"Chuck" Chapman was once extolled as "one of the two best Canadian players" the game of basketball had ever seen. His senior career spanned nineteen years and was highlighted by his play for the silver medal, which the Canadian team won at the 1936 Berlin Olympics. Chapman, along with brother Art and Norm Baker, led the Victoria Blue Ribbon and Domino basketball teams to five Canadian and seven BC championships between 1933 and 1946. He was a guard with a deadly shot and was renowned for steals off all his opponents. Like many athletes of his time, the economics of the Depression prevented him from leaving Victoria to pursue an athletic career elsewhere.