Premier League Four-Team Championship

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The Premier League Four-Team Championship is a contest between teams competing in the Premier League in the UK. Eight teams are grouped into fours, with one rider from each team in each race. The winners and second place of each group compete for the Championship in the final. The current champions are Somerset Rebels.[1] The competition was first staged in 1995 when the Premier League was the highest tier of British speedway, becoming the second tier from 1997 after the formation of the Elite League.

History[edit]

A similar competition was held for teams in the second division of the old British League Division Two/National League, known as the National League Four-Team Championship from 1976 until 1990, and as the British League Division Two Four-Team Championship from 1991 until 1994.[2]

Winners[edit]

Year Winners 2nd Place 3rd Place 4th Place
1995 Cradley Heathens
1996 Oxford Cheetahs
1997 Long Eaton Invaders Edinburgh Monarchs Oxford Cheetahs Berwick Bandits
1998 Peterborough Panthers Edinburgh Monarchs Hull Vikings Reading Racers
1999 Sheffield Tigers Newport Wasps Isle of Wight Islanders Arena Essex Hammers
2000 Sheffield Tigers Isle of Wight Islanders Swindon Robins Berwick Bandits
2001 Workington Comets Newcastle Diamonds Sheffield Tigers Isle of Wight Islanders
2002 Berwick Bandits Arena Essex Hammers Newport Wasps Hull Vikings
2003 Swindon Robins Trelawny Tigers Newport Wasps Glasgow Tigers
2004 Workington Comets Stoke Potters Glasgow Tigers Rye House Rockets
2005 Somerset Rebels Workington Comets Exeter Falcons Rye House Rockets
2006 Workington Comets Somerset Rebels Sheffield Tigers King's Lynn Stars
2007 Isle of Wight Islanders Somerset Rebels King's Lynn Stars Rye House Rockets
2008 Workington Comets King's Lynn Stars Somerset Rebels Scunthorpe Scorpions
2009 Workington Comets Somerset Rebels Edinburgh Monarchs Berwick Bandits
2010 Birmingham Brummies Edinburgh Monarchs Somerset Rebels Sheffield Tigers
2011 Ipswich Witches Leicester Lions Workington Comets Somerset Rebels
2012 Berwick Bandits Leicester Lions Workington Comets Plymouth Devils
2013 Edinburgh Monarchs Ipswich Witches Somerset Rebels Berwick Bandits
2014 Somerset Rebels Workington Comets Scunthorpe Scorpions Edinburgh Monarchs

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "[1]", speedwaygb.co, 03 August 2014, retrieved 2014-08-03
  2. ^ Bamford, R.(2007). Speedway Yearbook 2007. ISBN 978-0-7524-4250-1