1912 in Canadian football

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1912 in Canadian football
East Champions Toronto Argonauts
ORFU Champions Hamilton Alerts
4th Grey Cup
ChampionsHamilton Alerts
  1911 Canadian Football Seasons 1913  

Canadian football news in 1912

The Regina Rugby Club adopted the colours of the Canadian contingent in the Spanish–American War – red and black.


The Hamilton Alerts were suspended by the ORFU on November 23 for flaunting the authority of the Union. The Toronto Rowing and Athletic Club had protested a penalty call which had resulted in a victory for the Alerts. The ORFU ordered the game be re-played on the 23rd, but the Alerts refused to field a full team. The Alerts lost to Toronto, 39–7, while the main squad lost a regularly scheduled match in Hamilton to the Tigers, 12–8. The Alerts went on to defeat the Toronto Argonauts, 11–4, in the Grey Cup game. Many of the players joined the Tigers of IRFU the following season.

Source: [1]

McGill University ended Varsity's reign as Grey Cup champions in 1912, but refused to challenge for the trophy because the students didn't want to take time away from their studies. [2]

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 [3]
Toronto Argonauts 6510785610
Ottawa Rough Riders 642077658
Hamilton Tigers 633090666
Montreal Football Club 6060541120
Ontario Rugby Football Union [4]
Hamilton Alerts 431085546
Toronto Rowing and Athletic Association321064294
Parkdale Canoe Club 303016810
Intercollegiate Rugby Football Union [4]
McGill Redmen 431070416
Varsity Blues 431059556
Queen's University 404022550

*Bold text means that they have clinched the playoffs

Manitoba Rugby Football Union
Winnipeg Rowing Club531154287
St.John's Rugby Football Club513128543
Alberta Rugby Football Union
Calgary Tigers *431073196
Edmonton Eskimos431055206
Calgary YMCA40403920

* Calgary Tigers get first place based on 20-16 score in head to head games

League Champions

Football UnionLeague Champion
IRFU Toronto Argonauts
WCRFU Regina Rugby Club
CIRFU McGill University
ORFU Hamilton Alerts
MRFU Winnipeg Rowing Club
SRFU Regina Rugby Club
ARFU Calgary Tigers

Grey Cup Playoffs

Note: All dates in 1912

ORFU Playoff

November 23Toronto Rowing and Athletic Association 10 Hamilton Alerts 23

East Final

November 23 Toronto Argonauts 22 Toronto Varsity Blues 16

Playoff bracket

Quarter FinalsSemi FinalsGrey Cup Final
IRFU Toronto Argonauts 22
CIRFU University of Toronto 16
CIRFU University of Toronto 3
CIRFU McGilll University 14
IRFU Toronto Argonauts 4
ORFU Hamilton Alerts 11
ORFU Hamilton Alerts 23
ORFU Toronto Rowing Club 10

Grey Cup Championship

November 30

4th Annual Grey Cup Game: A.A.A. GroundsHamilton, Ontario

Toronto Argonauts 4 Hamilton Alerts 11
Hamilton Alerts are the 1912 Grey Cup Champions

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  1. "CFL Historical Timeline 1910s". Archived from the original on 24 October 2012. Retrieved 9 October 2019.
  2. "Grey Cup Memories: 1912". CFL.ca. 2005-08-31. Retrieved 2019-10-09.
  3. 2009 Canadian Football League Facts, Figures & Records, Canadian Football League Properties/Publications, Toronto, Ontario, ISBN   978-0-9739425-4-5, p.294
  4. 1 2 http://www.cflapedia.com/