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.
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 2023 Elisabeth Childs Challenge is a 5-and-Under National Qualifier. Learn more about the national qualification procedure HERE.
The 2023 5-and-Under National Championship will be held in Hibbing, Minnesota. Read more about it HERE.
All GNCC teams that want to qualify for USA Curling Nationals must also be members of USA CURLING. Information about USA Curling membership can be found HERE.
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.