The 2019 Ranked Event season has concluded and the number one ranked bowlers in the country have been revealed.
The objective of the National Rankings System is to create a fair system involving Australia’s major tournaments and elite players.
There are ten divisions that fight for ranking points throughout the year.
- Junior Female
- Junior Male
- Youth Female
- Youth Male
- Senior Female
- Senior Male
- Grand Senior Female
- Grand Senior Male
Ranking points are recorded only for bowlers competing in a ranked event and if they have registered for rankings and has silver level membership.
Points are awarded from first place, all the way down to 99th place. The maximum points received by being in first place is 100 points.
As per 3.17 in the Ranking System Policy, ranking point totals are calculated on the following basis:
Senior Male: Best 4 Seniors events, and the TBA Seniors Cup
Senior Female: Best 4 Seniors events, and the TBA Seniors Cup
Grand Senior Male: Best 4 Seniors events, and the TBA Seniors Cup
Grand Senior Female: Best 4 Seniors events, and the TBA Seniors Cup
Open: Best 4 Open events, and the TBA Australian Masters
Female: Best 4 Female events, and the TBA Australian Masters
Youth Male: Best 3 Youth events, best Open Ranked event and the National Youth Cup
Youth Female: Best 3 Youth events, best Open or Female Ranked event and the National Youth Cup
Junior Male: Best 2 Junior events, best Youth Ranked event and the TBA Junior Masters
Junior Female: Best 2 Junior events, best Youth Ranked event and the TBA Junior Masters
The Grand Seniors Male and Female, Seniors Male and Female, Adult Male and Female and the Youth Male and Female winners will each receive $1000 and a winner’s Plaque.
The Junior Male and Female winners will each receive a $500 voucher to be used for any TBA Ranked Events or TBA National Team payments within the following 12 months and a winner’s plaque.
Junior Female – Grace Fahy (VIC)
The 2018 Junior Female Rankings winner has gone back to back by winning the 2019 award.
Winner of the 2019 TBA Australian Junior Masters, Fahy had a year to remember. Along with her master’s result, Fahy went on to win the SA Junior Cup and a third place in the Queensland Junior Cup on the Junior circuit. Her performances in the youth events helped cement the win for the Victorian by winning the Sydney Youth Cup and coming runner up in both the Werribee Youth Cup and Tenpin SA Youth Masters.
Tasmanian Sarah Pennicott was in second place after a fantastic year winning both the Queensland and Sydney Junior Cups.
Top 5 Junior Female
- Grace Fahy (VIC) – 365 points
- Sarah Pennicott (TAS) – 275 points
- Lilly Wilson (QLD) – 223 points
- Amy Shoesmith (ACT) – 205 points
- Emily Bottomley (QLD) – 190 points
Junior Male – Jordan Dinham (NSW)
Another back to back champion. Jordan Dinham has won his second successive Junior Male Ranking season. After taking both the Junior and Youth Male divisions in 2018, Dinham took off in 2019 from where he finished in the prior year by winning the 2019 National Youth Cup at Wyncity Bowl & Entertainment, Point Cook. A string of second places in events such as the TBA Junior Masters, Sydney and SA Junior Cups helped solidify the consistent bowler another rankings title.
Nixon Chan was in second place after highlights of winning both the Queensland and Sydney Junior Cups.
Top 5 Junior Male
- Jordan Dinham (NSW) – 340 points
- Nixon Chan (NSW) – 305 points
- Bernie Grueso Jr (VIC) – 287 points
- Jackson Botham (NSW) – 229 points
- Tarkyn Percy (SA) – 192 points
Youth Female – Chloe Jones (QLD)
Back to back again! Chloe Jones has taken out the youth female rankings for the second year running. Starting the year off with a bang by winning the National Youth Cup, Jones went on to win the Werribee Youth Cup, and three thirds in the Sydney Youth Cup, Tenpin SA Youth Cup and Grand National Youth Eliminator.
Amy Shoesmith was runner up with a stellar year that was topped off with a second place at the Grand National Youth Eliminator.
Top Five Youth Female
- Chloe Jones (QLD) – 353 points
- Amy Shoesmith (ACT) – 286 points
- Emma Stephens (NSW) – 282 points
- Grace Fahy (VIC) – 279 points
- Ivy Dickinson (QLD) – 269 points
Youth Male – Jordan Dinham (NSW)
Back to back for Mr Dinham! For the second year in a row, Jordan Dinham has finished the number one ranked junior and youth bowler in the country. To go with his previously detailed achievements in the junior section, Dinham got a third place at the NSW Open proving the talent the bowler from New South Wales has.
Matthew Clague finished in second place with highlights of runner up at the National Youth Cup, and third at the Grand National Youth Eliminator.
