Five and Under Bonspiels

The 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.

GNCC Bonspiels

Raymond G. Kayser Memorial Bonspiel (mixed)

Thursday-Sunday, February 11-14, 2016
Potomac Curling Club

Francis Dykes Memorial Bonspiel (men)

Wednesday-Sunday, February 25-28, 2016
Rochester Curling Club

Elisabeth Childs Challenge (women)

Thursday-Sunday, March 10-13, 2015
Schenectady Curling Club

Rules and Qualifications for GNCC 5-and-Under Events

Note: All GNCC entry forms must be certified by a club officer to verify team eligibility. If your membership does not include USCA and GNCC dues (e.g. first-year members) you must pay GNCC and USCA dues ($41) in order to compete. See membership classifications.

Other 5-and-Under Bonspiels

Other GNCC five and under events (consult the GNCC Calendar)
USWCA Five and Under (open and women)


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Upcoming Events

1)  Tue Oct 06, 2015 07:30 pm
Try Curling
Try Curling. Meet members and get an on-ice introduction to the sport. Tue-Fri Oct 6-9, 7:30-9:00 pm. Open to the public.
2)  Mon Oct 12, 2015 06:00 pm
Learn to Curl Clinic
A crash course curling skills clinic designed to get new members ready for leagues. Subject to member interest. Free to new members.
3)  Mon Oct 12, 2015 07:00 pm
Rink draft
Rink League skips choose their teams.
4)  Sat Oct 17, 2015 04:00 pm
Our House is Your House Bonspiel
Full bonspiel experience for guests and new members. Dinner and dancing afterwards. Fees and details.
5)  Sat Oct 17, 2015 06:30 pm
Opening Party
Meet new members and catch up with returning members as the UCC rings in the new season.