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The Kansas City Curling Club’s Seventh Annual Barbecue Bonspiel went fully international this year.  For the first time the Bonspiel featured an all Canadian final in the First Event.  The Kansas City Curling Club held their annual Barbecue Bonspiel on August 27 to 29, 2010 at Pepsi Ice Midwest in Overland Park, Kansas.  Sixteen teams took to the ice on the newly renovated ice surface thanks to a new concrete floor.  Teams included representatives from Dallas-Fort Worth, Oklahoma City, Wichita, Ajax Ontario, Ste. Anne Manitoba, and Kansas State as well as local Kansas City Curling Club members.

In the First Event Final, the Norton/Alexander Rink (Gord Norton, Wilma Norton, Ron Alexander, and Rita Alexander) from the Annandale Curling Club in Ajax, Ontario beat the Oh Canada Rink (Dave Beaudoin, Steven Rawluk, Daryl Ann Rawluk, Laura Beaudoin, and Devon Beaudoin) from the Ste. Anne Curling Club in Ste.  Anne, Manitoba.  First event semi-finalists included the Southwesterns Rink (Dan White, Dave Huyett, Rich Graulich, and Ken Herstowski) and BTO (John Taylor, Tracey Taylor, Shelly Buse, and Leo Buse) both of the Kansas City Curling Club.

In the Second Event Final, the Jolly Green Giants Rink (Jason Jorski, Trae Schwabe, Andrew Stephens, Dave Huston, and sub Keith Briscoe) from the Oklahoma City and Kansas City Curling Clubs beat the Texas Toast Rink (Jason Hotra, David Chang, Justin Donaldson, and Carolyn Steward) of the Dallas/Fort Worth Curling Club.

In the Third Event Final, Kansas City’s own Wolfe Pack (Ian Wolfe, Eric Wolfe, Dan Searles, and Lucie Vaillancourt) were triumphant against the Wichita House Crashers Rink (Christopher Bohn-Gettler, Andrew Biemers, John Baalman, and Keith Means).  In the Fourth Event Final, the House Wreckers Rink (Anne Barthel, Sarah Wruck, Mary Miller, and Heidi Matthews) out lasted the Snow Cones Rink (Patrick Weitekamp, Lori Behnke, Chris Hutchings, and Matt Mayfield).  Both rinks are from the Kansas City Curling Club.

Participants also enjoyed great hospitality provided by Kansas City Curling Club Members including a delicious barbecue dinner prepared by Elmer Arians, Colin Arians, and Dave Huston.  The Bonspiel also included an Opening Ceremony led by pipers Jason and Steven Hough and a draw to the button contest won by Mary Miller of the Kansas City Curling Club.

The club would like to thank all of the club members who donated their time, raffle prizes, food, and other items and the ice staff at Pepsi Ice Midwest who helped to make the event a great success. 

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We had 28 teams compete in  the 2011 Annual Barbecue Bonspiel,  but it was the "Off Kilter Curlers"  from the Chicago Curling Club that grabbed top honors that weekend.   Overall, the team uniforms, team names, great curling attitude, and great curling all made it a very special weekend for our club.

Click here for a slide show of event

Winner Bonspiel Team

16 teams traveled to the city of fountains,  home of great jazz/blue and barbecue.  They included our farthest Barbecuetravelers (Long Island Curling Club)  from New York.  Closest Travelers (Aksarben Curling Club) in Nebraska. as well as curlers from the  Broadmoor Curling Club (CO) Denver Curling Club (CO), St. Louis Curling Club (IL), Fargo Curling Club(ND), Madison Curling Club(WI),  Dallas/Fort Worth Curling Club (TX), Houston Curling Club (TX) Dakota Curling Club(MN) St. Paul Curling Club (MN), Circle City Curling Club (IN), and 3 whole teams from the Oklahoma Curling Club,

Dave Huston and Elmar Arians provide good cooking all weekend.

