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:
- Eleanor Adviento, Kelsi Heath, Luke Steele, Dave Weyer, with Angus Lane and Waverley Taylor as reserves
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
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
|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
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:
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.
11 April 2010