The Elite League is the top division of speedway in the United Kingdom and governed by the Speedway Control Board (SCB), in conjunction with the British Speedway Promoters' Association (BSPA).[1]

Season summary

In 2000, the league increased to ten teams with the Hull Vikings and the Peterborough Panthers moving up from the Premier League, and the Swindon Robins dropping down. The league operated on a standard format without play-offs.[2]

Final table

M W D L F A Pts Bon Tot
Peterborough Panthers 18 12 2 4 889 734 26 8 34
Poole Pirates 18 12 0 6 899 724 24 9 33
King's Lynn Stars 18 11 1 6 823 804 23 6 29
Coventry Bees 18 11 1 6 821 804 23 5 28
Ipswich Witches 18 11 0 7 815 710 22 4 26
Belle Vue Aces 18 9 1 8 848 773 19 5 24
Hull Vikings 18 6 1 11 785 834 13 3 16
Oxford Cheetahs 18 5 0 13 754 869 10 3 13
Eastbourne Eagles 18 5 1 12 745 879 12 1 13
Wolverhampton Wolves 18 4 0 14 736 884 8 1 9

Leading averages

Rider Team Average
Australia Jason Crump Peterborough 10.67
England Mark Loram Poole 9.80
Sweden Tony Rickardsson Kings Lynn 9.64
Australia Leigh Adams Kings Lynn 9.47
United States Greg Hancock Coventry 9.31
Poland Tomasz Gollob Ipswich 9.24
Australia Ryan Sullivan Peterborough 9.05
England Chris Louis Ipswich 8.96
United States Billy Hamill Coventry 8.91
England Joe Screen Hull 8.76

Elite League Knockout Cup

The 1999 Elite League Knockout Cup was the 61st edition of the Knockout Cup for tier one teams. Peterborough Panthers were the winners of the competition.[3]

First Round

Date Team One Score Team Two
26/06 Eastbourne 47-43 Ipswich
17/06 Ipswich 51-39 Eastbourne
28/05 Belle Vue 53-37 Kings Lynn
26/05 Kings Lynn 55-35 Belle Vue

Second Round

Date Team One Score Team Two
08/10 Peterborough 56-34 Ipswich
03/09 Poole 59-31 Kings Lynn
02/09 Ipswich 44-46 Peterborough
13/08 Kings Lynn 46-44 Poole
12/07 Reading 46-44 Sheffield
30/06 Hull 49-41 Wolverhampton
28/06 Wolverhampton 48-42 Hull
19/06 Coventry 51-39 Oxford

Semi Finals

Date Team One Score Team Two
15/10 Peterborough 50-40 Hull
13/10 Hull 47-42 Peterborough
13/10 Poole 49-41 Coventry
09/10 Coventry 40-49 Poole

Final

Date Team One Score Team Two
28/10 Peterborough 51-39 Poole
20/10 Poole 49-41 Peterborough

See also

List of United Kingdom Speedway League Champions

External links

References

  1. ^ "Historic league tables". Speedway Archive.
  2. ^ "1999 league tables". Speedway GB.
  3. ^ "1999 Elite League Knockout Cup". Speedway archive.