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Canadian Football News in 1923Edit

Calgary Tigers renamed the 50th Battalion.

Queen's defeats Regina 54–0 as Queen's scored a record nine touchdowns on December 1.

Edmonton withdrew from competition.

Regular seasonEdit

Final regular season standingsEdit

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 4 1 1 58 54 9
Toronto Argonauts 6 3 1 2 71 41 8
Montreal AAA 6 2 3 1 45 73 5
Ottawa Rough Riders 6 1 5 0 54 60 2

Ontario Rugby Football Union[2]
Team GP W L T Pts
Hamilton Rowing Club 4 3 0 1 7
Parkdale Rowing Club 4 2 1 1 5
Toronto Varsity Orfuns 4 0 4 0 0

Intercollegiate Rugby Football Union[3]
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
Queen's University 4 4 0 0 70 14 8
Varsity Blues 4 1 3 0 38 52 2
McGill Redmen 4 1 3 0 31 73 2
*Bold text means that they have clinched the playoffs
Manitoba Rugby Football Union
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
Winnipeg Victorias 4 4 0 0 176 20 8
University of Manitoba Varsity 4 2 2 0 73 108 4
Winnipeg Tammany Tigers 4 0 4 0 42 163 0
Saskatchewan Rugby Football Union
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
Regina Rugby Club 4 3 1 0 38 8 6
Saskatoon Quakers 4 1 3 0 8 38 2
Alberta Rugby Football Union - Edmonton
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
Edmonton Eskimos 2 2 0 0 30 9 4
University of Alberta Varsity 2 0 2 0 9 30 0

League ChampionsEdit

Football Union League Champion
IRFU Hamilton Tigers
WCRFU Regina Roughriders
CIRFU Queen's University
ORFU Hamilton Rowing Club
MRFU Winnipeg Victorias
SRFU Regina Roughriders
ARFU Edmonton Eskimos

Grey Cup PlayoffsEdit

Note: All dates in 1923

ARFU PlayoffsEdit

Date Away Home
ARFU Playoffs Games 1 & 2
October 27 Edmonton Eskimos 13 Calgary 50th Battalion 7
October 31 Calgary 50th Battalion Edmonton Eskimos
  • Edmonton Eskimos win second game and ARFU championship by default. Game was originally scheduled for November 3 but it had to be moved up to accommodate the western playoff versus Regina. Calgary was unable to organize its players on short notice for a mid-week game in Edmonton.

West Semi-FinalEdit

Date Away Home
November 3 Edmonton Eskimos 6 Regina Rugby Club 9

West FinalEdit

Date Away Home
November 10 Regina Rugby Club 11 Winnipeg Victorias 1
  • Regina advances to the Grey Cup.

East Semi-FinalEdit

Date Away Home
November 17 Hamilton Rowing Club 1 Hamilton Tigers 24
  • Hamilton Tigers advances to the East Final.

East FinalEdit

Date Away Home
November 24 Queen's University 13 Hamilton Tigers 5
  • Queen's advances to the Grey Cup.

Playoff BracketEdit

  Quarter Finals Semi Finals Grey Cup Final
                           
  CIRFU  Queen's University  
 BYE  
  CIRFU  Queen's University 13  
EAST
  IRFU  Hamilton Tigers 5  
IRFU  Hamilton Tigers 24
  ORFU  Hamilton Rowing Club 1  
    CIRFU  Queen's University 54
  SRFU  Regina Rugby Club 0
  MRFU  Winnipeg Victorias  
 BYE  
  MRFU  Winnipeg Victorias 1
WEST
  SRFU  Regina Rugby Club 11  
SRFU  Regina Rugby Club 9
  ARFU  Edmonton Eskimos 6  

Grey Cup ChampionshipEdit

December 1

11th Annual Grey Cup Game: Varsity StadiumToronto, Ontario

Regina Rugby Club 0 Queen's University 54
Queen's University are the 1923 Grey Cup Champions

1923 Toronto Globe Eastern All-StarsEdit

NOTE: During this time most players played both ways, so the All-Star selections do not distinguish between some offensive and defensive positions.

ReferencesEdit

  1. 2009 Canadian Football League Facts, Figures & Records, Canadian Football League Properties/Publications, Toronto, Ontario, ISBN 978-0-9739425-4-5, p.294
  2. https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=QBJtjoHflPwC&dat=19231022&printsec=frontpage&hl=en Ottawa Citizen – October 22, 1923
  3. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=BGotAAAAIBAJ&sjid=SYoFAAAAIBAJ&pg=1198%2C1572699 The Montreal Gazette – November 12, 1923


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