The winners and runners up were

  • 1st Event Winner  - Off Kilter Curlers (Chicago)  Douglass Boyd,  Susan McDonald, Colin Rittgers,  Michele Rittgers
  • 1st Event Runner Up  - Juggerknotts (Dallas/Fort Worth) Jeff Knott,  John Lambert,  Liana Knott, Robert Mikaloff (KC)
  • 2nd Event Winner  -  Regina Rangers (Kansas City)  Glenn Schmidt, Mike Erin, Jeff Bird, and Joe Van Amberg
  • 2nd Event Runner Up  - Hackers (Kansas City) Bill McBride, Darin Traff, Patrick Wietekamp and Dave Arnold.
  • 3rd Event Winner  - House Cleaning(Oklahoma)  Jacob Ingalls, Bruce Maelzer, Jonathan Havercroft, Chris Johnson
  • 3rd Event Runner Up  - N'Oh Henry! (Kansas City) John Taylor, Daryl Hunt, Tracey Taylor, Ted Brown
  • 4th  Event Winner  - Sweeping Penguins (Kansas City) Chris Nazar, Donald Baker, Kyle Baker, Derrick Mahoney
  • 4th Event Runner Up  - Taken for Granite (Kansas City) Doug Linder, Jon Nelson, Jeff Keal, Julie Stengle
  • Bronze Event Runner Up  - 3 Davis and Dave (Denver, St. Louis, Aksarben) Brett Davis (Den) , David Suhr (Den) Keefe Davis (St.L), Nick Davis (Aks)
  • Bronze Runner Up  - Dakota Cubs (Dakata CC) Ryan Claussen,  Matt Heile, Tom Berg,  James Makylla (KC)
We also had a quite a few in our Level I Certified Instructors Clinic.

Certified Instructors Clinic Class

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The 10th Annual Barbecue Bonspiel is in the books.  We are getting just too good at this.

Debbie on TrainDebbie McCormicks Proshop did quite well  selling Goldline merchandise to lots of new and aspiring curlers.  So much so that the club recieved a  $250 merchandise credit as a thank you.

All 24 teams, participated.   Of note,  We were represented by a fair number of  clubs in the newly formed Mid America Curling Association (MACA).  This region includes the following states:  Colorado, Wyoming, New Mexico, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Missouri, Arkansas and Louisiana.  This union of curling clubs will put us over 750 members in our region and gives us 2 votes at General Assemblies.

The newly formed,  Cedar Rapids Curling Club was represented by past members of our club who helped us restart our club in 2003,.  We wish them good curling  as they push forward.

Our furthest curlers came from Utica (NY) and Petersham (MA). Several clubs were very well represented including five teams from Wauwatossa and three from Oklahoma.  Dallas  has returned 4 times running.  While the Dakota Curlers sit at 3 years in a row.   All in all, we want to thank all the teams that have made our spiels as much fun for us as we hope it was for  them.  For a complete list go to

A special shout out must go to the helpers that make it look so easy.  Lucy Valliencourt, and her crew (Food).  Chris Baker who oversaw and put the program together,  Chris Nazar Don Baker , Kyle Baker and Sarah Wruck who pulled in the most money for a raffle ever.  Dan White, Jeff Miles and Crew who oversaw the ice prep. and Most importantly,  Dave Huston who put in all the hard work bringing us the tastiest barbecue to date.

The following are the results   The full bracket breakdown can be viewed here.

  • 1st Event Winner - 3 Toonies + a  Loonie: Kansas City (MO) Ian Wolfe, Lucie Vaillancourt. John Taylor, Ted Brown
  • 1st Event Runner Up - Caution: DFWCC Ahead: Dallas Fort Worth (TX) Steven Walton, David Chang, Chris Alt, Bill Sadoo
  • 2nd Event Winner - Brisket is Better: Houston (TX) / Park City (UT) / Kansas City (MO) , David Franklin (TX), Dave Stigant (TX), Steven Butler (UT), Nate Clevenger (MO)
  • 2nd Event Runner Up - I Swept With Your Wife: Wauwatosa (WI) Neil Freund, Paul Fischer, Rebecca Nguyen, Tiff Reilly
  • 3rd Event Winner - Sweeping Penguins: Kansas City (MO) Chris Nazar, Don Baker, Kyle Baker, Eddie Wiegers
  • 3rd Event Runner Up - TWAIN Crew: Aksarben (NE) David Steinhauser, Randy Kruger, Doug Moore, Matt English
  • 4th Event Winner  -  The Sheeters Full: Wauwatosa (WI) Casey Clark, Tracey Clark, Steve Greasby, Beau Moore
  • 4th Event Runner Up - 3 Timer and the Scrubs: Madison (WI) / DFW (TX) / Kansas City (MO) Debbie McCormick (WI), Sean Chastain (TX), Matt Mayfield (MO), Chris Hutchings (MO)
  • Bronze Medal Winner -Dakota Cubs: Dakota (MN) / St. Paul (MN) Ryan Claussen, Tom Berg, Craig Creeger, St. Paul, Matt Heile
  • Bronze Medal Runner Up - Rectal Raincoats: Mayfield (OH) / Fort Wayne (IN) / Columbus (OH) / Kansas City (MO)  Julia DiBaggio (OH), Tom Israel (IN), Eric Johnson (OH), Patrick Weitekamp (MO)



