2017 Baxter Cup
Photo © Lottie Hedley / lottiehedleyphotography.com

31 Jul 2017 – Central Otago curlers were hailing the praises of the weather gods and icemaker Jock Scott after perfect ice conditions last weekend, when they had two days of traditional curling on the Centennial Ponds adjacent to the Maniototo indoor rink.

Five teams from the West Coast Curling Club made their annual pilgrimage to the Maniototo and played their hosts, the Hamiltons Club, on Saturday morning. In the afternoon the inaugural Naseby Council - All Comers Points Match was held.

"This was a 'toe in the water' to try something different from the old tried and true events," said NZ Curling chairman Sam Inder. "It attracted about 30 curlers, the majority of whom were the visiting West Coast Club and who took out all the honours."

Sunday saw the playing of the Baxter Cup for the first time since 2010.

2010 Baxter Cup
Photo © Otago Daily Times

13 Jul 2010 – Smiles stayed on the faces of curlers yesterday as competition heated up for a silver cup believed to be one of the country's oldest sporting trophies.

Thirteen clubs from within the Naseby Curling Council vied for the Baxter Cup on natural ice at Naseby's Centennial Ponds, opposite the indoor rink.

The "home club", Otago Central, took home the silverware.

History of the Baxter Cup

Read the full Otago Daily Times article

2010 Presidents Trophy
Photo © Otago Daily Times

5 Jul 2010 – Almost – but not quite.

It may not have been a bonspiel but the Styx Valley hosted the first significant outdoor curling match of this year's Central Otago winter sporting calendar last Friday.

Otago Central won the Naseby Curling Council's President's Trophy, the first time it had been played in three years.

See the Otago Daily Times article and photo gallery here.

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