BFD Bonspiel

Could it be YOU this year? Register today!

SUMMARY: The Bemidji Fire Dept with its sponsor Bernick’s is proud to offer the first of its kind in the United States $10,000.00 Curling draw the button contest. One contestant will win the opportunity to throw one stone and the chance to win $10,000.00 dollars.

RULES: The following rules will apply to the Bernick’s $10,000.00 draw the button contest and these rules may be modified prior to the event as dictated by the insurance policy and are subject to change.

  1. Every registered contestant will be entered into the contest.

  2. Contest will use a standard tournament bracket to determine the winner.

  3. The Winner will get one throw on a new sheet of ice to cover the (Pin) to win the $10,000.00 dollars. No sweeping or help aiming allowed.

  4. Contestants will be randomly drawn and paired with other contestants in their half of the draw for the 1st round of the contest. (If you’re in the early draw, you will be paired with another contestant from the early draw.)

  5. For the early rounds, each pairing will be required to throw their rocks prior to games to keep things moving.

  6. For each match in the contest, each contestant will throw one rock and the contestant rock nearest to the button advances to the next round. All rocks are in play all the time. (Rocks not making it past the Hog line or thrown through the house are still in play.)

  7. Contestants will decide the winner between themselves. If contestants are unable to agree on a winner, the decision will fall on a Bonspiel Representative and all decisions are final. In the event of a tie, contestants will replay the match.

  8. The winner is responsible for recording the win on the official bracket.

  9. Beginning with the Quarter Final matches, contestants will wait to play the matches until the contest official announces the match being played.

  10. If a contestant fails to show within 10 minutes of the starting time, they forfeit the match.

If you have any questions,
please contact Doug Fuller at 218-556-2472 or

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