|Garion Long watches as Kieran Ford calls line in the final. Photo © NZCA|
9 Jul 2020 – Garion Long, Rebecca Long and Benjamin Frew won a tense final of the NZ Mixed Championship at Paradice Avondale last weekend.
They stole singles through the first four ends of the final against Brett Sargon, Chelsea Farley and Kieran Ford to lead 4-0 at the break. On ice that all teams had trouble reading, the roles were reversed over the next three ends to level the scores coming home.
Ford's last-stone attempt at a double-raise to claim shot missed by millimetres, so the winners had the title 5-4 without needing to throw their final stone.