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)

Upcoming Events

1)  Thu Mar 21, 2019 06:00 pm
Rose Bonspiel
Closing bonspiel for members only. Mixed format. Thu-Sat, Mar 21-23. Details.
2)  Sat Jun 01, 2019
12th Annual Utica Curling Club Golf Tournament
At Pine Hills Golf Club. Open to members and non-members.$320 per team. Entry form .