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Learn To Curl on October 20, 21 & 22!

Join us for FREE learn to curl clinics October 20 – 22nd.  This is a great way to learn about and try the sport of curling.  The clinics will run from 6pm to 8pm each night.  They are open to adults and children (minimum 10 years of age). Pre-register if possible to 727-1851 or sign up below.  All attendees must carry in a clean pair of athletic shoes and should wear loose fitting pants.  Our rink is 40 degrees so dress warm!  Our experienced instructors will teach the basics of curling and provide information on the options offered for new curlers this season.

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End of the Season Wrap Up

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.

Ron Gervais Rink wins the 46th Dunlop

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

 

 

DCC End of the Year Party

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.

Ladies Spring Meeting, Elections, and Social

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.

DeVore Rink Wins Futterer Memorial Spiel

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.

O’Leary Rink wins Mn Gopher State Spiel

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!

Dunlop Friday Draw Schedule

2014 Dunlop Memorial Bonspiel – Friday draws

6:00pm

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

8:00pm     

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

Duluth’s DeVore Rink Wins 81st Annual Northwest Bonspiel

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!

Follow Duluth Curlers at 2014 Nationals

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).

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