Archive for the ‘Bonspiels’ Category

2019 Heat Wave Bonspiel Results


Scores will be posted to the Heat Wave Bonspiel Results page. Check back for results throughout the weekend. Good curling!

2019 Heat Wave Bonspiel – Thank You



The Do It On The Ice Bonspiel Committee would like to thank all participants for making this year’s bonspiel the hottest spiel yet.



2019 Heat Wave Sponsors.

2019 Heat Wave Sponsors.

2019 National Championships and Ottawa Bonspiel Update

Once again this year, the Rainbow Rockers, Ottawa’s LGBTQ-friendly curling league, will be hosting the Canadian Gay Curling Championship (CGCC) & Over the Rainbow Bonspiel (OTRB) from March 21-24, 2019 at the Ottawa Curling Club.

The OTRB will be a 24-team bonspiel; all teams are guaranteed 4 games, three pool games, and one event game. Breakfast and a banquet dinner on Saturday are included in the entry fee of $420 for both the OTRB & CGCC. The CGCC will be 16 teams with a representative from across Canada we are looking forward to hosting you in Ottawa.

Registration will be open as of Saturday, December 15th at noon for out of town teams only. The Ottawa registration will take place on January 19 at noon for the CGCC & OTRB. We ask that you complete the online registration at and then send an Interac e-transfer to no later than January 12 at 6 p.m for out of town teams and Feb 2 at 6 pm for Ottawa teams. Should you wish to send a cheque (the deadlines must still be respected), you may send it to the following address, made payable to the Rainbow Rockers Curling League:

OTRB Treasurer
c/o Steve Horwood
221 North River Rd
Ottawa ON K1L 8B6

Spots are limited, so register early!

Please note that no registration will be considered complete until payment has been received. Once received, we will send you an email informing you that your registration has been accepted. Please remember to put your team name in the comments portion of any e-transfer or on your cheque. Please, one payment per team.

It is important to know that the bonspiel schedule has games starting on Thursday at 8 a.m. All teams will play a minimum of one game on opening day; every effort will be made to accommodate out-of-town teams, but unfortunately, there can be no guarantee of a late start. Once registrations are closed, your schedule will be posted on the website by Feb 9th early enough so that your teams may make appropriate travel arrangements.

Of course, this year’s host hotel is again the Victoria Suites Best Western Hotel located on O’Connor Street at Gladstone Avenue.

A rate is being confirmed and will be updated in a follow-up email.

Looking forward to seeing all of you at the Ottawa Curling Club March 21th!
Respectfully yours,

Natalie Lloyd
Chair, 2019 CGCC & OTRB Organizing Committee

Cette année encore, la ligue de curling pro-LGBTQ d’Ottawa les Rainbow Rockers accueillera le Championnat gai de curling du Canada (CGCC) et le bonspiel « Over the Rainbow » (BOTR) du 21 au 24 mars 2019 au Ottawa Curling Club.

Chacune des 24 équipes participant au BOTR aura au moins quatre matchs, dont trois matchs de poule et un match en phase éliminatoire. Les frais d’inscription de 420 $ par équipe, tant pour le CGCC que pour le BOTR, comprennent le déjeuner du samedi matin et le banquet du samedi soir. Le CGCC comptera 16 équipes représentant toutes les régions du Canada. Nous avons hâte de vous accueillir à Ottawa!

Les équipes extérieures seulement pourront s’inscrire dès midi le samedi 15 décembre. L’inscription locale aura lieu dès midi le 19 janvier, tant pour le CGCC que pour le BOTR. Nous vous demandons de bien vouloir remplir le formulaire d’inscription au puis envoyer un virement Interac au avant 18 heures le 12 janvier pour les équipes extérieures, et avant 18 heures le 2 février pour les équipes d’Ottawa. Si vous préférez envoyer un chèque à l’ordre des « Rainbow Rockers » (tout en respectant les échéances), vous pouvez l’envoyer à l’adresse suivante :

Trésorier du BOTR
a/s Steve Horwood
221 North River Road
Ottawa ON K1L 8B6

Les places sont limitées, alors inscrivez-vous tôt!

Veuillez noter que l’inscription n’est considérée comme étant complète que sur réception du paiement. Une fois votre paiement reçu, nous vous enverrons un courriel confirmant votre inscription. N’oubliez pas de mettre le nom de votre équipe dans la section réservée aux observations, dans le cas d’un virement électronique, ou à l’endos de votre chèque. SVP, un seul paiement par équipe.

Il est important de noter que les premiers matchs auront lieu le jeudi à 8 heures. Toutes les équipes auront au moins un match le premier jour. Nous ferons notre possible pour prendre en compte les souhaits des équipes extérieures, mais nous ne pouvons garantir à l’avance que votre premier match commencera plus tard. Une fois l’inscription close, nous afficherons l’horaire des matchs sur notre site Web dans un délai qui vous permettra d’organiser vos déplacements en conséquence.

Naturellement, encore une fois cette année, l’hôtel d’accueil est l’hôtel Best Western Victoria Suites, situé rue O’Connor, angle avenue Gladstone. Nous sommes en train de confirmer le tarif et vous en mettrons au courant dans un courriel ultérieur.

Au plaisir de vous voir tous au Ottawa Curling Club le 21 mars!

Respectueusement vôtre,

Natalie Lloyd
Présidente du comité organisateur des CGCC & BOTR 2019

Montreal’s Fall Bonspiel Details

Bonspiel Cleghorn-Phénix 2018-9

Our friends in Montreal send details on the first LGBT bonspiel of the season!

