1963 Individual Speedway World Championship

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1963 Individual Speedway World Championship
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The 1963 Individual Speedway World Championship.

British Qualification[edit]

Date Venue Winner Runner-up 3rd place
Preliminary Round
10 June United KingdomCradley Heath United Kingdom Ivor Brown United Kingdom Maury Mattingley United Kingdom Cliff Cox
10 June United KingdomNewcastle New Zealand Ivan Mauger United Kingdom Brian Craven United Kingdom Brian Brett
10 June United KingdomExeter United Kingdom Len Silver Australia Peter Vandenberg United Kingdom Ross Gilbertson
11 June United KingdomSt Austell Scotland George Hunter United Kingdom John Hart United Kingdom John Dews
11 June United KingdomNew Cross United Kingdom Ivor Brown United Kingdom Reg Luckhurst New Zealand Wayne Briggs
11 June United KingdomLong Eaton Australia Charlie Monk Australia Graham Warren United Kingdom Chris Julian
12 June United KingdomPoole United Kingdom Brian Brett United Kingdom Ross Gilbertson United Kingdom Reg Luckhurst
12 June United KingdomHackney United Kingdom Norman Hunter United Kingdom Trevor Hedge United Kingdom Colin Pratt
13 June United KingdomSheffield United Kingdom Jack Kitchen Australia Graham Warren United Kingdom Clive Featherby
13 June United KingdomMiddlesbrough Australia Peter Vanderberg United Kingdom Eric Boothroyd United Kingdom Eric Boocock
14 June United KingdomWolverhampton New Zealand Ivan Mauger Scotland George Hunter United Kingdom Maury Mattingley
15 June United KingdomStoke United Kingdom Jack Kitchen United Kingdom Colin Pratt United Kingdom Peter Jarman
15 June United KingdomRayleigh United Kingdom Clive Featherby United Kingdom Ken Adams United Kingdom Tommy Roper
15 June ScotlandEdinburgh United Kingdom Doug Templeton United Kingdom Jimmy Squibb New Zealand Wayne Briggs
22 June ScotlandEdinburgh New Zealand Ivan Mauger United Kingdom Eric Boothroyd Scotland George Hunter
29 June United KingdomCoventry United Kingdom Ron Mountford United Kingdom Doug Templeton United Kingdom Jack Geran
1 July United KingdomWimbledon United Kingdom Mike Broadbanks United Kingdom Ron How New Zealand Bob Andrews
2 July United KingdomSouthampton New Zealand Barry Briggs United Kingdom Dick Fisher United Kingdom Peter Craven
4 July United KingdomOxford United Kingdom Peter Craven New Zealand Barry Briggs Scotland Ken McKinlay
5 July United KingdomSwindon United Kingdom Mike Broadbanks United Kingdom Ron How United Kingdom Nigel Boocock
10 July United KingdomBelle Vue Scotland Ken McKinlay United Kingdom Dick Fisher United Kingdom Brian Brett
12 July United KingdomNorwich United Kingdom Peter Craven United Kingdom Peter Moore Australia Jimmy Gooch
Semi-Finals
22 July United KingdomWimbledon United Kingdom Peter Craven New Zealand Barry Briggs United Kingdom Nigel Boocock
23 July United KingdomSouthampton New Zealand Barry Briggs United Kingdom Peter Craven New Zealand Peter Moore
26 July United KingdomNorwich New Zealand Barry Briggs New Zealand Ronnie Moore United Kingdom Peter Craven

Scandinavian Qualifications[edit]

Date Venue Winner Runner-up 3rd place
Qualifications
28 April SwedenVetlanda Sweden Bjorn Knutsson Sweden Ove Fundin Sweden Per Tage Svensson
1 May SwedenVisby Sweden Rune Sormander Sweden Ove Fundin Sweden Willihard Thorsson
5 May SwedenMalilla Sweden Per Olaf Soderman Sweden Arne Karlson Sweden Goran Norlen
Semifinals
10 May DenmarkHillerod Sweden Ove Fundin Sweden Per Olaf Soderman Sweden Olle Nygren
6 June NorwayOslo Sweden Gote Nordin Sweden Bjorn Knutsson Sweden Goran Norlen
Final
9 June SwedenVäxjö Sweden Ove Fundin Sweden Bjorn Knutsson Sweden Gote Nordin

