The Duluth Curling Club, founded in 1891, has just completed its 122nd season of excellent curling. 195 league teams were in various playoffs over the past five weeks.
The playoff winners are as follows:
The Slug Tolo Memorial Championship. Sponsored by the family of the late Solveig (Slug) Tolo for the competitive women’s curling championship.
Main event winners: The Norma O’Leary rink – Mary Johnson, Patti Luke, Lexi Lanigan, Linda Lanigan and Norma O’Leary, skip
Main event runners up: The Linda Christensen rink – Sue Johnson, Mary Gaidis, Becky Johansen and Linda Christensen, skip
The Bagley Championship. The men’s championship sponsored since 1909 by Bagley & Company, where the Bagley trophy is on display recognizing the winners since 1909.
Main event winners: The Tyler George rink from the Tuesday 6pm men’s league – Andy Rootes, Tony Trenberth, Paul Wojciak, Darren Vogt and Tyler George, skip.
Main event runners up: The Neil Stalker rink from the Wednesday 5pm Open league – Nathan Helder, Jed Lahti, Jim Luttinen, Roger Hendrickson, Bob Johnson and Neil Stalker, skip.
B event winners – The John Shuster rink from the Tuesday 6pm men’s league; B event runners up – The Electric Systems Inc rink from the Monday 5pm open league.
C event winners – The Phil DeVore rink from the Thursday 8pm men’s league; C event runners up – The David Kratochwill rink from the Wednesday 5pm open league.
D event winners – The Seppo Sormunen rink from the Tuesday 8pm open league; D event runners up – The Dean Birman rink from the Monday 5pm open league.
E event winners – The Ryan Erickson rink from the Thursday 6pm open league; E event runners up – The Tom Eng rink from the Monday 5pm open league.
F event winners – The Dick Priley rink from the Monday 5pm Open League; F event runners up – The Dick Priley rink from the Thursday 6pm Open league.
The Frank Befera Open Championship. Championship for teams with mixed or women’s rosters.
Main event winners: The Seppo Sormunen rink from the Thursday 4pm open league – Jeff Ritchie, Hudson Turner, Jess Brozic, Jon Peterson, Aileen Sormunen and Seppo Sormunen, skip.
Main event runners up: The Doug Cameron rink from the Wednesday 5pm open league – Kris Cameron, Arlette DeGrio, Joseph Grant and Doug Cameron, skip.
B event winners – The Mike Olson rink from the Monday 5pm Open League; B event runners up – The Cyndee Johnson rink from the Thursday 4pm open league.
C event winners – The Phil DeVore rink from the Thursday 4 open league; C event runners up – The Pam Cavers rink from the Monday 5pm open league.
D event winners – The Cory Christensen rink from the Tuesday 8pm open league; D event runners up – The Linda Christensen rink from the Thursday 6pm open league.
The Remington Mixed Championship. Championship for teams from the Monday 7pm mixed league.
Main event winners: The Phil Devore rink – Mike Gorichs, Arlette DeGrio, Christine Johnson, Jeff Gunderson, Lucy DeVore and Phil DeVore, skip.
Main event runners up: The John Shuster rink – Amy Fiskness, Jon Fiskness, Beth Hager, Ben Anderson, Sara Shuster and John Shuster, skip.
B event winners: The Doug Cameron rink; B event runners up – The John Landsteiner rink.
The Betty Hatch Championship. Championship for teams from the Wednesday 7pm women’s league.
Main event winners: The Judy McLeod Rink – Arlie Mundy, Margie Nelson, Karen Bastianelli, Sarah McLeod and Judy McLeod, skip.
Main event runners up: The Jamie Kraus rink – Bridgette Perrizo, Amy Swanoski, Kari Johnson, Amy Onken, Kerry Hadiaris and Jamie Kraus, skip.
B event winners; The Mary Broman rink; B event runners up – The Kim Deiss rink.
The Lakeside Curling Championship. For teams in our junior development program.
Winners are The Noah Fiskness rink – Paul Bastianelli, Rex Neustal, Jack Payette and Noah Fiskness, skip.
League champions. These teams won their leagues for the season:
Sunday 4pm Special league: The Mike Moyle rink.
Sunday 6pm open league: The Jason Kraus rink.
Monday 5pm open league: The Dean Birman rink.
