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New league offerings for the 2015/16 Season!

The board of directors has been working diligently this summer on restructuring our league offerings.  All of our leagues are typically full, and we do not have space for new curlers to continue curling in our club after they complete the new curler league. We recieved overwhelming feedback from members saying they do not want league times to change for the upcoming 2015-16 curling season. After lots of discussion and brainstorming, we have decided to keep most league times the same as they were last year.  We have come up with some new league offerings to try to give new and current members more opportunities to curl in leagues at the DCC.  We encourage you to sign up and try some of these new leagues this year!

A few club policy changes:

  • There will be no more flex games.  All leagues will be limited to 17 teams with a bye each week.  If everyone from last year’s league signs up again this year, they will be grandfathered in at 18 teams.
  • Changes to the buzzer during regular season play- when the buzzer goes off, you are in your last end.  It doesn’t matter if your team is on their first rock or their last.  It doesn’t matter if you are tied. NO EXCEPTIONS!
Day/TimeLeague DescriptionNumber of EndsPricingChange from last year?
Sunday 3:30 pmFriends and Family League- Introduce your friends and family to the sport you love for a low price in this recreational league.6One DCC member per team, remaining spots for $100. (no team fee)New Time, 6 end games
Sunday 5:00 pmOpen League - No restrictions on gender or age of team members.8All players must be DCC members, plus $200 team feeNew Time
Sunday 7:00 pmOpen League - No restrictions on gender or age of team members.8All players must be DCC members, plus $200 team feeNew League
Monday 5:00 pmOpen League - No restrictions on gender or age of team members.8All players must be DCC members, plus $200 team fee
Monday 7:00 pm Mixed League - Team must be composed of 2 male and 2 female members, using alternate delivery of (m,f,m,f or f,m,f,m) throughout the game.8All players must be DCC members, plus $200 team fee
Tuesday 4:00 pmJunior Curling - Students age 8 to 21. Instruction and games from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm.n/aJunior Instructional Members only.
Tuesday 6:00 pmMen's League - Adult men only.8All players must be DCC members, plus $200 team fee
Tuesday 8:00 pmOpen League - No restrictions on gender or age of team members. 8All players must be DCC members, plus $200 team feeNo Longer a "Competitive" league.
Wednesday 3:30 pmOpen League - No restrictions on gender or age of team members. 6All players must be DCC members, plus $200 team feeNew League!
Wednesday 3:30 pm2 on 2 League - Mixed double rules, but no restrictions on gender or age of team members. 6All players must be DCC members, plus $200 team feeNew League!
Wednesday 5:00 pmOpen League - No restrictions on gender or age of team members. 8All players must be DCC members, plus $200 team fee
Wednesday 7:00 pmWomen's League - Adult Women only, beginners welcome.8All players must be DCC members, plus $200 team fee
Wednesday 7:00 pmNew curlers league - Instructional clinics for part of the season, and then leagues will be established. Additional new curlers will join at half season point.
n/aNew DCC Members only. Half season for $100 available.
Thursday 4:00 pmOpen League - No restrictions on gender or age of team members. 8All players must be DCC members, plus $200 team fee
Thursday 6:00 pmOpen League - No restrictions on gender or age of team members. 8All players must be DCC members, plus $200 team fee
Thursday 8:00 pmMen's League - Adult men only.8All players must be DCC members, plus $200 team fee
Friday 12:00 pmLunch League - Open League - No restrictions on gender or age of team members. 6All players must be DCC members, plus $200 team feeNew League!
Friday 5:30 pmOpen League - No restrictions on gender or age of team members. Will be played in two half season sections (each 5 weeks long). No league on Bonspiel weekends. Session one: 10/23, 10/30, 10/6, 10/13, and 12/11. Session two: 1/29, 2/5, 2/19, 2/26, 2/46Free for DCC members. Non members would be charged $50 for half season. New League! Free for DCC members!
1 on 1 (schedule time on your own)One curler plays against a single other curler. A game consists of six, 6-rock ends. No sweeping allowed.6All players must be DCC members, plus $10 league fee

2015-2016 Season Schedule

Mark your calendars!  Here are some important dates for the 2015/16 DCC season!

League RegistrationOct 1st-13th
Club Open for Hockey NightsOct 9th
Fall Member Party/MeetingOct 15th
New Curler ClinicsOct 19-21
Leagues BeginOct 22
Turkey SpielNov 21-22
Cash SpielNov 27-29
Ladies One Day GrinchDec 5th
Elizabeth Busche Memorial Junior SpielDec 11-13
Men's Over 40Jan 8-10
Copasetic International BonspielFeb 12-14
DunlopMar 11-13
15th Annual House of HeartsMar 17-19th
End of the year party and league finalsMarch 25th

 

 

End of the Year Party!

