16 Sep 2008 – Maniototo Curling International hosted the Philip Wareing Transport Open Doubles Tournament on the weekend of 12 - 14 September. Eleven teams competed over three days, with two teams from Australia and the rest from Central Otago.
The curling was of a very high standard with nearly all the New Zealand Men's and Women's National representatives taking part. The Australians were either current or past National representatives and nearly all the New Zealand Senior Men's team were involved.
The final came down to a New Zealand / Australia clash with the Aussies coming out the winners by one point in the last end, 8-7.
|1st||Steve Johns & John Theriault||(Australia)|
|2nd||Sean Becker & Bridget Becker||(New Zealand)|
|3rd||Ian Palangio & Hugh Millikin||(Australia)|