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If you're not already playing, come along to share our hospitality and watch the Auckland Curling finals this Sunday at Paradice Avondale
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It's Finals time

This Sunday 13 October is the last evening of Auckland's 2019 season and will feature our league finals and playoffs for all divisions. If you're not playing then why not come along and see the action! Click here for Sunday's draw.

Curlers playing in the first session will be setting up from 4:20 pm. These games, including playoffs for third and fourth place in the A and B divisions, will get under way at around 5:00 pm. The second session, starting earlier than usual at 6:30 pm, will feature our Division finals. After that will be our Club prizegiving.

You can see all the action from the upstairs lounge, and Paradice will have the bar open for us. We also ask all players to bring along a plate of finger food to share with everyone.

And before Sunday, please place your votes here for the Club Awards.
 

Auckland Mixed Doubles

Congratulations to Rebecca and Garion Long, winners of the Auckland Mixed Doubles Championship last Sunday. Their final against Sasha Goloborodko and Nikita Derevianko was a ripper, going down to the last stone.

The eight teams all showed their versatility throughout, especially in the latter part of the session when the ice started getting a little frosty as the fog descended inside the rink. Not unlike a Central Otago bonspiel!
 

Meanwhile, in Aberdeen...

Benjamin Frew and Kieran Ford won't be playing in this weekend's Auckland finals. They're in Scotland with the New Zealand side competing at the World Mixed Championship.

They play the Czech Republic, the first of their seven pool matches, in the early hours of Sunday morning NZ time. Good luck and good curling, team!

Other Kiwi sides in action soon are
  • NZ Men at the Pacific-Asia Championships in China, 2-9 November. Good luck Brett Sargon and teammates!
  • NZ Junior Women at the World Junior B Championships in Finland, 10-18 December
 

Curling OE anyone?

NZ Curling has just announced its Curling Overseas Experience initiative. This gives our aspiring athletes the opportunity to spend an extended period overseas, developing their skills and understanding of the game.

Benjamin Frew, Garion Long and Brett Sargon will spend our summer in Manitoba, Canada as a part of this program. Dunedin's Mhairi-Bronté Duncan is already in Sweden, at the home club of the Olympic Women's champions.

Have a great time all, and learn heaps! Other aspiring, high-performance curlers – what are your plans for next summer? Or the following?
 

Your opinion please

Please check your inbox over the next week or so for a survey from Auckland Curling. We'd like to know what works well, what doesn't, and what can be improved. Your answers will help us to improve your club!
 

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