Curl Mesabi Classic

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The Curl Mesabi Classic (also known as the Curl Mesabi Cash Spiel; formerly the Iron Trail Motors Shoot-Out) is an annual bonspiel, or curling tournament, that takes place at Curl Mesabi's venue, the Range Recreation and Civic Center, in Eveleth, Minnesota. The tournament is held in a round-robin format. The men's tournament, started in 2007, is part of the World Curling Tour and has been held every year since. Women were allowed to participate in the men's tournament until 2011, when a separate women's tournament was created. The women's event was not held in 2013. The event is part of the United States Order of Merit System, used to determine the teams which will directly qualify to the National Championships each year.[1] The bonspiel is also part of the Great Lakes Curling Tour.[2][3]

Past champions[edit]

Only skip's name is displayed.


Year Winning team Runner up team Purse (USD)
2007 Minnesota Pete Fenson Wisconsin Craig Brown
2008 Minnesota Tyler George Minnesota Cassandra Potter1
2009 Minnesota John Shuster Manitoba Andrew Wickman
2010 Ontario Jeff Currie Minnesota John Benton $17,200
2011 Wisconsin Craig Brown Minnesota Todd Birr $17,200
2012 Minnesota Tyler George Minnesota Todd Birr $21,500
2013 Ontario Bryan Burgess Switzerland Sven Michel $21,500
2014 Minnesota Mike Farbelow Ontario Al Hackner $22,000
2015 Minnesota John Shuster Ontario Dylan Johnston $21,000
2016 Minnesota Heath McCormick Minnesota John Shuster $26,000
  1. ^ Although Potter skipped a women's team, she was allowed to participate and became runner-up.


Year Winning team Runner up team Purse (USD)
2011 Minnesota Cassandra Potter Minnesota Allison Pottinger $10,000
2012 Alberta Jessie Kaufman Minnesota Allison Pottinger $12,500
2014 Ontario Tracy Horgan Wisconsin Erika Brown $11,000
2015 Ontario Krista McCarville Minnesota Cory Christensen $9,000
2016 Alberta Nadine Chyz Minnesota Cassandra Potter $11,000


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