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Fun Night Friday Feb 19th

Our one and only Fun Night of this year will be Friday, February 19th at 6:30pm.  Bring family and friends to curl and enjoy music by “Party Marty”.  These events are always a blast so mark your calendars now!  More details soon.

Duluth Curlers Win top 2 events at Osbakken Spiel in Two Harbors

Congratulations to Duluth curlers who competed in the Two Harbor’s Jim Osbakken Open Spiel last weekend.  Dave Running, Eric Bergquist, Matt Wicklund, and Hans Mueller won the ‘A’ event, defeating Jess Brozic, Tom Brozic, Felipe DeSalvo, and Jill Brozic in the final.  Norma O’Leary, Phil DeVore, Mary Shields, and Lucy DeVore won the ‘B’ event.  Craig Quitschau, Alyssa Quitschau, Gordy Atol, and Jim Atol were runners-up in the ‘D’ event.

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A Event Champions Dave Running, Eric Bergquist, Matt Wicklund, and Hans Mueller

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B Event Champions: Norma O’Leary, Phil DeVore, Mary Shields, and Lucy DeVore

 

Junior National Champions!

Congratulations to Duluth Curlers: Cory Christensen, Korey Dropkin, and Quinn Evenson 2016 USA National Junior Champions!!!

The Christensen rink: Cory Christensen (Duluth), Sarah Anderson (Broomall, PA), Taylor Anderson (Broomall, PA), Madison Bear (Pardeeville, WI), and Christine McMakin (St. Paul, MN)  defeated the Melissa Runing (North Mankato, Minn.) rink and her team of Courtney Osbakken (Two Harbors), Cait Flannery (Mankato, MN), and Alyson Deegan (St. Peter, MN).

The Dropkin rink: Korey Dropkin (Duluth) and teammates Tom Howell (Bentleyville, OH), Mark Fenner (Bemidji, MN), Alex Fenson (Bemidji, MN), and Quinn Evenson (Fairbanks, Alaska) defearted the Hunter Clawson (MD) rink:  Cody Clouser (Berwyn, PA), Caleb Clawson (Clarksville, MD), Andrew Dunnam (Dresher, PA), and Eli Clawson (Clarksville, MD)

The teams will represent the USA at the World Junior Curling Championships March 5-13th in Erzurum, Turkey.

View Press release from USA Curling

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Junior Spaghetti Fundraiser this Tuesday

Join us this Thursday, January 12th from 5-8pm for a spaghetti fundraiser for our junior curlers. Proceeds will go directly to the Juniors from our club participating in the 2016 USCA Junior Nationals in Willmar, MN. Support goes to Cory Christensen, Korey Dropkin, Quinn Evenson, Jon Harstad, Evan Host, Lexi Lanigan, Rebecca Miles, and Josh Moore. Get your tickets for $10 at the door or from one of the juniors mentioned above.

Tickets now onsale for Kitchi Gammi dinner

All club members are invited to attend this unique social event on Nov 17th at the Kitchi Gammi Club. Get to know our Canadian Curling friends and show them what a great membership we have in Duluth! Social hour from 6:00-7:00pm with Pork and Whitefish buffet to follow. Cost to members is $35, tickets available for purchase at the club until Thursday Nov 12th. Please contact JoAnne Docteur for more details 218-343-9333.

Learn more about the Canadian Friendship Tour

Volunteers Needed!

Thank you to everyone who volunteered with the Learn to Curl Clinics.  They were a great success and introduced many to our sport.

Volunteers are needed for the Duluth Cash Spiel, November 27 to 29.  No experience necessary.  We need help marking scores, adjusting name plates, etc.  It’s a great way to help our club and see some premier curling!

Volunteers are also needed for hockey nights, from 6:30-9pm for UMD Bulldog home games.  Consider volunteering to check IDs and memberships for one of these nights.  You’ll get free beer, half price food, and a whole lot of fun!

Teach curling at Lowell Elementary!
We need 4 volunteers per day to help introduce the sport of curling to 4th and 5th graders at Lowell elementary. We have a kit on loan from the USCA to teach curling in their gymnasium. Please contact Renee Meyers to help out: duluthjuniorcurling@gmail.com The times available are:
Nov 5th 9:40-10:25 am
Nov 6th 1:15-2:00 pm
Nov 11th 9:40-10:25 am
Nov 12th 1:15-2:00 pm
To volunteer for these opportunities to help our club, just stop by the office and sign up.  It’s easy.

