Five and Under Bonspiels

The Grand National Curling Club (GNCC), the governing body for Eastern U.S. curling clubs including the Utica Curling Club, the U.S. Women's Curling Association (USWCA), and USA Curling 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

U5 National Bonspiel (open)

A new national 5-and-under event for teams who have previously won an event or competed at a regional 5-and-under bonspiel that has been approved by USA Curling.


Open bonspiels held in various regions around the country. Check USWCA website for dates and other locations.

Eastern Region 

Central Region


Raymond G. Kayser Memorial Bonspiel (mixed)

Elisabeth Childs Challenge (women)

Francis Dykes Memorial Bonspiel (men)


Other GNCC five and under events (consult the GNCC  Calendar)

Cool Duck (open)

Ardsley Curling Club - fills quickly

Fighting Hornet

Charlotte Curling Association