Elisabeth Childs


February 23-26


Cape Cod Curling Club is proud to host the 2023 Elisabeth Childs Challenge Bonspiel! 

The Grand National Curling Club’s championship event for women curlers who are 21 years or older and have 5 or fewer years of curling experience.

Three games guaranteed.  Four Medal events.

$500 per team.  Includes your rink fee, food, and plenty of warm room fun!

Registration opens December 1st, 2022 and closes January 5th, 2023.

Registration Info

  • Each GNCC club can register 1 team. Additional teams will be waitlisted until January 12th, and then spots will be filled as available.

  • Individuals may register if they want to be placed on a team in search of a player or form a team with 3 other players. Individual registration does NOT guarantee a spot. Every effort will be made to place individuals on teams if possible.

  • Proof of Covid-19 vaccination will be required for all team members, volunteers, and guests


  • The bonspiel rules will follow the “GNCC 5-and-Under” bonspiel rules.  Download the rules HERE. 

  • All other rules are based on the USCA rules.

  • Any other specific rules will be distributed to the participating teams prior to the event.


  • All curlers must meet the GNCC eligibility requirements.

  • Each team/individual will submit a completed and signed eligibility form:  Eligibility Form

National Qualifier

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Elisabeth Calder Childs

Elisabeth Calder was born in 1921 in Utica, NY. As the daughter of Jack Calder, Elisabeth was exposed to the sport of curling very early at the Utica Curling Club. She married Edward "Ted" Childs in 1951 and moved to Norfolk, CT where she introduced curling to the area, helping to create the Norfolk Curling Club in 1956.

The first Women’s Challenge had four events and was held at the Norfolk Curling Club in 1991. Eight teams participated, and every team made the finals. Elisabeth Childs watched the games from a chair on the back boards at the away end. In 2010, the year after Mrs. Childs passed away, the Women’s Challenge was re-named in her honor.

Read more here, on the GNCC's Website!

Contact Us

Cape Cod Curling Club

P.O. Box 396 
Falmouth MA, 02541 USA

Tel: (508) 540-2414

Email: [email protected]

Club Information

Located in Falmouth Massachusetts, we are a not-for-profit 3 sheet club founded in 1969, dedicated to education and development of this honorable sport for all ages, from 6 upwards.  We are a fully accessible facility. We also serve our community through regular fund raising events.