Successful season-opening mini-spiel

2017 Auckland mini-spiel
Photo © Auckland Curling / Liz Matthews

28 Apr 2017 – Auckland Curling ran a successful mini-spiel at Paradice, Avondale on Sunday 23 April as a warm-up for the 2017 season.

Five teams were drawn from the hat, and quick-fire games of three ends were played.

Each team was expected to rotate their skip for at least one end of each game, so everyone gained some experience at skipping.

While there were games on two sheets, the fifth team split and played the pairs format among themselves.

There was also coaching for two new players, who later joined the fifth team for games involving two teams of three.

Kenny Williamson, Anthony Derrick, Christine Bewick and Elizabeth McLean were the victors on the night, and they also won the big end competition with a score of 5.

All enjoyed the evening, the opportunity to blow out the cobwebs from the summer break, and the finger food between games (even if the asparagus rolls mysteriously disappeared before play started) as a new round of games was drawn up.

The Auckland club league commences on Sunday 30 April.