First Ladies’ Championship

The ladies were by no means ignored during this period. The first Ladies’ Championship had taken place at the Lawn in 1883 and was won by Miss Bradshaw, but due to a lack of sufficient entries, the next championship was not held until 1891, when Miss Osborne of Sutton began a run of successes through 1894, defeating Mrs. Smith of Ottawa 3 times and then Mrs. Whitehead of Brantford at Ottawa.