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4th Annual Open Bonspiel

October 18th– 21st

Bonspiel Entry Fee ($380. per team)


  • 4 guaranteed games
  • Lunch and Dinner on Friday and Saturday
  • Free beverages (beer and soft drinks)
  • And Raffle
Looking forward to seeing you in Chicago for some fun and great curling.

Ron Buchanan

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847-675-2663 – Cell 847-767-0110

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Dakota Curling Club Pirate Bonspiel 2012

piratespielLess than 7 hours from KC. 

Format : Open Standard 3-day knockout format with 3 game guarantee.
  • - No roster requirements other than your team must include 4 different physical human beings who are not also on another team.
  • - We want you to look uncomfortable in your piratey awesomeness.  The whole point is to win while wearing something you definitely shouldn't "win" in.

$300 Team Entry Fee includes food and beverages.  Prizes for Best Costume and Best Pirate Accent and possibly more.

When: September 21-23, 2012
Where:  Dakota Curling Club Home Ice


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Illinois Curling Association has graciously agreed to allow the At-Large Region which include the Kansas City Curling club to playdown for men's and women's club nationals and mixed nationals at the same time as Illinois holds its playdowns. These dates are:

Men's/Women's playdown at Exmoor in Chicago: January 26-29 The USCA entry deadline was Nov. 30.

Mixed playdown at Chicago CC: Feb. 17-19. The USCA entry deadline is Jan 25.

$100 per playdown team to Illinois

Winning team from our region will play at Club Nationals in Mankato, MN. March 3rd-10th for the Men and Women.  and Portage, WI March 17th-24th for the Mixed.  There is no world event for the winner.

USCA Website Details

USCA Championship Schedule

Cynthia Smith, Regional Director.


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The brand new Four Season Curling ClubClub in  Blaine MN,  near St. Paul has opened a 6 sheet year round curling club at the Fogerty Ice Arena.

They will have an Open Summer Spiel June 28th-31st.  $300 per team 48 team limit with Food and Drink provided.


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OKCC to Host Open Bonspiel

The Oklahoma Curling Club will host its first ever bonspiel this coming fall. The "Oklahoma Oilspiel" will take place on the club's home ice at the Arctic Edge Ice Arena in Edmond on the weekend of September 20-22, 2013. The bonspiel is open for up to 24 teams from across the country and has a 3 game minimum. Download the registration form today!Bonspiel organizer Jessie Hopper can be reached by email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Bill McBride would like to take team.  If interested contact him at 816-523-2345


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Mankato is the largest and closest dedicated rink to KC (about 6.5 hours by car)  They offer many bonspiels for different ages groups of  which our club has attended a number.  Ice plays well and the newly fixed roof has been a plus.

mankato rink


2011-2012 Bonspiels


Harvest Spiel  
Nov 18-19-20

For More Information Contact:
John Krenz - 507 304-1012
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Download the Harvest Spiel Flier

Spiel is open, 3- game minimum, 8-end games. Spiel days are Fri-sat-sun.

Mankato Jr. Bonspeil
December 2 and 3, 2012

Mens Spiel
February 3-5

Women's Spiel
Feb 24 - 26

Bunny Spiel
March 30 - April 1

For more information contact Russ Weingartz:
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Watch Video on Demand Canadian Curling on TSN.


The 2013 Mens World Curling Championships are being played March 30th-April 7th

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McCall Idaho

October 5th-7th


Form and Details Attached.

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Download this file (2012 Entry form.jpg)2012 Entry form [ ] 218 kB

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Bonspiel Specifics
Dallas Fort Worth Curling Club
Date: Feb 15-17, 2013
Entry Fee: $360/team
Includes:3 game guarantee
All meals included
Craft beer available
Fun (almost) guaranteed
Hotel: Doubletree
Bonspiel Chair: Justin Donaldson

Players may sign up as a team of four or as an individual.

All attempts will be made to find a spot for individual registrants.Out of town teams will be given preference for later draw times, in an attempt to accommodate their travel needs.  
Flyer (pdf)
Registration Form (pdf)

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