1969 Individual Speedway World Championship

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1969 Individual Speedway World Championship
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The 1969 Individual Speedway World Championship.

British Qualification[edit]

Date Venue Winner Runner-up 3rd place
Preliminary Round
17 May United KingdomHalifax United Kingdom Eric Boocock Australia Charlie Monk United Kingdom Reg Luckhurst
17 May ScotlandCoatbridge Scotland Jim McMillan Scotland Bert Harkins United Kingdom Trevor Hedge
19 May United KingdomNewcastle United Kingdom Eric Boocock United Kingdom Ray Wilson United Kingdom Dave Gifford
19 May United KingdomExeter New Zealand Barry Briggs United Kingdom Martin Ashby United Kingdom Tony Clarke
20 May United KingdomLeicester United Kingdom Martin Ashby Wales Howard Cole Australia John Boulger
20 May United KingdomWest Ham United Kingdom Norman Hunter United Kingdom Stan Stevens Scotland Ken McKinlay
21 May United KingdomPoole Australia Geoff Mudge New Zealand Ivan Mauger United Kingdom Pete Smith
22 May United KingdomOxford United Kingdom Eddie Reeves United Kingdom Pete Smith United Kingdom Mike Broadbanks
22 May United KingdomWimbledon New Zealand Ronny Moore United Kingdom Tony Clarke New Zealand Ivan Mauger
22 May United KingdomSheffield United Kingdom Amie Haley Australia Jim Airey United Kingdom Nigel Boocock
23 May WalesNewport Hungary Sandor Levai New Zealand Frank Shuter United Kingdom Reg Luckhurst
23 May ScotlandGlasgow Australia Charlie Monk New Zealand Barry Briggs Scotland Jim McMillan
23 May United KingdomHackney United Kingdom Colin Pratt Australia Garry Middleton United Kingdom Pete Smith
23 May United KingdomWolverhampton United Kingdom Nigel Boocock United Kingdom James Bond United Kingdom Norman Hunter
24 May United KingdomBelle Vue New Zealand Ivan Mauger United Kingdom Ray Wilson United Kingdom Chris Pusey
24 May United KingdomCoventry United Kingdom Nigel Boocock United Kingdom Norman Hunter United Kingdom Coll Cottrell
1 June United KingdomKings Lynn United Kingdom Terry Betts United Kingdom Malcolm Simmons United Kingdom Martin Ashby
9 June United KingdomCradley Heath United Kingdom Roy Trigg New Zealand Bob Andrews United Kingdom James Bond
11 June United KingdomSwindon New Zealand Barry Briggs Australia Jim Airey United Kingdom Clive Hitch
Semi-Finals
24 June United KingdomLeicester New Zealand Barry Briggs Australia Charlie Monk United Kingdom Reg Luckhurst
26 June United KingdomSheffield New Zealand Ivan Mauger United Kingdom Ray Wilson United Kingdom Tommy Roper
Final
5 August United KingdomWest Ham New Zealand Barry Briggs United Kingdom Nigel Boocock New Zealand Ronnie Moore

British Final[edit]

  • August 5, 1969
  • United Kingdom West Ham
  • First 8 to World 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 21
1 New Zealand (9) Barry Briggs 15 3 3 3 3 3 15 1
2 United Kingdom (3) Nigel Boocock 13 3 3 2 3 2 13 2 3
3 New Zealand (6) Ronnie Moore 13 3 2 3 2 3 13 3 2
4 New Zealand (2) Ivan Mauger 11 0 3 3 3 2 11 4
5 Scotland (4) Ken McKinlay 11 2 3 2 1 3 11 5
6 Wales (11) Howard Cole 9 2 1 2 2 2 9 6
7 United Kingdom (16) Arnold Haley 8 3 2 1 2 X 8 7 3
8 United Kingdom (7) Eric Boocock 8 1 2 1 3 1 8 8 2
9 Australia (13) Garry Middleton 8 2 2 3 1 T 8 9 1
10 Australia (10) Charlie Monk 6 1 1 0 1 3 6 10
11 United Kingdom (8) Martin Ashby 4 0 1 1 X 2 4 11
12 United Kingdom (5) Trevor Hedge 4 2 1 1 0 0 4 12
13 Scotland (14) Jim McMillan 4 1 0 0 2 1 4 13
14 United Kingdom (15) Colin Pratt 3 E T 2 0 1 3 14
15 United Kingdom (1) Ray Wilson 3 1 F 1 1 0 3 15
16 United Kingdom (12) Roy Trigg 1 0 E 0 0 1 1 16
R1 United Kingdom (R1) James Bond 0 0 0 R1
R2 United Kingdom (R2) Clive Hitch 0 0 R2
R3 United Kingdom (R3) Martin Ashby 0 0 R3
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 21

