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Duluth set to host USSMCA Bonspiel

By Seppo Sormunen, USSMCA Host Committee

ship-quality ice under one roof with unobstructed views of all eight sheets from the upper level club room. Te club is within short walking distance of the host hotel via a heated skywalk. A full service curling supply store is located on the lower level of the club. Located in the downtown waterfront Duluth Entertainment & Convention Center, the club is close to shopping, dining and tourist attractions. Te championships are sponsored by the USSMCA and are open to curl-


ers aged 55 and up. Te 43rd USSMCA event will be Feb. 14-17. Te first 64 teams to submit complete registrations will be guaranteed a place in the bonspiel. Te event includes three separate championships based on age groups: the 16 oldest teams, with every member being at least 68 years old, will compete for the masters championship. Te next 16 oldest teams, with every member being at least 63 years old, will compete for the super senior championship. Te remaining 32 teams will be in the senior championship. Any team can request to play in the senior championship regardless of age. Te event provides a great opportunity to see old friends, make new ones,

and play in one of the finest curling facilities in the U.S. While the Duluth Curling Club has a long curling tradition dating back to 1891, the current club is an example of modern design. Recently renovated club room, kitch- en and bar areas, downstairs indoor ice area, new ice floor, and technology upgrades make for a great curling experience. Live online video feed is pro- vided on four of the sheets so family members and friends can watch games on those sheets if they are unable to attend. Complete information can be found at the Duluth Curling Club website

at, and questions can be sent directly to sauna-

he United States Senior Men's Curling Association (USSMCA) championships return to Duluth in February. Te Duluth Curling Club features eight sheets of champion-


Winners of the Marsh Madness Summerspiel were (l-r) Kyle Mitchell, Mark Hartman, Teran Michaelis, and Justin Ramm.

Marsh Madness July 13-15, 2018 // Tri-City (Wis.) Curling Club

PLACE 1EW–Madison 1ERU–Eau Claire 2EW–Wausau TEAM

Mark Hartman, Theran Michaelis, Justin Ramm, Kyle Mitchell

Charlie Thompson, Coleman Thurston, Jake Thurston, Hans Nielsen

Wes Wendling, John Wilkerson, Jim Wendling, Noah Witte

2ERU–Stevens Point Matthew Davis, Erik Nielsen, Emily Kutchera, Terry Davis

3EW–Madison 3ERU–Superior 4EW–Lodi 4ERU–Appleton

Willie Wilberg, Dwayne Jacobson, Richard Maskel, Tom Haferman

Mike O’Brien, Jim Seitz, Mona O’Brien, Alice Carlson

Chris Grinde, Gerald Peterson, Andy Kolberg, Ed Meier

Tom Triolo, Dave Fochs, Phil Peters, Michael Gast

Winners of the Cape Cod International Summerspiel were (l-r) Pam Wilson, Matt Tums, Steve Emt, Kirk Black, and Coach Marc DePerno (back).

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Winners of the Lighthouse Beachspiel at the Coastal Carolina Curling Club in Wilmington, N.C., were (l-r) Jeremy Hozjan, Chris Yeates, Angela Cella, and Neil Pifer.

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