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Stay tuned here for information on the next Quahogspiel

The Quahogspiel is a one-day mini-bonspiel hosted by Ocean State Curling Club at the Cranston Veterans Memorial Rink, Bubble Rink, in Cranston, Rhode Island.

It is open format, limited to 8 teams, everyone plays four 6-end games, and continental breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included. Rules of play can be downloaded here

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32 teams from 19 curling clubs competed at the 2019 GNCC Arena Club Championship from June 6-9 at Schneider Arena at Providence College in Providence, Rhode Island.

The GNCC Arena Curling Championship was established in 2010 to provide the thirty-five GNCC Arena Curling Clubs from throughout the New England, Mid-Atlantic, and Southeast United States with the opportunity to compete each year in an open format, curling competition (also known as a bonspiel).

The GNCC Arena Club Championship is an open format (male and female teams), four-day curling competition (or bonspiel) where each team plays at least three curling matches. The multi-bracket play-down format ends with the four event finals matches on the last day of the event.

The results from the event are available for viewing and download here.

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Brian & Trish Keough

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Marvin & Sharyn Rosler

 

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Event Schedule:

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Clubs represented at the 2019 GNCC Arena Club Championship: 

Atlanta Curling Club Jersey Pinelands Curling Club Ocean State Curling Club
Tampa Bay Curling Club
Blackstone Valley Curling Club Long Island Curling Club Palmetto Curling Club
Woodstock Curling Club
Brooklyn Lakeside Curling Club Lower Cape Curling Club Pittsburgh Curling Club
Curling Club of the Berkshires
Curling Club of Virginia Marlborough Curling Club Rutland Rocks Curling Club
Orlando Curling Club
Jacksonville Granite Curling Club Nantucket Curling Club
South Shore Curling Club

The draw for the event is available on our draw page


 

We're pleased to provide three room block options for your stay during the 2019 GNCC Arena Club Championship

All blocks are avaialble to book through MAy 12th (please call the hotels if the online system is not working)

Hampton Inn and Suites - Providence/Warwick-Airport

2100 Post Road, Warwick, Rhode Island, 02886, Ph: 401-739-8888 (11 miles to Schneider Arena)

$124 per night (1 King or 2 Queen) or $139 per night (Suite) - parking included

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Marriott Providence Downtown                               

1 Orms Street, Providence, Rhode Island 02904,  Ph: 401-272-2400 (1.6 miles to Schneider Arena)

$189 per night (Double) - parking included              

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Providence Biltmore                                            

11 Dorrance Street, Providence, RI 02903, Ph: 401-421-0700 (2.5 miles to Schneider Arena)

$189 per night (2 King Beds Jr. Suite) -  parking $32 per night

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Ocean State Curling Club members have establised a tradition of very active support for and participation in bonspiels. Many of the club's members have represented Ocean State proudly at a variety of local, national and even international events. If you're an OSCC member and are participating in a bonspiel, let us know about it (contact the club's webmaster) and we'll include you on this list.

