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Going back to the first – the 2002 Meltdown – in our new home.

2012 – 2013 Curling Season

Name Dates Description
Inaugural Bonspiel October 12th – 14th, 2012 Our Season Opener
Potomac Junior Bonspiel November 2nd – 4th, 2012 Our seventh annual Junior Bonspiel
GNCC Junior Playdowns December 27th – 30th, 2012 We hosted the GNCC Junior Playdowns during the holiday break.
The BIG Spiel January 11th – 13nd, 2013 An internal bonspiel for PCC members only
74th Annual GNCC Francis Dykes Memorial Bonspiel February 27th – March 3rd, 2013 We hosted the GNCC’s 5 and under Men’s Bonspiel
Cherry Blossom Bonspiel March 21st – 24th, 2013 Our annual open bonspiel which is timed to play at the same time as the National Cherry Blossom Festival.

2011 – 2012 Curling Season

Name Dates Description
Southern Comfort Inaugural Bonspiel October 14th – 16th, 2011 New for the 2011-2012 season
Potomac Junior Bonspiel November 4th – 6th Our sixth annual Junior Bonspiel
National Capital Cashspiel November 25th – 27th contact Sandra McMakin for information about this highly competitive event.
Mid Atlantic Women’s Bonspiel December 1st – 4th
Men’s Nationals East Qualifier January 5th – 8th Men’s 2011 U.S. Nationals Qualifying Round
The BIG Spiel January 20th – 22nd An internal bonspiel for PCC members only
Chesapeake Potomac Invitational Bonspiel (the Meltdown) March 9th – 11th Rotates between Chesapeake and Potomac, this year at Potomac
Cherry Blossom Bonspiel March 22nd – 25th Our annual open bonspiel which is timed to play at the same time as the National Cherry Blossom Festival.
International Curling Fellowship of Rotarians World Championships April 1st – 6th (daytime only) The World Championships, held every other year.

2010 – 2011 Curling Season

Name Dates Description
The Inaugural Bonspiel October 14th – 17th, 2010 Our first bonspiel of the season, our ninth consecutive year.
Junior Bonspiel Nov. 5th – 7th Our fifth annual Junior Bonspiel
The BIG Spiel Dec. 2nd – 5th A “BIG” internal bonspiel for members of the Potomac Curling Club
Scot Tour (Women’s) Jan. 11th – 13th Once in ten years, Scotland tours the US curling clubs. Five years later the US returns the favor. This is the women’s first visit to PCC.
Meltdown Feb 18th – 20th Held at Chesapeake this year, a first for new “comingled” teams
Kayser Bonspiel Feb. 24th – 27th A mixed bonspiel for curlers with 5 years or less experience.
Ninth Annual Cherry Blossom Bonspiel Mar. 24th – 27th Our annual open bonspiel which is timed to play at the same time as the National Cherry Blossom Festival.

2009 – 2010 Curling Season

Name Dates Description
The Inaugural Bonspiel October 15th – 18th, 2009 Our first bonspiel of this olympic curling season
The BIG Spiel December 3rd – 6th, 2009 A “BIG” internal bonspiel for members of the Potomac Curling Club
Men’s Nationals East Qualifier January 5th – 10th, 2010 Men’s 2010 U.S. Nationals Qualifying Round
Potomac Junior Bonspiel January 15th – 17th, 2010 Our fourth annual Junior Bonspiel
CPIB the snowed out one February 5th – 7th, 2010 Chesapeake Potomac Invitational Bonspiel a.k.a. The Meltdown a.k.a. The Maryland State Championships.
Eighth Annual Cherry Blossom Bonspiel March 25th – 28th, 2010 Our annual open bonspiel which is timed to play at the same time as the National Cherry Blossom Festival.
CPIB The real one! April 15th – 18th, 2010 Chesapeake Potomac Invitational Bonspiel a.k.a. The Meltdown a.k.a. The Maryland State Championships. This time not to be snowed out, and it is a real live meltdown!.

2008 – 2009 Curling Season

Name Dates Description
The Inaugural Bonspiel October 16th – 19th, 2008 Ladies and Gentlemen… Start your CURLING season with an open format bonspiel.
The BIG Spiel December 11th – 14th, 2008 A “BIG” internal bonspiel for members of the Potomac Curling Club
Potomac Junior Bonspiel January 16th – 18th, 2009 Our third annual Junior Bonspiel
GNCC Mixed Championships February 6th – 8th, 2009 Leading to a national championship event
Chesapeake Potomac Invitational Bonspiel February 20th – 22nd, 2009 The 26th annual event between the Potomac Curling Club, and our sister club Chesapeake, on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, this year hosted at Chesapeake Curling Club
Seventh Annual Cherry Blossom Bonspiel March 26th – 29th, 2009 Our annual open bonspiel which is timed to play at the same time as the National Cherry Blossom Festival.

