NZCA Newsletter 2011 / 3

11 Apr 2011 – The NZ Curling Association's April newsletter announces the NZ team for the 2012 Youth Winter Olympic Games, and opens nominations for national Open and Junior teams for the 2011/12 season.

There is also an update on the proposed National League, and reminders of May's AGM and June's 125th Jubilee celebrations.


2012 Youth Winter Olympics

Following the recent training and selection camp held in Naseby, congratulations are extended to the following young curlers who have been selected to represent New Zealand at the Youth Winter Olympics to be held at Innsbruck, Austria, in January 2012:


National Curling League dates

As outlined in Newsletter 2011/2 dated 14 March 2011, the introduction of a National League has yet to be finalised in terms of format, numbers of teams entered, venues, and dates (essentially whether four weekends or fewer). The Executive's current provisional view is that the 2011 National League should perhaps be limited to two weekends only as there could well be clashes of interest (and increased travel costs) with the 2011 Rugby World Cup and furthermore, the New Zealand Winter Games are scheduled to be held in August 2011, which again narrows the window of opportunity for the proposed National League.

The Executive seeks comments from prospective players in a National League as to their preferred formats and dates – in Newsletter 2011/2, the initial tentative 2011 dates were set out as

  • 9-10 July
  • 13-14 August
  • 24-25 September
  • 15-16 October or 5-6 November

The curling section of the 2011 Winter Games is set down for 21-28 August; the Rugby World Cup is to be played in the period of 1 September – 24 October 2011; the Pacific Curling Championships are scheduled for 12-19 November 2011


NZ Representatives

The Executive invites self-nominations for the various New Zealand teams for the following events:

  NZ Winter Games  Naseby  21-28 Aug 2011  Men's and Women's fours
 Mixed Doubles
  Pacific CCs  China  12-19 Nov 2011  Men's and Women's fours
  Pacific Junior CCs  Korea  8-15 Jan 2012  Men's and Women's fours

Nominations for the above three events close on Sunday 8 May 2011. Nominations for the 2012 World Seniors teams (Men's and Women's) and for the World Mixed Doubles teams will be sought in 2012 as these Championships have been rescheduled from April 2012 to November 2012


125th Jubilee

Entries for the NZCA's 125th Jubilee Bonspiel are now invited (hopefully at least one team from each Club); the bonspiel is to be held on Thursday 23 and Friday 24 June 2011. Entries to be submitted to the NZCA Secretary by 13 May 2011 (date of the NZCA's 2011 Annual General Meeting).


NZCA Annual General Meeting – Reminder

Notice is hereby given that the 2011 Annual General Meeting of the New Zealand Curling Association Inc is be held at the Oturehua Hall, Oturehua, on Friday 13 May 2010, commencing at 8pm.

Nominations for the following positions are now invited –

  NZCA President  One (1) required Ranfurly CC to nominate
  NZCA Vice-President  Two (2) required Manorburn CC to nominate Senior VP
Garibaldi CC to nominate Junior VP
  NZCA Executive  Three (3) required Peter Becker and Mervyn Jamieson are to retire by rotation but are eligible to stand for re-election for a three year term. Pat Cooney is retiring early; his replacement will enjoy a two year term before retiring by rotation

Duly completed written nominations must be in the hands of the NZCA Secretary no later than 5pm on Friday 22 April 2011.

Clubs are also advised that any Notices of Motion to be considered at the forthcoming Annual General meeting must likewise be in the hands of the NZCA Secretary no later than 5pm on Friday 22 April 2011 – any such notices of motion need to in writing and signed by the Club's President or Secretary.

Please note that nominations and Notices of Motion are to be forwarded to the NZCA Secretary at one of the following addresses:

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If Clubs wish to obtain further information relating to the minutes or to this Newsletter (or to any other matter which the NZCA is responsible for), please contact the NZCA Secretary whose details are set out above.

Pat Cooney

11 April 2010