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General Bonspiel Information

Bonspiels (or "spiels") are curling competitions generally held over a weekend. Some spiels limit the participants (men only, women only, novices only, etc.), while others are open to all players but have a specific theme (cash prizes, 70's disco outfits, worst holiday sweater, and so on). Although some competitive teams register for spiels, the majority of teams are made up of local recreational curlers, often coming together just for a specific event.

Most teams self-form - but usually the bonspiel chair or organizers can help you find a team.

GCC hosts a number of spiels throughout the year. The menu item on the left "Bonspiels" shows the upcoming and past ones.

Out of Town Spiels

List of selected outside bonspiels

British Columbia has a number of great spiels, and is close enough to Seattle to make a nice weekend trip. If you'd like to travel further, take a look at some of the spiels across the United States.

Accommodations

If you're coming from out-of-town for a GCC competition and need a place to stay, we recommend (and have a discount room rate arranged with) Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites. They're located at 14115 Aurora Avenue North, Seattle, WA, 98133. Phone is 206-365-7777 and fax is 206-365-8888. Be sure to reference Granite Curling Club when making your reservation for the discount. The discounted price for the 2011/2012 season is $99 double occupancy for their standard room.

Bonspiel Policies

For Bonspiels hosted by Granite Curling Club:

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