Peter Becker

Peter Becker (2012)
Peter Becker
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Club Ranfurly CC (Life Member)
Other NZCA Life Member
NZCA Secretary 1995-2009
International Record
Pacific Mens
1991 Sagamihara 3rd
1993 Adelaide 3rd
1994 Christchurch 3rd
1995 Tokoro 3rd
1996 Sydney 3rd
World Senior Mens
2003 Winnipeg  15th 
2004 Gävle 15th
2005 Greenacres 15th
2007 Edmonton 7th
2008 Vierumäki 12th
2009 Dunedin 9th
2010 Chelyabinsk 10th
2011 St Paul 6th
2014 Dumfries
New Zealand Titles
NZ Mens
NZ Senior Men
Wendorf Rock
1999, 2000, 2007, 2012
New Zealand Teams
NZ Men
NZ Senior Men
2003-2011, 2014
Coaching Career
NZ Women
1999-2002, 2006-2010
NZ Men
2003-2008, 2010-2013
NZ Junior Women
NZ Junior Men
2006, 2008-9, 2012
Coaching Record
Olympic Games
2006 Turin  10th 
Olympic Qualifying
2013 Füssen  5th 
Youth Olympic Games
2012 Innsbruck  13th 
World Mens
2004 Gävle 7th
2005 Victoria 8th
2012 Basel 5th

There is not much in New Zealand curling that Peter Becker hasn't done. Born and bred into a curling family in the Maniototo, Peter first honed his skills from the crampit on the outdoor rinks during Central Otago winters.

In the early 1990s when curling from the hack was introduced to New Zealand, Peter skipped the first National Men's teams to compete internationally in the modern form of the game at Pacific championships. Successes were few, but the lessons learned and passed on to the NZ curling fraternity laid the foundation for future success.

From 2003, Peter skipped eight of the first nine Senior Men's teams that NZ sent to the World Seniors Championship. He has at different times acted as coach, manager and co-selector of a range of teams – from the Winter Olympics, to Mens and Womens National and Junior sides, to local Maniototo Area School novices.

Included among his many titles are four Wendorf Rock bonspiels (two of these when it was the unofficial NZ championships), and the remarkable double of NZ Open Men's and Senior Men's titles in 2013.

Peter has been the secretary of the Ranfurly Curling Club since 1981 and in 1989 became the club's delegate to the Naseby Curling Council and a delegate to the New Zealand Curling Association. He was NZCA Secretary from 1995 until 2009.

His service to the sport has been recognised by Ranfurly CC with the award of Life Membership. In 2009 he became one of a small group to be awarded Life Membership of the NZ Curling Association.

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