2007 – 2008 Curling Season

Name Dates Description
The Inaugural Bonspiel October 18th – 21st, 2007 Ladies and Gentlemen… Start your CURLING season with an open format bonspiel.
Mid-Atlantic Women’s Bonspiel November 29th – December 2nd, 2007
The BIG Spiel December 13th – 16th, 2007 A “BIG” internal bonspiel for members of the Potomac Curling Club
Potomac Junior Bonspiel January 18th – 20th, 2007 Our second annual Junior Bonspiel
Chesapeake & Potomac Invitational Bonspiel February 14th – 17th, 2008 An annual event between the Potomac Curling Club, and our sister club Chesapeake, on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, this year hosted at our very own National Capital Curling Center. This event is informally known as “The Meltdown”, and sometimes jokingly called the Maryland State Curling Championship, since there are only two clubs in the state.
Women’s Challenge March 13th – 16th, 2008
Sixth Annual Cherry Blossom Bonspiel March 27th – 30th, 2008 Our annual open bonspiel which is timed to play at the same time as the National Cherry Blossom Festival.

2006 – 2007 Curling Season

Name Dates Description
The Inaugural Bonspiel October 19th – 22nd, 2006 Welcome back to the World of Curling. An open format bonspiel to kick off the curling season.
The BIG Spiel November 30th – December 3rd, 2006 A “BIG” internal bonspiel for members of the Potomac Curling Club
U.S. Nationals Men’s Qualifying Round January 4th – 7th, 2007
Royal Caledonian Curling Club Scot Tour February 3rd, 2007 Once in ten years, Scotland tours the US curling clubs. Five years later the US returns the favor. This is their first visit to PCC.
GNCC Senior Men’s Championship February 8th – 11th, 2007
Potomac Junior Bonspiel March 9th – 11th, 2007 Our first “Junior” bonspiel, hosting teams from many clubs.
Chesapeake Potomac Invitational Bonspiel
March 15th – 18th, 2007 An annual event between the Potomac Curling Club, and our sister club Chesapeake, on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, this year hosted atChesapeake Curling Club
Fifth Annual Cherry Blossom March 22nd – 25th, 2007 Our Open Bonspiel which is timed to play at the same time as the National Cherry Blossom Festival.

2005 – 2006 Curling Season

Name Dates Description
The Inaugural Bonspiel October 20th – 23rd, 2005 Welcome back to the World of Curling. An open format bonspiel to kick off the curling season.
The BIG Spiel December 1st – 4th, 2005 A major internal event for all PCC members
Chesapeake Funspiel January 20 – 22, 2005 Chesapeake Funspiel held this year at our very own National Capital Curling Center, run by theChesapeake Curling Club while their facilities are undergoing renovations.
Francis Dykes Memorial Bonspiel February 9th – 12th, 2006 A GNCC “Men’s 5 years and under” event
Chesapeake-Potomac Invitational (The Meltdown) March 3rd – 5th, 2006 An annual event between the Potomac Curling Club, and our sister club Chesapeake, on Maryland’s Eastern Shore.
Fourth Annual Cherry Blossom March 23rd – 26th, 2006 Our Open Bonspiel which is timed to play at the same time as the National Cherry Blossom Festival.

2004 – 2005 Curling Season

Name Dates Description
The Inaugural Bonspiel October 14th – 17th, 2004 A great way to kick off the curling season!
Bonspiel 101 November 21st, 2004 A “new” members internal bonspiel. We only have photos, no win/loss/teams records.
GNCC Mixed Championship January 27th – 30th, 2005 Preliminary competition to determine the GNCC representative to the USCA Mixed National Championships
2005 USCA Mixed National Championships March 12th – 19th, 2005 We had a unique web site for this event, (formerly 2005MixedNationals.com, nowarchived here), however it has outlived it’s usefulness and now saved for posterity.
Cherry Blossom Bonspiel March 24th – 27th, 2005 Our Open Bonspiel which is timed to play at the same time as the National Cherry Blossom Festival.

2003 – 2004 Curling Season

Name Dates Description
The Inaugural Bonspiel October 23rd – 26th, 2003 The perfect way to kick off the curling season!
22nd USWCA Senior Women’s Bonspiel January 15th – 18th, 2004 The Potomac Curling Club will be the host of this year’s U.S. Women Curling Association Senior Bonspiel.
Kayser March 4th – 7th, 2004 A mixed bonspiel for curlers with 5 years or less experience.
Cherry Blossom Bonspiel March 25th – 28th, 2004 Our Open Bonspiel which is timed to play at the same time as the National Cherry Blossom Festival.
Meltdown April 15th – 18th, 2004 An annual event between the Potomac Curling Club, and our sister club, Chesapeake on the eastern shore. This year it’s our turn to host the event.

2002 – 2003 Curling Season

Name Dates Description
Inaugural Bonspiel Oct. 24th – 27th, 2002 Our first in the brand new National Capital Curling Center
Cherry Blossom Bonspiel March 27th – 30th, 2003 The original

2001 – 2002 Curling Season

Name Dates Description
Meltdown March 14th – 16th, 2002 Our first in our new home!