The SGB Championship 2018 was the 2018 season of the second division of Great British speedway. The season ran between March and October 2018 and consisted of 11 teams participating.[10]

Workington Comets completed the treble winning the Play offs, Championship Shield and the Knockout Cup.[1] It was the first league title win since their formation in 1970.

2018 teams

Berwick Bandits

Edinburgh Monarchs

Glasgow Tigers

Ipswich Witches

Lakeside Hammers

Newcastle Diamonds

Peterborough Panthers

Redcar Bears

Scunthorpe Scorpions

Sheffield Tigers

Workington Comets

Results

Teams face each other two times: once home and once away.

Fixtures

Home \ Away BER EDB GLA IPS LAK NEW PET RED SCU SHF WRK
Berwick Bandits 51–39 58–32 50–40 49–41 57–32 55–35 51–38 54–36 53–37 43–47
Edinburgh Monarchs 42–48 56–33 51–39 57–33 46–44 48–42 69–21 65–25 54–36 65–25
Glasgow Tigers 49–41 56–34 47–42 51–38 58–32 47–43 54–36 54–36 53–37 50–40
Ipswich Witches 43–47 53–37 41–49 51–39 60–29 41–49 48–42 51–38 50–40 43–47
Lakeside Hammers 56–34 54–36 50–40 52–37 48–42 40–50 56–34 61–29 51–39 56–32
Newcastle Diamonds 47–43 53–37 35–54 45–45 53–37 47–43 64–26 42–48 54–36 49–41
Peterborough Panthers 47–43 48–42 49–41 45–45 52–38 49–41 51–39 48–42 49–41 33–57
Redcar Bears 50–40 33–57 48–42 41–49 37–53 52–38 42–48 52–38 47–42 45–44
Scunthorpe Scorpions 45–45 53–37 46–44 30–59 44–45 50–40 40–50 65–25 56–34 54–36
Sheffield Tigers 58–32 45–45 56–34 52–38 38–52 35–55 45–45 38–52 37–53 48–42
Workington Comets 59–31 48–42 48.5–41.5 50–40 63–27 52–38 47–43 52–38 51–39
Source: [11]
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Teams face each other two times: once home and once away.

The following SGB Championship league match was not completed during the league season
Workington Comets Vs Lakeside Hammers

Table

Final SGB Championship League Table Up To And Including Sunday 16 September

Pos. Club M Home Away F A Pts +/−
W D L 4W 3W D 1L L
1 Peterborough Panthers 20 8 1 1 3 1 1 3 2 914 866 45 +48
2 Glasgow Tigers 20 10 0 0 2 0 0 2 6 929.5 866.5 40 +63
3 Workington Comets 19 9 0 0 1 2 0 2 5 877.5 829.5 39 +52
4 Lakeside Hammers 19 9 0 1 2 1 0 0 6 900 805 38 +95
5 Berwick Bandits 20 9 0 1 0 2 1 2 5 924 874 37 +50
6 Edinburgh Monarchs 20 9 0 1 1 0 1 2 6 960 839 35 +121
7 Ipswich Witches 20 6 0 4 2 0 2 1 5 915 880 31 +35
8 Newcastle Diamonds 20 7 1 2 1 0 0 2 7 869 926 28 -57
9 Scunthorpe Scorpions 20 6 1 3 1 1 0 1 7 854 941 27 -87
10 Redcar Bears 20 6 0 4 1 0 0 2 7 803 994 24 -191
11 Sheffield Tigers 20 4 2 4 0 0 0 3 7 847 952 17 -105

[12]

Play-offs

  Semi Finals Grand Final
                         
Peterborough Panthers 44 34 78  
Lakeside Hammers 46 56 102  
    Lakeside Hammers 44 29 73
  Workington Comets 34 61 95
Glasgow Tigers 51 38 89
Workington Comets 38 52 90  

Home team scores are in bold
Overall aggregate scores are in red

Semi-finals

7 October [13] Peterborough Panthers 44–46 Lakeside Hammers East of England Arena
Referee(s):
Peter Clarke


24 October [14] Lakeside Hammers 56–34 Peterborough Panthers Rye House Stadium
Referee(s):
David Watters


14 October at 1:30 pm [15] Glasgow Tigers 51–38 Workington Comets
Referee(s):
Jim McGregor


14 October at 7:30 pm [16] Workington Comets 52–38 Glasgow Tigers Derwent Park
Referee(s):
Margaret Vardy


Grand final

27 October [17] Lakeside Hammers 44–34 Workington Comets Rye House Stadium
Referee(s):
Margaret Vardy


28 October [18] Workington Comets 61–29 Lakeside Hammers Derwent Park
Referee(s):
Stuart Wilson

SGB Championship Knockout Cup

The 2018 SGB Championship Knockout Cup was the 51st edition of the Knockout Cup for tier two teams.[19]

