Elisabeth Childs Challenge

March 13-16, 2014
Chair: Sue Williams

Brief History

Elisabeth Calder Childs, for whom this event is now named, was born in Utica, NY in 1921, into a family of curlers. Introduced to the game by her father, Elisabeth watched from the sidelines until she started curling in her twenties. She moved to Norfolk, CT in 1950, bringing her love of the sport of curling to northwestern Connecticut. The first Women’s Challenge Bonspiel was held at Norfolk in 1991. At the time, the GNCC requested Elisabeth’s permission to name the bonspiel in her honor. It is said that she refused, replying in typical Elisabeth Childs fashion, “I’m not dead yet!” After her death in 2009, the Women’s Challenge Bonspiel was renamed in her honor.

Eligibility and Entry

Curlers must be 21 or older and have curled 5 years or less. All participants must be GNCC members in good standing (i.e., have paid GNCC & USCA dues for the 2013-2014 season). Consult the GNCC 5-and-under rules to determine eligibility.

$300 entry fee
GNCC 5 and under eligibility & entry form (fill-able pdf) Deadline: February 11, 2014
Return this form with your check for $300.00, payable to Utica Curling Club to:
Elisabeth Child Challenge
c/o Susan Williams
134 Knollwood Circle
Ava, NY 13303

Participant release form


Rooms held until February 11, 2014. Mention the Utica Curling Club event when you are making the reservation.

Hampton Inn(external link)
Woods Park Drive
New Hartford, NY 13413
$106/night (closest to the UCC, free breakfast)

Holiday Inn(external link)
1777 Burrstone Rd.
New Hartford, NY 13413

Radisson Hotel(external link)
200 Genesse St
Utica, NY 13502
$109 per night ($7 parking)
pool, hot tub!


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