1963 CFL season

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1963 CFL season
Regular season
Duration June, 1963 – October, 1963
Playoffs
Start date November 9, 1963
East Champions Hamilton Tiger-Cats1963-11-24
West Champions BC Lions1963-11-23
51st Grey Cup
Date November 30, 1963
Site Empire Stadium, Vancouver
Champions Hamilton 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.

CFL News in 1963[edit]

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

Regular season standings[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 Football Conference
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
BC Lions 16 12 4 0 387 232 24
Calgary Stampeders 16 10 4 2 427 323 22
Saskatchewan Roughriders 16 7 7 2 223 226 16
Winnipeg Blue Bombers 16 7 9 0 302 325 14
Edmonton Eskimos 16 2 14 0 220 425 4
Eastern Football Conference
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
Hamilton Tiger-Cats 14 10 4 0 312 214 20
Ottawa Rough Riders 14 9 5 0 326 284 18
Montreal Alouettes 14 6 8 0 277 297 12
Toronto Argonauts 14 3 11 0 202 310 6
  • Bold text means that they have clinched the playoffs.
  • British Columbia and Hamilton have first round byes.

Grey Cup playoffs[edit]

Note: All dates in 1963

Conference Semi-Finals[edit]

Western Semi-Finals – Game 1
Saskatchewan Roughriders @ Calgary Stampeders
Date Away Home
November 9 Saskatchewan Roughriders 9 Calgary Stampeders 35
Western Semi-Finals – Game 2
Calgary Stampeders @ Saskatchewan Roughriders
Date Away Home
November 11 Calgary Stampeders 12 Saskatchewan Roughriders 39
  • Saskatchewan won the total-point series by 48–47. The Roughriders will play the BC Lions in the Western Finals.
Eastern Semi-Finals
Montreal Alouettes @ Ottawa Rough Riders
Date Away Home
November 9 Montreal Alouettes 5 Ottawa Rough Riders 17
  • The Rough Riders will play the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in the Eastern Finals.

Conference Finals[edit]

Western-Finals – Game 1
BC Lions @ Saskatchewan Roughriders
Date Away Home
November 16 BC Lions 19 Saskatchewan Roughriders 7
Western Finals – Game 2
Saskatchewan Roughriders @ BC Lions
Date Away Home
November 20 Saskatchewan Roughriders 13 BC Lions 8
Western Finals – Game 3
Saskatchewan Roughriders @ BC Lions
Date Away Home
November 23 Saskatchewan Roughriders 1 BC Lions 36
  • BC wins the best of three series 2–1. The Lions will advance to the Grey Cup Championship game.
Eastern Finals – Game 1
Hamilton Tiger-Cats @ Ottawa Rough Riders
Date Away Home
November 16 Hamilton Tiger-Cats 45 Ottawa Rough Riders 0
Eastern Finals – Game 2
Ottawa Rough Riders @ Hamilton Tiger-Cats
Date Away Home
November 24 Ottawa Rough Riders 35 Hamilton Tiger-Cats 18
  • Hamilton won 2 game total-point series by 63–35. The Tiger-Cats will advance to the Grey Cup Championship game.

Playoff bracket[edit]

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

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Grey Cup Championship[edit]

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[edit]

1963 CFL All-Stars[edit]

Offence[edit]

Defence[edit]

1963 Eastern All-Stars[edit]

Offence[edit]

Defence[edit]

1963 Western All-Stars[edit]

Offence[edit]

Defence[edit]

1963 CFL Awards[edit]

References[edit]

Preceded by
1962 CFL season
CFL seasons Succeeded by
1964 CFL season