Bonspiels

2014 Racine Mixed Bonspiel – Feb 7-9, 2014

Please sign-up for the Racine Curling Club’s annual Mixed bonspiel being held February 7-9, 2014.  Join us for a great weekend of fun, food and curling.  Includes Saturday night dinner dance with a great live band for dancing.

Registration fee: $250 per team. 16-team limit.

8-end draws, 3-game guarantee, meals throughout the weekend and an open bar! Pins will be given out for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th events.

Please fill out the RSVP/Registration Form by January 25, 2013, to secure your spot!

Mixed Bonspiel Registration Form          Mixed Invitation

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2013 Racine Men’s Bonspiel – Nov 1-3, 2013

Congratulations to all sixteen teams

pictures to follow

 

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2012 Racine Men’s Bonspiel – Nov 2-4, 2012

Congratulations to all twelve teams for a terrific tournament!  The food was great, the curling fantastic and the fun never stopped.

The First Event was won by Exmoor in a close game over Shady Thicket.

 Exmoor: Jeff Wright, Russ Armstrong, Dave Carlson, Chris Schallmo (not shown), Mike Griem

Exmoor: Winners of First Event

Shady Thicket: James Krutilla, Scott Masloroff, Ryan Spielman, Aaron Richards

Shady Thicket, First Event Runner-Up

 

The Second Event had Milwaukee defeating Appleton.

Milwaukee: Mike Moll, Scott Kanish, Dick Barnes (not shown), Jim Hintz, Brian Steffek

Milwaukee: Winners of Second Event

Appleton: Josh Hoffman, Mike Zimmerman, Nate Hazen, Matt Mugerauer

Appleton, Second Event Runner-Up

 

The Third Event was won by Wauwatosa in a struggle with Racine.

Wauwatosa: Tim Torgerson, Dan Mitchell, Mike Trotta, Joe Herm, Beau Moore

Wauwatosa: Winners of Third Event

 Racine: Jim Mataczynski, Scott Schatzley, Ian Morey, Stefan Strandberg

Racine, Third Event Runner-Up

Finally, the Fourth Event was a hometeam battle with Racine’s Erdman rink (Keith Erdman, Bob Ryals, Zach Schemming, Brian Rasmussen) defeating Racine’s Dry Rink (Mike Dry, Steve Thery, Bob Miers, Bob Johnson).  Notably, Brian had joined the Racine Curling Club just a few days earlier and this bonspiel was the first curling he had ever done!  Way to go Brian!

 

As usual, Strategy was crucial as this shot from the finals of the First Event shows:

What I am guarding here?

 

And we were delighted to see a strong showing from Shady Thicket.  After receiving this photo from a bar in Florida, you can understand our concern:

Shady Thicket remains? (found at breakfast in ‘Friendly Tavern’)