|Winners Katie Bauer and Haymon Keeler|
20 Jul 2009 – Auckland Curling used the Schenkel scoring system for the first time in its 2009 Open and Mixed Doubles Tournament last night – but it wasn't needed to find a winner. Haymon Keeler and Katie Bauer took the trophy in the "traditional" manner by winning all of their games.
The Schenkel system – ranking teams by wins, then ends, then shots scored to determine who plays who in each round and then an overall winner – was introduced in anticipation of a 10-team competition which wouldn't have allowed a normal knockout. In the event, 8 doubles combinations took to the ice and, prior to the final round, three sides were still in contention for the title.