2010 Auckland School Champions

23 Oct 2010 – Birkenhead College, Henderson High School and Long Bay College are the Auckland Secondary Schools Curling champions for 2010. They received the trophies for the Boys, Girls and Mixed teams respectively after the Finals night at Paradice earlier this month.

The first act of the Finals night was a draw to the button to find one of the Girls' finalists. Henderson High Taylor and Epsom Girls Smirnova had finished their section level on points and had drawn their pool game earlier in the year, but it was Brittany Taylor's draw for Henderson that broke the tie and put her team in the final against Epsom Girls Kwon, skipped by Tessa Farley.

Henderson kept up the momentum, doing all of the scoring in the first half of the game, and they ran out comfortable 8-2 winners.

Eleanor Adviento's Birkenhead team were not eligible for the Mixed title as they had not consistently fielded a 2 boys / 2 girls team through the season, so they played in the Boys' final against Green Bay High School. This was a tight match throughout, and it was certainly not apparent that 7 of the 8 players were first-year curlers.

In a last-rock decider, Green Bay needed 2 on the last to tie the game but scored just the single and so had to be content with the runner-up spot.

Katie Bauer's Long Bay Mixed side had already won the Mixed title by virtue of a higher finish in their section than the other Mixed team. They played EGGS Smirnova in a friendly, with Epsom scoring 4 on the last end to win 8-3.

Final Standings



 1    Birkenhead College Adviento
    Eleanor Adviento, Jed Tan, Zane Gibbs, Sohail Kashkari
 2    Green Bay High School
    Matthew Clemett, Byron Dellow, Jesse Cutress, Liam Williams
3=   Avondale College Collings
3=   Long Bay College Mahendran


1   Henderson High School Taylor
    Brittany Taylor, Shelley Addison-Bell, Waverley Taylor, Maria Anderson
2   Epsom Girl Grammar School Kwon
    Tessa Farley, Samantha Leon, Alice Akaoka, Suzie Yang
3   Epsom Girl Grammar School Smirnova
    Kate Smirnova, Marie Tsai, Lisa Wu


1   Long Bay College Bauer
    Katie Bauer, Garion Long, Tamara Long, Morgan Long, Angela Mahendran, Giselle Camp
2   Massey High School Mixed
    Christopher Etherington, Tokomo Konichi, Matthew Clapson, Anna Mullin