Chuck Chapman was a versatile sports figure, winning in football, lacrosse, and soccer. Along with his brother Art, he excelled in basketball. The two Chapmans were the only brothers to have both played on five championship teams. As captain of BC’s “Team of the Century,” the 1945-46 Victoria Dominoes, Chuck had the honour of dining with the Queen on the Royal Yacht.

Chapman captained the 1933 and 1935 Victoria Blue Ribbons to win the BC and Canadian Senior A basketball championships. In 1936, the Blue Ribbons now renamed as the Dominoes, won the BC championships, but narrowly lost the national title to the Windsor Fords.

Chapman was then picked up by the Windsor Fords to join their team in representing Canada at the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin. The Canadian men went on to win the silver medal, narrowly losing the gold medal final by a single point.

With Chapman as their captain, the Victoria Dominoes went on to win both the 1939 and 1946 provincial and national titles. The 1946 team went undefeated during both the season or playoffs and was named BC’s “Team of the Century.”