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.

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[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