Five and Under BonspielsThe 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.
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
^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 BonspielsOther GNCC five and under events (consult the GNCC Calendar)
USWCA Five and Under (open and women)
USWCA East area 5 & underOctober 28-30, 2016
Cape Cod Curling Club
Cool DuckNovember 4-6, 2016
Ardsley Curling Club. Information and registration. Fills quickly.