The 2014 Grinch Spiel was full this year with 18 teams. After 3 games and a draw contest, the spiel still ended in a tie between Duluth’s McLeod Rink (Judy McLeod, Sarah McLeod, Lucy DeVore, Margie Nelson) and Two Harbors’ Libby rink (Kay Libby, Colleen Holbeck, Wendy Ruberg Tiffany Josephson). Congratulations ladies!
Congratulations to Team Leksell – the Two Harbors Men’s International Bonspiel C Event Winners!
Wes Leksell (DCC), Noah Fiskness (DCC), Ryan Riihinen (Hibbing CC), and Jack Payette (DCC)
The Two Harbors Men’s International was held December 5-7, 2014. Congratulations Gentlemen!
The 33rd Annual Turkey Spiel was held on Nov. 22 & 23, 2014. In the Main Event, the Bill Roach rink, consisting of Bill Evans, Dave Johnson, Ross Litman and Bill Roach defeated the Specs Tomasetti rink to claim the honor of The Biggest Turkeys. In the second event, the RD Johnson rink defeated the Seppo Sormunen rink becoming the basted turkeys and in the third event, the Matt Wahl rink defeated the Tom Brozic rink, becoming the overstuffed birds.
Congratulations to the Jeff Richie rink (Dan Metcalf, Rob Carr, Duane Rutan) winners of the Superior Curling Club Cystic Fibrosis Spiel on 11/16/14. Runners up in the spiel, also from Duluth, were the Seppo Sormunen rink (Hudson Turner, Jim Luttinen, and Jon Peterson) Congratulations to all!
Second Harvest Food Banks and The Plys family invite you to the Third Annual Project Joy Event. Friday November 14, 2014 from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm at The Duluth Curling Club.
Appetizers.. Desserts.. Coffee Bar.. Silent Auction.. Cash Bar.. Entertainment
Cost is $20.00 for Adults..$10.00 for children 6 to 12 and free for children 5 and under.
Proceeds benefit Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank’s Back Pack Feeding Program which feeds children in-need on weekends throughout NE Minnesota and NW Wisconsin.
Tickets are available at the door or online at northernlakesfoodbank.org
The Duluth Curling Club, founded in 1891, has just completed its 122nd season of excellent curling. 195 league teams were in various playoffs over the past five weeks.
The playoff winners are as follows:
The Slug Tolo Memorial Championship. Sponsored by the family of the late Solveig (Slug) Tolo for the competitive women’s curling championship.
Main event winners: The Norma O’Leary rink – Mary Johnson, Patti Luke, Lexi Lanigan, Linda Lanigan and Norma O’Leary, skip
Main event runners up: The Linda Christensen rink – Sue Johnson, Mary Gaidis, Becky Johansen and Linda Christensen, skip
The Bagley Championship. The men’s championship sponsored since 1909 by Bagley & Company, where the Bagley trophy is on display recognizing the winners since 1909.
Main event winners: The Tyler George rink from the Tuesday 6pm men’s league – Andy Rootes, Tony Trenberth, Paul Wojciak, Darren Vogt and Tyler George, skip.
Main event runners up: The Neil Stalker rink from the Wednesday 5pm Open league – Nathan Helder, Jed Lahti, Jim Luttinen, Roger Hendrickson, Bob Johnson and Neil Stalker, skip.
B event winners – The John Shuster rink from the Tuesday 6pm men’s league; B event runners up – The Electric Systems Inc rink from the Monday 5pm open league.
C event winners – The Phil DeVore rink from the Thursday 8pm men’s league; C event runners up – The David Kratochwill rink from the Wednesday 5pm open league.
D event winners – The Seppo Sormunen rink from the Tuesday 8pm open league; D event runners up – The Dean Birman rink from the Monday 5pm open league.
E event winners – The Ryan Erickson rink from the Thursday 6pm open league; E event runners up – The Tom Eng rink from the Monday 5pm open league.
F event winners – The Dick Priley rink from the Monday 5pm Open League; F event runners up – The Dick Priley rink from the Thursday 6pm Open league.
The Frank Befera Open Championship. Championship for teams with mixed or women’s rosters.
