1974 Macdonald Lassies Championship

The 1974 Canadian Ladies Curling Championship, known as the Macdonald Lassie for sponsorship reasons, Canada's national women's curling championship was held February 24-28, 1974 in Victoria, British Columbia.

The Emily Farnham rink, representing Saskatchewan won the event, the sixth straight title for that province. Saskatchewan went undefeated through the tournament, and clinched the title after the eighth draw, as no other team could catch up to them. The event capped a stellar season for the team, which won 120 out of 122 games, with one of their two losses coming against a men's team.[1] It would be the only national championship appearance for Farnham.

The attendance for the week was 25,024.[2]


Alberta British Columbia Manitoba New Brunswick Newfoundland

St. Albert Ladies CC, St. Albert[3]
Skip: Marilyn Johnston
Third: Elaine Souness
Second: Irene Fielder
Lead: Marie Schultheiss

Kelowla Ladies CC, Kelowna

Skip: Marion Radcliffe
Third: Karen Lovdahl
Second: Phyliss McCrady
Lead: Darlene Tucker

Portage CC, Portage la Prairie

Skip: Merline Darbyshire
Third: Marjorie Marsh
Second: Pat McCaughan
Lead: Susan Dahl

Capital WC, Fredericton

Skip: Dorothy Sedgewick
Third: Jean Greenbank
Second: Mary McLellan
Lead: Nancy Syroid

Carol CC, Labrador City

Skip: Sue-Anne Bartlett
Third: Ann Bright
Second: Frances Hiscock
Lead: Mavis Pike

Nova Scotia Ontario Prince Edward Island Quebec Saskatchewan
Mayflower CC, Halifax

Skip: Joyce Myers
Third: Sharon Horne
Second: Penny LaRocque
Lead: Vickie Noseworthy

RA CC, Ottawa

Skip: Dawn Ventura
Third: Alma Milikin
Second: Sharon Skinner
Lead: Joyce Potter

Charlottetown CC, Charlottetown

Skip: Marie Toole
Third: Cathy Dillon
Second: Jeannie Boomhower
Lead: Pauline Johnston

Lachine CC, Lachine

Skip: Frida Payson
Third: Margaret Wilkinson
Second: Margaret Earle
Lead: Eleanor Weldon

Nutana CC, Saskatoon

Skip: Emily Farnham
Third: Linda Saunders
Second: Pat McBeath
Lead: Donna Collins



Final round robin standings[4]

Locale Skip W L
 Saskatchewan Emily Farnham 90
 Prince Edward Island Marie Toole 72
 British Columbia Marion Radcliffe 63
 Ontario Dawn Ventura 63
 Alberta Marilyn Johnston 63
Newfoundland Sue-Anne Bartlett 54
 Quebec Frida Payson 36
 Manitoba Merline Darbyshire 27
 Nova Scotia Joyce Myers 27
 New Brunswick Dorothy Sedgewick 09


  1. https://www.curling.ca/2015scotties-en/2015/02/19/team-farnhams-friendship-rooted-in-74-championship/
  2. Ottawa Citizen, March 1, 1974, pg 19, "It's (?) Saskatchewan again"
  3. 2017 Scotties Media Guide: 1961–2016 Player Appearances
  4. 2017 Scotties Media Guide: 1961–2016 W-L Records
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