A bonspiel is a multi-day curling tournament typically held over a party-filled weekend. They normally include a lunch or dinner banquet, at least 3 games of curling, themes, costumes, drawings, prizes, and other party activities. Unless specifically stated otherwise, they are open to all types of teams and all levels of curlers. The Anchorage Curling Club will be hosting the following bonspiels during the 2018-19 season:


Fall Rookie Spiel (19-20 October, 2018) – “Rocktoberfest”

A fun, multi-day curling event targeted for those new to the game. Register individually or as a team. Open team format (men, women, youth, or mixed) with four curlers per team. Click here for registration. October 2018 Learn to Curl participants play for free (use discount code provided at L2C event or sent to you by e-mail). Otherwise, $25/person or $100/team. Game length is six ends or 90 minutes, whichever comes first. Minimum guarantee of two games. Maximum of 12 teams (48 curlers). Registration for this event closes on 15 October 2018 at 11:59pm or when 12 teams have signed up, whichever comes first. The Bonspiel Committee will be providing prizes to the top two teams of the A Bracket and B Bracket. The Bonspiel Committee will also be providing food; however, teams are asked to bring a dessert and/or appetizer to share. See Bonspiel Participant Special Information at the bottom of this page.


Fall Spiel (16-18 November, 2018) – “Dazed and Confused” (70’s)

This is a competitive event. Please register as a team. Open team format (men, women, youth, or mixed) with four curlers and one sub/alternate per team. Individual registrations will be accepted but do not guarantee a spot in the bonspiel. A refund will be issued, if necessary. Click here for registration. The cost is $50/person or $200/team ($250/team if registering with a sub/alternate). Game length is eight ends or 120 minutes, whichever comes first. Minimum guarantee of three games. Maximum of 16 teams (64 curlers not including alternates). Registration for this event closes on 9 November 2018 at 11:59pm or when 16 teams have signed up, whichever comes first. Please note that games may occur at any time during the 3-day event (ie around the clock curling if necessary) depending on the number of teams that register. The Bonspiel Committee will be providing cash payouts to the top two teams of the A Bracket and B Bracket. Depending on the number of teams that register, a C Bracket may also be established and the top two teams would receive prizes. The Bonspiel Committee will also be providing food; however, local (Anchorage based) teams are asked to bring a dessert and/or appetizer to share. See Bonspiel Participant Special Information at the bottom of this page.


Winter Wacky Spiel (14-15 December, 2018) – “Nightmare Before Christmas”

Kick start your holidays with a fun bonspiel that has some wacky rules which will really challenge participants. Register individually or as a team. Open team format (men, women, youth, or mixed) with four curlers and one sub/alternate per team. Click here for registration. The cost is $35/person or $140/team ($175/team if registering with a sub/alternate). Game length is six ends or 90 minutes, whichever comes first. Minimum guarantee of two games. Maximum of 14 teams (56 curlers not including alternates). Registration for this event closes on 7 December 2018 at 11:59pm or when 14 teams have signed up, whichever comes first. The Bonspiel Committee will be providing prizes to the top two teams of the A Bracket and B Bracket. The Bonspiel Committee will also be providing food; however, teams are asked to bring a dessert and/or appetizer to share. See Bonspiel Participant Special Information at the bottom of this page.


Winter Rookie Spiel (18-19 January, 2019) – “Caddyshack”

A fun, multi-day curling event targeted for those new to the game. Register individually or as a team. Open team format (men, women, youth, or mixed) with four curlers per team. Click here for registration. January 2019 Learn to Curl participants play for free (use discount code provided at L2C event or sent to you by e-mail). Otherwise, $25/person or $100/team. Game length is six ends or 90 minutes, whichever comes first. Minimum guarantee of two games. Maximum of 12 teams (48 curlers). Registration for this event closes on 13 January 2019 at 11:59pm or when 12 teams have signed up, whichever comes first. First draw will likely begin at 6pm on Friday. The Bonspiel Committee will be providing prizes to the top two teams of the A Bracket and B Bracket. The Bonspiel Committee will also be providing food; however, teams are asked to bring a dessert and/or appetizer to share. See Bonspiel Participant Special Information at the bottom of this page.

Doubles Spiel (1-3 February, 2019) – “Dynamic Duos”

This is a competitive event. Please register as a team. Open team format (men, women, youth, or mixed) with two curlers per team. Individual registrations will be accepted but do not guarantee a spot in the bonspiel. A refund will be issued, if necessary. Click here for registration. The cost is $40/person or $80/team. Game length is six ends or 90 minutes, whichever comes first. Minimum guarantee of three games. Maximum of 22 teams (44 curlers). Registration for this event closes on 25 January 2019 at 11:59pm or when 22 teams have signed up, whichever comes first. Please note that games may occur at any time during the 3-day event (ie around the clock curling if necessary) depending on the number of teams that register. The Bonspiel Committee will be providing cash payouts to the top two teams of the A Bracket and B Bracket. Depending on the number of teams that register, a C Bracket may also be established and the top two teams would receive prizes. The Bonspiel Committee will also be providing food; however, local (Anchorage based) teams are asked to bring a dessert and/or appetizer to share. See Bonspiel Participant Special Information at the bottom of this page.


