GNCC Francis Dykes Memorial Bonspiel


Charlotte Curling Association is proud to host the 81st Annual Francis Dykes Memorial Bonspiel. The Francis Dykes Memorial Bonspiel is the Grand National Curling Club's championship event for male curlers who are 21 years or older and have 5 or fewer years of curling experience.

The event is limited to 40 teams. The event will be held March 12-15, 2020. With 40 teams, the event will start Thursday at 9:00am and go through Sunday last draw at 3:30pm.

Eligibility & Rules

The GNCC 5 and Under eligibility form will need to be completed and submitted with your registration. Download the eligibility form HERE.

The bonspiel rules will follow the GNCC 5 and Under bonspiel rules. Download the rules HERE.

All other rules are based on the USCA rules found HERE.

Any other specific rules will be distributed to the participating teams prior to the event.

Registration Details

Registration is open now and will close on January 31, 2020. Each GNCC club will be guaranteed one spot in the event if registration is completed by 12/31/19. After that date, registration opens up for multiple teams from the same GNCC club.

At least one rink from each GNCC member club shall be accepted and additional teams will be accepted from each GNCC club submitting more than one team. Additional teams will be selected from each club submitting multiple entries until the maximum number of teams is reached on a first-come, first-served basis.

It is the responsibility of the GNCC member club to place their multiple entries in numerical order for selection.

Registration is considered completed and accepted when all three components listed below have been received by the registration cutoff date. A berth will not be considered until all three components are received.

  1. GNCC Eligibility Form - by mail only:
    • Charlotte Curling
    • Attn: Lynn Strickland
    • 9832 Adison Gray Ln
    • Charlotte, NC 28270
  2. Team registration HERE
  3. Entry Fee payment (required to complete online registration above)

Entry Fee

The team entry fee is $400.

What is Included

Entry fee includes:

  • three-game guarantee
  • four medal events
  • breakfast, if registered and paid through the room block link
  • lunch & dinner

Event T-Shirts

Event-specific t-shirts will be available:

  • Details to come soon.
  • T-shirts will be pre-sale only, with not much, if any, available for sale at the event.
  • $20 per shirt


Games will start Thursday at 9:00am with all medal event finals on Sunday at 3:30pm. We will post the draw later and keep it updated during the event.

The format will be developed and communicated out well in advance of the event.

Hotel Details

We have negotiated a discounted group rate of $109 USD/night at the Courtyard Charlotte Northlake, 9110 Harris Corners Parkway Charlotte, North Carolina 28269. Reservations must be made before February 19, 2020 to get the discounted group rate. Call (704)719-9494 or use the reservation link below.

Book your group rate for Charlotte Curling - March 2020

Additional Details

Any questions about the event should be directed to Ronda Harlow.

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