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 decreased to nine teams with the Hull Vikings dropping back down to the Premier League after just one season. The league operated on a standard format without play-offs.[2]

Final table

M W D L F A Pts Bon Tot
Eastbourne Eagles 32 24 1 7 1544 1322 49 13 62
King's Lynn Stars 32 22 2 8 1564 1321 46 14 60
Ipswich Witches 32 16 3 13 1456 1409 35 11 46
Coventry Bees 32 16 3 13 1442 1427 35 8 43
Poole Pirates 30 14 4 14 1437 1426 32 8 40
Wolverhampton Wolves 32 15 3 14 1396 1467 33 6 39
Peterborough Panthers 32 11 2 19 1431 1425 24 7 31
Oxford Cheetahs 31 9 1 21 1296 1477 19 3 22
Belle Vue Aces 31 5 3 23 1248 1540 13 1 14

Oxford v Belle Vue not held.

Leading averages

Rider Team Average
Australia Leigh Adams Kings Lynn 10.17
Australia Jason Crump Kings Lynn 10.15
England Mark Loram Poole 10.10
England Martin Dugard Eastbourne 9.67
England Chris Louis Ipswich 9.57
Poland Tomasz Gollob Ipswich 9.52
Australia Ryan Sullivan Peterborough 9.18
United States Greg Hancock Coventry 9.00
England Joe Screen Eastbourne 8.82
United States Billy Hamill Coventry 8.77

Elite League Knockout Cup

The 2000 Elite League Knockout Cup was the 62nd edition of the Knockout Cup for tier one teams. King's Lynn Stars were the winners of the competition.[3]

First Round

Date Team One Score Team Two
12/05 Oxford 45-45 Poole
10/05 Poole 47-43 Oxford

Quarter Finals

Date Team One Score Team Two
04/09 Belle Vue 40-44 Coventry
02/08 King's Lynn 52-38 Ipswich
09/06 Peterborough 52-38 Poole
26/06 Wolverhampton 51-39 Eastbourne
24/06 Eastbourne 44-46 Wolverhampton
27/05 Coventry 49-41 Belle Vue
25/05 Ipswich 48-42 King's Lynn
10/05 Poole 47-43 Peterborough

Semi Finals

Date Team One Score Team Two
19/10 King's Lynn 63-27 Wolverhampton
18/10 Wolverhampton 43-47 King's Lynn
14/10 Coventry 47-43 Peterborough
13/10 Peterborough 47-43 Coventry
22/10
(replay)
Peterborough 46-44 Coventry
17/10
(replay)
Coventry 45-45 Peterborough

Final

Date Team One Score Team Two
31/10 Coventry 58-32 King's Lynn
25/10 King's Lynn 58-32 Coventry

See also

List of United Kingdom Speedway League Champions

External links

References

  1. ^ "Historic league tables". Speedway Archive.
  2. ^ "2000 league tables". Speedway GB.
  3. ^ "2000 Elite League Knockout Cup". Speedway archive.