Congratulations to Duluth senior mens curlers! In a strong field, Phil DeVore, Seppo Sormunen, Doug Cameron, and Roger Hendrickson defeated John Medure, Tony Beraducci, Jim Hill, and Kevin Kemp in an extra end for the Minnesota Senior Men’s State Championship title.
Bring your appetite on Tuesday January 25th at 5pm and help the Juniors raise money for their trip to the Junior Nationals in Alaska. Tickets will be available in advance from participating Junior Curlers or can be purchased at the door. Cost is $5 – a bargain! Even if you can’t attend the feed, consider a donation to help these young curlers defray the cost of travel to Alaska.
Congratulations to John Landsteiner, Ty Vietanen, Sophie Brorson, Cory Christenson, Elizabeth Busche, Anna Bauman, and Sonja Bauman. These Duluth Junior Curlers will be heading to Alaska to compete in the Junior Nationals January 29th – February 5th.
40 teams competed in The Bruce Bennett Over 40 Memorial Bonspiel, January 7,8 and 9, 2011. The committee and the Duluth Curling Club wish to thank all who participated. There were 2 teams from Superior, 1 from Rice Lake, 5 from St. Paul, 2 from Hibbing, 1 from Stevens Point, 1 from Two Harbors, 1 from Fort Francis, 8 from Thunder Bay and 19 from the DCC. The Bruce Bennett Memorial Service to Curling Award was presented to Linda Christensen, DCC Club President on Monday, January 10, 2011.
The event winners and runners up are listed here:
Main Event Winner – Brian Simonson – Hibbing
Brian Simonson, Jim Milosevich, Don Mohawk and Ben Gadeski.
Main Event Runner Up – Dave Running – DCC
Dave Running, Ron Gervais, Mike Huska and Gene Running
Second Event Winner – Mike Marquardt – DCC
Mike Marquardt, Tom Zeman, Jerry Priley and Jeff Anderson
Second Event Runner Up – Jim Luttinen – DCC
Jim Luttinen, Bob Johnson, Scott Walker and Steve Moeller
Third Event Winner – John Eustice – St. Paul
Randy Cumming, Mike Schneeberger, Vince Bernet and John Eustice
Third Event Runner Up – Phil DeVore – DCC
Phil DeVore, Seppo Sormunen, Larry Sharp and Doug Cameron
Fourth Event Winner – Vesa Jarvela – Thunder Bay
Vesa Jarvela, Dom Pelaia, Hannu Juurakko and Rick Sandberg
Fourth Event Runner Up – Charles Simpson – Thunder Bay
Charles Simpson, Glenn Kilpatrick, Steve Gillespie and Dave Brown
Our only fun night this season!! All adult curlers of the DCC are invited as well as your family and friends. Instruction will be offered for new curlers. Fee is $5 for non members. Food and Bar service available. Party Marty will be there – join in the fun!
Space still available – sign up now!
Here is the draw for the Bruce Bennett Over 40 Bonspiel – January 7, 8 and 9, 2011
Friday January 7, 2011
Ross Litman, DCC vs Jim Luttinen, DCC
Bud Somerville, Superior CC vs Dick Priley, DCC
Barry Potter, Thunder Bay vs Doug Slosson, DCC
Jim Geurand, Thunder Bay vs Jim Parmeter, DCC
Larry Anderson, Rice Lake CC vs Jeff Ritchie, DCC
Jim Bradshaw, Superior CC vs Dick Fabini, DCC
Tom Brozic, DCC vs Dan Jackson, Thunder Bay
Jay Osbakken, Two Harbors CC vs Ron Brisbin, DCC
Bryan Skrabek, Thunder Bay vs Mike Marquardt, DCC
Jeff Erickson, DCC vs Lionel Locke, St. Paul CC
Bruce Hill, DCC vs Larry LeBlanc, DCC
Bryan Simonson, Hibbing vs Roger Hendrickson, DCC
Phil DeVore, DCC vs Phil Dzuba, Port Arthur CC
Mike O’Neil, St. Paul CC vs Ian Journeaux, Stevens Point CC
Dave Running, DCC vs Jim Hill, Hibbing CC
George Host, DCC vs Merlin Orvick, St. Paul CC
Mike Clabaugh, DCC vs Gary Manula, Thunder Bay CC
Kent Brorson, DCC vs Tim Nordin, Fort Francis CC
John Eustice, St. Paul CC vs Vesa Jarvela, Fort William CC
Art Jytyla, St. Paul CC vs Charles Simpson, Thunder Bay
The second half of the New Curler League starts Wednesday! If you know anyone interested in joining the 7:00 Wednesday New Curler’s League, get them on board for the second half of the season. They can join us on Wednesday, January 12 for the half-season new curler membership rate of $95! Sign up at the office.
Do you have a New Year’s resolution to improve your curling delivery? Free help/self help for the New Year’s weekend! Video analysis and individual instruction will be available Saturday, New Year’s Day, 2:00-4:00, and on Sunday, 1:00-3:00. Longer hours if needed. Sign up at the office, or email Phil at email@example.com.
February 5th and 6th, 2011, will be the dates for the First Annual UMD Intramural Fundraiser Bonspiel. Cost per team is $100.00 with proceeds going to help fund the UMD Intramural program. Limited to the first 32 teams entered. We would like to have a minimum of 1 DCC member per team with students filling out the balance. Six end games and a spaghetti dinner on Saturday evening. DCC members can sign up in the office, students can sign up with the intramurals office or DCC office.