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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.

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 $100 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 $100 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, 11/6, 11/13, and 12/11. Session two: 1/29, 2/5, 2/19, 2/26, 3/46Free 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
Practice Ice available for the first timeOct 19th - 8pm
New Curler ClinicsOct 19-21
Ladies Fall Meeting/ PartyOct 21st
Leagues BeginOct 22
Senior Instructional ClinicOct 20th - 1pm
Turkey SpielNov 21-22
Cash SpielNov 27-29
Ladies One Day GrinchDec 5th
Elizabeth Busche Memorial Junior SpielDec 18-20th
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.