1909 in Canadian football

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Canadian football news in 1909

Lord Earl Grey, the Governor General of Canada, donated a trophy to be awarded for the Dominion Football Championship of Canada. Only teams registered with the Canadian Rugby Union were eligible to compete for the trophy. The championship game was played in Toronto at Rosedale Field on December 4 between the University of Toronto and the Toronto Parkdale Canoe Club with the University of Toronto winning 26–6 before 3,807 fans. Hugh Gall kicked a record eight singles in the game for the U of T. The gross revenue was $2,616.40.

On December 11, following an invitation from the New York Herald newspaper, the Hamilton Tigers and Ottawa Rough Riders played an exhibition game of Canadian football in New York City at Van Cortland Park. The Tigers won 11–6 before 15,000 fans.

Regular season

Final regular season standings

Note: GP = Games Played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, PF = Points For, PA = Points Against, Pts = Points

Interprovincial Rugby Football Union[1]
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
Hamilton Tigers 6 5 1 0 111 22 10
Ottawa Rough Riders 6 5 1 0 76 71 10
Toronto Argonauts 6 1 5 0 54 93 2
Montreal Football Club 6 1 5 0 36 91 2
Ontario Rugby Football Union[2]
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
Toronto Amateur Athletic Club 4 3 1 0 51 30 6
Toronto Parkdale Canoe Club 4 3 1 0 92 20 6
Peterborough Pets 4 0 4 0 19 112 0
Intercollegiate Rugby Football Union[2]
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
Varsity Blues 6 6 0 0 166 27 12
Queen's University 6 3 3 0 84 63 6
McGill Redmen 6 2 4 0 75 56 4
University of Ottawa 6 1 5 0 31 179 2

*Bold text means that they have clinched the playoffs

Manitoba Rugby Football Union
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
St.John's Rugby Football Club 4 3 1 0 38 35 6
Winnipeg Rowing Club 4 1 3 0 35 38 2

League Champions

Football Union League Champion
IRFU Ottawa Rough Riders
CIRFU University of Toronto
ORFU Toronto Parkdale
MRFU St. John's College
ARFU Calgary Tigers

Grey Cup Playoffs

Note: All dates in 1909

IRFU Playoff

Date Away Home
November 20 Ottawa Rough Riders 14 Hamilton Tigers 8
  • Ottawa advances to the East Semi-Final.

ORFU Playoff

Date Away Home
November 27 Toronto Parkdale Canoe Club 9 Toronto Amateur Athletic Club 3
  • Toronto Parkdale advances to the Grey Cup.

East Semi-Final

Date Away Home
November 27 Ottawa Rough Riders 7 Toronto Varsity Blues 31
  • Toronto Varsity Blues advance to the Grey Cup.
Panoramic photograph of the Grey Cup playoffs between the Ottawa Rough Riders and the Toronto Varsity Blues, 27 November 1909

Playoff Bracket

Quarter Finals Semi Finals Grey Cup Final
                 
 
 
CIRFU University of Toronto 37
IRFU Ottawa Rough Riders 7
IRFU Ottawa Rough Riders 14
IRFU Hamilton Tigers 8
CIRFU University of Toronto 26
ORFU Toronto Parkdale 6
 
 
ORFU Toronto Parkdale 9
ORFU Toronto Amateur Athletic Club 3
 
 

Grey Cup Championship

December 4

1st Annual Grey Cup Game: Rosedale FieldToronto, Ontario

Toronto Varsity Blues 26 Toronto Parkdale Canoe Club 6
Toronto Varsity Blues are the 1909 Grey Cup Champions

References

  1. ^ 2009 Canadian Football League Facts, Figures & Records, Canadian Football League Properties/Publications, Toronto, Ontario, ISBN 978-0-9739425-4-5, p.294
  2. ^ a b http://www.cflapedia.com/


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