In early September, the club hosts the annual Black Swamp Stomp Bonspiel. This is a two-day tournament that includes teams from BGCC and other clubs in the region, and even a few teams from Canada. The dates of the bonspiel correspond to Bowling Green’s annual Black Swamp Arts Festival. The club always needs lots of volunteers to assist with this event.
The club also participates in the annual All-American. This is an event sponsored by the USWCA designed to promote women’s curling in the United States. It generally consists of 3 or 4 games of curling over two days in March or April. All participants must be members of both the BGCC and the USWCA. Men are allowed to participate, but there are rules that limit male participation.
There are also some events that occur irregularly. Generally, in February, the Tuesday night league hosts the President’s Day Bonspiel. It opens the league on one evening to all curlers in the club and plays some curling games with unusual twists. We also encourage club members to grow Lincoln beards for the event. BGCC also occasionally participates in “friendly” bonspiels with other curling clubs, where members of one club compete in a one-day event against members of the other club.
In addition to curling, there are several social events on the club’s calendar. The spring member’s meeting is always followed by dinner and an award’s banquet. The club holds a Christmas party in early December. We have also participated in the Bowling Green Holiday Parade, and there is generally at least one social event held during the summer.
Please check out our club calendar and event sign-up page for the latest event information.