Per our rule that if the Duluth Schools are closed for holidays or snow days there will be no junior curling today, December 3, 2013. The 6pm and 8pm leagues are on as scheduled. If you are unable to make it, please contact your opponent and advise them.
Bill Roach has been running the Turkey Spiel for many years, and for the first time his team won! Ross Litman, Dave Johnson, Bill Roach, and Eric Beste defeated Jess Brozic, Tom Brozic, Evan Host, and Jill Brozic in the main event. In the B event, it was Norma O’Leary over Hudson Turner. In the C event it was Doug Cameron over Don Kozlovski. Congratulations to all!
The first draw for the 2013 Turkey Spiel is at 9:30 am Saturday. Gobble Gobble!
Team Shuster (John Shuster, Jeff Isaacson, Jared Zezel, and John Landsteiner) won the 2014 Olympic Trials after defeating the Pete Fenson rink and Duluth’s Joe Polo in the best of 3 final. The Shuster rink will now travel to Füssen Germany December 11th-15th to compete in the Olympic qualifying tournament. The top 2 of 8 countries from that tournament will win a berth to the 10 team Olympics in Sochi, Russia.
Also competing in the Olympic Trials from Duluth were the Tyler George rink (Tyler George, Chris Plys, Rich Ruohonen of St. Paul, and Colin Hufman of Seattle), and the Courtney George rink (Courtney George, Aileen Sormunen, Amanda McClean, and Monica Walker of Mass.)
Shuster rink moves on to Germany From USA Curling
Duluth curling team wins men’s Olympic Trials From the Duluth News Tribune
Team Cory Christensen (Cory Christensen, Mackenzie Lank, Anna Bauman, Sonja Bauman, Anna Hopkins and Coach Linda Christensen) won the Sun Life Junior Challenge in Brandon, Manitoba this weekend. Congratulations ladies!
Looking for a place to host your Holiday event? The Curling Club is available to host events. You can do a formal event or have it informal and include curling! A great way to introduce your co-workers to the game of curling. See Dick Wicklund or Sue Jordan for details.
A HUGE Thank You to those who helped with the office demolition, office renovations, and cleaning the club before opening clinics.
Office Redo: Joe Polo, Tom & Shana Vesel, Jim Luttinen, Jed Lahti, Rick Osbakken, Mike Gaidis, Dick Wicklund, Jane Busche, Nancy Odden, Steve & Barb Payette.
Club Cleaning: Jason & Jamie Kraus, Doug & Kris Cameron, Tom & Shana Vesel, Mary Gaidis, Heidi Baumann, Steve Payette, Jim Luttinen, Nancy Odden, Anna Baumann, Seppo Sormunen, Sonja Baumann, Jed Lahti, Terry & Linda Christensen, Charlie Hasselrud, Doug Britton, and Quinn Evenson.
We appreciate your help – THANK YOU!!
Congratulations to Donna Statzel who has been named a level 4 official and national trainer. Matt Wahl has completed the level one instructor training. Thank you and congratulations to both!
Looking for help with your curling game? Want to play a pick up game with other beginners? Want to meet other members of the club? Join us on Fridays!
The club is going to offer weekly game play sessions at 7:00 on Friday nights, intended primarily for beginning curlers, but open to anyone who might like to gain: game experience, help with delivery or learn basic game strategies. Teams will be formed each week with those on hand. Experienced players are welcome to play, assist, or teach by example. Ideally, participants will be regular attendees so that we have some group stability. The first session will be this Friday, November 8 at 7:00pm. Come down to the club and check it out!
The Sunday 4:00 pm Special League will have a schedule beginning Sunday November 3, 2013. There were over 100 participants in the learn to curl clinics and some of them will join the Sunday 4 league. Most are meeting Wednesday October 30 and we can then complete the teams and schedule for the Sunday 4 league. If you have already signed up tor Sunday 4, you need not attend the Wednesday meeting. The ice will be available Sunday at 4 for all who have signed up, to practice and perhaps challenge other teams who are also practicing.