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1916 in sports

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1916 in sports

1916 in sports describes the year’s events in world sport.

Contents

Note — many sporting events did not take place because of World War I

American football

College championship

  • College football national championship – Pittsburgh Panthers
  • Events

  • 7 October — Georgia Tech Engineers defeats the Cumberland College Bulldogs by a score of 222–0, the most one-sided game in college football history.
  • Association football

    Europe

  • There is no major football in Europe due to World War I
  • South America

  • 9 July — CONMEBOL, the governing body of South American football, is founded
  • Australian rules football

    VFL Premiership

  • 2 September: Fitzroy wins the 20th VFL Premiership: Fitzroy 12.13 (85) d Carlton 8.8 (56) at Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG). Fitzroy wins the title despite having finished last in the regular season.
  • South Australian Football League:

  • not contested due to World War I
  • West Australian Football League:

  • 9 September: South Fremantle 7.12 (54) defeat East Fremantle 5.5 (35) for their first WAFL premiership.
  • Bandy

    Sweden

  • Championship final – IFK Uppsala 3–2 Djurgårdens IF
  • Baseball

    World Series

  • 7–12 October — Boston Red Sox defeats the Brooklyn Robins by 4 games to 1 to win the 1916 World Series.
  • Events

  • The Philadelphia Athletics finish the season with a record of 36–117 or a .235 winning percentage, the worst Major League Baseball record since 1900.
  • Winnipeg Maroons wins the Northern League Championship
  • The Federal League goes out of business in a settlement with organised baseball that leaves out one club; the Baltimore Terrapins pursue a legal remedy
  • Boxing

    Events

  • Having already lost to him earlier in the year, Battling Levinsky defeats Jack Dillon in 12 rounds at Boston to claim the World Light Heavyweight Championship.
  • The series of fights between Ted "Kid" Lewis and Jack Britton continues with Britton taking the World Welterweight Championship into 1917.
  • Lineal world champions

  • World Heavyweight Championship – Jess Willard
  • World Light Heavyweight Championship – Jack Dillon → Battling Levinsky
  • World Middleweight Championship – Al McCoy
  • World Welterweight Championship – Ted "Kid" Lewis → Jack Britton
  • World Lightweight Championship – Freddie Welsh
  • World Featherweight Championship – Johnny Kilbane
  • World Bantamweight Championship – Kid Williams
  • World Flyweight Championship – Jimmy Wilde
  • Canadian football

    Grey Cup

  • not contested due to World War I
  • Cricket

    Events

  • There is no first-class cricket in England, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa or the West Indies due to World War I
  • India

  • Bombay Quadrangular – Europeans
  • Cycling

    Tour de France

  • not contested due to World War I
  • Giro d'Italia

  • not contested due to World War I
  • Figure skating

    World Figure Skating Championships

  • not contested due to World War I
  • Golf

    Events

  • The inaugural USPGA Championship is held as a matchplay tournament
  • Major tournaments

  • British Open – not contested due to World War I
  • June 29–30 — US Open – Chick Evans
  • October 10–14 — USPGA Championship – Jim Barnes
  • Other tournaments

  • British Amateur – not contested due to World War I
  • US Amateur – Chick Evans
  • Horse racing

    England

  • Grand National – not held due to World War I
  • 1,000 Guineas Stakes – Canyon
  • 2,000 Guineas Stakes – Clarissimus
  • Epsom Derby – Fifinella
  • Epsom Oaks – Fifinella
  • St. Leger Stakes – Hurry On
  • Australia

  • Melbourne Cup – Sasanof
  • Canada

  • Queen's Plate – Mandarin
  • Ireland

  • Irish Grand National – All Sorts
  • Irish Derby Stakes – Furore
  • USA

  • May 13 — Kentucky Derby – George Smith
  • Preakness Stakes – Damrosch
  • Belmont Stakes – Friar Rock
  • Ice hockey

    Stanley Cup

  • Montreal Canadiens wins the National Hockey Association (NHA) championship
  • Portland Rosebuds wins the Pacific Coast Hockey Association (PCHA) championship, the first United States team to do so
  • 20–30 March — Montreal Canadiens defeats Portland Rosebuds in the 1916 Stanley Cup Finals by 3 games to 2
  • Events

  • Winnipeg 61st Battalion wins the Allan Cup
  • Motor racing

    Grand Prix racing

  • No Grand Prix races are held in Europe from 1915 to 1920 inclusive.
  • Indianapolis 500

  • 30 May — 6th running of the Indianapolis 500 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway is won by Dario Resta (Great Britain) in a Peugeot L45.
  • Vanderbilt Cup

  • 16 November — 11th and final running of the original Vanderbilt Cup at Santa Monica is won by Dario Resta (Great Britain) driving a Peugeot EX3.
  • American Grand Prize

  • 18 November — 7th and final running of the American Grand Prize takes place at Santa Monica over 648.934 km (13.519 km x 48 laps) and is won by Howdy Wilcox and Johnny Aitken (both USA) driving a Peugeot EX5 in 4:42:47. The race is eventually revived in 1958 as the Formula One United States Grand Prix.
  • Olympic Games

    1916 Summer Olympics

  • The 1916 Summer Olympics, due to take place in Berlin, are cancelled due to World War I
  • Rowing

    The Boat Race

  • Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race – not contested due to World War I
  • Rugby league

    England

  • All first-class competitions are cancelled due to World War I
  • Australia

  • NSW Premiership – Balmain 5–3 South Sydney (grand final)
  • New Zealand

  • 1916 New Zealand rugby league season
  • Rugby union

    Five Nations Championship

  • Five Nations Championship series is not contested due to World War I
  • Speed skating

    Speed Skating World Championships

  • not contested due to World War I
  • Tennis

    Australia

  • Australian Men’s Singles Championship – not contested due to World War I
  • England

  • Wimbledon Men's Singles Championship – not contested due to World War I
  • Wimbledon Women's Singles Championship – not contested due to World War I
  • France

  • French Men’s Singles Championship – not contested due to World War I
  • French Women’s Singles Championship – not contested due to World War I
  • USA

  • American Men's Singles Championship – Richard Norris Williams (USA) defeats Bill Johnston (USA) 4–6 6–4 0–6 6–2 6–4
  • American Women’s Singles Championship – Molla Bjurstedt Mallory (Norway) defeats Louise Hammond Raymond (USA) 6–0 6–1
  • Davis Cup

  • 1916 International Lawn Tennis Challenge – not contested
  • References

    1916 in sports Wikipedia


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