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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 9-12, 2017
Broomstones Curling Club

Francis Dykes Memorial Bonspiel (men)

Wednesday-Sunday, March 2-5, 2017
Utica Curling Club

Elisabeth Childs Challenge (women)

Thursday-Sunday, March 9-12, 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.


Upcoming Events

1)  Wed Oct 10, 2018 04:00 pm
Try Curling!
A brief introduction to the game of curling. Drop in anytime between 4-8 pm. Membership information will be available. Membership details. Open to the public. Ages 6 and up. $10
2)  Fri Oct 12, 2018 06:30 pm
150th Anniversary Party
A celebration of the Utica Curling Club's 150th Year. Daniele's Valley View. $50 per person payable by October 1. Payment details on Home Page.
3)  Sat Oct 13, 2018 04:00 pm
Try Curling!
A brief introduction to the game of curling. Drop in anytime between 4-8 pm. Membership information will be available. Membership details. Open to the public. Ages 6 and up. $10
4)  Sun Oct 14, 2018 10:00 am
Curling Class and Tournament
For non-members. Curling Class includes a 2 hour learn to curl, lunch, four end Spiel, and "Curling Opportunities" talk at the end. $30; can be applied to membership.
5)  Sat Oct 20, 2018
Spiel 'n Spiel
For new members from the 2018 Olympic Curling School as well as new members from fall recruitment. A new member orientation and welcome plus a 4 end game to get your ice legs back! Time TBD.
6)  Fri Dec 07, 2018
Utica Six Sheet Open
Fri Dec 7-Sun Dec 9. An open-format bonspiel with a 4-game guarantee and six final events. Teams may be composed of any mix of men or women, 21 or older, shooting in any order. Details.