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 11-14, 2016
Potomac Curling Club

Francis Dykes Memorial Bonspiel (men)

Wednesday-Sunday, February 25-28, 2016
Rochester Curling Club

Elisabeth Childs Challenge (women)

Thursday-Sunday, March 10-13, 2015
Schenectady 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

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


12/16/2012 - 12/22/2012
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Upcoming Events

1)  Thu Dec 10, 2015 05:45 pm
Early Bird Friendly
Members-only friendly mixed bonspiel. Thu & Sat, Dec 10 & 12. Details.
2)  Mon Dec 14, 2015 07:00 pm
Sims draft
Eligible skips choose their teams for the Sims league.
3)  Wed Dec 16, 2015 07:00 pm
Allen draft
Eligible skips choose their teams for the Allen league.
4)  Thu Dec 17, 2015 05:45 pm
Murray Bonspiel
Men's Club Championship. Thu, Sat, Sun, Dec 17, 19-20.
5)  Mon Dec 21, 2015 07:00 pm
Tom Garber draft
Eligible skips choose their teams for the Tom Garber league.