NEW GLASGOW – The Bluenose Curling Club and Marion MacAulay only had to give the N.S. women’s Dominion curling championship trophy back to the NSCA for a few days as the MacAulay rink captured their second straight title with a 7-4 victory.
Representing the New Glasgow club the MacAulay team went 6-1 over the weekend at the Wolfville Curling Club, losing their only game 7-3 Sunday afternoon to Karen David of CFB Halifax Curling Club. They defeated the same team in the final.
“I think in the first game today we were quite nervous because we had won it last year and we were aware of how much was on the line and how much she wanted it,” said MacAulay. “I think we were just a little pumped up on our weight and their skip, Karen David, played a fantastic game and made everything. We got ourselves in trouble in that first game, but in the second we played really well.”
MacAulay said this season’s win means more to her team of Kerri Denny (third), Gilda Chisholm (second) and Ann MacLean (lead).
“It means that much more to us this year than last year,” she said. “It (Dominion nationals) was a fantastic event last year and we met the hosts for Thunder Bay when we were away last year and we just think it’s going to be a fantastic event to play in a curling town.”
The team will now represent N.S. at the 2013 Dominion Curling Club Championships in Thunder Bay in the fall. Although they just won and the event isn’t until the next curling season the team already has a goal of where they want to finish at the national event.
“The reason we stayed together for another year is we felt we could win the national,” said MacAulay. “We went 4-2 this year and we just had a little mishap in our last game to make the playoffs, so our goal is to bring it home for Nova Scotia.”
At the men’s Dominion championship the defending champion rink skipped by Wayne Sangster, also based out of the Bluenose Curling Club, went 1-2 and were eliminated early in the event.
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