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1959 CFL season

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

1959 CFL season
Regular season
DurationJune – October, 1959
Playoffs
Start dateNovember 4, 1959
East ChampionsHamilton Tiger-Cats1959-11-21
West ChampionsWinnipeg Blue Bombers1959-11-14
47th Grey Cup
DateNovember 28, 1959
SiteExhibition Stadium, Toronto
ChampionsWinnipeg Blue Bombers
← 1958 CFL seasons 1960 →

The 1959 CFL season was the sixth season in modern Canadian professional football, although officially it was the second season of the Canadian Football League. The Winnipeg Blue Bombers played the Hamilton Tiger-Cats for the third straight time in the Grey Cup final. The Bombers won the rubber match in a defensive showdown.[1]

Regular season

Final regular season standings

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

Western Interprovincial Football Union
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
Winnipeg Blue Bombers 16 12 4 0 418 272 24
Edmonton Eskimos 16 10 6 0 370 221 20
BC Lions 16 9 7 0 306 301 18
Calgary Stampeders 16 8 8 0 356 301 16
Saskatchewan Roughriders 16 1 15 0 212 567 2
Interprovincial Rugby Football Union
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
Hamilton Tiger-Cats 14 10 4 0 298 162 20
Ottawa Rough Riders 14 8 6 0 275 217 16
Montreal Alouettes 14 6 8 0 193 305 12
Toronto Argonauts 14 4 10 0 192 274 8
  • Bold text means that they have clinched the playoffs.
  • Winnipeg and Hamilton both have first round byes.

Grey Cup playoffs

Note: All dates in 1959

Semi-finals

Western Semi-Finals
Edmonton Eskimos vs BC Lions
Game Date Away Home
1 November 4? Edmonton Eskimos 20 BC Lions 8
2 November 7? BC Lions 7 Edmonton Eskimos 41
Edmonton won the total-point series 61–15
Eastern Semi-Finals
Montreal Alouettes @ Ottawa Rough Riders
Date Away Home
November 7 Montreal Alouettes 0 Ottawa Rough Riders 43

Finals

Western Finals
Winnipeg Blue Bombers vs Edmonton Eskimos
Game Date Away Home
1 November 11 Winnipeg Blue Bombers 19 Edmonton Eskimos 11
2 November 14 Edmonton Eskimos 8 Winnipeg Blue Bombers 16
Winnipeg wins the best of three series 2–0
Eastern Finals
Hamilton Tiger-Cats vs Ottawa Rough Riders
Game Date Away Home
1 November 14 Hamilton Tiger-Cats 5 Ottawa Rough Riders 17
2 November 21 Ottawa Rough Riders 7 Hamilton Tiger-Cats 21
Hamilton won the total-point series by 26–24

Playoff bracket

Semifinals Finals 47th Grey Cup
E1 Hamilton Tiger-Cats 26
(5+21)
E2 Ottawa Rough Riders 43 E2 Ottawa Rough Riders 24
(17+7)
E3 Montreal Alouettes 0 E1 Hamilton Tiger-Cats 7
W1 Winnipeg Blue Bombers 21
W1 Winnipeg Blue Bombers 2
(19,16)
W2 Edmonton Eskimos 61
(20+41)
W2 Edmonton Eskimos 0
(11,8)
W3 BC Lions 15
(8+7)

[2]

Grey Cup Championship

November 28

47th Annual Grey Cup Game: Exhibition StadiumToronto, Ontario

Western Champions Eastern Champions
Winnipeg Blue Bombers 21 Hamilton Tiger-Cats 7
The Winnipeg Blue Bombers are the 1959 Grey Cup Champions
  • Note: Western Semi-Final dates are not confirmed, however since [1] the regular season ended October 26 in the West, and October 31 in the East, and [2] all other playoff dates, as well as the Grey Cup date are accurate, it is reasonable to assume the above dates are accurate.

CFL Leaders

1959 Eastern All-Stars

Offence

Defence

1959 Western All-Stars

Offence

Defence

1959 CFL Awards

1959 Miss Grey Cup

  • Miss BC Lions Anna Finlayson was named Miss Grey Cup 1959

References

  1. ^ "Grey Cup Memories: 1959". CFL.ca. 2005-11-12. Retrieved 2019-10-06.
  2. ^ "1963".
  3. ^ "CFLapedia".
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