1906 in Canadian football

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1906 in Canadian football
Playoffs
ORFU Champions Hamilton Tigers
QRFU Champions Montreal Football Club
CIRFU Champions McGill University
1906 Dominion Championship
DateDecember 1, 1906
Site McGill University, Montreal
ChampionsHamilton Tigers
  1905 Canadian Football Seasons 1907  

The 1906 Canadian football season was the 15th season of organized play since the Canadian Rugby Union (CRU) was founded in 1892 and the 24th season since the creation of the Ontario Rugby Football Union (ORFU) and the Quebec Rugby Football Union (QRFU) in 1883. [1] The season concluded with the Hamilton Tigers defeating the McGill University Seniors in the 1906 Dominion Championship game. [2] [3]

Contents

Canadian football news in 1906

Specifications were first made for the size of football, where the ball had to be 11 inches long, 23 inches in circumference and 13 3/4 ounces in weight.

Goals from the Field and Free Kicks were increased to four points in the ORFU. Games were four 15-minute quarters in length. CIRFU lowered Goals from the Field to four points and Free Kicks to three points. Calgary City Rugby Football Club was formed March 14 at Calgary City Hall.

The Manitoba Rugby Football Union saw the four teams play an unbalanced schedule. Each team could earn a maximum of 30 points on the season. The value for a win was determined by the formula (30 divided by number of games scheduled). The Winnipeg Football Club was awarded 5 points per win; the Winnipeg Rowing Club and the St.John's Rugby Football Club were awarded 6 points per win and the Brandon Football Club was awarded 7.5 points per win.

The Winnipeg Football Club had difficulty getting a full team to show up to games and they folded midway through the season. The Winnipeg Football Club defaulted one game to each of the other teams. The final game of the season between the Rowing Club and the St.John's was not played as the Winnipeg Rowing Club had already been crowned as champions.

Regular season

Final regular season standings

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

Ontario Rugby Football Union [4]
TeamGPWLTPFPAPts
Hamilton Tigers 65101693410
Toronto Argonauts 6420129518
Toronto Victorias6231291105
Peterborough Pets6051381701
Quebec Rugby Football Union [4]
TeamGPWLTPFPAPts
Montreal Football Club 66002112212
Ottawa Rough Riders 642075498
St. Patrick's College6150451692
Montreal Westmounts6150431342
Intercollegiate Rugby Football Union [4]
TeamGPWLTPFPAPts
McGill 642097728
Toronto 633074366
Ottawa 6330421106
Queen's 624089844

*Bold text means that they have clinched the playoffs

Manitoba Rugby Football Union
TeamGPWLTPFPAPts
Winnipeg Rowing Club440059724
Brandon Football Club4310193122.5
St.John's Rugby Football Club41308526
Winnipeg Football Club615026225

League Champions

Football UnionLeague Champion
CIRFU McGill University
ORFU Hamilton Tigers
QRFU Montreal Football Club
MRFU Winnipeg Football Club

Playoffs

Dominion Semi-Final

AwayHome
Hamilton Tigers 11 Montreal Football Club 6

Dominion Championship

December 1

1906 Dominion Championship Game: McGill University - Montreal, Quebec

Hamilton Tigers 29 McGill 3
Hamilton Tigers are the 1906 Dominion Champions [2]

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