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Mitchell Invitational Bonspiel (men)

Thursday-Sunday, January 9-12, 2020
Chairs: Brian Moore, Kevin Stevens, Mike Krumme

2019 Invitation & Schedule

2019 Reply form


2019 results

Previous winners (all events)


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 2019 Mitchell is the 134th overall and the 107th 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


Hampton Inn and Suites (5 min from club)
201 Woods Park Drive
Clinton, NY 13323
$109, includes breakfast, queen double or king studie
Reservations (book by Dec 19): reserve online or call 315-793-1600 and mention Mitchell bonspiel

TownePlace Suites
4760 Middle Settlement Road
Whitesboro, NY 13492
315-732-2500
$80 Studio King
$114 Double Queen
Includes breakfast (5 minutes from club)

Photos

2013 Mitchell
2011 Mitchell
2009 Mitchell
2006 Mitchell




Upcoming Events

1)  Fri Nov 15, 2019
Utica Six Sheet Open
A 3-day, open format bonspiel with a 4-game guarantee, and a twist! Fri-Sun, Nov 15-17 (new date!) Details.
2)  Thu Jan 09, 2020
Mitchell Bonspiel
Men's Invitational Bonspiel dating to 1884. 4-game guarantee. Thu-Sun, Jan 9-12. Details.
3)  Thu Jan 30, 2020
Utica 5 and Under Open
Open format bonspiel for participants with 5 or fewer years of curling experience. Thu-Sun, Jan 30-Feb 2. (New event!). Details.
4)  Fri Feb 07, 2020
UCC College Bonspiel
Open format bonspiel for full-time college students. USA Curling College Curling merit points available for qualifying college teams. Fri-Sun, Feb 7-9. Details.
5)  Thu Feb 20, 2020
Cobb Mixed Bonspiel
Traditional mixed bonspiel with a 4-game guarantee. Thu-Sun, Feb 20-24. Details.