Dunsmore Cup

The Dunsmore Cup (French: Coupe Dunsmore) is a Canadian sports trophy, presented annually to the winner of the university-level football competition conducted by Réseau du sport étudiant du Québec (RSEQ), the governing body for all student sports in the province of Quebec. The RSEQ university football conference, one of four within U Sports, was known as the Quebec University Football League before the 2011 season.

Dunsmore Cup
Awarded forRSEQ champion in U Sports football
First awarded1980
Presented byRéseau du sport étudiant du Québec
Current championsMontreal Carabins
Most titlesLaval Rouge et Or (15)[1]
Websitewww.sportetudiant-stats.com/universitaire/football/dunsmore.php

The Cup was first awarded in 1980 to the winner of the Ontario-Quebec Interuniversity Football Conference and, upon re-organisation into the Quebec Intercollegiate Football Conference (later the Quebec University Football League and now part of RSEQ), continues to be awarded as the Quebec conference's championship.[2]

The winner of the Dunsmore Cup goes on to play in either the Uteck Bowl or the Mitchell Bowl national semi-final, depending on annual rotations.

The Dunsmore Cup was donated by Bob Dunsmore of Queen's University, a 1915 Engineering graduate. He was the father of Robert Dunsmore, grandfather of Ross Dunsmore, Rosemary Dunsmore, and Katherine Camarta (née Dunsmore), and great grandfather of Andrew Dunsmore (b. 1983, Toronto), Shannon Sibold (b. 1984, Calgary), Michael Dunsmore (b. 1986, Toronto), William Sibold (b. 1989, Calgary), Georgia Sibold (b. 1992, Calgary), and Robert Van Wart (b. 1994, Toronto). Both Ross Dunsmore and Katherine Camarta are graduates of Queen's Law ('73, and '77 respectively).

WinnersEdit

Date Winning Team Score Losing Team Score Location
8 November 1980 Ottawa 13 Queen's 12 Ottawa, ON
14 November 1981 Queen's 26 McGill 19 Montréal, QC
6 November 1982 Concordia 25 Queen's 15 Montréal, QC
5 November 1983 Queen's 36 McGill 5 Kingston, ON
10 November 1984 Queen's 37 Bishop's 35 Lennoxville, QC
16 November 1985 Carleton 46 Concordia 21 Ottawa, ON
8 November 1986 Bishop's 38 Carleton 19 Lennoxville, QC
7 November 1987 McGill 32 Bishop's 16 Lennoxville, QC
5 November 1988 Bishop's 16 Queen's 7 Lennoxville, QC
4 November 1989 Queen's 39 Ottawa 18 Kingston, ON
10 November 1990 Bishop's 20 Queen's 9 Lennoxville, QC
9 November 1991 Queen's 34 Bishop's 31 Lennoxville, QC
7 November 1992 Queen's 32 Bishop's 6 Lennoxville, QC
6 November 1993 Concordia 10 Bishop's 7 Lennoxville, QC
5 November 1994 Bishop's 14 McGill 7 Montréal, QC
11 November 1995 Ottawa 8 Queen's 3 Ottawa, ON
9 November 1996 Ottawa 20 McGill 11 Ottawa, ON
8 November 1997* Queen's 7 Ottawa 24 Kingston, ON
15 November 1998 Concordia 17 Laval 12 Montréal, QC
13 November 1999 Laval 38 Ottawa 6 Ste. Foy, QC
11 November 2000 Ottawa 26 Laval 9 Ste. Foy, QC
10 November 2001* McGill 14 Laval 42 Québec, QC
9 November 2002 McGill 10 Concordia 6 Montréal, QC
9 November 2003 Laval 59 Concordia 7 Québec, QC
13 November 2004 Laval 30 Montréal 12 Montréal,QC
24 November 2005 Laval 19 Montréal 13 Québec, QC
11 November 2006 Laval 28 Concordia 12 Québec, QC
10 November 2007 Laval 35 Concordia 10 Québec, QC
9 November 2008 Laval 28 Concordia 17 Québec, QC
14 November 2009 Laval 31 Montréal 7 Québec, QC
13 November 2010 Laval 22 Sherbrooke 17 Québec, QC
12 November 2011 Laval 30 Montréal 7 Québec, QC
10 November 2012 Laval 40 Sherbrooke 17 Québec, QC
9 November 2013 Laval 14 Montréal 11 Québec, QC
15 November 2014 Montréal 12 Laval 9 Québec, QC
14 November 2015 Montréal 18 Laval 16 Québec, QC
12 November 2016 Laval 20 Montréal 17 Montréal, QC
11 November 2017 Laval 25 Montréal 22 Québec, QC
10 November 2018 Laval 14 Montréal 1 Québec, QC
9 November 2019 Montréal 25 Laval 10 Québec, QC
  • (*) Ottawa and Laval were later forced to forfeit all post season titles for use of ineligible players during the season.

RecordsEdit

Team GP W L Win %
Laval Rouge et Or 21 15 6 .714
Queen's Golden Gaels 12 7 5 .583
Bishop's Gaiters 9 4 5 .444
Ottawa Gee-Gees 7 4 3 .571
Montreal Carabins 11 3 8 .273
Concordia Stingers 9 3 6 .333
McGill Redmen 7 3 4 .429
Carleton Ravens 2 1 1 .500
Sherbrooke Vert et Or 2 0 2 .000

Note: Since 2001, Queen's and Ottawa have played in the Ontario University Athletics conference and no longer compete for the Dunsmore Cup.

Note: Carleton re-established their football program in 2013, after a 15-year absence, they now compete in the Ontario University Athletics conference and no longer compete for the Dunsmore Cup.

Note: Bishop's moved to the Atlantic University Sport conference for the 2017 U Sports football season and no longer competes for the Dunsmore Cup.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Past RSEQ Champions
  2. ^ Watkins, R. E. (2004). "Brief historical overview of Canadian University Football". Quebec University Football League. Archived from the original on 2011-05-15. Retrieved 2008-10-25.