The Schenectady Curling Club will be hosting the tenth annual Men’s
10 & Under Bonspiel on December 13 – 15, 2013, and you’re
cordially invited to join us. This is a great opportunity to get your teams
involved in early season competition. As you may or may not know, the Schenectady Curling Club has
been working hard to make improvements to our facility. Two years ago, we
insulated and sided the outside of our ice shed, replaced our brine tank, and
replaced our chiller unit. Last year, we added two commercial
dehumidifiers to give us a climate controlled ice shed. This past summer
we painted the ice shed and purchased new stones. Our ice is already in great
shape, with good speed and no frost! All of us at the SCC are very
excited about the recent improvements.
For those not familiar with this event, eligibility is limited to
men with ten or fewer years of curling experience, which provides the
opportunity for curlers to compete with teams of similar skill and experience.
Among others, participants will include those who have aged out of the Francis
Dykes (5 & Under) competition, along with competitors honing their
skills in preparation for future Dykes events. The draw has been set to
accommodate no more than 24 rinks, so please don’t delay in submitting your
The 10 & Under Bonspiel is structured to offer sufficient ice time while
still providing ample time to socialize with old and new friends alike. A
minimum of 4 games are guaranteed for all participating rinks. All meals are
covered by the $300 rink fee, including Friday’s lunch & buffet dinner;
Saturday’s breakfast, lunch and our famous grilled tenderloin fillet steak
dinner; and a full Sunday brunch. As usual, SCC will be sponsoring the
"curl for free" game during Friday night’s last two draws, with the
winning rink having their entry fee returned to them, in cash. You have to play
to win, and to win this one, you must be either in the SCC warm room or on the
ice during those games.
With a 24-rink draw, we anticipate play will start at 10 AM on Friday. If we
have fewer than 24 teams, the first draw will happen in the afternoon.
Out-of-town rinks will be offered access to the latest available draw times.
Sunday’s five final events will include 20 rinks, with the event Finals
starting at 11:30 AM. The A-event champs (the Brooks Memorial) & the
B-event’s winning rink (the Tom Garber Memorial) will have their names engraved
on their respective trophies, allowing bragging rights for years to come.
Finalists in the top four events will be awarded pins.
Returning skips: To reserve your spot, be sure to submit
your application no later than Saturday, 11/23/2013.
To all: If you do plan to attend, but don’t yet have a full
rink, please submit a partial application, and re-submit the completed
application when you do have a full rink. Returning skips’ applications will be
accepted first, if received by 11/17/2013, followed by other entries in the
order they are received. To guarantee emailed applications, the entry fee must
be received no later than 11/25/2013. SCC will confirm that your application
has been accepted before depositing your check.
Invitations and applications will be emailed to all GNCC clubs, but if you
know of anyone planning to join us, please forward this email to them so that
they don’t miss the opportunity to participate. For more information, contact:
(518) 346-4108 (H)
(518) 928-1803 (C)