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Curling match, 1955
« on: Tuesday 15 September 20 23:35 BST (UK) »
I am looking for any newspaper articles about the visit of the U.S. national curling team to Scotland in 1955.  I don't know the precise date or where in Scotland the competition took place.  Specifically, I am seeking articles that refer to Ross H. Bennett or Helen C. Bennett, members of the American team
Wiltshire:  Banks, Taylor
Somerset:  Duddridge, Richards, Barnard, Pillinger
Gloucestershire:  Barnard, Marsh, Crossman
Bristol:  Banks, Duddridge, Barnard
Down:  Ennis, McGee
Wicklow:  Chapman, Pepper
Wigtownshire:  Logan, Conning
Wisconsin:  Ennis, Chapman, Logan, Ware
Maine:  Ware, Mitchell, Tarr

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Re: Curling match, 1955
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 16 September 20 01:19 BST (UK) »
A G*****e search for “Scotland versus USA curling 1955” returned a few interesting pieces.  One report about the ‘Scot Tour’ of 1955 on the United States Women’s Curling Association (uswca) website has a photograph of the team members as they are about to board the plane to travel to Scotland. The pictured team members are named and one is Mrs Ross Bennett.  The report gives some information but I don’t think it include dates or venues of planned matches - I don’t want to go back and check in case I loose this reply!   
It does say that the article is printed in the United States Women’s Curling Association Historical Review, 1947 to 1997.   
Hope it is of some interest.   
Anne

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Re: Curling match, 1955
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 16 September 20 01:44 BST (UK) »
Not much for U.S. Women Curlers anywhere they were just getting started internationally in the 1950's. 

As Anne suggested contact the USWACA and also Curling News they may have something. 

If you can find out what club she belonged to that should lead you to more about her.

Don


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Re: Curling match, 1955
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 16 September 20 07:37 BST (UK) »
Thanks, it was that report with the photograph of Helen that made me wonder if there might be additional stories in Scottish newspapers.  Ross and Helen were members of the Portage Curling Club in Portage, Columbia County, Wisconsin.  The women's team was called the Portage Tartans.
Wiltshire:  Banks, Taylor
Somerset:  Duddridge, Richards, Barnard, Pillinger
Gloucestershire:  Barnard, Marsh, Crossman
Bristol:  Banks, Duddridge, Barnard
Down:  Ennis, McGee
Wicklow:  Chapman, Pepper
Wigtownshire:  Logan, Conning
Wisconsin:  Ennis, Chapman, Logan, Ware
Maine:  Ware, Mitchell, Tarr