Elizabeth Busche Memorial Junior Bonspiel – Dec 7-9, 2018

Elizabeth Busche was the vice skip of the 2012 USA Junior Nationals Championship Team (Team Christensen). Elizabeth was a 19 year old freshman at North Dakota State University – Fargo, who knew the delicate balance of college life and junior competitive curling.  Keane and Jane Busche, her parents, will annually award two $500 educational gifts, from the Elizabeth Busche Memorial Fund, to two junior competitive curlers who are pursuing post-secondary educational degrees, have played down in their state or region, and are in the competitive division of the Elizabeth Busche Memorial Junior Bonspiel.  Junior teams from around the state have come to Duluth to participate in the Elizabeth Busche Memorial Junior Bonspiel.

Comp B 1st Place - Team Simpson
Comp B 2nd place - Team Zeman
Comp B 3rd - Team Berg
Comp B 3rd - Team Gaasvig
Comp Main 1st place - Team Normandeau
Comp Main 2nd place - Team Tuma
Comp Main 3rd - Team Milner
Comp Main 3rd place - Team Stahl
Comp Main Final - Team Normandeau v Tuma
Dev 1st place - Team Whear
Dev 2nd place - Team Lisi
Dev 3rd place - Team Chorkawy
Dev 3rd place - Team Nordberg
EB Tom Brozic - Team Wartgow (Chaska)
Rec 1st place - Team Weimholt
Rec 2nd Place - Team Wartgow
Rec 3rd Place - Team Schapman
Rec 3rd place - Team Vanloon
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Bonspiel Details

  • Separate divisions for “competitive” (highly skilled), “developing” (mostly teenagers, with a few remarkable younger teams) and “recreational” (adolescent) teams.
  • Meals for participants included: Friday dinner; Saturday breakfast, lunch, and dinner; Sunday breakfast. Information on meal tickets for accompanying family members will come with your registration confirmation email.
  • Draws begin at 4:00pm on Friday, 10:00am on Saturday, Semi-finals 8:00am on Sunday.
  • T-shirts for all curlers, drawings for prizes, and trophies for winner and runner-up in each event.
  • Elizabeth Busche Memorial Fund will award annual educational gifts. They will be determined and awarded at the sole discretion of Elizabeth’s parents, Keane and Jane Busche.

Registration and Cost Info

  • Register early to guarantee your spot!
  • Entry for this event is FREE for Duluth curlers.
  • Entry for this event is $120 due upon registration. You will receive a confirmation email once your complete entry and deposit are received.
  • Entry fees are fully refundable if you cancel more than 7 days in advance of the event.
  • Entry fees must be made in US funds
  • You may also register by US Mail. Please send your name, contact information, and entry fee to: Duluth Curling Club, Elizabeth Busche Mem Spiel, 327 Harbor Drive, Duluth, MN 55802.  Please make checks payable to “Duluth Curling Club”.
  • Contact us at duluthjuniorcurling@gmail.com if you have questions, or if you would like to curl but do not have a team.

Registered Teams

First (Skip's Name)Last (Skip's Name)Home Club
JakeZemanDuluth Curling Club
HannahStahlHibbing
ArcherSimpsonSt Paul Curling Club
MaxGrabowskiSPCC
AnyaNormandeauSt. Paul/Mankato/Wausau
AliciaQuelloBemidji
IsaacLisiDuluth Curling Club
EwanMoeDuluth Curling Club
AlexRisdalDuluth Curling Club
GunnerJacksonDuluth Curling Club
ClareSchapmanDuluth Curling Club
JosephGeorgeDuluth Curling Club
JonGaasvigBemidji
GraciaBergBemidji
KyanPonzioSPCC
HansBergBemidji
KevinTumaSt. Paul Curling Club
JaseWartgowChaska Curling Center
ChristineWhearst paul curling club
JoeWeimholtSt. Paul Curling Club
BenChirkawyPort Arthur CC
First (Skip's Name)Last (Skip's Name)Home Club

Past Winners

  • 2014 Evan Host, Cory Christensen, Quinn Evenson and Ethan Meyers

Register a Team Now!

Registration for the Elizabeth Busche Memorial Bonspiel is now closed.