1959 CFL season

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
1959 CFL season
Regular season
Duration June, 1959 – October, 1959
Playoffs
Start date November 4, 1959
East Champions Hamilton Tiger-Cats1959-11-21
West Champions Winnipeg Blue Bombers1959-11-14
47th Grey Cup
Date November 28, 1959
Site Exhibition Stadium, Toronto
Champions Winnipeg 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.

Regular season[edit]

Final regular season standings[edit]

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[edit]

Note: All dates in 1959

SEMI-FINALS[edit]

Western Semi-Finals – Game 1
Edmonton Eskimos @ BC Lions
Date Away Home
November 4? Edmonton Eskimos 20 BC Lions 8
Western Semi-Finals – Game 2
BC Lions @ Edmonton Eskimos
Date Away Home
November 7? BC Lions 7 Edmonton Eskimos 41
  • Edmonton won the total-point series by 61–15. The Eskimos will play the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in the Western Finals.
Eastern Semi-Finals
Montreal Alouettes @ Ottawa Rough Riders
Date Away Home
November 7 Montreal Alouettes 0 Ottawa Rough Riders 43
  • The Rough Riders will play the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in the Eastern Finals.

FINALS[edit]

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

Playoff bracket[edit]

  Division Semifinals     Division Finals     47th Grey Cup
                           
  East     E2  Ottawa Rough Riders 17-7  
  E3  Montreal Alouettes 0     E1  Hamilton Tiger Cats 5-21    
  E2  Ottawa Rough Riders 43         E1  Hamilton Tiger Cats 7
      W1  Winnipeg Blue Bombers 21
  West     W2  Edmonton Eskimos 11-8    
  W3  BC Lions 8-7     W1  Winnipeg Blue Bombers 19-16  
  W2  Edmonton Eskimos 20-41  

[1]

Grey Cup Championship[edit]

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[edit]

1959 Eastern All-Stars[edit]

Offence[edit]

Defence[edit]

1959 Western All-Stars[edit]

Offence[edit]

Defence[edit]

1959 CFL Awards[edit]

1959 Miss Grey Cup[edit]

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

References[edit]

Preceded by
1958 CFL season
CFL seasons Succeeded by
1960 CFL season