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The “Buildspiel” Bonspiel

The “Buildspiel” Bonspiel will be held Thursday, March 8th through Sunday, March 11th at the Norfolk Curling Club, 70 Golf Drive, Norfolk, CT 06058.

Co-Chairs are Shannon Zwick and Vickie Brown.

This an open bonspiel- teams can be made up of any gender combination of four.

The Bonspiel is comprised of four events, spanning four days and including up to 20 teams. There is a three-game guarantee and a four-game final.

The entry fee for the four day event is $320 per team. Registration is in advance only . To get a printable entry form go to norfolkcurlingclub.org. Send entry forms and check payable to Norfolk Curling Club to:

Shannon Zwick

39 Andre Drive

Northfield, CT 06778

Spectators are welcome to all events. Admission is free, and there is a bar and limited luncheon menu available.

The schedule is as follows, note that starting times are approximate:

Thursday ,  4:00 pm

Friday and Saturday,  7:30-8:00 am

Sunday  8:30  am

Participants will compete for various trophies and prizes among four different events.

Proceeds from the bonspiel will help fund operations for the Norfolk Curling Club, an all volunteer, member and donation supported non-profit.

For registration deadline , starting times and other information call Shannon Zwick at (203) or email her at shannon.zwick@gmail.com or visit norfolkcurlingclub.org.

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The Winsted Penguin Plunge

The Winsted Penguin Plunge will be held Saturday, March 3, 2018 at the Highland Lake Boat Launch, 278 Lake St., Winsted, CT 06098. This is the “largest grass roots fundraiser to benefit Special Olympics CT.”

Entrants, who must be 8 years old or more, are asked to raise a minimum of $100 each to participate in the Penguin Plunge, but there are great incentive prizes for those who meet higher fundraising levels. Those who do not want to take the plunge can still participate in the fundraising effort. Entrants are asked to raise their funds early enough to bring them the day of the event.

Register online at give.classy.org/winstedplunge for a free event T shirt. Costumes are encouraged. Get a printable registration form at soct.org.

The Plunge day schedule is as follows:

10:00 am  Registration

12:00 noon  Plunge

1:00 pm  Awards for fundraisers, best costumes and other festivities.

Proceeds from the Penguin Plunge will support 13,000 athletes in Special Olympics CT in their year-round training in 27 different sports.

For more information call (203)230-1201 ext 264 or email specialolympics@soct.org.

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The Raymond James 2018 Monopoly Tournament, 7th Annual

The Raymond James 2018 Monopoly Tournament, 7th Annual will be held Thursday, March 1, 2018 at the Berkshire Hills Country Club, 500 Benedict Road, Pittsfield, MA 01201.

The event is hosted by the Berkshire County Kids’ Place.

There will be no event-day registration so pre-register at eventbrite.com.

The entry is $30 per person plus a $2.54 fee. The evening will include prizes, raffles, awards, hors d’oeuvres, snacks and cash bar.

The competition format is as follows: Everyone will play a preliminary 90 minute round. The top six finishers will play a 90 minute final round for the grand prize, which is a two-night stay at the Lakehouse Inn in Lee, MA and dinner for two at the Cork and Hearth.

The evening schedule is as follows:

5:30- 6:15 pm   Check in

6:15- 7:45 pm  1st 90 minute round

7:45- 8:15 pm  Snacks, hors d’oeuvres

8:15- 9:45 pm  Final 90 minute Championship round.

Proceeds from the tournament will benefit the Berkshire County Kids’ Place. Last year’s tournament raised $18,000.

Corporate sponsorships are welcome.

For more information call Kendal Lenihan at (413) 236-5612 or email kendal.lenihan@raymondjames.com.

For more information about the Berkshire County Kids’ Place visit them on Facebook.

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The No-Nut Connecticut State Curling Championship

The No-Nut Connecticut State Curling Championship will be held Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018 at the Norfolk Curling Club, 70 Golf Drive, Norfolk, CT  06058.

The competition is open to Club members only, but the public is welcome to come and watch. Admission is free. There will be a cash bar and lunch available at reasonable prices.

Any spectators who may be interested in learning more about curling or who may be interested in joining the Norfolk Curling Club can talk to club members throughout the day.