Monday 7pm mixed league: The Phil DeVore rink.
Tuesday 6pm men’s league: The Tyler George rink.
Tuesday 8pm open league: The Seppo Sormunen rink.
Wednesday 5pm open league: The Michael Huska rink.
Wednesday 7pm women’s league: The Wendy Carlberg rink.
Thursday 4pm open league: The Phil DeVore rink.
Thursday 6 pm open league: The North Pole Bar rink.
Thursday 8pm men’s league: The Tony Trenberth rink.
Thanks for your coverage during the season. We start up again in late October. See you on the North Lakes Golf side.
The 46th Annual Dunlop Memorial Mixed bonspiel was held this past weekend at the Duluth Curling Club. Twenty six teams from Minnesota, Wisconsin and Ontario competed. The winners were:
Main Event: The Ron Gervais rink of Tofte, MN – Mike O’Leary, Pam Cavers, Norma O’Leary and Ron Gervais
Runners up – The Glen Novak Rink of Duluth, MN – Marva Beckman, Tony Lasky, Cory Christensen and Glen Novak
B Event: The Drew Arnold Rink from St. Paul, MN defeated the Dennis Abraham Rink from St. Paul, MN
C Event: The Paul Burke Rink from Thunder Bay, Ontario defeated the Doug Britton Rink from Duluth, MN
D Event: The Jesse Kringle Rink from Hibbing, MN defeated the Dick Wicklund Rink from Duluth, MN
The DCC Final Banquet and end of the year party is March 28th. Watch the event finals and vote for the board elections! Dinner, awards, and lots of fun. Candidates for the board are Phil Devore, Tom Eng, Jon Fiskness, Lee Leksell, Joe Polo, and Matt Wahl. If you are unable to attend, absentee ballots are ready in the office. You may pick one up, mark your ballot and place it in the ballot box.
The Ladies Spring Meeting, Elections, and Social will be held March 26th at 6pm. A dinner special will be available for purchase. Please attend this celebration of the season, short meeting, and women’s board elections.
Congratulations to Phil DeVore, Lee Leksell, Doug Cameron, and Lucy DeVore, winners of the Charles J Futterer Memorial Bonspiel at the Cook County Curling Club this past weekend.
The Norma O’Leary rink won the 2014 Gopher State Women’s Bonspiel in Duluth on Mar 9th. Norma O’Leary, Pam Cavers, Linda Lanigan, and Patti Luke beat St. Paul’s Amy Anderson, Karen Volkman, Michelle Perry, and Nancee Melby in the finals. Congratulations Ladies!
2014 Dunlop Memorial Bonspiel – Friday draws
Jimmy Oakman – Curl Mesabi vs Mike Akervik – Duluth
Ron Gervais – Tofte vs Dick Wicklund – Duluth
Keane Busche – Duluth vs Scott Anderson – Duluth
Phil DeVore – Duluth vs Irv Mossberger – Superior
Rob Giuliani – Duluth vs Paul Burke – Ft. William
Doug Britton – Duluth vs George Host – Duluth
Dennis Abraham – St. Paul vs Glen Novak – Duluth
Pat Kelleher – Duluth vs Michael Hillmeyer – Duluth
Jesse Kringle – Hibbing vs Linda Christensen – Duluth
Drew Arnold – St. Paul vs Tom Brozic – Duluth
Gordy Dahl – Curl Mesabi vs Laurie Orbeck – Duluth
Andrew Parkes – Port Arthur vs Jim Atol – Duluth
Mike Moyle – Duluth vs Anna Bauman – Duluth
The Phil DeVore Rink was victorious in the A event of Superior’s Northwest Bonspiel. Skip Phil DeVore curled with teammates Hudson Turner, Doug Cameron and Lucy DeVore. Each winning team member received a unique wooden curling stone to commemorate their victory. Congratulations!
The 2014 US Curling Nationals are currently being held in Philadelphia. Duluth has 12 curlers competing in the event. For the women: Sophie Brorson and Team C. George (Courtney George, Aileen Sormunen, Amanda McLean, and Monica Walker- MA) And on the Men’s side: Joe Polo, Tyler George, Chris Plys, Joe Bonfoey, and Team Shuster (John Shuster, Jeff Isaacson, Jared Zezel, and John Landsteiner).