1979 Macdonald Lassies Championship

The 1979 Macdonald Lassies Championship, the Canadian women's curling championship was held February 25-March 2, 1979, at the Town of Mount Royal Arena in Mount Royal, Quebec.

The 1979 event was the last women's championship to be sponsored by Macdonald Tobacco and it was also the first event to feature a playoff.

The winning Lindsay Sparkes rink from British Columbia would go on to represent Canada at the first ever Women's World Curling Championship, the 1979 Royal Bank of Scotland World Women's Curling Championship.


Alberta British Columbia Manitoba
Lethbridge CC, Lethbridge

Skip: Myrna McQuarrie
Third: Barb Davis
Second: Gayle Pilling
Lead: Diane Smummach

North Shore WC, North Vancouver

Skip: Lindsay Sparkes
Third: Dawn Knowles
Second: Robin Wilson
Lead: Lorraine Bowles

Stony Mountain CC, Stony Mountain

Skip: Chris Pidzarko
Third: Rose Tanasichuk
Second: Iris Armstrong
Lead: Patti Vande

New Brunswick Newfoundland Nova Scotia
Bathurst CC, Bathurst

Skip: Anne Orser
Third: Pat Maher
Second: Elvera Kennah
Lead: Shirley Gammon

Carol CC, Labrador City

Skip: Sue Anne Bartlett
Third: Patricia Dwyer
Second: Joyce Narduzzi
Lead: Mavis Pike

CFB Halifax CC, Halifax

Skip: Penny LaRocque
Third: Brenda Shutt
Second: Colleen Jones
Lead: Charmaine Murray

Ontario Prince Edward Island Quebec
Boulevard CC, Toronto

Skip: Pat Reid
Third: Sandi Norton
Second: Carmel O'Malley
Lead: Lynda Stoyka

Community CC, Crapaud

Skip: Elayne Thompson
Third: Ruth Cutcliffe
Second: Louise Thompson
Lead: Julie Robinson

Baie-D'Urfé CC, Baie-D'Urfé

Skip: Lorraine Bowes
Third: Faye Gardiner
Second: Joan Brown
Lead: Barbara Donnelly

Saskatchewan Northwest Territories/Yukon
Granite CC, Saskatoon

Skip: Barb Despins
Third: Lynne Fuller
Second: Elaine Farkas
Lead: Diane Lynn

Hay River CC, Hay River

Skip: Margaret Whitlock
Third: Marion Clifford
Second: Delaine Kardash
Lead: Amber Schroter


Teams to Playoffs
Teams to Tie-Breakers
Locale Skip W L
 British Columbia Lindsay Sparkes 82
 Manitoba Chris Pidzarko 73
Newfoundland Sue Anne Bartlett 73
 Saskatchewan Barb Despins 73
 Nova Scotia Penny LaRocque 73
 Quebec Lorraine Bowes 73
 Alberta Myrna McQuarrie 64
 Ontario Pat Reid 37
 Prince Edward Island Elayne Thompson 19
 Northwest Territories/ Yukon Margaret Whitlock 19
 New Brunswick Anne Orser 19

Tie breakers


  Semifinal     Final
    1  British Columbia 7
  2  Manitoba 10     2  Manitoba 4
  3 Newfoundland 2  


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