  • Big Buckin' Spiel (2016, Bucks County Curling Club): Jonathan Constantine, Dave Kolibaba, Lou Urban, Matt Scheiner
  • Cape Cod Men's Summerspiel (2016, Cape Cod Curling Club): Larry Riccitelli, Dave Rosler, Cory Powers, Morgan Wotherspoon
  • Cape Cod Mixed Summerspiel (2016, Cape Cod Curling Club): Nathan Adams, Annie Saltarikos, Jim Kelly, Betsy Riccitelli)
  • GNCC Arena Championships (2016, Plymouth Rocks Curling Club): Dave Rosler, Larry Riccitelli, Betsy Riccitelli, Don Frechette
  • USA Men's Arena Nationals (2016, West Chester, PA): Nathan Adams, Davin Windsor, John Guare, Tom Adams
  • Bonsqueal (2016, Plainfield Curling Club): Dave Kolibaba, Jonathan Constantine, Lou Urban, Alex Carroll)
  • Worcester Cup (2016, The Country Club): Bob Ford, Dave Rosler, John Guare, Morgan Wotherspoon
  • Worcester Cup (2016, The Country Club): Cory Powers, Janet Prichard, Betsy Riccitelli, David Caddis
  • GNCC Senior Mixed Bonspiel (2016, Norfolk Curling Club): Gordon Walsh, Kathy Brady, John Guare and Janet Pritchard
  • Crooked Billet (2015, Bucks County Curling Club): Nathan Adams, David Kolibaba, Jon Langille, Annie Saltarikos
  • MUDSpiel (2015, Plymouth State Curling Club): Larry Riccitelli, Toni-Marie Achilli, Betsy Riccitelli, Jason Achilli
  • MUDSpiel (2015, Plymouth State Curling Club): Davin Windor, John Guare, Gary Soderlund, Morgan Wotherspoon
  • Acadian Summerspiel (2015, Clare Curling Club): Gordon Walsh, Jason Colby, John Guare and Janet Pritchard
  • GNCC Arena Championships (2015, Curling Club of Virginia): Dave Rosler, Lou Urban, Dave Kolibaba, Stephanie Squires
  • Bonsqueal (2015, Plainfield Curling Club): Lou Urban, Dave Kolibaba, Keith Wisbauer, Jonathan Constantine
  • Spring Fling (2015, Petersham Curling Club): Nathan Adams, Lori Takalo, Jon Langille, Gail Connolly
  • Golden Handle (2015, Nutmeg Curling Club): Lou Urban, Dave Kolibaba, Kevin Koretzki, Jay Devito
  • Worcester Cup (2015, The Country Club): Dave Rosler, Bob Ford, John Guare, Morgan Wotherspoon
  • Worcester Cup (2015, The Country Club): Cory Powers, Jason Lemaire, Paul Lenz, Ashley Kettner
  • Worcester Cup (2015, The Country Club): Toni-Marie Achilli, Larry Riccitelli, Betsy Riccitelli, Mal Goldenberg
  • GNCC Senior Mens (2015, Norfolk Curling Club): Gordon Walsh, Larry Riccitelli, John Guare, Tom Adams
  • Broomstones Mens (2015, Broomstones Curling Club): Darcy Shave, Lou Urban, Kevin Koretzki, Jay Devito
  • Broomstones Mens (2015, Broomstones Curling Club): Nathan Adams, Dave Kolibaba, Jon Langille, Jim Kelly
  • Schenectady Mens 10-and-Under (2014, Schenectady Curling Club): Davin Windsor, Larry Riccitelli, Jon Langille, Morgan Wotherspoon
  • Silver Belles (2014, Broomstones Curling Club): Janet Prichard, Betsy Riccitelli, Heather Grossguth, Annie Saltarikos
  • Simply Curling (2014, Nashua Curling Club): Nathan Adams, Dave Kolibaba, Jon Langille, Jim Kelly
