2004 Speedway Elite League

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Sky Sports Elite League
Season 2004
Champions Poole Pirates
Knockout Cup Poole Pirates
Pairs Championship Swindon Robins
Craven Shield Hull Vikings
Elite League Riders Championship Denmark Bjarne Pedersen
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The Elite League is the top division of speedway in the United Kingdom and governed by the Speedway Control Bureau (SCB), in conjunction with the British Speedway Promoters' Association (BSPA).

Season summary[edit]

In 2004, the league increased to ten teams, with the Arena Essex Hammers and the Swindon Robins moving up from the Premier League. The title was decided by a play-off between the top five teams. The team that finished top of the table were seeded directly to the final and the next four met in quarter and semi final rounds. The winner of these rounds qualified for the final.[1]

Final table[edit]

M W D L F A Pts Bon Tot
Poole Pirates 36 23 2 11 1721 1603 48 13 61
Wolverhampton Wolves 36 21 0 15 1729 1586 42 16 58
Ipswich Witches 36 21 0 15 1701 1626 42 11 53
Eastbourne Eagles 36 18 3 15 1699 1632 39 11 50
Oxford Silver Machine 36 19 0 17 1679 1672 38 10 48
Swindon Robins 36 18 3 15 1657 1667 39 6 45
Belle Vue Aces 35 17 0 18 1630 1597 34 9 43
Arena Essex Hammers 36 16 0 20 1651 1679 32 8 40
Peterborough Panthers 35 12 2 21 1514 1722 23 3 26
Coventry Bees 36 9 0 27 1565 1762 18 3 21

* Belle Vue v Peterborough not held

Play-offs[edit]

Quarter-Final and Semi-Final decided over one leg. Grand Final decided by aggregate scores over two legs.

Quarter-finals[edit]

Semi-finals[edit]

Final[edit]

First leg:

Second leg:

Poole won the championship with an aggregate score of 112-71.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bamford, Robert (2005). Tempus Speedway Yearbook 2005. NPI Media Group. ISBN 0-7524-3396-2. 

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