1963 CFL season

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1963 CFL season
Regular season
DurationJune, 1963 – October, 1963
Playoffs
Start dateNovember 9, 1963
East Champions Hamilton Tiger-Cats 1963-11-24
West Champions BC Lions 1963-11-23
51st Grey Cup
DateNovember 30, 1963
Site Empire Stadium, Vancouver
ChampionsHamilton Tiger-Cats
  1962 CFL seasons 1964  

The 1963 Canadian Football League season is considered to be the tenth season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the sixth Canadian Football League season.

Contents

CFL News in 1963

Charter Membership into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame started on June 19.

Average attendance exceeded 20,000 spectators per game for the first time in league history. The league has consistently drawn at least that number of fans to its games ever since.

Regular season standings

Final regular season standings

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

Western Football Conference
TeamGPWLTPFPAPts
BC Lions 16124038723224
Calgary Stampeders 16104242732322
Saskatchewan Roughriders 1677222326616
Winnipeg Blue Bombers 1679030232514
Edmonton Eskimos 1621402204254
Eastern Football Conference
TeamGPWLTPFPAPts
Hamilton Tiger-Cats 14104031221420
Ottawa Rough Riders 1495032628418
Montreal Alouettes 1468027729712
Toronto Argonauts 1431102023106
  • Bold text means that they have clinched the playoffs.
  • British Columbia and Hamilton have first round byes.

Grey Cup playoffs

Note: All dates in 1963

Conference Semi-Finals

Western Semi-Finals
Saskatchewan Roughriders vs Calgary Stampeders
GameDateAwayHome
1November 9 Saskatchewan Roughriders 9 Calgary Stampeders 35
2November 11 Calgary Stampeders 12 Saskatchewan Roughriders 39
Saskatchewan won the total-point series 48–47
Eastern Semi-Finals
Montreal Alouettes @ Ottawa Rough Riders
DateAwayHome
November 9 Montreal Alouettes 5 Ottawa Rough Riders 17

Conference Finals

Western-Finals
BC Lions vs Saskatchewan Roughriders
GameDateAwayHome
1November 16 BC Lions 19 Saskatchewan Roughriders 7
2November 20 Saskatchewan Roughriders 13 BC Lions 8
3November 23 Saskatchewan Roughriders 1 BC Lions 36
BC wins the best of three series 2–1
Eastern Finals
Hamilton Tiger-Cats vs Ottawa Rough Riders
GameDateAwayHome
1November 16 Hamilton Tiger-Cats 45 Ottawa Rough Riders 0
2November 24 Ottawa Rough Riders 35 Hamilton Tiger-Cats 18
Hamilton won total-point series 63–35

Playoff bracket

 Division Semifinals  Division Finals   51st Grey Cup
              
 East  E1 Hamilton Tiger-Cats 63
(45+18)
 
 E2 Ottawa Rough Riders 17  E2 Ottawa Rough Riders 35
(0+35)
  
 E3 Montreal Alouettes 5    E1 Hamilton Tiger-Cats 21
   W1 BC Lions 10
 West  W1 BC Lions 2
(19,8,36)
  
 W2 Calgary Stampeders 47
(35+12)
  W2 Saskatchewan Roughriders 1
(7,13,1)
 
 W3 Saskatchewan Roughriders 48
(9+39)
 

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Grey Cup Championship

November 30

51st Annual Grey Cup Game: Empire StadiumVancouver, British Columbia

Western Champion Eastern Champion
BC Lions 10 Hamilton Tiger-Cats 21
The Hamilton Tiger-Cats are the 1963 Grey Cup Champions

CFL Leaders

1963 CFL All-Stars

Offence

Defence

1963 Eastern All-Stars

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1963 Western All-Stars

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1963 CFL Awards

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References

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  2. "CFLapedia".