10 - 13 June 2021
10 - 13 June 2021
|NZ Mixed Curling champions 2021|
9 Jun 2021 – Garion Long, Zoe Harman, Brett Sargon and Rebecca Long are the NZ Mixed Curling champions for 2021 after the title was contested at Paradice Avondale over Queen’s Birthday Weekend.
They headed off Lorne DePape, Tess Farley, William Sheard and Ariel Weber 9-3 in the final on Monday evening.
Eight teams contested the event, starting in two pools of four. The two semi-finalists from Pool A, Team Long and Team Dean Fotti, were known after just two of the three rounds when they both won their opening games.
|NZ v Finland. Photo © WCF / Céline Stucki|
23 May 2021 – New Zealand curlers Courtney Smith and Anton Hood have fallen just short at the country's first attempt to qualify for the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics.
A last-stone loss in their pool game against the USA at the World Mixed Doubles Championship in Aberdeen, Scotland was the difference between fourth place in their pool (and with it a game for the seventh and final spot at Beijing), and their eventual placing of sixth in the pool and 12th overall in a field of 20.
Their participation at the Championship was only confirmed a few weeks before the Aberdeen event after the originally selected pair were unable to attend.
9 May 2021 – This year's NZ Curling Training Camp will run in the first week of the next school holidays, Monday 13th and Tuesday 14th July, at the MCI rink in Naseby.
This training camp is open to beginning and intermediate Curlers who are wanting to learn more about the game. We have experienced facilitators who have a wealth of knowledge. Over the two days, participants will learn about delivery, sweeping, strategy, nutrition, and a lot more. Experienced curlers are welcome to come along and help out the facilitators; this will help you develop your game and refine your skills.
If you're in or about Alexandra this Sunday 2nd May, get down to the town's latest new indoor curling rink and give it a go!
Come along any time after 9:00 am, and there's no charge!
This is the first weekend that the rink is open to the public, ahead of the official opening at the end of May.
|Team NZ at YOG 2020. Photo © WCF / Alina Pavlyuchik|
9 Mar 2021 – In January 2020 New Zealand sent a curling team to the Winter Youth Olympic Games in Switzerland. Our side did exceptionally well, placing 4th in the World in the Mixed.
Are you interested in representing New Zealand at the next Youth Olympics? The NZ Curling Association is seeking expressions of interest from youth who would like to curl for New Zealand at the 2024 Winter Youth Olympics in Ganwon, South Korea.
Competitors must be born in the years 2006 to 2009 (i.e. turning 15, 16, 17 or 18 in 2024).
If you would like to be kept up to date with information, training camps and forthcoming competitions please click here to register.
|Tutorial for playcurling.com|
23 Feb 2021 – Your chance to ease into the 2021 curling season without leaving the sofa: the first NZ Online Curling Championship!
Yes, it's still summer here (mostly...) but playcurling.com lets you practice your strategy and have a bit of fun. High-level e-sports skills are not required.
Sign up now and we'll create a draw where you'll play 1-on-1 against other curlers – and maybe potential new curlers – from around the country. We might even run some of the playoffs via a Zoom call.
Entries have closed. Once you've entered go to playcurling.com, scroll down to watch the 5-minute tutorial, and sign up for a bit of practice. Good e-curling!
Today we farewell our NZCA Life Member and curling stalwart, Stewart McKnight.
Stewart sadly passed away suddenly, aged 85 last Friday 8th January.
He was an all-round sports person who gave his best in every endeavour he undertook, including curling. He was part of our Idaburn Council and was a passionate Blackstone Hill curler.
Stewart contributed in many ways to our curling community, both indoor and outdoor.
|Click to watch highlights on Sky Sport Next's YouTube channel|
1 Oct 2020 – Eleven teams contested the NZ Secondary School Curling Championships during the first three days of the September break at MCI Naseby.
The Girls' competition was a double round-robin topped by Otago Girls High School and Maniototo Area Schools. Both times dropped just one of their preliminary games, winning one and losing one of their meetings against the other.
They both won their respective semi-finals to set up a decider again in the final, and it was the Otago Girls combination of Rachael Pitts, Ailie Muldrew, Ella Williams, Emma Campbell and Caitlin Elkins who won the title 8-4. Kavanagh College took the bronze medal.
|Click to watch a full replay of the final on Sky Sport Next's YouTube channel|
20 Sep 2020 – A live-streamed thriller of a final capped off an outstanding 2020 NZ Mixed Doubles Championship.
With the scores tied in the final end and their opponents' shot rock on the button and well guarded, Bridget Becker managed to curl the last stone of the game around the guard, tap it back, and stay in the four foot ring to earn the gold medal match 9-8 for herself and brother Sean.
It was a see-saw affair that saw their opponents Mhairi-Bronte Duncan and Brett Sargon start strongly, scoring four in the opening end. The Becker siblings then scored in the next six ends to lead 8-4 before another four-point haul to Duncan and Sargon in the penultimate end levelled the scores.