Bar set high at World Mixed

Team NZL v Canada, WMxCC 2018
Team NZ action against the hosts in Canada. Photo © WCF / Jeffrey Au

21 Oct 2018 – The bar was set high at the World Mixed Championship in Kelowna, BC, Canada said Team New Zealand skip Dave Watt.

"We didn't play bad," he said after the competition where they finished with a 1 win - 6 loss record. "We just got no breaks."

"Team Canada [the eventual gold medalists] told us that they played their best game against us up to that point," he continued. "Same with Slovenia – and Austria got up for us too."

"Against Norway we played well too – but did get some breaks!"

The team's sole win was against the Norwegians, who topped their group and went on lose a semi-final to Canada.

"But we've got no complaints about the event. Great hospitality, great camaraderie."

Canada won the World title, beating Spain 9-2 in the final. Russia edged out Norway 8-7 in the bronze medal match.

The New Zealand team of Watt, Brittany Taylor, Lorne DePape and Glenys Taylor qualified for the World Championships after their win at the New Zealand Mixed Championship over Queen's Birthday weekend. The 2019 NZ event will be held in Auckland, again over Queens Birthday.