Beef and Greens follow Idaburn Trophy

2020 Idaburn Trophy match
Photo © Malcolm McNeil / NZCA

23 Jul 2020 – The Idaburn Trophy was contested at Alexandra's IceInLine rink last Friday, 17 July. This is a one-day outdoor "North v South" match between teams from the Naseby Curling Council and the Idaburn Curling Council.

The 10 teams competing each played two 21-end games against a rink from the opposing Council. The curlers saw sun in the afternoon but temperatures never got above zero, so conditions were perfect and the slick ice held well all day.

Idaburn came out winners over Naseby on the day by 7 wins and a draw to 2 wins and a draw. The result was closer than it seemed, with three matches won by a single point and a number of others that came down to the last end.

"It was pleasing to have West Coast join us on the day," said NZCA President Graham Sinnamon. "It's a credit to them for making the effort to join the action."

"There are not enough opportunities for clubs from both Councils to come together on the ice outside a Bonspiel so thank you to all the clubs who curled at both Alexandra and Naseby prior to converging on Oturehua for the traditional Beef and Greens dinner, and the first Curler's Court for some time."

The Idaburn Trophy was presented at the Beef and Greens in the absence of any Bonspiel matches. Peter Lorimer accepted the trophy on behalf of the Idaburn Council. He thanked Jeremy Hore and the Naseby Council for staging matches at Naseby for new curlers who were going through the Court later in the day, as well as making sure 5 full rinks attended Alexandra.