Mitchell Invitational Bonspiel (men)

Thursday-Sunday, January 14-17, 2016
Chair: Brian Moore
Previous winners

2015 Results

  • Champion: (Schenectady 3) Mike Stefanik, Brian Damon, Peter Drechsler, Art Merkley
  • Runner-up: (Utica 2) Matt Hames, Mike Kessler, Jason Brien, Jason Golubski
  • B-event winner: (Granite) Peter Lyons, Chris DuPre, Doug Krailo, Jack DuPre
  • B-event runner-up: (Navy 1) Rob Brenning, Pat Brean, Tony Charbonneau, Mark Brenning
  • C-event winner: (Royal Kingston 2) Mike Schneider, Bob Campbell, Henry Treier, Tom Bryant
  • C-event runner-up: (Navy 2) Christrian Kittlitz, Cam Manson, Brad Boucher, Jason Pantalone
  • D-event winner: (Utica 1) Don Knapp, Tom Everson, Roger Rowlett, Kevin Stevens
  • D-event runner-up: (West Navan)Jerry Archambault, Mike Semeraro, Lee Gibbard, Dan Hollinger
  • E-event winner: (Penetanguishene) Dave Brunelle, Roger Lesperance, Kevin Moss, Aaron Kontkanen
  • E-event runner-up: (New Pond) Doug Burchesky, Sean Burchesky, Chase Sinnett, Dave Sinnett
  • F-event winner: (Haliburton) John Smillie, Moe Welch, Dave Moss, Rich Ashall
  • F-event runner-up: (Utica 4) Dave Schroeder, Jim Schaefer, Joel Scherer, Tom Platt, Sr.

Entry form
Returning teams must submit their entry by November 27, 2015. All other entries are accepted in order of receipt.
First draw times
Participant release form

Image An international invitational bonspiel, founded by Alexander Mitchell, patron of the Grand National, who placed the medal into competition in Feb. of 1885. There are six events with a four-game guarantee. The 2015 Mitchell is the 130th overall and the 103rd to be held at the Utica Curling Club.

Alexander Mitchell, a Scot from Aberdeenshire, moved to Milwaukee in 1839 as the representative of a Scottish insurance company. He became a leading banker, industrialist and later on became President of the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railway. In December of 1884, he donated the Mitchell Gold Medal for annual competition to be "played in the Eastern and Western sections alternately with the Gordon Champion Rink Medal." Mr. Mitchell died of pneumonia in the spring of 1887 and the last Western Competition was held in St. Paul in February of 1898. After that it was held only in the East, and in 1916, it was decided to make the Utica Curling Club the permanent host of the bonspiel.


Piping on the finalists, 2006 Mitchell Bonspiel


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Upcoming Events

1)  Tue Oct 06, 2015 05:45 pm
All-American Bonspiel
A medal event sponsored by the USWCA and competed for, separately, in clubs all across the country. USWCA members only. Tue, Thu, Wed, Oct 6,8, & 14. Details.
2)  Tue Oct 06, 2015 07:30 pm
Try Curling
Try Curling. Meet members and get an on-ice introduction to the sport. Tue-Fri Oct 6-9, 7:30-9:00 pm. Open to the public.
3)  Mon Oct 12, 2015 06:00 pm
Learn to Curl Clinic
A crash course curling skills clinic designed to get new members ready for leagues. Subject to member interest. Free to new members.
4)  Mon Oct 12, 2015 07:00 pm
Rink draft
Rink League skips choose their teams.
5)  Sat Oct 17, 2015 04:00 pm
Our House is Your House Bonspiel
Full bonspiel experience for guests and new members. Dinner and dancing afterwards. Fees and details.