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74th Annual Francis Dykes Memorial Bonspiel

February 27, 2013 – March 3, 2013

For GNCC men with 5 or fewer years’ curling experience

4 events • 3 game minimum • all meals included
$300 entry fee per team

Registration is now closed.  If you have questions please, contact the coordinators

Congratulations to the winners!

1st Event Winner

Francis Dykes Memorial Plaque, Trophy, & Medal
Schenectady – Scott Brennan (s), Daniel Muller (v), Jeff Howles (2), Robert Klees (l)

1st Event Runner Up
Donald McKay Medal
Plainfield – Scott Burns (s), Karl Andersen (v), Dan Festerling (2), Marc Adams (l)

2nd Event Winner
Brookline Trophy & Medal
Utica – Phil Citriniti (s), Ken Thibado (v), Justin Kaido (2), Tim Conboy (l)

2nd Event Runner Up
Johnson Medal
Potomac – Stephen Enochson (s), John Hale (v), Chad Schulken (2), Irwin Freed (l)

3rd Event Winner
Davies Bowl & Medal
Petersham – Frank Padellaro (s), Paul Picariello (v), Matthew Roy (2), Paul Anderson (l)

3rd Event Runner Up
Sofuolis Medal
Nutmeg – J. Michael Kriz (s), Jonathan Gibbons (v), John Larson (2), Ron Herrick (l)

4th Event Winner
Sinnett Cup & Medal
Broomstones – Steve Miley (s), Seth Robertson (v), Dan Grady (2), Jacob Davies (l)

4th Event Runner Up
Broomstones Medal
Nutmeg – Ed Scimia (s), James Quintong (v), L. Kraig Steffan (2), Dave Schulz (l)

Update #4 – 2/21/2013


Please arrive at-least one hour before your first draw.  When you arrive, you will be asked to sign-in.

All participants should be ready with a valid drivers license or state issued ID so we can check ID and issue you a wristband for the bar.

At this time teams who sent me T-Shirt sizes before Monday Feb 11th will have a chance to purchase a dykes T-Shirt ($10 (S,M,L,XL), $12 (2X, 3X)).  After the first round of games (Thursday 6:00pm), sales will open up to everyone.  Limited quantities are available.

We have a special gift for all curlers as a thank you for coming to our club.

You will be required to sign a waiver.  If possible, please print a copy at home and bring it will you (extra copies will be available at the club).


We highly recommend that you park a the hotel and take the shuttle from the hotel to the club.  There is a large hockey tournament next door beginning friday and parking will be limited.

If you do choose to drive to the club, please allow extra time as you may be parking a good distance from our front door.  Be sure you park in a legal space, between two painted lines. Parking is not allowed along curbs or grassy areas unless specifically designated. You will receive a ticket.


Club opens at 10:30am on Wednesday, February 27th.


10:30am Club Opens
5:00pm – 7:30pm Dinner
1:45am – Last Call


8:00am – 10:30am Breakfast
10:30am – 2:00pm Lunch
5:00pm – 7:30pm Dinner
Evening – Raffle Drawing!
1:45am – Last Call


7:30am – 10:30am Breakfast
11:30am – 2:00pm Lunch
Afternoon – Raffle Drawing!
5:30pm – 8:00pm Dinner
Evening – Raffle Drawing!
9:00pm – Evening Event (Stick around!)
1:45am – Last Call

Chair massages are available!  Look for signups when you arrive.


7:30am – 10:30am Breakfast
11:00am – 1:30pm Lunch
Afternoon – Raffle Drawing!
5:30pm – 8:00pm Dinner
Evening – Raffle Drawing!
Evening – 50/50 Drawing!
9:15pm – Entry Fee Drawing!
1:45am – Last Call


7:30am – 11:30am Breakfast/Brunch
1:00pm – 2:00pm Lunch
2:30pm – 4:30pm Final Draw
4:30pm – 7:00pm Awards Presentation, Snacks, Farewell!
1:45am – Last Call

Update #3 – 2/13/2013

The Dykes now has a public folder on google drive where you can review the team lists, draw schedule, and other documents.

View the Draw

Update #2 – 2/11/2013

An updated draw is now online (swapped two teams)


Most teams will begin play on Wednesday, February 27. For those teams planning to fly, the last draw on Sunday begins at 2:30pm and the event will probably not wrap up until 6:00pm. Teams are advised to be flexible in their travel arrangements.


  • A block of rooms is reserved for all teams at:

    Holiday Inn – Laurel West
    15101 Sweitzer Lane
    Laurel , Maryland 20707
    Phone: 1-877-865-6578

    If booking by phone use Group Rate Code: GNCC Francis Dykes Memorial
    If booking online use the Group Rate Code: FDB

  • The hotel is a 10 minute drive from the club.
  • $95/night with discounted breakfast included.
  • The hotel will offer free shuttle service to and from the club during the event.

Eligibility rules

“Eligibility: (a) Members having curled (5) or more curling seasons shall not be eligible to compete. Interpretation: (i) Ten (10) games per season anywhere constitutes a season; (ii) The curling season starts on May 1st and ends April 30th. (iii) Junior curling but not Youth Curling, curling experience counts towards the five (5) curling seasons. (b) All substitutes shall be governed by eligibility rule 8(a) above. (c) Each participant is responsible for determining his/her eligibility. (d) The eligibility of team members shall be certified to the host club, using the official GNCC entry form, by the president or secretary of the teams club with respect to rule 8(a) with confirmation that curling experience includes all years of curling. (e) Each member of
the team must be in good standing member of the GNCC and a dues paying member of the GNCC.”

GNCC 5 & Under Bonspiel Rules, Section 8 (pdf)