1889 in Canadian football

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1889 in Canadian football
  1888 Canadian Football Seasons 1890  

Canadian Football News in 1889

In October 1889, L.A. Hamilton of Winnipeg donated a trophy which would represent the best team in the northwest (Manitoba & Northwest Territories). Commencing with the 1890-91 season, the Northwest Championship became a tournament played over a weekend (Usually in October but occasionally played in May). The Hamilton Cup was awarded annually to the champion of the tournament. The final championship game was won by St.John's Rugby Football Club of Winnipeg in May 1898.


1889 Season

Final regular season standings

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

Quebec Rugby Football Union [1]
Montreal Football Club 33001025
Britannia Football Club21101428
Bishop's College 1010239
McGill University 2020753

*Bold text means that they have clinched the playoffs

League Champions

Football UnionLeague Champion
ORFU Ottawa College
QRFU Montreal Football Club
Northwest Championship Winnipeg Football Club



QRFU Final

QRFU Final
Montreal Football Club 21Brittania Football Club 3
Montreal Football Club wins the 1890 QRFU Championship

ORFU Final

ORFU Final
Ottawa College 17 Toronto Argonauts 2
Ottawa College wins the 1890 ORFU Championship

Dominion Championship

No dominion championship game was played.

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  1. "1889: The Challenge Series" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-10-22.
  2. "1889 season".