.
The National Rankings System operates on a yearly rolling-points system, where all points accrued are retained for a twelve-month period and are then discounted.
The rankings year concludes at the completion of the Australian Open in June 2018, with the number one ranked male and female players earning the titles of Male and Female Bowlers of the Year and $3,000 prize purses each.
Players can accrue ranking points from all national events, State Championships, State Champion of Champion and selected club events.
Top-ranked players by state (men):
ACT: Mac McLean (overall ranking – 23rd)
NSW: David Ferguson (overall ranking – 1st)
NT: Trystan Smallacombe (overall ranking – 17th)
QLD: Nathan Rice (overall ranking – 12th)
SA: Nathan Pedersen (overall ranking – 7th)
TAS: Lee Schraner (overall ranking – 2nd)
VIC: Barrie Lester (overall ranking – 4th)
WA: Shane Knott (overall ranking – 40th)
Overseas: Ryan Bester (overall ranking – 5th)
Top-ranked players by state (women):
ACT: Sharon Steele (overall ranking – 34th)
NSW: Natasha Scott (overall ranking – 1st)
NT: Colleen Orr (overall ranking – 7th)
QLD: Lynsey Clarke (overall ranking – 5th)
SA: Cassandra Harvey (overall ranking – 10th)
TAS: Rebecca Van Asch (overall ranking – 4th)
VIC: Carla Krizanic (overall ranking – 3rd)
WA: Lisa Featherby (overall ranking – 17th)
Overseas: Kelly McKerihen (overall ranking – 12th)
Overall Player Rankings (Men):
1st: David Ferguson (NSW): 523
2nd: Lee Schraner (TAS): 435
3rd: Ben Twist (NSW): 349
4th: Barrie Lester (VIC): 318
5th: Ryan Bester (OS – Canada): 316
Overall Player Rankings (Women):
1st: Natasha Scott (NSW): 390
2nd: Ellen Ryan (NSW): 371
3rd: Carla Krizanic (VIC): 306
4th: Rebecca Van Asch (TAS): 240
5th: Lynsey Clarke (QLD): 213