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The podium - Audi quattro Winter Games NZ 2015 PDF Print E-mail
Audi quattro Winter Games NZ medallists
L-R: Silver medallists Sarah Anderson and Korey Dropkin (USA), Gold medallists Charley Thomas and Kalynn Park (Canada 1) and Bronze medallists Pauli Jäämies and Katja Kiiskinen (Finland) after the Mixed Doubles Finals at the Audi quattro Winter Games NZ 2015. (Photo by Neil Kerr/Getty Images)
 
Canada claim Winter Games gold PDF Print E-mail
Canada 1

27 Aug 2015 – Canada 1 beat USA 5-4 in a thrilling final to win the gold medal in the Audi quattro Winter Games NZ 2015 Mixed Doubles Curling Tournament in Naseby, New Zealand today.

The USA took home the silver medal, and Finland won the bronze medal game 7-4 over Japan.

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Finals Day Action PDF Print E-mail

The final day of the Games' Mixed Doubles Tournament - semifinals, medal games and the closing ceremony

Posted by New Zealand Curling on Thursday, 27 August 2015
 
Study evaluates Games becoming annual event PDF Print E-mail
Winter Games NZ may become annual event
Photo: Getty Images

Wanaka, 27 Aug 2015 – Audi quattro Winter Games NZ could be held annually from 2017 if a business case study commissioned by Sport New Zealand stacks up for the internationally ranked winter sports event to change its status as a biennial fixture.

Chairman of Audi quattro Winter Games NZ Sir Eion Edgar said there is significant interest in the Games, which feature alpine and adaptive skiing, freeskiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing and curling, being held every year.

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Fifth Mixed Doubles title for Bridget Becker PDF Print E-mail
2015 NZ Mixed Doubles champions
2015 NZ Mixed Doubles champions
Scott Becker and Bridget Becker

3 Aug 2015 – Bridget Becker and brother Scott were clear winners of the 2015 New Zealand Mixed Doubles championship last weekend, dropping just one game through the tournament.

This was Bridget's 5th national Mixed Doubles title, having won four of the five between 2007 and 2011 with older brother Sean. Scott interrupted their winning sequence in 2008 when he partnered Brydie Donald.

Thirteen teams entered the triple-life tournament, and the Becker duo swept the opening Pool A, winning the Pool A final 8-3 from Kelsi Heath and Kieran Ford.

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Blackstone Hill win Bonspiel PDF Print E-mail
2015 Bonspiel
Photo: Lottie Hedley

Naseby, 18 July 2015 – Blackstone Hill won New Zealand's 2015 Bonspiel to claim the Snuff Box trophy for the 10th time since 1890. Their two rinks (teams) won 7 of 8 games over the two day event, the same number as Ranfurly. However the honours went to Blackstone Hill on a countback of points scored, with their 179 points just heading off Ranfurly's 168.

This tenth win brings Blackstone Hill level with Cambrian as the club with most victories. Cambrian last won the event 60 years ago .

This special event on New Zealand's sporting and cultural calendar was held on Naseby's Centennial Ponds in Naseby, Central Otago on Monday 13 and Tuesday 14 July.

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Youth and Experience for World Mixed Champs PDF Print E-mail
Berne, Switzerland
Berne, Switzerland – host city of the
2015 World Mixed Championship

8 Jul 2015 – New Zealand Curling's selectors have chosen a combination of youth and experience in the national side to compete at the first World Mixed Curling Championship later this year.

Experience comes in the form of the side's skip Dave Watt, who skipped the winning team at the NZ Mixed Curling Championship in June, and won bronze with the NZ Senior Men's side two months earlier at the World Senior Championships in Sochi, Russia.

The other three players selected are all in their early 20s, but are not lacking in experience either.

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Breakthrough win for Women's Champions PDF Print E-mail
2015 NZ Women's champions
L-R: Eleanor Adviento, Thivya Jeyaranjan, Chelsea Farley and Tessa Farley

6 Jul 2015 – The New Zealand Curling Championships in Naseby last weekend featured a breakthrough win for the new Women's champions, and an eighth title since 2005 for winning Men's skip Sean Becker.

After taking silver in four of the last five years, Chelsea Farley and her team of Thivya Jeyaranjan, Tessa Farley and Eleanor Adviento struck gold to earn their first New Zealand Curling Championship title.

They went undefeated through the tournament, and cleared out to win an all-Auckland final 11-2 from Liz Matthews, Waverley Taylor, Glenys Taylor and Emily Whelan.

The Men's competition was much tighter before Sean Becker, Scott Becker, Tom Pendreigh and Warren Dobson edged out Peter de Boer, Warren Kearney, Iain Craig and Phil Dowling 6-4 in a tight final.

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Naseby Training Camp - 7/8 July PDF Print E-mail
MCI Training Camp

23 Jun 2015 – The New Zealand Curling Association has confirmed details of the Training Camp at the MCI rink in Naseby on Tuesday 7 and Wednesday 8 July. This is the week between the NZ Open Championships in Naseby (2-5 July) and the NZ Under-21 Championships in Dunedin (10-12 July).

Although the camp is primarily targeted at young curlers, any curler who wishes to attend will be more than welcome.

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IOC Mixed Doubles boost for Winter Games NZ PDF Print E-mail
Audi quattro Winter Games NZ 2015

10 Jun 2015 – New Zealand’s curlers are delighted to learn that the International Olympic Committee has confirmed the addition of Mixed Doubles Curling to the Winter Olympic programme for the 2018 Games at PyeongChang in Korea.

As an added bonus, the IOC announcement comes at an ideal time for the upcoming Audi quattro Winter Games NZ 2015.

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