This annual event is attended by women from all member areas. The location of the event rotates among the four geographical areas: East, Central, Wisconsin, and West. For information on entering a team in the National Bonspiel, contact your Club USWCA Representative. She will receive entry procedures and deadline information, as well as application forms, in early October.
68th Annual USWCA National Bonspiel
The 68th USWCA National Bonspiel will be held at the Fairbanks Curling Club in Fairbanks, Alaska from Wednesday, February 24 - Sunday, February 28, 2016. Deadline for applications is Monday, November 2, 2015. Go to the 2016 National Bonspiel page for more information.
67th Annual USWCA National Bonspiel
The 67th USWCA National Bonspiel was held at the Detroit Curling Club in Ferndale, Michigan from Wednesday, February 11 - Sunday February 15, 2015. Tough weather on the east coast challenged the teams from New York, Massachusetts, and Maine. But everyone arrived safely in Michigan to be greeted by sub zero temperatures. The bonspiel kicked off with a Kit Party on Wednesday night with an appetizer and dessert table prepared by the members of the Detroit Curling Club. The curling competition commenced on Thursday morning at 7:30 AM and ended with the finals on Sunday at 1 PM. On Sunday, the curling house was filled with the music of a pipe band (6 pipers and a drummer). All teams were piped onto the ice by this band where a toast was offered to all the women who came "To Curl in the Name of Love".
Congratulations to the National Champions from Exmoor Curling Club of Highland Park, Illinois. They are picture at the left and are (from left to right) skip Marcy Calaway, vice Tracy Lawless, second Frances Calcutt, and lead Elizabeth Demers.
66th Annual USWCA National Bonspiel
The 66th USWCA National Bonspiel was held at the Broomstones Curling Club in Boston, MA February 13 - 16, 2014. The Country Club (TCC) hosted some of the draws. To begin the event, a Kit Party was held on Wednesday evening, February 12, to welcome the thirty two teams from all over the United States that participated in the "Rockin' Revolution". Great curling, good times, and two New England snowstorms made the event memorable.
The National Bonspiel Champions were the Broomstones 1 team. They pictured at right and are (L to R) Second, Teri Olson, Fourth, Karen Walker, Third, Nicole Vassar, and, throwing lead rocks, Skip, Sharon Cutter. For more information, and to watch replays of some of the draws, go to the National Bonspiel 2014 page.
65th Annual USWCA National Bonspiel: Team Heberlein are the 'Dazzled on Ice' Champions
The 65th USWCA National Bonspiel was held February 14 - 17, 2013 at the Portage Curling Club in Portage, Wisconsin. Festivities kicked off on February 13 with the Kit Party for the thirty two participating teams from throughout the four regions of the USWCA. Congratulations to the rink from Portage, Wisconsin, pictured, who won the event - shown left to right, Lead Kayla Johnson, Second Sue Weyh, Vice Sydney Schmus, and Skip Stacie Heberlein.
The 10 end curling competition began at 7:30 AM on February 14 and concluded with the eight remaining teams piped on the ice at 1:00 PM on Sunday, February 17. The banquet and annual meeting of the USWCA was held Thursday evening, February 14. A house party was held at the home of Michele Kornaus, National Bonspiel On-Site Chairwoman, who treated participants to an "Old-Fashion"-ed Wisconsin barbecue and refreshments Friday evening, February 15. Link to the 2013 bonspiel page for the full results.