Kieran Ford at 2010 National Bonspiel
Kieran Ford at the 2010 Bonspiel

13 Jul 2010 – For the first time in the club was founded in 1996, Auckland Curling Club entered two teams in the Bonspiel called earlier this month.

New Zealand is one of the few countries where curling is still often played in the traditional crampit style. There are regular competitions on artificial ice (indoors at Dunedin and Gore, outdoors at Alexandra and Naseby), and other competitions are played on natural ice when the weather and ice conditions allow.

17 May 2010 – A record number of teams in this year's Auckland Curling league has created a welcome headache for club organisers.

Club president Peter Taylor says that curlers cannot get enough ice time for teams to play every week. "We now have 20 teams entered in our league", he said. "However, we can only accommodate two rounds of games - 16 teams - on a club night, so some sides are forced to sit out each week".

8 March 2010 – A record crowd filled the ice rink at Paradice Avondale for Auckland Curling’s public "Have A Go" sessions on Sunday evening. Exposure from TV coverage of the Vancouver Olympics was the key to the increased interest said Club President Peter Taylor.

"We had a lot of people say that they really got their first proper look at the game during the Winter Olympics coverage," said Mr Taylor. "And once they appreciated the skill and the subtleties of curling, people really wanted to try it out for themselves."

2 Nov 2009 – In a memorable finale to the 2009 season for Auckland Curling, it took an extra end at Paradice Avondale on Sunday night to find a winner for the Auckland Club Championship. The lead changed five times between A.R.S.E. (Kenny Thomson, Bill Howie, Daniel De Vries, Denise Thomson, Jeremy Fourie) and Global Cooling (Alex Bauer, Nick Lambert, Greg Prendergast, Shaun Alexander, Anne Huddleston).

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.

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