Hamilton Tigers 6 @ Balmy Beach 9

Game Details

  • The 15th Grey Cup
  • 14th Game of 1927
  • (Local)
  • at Varsity Stadium in Toronto, ON
    • Surface: Natural Grass
    • Attendance: 13,676
    • Capacity: 16,000

Game Notes

Balmy Beach refused to accept a challenge from Regina Roughriders for the Grey Cup to be played Dec. 3, 1927 at Varsity Stadium, citing injuries and loss of players to pro hockey.

Therefore, the East Final between the ORFU's Balmy Beach and IRFU's Hamilton Tigers became the Grey Cup championship.

At the next meeting of the CRU, rules were put in place which would guarantee western teams a place in the CRU playoffs. Details of compensation for western teams were also defined.

To prevent shenanigans from previous seasons, the WCRFU could be fined if the west failed to supply a challenger.

Chris Sinclair
None and 1927 Toronto and Hamilton Matchups
1927Week ExBB 11 @ HAM 5
The Grey CupHAM 6 @ BB 9


1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Tigers 0 0 6 0 6
Balmy Beach 7 2 0 0 9
Quarter scores
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Tigers 0 0 6 6 6
Balmy Beach 7 9 9 9 9

Tigers coach: Mike Rodden (L)
Balmy Beach coach: Harry Hobbs (W)

Game Time Weather in Toronto, ON

November 26th Daily Weather Summary for Toronto, ON
ConditionMin. Temp.Max. Temp.Precip.
NA -0.6°C 8.3°C 0.0 in.

Conditions at Wexford (11.46 km away). Weather courtesy of Environment Canada Data.

1927 Grey Cup game rosters provided by the CFL with additions and corrections to biographical data made by CFLdb contributors. Additional additions and corrections welcome.
Hamilton Tigers 1927 Grey Cup Roster
# PosName
11 MW Baker, Jack
19 U Bates, (Unknown)
22 U Boden, Cecil
5 OW Bowman, Tommy “Webb”
14 U Charters, (Unknown)
8 SN Cox, Ernie
9 IW Denman, Alex “Dazzy”
10 IW French, Gordon
19 HB Gibb, Bert
1 HB Languay, Timmy
3 HB Leadlay, Frank “Pep”
17 U McCrea, Jack “Jack Knife”
4 QB McKelvey, Frank
15 U Nolan, Pike
U Robinson, Bill
21 U Shuttleworth, Cliff
6 FW Small, Glen
20 OW Springstead, Bert
12 MW Timmis, Brian
OW Veale, Fred “Smut”
16 U Wager, Al
2 HB, QB Walker, Ken
7 HB Wright, Eddie
Balmy Beach 1927 Grey Cup Roster
# PosName
IW Amer, Nip
U Billings, Marble “Buck”
QB Cawkell, Scotty
SN Commins, Frank
MW Crowhurst, Ernie
U De Witt, Roy
HB Foster, Harry “Red”
MW Hamlin, Howard
IW Hendry, Frank
HB Hobbs, Harry
OW Keith, Jimmy
U McNichol, Bas
OW Menzies, Wilfred
U Metcalfe, Scotty
HB Moore, Mansell “Red”
QB Ponton, Alex Sr.
HB Smith, Earl
FW Snyder, Lou
HB Trimble, France
U Wright, Milton
League Records Set and Approached in HAM @ BB
Including known plays over 55 yards

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