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Bison Cup Bonspiel Print




Deadline for registration was Feb 12, 2017. 


Host hotel is the Best Western Plus Downtown Winnipeg. It is a couple of blocks from the Saturday banquet and a scenic 15 minute walk to the Granite Curling Club.

Facebook Group

Our event Facebook group will be the main point of contact with participants for any last minute updates, so please join the group to receive alerts of new posts.

Group members are also welcome to chat and post photos

The Draw

PDF of the whole draw.

Schedule of Events

All events are at the Granite Curling Club unless otherwise noted. 

Friday, February 17, 2017

5:30 PM – Team Registration

6:00 PM – Curling Draw 1

8:30 PM – Curling Draw 2

8:00 PM – 12:15 AM – After-Draw “Garage Party”

Featuring DJ Roy and Party Games


  • Free for Bison Cup curlers
  • Non-curlers please bring a non-perishable food item for the Nine Circles food bank


Saturday, February 18, 2017

8:00 AM – Curling Draw 3

10:30 AM – Curling Draw 4

1:00 PM – Curling Draw 5

3:30 PM – Curling Draw 6

6:30 PM – Cocktail Hour (cash bar)

at the RBC Convention Centre, Pan-Am Room, 2nd Fl. (corner of York Ave. and Edmonton St.)

7:30 PM – Dinner Banquet

at the RBC Convention Centre, Pan-Am Room, 2nd Fl.
(corner of
York Ave. and Edmonton St.)

Event Sponsor: RBC

Sunday, February 19, 2017

9:30 AM – Curling Draw 7

12:10 PM – Draw to the Button Finals

12:30 PM – Curling Draw 8 – Semi-Finals

3:00 PM – Curling Draw 9 – Finals

5:15 PM – Awards Ceremony (Meal provided)


Granite Kitchen Hours

Friday – open until 9PM

Saturday – 8AM to 5PM

Sunday – 8AM to the closing ceremony

Bonspiel Rules

  • DRAW TO THE BUTTON CONTEST – At the end of your first game, all eight players on the sheet throw one draw back from the far end without sweeping. The player who draws closest to the button will advance to the finals of the contest on Sunday at 12:10 pm. Prize: a $50 Rona gift card.

  • FREE BEER! – If you make a double takeout of opponents’ rocks during the game, bring the cow bell to your sheet and ring it. If you have the bell at the end of the draw, your team gets a bar voucher for Fort Garry Brewing Co. beer!

  • Flip a coin to determine choice of hammer or rock colour.

  • Four-rock free guard zone in effect.

  • Games will be 8 ends, or the end after the bell rings. The bell will ring 110 minutes after the first rock is thrown and teams are then allowed to finish the end they are playing, and play one more. The last rock of the end must have been released in order for the end to be considered complete. There is no bell during playoffs.

  • Play an extra end to break a tie. If the game is still tied after the extra end, skips draw to the button, except during playoffs.

  • Spares can play lead or second if there are four players. The spare must play lead if there are three players. Curlers competing in the bonspiel can’t spare for other teams.

  • Please limit strategy discussions to key shots.

  • All other rules of Canadian Curling Association (CCA) General Rules of Play are in effect, unless otherwise noted..


Gold Sponsor:

RBC Royal Bank

Bronze Sponsor:

Adonis Spa

Friends Sponsor:

RONA -775 Panet Rd

Fort Garry Brewing Company




Prizes kindly donated by:

RONA -775 Panet Rd

Fort Garry Brewing Company

Atkins Curling Supplies 


Photos from previous Bison Cups can be found in our photo gallery.


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