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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
As of 6:00pm Tuesday/2015, there are 2 spots remaining for the Bruce Bennett Over 40 Memorial Bonspiel. Register on line before Wednesday to secure a spot for your team.
Twenty junior teams competed in the 2nd annual Elizabeth Busche Memorial Junior Bonspiel December 19, 20 and 21 , 2014. Finals in the 4 divisions are as follows:
Competitive Boys winners: Team Fenson, Bemidji Curling Club – Noah Leinen, lead – Eric Jaeger, 2nd – Josh Moore, 3rd and Riley Fenson, Skip
Runners up: Team Harstad, Duluth Curling Club – Paul Bastianelli, Lead – Jack Payette, 2nd – Brody Russell, 3rd and Jon Harstad, Skip
Competitive Open winners: Team Quello, Bemidji Curling Club – Mackenzie Ritchie, Lead – Joel Johannsen, 2nd – Courtney Fulmer, 3rd and Emily Quello, Skip
Runners up: Team Osbakken, Duluth Curling Club – Jake Miles, alternate – Rebecca Miles, Lead – Emma Bromenschenkel, 2nd – Leki Lanigan, 3rd and Courtney Osbakken, Skip
Developing group winners: Team Maloney, Brainerd Lakes Curling Club – Eli Uban, Lead/2nd – Teagan Maloney, 3rd and Patrick Maloney, Skip
Runners up: Team Goetzman, Duluth Curling Club – Tommy Rawlyk, Lead – Trenton Thomas, 2nd – Matt Johnson, 3rd and Lucas Goetzman, Skip
Recreational Group winners: Team Marriott, St. Paul curling Club: Jack Aysta, Lead – Sidney Harris, 2nd – Kevin Tuma, 3rd and Ryan Marriott, Skip
Runners up: Team Zeman, Duluth Curling Club – Colten Ball, Lead – Soren McGrew, 2nd – Luc Bolin, 3rd and Jake Zeman, Skip
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!