The following season, the ORFU decided to play under the CRU rules (14 players per side, no snap-back, and no yards system), because of Hamilton and how they could beat teams with any sort of rules. With many set of rule changes, the ORFU survived for 50 another years and even teams participated in Grey Cup games in the early part of the 20th century. The ORFU teams that participated in the Grey Cup and won are the Hamilton Alerts in 1912, Toronto Balmy Beach in 1927 and 1930, and the Sarnia Imperials in 1934 and 1936.


Game action during the 1912 Grey Cup.
30 November 1912
Hamilton AAA Grounds, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada


Championship ring from the Hamilton Alerts.
Circa 1912


The 1930 Grey Cup champions, Toronto Balmy Beach.
Circa 1930
Varsity Stadium, Toronto, Ontario, Canada


An 1934 autographed football from the Sarnia Imperials.
Cicra 1934