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2011 Ladies Grinch Spiel Pictures and Poem

Here are some pics from the Ladies One-day Grinch Spiel!



Twas the Spiel Before Christmas – by Jamie Crump

‘Twas the ‘spiel before Christmas, yellow rocks through the house,
“You’ve got too much brawn!” the skipper did grouse.
The stones flew by fast; today the ice is quite keen!
And oh, what a curl, like Duluth’s never seen;
The leads rocks sailed through, flew through to the hack,
Nobody swept, in fact, they turned back!
The second threw light, both just over the hog,
Again no one swept, they were drinking eggnog!
At this point in the end, the opponent sat three,
One rock was up top, and two more on the tee,
She yelled to her third, “We need a nose-hit!”
The skip was sure angry, her front end was pure…. **awful**
When the vice slid out, she was right on the broom
“We’ll clear the guard, we’ve got plenty of room!”
Sailing wider and wider the rock started to fall
And ticked the red rock, behind a rock wall.
She threw up her hands, oh what could be done!
Five red rocks in the house, yellow not a one.
If we don’t draw the pot, I’ll be ready to shake,
She left it wide open, an easy take-out to make.
The skip sighed as she knew they were in trouble
She had the right line, and she just missed the double.
They have the hammer, they’ve got the last shot,
So our only chance is to draw to the pot.
Her weight was light, despite sweepin’ and hopin’
The rock wouldn’t curl and hung out in the open.
She looked at the back line, only one red rock was there
They’re going to have seven! She loudly despaired.
Her opponent crouched down and aimed her rock
Our skip grimaced and prayed and rubbed her shamrock
Just like that, wouldn’t you know, the rock just stopped spinning
It picked! It picked up some murp right at the beginning!
The opponent missed her open take-out for seven,
Yellow stole one point, a gift down from Heaven!
The ice fell a hush, for curlers all knew the reason
Curling miracles happen, after all, ‘tis the season!

Duluth International Bonspiel Dates Changed

Due to a lack of teams signing up for a mid December spiel and by popular demand, the Duluth International Men’s and Women’s Bonspiel will be held on it’s traditional dates of February 17, 18 and 19, 2012. This event is two spiels in one. A men’s spiel and a women’s spiel, running at the same time. Still $240.00 U.S. funds per team.

Holiday Party and Fun Night!

Join us this Friday, December 2nd at 6pm for a Holiday Fun Night!  This is a great opportunity to bring friends down to the club and let them try curling.  Non members pay $5/ free for members.  Instructors will be available to help new curlers at 6pm.  Party Marty will start the music upstairs at 8pm.  Bar and food service will be available.  Learn the penguin dance!  Special guest – the grinch!  Come on down for a fun night!  Sponsored by the Duluth Teachers Credit Union.

Turkey Spiel Pictures

A great time was had this year at the 2011 Turkey Spiel. Here are some photos from the event:

The ice was great for the 2011 Turkey Spiel

Lots of door prizes!

Our fearless leader and bonspiel chair

Duluth Cash Spiel This Weekend!

The Duluth Cash Spiel is one of the premier events to kick-off the curling season. It draws some of the best curlers in the world to the Duluth Curling Club.

2011 Cash Spiel Overview

  • Purse: $14,400 (Men’s) and $7,200 (Women’s)
  • Teams: 24 (8 qualifiers)
  • Format: Round Robin – Pools
  • View live scoring for this event: Men’s | Women’s
Full event details and draw can be found on the Duluth Cash Spiel page.

Help needed this weekend!

Volunteers needed this weekend for the UMD hockey game. (November 11 and 12).  Help at the door with this fun crowd.  Contact the DCC office if you are available.

Does your curling need a tune-up?

Would you like to give your a deliveries an early-season tweak? Personal and/or video assistance will be available this Saturday, November 5. Sign up at the office or email Phil ( Help will be available from noon to 4:00. Please sign up to arrive between 12 and 1, 1 and 2, 2 and 3, or 3 and 4.