|Auckland Schools semi-finals. Photo © Liz Matthews|
4 Sep 2017 – St Dominics College created a first for their school when they won the Girls' title at the Auckland Secondary Schools Curling finals last month.
Joelle Burt, Janine Aunzo, Aicia Doyle and Azimah Ali finished at the top of the standings after the round robin. They won their semi-final convincingly and then headed EGGS Benedict 6-3 in the final to claim the title.
Lynfield College Gold (Esther Tomkinson, Jason Xu, Niamh Masterson and Aldi Ting) left it very late in the Mixed Final, scoring 6 in the last two ends to beat their schoolmates Lynfield Red 7-6.
Lynfield College Grey (Tameem Saeid, Matthew Duyang, Stefan Matthews, Allan Chen, Takuya Saegusa) won the Boys' title.
Entries for the 2017 North Island Schools tournament were disappointing, with only three Girls' teams registering. The St Dominics side also won that title, completing a good year for their school.