Glengarry Challenge Bonspiel (women)
Chairpersons: Michelle MacEnroe, Erlene Puleo, Donna Caleo, Jan Rishel
Women's General Rules and Glengarry Challenge rules
A competitive, in-house bonspiel, open to all Glengarries, to determine the women's club championship. Dress code is casual.
RulesBeginning February 2003 a women’s club championship will be held annually, to play for the Glengarry Trophy and pin. The winner of this competition will be the Glengarries Club Champion. This is a club championship and all eligible Glengarries are encouraged to compete.
- The event is run by the Glengarry Challenge Committee whose members are the previous year’s winning team.
- Event format will be at the discretion of the Committee after consulting with the Rules Committee.
- Entry fees will be determined by the Committee.
- All games will be 8 ends
- Teams will be self-selected, and members of the committee may compete in the event. Four or five person teams may sign up. Five person teams must use the fifth person before other substitutes.
- A team may play with three members after starting the first end of the first game of the competition.
- Substitutes must not be a member of a competing team. Subs may be players from a team that has been knocked out of the competition. In extenuating circumstances and after consulting with the Rules Committee, the event chair will make rulings about eligibility of players and subs.
HistoryIn 1950, Marjorie Foster, the first Glengarry President, donated a silver vase to the Glengarries (the second trophy donated to the women). The trophy went to the winning team and each member of the team received a pin in the shape of a Glengarry hat. For many years, the format was a challenge: a team would sign up to play the previous winner. The challenge went on all during the season, and the winner of the trophy was the team with the most wins during the season. The challenge was active until the 1980s when it became more difficult to find the time to compete for the trophy.
The trophy became a daytime competition for a number of years and for a short time it was a mixed event.
In 2003, the competition was reactivated. A teapot was donated by Peggy Rotton, and a base was crafted by Mr. Burnett, Mary Ellen Sofinski's father-in-law. The winning team was declared the women's Club Champion, and the names of the team members were engraved on the base of the trophy. In 2007, a silver bud vase and pins replicating the original trophy were donated by Enid Savett for the runners-up. The base for the trophy was crafted by Marge VanSlyke.