Fourth Mixed title for Thivya Jeyaranjan

2019 NZ Mixed winners
2019 NZ Mixed winners Thivya Jeyaranjan, Jennifer Jack, Garion Long and Benjamin Frew

3 Jun 2019 – Thivya Jeyaranjan won her fourth New Zealand Mixed Championship title last weekend, playing as third and vice-skip alongside Garion Long (skip), Benjamin Frew (2nd) and Jennifer Jack (lead). It was the second NZ Mixed title for Long, and the first for Frew and Jack.

They lined up against top qualifiers Glenys Taylor, Peter Taylor, Sasha Goloborodko and Nikita Derevianko in the final.

Both sides had finished the round robin with a 2-1 win-loss record, but Team Taylor earned the direct route to the final with their head-to-head 6-5 win over Team Long in the last preliminary round.

It was Team Long who brought their "A" game to the decider, winning the trophy with a convincing 9-2 victory. 

Katrina Shepard, Kieran Grieve and Jasman Vir Kaur finished the qualifying round in third place, ahead of Team Kieran Ford (with Joanna Olszewski, Ian Ford and Pauline Farra).

Team Shepard were beaten 8-1 in the sole 2 v 3 semi-final by Team Long.