  • Bog Spiel (2014, Cape Cod Curling Club): Dave Kolibaba, Lou Urban, Kevin Koretzki, Jason Devito
  • Bog Spiel (2014, Cape Cod Curling Club): Larry Riccitelli, Davin Windsor, Chuck Graham, John Ganley
  • Blazing Leaves (2014, Nutmeg Curling Club): Nathan Adams (S), Dave Kolibaba (V), Jon Langille (2), Jim Kelly (L)
  • Acadian Summer Spiel (2014, Clare Curling Club, Meteghan, Nova Scotia): Jon Langille (S), Larry Riccitelli (V), Rhea Langille (2), Betsy Riccitelli (L)
  • Men's Summerspiel (2014, Cape Cod Curling Club): Darcy Shave (S), Jon Langille (V), Lou Urban (2), Jason Achilli (L)
  • Mixed Summerspiel (2014, Cape Cod Curling Club): Kathy Ervin, Nathan Adams, Kathy Brady, Tom Adams
  • GNCC Arena Championships (2014, Mount Washington Valley Curling Club): Nathan Adams (S), Stephanie Squires (V), Gary Soderlund (2), Gail Connolly (L), John Guare (5)
  • GNCC Arena Championships (2014, Mount Washington Valley Curling Club): Kathy Ervin (S), Davin Windsor (V), David Rosler (2), Gordon Walsh (L)
  • GNCC Arena Championships (20014, Mount Washington Valley Curling Club): Jon Langille (S), Larry Riccitelli (V), David Kolibaba (2), Betsy Riccitelli (L)
  • Bonsqueal (2014, Plainfield Curling Club): Lou Urban, Cory Powers, David Kolibaba, Kevin Koretzki
  • Spring Fling (2014, Petersham Curling Club): Jon Langille (S), Lori Takalo (V), Nathan Adams (2), Gail Connolly (L)
  • Golden Handle (2014, Nutmeg Curling Club): Lou Urban, David Kolibaba, Ed Merchant, Kevin Koretzki, Jason Devito
  • Elisabeth Childs Challenge (2014, Utica Curling Club): Samira Hakki (S), Barb Smith (V), Heather Grossguth (2), Betsy Riccitelli (L)
  • Worcester Cup (2014, The Country Club): Brett MacLaren (S), John Guare (V), Morgan Wotherspoon (2), Gary Soderlund (L)
  • Worcester Cup (2014, The Country Club): Gordon Walsh (S), Jason Achilli (V), Dave Kenyon (2), Jason Colby (L)
  • Worcester Cup (2014, The Country Club): Larry Riccitelli (S), David Kolibaba (V), Nathan Adams (2), Betsy Riccitelli (L)
  • Lake Morey Pondspiel (2014, Woodstock Curling Club): Nathan Adams, Tom Adams, Morgan Wotherspoon, John Guare
  • Broomstones Men's Bonspiel (2014, Broomstones Curling Club): Darcy Shave (S), Jon Langille (V), Lou Urban (2), Jason Achilli (L)
  • Bogspiel (2013, Cape Cod Curling Club): Davin Windsor (S), Jim Kelly (V), Gail Connolly (2), John Guare (L)
  • Bogspiel (2013, Cape Cod Curling Club): David Kolibaba (S), Lou Urban (V), Kevin Koretzki (2), Jason Devito (L)
  • GNCC Arena Championships (2013, Bucks County Curling Club): Jon Langille (S), David Kolibaba (V), John Guare (2), Brett MacLaren (L)
  • Acadian Summerspiel (2013, Clare Curling Club, Meteghan, Nova Scotia): Eric Saulnier (S), Jon Langille (V), Rhea Langille (2), Cathy Saulnier (L)
  • Men's Summerspiel (2013, Cape Cod Curling Club): Larry Riccitelli (S), David Kolibaba (V), Cory Powers (2), Jason Lemaire (L)