The matches are scheduled to begin around 10:00 am Saturday, but times are subject to change based on the number of teams entered.

For more information or to verify starting times, please call the Norfolk Curling Club at (860) 542-1100.

Proceeds from the competition entry fees and food and beverage sales will benefit the Norfolk Curling Club programs.

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The Human Dog Sled Race

The Human Dog Sled Race will be held Friday night, February 9, 2018, at Satre Hill (Ski Jumps), Indian Cave Road, Salisbury, CT. The event is part of Jumpfest 2018 (see Jumpfest profile) and is sponsored by the Salisbury Winter Sports Association (SWSA). The Human Dog Sled Race begins at the conclusion of the Ski Jumping Under the Lights (approximately 8:30 pm).

The entry fee is $25 per six-person team- the $15 per person entry fee into Jumpfest is waived for team members.

The Human Dog Sled team consists of six people- five pullers and one rider pulling a sled of the team’s own design. The course is approximately 3/10’s of a mile long, using the outrun (the expanse where jumpers come to a stop).

Teams compete in timed, two-team races, and the two fastest times in each category will run a second race for the trophy. There will be three categories: men, women and mixed (at least one female puller).

The race-night schedule is as follows:

Ticket booth for Jumpfest opens at 6:00 pm. Team members should arrive early enough before start time to allow for organizing people and equipment, signing in and paying.

Event begins approximately at 8:30 pm, depending on when ski jumping ends.

Awards after race completion. Trophies will be awarded to first place winners for men, women and mixed divisions. There will also be a People’s Choice award for the best sled/ costume design.

Important notice: This event comes with risk. Participants should be reasonably fit. Also, occasionally during a race, a puller may fall and their sled may strike or slide over them. Although teams have wide latitude in designing their sled, please consider using a smooth bottomed design or better yet an air-filled design such as a large inner tube which would be less painful than a steel runnered sled, for example. The harness design also deserves consideration. A system where a falling puller can simply “let go” is preferable to a harness where all pullers are “locked in”- if they fall, they get dragged by the other pullers.

All team members must sign a liability release.

New entrants should email info@jumpfest.org for more information. To pre-register, again email info@jumpfest.org.

Proceeds from the Human Dog Sled Race will benefit SWSA’s junior ski programs.

For more information about jumpfest or SWSA visit jumpfest.org.

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Jumpfest 2018, the 92nd Annual Ski Jumping Championships

Jumpfest 2018, the 92nd Annual Ski Jumping Championships will be held Friday, Saturday and Sunday, February 9-11, 2018 at Satre Hill, Salisbury, CT. The event is sponsored by the Salisbury Winter Sports Association (SWSA).

The three-day event is comprised of three different jumping competitions with some of the most talented young jumpers in the eastern US. Many of them are Junior National hopefuls, and some will make it to the Olympics.

Friday evening is a fun night for the competitors- they jump under the lights trying to hit a target for prizes. There is also a Human Dog Sled Race (see separate profile) after the jumping. There are bonfires burning all three days, and food and beverages are available for sale.

Saturday is the Salisbury Invitational Ski Jumping Competition. This is a judged event where both style and distance count toward the jumpers’ scores.

Sunday is the Eastern U.S. Ski Jumping Championships where the jumpers will be giving it their all. It is a required jump for athletes who are aiming to make the Junior National team.

Jumpfest is a spectator event. The cost for entry to any of the three competitions is $15 for adults. Children 12 years and under are admitted for free.

The schedule of events is as follows:

Friday Feb 9th

Ticket booth opens at 6 pm.

Target Jumping Under the Lights 7pm

Human Dogsled Races after target jumping

Saturday Feb 10th

Salisbury Invitational Ski Jumping Competition

Practice 11 am-noon

Competition 1 pm

Sunday Feb 11th

Eastern U.S. Ski Jumping Championships  

Practice 11 am-noon

Competition 1pm

Note: Weather and other conditions can change competition times, so check jumpfest.org for updates.

For more information about Jumpfest or about  SWSA, again go to jumpfest.org.

Proceeds from Jumpfest help support junior skiing programs and maintain Satre Hill facilities.

 

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The Under The Roof VI Volleyball Tournament

The Under The Roof VI Volleyball Tournament will be held Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018 at the Mid-Hudson Athletic Center (MAC), 900 Dutchess Turnpike, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601.

