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Mitchell Invitational Bonspiel (men)

Thursday-Sunday, January 12-15, 2017
Chair: Brian Moore

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)

History

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.

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Piping on the finalists, 2006 Mitchell Bonspiel


Lodging

Holiday Inn Utica ($75, 7 minutes)
1777 Burrstone Rd, New Hartford
315-797-2131

Hampton Inn & Suites New Hartford ($109,4 minutes, breakfast included)
201 Woods Park Drive
Clinton, New York 13323
1-315-793-1600
Reservations


Photos

2006 Mitchell
2009 Mitchell
2010 Mitchell




Calendar


11/11/2012 - 11/17/2012
Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa
11 12 13 14 15 16 17

Upcoming Events

1)  Mon Dec 12, 2016 07:00 pm
Sims draft
Sims league skips select their teams.
2)  Wed Dec 14, 2016 07:00 pm
Allen draft
Allen league skips select their teams.
3)  Thu Dec 15, 2016 06:00 pm
Murray Bonspiel
Club men's championship. Members only. Thu, Sat-Sun, Dec 15, 17-18. Details.
4)  Thu Dec 22, 2016 06:00 pm
Women second half draft
Skips select teams for the Roemer (evening) and Glenplaidies
5)  Thu Dec 22, 2016 07:00 pm
Tom Garber draft
Tom Garber league skips select their teams.