Disappointed but not disheartened at World Mixed

Team NZ in action at the 2019 World Mixed Curling Championship
Team NZ vs Czech Republic. Photo © WCF / Richard Gray

21 Oct 2019 – The New Zealand team were disappointed but not disheartened following their 2 win - 5 loss record at the World Mixed Championship 2019 in Scotland.

"We didn't quite get the results we wanted," said Benjamin Frew. "But we had an amazing time nonetheless. I don't have enough words to describe how amazing competing here was."

"I think we all learned a lot," added Kieran Ford. "It was a great event to be part of, and a great atmosphere."

These two joined Mhairi-Bronte Duncan and skip Thivya Jeyaranjan in their first tournament together at the Curl Aberbeen-hosted event.

The side opened their competition with losses to the Czech Republic and Norway before their first win, 9-2 over Andorra.

In their next game against the Welsh, the Kiwis scored two points in the eighth end to take the game to an extra end. They weren't able to steal the win though, Wales winning 5-4.

NZ dropped their matches to Denmark and Poland before hanging on for a consolation 7-6 win against Croatia in their last outing.

They placed 6th on their pool, and 28th overall. Canada won the gold medal ahead of Germany, and Norway headed Korea for the bronze medal.