  • Men's Summerspiel (2013, Cape Cod Curling Club): Darcy Shave (S), Jon Langille (V), Jason Achilli (2), Lou Urban (L)
  • Mixed Summerspiel (2013, Cape Cod Curling Club): Jon Langille (S), Kathy E (V), Larry Riccitelli (2), Betsy Riccitelli (L)
  • Spring Fling Mixed (2013, Petersham Curling Club): Jon Langille (S), Lori Takalo (V), John Guare (2), Gail Connolly (L)
  • Golden Handle (2013, Nutmeg Curling Club): Lou Urban (S), Kevin Koretzki (V), Ed Merchant (2), Jason Devito (L)
  • Gordon International (2013, Montreal, Quebec): Jon Langille (S), Larry Riccitelli (V), David Kenyon (2), Gordon Walsh (L)
  • Worcester Cup (2013, The Country Club): Jason Achilli (S), Kevin Koretzki (V), David Kolibaba (2), John Guare (L)
  • Worcester Cup (2013, The Country Club): Larry Riccitelli (S), Janet Prichard (V), Yannick Borter (2), Betsy Riccitelli (L)
  • Broomstones Men's Bonspiel (2013, Broomstones Curling Club): Darcy Shave (S), Jon Langille (V), Jason Achilli (2), Lou Urban (L)
  • Cool Duck 5-and-Under (2012, Ardsley Curling Club): Janet Prichard (S), John Guare (V), Danielle Blackwell (2)
  • Silver Belles (2012, Broomstones Curling Club): Toni-Marie Achilli (S), Sandy Bernstein (V), Janet Prichard (2), Betsy Riccitelli (L)
  • Bogspiel (2012, Cape Cod Curling Club): Toni-Marie Achilli (S), Jon Langille (V), Jason Achilli (2), Larry Riccitelli (L)
  • Acadian Summerspiel (2012, Clare Curling Club, Meteghan, Nova Scotia): Toni-Marie Achilli (S), Jon Langille (V), Jason Achilli (2), Shay Austin-Leary (L)
  • Men's Summerspiel (2012, Cape Cod Curling Club): Jon Langille (S), Lou Urban (V), Jason Achilli (2), Dan Cho (L)
  • Women's Summerspiel (2012, Cape Cod Curling Club): Pam Oleinik (S), Laura Heuer (V), Toni-Marie Achilli (2), Kathleen Harlow (L)
  • Mixed Summerspiel (2012, Cape Cod Curling Club): Jon Langille (S), Toni-Marie Achilli (V), Jason Achilli (2), Janet Prichard (L)
  • GNCC Arena Championships (2012, Woodstock Curling Club): Jon Langille (S), Toni-Marie Achilli (V), Jason Achilli (2), Kathy Brady (L)
  • GNCC Arena Championships (2012, Woodstock Curling Club): Darcy Shave (S), Gordon Walsh (V), Larry Riccitelli (2), Lori Takalo (L)
  • GNCC Arena Championships (2012, Woodstock Curling Club): Stephanie Squires (S), Janet Prichard (V), Cory Powers (2), Betsy Riccitelli (L)
  • Cherry Blossom (2012, Potomac Curling Club): Jon Langille (S), Toni-Marie Achilli (V), Jason Achilli (2), Rhea Langille (L)
  • Golden Handle (2012, Nutmeg Curling Club): Lou Urban (S), Toni-Marie Achilli (V), Jason Achilli (2), Kevin Koretzki (L)
  • Gordon International (2012, Utica Curling Club): Jon Langille (S), Dick Lachapelle (V), Gordon Walsh (2), Larry Liccitelli (L)
  • Worcester Cup (2012, The Country Club): Toni-Marie Achilli (S), Gordon Walsh (V), Dave Kenyon (2), Jason Achilli (L)
  • Worcester Cup (2012, The Country Club): Larry Riccitelli (S), Janet Prichard (V), Jason Colby (2), Marisa Samoorian (L)
