|Team NZ vs Italy|
25 Apr 2009 – Favourites and defending champions Switzerland have beaten giant-killers Hungary 7-4 in the final of the World Mixed Doubles Curling Championships in Cortina D'Ampezzo, Italy.
The win means that the Swiss pair Toni Müller and Irene Schori have never had a loss at a World Tournament. They also won last year's inaugural tournament without conceding a game.
In the bronze medal game Canada came back after dropping singles on the first five ends to beat China 6-5.
The World Curling Federation has released the latest World Curling Rankings and confirmed the countries who will compete at next year's XXI Winter Olympiad in Vancouver.
A likely venue for the next Pacific Curling Championships and Pacific Junior Champs has also emerged.
The NZ Under-21 Men's team have secured the bronze medal at the 2009 Pacific Junior Curling Championships in Harbin, China.
The Kiwis forced their way into playoff contention by overwhelming Japan 14-3 in a tie-breaker match after both teams finished the double round robin with a 2 win / 4 loss record. The reward for NZ was a semi-final against Korea, but the late Kiwi charge ended there when they went down 4-8.
The World Curling Federation's revised anti-doping code has been published, effective from 1st January 2009. It applies to all current and potential NZ representatives at all levels of the game – junior, open and senior.
All competitive curlers should be familiar with the details and requirements of the revised code. It definitely includes all athletes at any international tournament, and potentially applies to curlers at any national-level competition as well.
China won both the Men's and Women's titles at the 2008 Pacific Curling Championships that concluded in Naseby, Central Otago on Sunday 9 November.
The finalists in last year's NZ Mixed Doubles Curling championships squared off again in the final of the 2008 event, held at Naseby's Maniototo Curling rink from 17 to 19 October.
This year's contest saw Scott Becker and Brydie Donald reverse the 2007 result with a closely fought 9-6 victory over defending champions Sean and Bridget Becker.
The favoured teams skipped by Abby Pyle and Kris Miller took out the Women's and Men's 2008 NZ Junior Curling Championships, held in Dunedin on 15-17 August. Not surprisingly, these two teams also filled most places in the NZ Under-21 teams announced immediately after the tournament.
The National Selectors are pleased to announce the 2008/09 National Mens, National Womens, Junior Mens, Junior Womens, Senior Mens and Senior Womens teams.
The teams skipped by defending titleholders Sean Becker and Bridget Becker again took out the Men's and Women's titles respectively at the NZ 2008 National Curling Championships, held at Naseby's Maniototo Curling International rink.
The winning sides also dominated the NZ National teams announced immediately after the tournament