The Speedway Great Britain Championship 2017 was the second division of British speedway. It was the first time that it was known as the SGB Championship after changing its name from the Premier League.[1]

The season ran between March and October 2017 and 10 teams participated.[2]

The Sheffield Tigers were the champions defeating the Ipswich Witches in the Grand Final.[3][4]

Broadcasting rights

British TV broadcasting rights changed hands before the start of the 2017 SGB Championship season, when Sky withdrew from their negotiated contract with the BSPA. BT then obtained the broadcasting rights for the 2017 season to be shown on their BT Sport channels.[1]

Final League table

[5]

Pos. Team M W D L 4W 3W D 1L L F A Pts
1 Sheffield Tigers 36 18 0 0 5 3 0 3 7 1748 1515 86
2 Ipswich Witches 36 17 0 1 3 3 0 5 7 1736 1548 77
3 Edinburgh Monarchs 36 16 1 1 3 2 1 2 10 1691 1585 71
4 Glasgow Tigers 36 14 0 4 2 2 2 8 4 1656 1549 68
5 Redcar Bears 36 13 1 4 3 1 1 3 10 1627 1597 60
6 Peterborough Panthers 36 14 1 3 2 2 1 1 12 1582 1653 60
7 Newcastle Diamonds 36 15 1 2 0 2 2 1 13 1629 1617 57
8 Workington Comets 36 11 2 5 0 3 0 3 12 1556 1703 47
9 Scunthorpe Scorpions 36 8 0 10 1 1 0 3 13 1535 1699 34
10 Berwick Bandits 36 9 1 8 0 0 0 2 16 1490 1784 30

2017 SGB Championship Play-offs

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  Semi Finals Grand Final
                         
Ipswich Witches 50 41 91  
Edinburgh Monarchs 40 48 88  
    Ipswich Witches 37 44 81
  Sheffield Tigers 53 46 100
Sheffield Tigers 59 31 90
Glasgow Tigers 31 34 65  

Promotion and Relegation Play-Off

9 October [7] Sheffield Tigers 32–58 Leicester Lions Owlerton Stadium
Referee(s):
Craig Ackroyd


16 October [8] Leicester Lions 49–41 Sheffield Tigers
Referee(s):
Mick Bates

Final Leading averages

[9]

Rider Team Average
England Craig Cook Workington 10.03
Australia Josh Grajczonek Sheffield 9.47
England Robert Lambert Newcastle 9.32
England Steve Worrall Newcastle 9.13
Australia Jack Holder Peterborough 8.99
England Danny King Ipswich 8.87
New Zealand Ricky Wells Edinburgh 8.85
Australia Nick Morris Berwick 8.72
England Richard Lawson Glasgow 8.65
England Kyle Howarth Sheffield 8.62


2017 SGB Championship Knockout Cup

The 2017 SGB Championship Knockout Cup was the 50th edition of the Knockout Cup for tier two teams. It was the first time it would be known as the SGB Championship Knockout Cup. Peterborough Panthers were the winners of the competition.[10]

First Round

Date Team One Score Team Two
22/04 Workington 49-41 Newcastle
13/04 Redcar 44-46 Peterborough
09/04 Peterborough 49-39 Redcar
02/04 Newcastle 49-41 Workington

From Quarter Final stage

  Quarter Finals Semi Finals Final
                                         
Peterborough Panthers 54 40 94  
Scunthorpe Scorpions 36 50 86  
  Peterborough Panthers 50 45 95  
  Glasgow Tigers 40 45 85  
Ipswich Witches 60 49 101
Berwick Bandits 30 49 79  
  Peterborough Panthers 47 45 92
  Ipswich Witches 43 45 88
Sheffield Tigers 43 53 96  
Edinburgh Monarchs 47 37 84  
  Sheffield Tigers 51 35 86
  Ipswich Witches 39 55 94  
Glasgow Tigers 46 46 92
Newcastle Diamonds 44 44 88  


See also

References