2020 has been a strange year, as John Lennon said "strange days indeed, most peculiar momma". With delayed Championships, we did not know who would be our Dick Carey Bowler of the Year until 30 minutes before the presentation. It was a very close contest again and at one stage it looked like we might have a three-way tie for the first time, having had a two-way twice before.
This award was established by the late Dick Carey, a life member of the Saints and an Australia Sports Medal recipient in the year 2000 for his contribution to bowls. Dick won 19 Championships at St Ives and was a runner up in the State Triples in 1990. He was also a member of the Saints for over 50 years.
This Year's Dick Carey Bowler of the Year is Rod Silber. Rod scored 15 points from a possible 20 by winning the Major Singles, the Pairs and the Fours. Congratulations Rod! Rod is only the second person to win this prestigious award twice and the only one to go back to back, well done Rod.
For the record here is the points tally:
Rod Silber 15
Di McBryde 13
Vicci Bartrop 13
Chris Carey 10
Wilson Cheng 10
Well done all and go the Saints, bring on 2021!