Elisabeth Childs Challenge

March 10-13, 2016
Held at Schenectady Curling Club

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.


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Upcoming Events

1)  Thu Dec 10, 2015 05:45 pm
Early Bird Friendly
Members-only friendly mixed bonspiel. Thu & Sat, Dec 10 & 12. Details.
2)  Mon Dec 14, 2015 07:00 pm
Sims draft
Eligible skips choose their teams for the Sims league.
3)  Wed Dec 16, 2015 07:00 pm
Allen draft
Eligible skips choose their teams for the Allen league.
4)  Thu Dec 17, 2015 05:45 pm
Murray Bonspiel
Men's Club Championship. Thu, Sat, Sun, Dec 17, 19-20.
5)  Mon Dec 21, 2015 07:00 pm
Tom Garber draft
Eligible skips choose their teams for the Tom Garber league.