Nutmeg Curling Club Announces 2015 Neon Jr. Bonspiel Dates

The Nutmeg Curling Club in Bridgeport, CT is proud to announce that registration will open on December 1, 2014 for the 2015 Nutmeg Neon Junior Bonspiel.

Dates for Neon Junior Bonspiel are Friday, February 20, 2015 thru Sunday, February 22, 2015.

As many of you already know “The Neon” has become one of the favorite bonspiels for junior curlers in our region. The usual competition taking place during the Friday evening and Saturday & Sunday days is some of the best junior curling experience. The Saturday evening curling under the black lights is the talk of the curling community!

All information for the 2015 Nutmeg Neon Junior Bonspiel can be found here on our website so be sure to check back often.

We have uploaded all pertinent information on registration, lodging, FAQ’s etc here. There are photos of past events there too if you want to see some of the fun.

This years organizers ask that you fill out your applications and get them in as soon as possible. Nutmeg Curling Club is a 3 sheet club and we must limit this event to 16 teams if we want to get all participants playing the required amount of games. Friday night games will be 6 ends and the first sessions will be starting around 4pm.

Again, registration will open on December 1, 2014.  New this year we will be doing on-line registration!  Check back to register.

Nutmeg Participant Release Form

We will need your registration form returned to us as soon as possible with payment (Checks made out to CT Curlers). The waivers can be brought along and handed in prior to your first game.

Take a look at our website for up to date information or if you need a question answered that we didn’t think of feel fee to email us at nutmegneon@gmail.com.

Look forward to seeing you at Nutmeg. Good Curling.

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Curling In The Dark Information

Curling in the dark is slated to begin around 6:30pm.

Glow In The Dark Team Assignments Will Be Posted Here:

There will be 3 curl in the dark sessions.  You will be assigned your session based on your record during play in the bonspiel.  Our goal is to not have anyone spend to many hours on the ice in a row nor curl during the last session and have to be back at the club first thing on Sunday morning to have to play in a game.

Each curl in the dark will last approx. 60 minutes.   The scoring scenario’s may be simple and then again may be something totally different.  You wont know how to score the end till after all rocks have been thrown and then how to score is drawn out of a hat at random.

Each team will be issued raffle tickets during the curl in the dark competition.  The team with the most tickets will then choose raffle prizes based on his / her amount of tickets.

1 ticket to participate (each team member) / 1 ticket if you win the end (each team member) or you could win an individual ticket for something totally out of the ordinary.

Some of the Nutmeg Junior Curlers May End Up Playing In The Last Curl In The Dark Draw……  Why?   Cause They Get To Help Clean Up After!     Again, your teams draw for curling in the dark will be assigned based on your Fri & Sat’s game results

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What Is A Neon Bonspiel??

The Neon Junior Bonspiel is something different if you have not attended or heard what it’s all about. 

The Friday evening, Saturday day and Sunday day competitions are similar to any other junior bonspiel you may have participated in.  Saturday night brings on a whole different scene.  The lights on the ice are turned off, the windows are covered and everyone is given multiple glowing light sticks. Glow in the dark necklaces, bracelets, lightsticks are attached to the rocks, your broom, the hog lines and your person. Flashing “strobe” lights are attached to the walls too. How you “decorate” yourself and your broom is entirely up to you. Each team then competes in games with different scoring scenarios for each end…. in the dark…..
 
Again this year – we have painted the houses with black light ice paint. The ends of the sheets will have black lights illuminating them for even more exciting glow in the dark fun.

See our photos from past Neon Junior Bonspiels on this website for an idea of what the “Neon Effect” looks like, if you can see it!!

This Bonspiel is a “funspiel” and while competitive – it’s real purpose is to introduce newer junior curlers to the sport. The wish of the organizers of this event is to further promote the sport among our juniors and let them have a more enjoyable curling experience.

We hope you agree!

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