Knockout Cup (sometimes referred to as the KO Cup) is a British motorcycle speedway competition run annually since 1929.[1]

Each division has its own respective Knockout Cup. The current Knockout Cup competitions are the Premiership Knockout Cup (tier one), the Championship Knockout Cup (tier two) and the National League Knockout Cup (tier three).[2]

The cups have been run in the past under the associated name of the League. For example Elite League Knockout Cup when tier one was the Elite League, a Premier League Knockout Cup when tier two was the Premier League and so on.

Knockout Cups (chronological order)

Tier One

Tier Two

Tier Three

List of Winners

Year Tier one Year Tier two Year Tier three
1931 Wembley Lions
1932 Wembley Lions
1933 Belle Vue Aces
1934 Belle Vue Aces
1935 Belle Vue Aces
1936 Belle Vue Aces
1937 Belle Vue Aces
1938 Wimbledon Dons
1939 Belle Vue Aces &
Wembley Lions*
1946 Belle Vue Aces
1947 not held
1948 Wembley Lions
1949 Belle Vue Aces
1950 Wimbledon Dons
1951 Wimbledon Dons
1952 Harringay Racers
1953 Wimbledon Dons
1954 Wembley Lions
1955 Norwich Stars
1956 Wimbledon Dons
1957 not held
1958 Belle Vue Aces
1959 Wimbledon Dons
1960 Wimbledon Dons
1961 Southampton Saints
1962 Wimbledon Dons
1963 Norwich Stars
1964 Oxford Cheetahs
1965 West Ham Hammers
1966 Halifax Dukes
1967 Coventry Bees
1968 Wimbledon Dons 1968 Canterbury Crusaders
1969 Wimbledon Dons 1969 Belle Vue Colts
1970 Wimbledon Dons 1970 Ipswich Witches
1971 Hackney Hawks 1971 Ipswich Witches
1972 Belle Vue Aces 1972 Crewe Kings
1973 Belle Vue Aces 1973 Boston Barracudas
1974 Sheffield Tigers 1974 Birmingham Brummies
1975 Belle Vue Aces 1975 Eastbourne Eagles
1976 Ipswich Witches 1976 Newcastle Diamonds
1977 King's Lynn Stars 1977 Eastbourne Eagles
1978 Ipswich Witches 1978 Eastbourne Eagles
1979 Cradley Heath Heathens 1979 Rye House Rockets
1980 Cradley Heath Heathens 1980 Berwick Bandits
1981 Ipswich Witches 1981 Edinburgh Monarchs
1982 Cradley Heath Heathens 1982 Newcastle Diamonds
1983 Cradley Heath Heathens 1983 Exeter Falcons
1984 Ipswich Witches 1984 Hackney Kestrels
1985 Oxford Cheetahs 1985 Eastbourne Eagles
1986 Oxford Cheetahs &
Cradley Heath Heathens*
1986 Eastbourne Eagles
1987 Cradley Heath Heathens 1987 Eastbourne Eagles
1988 Cradley Heath Heathens 1988 Hackney Kestrels
1989 Cradley Heath Heathens 1989 Berwick Bandits
1990 Reading Racers 1990 Poole Pirates
1991 Bradford Dukes 1991 Arena Essex Hammers
1992 Bradford Dukes 1992 Peterborough Panthers
1993 Bradford Dukes 1993 Glasgow Tigers
1994 Eastbourne Eagles 1994 Glasgow Tigers
1995 Bradford Dukes 1995 Berwick Bandits
1996 Wolverhampton Wolves 1996 Linlithgow Lightning
1997 Eastbourne Eagles 1997 Edinburgh Monarchs
1998 Ipswich Witches 1998 Reading Racers 1998 St Austell Gulls
1999 Peterborough Panthers 1999 Edinburgh Monarchs 1999 St Austell Gulls
2000 King's Lynn Stars 2000 Swindon Robins 2000 Boston Barracudas
2001 Peterborough Panthers 2001 Hull Vikings 2001 Somerset Rebels
2002 Eastbourne Eagles 2002 Sheffield Tigers 2002 Buxton Hitmen
2003 Poole Pirates 2003 Isle of Wight Islanders 2003 Mildenhall Fen Tigers
2004 Poole Pirates 2004 Hull Vikings 2004 Mildenhall Fen Tigers
2005 Belle Vue Aces 2005 King's Lynn Stars 2005 Weymouth Wildcats
2006 Coventry Bees 2006 King's Lynn Stars 2006 Scunthorpe Scorpions
2007 Coventry Bees 2007 King's Lynn Stars 2007 Scunthorpe Scorpions
2008 Eastbourne Eagles 2008 Somerset Rebels 2008 Plymouth Devils
2009 Lakeside Hammers 2009 King's Lynn Stars 2009 Bournemouth Buccaneers
2010 Poole Pirates 2010 Newcastle Diamonds 2010 Buxton Hitmen
2011 Poole Pirates 2011 Newport Wasps 2011 Mildenhall Fen Tigers
2012 Poole Pirates 2012 Newcastle Diamonds 2012 Mildenhall Fen Tigers
2013 not held 2013 Somerset Rebels 2013 Dudley Heathens
2014 not held 2014 Edinburgh Monarchs 2014 Dudley Heathens
2015 not held 2015 Somerset Rebels 2015 Eastbourne Eagles
2016 not held 2016 Glasgow Tigers 2016 Eastbourne Eagles
2017 Belle Vue Aces 2017 Peterborough Panthers 2017 Eastbourne Eagles
2018 Somerset Rebels 2018 Workington Comets 2018 Eastbourne Eagles
2019 Swindon Robins 2019 Redcar Bears 2019 Leicester Lion Cubs
2020 TBC 2020 TBC 2020 TBC

Shared title*[3]

Most Tier One Knockout Cups

Name Titles
Belle Vue Aces 14
Wimbledon Dons 11
Cradley Heath Heathens 8
Poole Pirates 5
Bradford Dukes 5
Wembley Lions 5
Ipswich Witches 5

References

  1. ^ Cox, Richard William; Vamplew, Wray; Jarvie, Grant (2000). Encyclopedia of British Sport. ABC-CLIO. p. 364. ISBN 9781851093441.
  2. ^ "2018 Knockout Cups". Speedway GB.
  3. ^ "1939 National Trophy". Speedway archive.