  • Worcester Cup (2012, The Country Club): Andy Schmitt (S), Cory Powers (V), Jimmy Powers (2), Bill Reilly (L)
  • Kayser Mixed 5 & Under (2012, Broomstones Curling Club): Toni-Marie Achilli (S), Jason Achilli (V), Janet Prichard (2), Larry Riccitelli (L)
  • Baystate Ladies Bonspiel (2012, Broomstones Curling Club): Barb Smith (S), Toni-Marie Achilli (V), Heidi Kevorkian (2), Nina Pratt (L)
  • Broomstones Men's Bonspiel (2012, Broomstones Curling Club): Jon Langille (S), Darcy Shave (V), Lou Urban (2), Jason Achilli (L)
  • USCA Mixed Doubles National Championships (2011, Broomstones Curling Club): Stephanie Squires (S), Dan Cho (V)
  • Bogspiel (2011, Cape Cod Curling Club): Jon Langille (S), Dan Cho (V), Toni-Marie Achilli (2), Jason Achilli (L)
  • Acadian Summerspiel (2011, Clare Curling Club, Meteghan, Nova Scotia): Jon Langille (S), Shay Austin-Leary (V), Toni-Marie Achilli (2), Jason Achilli (L)
  • Men's Summerspiel (2011, Cape Cod Curling Club): Jon Langille (S), Scott Frasier (V), Lou Urban (2), Dan Cho (L)
  • GNCC Arena Championships (2011, Triangle Curling Club): Lou Urban (S), Shay Austin-Leary (V), Dan Cho (2), Janet Prichard (L)
  • Cherry Blossom (2011, Potomac Curling Club): Jon Langille (S), Shay Austin-Leary (V), Kathy Brady (2), Andy Schmitt (L)
  • Childs Challenege Women's 5 & Under (2011, Norfolk Curling Club): Shay Austin-Leary (S), Barb Smith (V), Nina Pratt (2), Rhea Langille (L)
  • Golden Handle (2011, Nutmeg Curling Club): Lou Urban (S), Dan Cho (V), Toni-Marie Achilli (2), Jason Achilli (L)
  • Kayser Mixed 5 & Under (2011, Potomac Curling Club): Dan Cho (S), Kathy Ervin (V), Tom Proulx (2), Janet Prichard (L)
  • Worcester Cup (2011, The Country Club): Ruth Souto (S), Dan Cho (V), Pat Crawford (2), Toni-Marie Achilli (L)
  • Bogspiel (2010, Cape Cod Curling Club): Ruth Souto (S), Pat Crawford (V), Kathy Ervin (2), Janet Prichard (L)
  • Blazing Leaves (2010, Nutmeg Curling Club): Jon Langille (S), Barb Smith (V), Nina Pratt (2), Dan Cho (L)
  • Men's Summerspiel (2010, Cape Cod Curling Club): Jon Langille (S), Scott Frasier (V), Lou Urban (2), Dave Kolibaba (L)
  • Women's Summerspiel (2010, Cape Cod Curling Club): Ruth Souto (S), Kathy Brady (V), Pat Crawford (2), Kathy Ervin (L)
  • Mixed Summerspiel (2010, Cape Cod Curling Club): Russ Lemcke (S), Kathy Ervin (V), Fred Flynn (2), Shay Austin-Leary (L)
  • GNCC Arena Championships (2010, Woodstock Curling Club): Shay Austin-Leary (S), Barb Smith (V), Nina Pratt (2), Dan Cho (L)
  • GNCC Arena Championships (2010, Woodstock Curling Club): Dick LaChapelle (S), Scott Frazier (V), Kathy Brady (2), Dave Kolibaba (L)
  • GNCC Arena Championships (2010, Woodstock Curling Club): Jon Langille (S), Lou Urban (V), Gordon Walsh (2), Kathy Ervin (L)
  • Golden Handle (2010, Nutmeg Curling Club): Lou Urban (S), Heidi Kevorkian (V), Jon Langille (2), Mo Rotondo (L)

