Chairman Address


At the inauguration of Asia Pacific Curling Tour(World Curling Tour in Asia)Chairman, I address.

APCT is established based on the idea of “A curling is beloved by more people, and develop as a lifelong sports of local community or a professional sports and establish it’s status”, by the advice o f Karuizawa Curling Conference.
I will succeed the will of Hiroshi Kobayashi, who is the center of this activity, and develop the communication among the Japan, Asia countries and other countries.
It will need everybody’s support to make Asia Pacific Curling Tour successful.
Together, curling will raise its position from Japan. I proceed and achieve our goal with everybody’s support and cooperation.
September 1st, 2015

Asia Pacific Curling Tour
(World Curling Tour in Asia)

Chairman Manabu Aoki




Vice Chairman Address


Dear everybody who loves curling.

Since 1980, my work aims that a club sport curling takes root in a local community.
Although how many efforts I made, I failed to convey my intention to other members.
Then I decided to resign the board member of JCA after I served as a 1998 Nagano Olympic Sports Chairman.
On 1 November 2005, I built a curling place “Curlplex Fuji” in Lake Yamanaka and established Lake Yamanaka Maple Curling Club (YMCC) with people who know my intention.
In Canada and Europe, this system is a very popular and simple ways for enjoying curling as civil sports.
On 1 April 2013, Karuizawa Curling conference was established as a legacy of Nagano Olympic.
This organization is constituted by many experts and it’s basic idea is “A curling is beloved by more people, and develop as a lifelong sports of local community or a professional sports and establish it’s status”.
That’s what I aim for 35 years of my life.
By the advice of the conference, Asia Pacific Curling Tour(APCT) starts and APCT official organization also starts by the cooperation with WCT head office.
I appreciate every attending promotional commissioners and advisers.
So far I have been an engine to carry them, new organization changes its engine and I support it.
The new engine is Manabu Aoki.
I strongly believe he would do his part with the support of everybody.

September 1st, 2015

Asia Pacific Curling Tour
(World Curling Tour in Asia)

Vice Chairman Hiroshi Kobayashi




New APCT Organization Chart

APCT Organization Chart