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Congratulations to Team Platt (Pat Costello, Tom Platt Jr. and Pete Ciaralli) for winning the Murray Bonspiel (men's club championship), and to Team Clark (Mike Semararo, Don DeCarr, and Dan Reed subbing for Jim Sankey) for winning the Charbonneau league.

Congratulations to the winners of the Inaugural Utica Six Sheet Open, team Rowlett. Full results.

The Men’s Club Championship (Murray Bonspiel) will be held Thursday December 14, Saturday Dec. 16 and Sunday Dec. 17, 2017. The Murray Medal is awarded to the winning rink. This Bonspiel also selects the 6 Utica teams that participate in the Mitchell Bonspiel held here in January. The first five teams qualify through a knockout bonspiel format. The sixth team is drawn out of the hat among the non-qualifying, teams. So every team has a chance of getting into the Mitchell regardless of their performance on the ice. There is a three game guarantee. A team or player can play in the Murray even if they do not plan to play in the Mitchell. The signup sheet is located on the Men’s bulletin board by the Men’s locker room. Any questions see Pat Costello, Mike Platt, Tom Platt, Jr. or Pete
Ciaralli.

Watch the USA Mixed Doubles Olympic Trials competition on NBCOlympics.com or on NBCSN on Thu Dec 14, 7 pm; Fri Dec 15 4 pm; Sat Dec 16, 10 pm; Sunday Dec 17, 4 pm.

On a perfect sunny day, at the 10th Annual UCC Golf Tournament, there were lots of great shots and near misses, but more importantly, lots of fun in the sun!
Team results:
  • Men’s team winner (60): Tom Thorngren, Dustin Pritchard, Craig Pritchard, Ed Griffiths
  • Mixed team winner (60): Sharon Halligan, Gary Miller, Suzanne Ernst, John Thomas
  • Women’s team winner (68): Penny Trojan, Alison Tipple, Samantha Driscoll, Joan Van Riper
Full results will be in the first Curlogram of the year. Thank you to all volunteers!

The USA Curling College Championship came to the Utica Curling Club March 10-12. Thank you to all the volunteers (60 of them!) who made the event the "best ever". Minnesota took top honors, Nebraska snagged silver, and Wisconsin Stevens Point bronze. In the consolation events (4th and 5th events), Harvard and St. Norbert College won their pools. Congratulations to SUNY Poly who made it into the gold medal round. Opening ceremonies and selected game streams are available on the USA Curling College Championship page.

Beginners Curling Feb 8 – March 8, 2017. Never curled and want a short introduction to the sport? Check out our five-week beginners course. Participants will learn all the skills needed to have fun in the sport of curling (stone delivery, sweeping, strategy, etiquette). The five-week course runs Wednesdays, Feb 8 – March 8, from 6:00pm to 7:30pm. Fee is $75. Note: upon completion of the course, participants may apply the $75 fee to next season’s dues! Limited space is available. To register, please contact Carol Jones at 315-868-8520 by Monday, Feb 6, 2017.

Congratulations to the winners of the Cobb Mixed Bonspiel, Erich Krumme, Melissa Foote, John Spicer, Audrey Foote. Full results.

The Utica Curling Club College Bonspiel, was held on Feb 10-11. Congratulations to the RPI 1 team (Team Mullaney), who are the 2017 champions. Live drawboard and team rosters .

Congratulations to the winners of the Mixed Championships, Team Sewell. Full results.

Congratulations to the winners of the Calder Conley Hurd bonspiel, Team Clark. Full results.

A thrilling first half championship week has concluded! Congratulations to the winners:
  • Murray Bonspiel (men's championship): Mike Platt, Pat Costello, Tom Platt, Jr., Pete Ciaralli
  • Rink League: Erich Krumme, Bob Caine, Jim Schafer, Mike Krumme
  • Charbonneau League: Conrad Law, Phil Citriniti, Stu Card, Allan Powers
  • Mixed Doubles: Roger Rowlett & M.J. Walsh
  • Bonnie Piper: Michelle MacEnroe, Jan Rishel, Tami Dunnigan, Dawn Lazovik
  • Calder: Liz Nolan, Karen Rogowski, Brenda Citriniti, Becky Schaffer
Replays of all these finals (except the Bonnie Piper) are archived on the UCC YouTube Channel

A new skips clinic is scheduled for Sunday, January 8, 3:30-5:00 pm. This clinic is intended for relatively new skips, or individuals interested in learning about strategy, tactics, and team management. Please RSVP by Thursday, January 5 to curlingschool@uticacurlingclub.org to reserve a spot and your clinic materials. Both classroom and on-ice instruction is included.

The Utica Curling Club Channel has moved to YouTube! Enjoy live and archived streams of key club events. Look for the next streamed event in the Upcoming Events section of the home page. Meanwhile, do you know what it takes to put in our curling ice? Click here to find out!

Membership dues were increased effective July 1, 2016 at a special membership meeting held on May 31, 2016. Membership forms are available for download on the Membership page.

A Front End Clinic is scheduled for Sunday, October 16, 3:00-5:00 pm. The front end of a team throws two stones, buts sweeps six stones every end. Teams need strong front end players to be competitive. What distinguishes exceptional front end players from average ones is excellent sweeping skills. This clinic will focus primarily on sweeping skills, including proper technique, directional sweeping, proper use of interval timing, and effective communication. Front end throwing skills will also be discussed. Open to member curlers of one or more years of experience who want to improve their front end skills. Please RSVP by Friday, October 14, to curlingschool@uticacurlingclub.org.

The deadline to pay your 2016-2017 dues at the 2015-2016 rates has been extended to August 1, 2016. Pay in full before August 1 for the membership class for which you are eligible in 2016-2017 and you can pay discounted rates! Downloadable dues forms can be found on the membership page. Please fill in the correct form to get your discount.



Upcoming Events

1)  Thu Jan 18, 2018
Empire State Bonspiel
Women's invitational bonspiel. Thu-Sun, Jan 18-21.
2)  Thu Jan 25, 2018 05:45 pm
Mixed Championship
Club mixed championship. Members only. Thu, Sat-Sun, Jan 25, 27-28.
3)  Thu Feb 01, 2018
Kayser Bonspiel
GNCC mixed championship for curlers with 5 years or less experience. Details. Thu-Sun, Feb 1-4.
4)  Fri Feb 09, 2018 09:00 pm
UCC College Bonspiel
Invitational bonspiel for college teams. 16-team limit. Details. Fri-Sat, Feb 9-10.
5)  Thu Feb 15, 2018 04:00 pm
Cobb Bonspiel
A mixed invitational bonspiel. Thu-Sun, Feb 15-18. Details