Auckland Secondary School Finals 2007

3 Nov 2007 – Six schools were represented in the finals of the Auckland Secondary School championships with North Shore schools snaring two of the three titles.

As expected after a long season, there was little between the finalists.

The only suggestion of a blow-out came in the mixed final when the Long Bay College team of Nic Lambert, Katie Bauer, Heather Brown and Christine Bridle scored five on the fourth end after scores had been tied at 2-2 after three to take a winning 7-2 advantage over Henderson High's Brittany Taylor, Cory Mills, Tony Hill and Kyle Calder.

The boys' final produced the closest battle before Massey High Frosties (Keswick Pearson, Will Armitage and Sam Brady) came from behind to beat Kelston Boys High School 6-4.

The KBHS combination of Matt Clement, Arnold Mataika and Nathan Mahoney started well with singles on the opening two ends. Massey hit back with a single on third and a stolen single on the next to tie it up 2-2.

Two for Kelston on the next swung the advantage back their way but they dropped three on the sixth to trail 4-5 which became 4-6 when Massey closed it out with a steal of one on the seventh to take the honours.

Birkenhead's Hyeo-Eun Jung, Elizabeth Shin and Hisato Motogami were always in control in the girls' final. They scored singles on the first, third and fourth ends with the second blanked to lead 3-0 over Epsom GGS.

Two on the fourth end got the EGGS team of Lisa Ku, Courtney Kay, Vanessa Bradley and Alton Wall back in it at 2-3. Birkenhead replied with a single for 4-2 and then got two stones in the house and blocked the front to hold on and win 6-2.