Duluth curler Bob Watts, a former staff sergeant with the 125th Field Artillery, talks about his life and experiences during World War II during lunch Tuesday at the Pickwick restaurant.
Duluth is hosting the Minnesota State Mixed Championship this coming weekend. There is a very strong field vying to be the regional representative at this year’s Nationals. The World Curling Federation has established a World Championship as of next year. This year’s US champion will be the first representative at this world competition.
Draws will be at 9, 2 and 7 Friday and Saturday, and 8:00 AM Sunday. Stop by and enjoy some great curling. Duluth teams/players include: Team Kraus – Jason and Jamie Kraus, Regis and Kerry Hadiaris, Team George – Tyler and Courtney George, Derek Benson, and Lysa Johnson, Team DeVore – Phil DeVore, Norma O’Leary, Lee Leksell, and Lucy DeVore, and Team Jukich – Andy Jukich, Amanda Lilla, John Lilla, and Mary Shields. Follow the Championship here.
Congratulations to the Cory Christensen (Cory Christensen, Sarah Anderson, Mackenzie Lank, Jenna Haag and Taylor Anderson) and Ethan Meyers rinks (Ethan Meyers, Quinn Evenson, Steven Szemple and William Pryor) on winning the 2015 USA Curling Junior National Championships in Devils Lake, ND. The teams will represent the U.S. at the 2015 World Junior Championships in Estonia Feb. 28-March 8.
Sign up now for the Duluth International Open Bonspiel – February 13 – 15, 2015. Any team – Men’s – Women’s – Mixed or Open roster welcome. Limited to the first 32 teams. Three game guarantee. Drawing for free lodging at the Radisson Duluth. Sign up online or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Congratulations to the Norma O’Leary Rink (Norma O’Leary, Jamie Kraus, Mary Shields, and Sara Shuster) on winning the ladies club State Championship. The team will now advance to the 2015 USA Curling Club National Championships March 7-14 at the Fargo-Moorhead Curling Club. Congratulations ladies and Good Curling in Fargo!
Congratulations to the McLeod Rink Sarah McLeod, Judy McLeod, Jill Brozic and Lucy Devore!
Duluth’s Osbakken rink (Courtney Osbakken, Lexi Lanigan, Emma Bromenschenkel, and Rebecca Miles) played in the Minnesota State Junior play Downs in Bemidji, MN on January 1-4, 2015. They won all 4 of their games and are very excited to advance to Nationals as Minnesota 1! The National competition will be held in Devils Lake, ND January 17-24, 2015. The team is both honored and proud to represent not only Minnesota, but the Duluth Curling Club. Good curling ladies!
30 Teams competed from Thunder Bay, St. Paul, Madison, Rice Lake, Two Harbors , Superior and Duluth.
Main event: The Tim Dillon rink of Duluth defeated the Ross Litman rink of Duluth – Team members are Tim Dillon, skip – Neil Stalker, third, – Bob Johnson, second and Jim Luttinen, lead.
B event: The Dave Running rink of Duluth defeated Tim Funk rink of Madison, Wi – Team members are Dave Running, skip – Tom Brozic – third, Jess Brozic, second and Gene Running, lead.
C event: The Mike Marquardt rink of Duluth defeated the Mike Akervik rink of Duluth – Team members are Mike Marquardt, skip – Jeremy Zeman, third – Tom Zeman, second and Jim Milner, lead.
D event: The Jeff Erickson Rink of Duluth defeated the Brent Carey rink of Thunder Bay – Team members are Jeff Erickson, skip – Roy Glanville, third – Mike Kolb, second and Roger Hendrickson, lead.
In the fall of 2016, there will be a group of women’s curlers going to Scotland to tour and curl. If you are interested, please stop by the office and pick up an application form! Registration is due by January 31.
Email Joanne Docteur with questions: email@example.com.
Join us Saturday Jan 31st for an Open Curl – Fun night at 6pm! Fun nights are a great way to introduce your friends to curling. Curling instruction will be available. Party Marty will be playing again and there will be Door prizes, music, and a night of fun! Email Joanne Docteur with Questions firstname.lastname@example.org.