Top 5 Ranked Youth Male
- Jordan Dinham (NSW) – 309 points
- Matthew Clague (QLD) – 251 points
- Will Clark (NSW) – 246 points
- Kyle Annetts (QLD) – 234 points
- Bernie Grueso Jr (VIC) – 229 points
Ladies – Bec Martin (VIC)
For the first time in her career, Bec Martin is the Ladies Division number one ranked bowler. It’s been a whirlwind year on the lanes for Martin after she also realised a dream come true by representing Australia at the 2019 World Women’s Championship in Vegas. Returning from World Women’s, Martin bowled with confidence in the NSW Open and was crowned champion. A total of 322 points were amassed in 5 events for the Victorian.
Rebecca Whiting was in second place with highlights of Winning the Fishing World Ladies Classic and Queensland Ladies Classic.
Top 5 Ranked Ladies
- Rebecca Martin (VIC) – 322 points
- Rebecca Whiting (VIC) – 314 points
- Bree Macpherson (NSW) – 235 points
- Rebecca Voukolos (NT) – 220 points
- Narelle Baker (VIC) – 171 points
Open – Sam Cooley (NSW)
Another back to back title, with Sam Cooley winning this year’s rankings title after accomplishing the feat in 2018.
Bowling in four events, Cooley accumulated an amazing 380 points from a potential 400 on his way to victory. Winning the Australian Open, NSW Open and the TBA Australian masters, Cooley reigned supreme in the 2019 Open division.
Jarrod Langford was in second place with highlights of winning the Kegel QLD Open and Melbourne Tenpin Cup.
Top 5 Open
- Sam Cooley (NSW) – 380 points
- Jarrod Langford (QLD) – 364 points
- Chris Castle (VIC) – 261 points
- Jayden Panella (VIC) – 209 points
- Matthew Krinis (SA) – 206 points
Senior Female – Cheryl Womack (QLD)
An impressive rankings season with three titles in the Sydney Seniors Classic, SA Seniors Classic and the TBA Seniors Cup which provided a massive 420 points collected throughout the season.
Womack finished 71 points ahead of the next best in Christine Clark who had highlights of winning the Campbelltown Vintage Classic and Seniors Australian Open.
Top 5 Senior Female
- Cheryl Womack (QLD) – 420 points
- Christine Clark (VIC) – 349 points
- Janet Baker (ACT) – 336 points
- Tracey Crisp (QLD) – 293 points
- Mary Dodds (VIC) – 283 points
Senior Male – Andrew Thorpe (VIC)
Victor in 2018, Thorpe has gone back to back by winning the 2019 Senior Male Rankings division for the second year running. Victory at the Campbelltown Vintage Classic and runner up at the Seniors Australian Open locked up the title for the Victorian after an impressive year that saw Thorpe make his Australian representative debut at the World Senior Champs in Vegas.
In second place was Shaun Cummings with highlights that involved third places at the Seniors Australian Open and TBA Seniors Cup.
Top 5 Senior Male
- Andrew Thorpe (VIC) – 303 points
- Shaun Cummings (NSW) – 249 points
- Graeme Morgan (QLD) – 231 points
- Mick Talevski (VIC) – 231 points
- Steve C Smith (NSW) – 228 points
Grand Senior Female – Jeanette Baker (VIC)
The TBA Hall of Famer had another outstanding season on the lanes. Amassing a whopping 460 points in a season winning the SA Seniors Classic GS division, Venuto Cup and the Sydney Seniors Classic GS division, the champion would once again remind all her bowling mastery.
In second place was Julie Harrison with highlights of winning the TBA Seniors Cup in the Grand Senior (GS) Division and the QLD Hammer Classic (GS)
Top 5 Grand Senior Female
- Jeanette Baker (VIC) – 460 points
- Julie Harrison (QLD) – 395 points
- Heather Robertson (NSW) – 324 points
- Sarah Knowland (VIC) – 305 points
- Robyn Flynn (VIC) – 278 points
Grand Senior Male – Jim Karakostas (NSW)
Victories at the Campbelltown Vintage Classic (GS division) and Sydney Senior Classic (GS), Karakostas would end up with 385 ranking total points.
In second place was David Farquharson (VIC) with highlights of being runner up at the TBA Seniors Cup.
Top 5 Grand Senior Male
- Jim Karakostas (NSW) – 385 points
- David Farquharson (VIC) – 305 points
- Bob Whybrow (NSW) – 291 points
- Jim Bakirtzidis (NSW) – 246 points
- Andrew Campbell (ACT) – 221 points
To view the final 2019 rankings points across each division, click here.
The TBA National Youth Cup will kick off the 2020 Ranked Event season next year on the 11th and 12th January.
For all the information on how to become a ranked bowler eligible for ranked points throughout the tournament year, visit : https://www.tenpin.org.au/events/ranked-events/