Plan to  attend the end of the season party on Friday, March 27th.  Championship curling matches start at 5:00 followed by a fabulous “clean out the pantry” buffet, end of season meeting, elections, and party.  Marty Herman’s band featuring Shaun Waggoner on drums will be there.  Candidates for the Board of Directors Election are: Duane Maki, Barb Payette, Joe Polo, and Jon Peterson.  Don’t miss this great event!

O’Leary Rink takes Bronze

Congratulations to the O’Leary Rink: Norma O’Leary, Jill Hansen, Mary Shields, Sara Shuster, and Jamie Kraus on their 3rd place finish at the US Curling Club Nationals in Fargo.

Devore Rink wins 2015 Dunlop

The 46th Annual Dunlop Memorial Mixed Bonspiel was held March 13, 14 and 15,  2015 at the Duluth Curling Club.  Winners are as follows:

 

Main Event winners were the Phil Devore Rink of Duluth over the Scott Scheirbeck rink of Duluth.

Pictured left to right Phil DeVore, Lucy DeVore, Doug Cameron and Kris Cameron.

 

B Event winners were the Mike Moyle rink of Duluth over the Jesse Kringle rink of Hibbing.

Team Moyle members are Mike Moyle, Bonnie Hughes, Keith Stauber and Claire Nordskog.

 

C Event winners were the Kay Libby Rink of Two Harbors over the Lexi Lanigan rink of Duluth.

Team Libby members are Dave Mount, Kay Libby, Steve Fisher and Amy Fisher.

 

D Event winners were the Mike Akervik rink of Duluth over the Bill Manney rink of Hibbing.

Team Akervik members are Mike Akervik, Karen Turnboom, Dale Williamson and Correne Jenson.

Playoff Schedules 2015

SUNDAY 4:00PM SPECIAL LEAGUE
March 22, 2015
Week 4 Playoffs
Sheet Team vs Team Event
#1 Meisinger vs Skildum MSRR
#2 Honsvall vs Giuliani MSRR
#3 Huska vs Lopez Beer event
#4 Nelson vs Saturn Systems F
#5 Brinkman vs Jensen E
#6 LeBlanc vs Moyle MAIN
Zweibel vs Bye

 

SUNDAY 6PM OPEN LEAGUE
March 22, 2015
PLAYOFFS Week 5
Ice Team vs Team Event
4:00 PM
7 Anderson vs Moeller B
8 Milbrath vs Ctr for Joint Therapy D
6:00 PM
1 Johnson vs Lasky J
2 Fiskness vs Maio H
3 Geissler vs Hanauer G
4 Milner vs Rice F
5 Kraus Bros.LLC vs Lofald E
6 Lakeside Curling vs Lopez C
7 Luttinen vs Wahl Main
8 vs
Roach Out

 

MONDAY 5:00 OPEN LEAGUE
March 23, 2015
Final Week of Playoffs
Sheet Team vs Team
#1 Kimmes (T8) vs Roscoes Blue (T8) Bagley E
#2 Rappana (Th 6) vs Wine Creations (Th 8) Bagley E
#3 Arola (Th ?) vs Priley (Th 6) Bagley D
#4 Brisbin vs Slosson Bagley D
#5 Birman vs Turner Bagley B
#6 Litman vs North Pole Bar (Th 6) Bagley Main
#7 Zeman (Th 8) vs DeVore (Th 8) Bagley D
#8 Cavers vs O’Leary (W 5) Tolo
Tuesday 3/24/15  6:00pm
#2 Turchi vs Moeller (Th 4) Bagley E
Tuesday 3/24/15  8:00pm
#7 Copasetic vs Barr Engr “A” (Th 6) Bagley C
Wednesday 3/25/15  5:00pm
#7 Farmers Ins. vs Kratochwill (W 5) Bagley C
Thursday 3/26/15  4:00pm
#2 Olson vs Host (Th 4) Open C
Thursday 3/26/15  6:00pm
#1 Cavers vs McLeod (Th 6) Open F
#3 Hendrickson vs TBD Bagley Main

 

MONDAY 7:00PM MIXED LEAGUE  Due to ice issues, week 3 and 4 played on one night
March 23, 2015
Week 3 and week 4 playoffs
Sheet Team vs Team Event
#1 Great Lakes Door vs Kelleher C
#2 Britton vs Moyle B
#3 L. Christensen vs Novak C
#4 DeVore vs Shuster Main
#5 Hawk Ridge Art vs Spindler D
#6 Landsteiner vs Scheirbeck Main
#7 Arola vs Polo D
#8 Friese vs Lemmerman D

