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Nominees for the 2011 Board Election

The following individuals are running for 3 open seats on the DCC Board of Directors:  Linda Christensen (I), Phil DeVore (I), Tom Eng, Jim Luttinen, and Nancy Odden.  Election takes place on April 1st at the end of the year Banquet.  Absentee ballots now available in the office.

Welcome Back Tony Lasky!

Please join us March 31st to celebrate Tony’s return to the Duluth Curling Club. Festivities begin at 6:00pm at the DCC.

Team Sormunen wins 2011 National Club Championship

Seppo Sormunen and teammates Jeff Ritchie, Michael Huska and Roger Hendrickson defeated the number 2 seed, Jeff Wright’s Illinois team, 8-7, in an extra-end to claim the 2011 National Club Championship. They were among 4 teams to finish 5 and 4 in round robin play for the 3 and 4 seed in the semifinals. They defeated Michigan in a tie breaker, then the number 1 seed North Dakota in the semifinals to advance to the final game against Illinois.  Congratulations gentlemen!

Duluth Curlers Win in Superior

Jon Medure, Matt Rudig, Jason Smith and Jeff Isaacson won the Northwest Bonspiel in Superior March 4-6. Congratulations!

Senior Men’s Worlds

Duluth curler Phil DeVore was selected by the Geoff Goodland rink as their alternate at the Senior Men’s World Championships. Phil will be attending the World Championships in St Paul April 16-23.

Minnesota Mixed Curling Champions

2011 State Mixed Championship were played in Two Harbors Feb. 25 – 27, 2011.

The winners were Andy Jukich, Norma O’Leary, Phil DeVore, and Elizabeth Busche.

Juniors do well in Alaska

Seven of our junior curlers competed at the 2011 Junior Nationals in Fairbanks, Alaska.

The Cory Christensen rink was awarded the Curtis Cup for Sportsmanship. Congratulations Cory Christensen, Elizabeth Busche, Anna Bauman, and Sonja Bauman.

John Landsteiner was named All-Star skip and and selected by Team Wald as their alternate. John will be attending the World Championships in Scotland with Team Wald as their 5th player. Congratulations John!

Sophie Brorson’s Junior team won the 2011 Junior Nationals in Fairbanks, Alaska. This is Sophie’s third Junior National Title. Sophie’s team now advances to the 2011 World Junior Championships March 5‐13 in Perth, Scotland. Congratulations Sophie!

Fun Night This Friday!

All adult curlers of the DCC are invited as well as your family and friends.  Play a pick-up game with other members of our club. The fun starts at 6:00pm. Instruction will be offered for new curlers. Fee is $5 for non members. Food and Bar service available. Join in the fun!

International Bonspiel Results

The International Bonspiel concluded Sunday afternoon 2/20/2011.

Main Event Winners: Ross Litman Rink (DCC) Scott Schierbeck, Mike Clabaugh, Sam Perrella III and Ross Litman
Main Event R/Up: Aaron Wald (Hibbing)
2nd Event winners: Steve Day (Madison)
2nd Event R/Up: Bob Johansen (Two Harbors)
3rd Event winners: Bill Webb (Ft. William)
3rd Event R/Up: Jon Bodovinitz (DCC)
4th Event Winners: Dave Running (DCC)
4th Event R/Up: Russ Wakewich (Port Arthur)
High Steaks Winners: Gavin Bopp (DCC) and Regis Hadiaris (DCC)