Bonspiel Info

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 "Bonspiels" shows the upcoming and past ones.

Recommended Accommodations

Hotel Nexus

Granite Curling Club Rate: $120 plus tax for Single King or $130 plus tax for Double Queen
Includes Wi-Fi, bagged breakfast, and complimentary parking
Full restaurant and bar on-site
Call 206-365-0700 (mention Granite Curling Club)

Member-Recommended Places to Eat

These are not endorsed by GCC, but our members can highly recommend all these places!

Bonspiel Policies

For Bonspiels hosted by Granite Curling Club:

  • COVID-19 Safety
    • Please review our COVID-19 policy for information on guest vaccination and masking requirements for a bonspiel as these are subject to revision throughout the season.
  • Refunds
    • Half of your entry fee is refundable if you withdraw within this time period before the spiel begins:
      • one month for cash spiels
      • two weeks for other spiels
    • Except for cash spiels, all of your entry fee is refundable up to one week before the spiel begins if the organizers can make accommodation in the draw and with the caterers for the loss of your team.
    • All of your entry fee is refundable up to one day before the spiel begins if the bonspiel organizers (or you) can find a replacement team from the waiting list or elsewhere that pays the entry fee.
    • Please contact the organizers for further refund information or consideration.
  • We share your name, team name, and home club with the public as part of the bonspiel information.
  • We do not share your email or telephone number with any third party.
  • We do not save or store payment information.
  • Email is a primary method of communication about bonspiels.
    • For anonymous users who sign up for bonspiels, we verify your email by sending you a link that you must use to complete your registration. Registered users skip the verification step. The link you receive is unique to your team for this event only. You can make changes to your entry at any time using the link.
    • We send you a notifying email when the organizers change your entry - including receiving payment.
    • The organizers may send emails with more information about the bonspiel.
    • Responsibility to respond to requests from the organizers in a timely manner lies with you or your team. Lack of acknowledgement to requests for information or payment may cause your team to be put on the wait list or dropped.
  • General GCC contact information
  • Mail Bonspiel Chair

Out of Town Spiels

The clubs in the Pacific Northwest Curling Association and British Columbia have a number of great spiels. There are also many amazing clubs across the country that host fun bonspiels. Take a look at some of the spiels across the United States.