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Vice-skip of the New Zealand men’s team Sean Becker was awarded the 2012 World Curl­ing Fed­er­a­tion Col­lie Camp­bell Me­mo­rial Award. Mr Becker was se­lected for the award by fel­low play­ers at the World Men’s Curl­ing Cham­pi­onship for best ex­em­pli­fy­ing the tra­di­tional val­ues of skill, hon­esty, fair play, sports­man­ship and friend­ship dur­ing the event. The Kye­burn man also won the award in 1999 and 2004, mak­ing him the first curler to win it for a third time. Chief Um­pire Alan Stan­field made the pre­sen­ta­tion Mr Becker dur­ing the tour­na­ment clos­ing cer­e­mony on Sun­day. The Col­lie Camp­bell Me­mo­rial Award was cre­ated in hon­our of Cana­dian Col­lie Camp­bell who served as pres­i­dent of the In­ter­na­tional Curl­ing Fed­er­a­tion (later re­named the World Curl­ing Fed­er­a­tion) from 1969 un­til his death in 1978.

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