Ian Dickison
Personal information
NationalityNew Zealander
Born(1952-03-09)9 March 1952
SportLawn bowls
ClubKaikorai Bowling Club

Ian Antony Dickison MBE (born 9 March 1952) is a former New Zealand lawn and indoor bowler.[1]

Bowls career

Dickison came to prominence after being selected ahead of Peter Belliss for the 1986 Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh, Scotland. The decision by the New Zealand selectors proved to be right when Dickison secured the gold medal, defeating Ian Schuback of Australia in the final.[2]

Dickison then won the 1988 Outdoor World Championship triples gold medal with Morgan Moffat and Phil Skoglund.[3]

He won two medals at the 1989 Asia Pacific Bowls Championships in Suva, Fiji.[4]

Other achievements include winning the singles title at the New Zealand National Bowls Championships in 1985 and the pairs title in 1981 bowling for the Kaikorai Bowls Club.[5]

Honours and awards

In the 1988 Queen's Birthday Honours, Dickison was appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire, for services to bowls,[6] and in 1990 he was awarded the New Zealand 1990 Commemoration Medal.[7] In 2013, he was an inaugural inductee into the Bowls New Zealand Hall of Fame.[8]


  1. ^ "Athletes and Results". Commonwealth Games Federation.
  2. ^ Newby, Donald (1987). Daily Telegraph Bowls Yearbook 88. Telegraph Publications. ISBN 0-86367-220-5.
  3. ^ "Ian Dickison". Bowls Tawa.
  4. ^ "Asia Pacific Championships Past Winners" (PDF). World Bowls. Retrieved 31 May 2021.
  5. ^ "New Zealand Championships". Bowls Tawa.
  6. ^ "No. 51367". The London Gazette (3rd supplement). 11 June 1988. p. 34.
  7. ^ Taylor, Alister; Coddington, Deborah (1994). Honoured by the Queen – New Zealand. Auckland: New Zealand Who's Who Aotearoa. p. 122. ISBN 0-908578-34-2.
  8. ^ "Bowls legends honoured at inaugural Hall of Fame celebration". Bowls New Zealand. 2013. Archived from the original on 22 August 2016. Retrieved 6 August 2016.