Fur Rondy Spiel (1-3 March, 2019) – “Gold Diggers”

This bonspiel is a long standing tradition at the ACC centered around the Fur Rendezvous winter festival held in Anchorage. This is a competitive bonspiel often seeing teams from Anchorage, Fairbanks, the lower 48, and Canada compete over the multi-day event. Please register as a team. Open team format (men, women, youth, or mixed) with four curlers and one sub/alternate per team. Individual registrations will be accepted but do not guarantee a spot in the bonspiel. A refund will be issued, if necessary. Click here for registration. The cost is $50/person or $200/team ($250/team if registering with a sub/alternate). Game length is eight ends or 120 minutes, whichever comes first. Minimum guarantee of three games. Maximum of 22 teams (88 curlers not including alternates). Registration for this event closes on 21 February 2019 at 11:59pm or when 22 teams have signed up, whichever comes first. Please note that games may occur at any time during the mulit-day event (ie around the clock curling if necessary) depending on the number of teams that register and games may be required on Thursday (28 February 2019) to accommodate scheduling. The Bonspiel Committee will be providing cash payouts to the top two teams of the A Bracket and B Bracket. Depending on the number of teams that register, a C Bracket may also be established and the top two teams would receive prizes. The Bonspiel Committee will also be providing food; however, local (Anchorage based) teams are asked to bring a dessert and/or appetizer to share. See Bonspiel Participant Special Information at the bottom of this page.


Spring Spiel (11-14 April, 2019) – “Vegas Baby”

This is a fun event that concludes the "trifecta" for teams that compete in three consecutive weeks of bonspiels (Whitehorse International, Fairbanks International, and Anchorage Spring) at the end of the curling season. Register individually or as a team. Open team format (men, women, youth, or mixed) with four curlers and one sub/alternate per team. Individual registrations will be accepted but do not guarantee a spot in the bonspiel. A refund will be issued, if necessary. Click here for registration. The cost is $60/person or $240/team ($300/team if registering with a sub/alternate). Game length is eight ends or 120 minutes, whichever comes first. Minimum guarantee of three games. Maximum of 22 teams (88 curlers not including alternates). Registration for this event closes on 31 March 2019 at 11:59pm or when 22 teams have signed up, whichever comes first. Please note that games may occur at any time during the 4-day event (ie around the clock curling if necessary) depending on the number of teams that register. The Bonspiel Committee will be providing prizes to the top two teams of the A Bracket and B Bracket. Depending on the number of teams that register, a C Bracket may also be established and the top two teams would receive prizes as well. The Bonspiel Committee will also be providing food; however, local (Anchorage based) teams are asked to bring a dessert and/or appetizer to share. See Bonspiel Participant Special Information at the bottom of this page.


2018-19 Bonspiel Participant Special Information

  • If curlers have time constraints, then they need to let us know by e-mail at least 7 days in advance of the bonspiel. This in no way guarantees specific times for their bonspiel draw but the Bonspiel Committee will try to accommodate as best as possible.
  • If your complete team does not show up in time for a game, then the team can either find a sub that will play the ENTIRE game, be penalized a point for every 5 minutes late, or play with 3 curlers for the ENTIRE game. Otherwise the team will be forced to forfeit.
  • Teams will be given a 30-minute warning prior to the allotted time for their game. After the warning the teams must finish the end they are playing and then play one more end to finish the game.
  • In the event of a tie breaker: “Last Shot Draw” guidelines will be enforced. After your first game is complete the team will choose ONE member from your team to throw. Sweepers are allowed. Where that rock stops is where the measurement will take place. Measurement from the center of the house will be done in inches and recorded on the bracket board. This measurement will only be used in case of a tie.
  • Bonspiel participants and guests are required to adhere to all club/alcohol rules. Failure to do so could result in dismissal from the event without refund of the registration fee.
  • If a team cancels 48 hours or less prior to the bonspiel or fails to show completely, then the registration fee will not be refunded.
  • All bonspiel draws are done by random selection, there is no “seeding”.
  • No unsportsmanlike conduct (i.e. excessive yelling, throwing of broom, etc.) shall be tolerated. This shall result in a warning and if continued could result in the team’s forfeiture of the game.
  • No fighting shall be tolerated. Anyone involved in a fight will be removed from the club.
  • Food will be provided by the Bonspiel Committee during many of our events. If you have special dietary needs we ask that you let us know by e-mail at least 72 hours in advance of the bonspiel and we will try to accommodate as best as possible.
  • As an all-volunteer organization, it is essential to have volunteers in order to run a successful bonspiel event. If you feel that you could help in any capacity please let us know by e-mail. During bonspiels we typically need volunteers for food preparation and serving, cleaning, bartending, and ice maintenance. Thanks in advance!

Upcoming Events

16 Nov 2018;
12:00AM
Fall Spiel (ACC)
25 Nov 2018;
03:00PM - 04:30PM
Junior Curling
01 Dec 2018;
01:30PM - 05:30PM
Private Rental- Royal Canadian Air Force
01 Dec 2018;
05:00PM - 09:00PM
Private Rental
02 Dec 2018;
08:00AM - 08:00PM
Rental Event
02 Dec 2018;
03:00PM - 04:30PM
Junior Curling