Elizabeth Busche Memorial Junior Bonspiel – Dec 18-20, 2015

The Elizabeth Busche Memorial Junior Bonspiel has separate divisions for “competitive” (highly skilled) and “developing” (mostly teenagers, with a few remarkable younger teams) and “recreational” (adolescent) teams.

Scheduled Friday Draws (12/18)

6:00 PM Archer Simpson – St. Paul v Bryce Symens – Duluth
Jack Clasen – St. Paul v Lucas Goetzman – Duluth
Garrett Solum – Rice Lake v Ryan Marriot – St. Paul
Nate Weimholt – St. Paul v Calvin Lund – Duluth
Charlie Thompson – Rice Lake v Jake Zeman – Duluth
8:00 PM Marin Barrett – St. Paul v Emily Quello – Bemidji
Joshua Moore – Mapleton v Ty Milner – Duluth
Chiara DeLuca – Duluth v John Thro – Duluth
Hannah Stahl – Hibbing v Jake Garbes – Mapleton
Mackenzie Page – Mapleton v Melissa Runing – Mankato
Tristan Bakke – St. Paul v Lucas Goetzman – Duluth

Bonspiel Details

  • Junior teams from around the state have come to Duluth to participate in the Elizabeth Busche Memorial Junior Bonspiel.
  • Meals for participants included: Friday Night 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 on Sunday morning starting at 8:00am. T-shirts for all curlers, drawings for prizes, and trophies for winner and runner-up in each event.
  • Elizabeth Busche Memorial Fund announces plans to award educational gifts.
  • 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.
  • These annual educational gifts 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, or $120 USD with a deposit of $60 USD due upon registration. Send deposit or entry fee to:Attn: Dick (Elizabeth Busche Mem Jr Bonspiel): Duluth Curling Club,  327 Harbor Drive, Duluth, MN 55802
  • A complete entry and the $60 USD deposit will hold your spot in the event. Your entry will not be reserved without the deposit.
  • You will receive a confirming email once your complete entry and deposit are received, so please include your email address with your entry payment.
  • Deposits are fully refundable if you cancel more than 7 days in advance of the event.
  • Entry fees must be in US Funds.
  • Please contact Arlette DeGrio  if you would like to curl but do not have a team.
  • Contact us at duluthjuniorcurling@gmail.com if you have questions.
  • Hotel rooms blocked at the Radisson Hotel Duluth Harborview. Call (218) 727-8981 and ask for the curler’s rate of $95/night.

Registered Teams

First Last
Bryce Symens
Marriott Ryan
Garrett Solum
Hannah Stahl
Calvin Lund
Melissa Runing
Natalie Weimholt
Tristan Bakke
Archer Simpson
Jake Garbes
Joshua Moore
Mairin Barrett
Emily Quello
Jack Clasen
Mackenzie Page
Charlie Thompson

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.