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.
67th Annual USWCA National Bonspiel
The 67th USWCA National Bonspiel will be held at the Detroit Curling Club in Ferndale, Michigan from Wednesday, February 11 - Sunday February 15, 2015. The Detroit Curling Club is a 4 sheet club so there will be 32 teams competing. The host hotel is the Westin in Southfield, Michigan where the banquet and hospitality suite will be located. To make reservations at the host hotel, go to this link. Hotel reservations must be made by January 19, 2015 to received the contracted rate of $99 + tax per night for double occupancy. The theme is 'Curl in the Name of Love' to incorporate Valentine's Day and Detroit's infamous Motown sounds. Fundraising and committee meetings have begun to make this a great event. Susan Tortorelli is the chairperson for the bonspiel. Please mark your calendars and get a team together. Applications must be received by Monday, December 15, 2014 along with the Entry Fee of $320 per team. Detroit hopes to see teams from all over the country. DTW is the major Detroit airport with many convenient flights.
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.
64th Annual USWCA National Bonspiel Team Karst Champions of the 'Rockin' on the River' Event
The 64th Annual USWCA National Bonspiel, "Rockin' on the River" was held in St. Paul, Minnesota from February 15 - February 19, 2012 and was hosted by the Arden Hills Cairn Lassies.
Holding the broom for the ceremonial throwing of the first rock was Paula Arnold. Paula is a founding member of both the St. Paul Bonnie Spielers and the Arden Hills Cairn Lassies A soon-to-be 85 years old Paula is still actively curling with the Cairn Lassies and helped out on the Hospitality Committee. President Maureen Guay threw the opening stone which was swept to the button by eight Past Presidents.
On Sunday morning in keeping with tradition, the finalists were piped onto the ice. The Fourth Event was a match between two Eastern area clubs - Potomac and Utica - with Potomac prevailing. The Third Event saw a Duluth team hold on to win over Cape Cod. The Second Event had an interesting match-up of old and new USWCA Clubs. A team from Coyote Curling Club, Arizona skipped by Susan Lang was defeated by Marcy Calaway's team from Exmoor - one of the original USWCA clubs. The first event saw two Wisconsin teams pitted against each other - Lori Karst's Madison 2 team defeated Bonnie Dixon's Kettle Moraine 1 squad. LInk to the 2012 bonspiel page to see all of the results.