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][2]

Season summary

In 2006, the league consisted of eleven teams, after the newly named Reading Bulldogs, moved up from the Premier League. The Championship was won by the Peterborough Panthers by a single race point in the play-off final.[3]

Final table

Home Away Bonus
Team M W D L W D L F A Pts W L Tot
Peterborough Panthers 40 18 0 2 6 0 14 1942 1731 48 16 4 64
Reading Bulldogs 40 16 0 4 9 1 10 1934 1756 51 13 7 64
Swindon Robins 40 19 0 1 4 1 15 1893 1786 47 14 6 61
Coventry Bees 40 18 1 1 5 0 15 1856 1835 47 11 9 58
Belle Vue Aces 40 19 0 1 2 0 18 1880 1761 42 15 5 57
Wolverhampton Wolves 40 16 1 3 4 1 15 1827 1840 42 10 10 52
Poole Pirates 40 18 0 2 1 0 19 1880 1806 38 13 6 51
Ipswich Witches 40 17 0 3 2 0 18 1847 1837 38 8 12 46
Eastbourne Eagles 40 17 1 2 3 0 17 1791 1860 41 5 15 46
Oxford Cheetahs 40 11 0 9 1 0 19 1696 1989 24 2 18 26
Arena Essex Hammers 40 11 0 9 0 0 20 1658 2003 22 3 17 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 Jason Crump Belle Vue 11.21
Australia Leigh Adams Swindon 10.47
Denmark Hans Andersen Peterborough 10.40
Sweden Peter Karlsson Wolverhampton 9.94
Denmark Nicki Pedersen Eastbourne 9.92
Denmark Bjarne Pedersen Poole 9.39
United States Greg Hancock Reading 9.28
England Scott Nicholls Coventry 9.05
England Mark Loram Ipswich 8.92
Denmark Jesper B Jensen Peterborough 8.76

Elite League Knockout Cup

The 2006 Elite League Knockout Cup was the 68th edition of the Knockout Cup for tier one teams. Coventry Bees were the winners of the competition.[4]

First Round

Date Team One Score Team Two
13/04 Swindon 40-50 Reading
10/04 Reading 47-43 Swindon
06/04 Peterborough 57-37 Arena Essex
03/04 Wolverhampton 54-40 Oxford
31/03 Arena Essex 59-35 Peterborough
29/03 Oxford 43-47 Wolverhampton

Quarter Finals

Date Team One Score Team Two
10/07 Belle Vue 56-38 Arena Essex
07/07 Arena Essex 44-46 Belle Vue
07/07 Coventry 56-40 Ipswich
07/07 Reading 51-42 Poole
05/07 Poole 58-34 Reading
03/07 Wolverhampton 41-51 Eastbourne
01/07 Eastbourne 55-38 Wolverhampton
01/06 Ipswich 48-42 Coventry

Semi Finals

Date Team One Score Team Two
29/09 Coventry 61-31 Eastbourne
28/09 Poole 43-34 Belle Vue
16/09 Eastbourne 46-44 Coventry
11/09 Belle Vue 53-41 Poole

Final

Date Team One Score Team Two
13/10 Coventry 56-40 Belle Vue
09/10 Belle Vue 45-45 Coventry

See also

List of United Kingdom Speedway League Champions

References

  1. ^ "Historic league tables". Speedway Archive.
  2. ^ "2006 league tables". Speedway GB.
  3. ^ Bamford, Robert (2007-03-01). Tempus Speedway Yearbook 2007. NPI Media Group. ISBN 0-7524-4250-3.
  4. ^ "2006 Elite League Knockout Cup". Speedway archive.

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