 

TUESDAY 6:00PM MEN’S LEAGUE
March 24, 2015
Final Week of Playoffs
Sheet Team vs Team Event
#1 Leksell vs Roscoes D
#2 Turchi (M5) vs Moeller (Th 4) E
#3 Marquardt vs Walker E
#4 Engel (T8) vs Sormunen (T8) B
#5 Ritchie (T8) vs Harms (Th 8) Main
#6 Farmers Ins (Th 8) vs Erickson (Th 8) C
#7 Winner  Kimmes v Roscoe Blue vs Winner  Rappana v Wine Creations E
#8 vs
Tuesday 3/24/15   8:00pm
#4 DeVore vs Kaszuba C
Thursday 3/26/15  6:00pm
#6 George vs Winner Ritchie/Harms Main
Thursday 3/26/15  8:00pm
#2 Brozic vs Winner Roscoes Blue v Boerboom B

 

TUESDAY 8:00PM OPEN LEAGUE
March 24, 2015
Final Week of Playoffs
Sheet Team vs Team
#1 Hoff (W5) vs Winner  Turchi v Moeller Bag E
#2 Winner  Marquardt v Walker vs Winner Kimmes/Ros Blue v Rappana/ Wine Create Bag E
#3 Moyle vs George Bag D
#4 DeVore (T6) vs Kaszuba (T6) Bag C
#5 vs
#6 Roscoe’s White vs Boerboom (Th 8) Bag B
#7 Copasetic (M5) vs Barr A (Th 6) Bag C
#8 G. Johnson (Th 6) vs Luttinen (Th 4) Bag C
Monday 3/23/15   5:00pm
# Kimmes vs Roscoe’s Blue Bag
Tuesday 3/24/15  6:00pm
#4 Engel vs Sormunen Bag B
#5 Ritchie vs Harms (Th 8) Bag M
Wednesday 3/25/15   5:00pm
#1 Landsteiner vs Brozic (W5) Open E
Thursday 3/26/15   4:00pm
#8 Giuliani vs D. Hanson (Th 6) Open K

 

WEDNESDAY 5:00PM OPEN LEAGUE
March 25, 2015
Final Week of Playoffs
Sheet Team vs Team
#1 Brozic vs Landsteiner (T8) Open E
#2 Wicklund vs Kelly (Th 4) Open D
#3 C.Johnson (Th 4) vs J.Hansen (Th 6) Open B
#4 Sormunen (Th 6) vs Kraus (Th 6) Open Main
#5 O’Leary vs Priley (M5) Open Main
#6 Huska vs Viking Electric Bagley D
#7 vs
#8 Kratochwill vs Farmers Ins (M5) Bagley C
Tuesday 3/24/15  8:00pm
#1 Hoff vs Winner Turchi v Moeller Bagley E
Thursday 3/26/15  6:00pm
#2 Hawk Ridge Art vs Winner Johnson v Hansen Open B
Thursday 3/26/15  8:00pm
#3 Hendrickson vs Winner Birman v Turner Bagley B

 

Wednesday 7:00 pm Women’s League
March 25, 2015
Final Week of Playoffs
Sheet Team vs Team Event
#3 Pannkuk vs Smith F
#4 Hager vs Beste E
#5 DSGW Arch. vs Thorson C
#6 Cope vs Broman D
#7 Thorson vs Polo B
#8 Kraus vs McLeod Main
Jenson vs Bye

 

THURSDAY 4:00PM OPEN LEAGUE
March 26, 2015
Final Week of Playoffs
Sheet Team vs Team
#1 vs
#2 Host vs Olson (M5) Open C
#3 Barr Engr. 1 vs Agate Elec (Th 6)
#4 Winner Arola v Priley (M5) vs Winner Brisbin v Slosson Bag D
#5 Winner George v Moyle vs Winner DeVore v Zeman Bag D
#6 Winner Farmers v Erickson vs Winner Farmers v Kratochwill Bag C
#7 vs
#8 vs
Monday 3/23/15   5:00pm
#4 Slosson vs Brisbin (M5) Bag D
Tuesday 3/24/15  6:00pm
#2 Moeller vs Turchi (M5) Bag E
Tuesday 3/24/15  8:00pm
#8 Luttinen vs G. Johnson (Th 6) Bag C
Wednesday 3/25/15  5:00pm
#2 Kelly vs Wicklund (W5) Open D
#3 Johnson vs J. Hansen (Th 6) Open B

 

