Stonehenge clean up in Auckland

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Team Stonehenge, 2018 Auckland Champions. Photo Earl Irving

17 Oct 2018 – The Stonehenge team of Garion Long, Benjamin Frew, Kieran Grieve and Rebecca Treacy are the 2018 Auckland Curling champions after a 9-2 win over last year's winners, Cleansweep, in last Sunday's Premier League final.

The side also won the Auckland's Round Robin trophy and the Big End award.

In the semi-finals a week earlier, Chelsea Farley's Cleansweep had beaten Iain Craig's Rockers, while Stonehenge headed off the fast-improving Penguins skipped by Sasha Golborodko.

Rockers and Penguins shared third place after honours were even at 5-5 in their playoff.

Hacked Off beat Net Hackers 7-5 in the B Division final, Rock Slide stole the last end of the C Division final to beat Rockbreakers 5-3, and the D Division title was shared when Plan B and Housecrashers shook hands at 6-6 and decided not to play an extra end.

Auckland Curling's prizegiving and annual awards followed the final games.

These included

  • Spirit of Curling award: Benjamin Frew, Sasha Goloborodko and Earl Irving
  • Coaches of the Year: Benjamin Frew and Pauline Farra
  • Development and Promotion: Lorne DePape and Ian Ford
  • Above and Beyond: Peter Taylor, ice grooming for NZ Mixed and North Island SS Championships
  • Team of the Year: Penguins
  • Most Improved Curlers: Logan Barclay, Ken Clasper, Jennifer Jack, Arisa Parr-Whalley, Rebecca Treacy
  • Rookies of the Year: Nikita Derevianko and Sasha Goloborodko
  • Big End award: Stonehenge, 7 points
  • Round Robin Winners: Stonehenge

All Results and Final Standings