Five and Under Bonspiels

The Grand National Curling Club (GNCC), the governing body for Eastern U.S. curling clubs including the Utica Curling Club, and the U.S. Women's Curling Association (USWCA), host bonspiels that are limited to curlers with 5 or fewer years of experience. These bonspiels are an ideal opportunity for new curlers to gain experience at positions other than lead or second, to put together and develop teams, and to meet other curlers of similar experience from other clubs. For many new curlers, the five-and-under events are often the first out-of-town bonspiel experience at which new lifelong curling friends are made.

GNCC Bonspiels

Raymond G. Kayser Memorial Bonspiel (mixed)

Thursday-Sunday, February 13-16, 2014
Rochester Curling Club(external link)
Entry form
GNCC 5-and-under eligibility form (required)

Francis Dykes Memorial Bonspiel (men)

Wednesday-Sunday, February 26-March 2, 2014
Schenectady Curling Club(external link)

Elisabeth Childs Challenge (women)

Thursday-Sunday, March 13-16, 2014
Utica Curling Club

Rules and Qualifications for GNCC 5-and-Under Events

Note: All GNCC entry forms must be certified by a club officer to verify team eligibility. If your membership does not include USCA and GNCC dues (e.g. first-year members) you must pay GNCC and USCA dues ($41) in order to compete. See membership classifications.

Other 5-and-Under Bonspiels

5-and-Under Friendly (Open)

Saturday, December 7, 2013
Broomstones Curling Club(external link)

Cool Duck 5-and-Under Bonspiel (Open)

Thursday-Sunday, December 26-29, 2013
Ardsley Curling Club(external link)


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