The Elite League is the top division of speedway in the United Kingdom and governed by the Speedway Control Bureau (SCB), in conjunction with the British Speedway Promoters' Association (BSPA).[1][2]

Season summary

In 2005, the league consisted of ten teams, with the title being decided by a play-off between the top four.[3]

Final table

M W D L F A Pts Bon Tot
Belle Vue Aces 36 24 0 12 1766 1520 48 13 61
Coventry Bees 36 23 0 13 1739 1605 46 13 59
Peterborough Panthers 36 21 2 23 1709 1598 44 12 56
Eastbourne Eagles 36 19 1 16 1658 1646 39 10 49
Poole Pirates 36 18 1 17 1666 1647 37 10 47
Ipswich Witches 36 16 3 17 1661 1672 35 9 44
Swindon Robins 36 17 2 17 1617 1675 36 7 43
Wolverhampton Wolves 36 14 2 20 1682 1647 30 10 40
Oxford Silver Machine 36 11 1 24 1550 1773 23 3 26
Arena Essex Hammers 36 11 0 25 1539 1804 22 3 25

Play-offs

Semi-Final decided over one leg. Grand Final decided by aggregate scores over two legs.

Semi finals

Final

Leading averages

Rider Team Average
Australia Leigh Adams Swindon 10.42
Australia Jason Crump Belle Vue 10.35
Denmark Nicki Pedersen Eastbourne 10.30
England Scott Nicholls Coventry 9.45
Sweden Peter Karlsson Peterborough 9.48
Denmark Hans Andersen Ipswich 9.44
Sweden Mikael Max Wolverhampton 9.39
United States Greg Hancock Oxford 9.32
Denmark Bjarne Pedersen Poole 9.27
England Lee Richardson Swindon 8.85

Elite League Knockout Cup

The 2005 Elite League Knockout Cup was the 67th edition of the Knockout Cup for tier one teams. Belle Vue Aces were the winners of the competition.[4]

First Round

Date Team One Score Team Two
21/04 Swindon 60-36 Poole
20/04 Poole 51-41 Swindon
07/04 Ipswich 55-40 Wolverhampton
04/04 Wolverhampton 37-53 Ipswich

Quarter Finals

Date Team One Score Team Two
15/06 Arena Essex 51-40 Ipswich
12/06 Swindon 55-39 Coventry
26/05 Ipswich 52-42 Arena Essex
21/05 Eastbourne 59-36 Peterborough
20/05 Coventry 51-41 Swindon
19/05 Oxford 49-41 Belle Vue
16/05 Belle Vue 59-35 Oxford
13/05 Peterborough 56-37 Eastbourne

Semi Finals

Date Team One Score Team Two
21/09 Arena Essex 52-41 Eastbourne
18/08 Swindon 37-35 Belle Vue
27/07 Belle Vue 61-32 Swindon
23/07 Eastbourne 55-40 Arena Essex

Final

Date Team One Score Team Two
03/10 Belle Vue 53-37 Eastbourne
01/10 Eastbourne 46-44 Belle Vue

See also

List of United Kingdom Speedway League Champions

References

  1. ^ "Historic league tables". Speedway Archive.
  2. ^ "2005 league tables". Speedway GB.
  3. ^ Bamford, Robert (2006). Tempus Speedway Yearbook 2006. NPI Media Group. ISBN 0-7524-3692-9.
  4. ^ "2005 Elite League Knockout Cup". Speedway archive.

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