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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 (7 minutes)
1777 Burrstone Rd, New Hartford
more information coming soon


Photos

2006 Mitchell
2009 Mitchell
2010 Mitchell




Calendar


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Upcoming Events

1)  Mon Oct 10, 2016 07:00 pm
Rink Draft
Rink League skips select their teams.
2)  Tue Oct 11, 2016 05:45 pm
All American Bonspiel
Members-only women's bonspiel. Tue, Thu, and Thu October 11, 13, & 20.
3)  Tue Oct 11, 2016 07:30 pm
Try Curling
Try the sport of curling and learn about membership and league opportunities. Tue, Thu, Fri October 11, 13 & 14.
4)  Sat Oct 22, 2016 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. Details.
5)  Sat Oct 22, 2016 06:30 pm
Welcoming Party
Reacquaint yourself with returning curlers and welcome new members.