THURSDAY 6:00PM OPEN LEAGUE
March 26, 2015
Final Week of Playoffs
Sheet Team vs Team
#1 McLeod vs Cavers (M5) Open F
#2 Win CJ v Jill Hansen vs Hawk Ridge Art (W5) Open B
#3 George (T6) vs Win Ritchie v Harms Bagley Main
#4 Win Barr A v Copasetic vs Win G. Johnson/Luttinen Bagley C
#5 J. Hansen vs Christensen Tolo
#6 Win North Pole/Litman vs Hendrickson (M5) Bagley Main
#7 Win Devore/Kaszuba vs Win Engel/Sormunen Bagley C
#8 Win Oleary/Priley vs Win Kraus/Sormunen Open Main
Monday 3/23/15   5:00pm
#3 Priley vs Arola (Th 4) Bagley D
#6 North Pole Bar vs Litman (M5) Bagley Main
Tuesday 3/24/15   8:00pm
#7 Barr Engr.A vs Copasetic (M5) Bagley C
#8 G. Johnson vs Luttinen (Th 4) Bagley C
Wednesday 3/25/15  5:00pm
#3 J. Hansen vs Johnson (Th 4) Open B
#4 Kraus vs Sormunen Open Main
Thursday 3/26/15   4:00pm
#3 Agate Electric vs Barr Engr.  1 Open G

 

THURSDAY 8:00PM OPEN LEAGUE
March 26, 2015
Final Week of Playoffs
Sheet Team vs Team Event
#1 vs
#2 Win Boerboom/RoscoeWhite vs Brozic (T6) Bag B
#3 Hendrickson (W5) vs Win Birman/Turner Bag B
#4 Win Cavers/O’Leary vs Win Hansen/Christensen Tolo
#5 vs
#6 Win Farmers/Erickson vs Win Farmers/Kratochwill Bag C
#7 Win Leksell/Roscoes vs Win George/Moyle V Devore/Kaszuba Bag D
#8 Win Huska/Viking Elec vs Win Arola/Priley v Birman/Slosson Bag D
Monday 3/23/15   5:00pm
#2 Rappana vs Wine Creations Bag E
#7 DeVore vs Zeman Bag D
Tuesday 3/24/15   6:00pm
#5 Farmers Ins vs Erickson Bag C
#6 Harms vs Ritchie (T8) Bag M
Tuesday 3/24/15   8:00pm
#6 Boerboom vs Roscoes White (T8) Bag B

Dunlop Friday night draws

Dunlop Memorial Mixed Bonspiel
March 13, 14 and 15 2015
Friday March 13, 2105
Ice 6 pm Draw
3 Dick Wicklund – DCC vs Cody Johnson – DCC
4 Mike Moyle – DCC vs Jeff Anderson – DCC
5 Lexi Lanigan – DCC vs Keane Busche – DCC
6 Mike Akervik – DCC vs Jess Brozic – DCC
7 Glen Novak – DCC vs Scott Scheirbeck – DCC
8 pm Draw
Ice
3 Gary Kitching – St. Paul vs Marcus Karki – DCC
4 Neil Feil – Kettle Moraine vs Rob Carr – DCC
5 Bill Manney – Hibbing vs Phil DeVore – DCC
6 Kay Libby – Two Harbors vs Tricia Pepin – St. Paul
7 Jesse Kringle – Hibbing vs Pat Kelleher – DCC

Team Brozic wins Main Event of Mesabi Mixed

Congrats to team Brozic: Jess Brozic, Jill Brozic, Tom Brozic, and Barb Payette.  They won the 2015 Mesabi Mixed Spiel in Eveleth this past weekend.  Great job everyone!

International Results

Congrats to Team Farbelow,  the 2015 Duluth International Open Bonspiel champions.  Team Farbelow; consisting of curlers from both St. Paul and Duluth  defeated team Litman of Duluth in the finals.   Team Farbelow Members left to right in picture – Mike Farbelow, skip – Dean Birman, third – Riley Geissler, second and Erik Lofald, lead.

 

Team Shuster US Mens National Champions!

Congratulations to the Shuster Rink: John Shuster, Tyler George, Matt Hamilton (McFarland, Wi), John Landsteiner, and Trevor Host. They are the 2015 USA Curling Men’s National Champions! Shuster’s team will represent the U.S. at the 2015 World Men’s Championship March 28-April 6 in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Other Duluth curlers that placed at Nationals: Anna Bauman got the silver and Aileen Sormunen, Chris Plys, and Joe Polo came home with bronze.

The 2015 World Women’s Championship is set for March 14-22 in Sapporo, Japan. The Aileen Sormunen rink: Aileen Sormunen, Monica Walker (Brighton, MA), Tara Peterson (Eagan, MN), Vicky Persinger (Fairbanks, Alaska) will be the world representative for that event.

USA Curling article detailing the results