The 2016 Premier League season was the second division of British speedway. The title was won by Somerset Rebels who defeated Sheffield Tigers in the Grand Final.[1][2]

Final league table

[3]

Pos Team Played Won Drawn Lost 4w 3w D 1L L For Against Points
1 Somerset Rebels 24 12 0 0 1 6 1 0 4 1192 998 60
2 Glasgow Tigers 24 11 0 1 4 2 0 2 4 1212 962 57
3 Newcastle Diamonds 24 12 0 0 2 2 0 3 5 1171 989 53
4 Edinburgh Monarchs 24 11 0 1 1 2 0 4 5 1088 1043 47
5 Ipswich Witches 24 10 0 2 1 1 1 1 8 1136 1057 40
6 Sheffield Tigers 24 10 1 1 1 1 1 0 9 1080 1104 40
7 Workington Comets 24 11 0 1 0 1 1 0 10 1058 1126 38
8 Peterborough Panthers 24 6 1 5 3 2 0 1 6 1056 1131 38
9 Rye House Rockets 24 7 2 3 1 0 0 4 7 1042 1114 31
10 Berwick Bandits 24 7 1 4 1 0 1 1 9 1042 1097 29
11 Scunthorpe Scorpions 24 7 0 5 0 1 0 2 9 1017 1160 26
12 Plymouth Devils 24 8 0 4 0 0 0 1 11 992 1126 25
13 Redcar Bears 24 5 1 6 0 0 1 3 8 997 1176 21

Scoring

  • Home draw = 1 point
  • Home win by any number of points = 3
  • Away loss by 6 points or less = 1
  • Away draw = 2
  • Away win by between 1 and 6 points = 3
  • Away win by 7 points or more = 4

Play-offs

Quarter Finals

Team One Team Two First Leg Second Leg Aggregate
Ipswich Edinburgh 58-32 37-53 95-85
Sheffield Newcastle 48-42 44-46 92-88

Semi Finals

Team One Team Two First Leg Second Leg Aggregate
Somerset Ipswich 53-37 49-41 102-78
Sheffield Glasgow 49-41 42-48 91-87

Final

Team One Team Two First Leg Second Leg Aggregate
Sheffield Somerset 44-46 36-54 80-100

Final Leading averages

[4]

Rider Team Average
England Craig Cook Peterborough 9.83
England Danny King Ipswich 9.57
England Edward Kennett Rye House 9.27
Australia Rohan Tungate Somerset 9.03
Australia Sam Masters Edinburgh 8.97
England Robert Lambert Newcastle 8.92
Australia Josh Grajczonek Somerset 8.90
Australia Aaron Summers Glasgow 8.57
England Jason Garrity Sheffield 8.55
England Richie Worrall Glasgow 8.49

Premier League Knockout Cup

The 2016 Premier League Knockout Cup was the 49th edition of the Knockout Cup for tier two teams. It was the last time it would be known as the Premier League Knockout Cup because the following season it would be the SGB Championship Knockout Cup.

Glasgow Tigers were the winners of the competition.[5]

First Round

Date Team One Score Team Two
02/05 Scunthorpe 50-40 Newcastle
06/05 Somerset 52-38 Workington
12/05 Ipswich 46-44 Rye House
13/05 Edinburgh 54-36 Plymouth
14/05 Plymouth 47-42 Edinburgh
14/05 Rye House 53-37 Ipswich
14/05 Workington 44-46 Somerset
22/05 Glasgow 60-29 Redcar
26/05 Redcar 40-50 Glasgow
11/07 Newcastle 57-32 Scunthorpe

Quarter Finals

Date Team One Score Team Two
03/07 Peterborough 38-52 Somerset
28/06 Somerset 62-28 Peterborough
17/07 Newcastle 62-28 Sheffield
21/07 Sheffield 45-45 Newcastle
31/07 Glasgow 54-30 Edinburgh
06/08 Berwick 53-37 Rye House
29/08 Rye House 54-36 Berwick
26/08 Edinburgh 48-41 Glasgow

Semi Finals

Date Team One Score Team Two
09/10 Newcastle 47-43 Rye House
07/10 Rye House 47-43 Newcastle
08/10 Glasgow 50-39 Somerset
23/09 Somerset 34-38 Glasgow

Final

Date Team One Score Team Two
23/10 Newcastle 45-45 Glasgow
24/10 Glasgow 59-31 Newcastle

See also

List of United Kingdom Speedway League Champions

References

  1. ^ "2016 PLAY-OFF FIXTURES & RESULTS". Speedway GB.
  2. ^ "Roll of Honour". Somerset Rebels.
  3. ^ "Premier League Table". Speedway GB.
  4. ^ "Greensheet Averages" (PDF). Speedway GB.
  5. ^ "2016 Premier League Knockout Cup". Speedway archive.