KO Cup stages

  Preliminary Rounds Quarter Finals Semi Finals Final
                                                     
Sheffield Tigers 44 50 94  
Redcar Bears 28 40 68  
  Sheffield Tigers 51 34 85  
  Scunthorpe Scorpions 39 56 95  
 
   
  Scunthorpe Scorpions 59 39 98  
  Peterborough Panthers 31 51 82  
Ipswich Witches 35 34 79  
Lakeside Hammers 34 49 83  
  Lakeside Hammers] 38 40 78
  Peterborough Panthers 52 38 90  
 
   
  Scunthorpe Scorpions 54 28 82
  Workington Comets 36 62 98
Edinburgh Monarchs 46 46 92  
Glasgow Tigers 44 43 87  
  Edinburgh Monarchs 57 42 99
  Berwick Bandits 33 48 81  
 
   
  Edinburgh Monarchs 59 29 88
  Workington Comets 31 61 92  
   
   
  Newcastle Diamonds 40 29 69
  Workington Comets 50 61 111  
 
   

Home team scores are in bold
Overall aggregate scores are in red

First round


31 May [20] Sheffield Tigers 44–28 Redcar Bears
Referee(s):
Phil Griffin


1 June [21] Redcar Bears 40–50 Sheffield Tigers
Referee(s):
Darren Hartley


3 May [22] Ipswich Witches 35–54 Lakeside Hammers Foxhall Stadium
Referee(s):
Mick Bates


4 May [23] Lakeside Hammers 49–41 Ipswich Witches Arena-Essex Raceway
Referee(s):
Paul Carrington


26 May [24] Edinburgh Monarchs 46–44 Glasgow Tigers Lothian Arena
Referee(s):
Michael Breckon


27 May [25] Glasgow Tigers 43–46 Edinburgh Monarchs
Referee(s):
Graham Flint

Quarter-finals


28 June [26] Sheffield Tigers 51–39 Scunthorpe Scorpions Owlerton Stadium
Referee(s):
Phil Griffin


29 June [27] Scunthorpe Scorpions 56–34 Sheffield Tigers Eddie Wright Raceway
Referee(s):
Mick Bates


23 September [28] Peterborough Panthers 52–38 Lakeside Hammers East of England Arena
Referee(s):
Mick Bates


30 September [29] Lakeside Hammers 40–38 Peterborough Panthers Rye House Stadium
Referee(s):
Darren Hartley


29 June [30] Edinburgh Monarchs 57–33 Berwick Bandits Lothian Arena
Referee(s):
Jim McGregor


30 June [31] Berwick Bandits 48–42 Edinburgh Monarchs Shielfield Park
Referee(s):
Michael Breckon


8 July [32] Newcastle Diamonds 40–50 Workington Comets Newcastle Stadium
Referee(s):
Stuart Wilson


21 September [33] Workington Comets 61–29 Newcastle Diamonds Derwent Park
Referee(s):
Michael Breckon


Semi-finals

5 October [34] Scunthorpe Scorpions 59–31 Peterborough Panthers Eddie Wright Raceway
Referee(s):
Mick Bates


13 October [35] Peterborough Panthers 51–39 Scunthorpe Scorpions East of England Arena
Referee(s):
Dave Watters


28 September [36] Edinburgh Monarchs 59–31 Workington Comets Lothian Arena
Referee(s):
Ronnie Allan


29 September [37] Workington Comets 61–29 Edinburgh Monarchs Derwent Park
Referee(s):
Staurt Wilson


Grand final

21 October [38] Scunthorpe Scorpions 54–36 Workington Comets Eddie Wright Raceway
Referee(s):
Stuart Wilson


25 October Workington Comets [39] Workington Comets 62–28 Scunthorpe Scorpions Derwent Park
Referee(s):
Chris Durno

Championship Shield

Borders Group

Fixtures

Home \ Away BER EDB GLA WRK
Berwick Bandits 53–37 47–43 45–45
Edinburgh Monarchs 51–39 41–48 44–46
Glasgow 54–36 49–41 33–56
Workington Comets 45–45 47–43 45–45
Source: [11]
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Table

Final Championship Shield Borders Group Table

Pos. Club M Home Away F A Pts +/−
W D L 4W 3W D 1L L
1 Workington Comets 6 1 2 0 1 1 1 0 0 284 255 14 +29
2 Glasgow Tigers 6 2 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 272 266 13 +6
3 Berwick Bandits 6 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 265 275 9 -10
4 Edinburgh Monarchs 6 1 0 2 0 0 0 1 2 257 282 4 -27

[40]

Northern Group

Fixtures

Home \ Away NEW RED SCU SHF
Newcastle Diamonds 51–39 46–44 53–37
Redcar Bears 58–32 36–54 39–51
Scunthorpe Scorpions 50–40 58–32 49–31
Sheffield Tigers 59–31 49–40 52–38
Source: [11]
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Table

