Empire State (women)

January 18-21, 2018
Chairs: Liz Kaido and Bryn Davis

2018 Results

A Brief History of the Empire State

In 1954, three women's bonspiels in the GNCC were either poorly attended or canceled due to lack of entries. Representatives of the Utica Glengarries, the Schenectady Women, and the Westchester Wicks met to formulate a plan for a rotating bonspiel to be submitted to the respective clubs for their consideration. The name, Empire State Bonspiel, was adopted. It was agreed that each club retain its club trophy, with the position it was awarded for rotated as the bonspiel rotated, and that a medal be struck and to be awarded to the winner of the first event.

In 2004 The Beulah Fitzgerald Trophy and Medal was created in honor of Mrs. John Fitzgerald, the person who inspired our three clubs to start this event in 1954. The medals were struck and presented for the first time in 2005 to the fourth event winners until 2008. In 2009, they became the fifth event medals.

The Rochester Curling Club women were welcomed to the event in 2005. The Thistle medals were designed and presented to fourth event winners for the first time in 2009. (last updated 2013)


Thursday Jan 18th
  • Draws at 5:30 and 8 PM
  • Welcome Reception at UCC from 6:30-9:00 PM to include choice of soup and Paninis
Friday Jan 19th
  • Draws at 9:30 AM, 12:00 and 2:30 PM
  • Continental Breakfast at the UCC from 8:45-10:30 AM
  • Lunch available for purchase at UCC from 11:30 AM- 1:30 PM
  • Banquet at Trackside Restaurant, located in the beautiful and historic Utica Train Station starting with Hors D’oeuvres at 6:30 PM and Dinner served at 7:30 PM. Semi-formal attire is requested.
Saturday Jan 20th
  • Draws are 10 AM, 12:30 and 3:30 PM
  • Continental Breakfast at the UCC from 7:45-10:00 AM
  • Bloody Mary Toddy Bowl
  • Lunch available for purchase at UCC from 11:30 AM- 1:30 PM
  • Dinner UCC from 6:30 PM
  • Wine Pull
Sunday Jan 21st
  • Draws are 7:45 AM and 11:00 AM
  • Brunch and Awards Ceremony to follow


Hampton Inn and Suites
201 Woods Park Drive
Clinton, NY 13323
$109, includes breakfast (5 min from club)

Homewood Suites
185 Woods Park Drive
Clinton, NY 13323
$109, includes breakfast (5 minutes from club)

TownePlace Suites
4760 Middle Settlement Road
Whitesboro, NY 13492
$79 (King + sofa bed)
$109 (2 queens)
Includes breakfast (4 minutes from club)


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Upcoming Events

1)  Sat Feb 24, 2018 10:00 am
Olympics Open House
Enjoy Olympic Curling? Experience it yourself at our Open House! Off-ice and on-ice instruction. Open to the public. Ages 12 and up. $10 per person.
2)  Thu Mar 01, 2018 06:00 pm
Glengarry Challenge
Club women's championship. Members only. Thu, Sat-Sun, March 1, 3-4.
3)  Sun Mar 04, 2018 06:00 pm
Olympic Curling School
Sundays, March 4, 11, and 18.
4)  Thu Mar 15, 2018
Gordon International Bonspiel
The 123rd match between 20 teams each from the Grand National Curling Club and the Canadian Branch of the Royal Caledonian Curling Club. Thu-Sat, March 15-17.
5)  Thu Mar 22, 2018 05:45 pm
Rose Bonspiel
Closing club bonspiel. Members only. Thu-Sat, March 22-24.