The Elite League Knockout Cup was a speedway Knockout Cup competition in the United Kingdom from 1997 to 2012.

History

It was governed by the Speedway Control Bureau (SCB) in conjunction with the British Speedway Promoters' Association (BSPA). The teams from the top division of league racing, the Elite League, took part. Similar competitions were held for clubs in leagues that preceded the Elite League, including the British League Knockout Cup and the Premier League Knockout Cup.

Rules

This competition was run on the knockout principle; teams drawn together race home and away matches, with the aggregate score deciding the result. In the event of the aggregate score being level, the teams again race home and away.[1]

Winners

Year Winners Runners-up
Elite League Knockout Cup
1997 Eastbourne Eagles Poole Pirates
1998 Ipswich Witches Coventry Bees
1999 Peterborough Panthers Poole Pirates
2000 King's Lynn Stars Coventry Bees
2001 Peterborough Panthers Ipswich Witches
2002 Eastbourne Eagles Peterborough Panthers
2003 Poole Pirates Coventry Bees
2004 Poole Pirates Ipswich Witches
2005 Belle Vue Aces Eastbourne Eagles
2006 Coventry Bees Belle Vue Aces
2007 Coventry Bees Swindon Robins
2008 Eastbourne Eagles Poole Pirates
2009 Lakeside Hammers Coventry Bees
2010 Poole Pirates[2] Eastbourne Eagles
2011 Poole Pirates Belle Vue Aces
2012 Poole Pirates[3] Coventry Bees

See also

Knockout Cup (speedway) for full list of winners and competitions

References

  1. ^ "SCB Speedway Regulations" (PDF). Speedway Control Board. March 2008. Retrieved 2008-04-02.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "Poole Pirates beat Eastbourne to win Knockout Cup". BBC Sport. 27 October 2010. Retrieved 2010-10-29.
  3. ^ "2012 Knockout Cup". Edinburgh Speedway.

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