 

"In the town of Stirling, in the country of Scotland, a man took a granite block, cut it, rounded it, and carved a ding in it. 1511. The first known curling rock. Since that day, curling has been a game of the people. It has forgone trappings of commerce; embraced all comers. Cherish the truth that all who play the game on any rink, on any given day, can be victorious!"  - Men With Brooms, 2002

What is a Bonspiel?

A bonspiel (pronounced BON-speel) is simply a curling tournament held at a curling club that is attended by teams from many different clubs.  There are four common formats for bonspiels: men’s, women’s, mixed and open.  While a men's bonspiel is for men only and a women's is for women only, a traditional mixed bonspiel requires two players of each gender per team and the men and women must alternate during delivery of the stones, ie. if a man plays lead, a women must play second and so on.  An open bonspiel allows any combination of men or women on a team, with no requirement of who throws when or plays which position.  A newer format called mixed doubles (not to be confused with mixed curling) is also becoming more popular.  This is a game played between teams of only two curlers, one female and one male per team. The rules for mixed doubles differ somewhat from traditional curling but the game is catching on and can be a lot of fun, especially if you're looking to get out and curl with your spouce.

Typically a bonspiel will start on a Friday, although some larger events with lots of teams will start on a Wednesday or Thursday.  “Round-robin” play will go on usually until Sunday morning, with the final events being on Sunday afternoon.  Nearly every bonspiel gives a “three game minimum” which means no matter how you do, win or lose, your team is guaranteed to play three games.  The more you win, the more you keep playing.  All the teams start out in the first event bracket (picture an NCAA basketball pool bracket).  Winners stay in the first event and the losers will fall into the second event bracket, and so on.  Most bonspiels will have either three or four event finals, and even if a teams loses an event final (they’re called finalists – not losers) they still walk away with some cool hardware (usually pins).

Who Plays in a Bonspiel?

A lot of new curlers ask... "Am I good enough to play in a bonspiel?"  The answer is definately... YES!  Curlers of all skill levels will learn much more about the sport of curling and what they can do personally to improve their game while attending a bonspiel than they ever will in league play.  Bonspiels are also of varying levels of competitiveness.  Most will focus on the spirit and fun of the game and competition is not taken too seriously.  Occasionally these will be themed bonspiels with prizes for the teams that best get into the theme, ie. costumes, team spirit, etc.  Other bonspiels will be more competitive with some of the teams playing on a curling circuit or preparing for National Playdowns.  But even these more competitive events will have plenty of teams that are there to just have fun.  Within the GNCC (our regional governing body for curling), there are also three “5-and-Under” bonspiels (men’s, women’s and mixed) for curlers who have five or fewer years of curling experience.  Due to the growing popularity of curling and the large numbers of relatively new curlers, many clubs are also beginning to host their own open 5-and-under bonspiels as well.  These will be excellent bonspiels for most members of OSCC and provide the opportunity to play against other relatively new curlers.  

What to Expect at a Bonspiel

The first thing to expect at a bonspiel is a whole lot of fun!  When a club hosts a bonspiel, the off-ice entertainment for the curlers is almost always just as important as the curling itself.  There will often be games, trivia, raffles and occasionally a banquet or dance.  Meals, such as dinner on Friday and Saturday, and lunch and breakfast on Saturday and Sunday are always included, and the host club members go out of their way to make the visiting curlers feel at home.  Curling clubs also have a bar on site and refreshments are usually offered at very reasonable prices.  After each game, the winning team is expected to buy the first round of drinks for the losing team.  Whichever position you play on your team, you will offer a drink of their choice to your counterpart on the other team.  If you stay around after the game long enough, the losing team will usually reciprocate and will buy the second round.  Another important curling tradition is an exchange of club pins between the teams that play each other.  You will trade a pin from our club for a club pin from a curler you played against.  This way you have lasting souvenirs of the games that you play and the curlers that you meet.  The social element of the game and camaraderie among the players before and after the games is a truly the most important aspect of any bonspiel. 

How do I Signup for a Bonspiel?

If you know you’d like to go to a particular bonspiel and have three friends lined up, feel free to register your team.  You're sure to have a great time.  But if you are still curious about bonspiels and would like more information, if you want to go to a bonspiel but don’t know how to find a team or if you don’t know how to pick the “right bonspiel” for you, that’s where OSCC's Bonspiel Coordinator can help point you in the right direction.  He or she will often be aware of upcoming bonspiels that you might enjoy.  In the meantime, be sure to also check out the GNCC Bonspiel Calendar.  It gives a complete list of local bonspiels for the current curling season, along with links to the host club website where you will find more information on the bonspiel, the entry form, the entry fee and any special discounts at local hotels.

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