Scandinavian Final[edit]

  • June 9, 1963
  • Sweden Växjö
  • First 8 to European Final
Pos. Rider Heat Scores Total
1 Sweden Ove Fundin 3,3,3,3,3 15
2 Sweden Bjorn Knutsson 12
3 Sweden Gote Nordin 12
4 Norway Sverre Hartfeldt 11
5 Sweden Arne Carlsson 9
6 Sweden Per-Tage Svensson 9
7 Sweden Bernt Nilsson 9
8 Sweden Per-Olaf Soderman 8
9 Sweden Goran Norlen 8
10 Finland Timo Laine 8
11 Sweden Rune Sormander 7
12 Sweden GSoren Sjosten 5
13 Sweden Leif Larsson 3
14 Sweden Ake Andersson 2
15 Denmark Knut W.Petersen 1
16 Sweden Olle Nygren 0
R1 Denmark Arne Pander 0

Continental Round[edit]

Date Venue Winner Runner-up 3rd place
Quarter-Finals
9 May CzechoslovakiaPrague Soviet Union Igor Plechanov Czechoslovakia Antonin Kasper, Sr. Poland Henryk Zyto
12 May AustriaLinz Czechoslovakia Luboš Tomíček, Sr. Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Evald Babic West Germany Manfred Poschendrieder
12 May Soviet UnionUfa Soviet Union Farid Shajnurov Poland Andrzej Pogorzelski Czechoslovakia Miroslav Smid
12 May Socialist Federal Republic of YugoslaviaKranja Soviet Union Boris Samorodov Soviet Union Gennady Kurilenko Poland Marian Kaiser
Semi-Finals
3 June West GermanyAbensberg West Germany Josef Hofmeister Soviet Union Boris Samorodov Poland Pawel Waloszek
3 June Soviet UnionLvov Poland Stanislaw Tkocz Soviet Union Igor Plechanov Poland Henryk Zyto
Continental Final
23 June PolandWroclaw Poland Stanislaw Tkocz Soviet Union Boris Samorodov Czechoslovakia Antonin Kasper, Sr.
European Final
27 August SwedenGöteborg Sweden Bjorn Knutsson Sweden Ove Fundin Sweden Per Olaf Soderman

Continental Final[edit]

  • June 23, 1963
  • Poland Wroclaw
  • First 8 to European Final plus 1 reserve
Placing Rider Total 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 Pts Pos
1 Poland (13) Stanislaw Tkocz 15 3 3 3 3 3 15 1
2 Soviet Union (9) Boris Samorodov 12 2 2 3 3 2 12 2
3 Czechoslovakia (14) Antonin Kasper, Sr. 11 2 3 1 3 2 11 3
4 Poland (16) Joachim Maj 9 0 3 3 3 E 9 4
5 Poland (1) Marian Kaiser 9 3 1 2 E 3 9 5
6 Soviet Union (2) Igor Plechanov 9 0 2 2 2 3 9 6
7 Czechoslovakia (12) Luboš Tomíček, Sr. 9 1 2 3 2 1 9 7
8 Poland (10) Henryk Zyto 9 3 1 1 2 2 9 8
9 West Germany (4) Josef Hofmeister 9 1 1 2 2 3 9 9
10 Czechoslovakia (3) Stanislav Kubicek 8 2 2 2 F 2 8 10
11 Poland (7) Pawel Waloszek 6 3 1 E 1 1 6 11
12 Poland (15) Andrzej Pogorzelski 4 1 3 E 0 4 12
13 Poland (8) Marian Rose 4 2 0 0 1 1 4 13
14 West Germany (6) Manfred Poschendrieder 3 1 0 1 1 0 3 14
15 Soviet Union (5) Jurij Chekranov 2 0 0 1 1 0 2 15
16 Soviet Union (11) Vitalij Shilo 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 16
Placing Rider Total 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 Pts Pos

m - exclusion for exceeding two minute time allowance • t - exclusion for touching the tapes • x - other exclusion • e - retired or mechanical failure • f - fell • ns - non-starter • nc - non-classify

gate A - inside gate B gate C gate D - outside

European Final[edit]

