Shy Teds in action
"Just here guys". Shy Teds skip Kieran Ford tells Keswick Pearson and Morgan Long where he wants Brett Sargon's stone.

18 Oct 2011 – The Shy Teds side of Kieran Ford, Brett Sargon, Keswick Pearson and Morgan Long, 2010 Auckland Under-21 champions, stepped up a notch when they won this year's Auckland Premier League title.

They beat Team Bauer 5-4 in the Final. Team Bauer (Alex Bauer, Nick Lambert, Katie Bauer and Emily Whelan) were the top qualifiers for the playoff rounds after topping round robin play with 14 wins from 17.

2011 Victoria Open Bonspiel winners
L-R: Kenny Thomson, Ian Ford, Al Langille (holding VCA Open Carrbridge Cask trophy) and VCA President Steve Hewitt. Photo: Bill Whitehead

30 Sep 2011 – An Auckland Curling Club team has won the Victoria Curling Association's 2011 Open Bonspiel title.

The 8-team tournament was held at Melbourne's Medibank Icehouse on 26-28 September in conjunction with the Australian Junior, Senior and Mixed Doubles Championships.

Al Langille, Kenny Thomson, Dean Fotti and Ian Ford started their tournament with a less than convincing draw in their first game against a local Victorian side. They clicked in the second match though, recording an 11-2 win over the other visiting side, this one from Queensland.

16 Apr 2011 – Both new and returning curlers will benefit from Auckland Curling Club's Skills, Strategy and Etiquette Clinic this Sunday says club president Al Langille.

"Whether your curling experience is one week, one season or decades, you'll find it valuable," he says. "The cost is $10, but this will be credited to your membership fees."

Anyone who missed last week's successful "Have A Go" night will also have another chance this Sunday.

5 Apr 2011 – Dates for Auckland Curling's Club and Secondary School league have been confirmed.

This will be an exciting year for the club with Paradice coming through on their commitment to improve the facility. Enhancements include a new Ice Plant, new cooling pipes and floor, rock cooler closer to the ice, new boards with glass all around and new air conditioning.

A few of the Have A Go crowd
A few of Auckland's new curlers

11 Apr 2011 – Auckland Curling Club's season-opening Have A Go night last Sunday 10 April was a big success says club President Al Langille.

"We had 50 new players take to the ice," he said. "And we hope to see many of them back for more in the club or school league this year."

The club will follow up with a skills and training session on Sunday 17th, and after the Easter break the club league proper will start on Sunday 1st May.

18 Oct 2010 – For the third year running, Auckland Curling Club's Premier League Final was a last-stone thriller. And for the third year running, the skip of the winning team was a Scotsman called Kenny.

Last year Kenny Thomson led A.R.S.E. to a dramatic extra-end win to take the Cameron Shield, and this year Altitude's Kenny Williamson clinched the title with his last stone to repeat his team's 2008 victory.

23 Aug 2010 – It was Auckland's Under-21 curlers who took the honours in the 2010 Auckland Mixed Doubles Curling Championship at Paradice Avondale on Sunday 22 August.

Chelsea Farley and Keswick Pearson won the trophy with a perfect record, while Chelsea's sister Tessa and Kieran Ford took the runner-up spot. Another Auckland junior, Eleanor Adviento, teamed up with 2006 Olympian Lorne DePape to claim third.

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