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 19-12, 2017
Broomstones Curling Club

Francis Dykes Memorial Bonspiel (men)

Wednesday-Sunday, March 3-6, 2017
Utica Curling Club

Elisabeth Childs Challenge (women)

Thursday-Sunday, March 17-20, 2016
Belfast 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 GNCC dues you must pay GNCC and USCA dues ($41) in order to compete. See membership classifications.

Other 5-and-Under Bonspiels

Other GNCC five and under events (consult the GNCC Calendar)
USWCA Five and Under (open and women)

USWCA East area 5 & under

October 28-30, 2016
Cape Cod Curling Club

Cool Duck

November 4-6, 2016
Ardsley Curling Club. Information and registration . Fills quickly.


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Upcoming Events

1)  Sat Oct 22, 2016 02:30 pm
Our House is Your House Bonspiel
This is the perfect first event for those who have not curled before and want to try something fun. Details.
2)  Sat Oct 22, 2016 06:30 pm
Welcoming Party
Reacquaint yourself with returning curlers and welcome new members.
3)  Sun Oct 23, 2016 01:30 pm
Calder draft
Calder skips select their teams for Monday, first half
4)  Fri Oct 28, 2016 05:00 pm
Brooms Up Curling Trailer
Need new equipment? Here's a chance to save on shipping!
5)  Sat Nov 19, 2016
Turkey Spiel
Thanksgiving-themed event culminating with a turkey dinner with all the trimmings. Members only.