1923 in Canadian football

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1923 in Canadian football
East Champions Queen's University
West Champions Regina Rugby Club
11th Grey Cup
ChampionsQueen's University
  1922 Canadian Football Seasons 1924  

Canadian Football News in 1923

Calgary Tigers were renamed the 50th Battalion.

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

Queens University university in Kingston, Ontario, Canada

Queen's University at Kingston is a public research university in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. Founded on 16 October 1841, via a royal charter issued by Queen Victoria, the university predates Canada's founding by 26 years. Queen's holds more than 1,400 hectares of land throughout Ontario and owns Herstmonceux Castle in East Sussex, England. Queen's is organized into ten undergraduate, graduate, and professional faculties and schools.


Edmonton withdrew from competition.

Regular season

Final regular season standings

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

*Bold text means that they have clinched the playoffs

Manitoba Rugby Football Union
Winnipeg Victorias4400176208
University of Manitoba Varsity4220731084
Winnipeg Tammany Tigers4040421630
Saskatchewan Rugby Football Union
Regina Rugby Club43103886
Saskatoon Quakers41308382
Alberta Rugby Football Union - Edmonton
Edmonton Eskimos22003094
University of Alberta Varsity20209300

League Champions

Football UnionLeague 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 Playoffs

Note: All dates in 1923

ARFU Playoffs

ARFU Playoffs Games 1 & 2
October 27Edmonton Eskimos 13Calgary 50th Battalion 7
October 31Calgary 50th BattalionEdmonton Eskimos

West Semi-Final

November 3 Edmonton Eskimos 6 Regina Rugby Club 9

West Final

November 10 Regina Rugby Club 11Winnipeg Victorias 1

East Semi-Final

November 17Hamilton Rowing Club 1 Hamilton Tigers 24

East Final

November 24 Queen's University 13 Hamilton Tigers 5

Playoff Bracket

Quarter FinalsSemi FinalsGrey Cup Final
CIRFU Queen's University
CIRFU Queen's University 13
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
MRFU Winnipeg Victorias 1
SRFU Regina Rugby Club 11
SRFU Regina Rugby Club 9
ARFU Edmonton Eskimos 6

Grey Cup Championship

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-Stars

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

Dr. Warren Bertram Snyder was a Canadian athlete and doctor. Snyder competed for Canada in Rowing in the 1924 Summer Olympics. Snyder won the silver medal as crew member of the Canadian boat in the eights event. Before he competed in the men's eights at the 1924 Summer Olympics, Snyder was well known as a basketball, baseball, and rugby football player. As a 17-year old, he helped the University of Toronto Varsity Blues defeat the Toronto Argonauts 16-3 to win the Grey Cup in 1920. At the 1924 Olympics, his Varsity Blues eights squad, which consisted of Arthur Bell, Ivor Campbell, Robert Hunter, William Langford, Harold Little, John Smith, Norman Taylor, and William Wallace, lost their heat to the United States, but earned the right to compete in the final by winning the repêchage. There they were again defeated by the United States, but captured the silver medal ahead of the Italians and the Britons.

Harry "Red" Batstone was a star football player in the Canadian Football League for three seasons for the Toronto Argonauts. He was inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame in 1963 and into the Canada's Sports Hall of Fame in 1975.

Johnny Evans was a university all-star and Grey Cup champion Canadian football quarterback.

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  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