6 - 8 July 2018
|NZ Mixed Champions 2018. Photo © NZCZA / Holly Gosse|
6 Jun 2018 – Dave Watt, Brittany Taylor, Lorne DePape and Glenys Taylor won the year's first national title, staying undefeated to claim the 2018 NZ Mixed Curling Championship in Auckland over Queen's Birthday Weekend.
They beat Team Garion Long 11-5 in Monday evening's final to claim the trophy in a convincing display.
Seven teams played in two pools through the qualifying stages.
|PACC 2017. Photo © WCF / Céline Stucki|
26 May 2018 – Entries close this week for three of this season's National Curling Championships
|Estonia's Marie Turmann from the 2017 gold medal team. Photo © www.wintergamesnz.kiwi|
Lake Wanaka, 3 May 2018 – Underlining its position as one of the world’s leading international winter sports events, the Audi quattro Winter Games NZ has joined forces with the World Curling Tour to host the first Mixed Doubles Curling Tournament of the 2018/19 season.
A newly-signed partnership agreement will mean that the Winter Games NZ Curling Tournament will become the first Southern Hemisphere event to join the global Tour which incorporates some 170 championship curling events.
21 April 2018 – Self-nomination for selection for New Zealand's International teams are now open.
Selectors pick teams for PACCs, Under 21s and Winter Games (Mixed Doubles), so it's important to know early who is available and motivated to play in which events.
Curlers should complete the NZ Rep self-nomination form here as soon as possible. Deadline for submission is 18th May.
21 - 28 April 2018
WCF Tournament page – all news, results, photos, video
|NZ record at WMDCC||WCF Official Results|
|MCI Doubles winners Brett Sargon and Eleanor Adviento. Photo © MCI / Rob Potter|
26 Mar 2018 – Eleanor Adviento and Brett Sargon had the best possible lead-in to the 2018 World Mixed Doubles Championship when they won the season-opening MCI Doubles over the weekend. They beat current national titleholders Bridget and Sean Becker 10-9 in a tense final.
Adviento and Sargon had a setback in the opening round, losing 6-8 to 2017 NZ Championship runners-up Jess and Ben Smith. They won their remaining pool games, but only secured a playoff spot with a 7-5 win against Thivya Jeyaranjan and Nelson Ede in the last round.
They then headed Dunedin teenagers Grace and Jayden Bishop 7-4 in their semi-final.
|Participants at August's Stepping Stones. Photo © NZCA / Jo Dowling|
18 Feb 2018 – Enjoying the Curling from the Olympics? Want to be there in 2022?
Since my appointment as National Coach last year, I have been considering how best to work with our competitive athletes to support the goal of improving our international competitiveness.
I feel that the best way to make a real difference is to focus on those athletes truly committed to improving their skills over the long term. Those athletes that have the ability and potential to be successful international representatives over the next 5-10 years.
So I plan to form a High Performance Squad that will be the focus of my efforts over the next Olympic cycle.
|Photo © WCF / Richard Gray|
11 Feb 2018 – There may be no New Zealand curlers at PyeongChang 2018, but there's still plenty to inspire Kiwis with some fabulous curling on display!
If you're in Auckland you can come and find out what it's about every Sunday afternoon in March at Paradice Avondale.
You can come to just one session, or to as many as you want.
Each session will start with some group tuition, and if you come to more than one session it will build on what you've already done. Then you'll play a game.