2012 Auckland Mixed Doubles winners
Liz Matthews and Ian Ford

19 Oct 2012 – Auckland Curling's 2012 season came to a close in mid-October with the club's Mixed Doubles championship.

Liz Matthews capped off a great year when she and playing partner Ian Ford held off a strong challenge from Waverley Taylor and Kieran Grieve in the final.

The 14 teams contested a lightning competition, with 5 draws of 4-end games completed in just over 4 hours.

All sides started with 2 games in the first three rounds, the draw having been determined by lot. Teams were then ranked by the number of wins, draws, ends won and points scored.

The four sides to qualify for semi-finals were Kelsi Heath and Kieran Ford, Liz Matthews and Ian Ford, Lucienne Langille and Dean Fotti (all on 2 wins), while Waverley Taylor and Kieran Grieve had a win and a draw.

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.

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.