It is with great pleasure that Les Phénix invite you to join us for our annual Bonspiel that we will host in association of the Open Double league of TMR curling club that will host the Cleghorn bonspiel. The Bonspiel des Phénix will take place at the great Town of Mount Royal curling club, where we have host the Canadian Gay Curling Championship

Please find at left the invitation – click to enlarge! – containing the details and registration form to their Bonspiel, being held the weekend of November 9-11th, 2018.

If you have any question, feel free to contact them at

Montreal Bonspiel and CGCC Update

Hello Toronto – a guest post from our friends in Montreal’s Curling Les Fous du Roi and Curling Les Phénix leagues:

gaycurl_logoMontreal’s Les Fous du Roi and Les Phénix have joined forces to host the 2017 Canadian Gay Curling Championships (CGCC), in conjunction with our bonspiel The King’s Quest.

Both, the CGCC and the Bonspiel will be held February 10-11-12 at the Town of Mount-Royal Curling Club (5 Montgomery Avenue, Ville Mont-Royal). A shuttle service is in the works from the host hotel to the curling club.  

Some preliminary information:

Thursday evening February 9th is a first get together at a yetl to be announced bar in the Village. The evening will also serve as early registration.

As for games they are scheduled to start first thing Friday morning February 10th, and teams must complete their registration before games.

Friday evening, opening ceremonies are scheduled at 7 pm with very special guests; also a Wine and Cheese will complement the evening.  

The Banquet is Saturday evening at John Molson Hall (1670 Notre-Dame street east, 5 minutes walking from the Stud Bar in the Village). For your benefit, the above link will provide you more info on the John Molson Hall. The evening ends with a nightcap at our sponsor Stud Bar, located at 1812 Ste-Catherine east.

Finals are scheduled for 3.30 pm on Sunday February 12th

Our host hotel is the Hôtel Lord Berri, located at 2 minutes walking distance the Metro Berri-UQAM. Code for reservation is CGCC 2017. Prices range from single and double 90$, triple occ. 100$, quadr. 110$.  Please reserve before January 26th 2017 by calling 1-888-363-0363 or 514-845-9236 . Complimentary breakfast is included.

We ask leagues to confirm before December 15th for the number of spots they are taking for the CGCC

Montreal will accept 16 teams for the Canadian Gay Curling Championships and 16 teams for the bonspiel The King’s Quest as well. Registration fees for CGCC are 500$/team of 4 and 440$/team of 4 for the Bonspiel. Fee in case of a fifth player is 100$ to cover cost of activities and Banquet.

Registrations for Bonspiel will open December 3rd 2016 on our website

Looking forward to see you in Montreal,

Denis Roy, President
Club de curling Les Fous du Roi

Guy Mazerolle, President
Club de curling Les Phénix

Follow the #CGCC2016 results online!


Interested in how teams are doing at the 2016 Canadian Gay Curling Championships in Winnipeg this weekend? Follow along online, with results posted to the Keystone Curling website, for both the CGCCs and the Bison Cup Bonspiel!

Photos from 10th annual CGCC & 27th annual DIOTI




A message from
our amazing member
and super photographer
Gerry Lewis!



Hi curlers!

The photos from every day of the Riverdale Bonspiel and the CGCC are available to share. If you know anyone who’s not on Facebook, here are the direct links for each of the albums:

Thursday – Opening Ceremonies & Opening Draws:

Friday – Round Robin Draws & Sofonda Performance:

Saturday – Elimination Round & Playoffs

Sunday – Finals & Banquet

Enjoy the photos!


Some new amazing photos have arrived as well from Jennifer Girard – check them out here:

(you can download these by clicking the “…” icon at bottom right on any photo)

Registration open for Vancouver’s PacRim Cup

From our friends at Pacific Rim Curling League:

This January, the greatest curlers in the world gather in fabulous Las Vegas for the Continental Cup. The gayest curlers in the world gather in Fabulous Van Vegas for the Pac Rim Cup. Where will you be?
The 31st edition of our signature curling bonspiel takes place at the Vancouver Curling Club from January 24 to 26, 2014, and is only $360 for a 4-player team.  
  • 32 teams, 3 games guaranteed
  • Cash prizes in four events
  • Saturday night banquet
  • First draw Friday 6:30 pm or 9:00 pm

Find out more and register your team today at:

The bonspiel coincides with WinterPRIDE in Whistler.  Enjoy a fabulous weekend of curling, then hit the slopes of Whistler, dance to the hottest DJs, and help crown Mr. Gay Canada!  Learn more at

See you on the ice in January!

2013-2014 Pre-registration is Open


Happy summer, Riverdale and Rotators curlers!

Pre-registration has now opened for the 2013-2014 season for all returning curlers! See our Registration page for more details.

Registration night for all new curlers is September 12, 2013. For early calendar updaters, here is Riverdale’s Season Calendar.

Important Notes:

  • Toronto playdowns for the 2014 Canadian Gay Curling Championships (CGCC) will be held Saturday, January 25, 2014, the same weekend as the Vancouver bonspiel
  • Riverdale finals day (and banquet) are Sunday, April 6, 2014, the same weekend as the CGCC in Edmonton

The executive committee was unhappy with these scheduling conflicts, but due to ice availability the only other option was to end the season one week earlier, which meant less curling for all 56 teams. It was decided that the best approach would be more curling for all teams, and early notification for any teams that choose to participate in the Toronto playdowns and the CGCC/Edmonton Bonspiel to help them plan their season.

Do It On The Ice Photos from Richard!


Check out more photos from Do It On The Ice 2013 in this Facebook album from Richard Borbridge!