Mitchell Invitational Bonspiel (men)

Thursday-Sunday, January 11-14, 2018
Chair: Brian Moore

Invitation & Schedule (MS-Word, PDF)

Reply form (MS-Word, PDF)

2016 Results

  • Mitchell Medal - Ardsley (S. Dennis Mellerup, V. Dannie Steski, 2. Bill Nickle, L. Bill Peskoff)
    • 1st Event Runner Up - Schenectady 1 (S.Pat Fitzgerald, V.Dave Spengler, 2.Jeff Mayott, L.Greg Alexis)
  • Allen Medal] - Schenectady 3 (S. Mike Stefanik, V. Brian Damon, 2. Scott Brennan, L. Art Merkley)
    • 2nd Event Runner Up - Utica 5 (S. Bill Sewell, V. Bob Caine, 2. Sean Lanigan, L. Fred Hicks)
  • Country Club - West Navan (S. Jerry Archambault, V. Mike Semeraro, 2. Lee Gibbard, L. Don Decarr
    • 3rd Event Runner Up - Utica 2 (S. Pat Costello, V. Brad Anderson, 2. Pete Ciarelli, L. Tom Firsching, Alt. Tom Platt, Jr.)
  • Evans Medal - Ottawa (S. Scott Westwell, V. Rick Westwell, 2. Greg Westwell, L. Tom Anderson
    • 4th Event Runner Up - Utica 4 (S. Don Knapp, V. Tom Everson, 2. Roger Rowlett, L. Kevin Stevens)
  • Friendship Medal - Penetanguishene (S. Dave Brunelle, V. Roger Lesperance, 2. Kevin Moss, L. Aaron Kontkanen
    • 5th Event Runner Up - Utica 1 (S. Jason Brien, V. Mike Kessler, 2. Howard Feldman, L. Jason Golubski)
  • Saranac Award - Granite (S. Peter Lyons, V. Chris Dupre, 2. Doug Krailo, L. Jack Dupre
    • 6th Event Runner U - Albany (S. Bret Sentiwany, V. Robert Howells, 2. Adam Weber, L. Brian Costello)

Previous winners (all events)


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. Dress code for banquet is business casual

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


Holiday Inn Utica ($75, 7 minutes)
1777 Burrstone Rd, New Hartford

Hampton Inn & Suites New Hartford ($109,4 minutes, breakfast included)
201 Woods Park Drive
Clinton, New York 13323


2006 Mitchell
2009 Mitchell
2010 Mitchell


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Upcoming Events

1)  Mon Oct 09, 2017 07:00 pm
Rink league draft
Skips choose teams for the Rink League.
2)  Thu Oct 12, 2017 07:30 pm
Try Curling!
Try out the hottest sport on ice under the supervision of our members and instructors. Open to the public. Thu, Fri & Sat Oct 12-14, 7:30 pm.
3)  Sat Oct 21, 2017 02:30 pm
Our House is Your House Bonspiel
This is the perfect first event for those who have not curled before and want to try something fun. Fees and Details. Open to guests and current members.
4)  Sat Oct 21, 2017 06:00 pm
Opening Party
Kick off the season by getting to know our new members and catching up with returning members. Members only.
5)  Sun Oct 22, 2017 01:30 pm
Mickey Haase draft
Skips choose teams for the Calder League.