The Under The Roof Tournament is sponsored by Rooftime , which also sponsors an outdoor tournament every June.

This is a reverse co-ed (three men and three women) event with a maximum of 15 teams. The entry fee is $180 per team.

There will be three divisions, Killer, Competitive and recreational.

The tournament begins at 9:00 am.

To register or for more information go to register@rooftime.net.

There will be a food sale and other fundraising activities.

The proceeds from the tournament will benefit Hudson River Housing, Inc. which “provides housing, shelter and support services for homeless and at-risk adults, youth and families”. To learn more about Hudson river Housing visit hudsonriverhousing.org.

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The Northwest CT Rod and Gun Club Scholarship Turkey Shoot

The Northwest CT Rod and Gun Club Scholarship Turkey Shoot will be held Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018 at the Northwest CT Rod and Gun Club, 148 South Canaan Rd (Route 7), Canaan, CT.

This target shoot competition is open to everyone, and the best marksmen and women can win turkeys and other prizes. This is a family event – children can participate if accompanied by an adult.

There is no pre-registration, just show up shoot morning to sign up.

This is a shotgun-only shoot for 410, 20, 16 and 12 gauge shotguns. Participants should bring their own firearms, but there is a “Club 20 gauge shotgun” available.

The entry fee is $3 per person, per round, which includes ammunition. Each shooter gets one shot per round. There will be at least 10 rounds.

The competition requires shooting at a half dollar-sized paper target from a distance of 90 feet. The shot with a puncture closest to the cross-hairs on the target wins the round.

The  ScholarshipTurkey Shoot is an outdoor event and will be held rain or shine- only the most extreme weather conditions will cause cancellation.

The shoot day schedule is as follows:

10:00 am   Registration

11:00 am  Shoot begins

Prizes are  awarded after each round.

The 5th, 7th and 10th rounds are cash award rounds. The others are turkey rounds.

This  shoot is one of several held throughout the year by the Northwest CT Rod and Gun Club. All proceeds from this event will benefit the Club’s scholarship fund .

For more information about the shoots call Gene at (860) 824-7478.

Top learn more about the Rod and Gun Club visit northwestctrodandgun.org.

 

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The Housy Hockey Alumni Game

The annual Housy Hockey Alumni Game will be held Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017 at the Hotchkiss School Rink, Lakeville, CT  06039.

The tournament, which pits the Housatonic Valley Regional High School (HVRHS) hockey team against Housy alumni and others, will feature a round robin format.

The entry fee for alumni players is $20 per person. The general admission fee is $5 per person.

The schedule of events is as follows:

7:00 – 10:00 pm  Round robin tournament.

Pizza, beverages and desserts will be available for sale.

There will also be raffles for children and adults. Featured raffle items include a USA Olympic  hockey jersey.

Proceeds from the tournament will benefit the Housy Hockey program and local non-profit organizations in memory of Erik Rydingsword.

For more information call Chris Bellanca at (860) 248-1510 or email him at cjbellanca91@gmail.com, or email Dean Diamond at ontheice@comcast.net.

 

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The Calder Trophy Men’s Bonspiel

The Calder Trophy Men’s Bonspiel will be held November 30th through December 3rd, 2017 at the Norfolk Curling Club, 70 Golf Drive, Norfolk, CT 06058.

The Bonspiel is comprised of four events, spanning four days and including up to 20 teams.

The entry fee for the four day event is $320 per team. Registration is in advance only and must be received by November 17th. To get a printable entry form go to norfolkcurlingclub.org. Send entry forms and check payable to Norfolk Curling Club to:

Alan Chandler

14 Withe Pass

Burlington, CT  06013

Spectators are welcome to all events. Admission is free, and there is a bar and limited luncheon menu available.

The schedule is as follows, note that starting times are approximate:

Thursday , 6:30 pm

Friday and Saturday,  7:30-8:00 am

Sunday  8:30  am

Participants will compete for various trophies and prizes among four different events.

Proceeds from the bonspiel will help fund operations for the Norfolk Curling Club, an all volunteer, member and donation supported non-profit.

For more information about the event email Bonspiel Chairman Alan Chandler at alan@norfolkcurlingclub.org or call him at (860) 202-7509.

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