NZCA Newsletter – October 2009

19 Oct 2009 – The NZ Curling Association's latest newsletter includes the upcoming Pacific Curling Championships, a reminder of our 125th anniversary in 2011, and The Roaring Game – Bro Wilson Mawhinney's excellent history of curling in New Zealand.


PCC Tournaments

The following teams are due to represent New Zealand at the 2009 Pacific Curling Championship tournaments, being held in Karuizawa, Japan, during 12-19 November 2009:

Men:  Dan Mustapic (skip), Scott Becker, Warren Kearney, Warren Dobson, Kris Miller
Women:  Bridget Becker (skip), Brydie Donald, Marisa Jones, Natalie Campbell;
Linda Geary has withdrawn

These tournaments are also used as a qualifying event for the World Curling Championship tournaments, with the Women’s World Championships being held at Swift Current, Canada, during 20-28 March 2010, whilst the Men’s World Championships are set down for Cortina, Italy, during 3-11 April 2010. Should either NZ team finish in the top two in the PCCs, then NZ will again be a participant at the respective World Curling Championship tournament.

On behalf of all NZ curlers, the NZCA extends its best wishes to the two NZ teams participating at the PCCs, in Japan.


NZCA 125th Jubilee

The NZCA is due to mark its 125th Jubilee in 2011 – just how that milestone should be acknowledged has yet to be decided on but the Executive would like to receive input from curlers as to a suitable format – please contact any member of the Executive to pass on your suggestions.


The Roaring Game

A reminder to all curlers and Curling Clubs that there are still copies of the book written by Bro Wilson Mawhinney – the book provides a very good history of the sport of curling in New Zealand.

The book has a retail price of $20 and should be seen as “a must” in every curler’s home and in every Club’s library.

Copies can be purchased from the NZCA – Sam Inder is presently holding the stock of books but please contact any member of the NZCA Executive to obtain a copy of this excellent edition.