  • August 28, 1963
  • Sweden Göteborg
  • First 8 to World Final
Placing Rider Total 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 Pts Pos
1 Sweden (8) Bjorn Knutsson 15 3 3 3 3 3 15 1
2 Sweden (5) Ove Fundin 13 1 3 3 3 3 13 2
3 Sweden (2) Per-Olof Soderman 10 3 2 2 1 2 10 3
4 Sweden (1) Arne Carlsson 10 2 2 3 1 2 10 4
5 Soviet Union (11) Boris Samorodov 9 3 3 1 2 0 9 5
6 Norway (14) Sverre Harrfeldt 9 F 3 1 3 2 9 6
7 Sweden (7) Gote Nordin 9 2 2 0 2 3 9 7
8 Sweden (16) Per-Tage Svensson 9 3 2 2 1 1 9 8
9 Czechoslovakia (3) Antonín Kasper, Sr. 8 1 1 2 2 2 8 9
10 Poland (13) Henryk Zyto 7 1 X 3 0 3 7 10
11 Soviet Union (6) Igor Plechanov 4 0 1 0 3 0 4 11
12 Sweden (4) Bernt Nilsson 4 0 1 2 0 1 4 12
13 Poland (12) Stanislaw Tkocz 4 2 0 1 F 1 4 13
14 Poland (15) Marian Kaiser 4 2 0 0 1 1 4 14
15 Czechoslovakia (9) Lubos Tomicek, Sr. 3 0 1 0 2 0 3 15
16 Poland (10) Joachim Maj 2 1 0 1 0 0 2 16
R1 East Germany (R1) Josef Hoffmeister 0 0 R1
Placing Rider Total 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 Pts Pos

m - exclusion for exceeding two minute time allowance • t - exclusion for touching the tapes • x - other exclusion • e - retired or mechanical failure • f - fell • ns - non-starter • nc - non-classify

gate A - inside gate B gate C gate D - outside

World Final[edit]

Placing Rider Total 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 Pts Pos
1 Sweden (9) Ove Fundin 14 3 3 2 3 3 14 1
2 Sweden (8) Björn Knutsson 13 2 2 3 3 3 13 2
3 New Zealand (12) Barry Briggs 12 1 3 3 3 2 12 3
4 Soviet Union (11) Boris Samorodov 11 0 3 3 2 3 11 4
5 Sweden (13) Göte Nordin 10 3 2 3 1 1 10 5
6 Norway (3) Sverre Harrfeldt 10 2 2 1 2 3 10 6
7 United Kingdom (1) Nigel Boocock 8 3 1 1 2 1 8 7
8 Wales (16) Leo McAuliffe 7 2 E 2 3 0 7 8
9 United Kingdom (10) Ron How 7 2 3 F F 2 7 9
10 United Kingdom (6) Peter Craven 6 3 1 F 2 0 6 10
11 Australia (7) Peter Moore 6 1 1 1 1 2 6 11
12 Sweden (5) Per Olof Söderman 5 0 0 2 1 2 5 12
13 United Kingdom (4) Dick Fisher 5 1 1 2 0 1 5 13
14 United Kingdom (2) Jim Lightfoot 4 E 2 1 0 1 4 14
15 Sweden (14) Per Tage Svensson 1 1 F 0 0 0 1 15
16 Sweden (15) Arne Carlsson 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 16
R1 United Kingdom (R1) Tadeusz Teodorowicz 0 0 R1
R2 United Kingdom (R2) Ron Mountford 0 0 R2
Placing Rider Total 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 Pts Pos

m - exclusion for exceeding two minute time allowance • t - exclusion for touching the tapes • x - other exclusion • e - retired or mechanical failure • f - fell • ns - non-starter • nc - non-classify

gate A - inside gate B gate C gate D - outside

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bamford, R. & Shailes, G. (2002). A History of the World Speedway Championship. Stroud: Tempus Publishing. ISBN 0-7524-2402-5