Wednesday, July 07, 2010

New Zealand's Grand Match

The Idaburn Dam in the South Island of New Zealand has 12cm of ice, and the call has gone out to hold that country's national outdoor bonspiel, which has been held three times in the past fourteen years, see here.

"It's a beautiful bit of ice," said curling association ice master Stewart McKnight, of Ranfurly, according to this report.

The event is being held over two days, today (Wednesday July 7) and tomorrow. More than sixty teams are taking part.

There are further news reports and videos here and here.

And there's video of previous New Zealand bonspiels here.