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1911 in sports

1911 in sports describes the year's events in world sport.

Contents

American football

College championship

  • College football national championship – Princeton Tigers
  • Events

  • 25 November — the tradition of homecoming begins at the 1911 Kansas vs. Missouri football game.
  • Association football

    Cyprus

  • Anorthosis Famagusta FC founded (30 January)
  • Egypt

  • Zamalek SC is founded at Gezira Island, Cairo as "Thakanat Qasr El-Nil Club" (5 January)
  • England

  • The Football League – Manchester United 52 points, Aston Villa 51, Sunderland 45, Everton 45, Bradford City 45, The Wednesday 42
  • FA Cup final – Bradford City 1–0 Newcastle United at Crystal Palace, London (replay following 0–0 draw at Crystal Palace)
  • Germany

  • National Championship – Viktoria Berlin 3–1 VfB Leipzig at Dresden
  • Scotland

  • Scottish Football League – Rangers
  • Scottish Cup – Celtic 2–0 Hamilton Academical at Ibrox Park
  • Australian rules football

    VFL Premiership

  • Essendon wins the 15th VFL Premiership: Essendon 5.11 (41) d Collingwood 4.11 (35) at Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)
  • Bandy

    Sweden

  • Championship final – IFK Uppsala 6–0 Djurgårdens IF
  • Baseball

    World Series

  • 14–26 October — Philadelphia Athletics (AL) defeats New York Giants (NL) to win the 1911 World Series by 4 games to 2
  • Events

  • Chalmers Award – Frank Schulte, NL; Ty Cobb, AL
  • Boxing

    Events

  • Monte Attell loses his World Bantamweight Championship to Frankie Conley, but Conley holds the title a matter of days before losing to Johnny Coulon
  • Lineal world champions

  • World Heavyweight Championship – Jack Johnson
  • World Light Heavyweight Championship – vacant
  • World Middleweight Championship – vacant
  • World Welterweight Championship – vacant
  • World Lightweight Championship – Ad Wolgast
  • World Featherweight Championship – Abe Attell
  • World Bantamweight Championship – Monte Attell → Frankie Conley → Johnny Coulon
  • Canadian football

    Grey Cup

  • 25 November — 3rd Grey Cup – University of Toronto Varsity Blues 14–7 Toronto Argonauts
  • Cricket

    Events

  • Warwickshire wins its first-ever County Championship title, the first of the competition's "new clubs" to do so
  • England

  • County Championship – Warwickshire
  • Minor Counties Championship – Staffordshire
  • Most runs – Phil Mead 2562 @ 54.51 (HS 223)
  • Most wickets – Harry Dean 183 @ 17.43 (BB 9–109)
  • Wisden Cricketers of the Year – Frank Foster, J W Hearne, Sep Kinneir, Phil Mead, Herbert Strudwick
  • Australia

  • Sheffield Shield – New South Wales
  • Most runs – Aubrey Faulkner 1534 @ 59.00 (HS 204)
  • Most wickets – Bill Whitty 70 @ 20.27 (BB 6–17)
  • India

  • Bombay Triangular – Europeans shared with Hindus
  • New Zealand

  • Plunket Shield – Canterbury
  • South Africa

  • Currie Cup – Natal
  • West Indies

  • Inter-Colonial Tournament – Barbados
  • Cycling

    Tour de France

  • Gustave Garrigou (France) wins the 9th Tour de France
  • Figure skating

    World Figure Skating Championships

  • World Men's Champion – Ulrich Salchow (Sweden)
  • World Women's Champion – Lily Kronberger (Hungary)
  • World Pairs Champions – Ludowika Jakobsson-Eilers / Walter Jakobsson (Finland)
  • Golf

    Events

  • John McDermott becomes both the first American-born man and the youngest golfer (19 years, 10 months) to win the US Open
  • Major tournaments

  • British Open – Harry Vardon
  • US Open – John McDermott
  • Other tournaments

  • British Amateur – Harold Hilton
  • US Amateur – Harold Hilton
  • Horse racing

    England

  • Grand National – Glenside
  • 1,000 Guineas Stakes – Atmah
  • 2,000 Guineas Stakes – Sunstar
  • Epsom Derby – Sunstar
  • Epsom Oaks – Cherimoya
  • St. Leger Stakes – Prince Palatine
  • Australia