Final Championship Shield Northern Group Table

Pos. Club M Home Away F A Pts +/−
W D L 4W 3W D 1L L
1 Scunthorpe Scorpions 6 3 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 293 247 14 +46
2 Sheffield Tigers 6 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 289 250 13 +39
3 Newcastle Diamonds 6 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 253 287 9 -34
4 Redcar Bears 6 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 3 244 295 3 -51

[41]

Southern Group

Fixtures

Home \ Away IPS LAK PET
Ipswich Witches 44–45 44–46
Lakeside Hammers 54–35 50–40
Peterborough Panthers 46–44 53–37
Source: [11]
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Table

Final Championship Shield Southern Group Table

Pos. Club M Home Away F A Pts +/−
W D L 4W 3W D 1L L
1 lakeside Hammers 4 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 193 165 10 +28
2 Peterborough Panthers 4 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 185 175 9 +10
3 Ipswich Witches 4 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 160 198 0 -38

[42]

Play-offs

  Semi Finals Grand Final
                         
Scunthorpe Scorpions 45 35 80  
Workington Comets 45 54 96  
    Workington Comets 46 52 98
  Lakeside Hammers 44 38 82
Lakeside Hammers 50 44 94
Peterborough Panthers 40 46 86  

Home team scores are in bold
Overall aggregate scores are in red

Semi-finals

7 September [43] Scunthorpe Scorpions 45–45 Workington Comets Eddie Wright Raceway
Referee(s):
Chris Durno


22 September [44] Workington Comets 54–35 Scunthorpe Scorpions Derwent Park
Referee(s):
Peter Clarke


29 September [45] Lakeside Hammers 50–40 Peterborough Panthers Rye House Stadium
Referee(s):
Darren Hartley


30 September [46] Peterborough Panthers 46–44 Lakeside Hammers East of England Arena
Referee(s):
Graham Reeve


Grand final

19 October [47] Lakeside Hammers 44–46 Workington Comets Rye House Stadium
Referee(s):
Chris Gay


29 October [48] Workington Comets 52–38 Lakeside Hammers Derwent Park
Referee(s):
Jim McGregor

Final leading averages

Rider Team Average
England Craig Cook Glasgow 10.45
England Richard Lawson Lakeide 9.03
England Danny King Ipswich 8.90
Australia Nick Morris Lakeside 8.89
Australia Rory Schlein Ipswich 8.59
Germany Erik Riss Edinburgh 8.58
United States Ricky Wells Edinburgh 8.40
England Josh Auty Scunthorpe 8.36
England Scott Nicholls Peterborough 8.35
England Steve Worrall Scunthorpe 8.17

[49]

See also

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  4. ^ http://www.speedwaygb.co.uk/news.php?extend.34908%7Ctitle= Panthers Are Four-Midable 2 July 2018
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    http://www.speedwaygb.co/april18%7Ctitle- April Results
    http://www.speedwaygb.co/may18%7Ctitle- May Results
    http://speedwaygb.co/june18%7Ctitle- June Results
    http://speedwaygb.co/july18%7Ctitle- July Results
    http://speedwaygb.co/august18%7Ctitle- August Results
    http://speedwaygb.co/september18%7Ctitle- September Results
    http://speedwaygb.co/october18%7Ctitle- October Results
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  14. ^ http://www.speedwaygb.co.uk/news.php?extend.35774%7Ctitle= Hammers Head Into Final 25 October 2018
  15. ^ http://www.speedwaygb.co.uk/news.php?extend.35732%7Ctitle= Tigers Gutted By Narrow Loss 15 October 2018
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  25. ^ http://www.speedwaygb.co.uk/news.php?extend.34584%7Ctitle= Monarchs In Dramatic Cuo Victory 28 May 2018
  26. ^ http://www.speedwaygb.co.uk/news.php?extend.34875%7Ctitle= Tigers Lead After Bruising First Leg 29 June 2018
  27. ^ http://www.speedwaygb.co.uk/news.php?extend.34885%7Ctitle= Scorpions Into Last Four 30 June 2018
  28. ^ http://www.speedwaygb.co.uk/news.php?extend.35617%7Ctitle= 14-Point Lead For Panthers 24 September 2018
  29. ^ http://www.speedwaygb.co.uk/news.php?extend.35648%7Ctitle= Panthers Through In Cup 30 September 2018
  30. ^ http://www.speedwaygb.co.uk/news.php?extend.34884%7Ctitle= Monarchs Build Good Lead 30 June 2018
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  41. ^ 2018 SGB Championship Northern Group Championship Shield Table Table Retrieved Form Official Speedway GB Website http://www.speedwaygb.co.uk/championshipshieldtables18
  42. ^ 2018 SGB Championship Southern Group Championship Shield Table Table Retrieved Form Official Speedway GB Website http://www.speedwaygb.co.uk/championshipshieldtables18
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  47. ^ http://www.speedwaygb.co.uk/news.php?extend.35753%7Ctitle= Double Header At Derwent Park 20 October 2018
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