A quartet of Kingston lady curlers representing the Middleton Curling Club, not only captured the Rose Bowl Competition (emblematic of curling supremacy in Nova Scotia) in 1955, but repeated the feat three years later in 1958. Led by skip Clara “Jimmy” MacDonald, the rink also consisted of mate Marion Bowlby, second Jean Walcroft, and lead Alice Marshall.
In their 1955 victory in Bridgewater, the ladies racked up an impressive 5-0 slate recording sixty- eight points while allowing only twenty-nine against them. They notched successive wins over Wolfville, Halifax, Bridgewater, Dartmouth and Bridgewater again in the final. This was reported to be Middleton’s first Provincial Senior title in any sport since the 1923 baseball team.
In their 1958 repeat as champions, the MacDonald skipped rink had a tougher time. Playing in Sydney, the team started off with a blazing three straight wins. On the final day of competition, however, Middleton dropped the first game to Halifax but came storming back in the final game to eke out a victory over Halifax by a 7-5 score.
It is never easy to win Provincial laurels once, let alone twice, but that was the accomplishment of this very fine team of ladies representing the Middleton Curling Club.