Grits 'n Granite 2018 Bonspiel
November 1-4, 2018
This event is an open format with a three-game guarantee and a maximum of 32 teams. The team entry fee is $420.
How to Register
Outside Club Teams
Registration for out of town teams will ONLY be accepted through the website, see the Register button at the bottom of this page. Registration will open to the public on May 15, 2018 at 9:00am. By invitation, past winners will have the opportunity to pre-register. You will need to enter the code from the invitation email on the password page to get access to the online registration.
Charlotte Curling Club Team Entry Rules
Any team with two or more Charlotte Curling members is considered a club team.
Four club team slots are being held and participating teams will be selected by lottery.
The Bonspiel Chair gives her reserved team slot to the Ice Makers. This will NOT be considered a club team in the lottery, but rather an additional club team allowed to participate in the bonspiel.
One club team slot will be reserved for a five and under club team, which will be drawn first, and then all entries in that pool will be put into the general pool of team entries. After which the remaining three team slots will be drawn.
Should a team register with only one Charlotte member and then change their roster to have two or more Charlotte Curling members, that team will then be considered a club team and will be subject to the lottery.
The deadline for club team entries will be July 1, 2018. Entries must be received by our registrar Lynn Strickland by snail mail prior to that date. These club entries must include a check for the entry fee. The checks will not be cashed unless the team entry is chosen.
Club team entry forms are available by emailing Carol McKee. If only four teams apply, they will have an automatic registration without a lottery and will be notified on July 2, 2018.
If less than four teams apply, then the remaining available slots will be opened to the general waiting list.
The date for the Lottery Drawing will coincide with the August work party at the club (date TBD) and club team slots will be drawn at that gathering. Club members do not need to be present to claim their spot if they are selected.
The Bonspiel Chair reserves the right for final interpretation of these rules.
What is Included
Entry fee includes a three-game guarantee, entertainment on Saturday night and lunch and dinner on gameplay days as well as Lemonade & Ice Tea.
The event will start Thursday, November 1, and end in the late afternoon of Sunday, November 4th. The full schedule will be available as we get closer to the event.
We have negotiated a discounted group rate of $104 USD/night at the SpringHill Suites Charlotte University Research Park, 8700 Research Dr, Charlotte, NC 28262, (888) 841-7398. Reservations must be made before October 11, 2018, to get the discounted group rate. See the reservation link below.
|Event End Date||11-04-2018|
|Registration Start Date||03-25-2018 12:00 pm|
|Cut off date||10-01-2018|
|Location||Charlotte Curling Association|