Main event winners: The Seppo Sormunen rink from the Thursday 4pm open league – Jeff Ritchie, Hudson Turner, Jess Brozic, Jon Peterson, Aileen Sormunen and Seppo Sormunen, skip.
Main event runners up: The Doug Cameron rink from the Wednesday 5pm open league – Kris Cameron, Arlette DeGrio, Joseph Grant and Doug Cameron, skip.
B event winners – The Mike Olson rink from the Monday 5pm Open League; B event runners up – The Cyndee Johnson rink from the Thursday 4pm open league.
C event winners – The Phil DeVore rink from the Thursday 4 open league; C event runners up – The Pam Cavers rink from the Monday 5pm open league.
D event winners – The Cory Christensen rink from the Tuesday 8pm open league; D event runners up – The Linda Christensen rink from the Thursday 6pm open league.
The Remington Mixed Championship. Championship for teams from the Monday 7pm mixed league.
Main event winners: The Phil Devore rink – Mike Gorichs, Arlette DeGrio, Christine Johnson, Jeff Gunderson, Lucy DeVore and Phil DeVore, skip.
Main event runners up: The John Shuster rink – Amy Fiskness, Jon Fiskness, Beth Hager, Ben Anderson, Sara Shuster and John Shuster, skip.
B event winners: The Doug Cameron rink; B event runners up – The John Landsteiner rink.
The Betty Hatch Championship. Championship for teams from the Wednesday 7pm women’s league.
Main event winners: The Judy McLeod Rink – Arlie Mundy, Margie Nelson, Karen Bastianelli, Sarah McLeod and Judy McLeod, skip.
Main event runners up: The Jamie Kraus rink – Bridgette Perrizo, Amy Swanoski, Kari Johnson, Amy Onken, Kerry Hadiaris and Jamie Kraus, skip.
B event winners; The Mary Broman rink; B event runners up – The Kim Deiss rink.
The Lakeside Curling Championship. For teams in our junior development program.
Winners are The Noah Fiskness rink – Paul Bastianelli, Rex Neustal, Jack Payette and Noah Fiskness, skip.
League champions. These teams won their leagues for the season:
Sunday 4pm Special league: The Mike Moyle rink.
Sunday 6pm open league: The Jason Kraus rink.
Monday 5pm open league: The Dean Birman rink.
Monday 7pm mixed league: The Phil DeVore rink.
Tuesday 6pm men’s league: The Tyler George rink.
Tuesday 8pm open league: The Seppo Sormunen rink.
Wednesday 5pm open league: The Michael Huska rink.
Wednesday 7pm women’s league: The Wendy Carlberg rink.
Thursday 4pm open league: The Phil DeVore rink.
Thursday 6 pm open league: The North Pole Bar rink.
Thursday 8pm men’s league: The Tony Trenberth rink.
Thanks for your coverage during the season. We start up again in late October. See you on the North Lakes Golf side.
The 46th Annual Dunlop Memorial Mixed bonspiel was held this past weekend at the Duluth Curling Club. Twenty six teams from Minnesota, Wisconsin and Ontario competed. The winners were:
Main Event: The Ron Gervais rink of Tofte, MN – Mike O’Leary, Pam Cavers, Norma O’Leary and Ron Gervais
Runners up – The Glen Novak Rink of Duluth, MN – Marva Beckman, Tony Lasky, Cory Christensen and Glen Novak
B Event: The Drew Arnold Rink from St. Paul, MN defeated the Dennis Abraham Rink from St. Paul, MN
C Event: The Paul Burke Rink from Thunder Bay, Ontario defeated the Doug Britton Rink from Duluth, MN
D Event: The Jesse Kringle Rink from Hibbing, MN defeated the Dick Wicklund Rink from Duluth, MN
The DCC Final Banquet and end of the year party is March 28th. Watch the event finals and vote for the board elections! Dinner, awards, and lots of fun. Candidates for the board are Phil Devore, Tom Eng, Jon Fiskness, Lee Leksell, Joe Polo, and Matt Wahl. If you are unable to attend, absentee ballots are ready in the office. You may pick one up, mark your ballot and place it in the ballot box.
The Ladies Spring Meeting, Elections, and Social will be held March 26th at 6pm. A dinner special will be available for purchase. Please attend this celebration of the season, short meeting, and women’s board elections.