13 Oct 2009 – The semi-final lineup was confirmed – nearly – after the 15th and last draw of round robin games in the Auckland Premier league at Paradice Avondale last Sunday.

As teams have come to expect, there were the usual number of games that didn't go quite according to the form book as three of the leading six sides lost to teams further down the leaderboard.

Read more: Auckland semi-final draw posted

8 Sep 2009 – Only four of 15 rounds remain in the round robin stage of Auckland Curling’s Premier League competition, and the race for semi-final positions is well and truly hotting up.

Global Cooling (Alex Bauer, Nic Lambert, Greg Prendergast and Shaun Alexander) have a handy 4 point buffer over the field and appear to have booked themselves a spot in the semis.

Read more: Race for Auckland playoff places

3 Aug 2009 – The result was in doubt until the last stone, but Alex Bauer's Global Cooling side beat Granite 6-2 to remain at the top of the leaderboard halfway through Auckland Club league.

Just behind them on the table A.R.S.E. and Waikato Rockers had comfortable wins to remain two points behind, and Jacksons stole the last for a 7-6 triumph over Altitude to move into the top four for the first time this season.

Read more: Global Cooling stay on top in Auckland

Katie Bauer and Haymon Keeler
Winners Katie Bauer and Haymon Keeler

20 Jul 2009 – Auckland Curling used the Schenkel scoring system for the first time in its 2009 Open and Mixed Doubles Tournament last night – but it wasn't needed to find a winner. Haymon Keeler and Katie Bauer took the trophy in the "traditional" manner by winning all of their games.

The Schenkel system – ranking teams by wins, then ends, then shots scored to determine who plays who in each round and then an overall winner – was introduced in anticipation of a 10-team competition which wouldn't have allowed a normal knockout. In the event, 8 doubles combinations took to the ice and, prior to the final round, three sides were still in contention for the title.

Read more: Clear winners in Auckland Doubles for 2009

8 May 2009 – Wednesday's meeting of Waitakere City's Infrastructure Works Committee agreed with the proposed changes to the Parrs Park Management Plan. This plan includes a new combined pool and curling complex at the Waterhole Swim Centre.

Auckland Curling is a partner in the Waitakere Aquatic and Ice Centre Charitable Trust, which plans to build the complex.

Read more: Parrs Park - Council says YES

Liz Matthews, Christine Bewick, Pauline Farra and Cathy Fenton receiving Sport Auckland's SPARC Masters award

12 Dec 2008 – The North Shore Thistles curling team – Liz Matthews, Christine Bewick, Pauline Farra and Cathy Fenton – have won the SPARC Masters Award at Sport Auckland's 2008 Sporting Excellence Awards ceremony.

They were one of eight category winners announced at the cocktail function held at Alexandra Park, Sport Auckland's new home, on Thursday 11 December.

Read more: Sport Auckland award for Thistles
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