  • Melbourne Cup – The Parisian
  • Canada

  • Queen's Plate – St. Bass
  • Ireland

  • Irish Grand National – Reparator II
  • Irish Derby Stakes – Shanballymore
  • USA

  • Kentucky Derby – Meridian
  • Preakness Stakes – Watervale
  • Belmont Stakes – not contested due to anti-betting legislation in New York State
  • Ice hockey

    Stanley Cup

  • March — Ottawa Hockey Club wins the National Hockey Association (NHA) championship and Stanley Cup
  • 16 March — Ottawa forward Marty Walsh scores 10 goals in a 13–4 win over Port Arthur Seniors in a Stanley Cup challenge. His tally is second in Stanley Cup history to Frank McGee's 14-goal total on 16 January 1905.
  • Events

  • March — Winnipeg Victorias wins the Allan Cup
  • 13 November — NHA founding team Renfrew Creamery Kings drops out of the league and the players under contract are dispersed to other teams. Two franchises are sold to Toronto interests who intend to start in the 1911–12 season, but Toronto's new Arena Gardens is not ready for play.
  • 7 December — upon completion of artificial ice rinks in Vancouver and Victoria, British Columbia, the new professional Pacific Coast Hockey Association (PCHA) league is created by former NHA players Frank and Lester Patrick. A bidding war for players ensues with numerous NHA players leaving to play in the PCHA.
  • Motor racing

    Grand Prix racing

  • As in 1909 and 1910, there is no Grand Prix racing in Europe
  • Indianapolis 500

  • 30 May — inaugural Indianapolis 500 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway is won by Ray Harroun (USA) driving a Marmon "Wasp", which is based on Marmon's 1909 Model 32 and features the world's first rear-view mirror.
  • Monte Carlo Rally

  • 21 January — inaugural Monte Carlo Rally is organised by Albert I, Prince of Monaco and is won by Henri Rougier driving a Turcat-Mery.
  • Vanderbilt Cup

  • 27 November — 7th running of the Vanderbilt Cup at Savannah, Georgia over 468.93 km (27.52 km x 17 laps) is won by Ralph Mulford (USA) driving a Lozier 6 in 3:56:00.
  • American Grand Prize

  • 30 November — 3rd running of the American Grand Prize takes place at Savannah, Georgia over 660.48 km (27.52 km x 24 laps) and is won by David Bruce-Brown (USA) driving a FIAT S74 in 5:31:29.13.
  • Rowing

    The Boat Race

  • 1 April — Oxford wins the 68th Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race
  • Rugby league

    England

  • Championship – Oldham
  • Challenge Cup final – Broughton Rangers 4–0 Wigan at The Willows, Salford
  • Lancashire League Championship – Wigan
  • Yorkshire League Championship – Wakefield Trinity
  • Lancashire Cup – Oldham 4–3 Swinton
  • Yorkshire Cup – Wakefield Trinity 8–2 Huddersfield
  • Australia

  • NSW Premiership – Eastern Suburbs 11–8 Glebe (grand final)
  • Rugby union

    Five Nations Championship

  • 29th Five Nations Championship series is won by Wales who complete the inaugural Grand Slam by defeating all four of its opponents
  • Speed skating

    Speed Skating World Championships

  • Men's All-round Champion – Nikolay Strunnikov (Russia)
  • Tennis

    Australia

  • Australian Men's Singles Championship – Norman Brookes (Australia) defeats Horace Rice (Australia) 6–1 6–2 6–3
  • England

  • Wimbledon Men's Singles Championship – Anthony Wilding (New Zealand) defeats Herbert Barrett (GB) 6–4 4–6 2–6 6–2 retired
  • Wimbledon Women's Singles Championship – Dorothea Douglass Lambert Chambers defeats Dora Boothby 6–0 6–0
  • France

  • French Men's Singles Championship – André Gobert defeats Maurice Germot: details unknown
  • French Women's Singles Championship – Jeanne Matthey defeats Marguerite Broquedis: details unknown
  • USA

  • American Men's Singles Championship – William Larned defeats Maurice McLoughlin 6–4 6–4 6–2
  • American Women's Singles Championship – Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman defeats Florence Sutton 8–10 6–1 9–7
  • Davis Cup

  • 1911 International Lawn Tennis Challenge –  Australasia 4–0  United States at Hagley Park (grass) Christchurch, New Zealand
  • References

    1911 in sports Wikipedia


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