2015 Canadian Friendship Tour

The Canadian Sr. Women will be visiting our club November 17-18, 2015.

Tuesday November 17, Arrive 11:30 a.m.
Lunch at the club: 12:15
(Soup and salad, cost to club members, $10)
Curl after lunch
Short tour of Duluth after curling
Off to Host homes to relax and dress for dinner
6:00-7:00 Social hour at the Kitchi Gammi Club*
Dinner to follow
(Pork and Whitefish Buffet, cost to members, $35)
Hosts to bring tour members to homes

Wednesday November 18
Breakfast to be provided by Host homes
Curl at 9am
11:30 Lunch at the Club
(Baked Potato bar $10 to members)
Goodbye to our new friends

* The Kitchi Gammi Club is a private club with a dress code (Jackets and ties for men, no jeans in the upper level (women can wear dress pants). Hosted by Bryan and Renee Meyers.

All meals must be paid by Nov. 13

Friendship tour Volunteers needed!

Women Curlers (50 and older) for the draws on the afternoons of November 17 and 18
Contact Jane Busche:
Greenorange@q.com
(218) 591-3731

Host homes** for overnight on November 17 and breakfast on November 18
Extra Drivers
Contact Karen Leksell:
karenleksell@gmail.com
(218) 343-7644

Musician for background music at the Kitchi Gammi Club starting at 5:45 p.m. on November 17

Main contact:
Joanne Docteur:
kjdocteur25@yahoo.com
(218) 343-9333

**Two women can share a room, but must have their own bed.

Office Hours

The DCC Office will be open daily (M-F) from 3pm to 6pm starting October 12th. Please come in and pay your dues and parking passes at your earliest convenience. You can not take the ice until payment is received or a payment plan is set up! We appreciate your cooperation in getting your dues paid on time.

2015-16 Fall Newsletter

Curling Season is almost here!!  Ice should be ready by October 19th, with practice ice available after the first new curler clinic. If the ice is ready before that, we will announce it on the website and on Facebook.

The Duluth Curling Club will not be mailing out a newsletter this fall. All club information usually found in the newsletter will be posted on “Table Talk”, the website, and on the bulletin board at the stairway landing. We encourage you to check out the website for up-to-date information.

Fall Banquet and Meeting:
Thursday, October 15th: 5 – 6:30pm social, Dinner 6:30pm, Meeting 7:30 pm
The menu is: waldorf salad, apple chutney glazed pork loin, spatzel, pork gravy, roasted butter nut squash and roll. Price is $12.  Please plan to attend!  RSVP by calling the office 727-1851 or RSVP online.

League Registration:

League registration starts October 1st until October 13th. Leagues start Thursday, October 22nd. Register for Leagues Online.  The 2015-2016 dues structure is the same as last season. Newly added leagues are detailed here. We encourage you to use the online registration if at all possible.  If not, here is the Printable League Registration Form.

New Curler Clinics:

New curler clinics will be held October 19th, 20th and 21st from 6-8 pm. Register for clinics online. Your help is needed with instruction each of these nights, please stop down and lend a hand if you are available.

Membership rates:

Junior Instructional: $100, Senior Afternoon: $150, Corporate: $290, Senior Corporate: $265, Student: $100, New Curler: $200, Parking Pass $45.

Ladies Curling

Duluth Curling Club Women’s Fall Banquet will be Wednesday October 21st at the Duluth Curling Club
Social at 5:30pm, Dinner at  6:00pm, Meeting at 6:30pm. All women of the DCC are invited! Cash bar will be available and dinner will be $10.  Please RSVP to Beth by 10/16 at beth7473@hotmail.com

Afternoon Seniors:

The Duluth Curling Club’s afternoon recreational curling for seniors – including men and women interested in learning the sport – will begin with a warm-up and instructional clinic at 1 p.m. Thursday, October 29th. Once the season starts, senior curlers gather at 1 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday for club competition with several one-day “mini-bonspiels” planned, including a home-and-home rivalry with senior curlers from Eveleth’s Curl Mesabi Club.