Hogs & Hoppers Spiel
Each December the North Hill breaks for the Holidays; but not before holding the “Hogs and Hoppers” bonspiel. The format is loosely based upon the Continental Cup, wherein each night one set of teams (Hogs) plays against the other “side” (Hoppers). Each side has an equal number of teams (maximum of twelve teams each). This year’s edition runs three evenings with a differing format each night. Points are awarded for each game played and aggregated after each night of play. Points are allocated such that neither side can win before the final night.
This year the spiel will take place from December 19th to 21st.
Hogs and Hoppers is totally about fun and is a great way to introduce friends to curling. No one takes the competition that seriously (you can’t, as the other teams on your side won’t tolerate it!). For the past few years, most teams are formed from within the Club but usually are not established teams. That doesn’t mean that teams or players from other clubs or leagues aren’t
welcomed; just that, it fills up fairly quickly.
The winning side does get a monetary reward, however it’s not that significant. Prior to the event the Club solicits prizes (hats, sweaters, wine, re-gifts, golf balls; anything you have) from its membership. These are augmented as needed by the committee. All are wrapped and numbered. Each participant draws for a prize; which leads to some interesting bartering
afterwards! It’s a great way to ease into the holidays.
Games will take place in the evenings with the draw times to be confirmed closer to the spiel. The nightly format will also be communicated to registered teams prior to the spiel. All games are 6-ends.
Everyone will receive a free drink and snacks as well as a Santa gift. The spiel also features door prizes and 50/50 raffle.
Team registration is $200, payable upon registration and no later than November 30th. You can pay at the Club or e-transfer your registration fee to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Registration is now closed for this event as we have hit our limit of teams. If you have registered you should be notified very shortly of your confirmation status. Thank you for your interest!
Thank you to our generous sponsor!