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Pacific-Asia Junior Championships Day 6 PDF Print E-mail
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Korea men beat China 5-4.
Photo: Ashleigh Smith / NZCA

24 Jan 2015 – New Zealand's Women secured the bronze medal on the final day of competition at the Pacific-Asia Junior Curling Championships 2015 in Naseby, Central Otago.

Korea’s Men and Women have qualified for the World Junior Curling Championships after their wins in the gold medal games

Both Korean side won semi-finals earlier in the day to face China. The Chinese sides had direct entry into the final after topping their round robin leaderboards.

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Nominations open for Youth Olympic Games PDF Print E-mail
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1 Jan 2015 – The 2nd Winter Youth Olympic Games will be held in Lillehammer, Norway, from 12 to 21 February 2016.

New Zealand Curling Association (NZCA) wishes to have a curling team participate in the Games and in order to meet the nomination and selection timelines set by the New Zealand Olympic Committee Inc (NZOC) the process must begin in the next few weeks.

Athlete applications and support staff applications must be received by 12 February 2015.

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New World Anti-Doping Code PDF Print E-mail
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29 Dec 2014 – A new World Anti-Doping Code (WADC) will come into effect from 1 January 2015, and the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has just published an Athlete Reference Guide to the new code.

"It is important for curlers to understand that this affects them just as it does other top-level athletes," said Darren Carson, convenor of selectors for New Zealand Curling.

"We know our athletes respect both the spirit of curling and their own well-being," he continued. "But the new code essentially says ignorance is no excuse, and inadvertent breaches will also be dealt with strictly."

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Summer Spiel confirmed for February PDF Print E-mail
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15 Dec 2014 – The return of Dunedin's popular Summer Spiel has been confirmed for the weekend of 20 - 22 February 2015.

As in past events, there will be both a curling competition and individual events for team members. The overall winner will be the team with the best combined and individual event scores.

Click here for more details and an entry form.

 
NZ sides 4th in US Curling Grand Prix PDF Print E-mail
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Plenty of local support (Photo USCA)

8 Dec 2014 – The harsh reality of the World Curling Federation's updated world rankings hit home for New Zealand's Curling teams at the just-completed US Curling Grand Prix.

The made-for-TV event featured Men's and Women's rinks from the USA, China, Japan, and New Zealand competing at Minnesota's Fogerty Arena, home of the Four Seasons Curling Club.

The Kiwi sides were the lowest-ranked there, and both finished true to their rankings at the tail of the field – but there were some encouraging moments in their tournament. The Chinese sides, both highest-ranked at 5th in the world, won both events.

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No PACC medals for NZ from Karuizawa PDF Print E-mail
2014 Pacific-Asia Curling Championships
Photo: Richard Gray / WCF

15 Nov 2014 – New Zealand's curlers will be returning home empty-handed from the 2014 Pacific-Asia Curling Championships in Karuizawa, Japan.

The Kiwi Women's team of Chelsea Farley, Thivya Jeyaranjan, Tessa Farley and Eleanor Adviento, with alternate Waverley Taylor and coach Liz Matthews, lost their bronze medal game against the Japanese side of Ayumi Ogasawara today.

After an even start, Japan scored 3 points in the fourth end and then stole another 2 to take a 7-2 lead into the fifth end break. NZ patiently blanked the sixth but were then held to just one point in the next. The teams traded singles before Japan ran NZ out of stones in the last end to win the match and the bronze medal 8-4.

In the Women's gold medal match, China stole the extra end to win 7-6 and hand Korea their only loss of the week. With their title, the Chinese also won the right to play in the 2015 World Women's Championship. Japan automatically qualified as hosts.

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Welcome to Hong Kong and Qatar PDF Print E-mail
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Pacific-Asia delegates, including Hong Kong and Qatar, at the 2014 World Curling Congress. Photo: WCF

24 Oct 2014, Perth, Scotland – The World Curling Federation (WCF) has formally accepted the Hong Kong Curling Association and the Qatar Curling Federation as conditional Member Associations.

Their acceptance follows a statutory period of consultation with existing Member Associations since the annual World Curling Congress in Reno, USA in September 2014.

Part of the Pacific-Asia Curling zone, both Hong Kong and Qatar will be supported as they continue to work towards establishing the sport of curling in their respective countries.

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