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)

February 2021

A new national 5-and-under event for teams who have previously won an event or competed at a regional 5-and-under bonspiel. Determine your eligibility here.


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

Eastern Region

October 29-31, 2021
Utica Curling Club


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)

Fall 2020
Ardsley Curling Club . Information . Fills quickly