Five and Under BonspielsThe Grand National Curling Club (GNCC), the governing body for Eastern U.S. curling clubs including the Utica Curling Club, and the U.S. Women's Curling Association (USWCA), host bonspiels that are limited to curlers with 5 or fewer years of experience. These bonspiels are an ideal opportunity for new curlers to gain experience at positions other than lead or second, to put together and develop teams, and to meet other curlers of similar experience from other clubs. For many new curlers, the five-and-under events are often the first out-of-town bonspiel experience at which new lifelong curling friends are made.
USA Curling Bonspiels
U5 National Bonspiel (open)Friday-Sunday, February 22-24, 2019
Duluth Curling Club
A new national 5-and-under event for teams who have previously won an event or competed at a regional 5-and-under bonspiel. Determine your eligibility here.
Raymond G. Kayser Memorial Bonspiel (mixed)Thursday-Sunday, February 13-16, 2020
Triangle Curling Club
Elisabeth Childs Challenge (women)Thursday-Sunday, March 5-8, 2020
Peachtree Curling Association
Francis Dykes Memorial Bonspiel (men)Wednesday-Sunday, March 12-15, 2020
Charlotte Curling Association
Note: All GNCC entry forms must be certified by a club officer to verify team eligibility. If your membership does not include GNCC dues you must pay GNCC and USCA dues in order to compete. See membership classifications.
Other 5-and-Under BonspielsOther GNCC five and under events (consult the GNCC Calendar)
USWCA 5 & underOpen format
East region: Belfast Curling Club, December 5-8, 2019
Other regions TBA, keep an eye on https://www.uswca.org/5-year-and-under.aspx
Cool DuckOpen format
October 31-November 3, 2019
Ardsley Curling Club. Information. Fills quickly; registration opens Aug 19 at 11:00am