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Lone Star Open Bonspiel – FAQ


 

FAQ

When do I curl:

Click to see when you curl in the bonspiel for the Friday and Saturday games.

Playoffs wills start on Sunday morning. Click to see the overall schedule.

 

Location: 

We curl at the Northcross Mall location of Chaparral Ice (map)

2525 W. Anderson Lane
Austin, TX 78757

 

When:

May 26th, 27th and 28th, 2017. This is the US Memorial Day Weekend.

We expect games to start no earlier than noon. on Friday May 26th. This will change based on attendance.

The final set of playoff games are expected to finish mid afternoon on Sunday May 28th.

 

Structure:

Each team will be guaranteed 4 games.  We will split the bonspiel into 4 team groups (similar to the World Cup) or 5 team groups. You will play each other team in your group.  Teams will be split into 4 groups for the playoffs based on your record with-in your original group. The top 4 teams of each group will make the playoffs.

This is an open bonspiel, so your teams can be any combination of men or women. All ages are welcome. We do allow stick curling in the bonspiel.

 

Where can I sign-up:

Sign-up is now closed!

 

 

Food:

We will provide snacks throughout the bonspiel.

We will sell beer and wine throughout the bonspiel.

Saturday breakfast will be donuts, bagels, fruit, coffee and tea.

Saturday lunch will be a food truck with burgers and hot dogs.

Join us for a celebratory TexMex taco dinner Saturday evening at the Norris Center (located next to the ice rink).  The dinner will include:

A selection of beef, fajita chicken. Served with black beans, borracha beans, Spanish rice, spicy roasted potatoes, shredded lettuce, chipotle slaw, shredded cheddar cheese, sour cream, pico de gallo, pickled jalapenos, guacamole, tortilla chips, salsa, queso, fresh flour and corn tortillas. Vegetarian and gluten free options available on request.

Sunday brunch will be donuts, bagels, fruit, subs, coffee and tea.

 

Where should I stay:

Our host hotel is Hilton Garden Inn Austin NW/Arboretum which is located at 11617 Research Blvd. Austin, TX 78759. King or Queen rooms are discounted to $109 per night. After May 11th, please call 512-241-1600 and ask for Cara. Please ask for your breakfast coupon when check in to the hotel.

 

 

 

 

I want more information:

Contact us at bonspiel@lonestarcurlingclub.org.

This page will be updated as we gather more information and make final decisions about things. We will also email you important updates.

 

Game Night:

For people coming into town early, we will be holding a board game night on Thursday May 25th, at 6 p.m.. We will be holding this at Dragon’s Lair which is across the street from Chaparral Ice.

 

 

About the Lone Star Curling Club:

This is our 11th season. This is our second Lone Star Open Bonspiel.  Our members include local Texans, as well as curlers from all over North America.  Come and join us in the fun!  We have members with all levels of curling experience!

We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization working towards building our own facility one day.

 

About Austin, Texas:

Austin is known for Live Music and being weird (Keep Austin Weird) and many locals believe curling is very weird!

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