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 Mixed Doubles

 1    Korea  1    Korea  1    Hungary
2   China 2   China 2   Japan
3   Australia 3   Japan 3   New Zealand
4   New Zealand 4   New Zealand 4   Switzerland
5   Japan 5   NZ Junior 5   Latvia
6   NZ Senior       6   Australia
7   NZ Junior       7   China
  8   USA Invitational
  9   Finland
All Men's results All Women's results Mixed Doubles results

Naseby, 28 August 2011 – It was Korea’s day today as they received Gold Medals in both the Men’s and Women’s Fours at the 100% Pure NZ Winter Games curling events. In both matches the Koreans beat the round-robin topping Chinese teams.

Hungary took Gold in the Mixed Doubles. The Hungarian husband and wife team of Gyorgy Nagy and Ildiko Szekeres, World silver medalists in 2009, beat Japan in the final of one of the strongest fields ever assembled outside the World Championships.

Read more: Double gold for Korea at WGNZ

Naseby, 27 August 2011 – The pressure was on for the players at Naseby's Maniototo International Curling Rink during today's semi-final action at the 100% Pure NZ Winter Games.

Twelve teams were vying for places in tomorrow's Gold Medal matches in the Women's Fours, Men's Fours and Mixed Doubles competitions.

Read more: Playoff rounds at WGNZ

Naseby, 26 August 2011 – There was plenty of tension at the Maniototo Curling International ice rink today as the sides fought for a place in the semi-finals of the 100% Pure NZ Winter Games.

The Mixed Doubles round robin ended with a real log jam at the top of the leaderboard. Five teams finished with a 5 win - 3 loss record, forcing a tiebreaker to find who would be the four to go through to the semi-finals and who would miss out.

Read more: Tiebreakers required at Winter Games

2012 Youth Winter Olympic Games

Lake Wanaka, 25 August 2011 – This week’s 100% Pure New Zealand Winter Games is playing a major role in the development of New Zealand’s Winter Olympic athletes in preparation for both January’s Winter Youth Olympic Games in Innsbruck and the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.

New Zealand Olympic Committee President, Mike Stanley, said the Games provided an opportunity for the New Zealand athletes to compete against the best in the world on their home turf and raised the competitive bar in winter snow sports.

Read more: Winter Games NZ plays key role in Olympic development

Hungarian curlers Gyorgy Nagy and Ildiko Szekeres have combined the Winter Games with a family holiday to New Zealand.

Their three daughters - Bianka (13), Laura (9) and Lola (5) - were the support party when their parents played in the mixed doubles at the Maniototo International Curling Rink this week.

Read the full Otago Daily Times article...

This YouTube clip from Michael Hill Winter Games TV introduces Naseby and has has interviews from the rink, from Chief Umpire Pat Edington and from the curlers.

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