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WCF introduce new events, rule changes PDF Print E-mail
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WCF Annual General Assembly 2014
Photo: Don Chang/WCF

7 Sep 2014 – Members of the World Curling Federation have elected a new board and voted to introduce a new World Junior qualification event, a World Mixed Curling Championship, along with approving a raft of other key rule changes.

The competition and rule changes and board elections took place at the World Curling Federation’s Annual General Assembly held during the 3rd Annual World Curling Congress in Reno, Nevada, USA.

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EGGS and Birkenhead top North Island Schools PDF Print E-mail

Birkenhead College's Team Haynes and Epsom Girls Grammar School's Team Sophie were the winners of the recent 2014 North Island Secondary Schools Curling Championships at Paradice Avondale.

The Epsom Girls winners Sophie Tran, Claire Crooks, Anna Parsons and Jaden Godfrey won the first four ends of their final against schoolmates EGGS Benedict (Bethany Carter, Hannah Macpherson, Snigdha Saha and Gillean Miller), and were never headed.

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NZ sides named for Pacific-Asia CCs PDF Print E-mail
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The New Zealand Curling Association has confirmed the National Women's and Men's teams for November's 2014 Pacific-Asia Curling Championships in Karuizawa, Japan. The teams are:

Men: Scott Becker (Ranfurly), Kenny Thomson (Auckland), Rupert Jones (Dunedin), Warren Dobson (Mt Ida). Fifth player to be confirmed.
Women:  Chelsea Farley, Thivya Jeyaranjan, Waverley Taylor, Eleanor Adviento, Tessa Farley (all Auckland)
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South Island gold to OGHS and Maniototo PDF Print E-mail
2014 South Island Schools Curling Championship

Otago Girls High School and Maniototo Area School are the South Island Secondary School Curling Champions teams for 2014.

Simon Neilson, Josh Whyte, Matthew Neilson and Ben Smith – winners of the NZ Under-21 title just a month ago – dominated the Boy's competition, winning all of their games at Dunedin Ice Stadium convincingly last weekend.

The Otago Girls side of Emma Sutherland, Mhari-Bronte Duncan, Heloise Fitzpatrick and Diana Yeritsyan reversed the result of the 2013 final to beat Maniototo in the gold medal match.

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A Stunning Day - Curling at Altitude PDF Print E-mail
 
National Junior sides named PDF Print E-mail
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The New Zealand selectors have confirmed and announced the NZ Junior (Under-21) teams to contest the Pacific-Asia Junior Curling Championships in Naseby in January 2015. The teams are:

Junior Men: Simon Neilson, Luke Steele, Josh Fogo, Matthew Neilson, Josh Whyte (all Maniototo)
Junior Women:  Eleanor Adviento and Waverley Taylor (Auckland), Kelsi Heath (Dunedin), Jessica Smith and Holly Thompson (Maniototo)
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Audi quattro Winter Games NZ welcomes Government support PDF Print E-mail
Audi quattro Winter Games NZ 2013

8 Aug 2014 – Audi quattro Winter Games NZ today welcomed the announcement of Government support for the event until 2017, securing the world class winter sports competition for New Zealand and international athletes in the lead up to the 2018 Winter Olympics.

Internationally regarded as one of the world’s top five snow sports events, Audi quattro Winter Games NZ attracts the world’s elite winter sports athletes including multiple Olympic medalists, Paralympic medalists and world champions in free skiing, snowboarding, alpine skiing and curling.

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Mixed Doubles gold for Mustapic and Jones PDF Print E-mail
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Mustapic and Jones met Peter Becker and Jessica Smith in Round 1

Dunedin's Dan Mustapic and Marisa Jones recorded a comprehensive win in the 2014 NZ Mixed Doubles Championship this weekend.

This was the first time they had played together in the event, and the first Mixed Doubles title for either. Dan Mustapic won silver in 2009 and 2010, while Rissy Jones claimed a bronze in 2011.

The triple knockout format saw the winners meet eventual silver medallists Bridget Becker and Scott Becker four times in total, with Mustapic and Jones winning three of these clashes.

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