Team Continental Bank

In the 1950s, Continental Bank played in the Banker’s league, competing against   top banks around the Chicago-area.   The league ended play in1959. That year First Chicago defeated Continental in the championship game to earn their first spot in the Grant Park Tournament of Champions. That year they took third place out of thirty-two teams.  In 1964 they won the tournament and in 1967 captured fourth place. From 1968 through 1974, Continental won the tournament seven consecutive years.  They also played in the Grant Park Industrial League, compiling a record of 126 wins and 6 losses, including league and tournament games. In 1971, they qualified to play in the national tournament in St. Louis. They finished seventh overall with a record of three wins and two losses, losing only to the Bobcats and Sobies.