The 2000 Premier League speedway season was the second 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

The League consisted of 14 teams for the 2000 season with the addition of the Hull Vikings who dropped down from the Elite League. The League was run on a standard format with no play-offs.[2]

Final table

M W D L F A Pts Bon Tot
Exeter Falcons 26 15 1 10 1335 1003 31 13 44
Swindon Robins 26 18 0 8 1249 1094 36 8 44
Hull Vikings 26 16 2 8 1201 1142 33 9 42
Sheffield Tigers 26 16 4 9 1226 1102 32 10 42
Workington Comets 26 15 2 9 1261 1114 32 10 42
Edinburgh Monarchs 26 15 1 10 1213 1140 31 8 39
Stoke Potters 26 12 2 12 1166 1178 26 5 31
Newcastle Diamonds 26 11 1 14 1178 1157 23 7 30
Glasgow Tigers 26 10 2 14 1096 1232 22 5 27
Newport Wasps 26 10 1 15 1089 1245 21 5 26
Isle of Wight Islanders 26 8 2 16 1128 1208 18 6 24
Berwick Bandits 26 10 0 16 1133 1210 20 3 23
Arena Essex Hammers 26 11 0 15 1054 1272 22 1 23
Reading Racers 26 7 1 18 1075 1262 15 2 17

Leading averages

Rider Team Average
England Edinburgh 10.28
England Sean Wilson Sheffield 10.27
England Isle of Wight 10.09
England Carl Stonehewer Workington 9.89
Denmark Bjarne Pedersen Newcastle 9.70
Sweden Edinburgh 9.31
England Michael Coles Exeter 9.26
England Berwick 9.07
England Paul Fry Swindon 8.89
Italy Armando Castagna Reading 8.88


Premier League Knockout Cup

The 2000 Premier League Knockout Cup was the 33rd edition of the Knockout Cup for tier two teams. Swindon Robins were the winners of the competition.[3]

First Round

Date Team One Score Team Two
05/06 Reading 43-47 Swindon
08/06 Swindon 46-44 Reading
05/06 Exeter 50-40 Isle of Wight
06/06 Isle of Wight 42-47 Exeter
07/06 Hull 48-42 Sheffield
08/06 Sheffield 45-45 Hull
10/06 Stoke 48-42 Newcastle
11/06 Newcastle 43-47 Stoke
10/06 Workington 40-31 Newport
11/06 Newport 48-42 Workington
10/06 Edinburgh 43-29 Arena Essex
09/06 Arena Essex 48-42 Edinburgh

Second Round

Date Team One Score Team Two
13/07 Swindon 49-41 Berwick
15/07 Berwick 48-42 Swindon
10/07 Exeter 64-26 Glasgow
09/07 Glasgow 50-40 Exeter
12/07 Hull 42-48 Stoke
15/07 Stoke 41-48 Hull
15/07 Workington 50-40 Edinburgh
14/07 Edinburgh 44-46 Workington

Semi Finals

Date Team One Score Team Two
01/10 Swindon 48-23 Exeter
07/08 Exeter 46-44 Swindon
25/08 Hull 49-41 Workington
05/08 Workington 48-42 Hull

Final

Date Team One Score Team Two
12/10 Swindon 48-23 Hull
18/10 Hull 46-44 Swindon

See also

List of United Kingdom Speedway League Champions

References

  1. ^ "Final table". Speedway archive.
  2. ^ "2000 tables". Speedway archive.
  3. ^ "2000 Premier League Knockout Cup". Speedway archive.

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