Come curling in Auckland

19 Jun 2015 – Our June newsletter has the low-down on the our new curling season. Now that we know precisely how many teams we have we can confirm that we will have a two-pool format for the first half of the season.

We can confirm game fees for spares, offer our congratulations to the winners of the NZ Mixed Fours Championship held over Queen's Birthday Weekend, and we can point you towards plenty of online resources for both new AND experienced curlers.

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Come curling in Auckland

15 May 2015 – Auckland Curling's season will open with a social mini-bonspiel this Sunday 17th May. This will comprise short 3-end games throughout the evening.

Most teams will be "mix and match" drawn from a hat – but if new curlers have already formed a team and want to play together then that's fine too! Please bring nibbles to share. Not everyone will be playing at once so there will be plenty of time to socialise.

And if you want to play this season – every week, most weeks or occasionally – then now is the time to sign up and let us know.

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Read the full feasibility study

15 Mar 2015 – Auckland Curling needs your help to make a submission to Council's 10 Year Plan for a curling rink in our city to become a reality. We need a place to build.

Submissions close at 4pm this Monday 16 March. Read more below to see how to make a submission.

A feasibility study into a combined ice and indoor sports complex on Auckland's North Shore has just been completed. This report was largely funded by an Auckland Council grant to Auckland Curling, acting on behalf of the Harbour Ice and Indoor Sports Stadium group.

The report identifies a way for Auckland Curling to establish a dedicated curling rink in the city with minimum capital outlay, working in conjunction with Council and WCF.

Cleansweep, Auckland Curling 2014 champions
2014 Auckland champions Cleansweep
Photo: Liz Matthews / Auckland CC

13 Oct 2014 – The Cleansweep side of Chelsea Farley, Thivya Jeyaranjan, Tessa Farley, Ryan Lewis and Eleanor Adviento were rewarded for their consistency when they won the 2014 Auckland Premier League. They beat Liz Matthews' Thistles 7-4 in Sunday's Grand Final.

The result was earned after three top-four finishes for the side in the last 4 years, including topping the preliminary round last year and a runner-up finish in 2010.

It was the best possible end to the domestic season for the Farley sisters, Jeyaranjan and Adviento before they and Waverley Taylor represent their country at next month's Pacific-Asia Curling Championships.

Auckland Under-21 winners
Ben Frew, Garion Long and Matt Hohaia
Photo: Liz Matthews / Auckland CC

4 Oct 2014 – The Stonehenge side of Garion Long, Ben Frew and Matt Hohaia backed up their 2013 Auckland Under-21 victory when they won the 2014 final against Team Adviento last weekend.

Both sides had beaten Team Sugimara in the round robin to set up the decider. They came into the final on 28 September straight after a club game in the early session at Paradice Avondale.

Team Adviento started the better of the two sides with singles in the first two ends, but a 4 to Stonehenge in the next saw them take a lead that they did not relinquish. The teams shook hands with the scoreline at 7-2.

Auckland Mixed Doubles final
Matt Hohaia watches as Peter and Glenys Taylor follow their stone in the final - Photo: Liz Matthews / Auckland CC

27 Sep 2014 – Glenys and Peter Taylor won their second Auckland Mixed Doubles Championship with a 6-1 win over the young brother / sister team of Matt and Victoria Hohaia in the 2014 final.

They Taylors scored singles in the first three ends before their opponents got one back in the fourth. But it was all over in next, a 3-pointer being to much too come back from in a 6 end match. The Taylors first won the title in 2008.

Twelve teams started the championship on 7th September. Auckland's shortage of available ice time forced an abbreviated preliminary round, with all teams playing three 4-end games in the one evening.

The Trusts Community Foundation

25 Sep 2014 – The Auckland Curling Club is pleased to announce that The Trusts Community Foundation has provided a generous grant of $5,000 to help fund ice rink rental fees for the Auckland Club and Secondary Schools Curling League games. The grant is helping us to increase participation in the sport by providing opportunities for interested community members of all ages and experience levels to participate.

The Trusts Community Foundation distributes funds to organisations that promote community wellbeing, education, the arts, preservation of our environment and heritage, amateur sport and recreation.

Please join us in thanking The Trusts Community Foundation for helping the Auckland Curling Club to continue providing the benefits of participation in the sport of curling to the Auckland community.

Cheryl Bernard

15 Mar 2014 – Auckland Curling ran three fantastic "have a go" sessions in early March, hosted by 2010 Canadian skip Cheryl Bernard and her husband Terry Meek. Cheryl and her team won Olympic silver in Vancouver four years ago, while Terry is a leading coach and 2009 World Men's gold medallist.

The three sessions for club and media, public and schools were a part of the World Curling Federation's Olympic Celebration Tour. All were well-attended by very enthusiastic current and potential curlers, and made for a great introduction to Summer leagues for new curlers in the period through until Easter.

See our Facebook page for plenty of pictures from the three sessions.

A variety of Photos of Cheryl's Visit to Auckland Have a go night on Saturday and Sunday

Posted by Auckland Curling on Monday, 10 March 2014
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