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The Space Race

5-and-Under Bonspiel

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The Rocket City Curling Club is excited to announce that our second-annual Space Race 5U Bonspiel will be held on March 31 - April 2, 2023 in Huntsville, AL. This bonspiel is open to all players with 5 or fewer years of eligibility (2020 does not count towards eligibility, click here for details).  Teams can be made up of any combination of men and women.

This year's Space Race will also be a Qualifier Event for USA Curling's 2023 Five-and-Under National Championship.  The winner will be invited to be one of 24 teams completing at the 5U National Championship on April 19-23, 2023, at Hibbing Curling Club in Hibbing, MN.

In addition to competitive 5U teams, we highly encourage new teams to consider making The Space Race your first bonspiel!  We think that once you've attended your first bonspiel, you'll be hooked on curling for life!

Up to 32 team spots are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

The price is $400 per team or $100 per individual. This includes a 3 game guarantee for the event, and all meals provided.  

On Friday night, we'll also be hosting a just-for-fun Shorties mini-tournament.  Never played shorties before?  Trust us... it's a BLAST! (Ha! Rocket joke.)  Check out the shorties rules here.  

And on Saturday night we'll have our Basket Drawing.  Rocket City club members will be putting together a bunch of great gift baskets that we'll raffle off.  If your team would like to bring a gift basket to throw into the mix, we'd love to have it!

(Note to Rocket City Curling Club members:  We'll have a limited number of spots reserved for RCCC teams that will be assigned by lottery. RCCC members can register here. Please don't use the buttons below.)

Please contact us at bonspiels@RocketCityCurlingClub.org if you have any questions

Register using the link below.  In a few weeks, we'll contact you by email and provide a payment link.

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Note that this schedule is tentative and will almost certainly change a bit.

Friday

  • Breakfast provided 8:15 AM - 10:00 AM

  • Draws at 9:00 AM, 11:20 AM and 1:40 PM

    • (NOTE: the 9:00 AM first draw assumes 24 registered teams. If we fill all 32 possible slots, the first draw will move to 8:00 AM)  

  • Lunch provided 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

  • Draws at 4:40 PM and 7:00 PM

  • Dinner provided 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM, featuring smoked pulled pork BBQ prepared by our club members, served with all the fixin’s.  We’ll also have vegetarian, Lent-friendly, and gluten-free options.

  • Moon Rocks Shorties Mini-Tournament beginning 9:00 PM or so.

Saturday

  • Breakfast provided 8:15 AM - 10:00 AM

  • Draws at 9:00 AM, 11:20 AM and 1:40 PM

  • Lunch provided 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

  • Draws at 4:40 PM and 7:00 PM

  • Dinner provided 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM, featuring our soon-to-be-world-famous hot dog and taco bar with vegetarian options.

  • Basket Drawings in the Party Room beginning at 8:30 PM

Sunday

  • Breakfast provided 10:15 AM – 11:30 AM

  • Piping in at 10:45 AM

  • Championship Draw at 11:00 AM

    • NOTE: the 11:00 AM final draw assumes 24 registered teams. If we fill all 32 possible slots, the final draw could move to as late as 12:45 PM

  • Trophy presentations immediately following the games
     

We will be updating scores in real time on our Bonspieler page.  Once it's ready, you'll be able to click the link below!

You'll also be able to download our printable brackets once they're ready.

Download Printable Brackets
Realtime Bonspieler Page

Will there be sweet event t-shirts available?  You bet!  Are they ready yet?  Nope.... not even close.   But we'll let you know once they are.

We will be posting additional information on this page as we get closer to the event.

We hope you can all join us for this exciting event! Please feel free to email us if you have any questions. 

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