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

Scandinavian Qualifications[edit]

Date Venue Winner Runner-up 3rd place
Qualifications
25 April SwedenGöteborg Sweden Ove Fundin Sweden Bengt Brannefors Sweden Bengt Larsson
27 April SwedenVetlanda Sweden Bengt Jansson Sweden Gunnar Malmqvist Sweden Bengt Svensson
28 April SwedenBorås Sweden Bernt Persson Sweden Gote Nordin Sweden Per Olof Soderman
29 April SwedenAvesta Sweden Leif Enecrona Sweden Hans Holmqvist Sweden Anders Michanek
Nordic Semi-Final
1 May SwedenKumla Sweden Bengt Jansson Sweden Per Olof Soderman Sweden Jan Simensen
1 May SwedenVisby Sweden Soren Sjosten Sweden Bernt Persson Sweden Hans Holmqvist
1 May SwedenGislaved Sweden Ove Fundin Sweden Gote Nordin Denmark Ole Olsen
Nordic Final
4 June SwedenLinköping Sweden Tornbjorn Harrysson Sweden Soren Sjosten Sweden Ove Fundin

Nordic Final[edit]

  • June 4, 1969
  • Sweden Linköping
  • First 8 to European 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 21
1 Sweden (1) Torbjorn Harrysson 14 3 3 3 2 3 14 1 3
2 Sweden (3) Soren Sjosten 14 2 3 3 3 3 14 2 2
3 Sweden (12) Ove Fundin 14 3 3 3 3 2 14 3 1
4 Norway (14) Reidar Eide 12 3 3 2 1 3 12 4
5 Sweden (6) Bernt Persson 10 3 2 2 2 1 10 5
6 Sweden (2) Hans Holmqvist 10 1 1 2 3 3 10 6
7 Sweden (4) Bengt Jansson 9 0 2 3 3 1 9 7
8 Sweden (11) Per Olof Soderman 9 2 2 1 2 2 9 8
9 Sweden (8) Bo Josefsson 6 2 1 1 0 2 6 9 3
10 Sweden (13) Gunnar Malmqvist 6 1 2 2 1 0 6 10 2
11 Sweden (10) Bengt Larsson 5 1 0 1 2 1 5 11
12 Sweden (7) Jan Simensen 2 0 1 0 0 1 2 12
13 Denmark (16) Ole Olsen 2 2 0 - 0 - 2 13
14 Norway (5) Odd Fossengen 2 0 0 1 1 0 2 14
15 Sweden (9) Gote Nordin 1 0 1 0 - - 1 15
16 Sweden (15) Nils Ringstrom 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 16
R1 Sweden (R1) Runo Wedin 3 1 2 3 R1
R2 Sweden (R2) Bengt Svensson 0 0 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 21

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

Continental Round[edit]

Date Venue Winner Runner-up 3rd place
Quarter-Finals
11 May West GermanyRuhpolding Poland Antoni Woryna Poland Edward Jancarz West Germany Manfred Poschenrieder
11 May Socialist Federal Republic of YugoslaviaKrsko Poland Jerzy Trzeszkowski Poland Zdislaw Dobrucki Soviet Union Gennadij Kurilenko
11 May HungaryMiskolc Soviet Union Vladimir Smirnov Poland Zbigniew Podlecki Poland Pawel Waloszek
11 May East GermanyStralsund Soviet Union Viktor Trofimov Poland Zygmunt Pytko East Germany Jurgen Hehlert
Semi-Finals
7 June CzechoslovakiaSlany Poland Antoni Woryna Poland Zbigniew Podlecki Poland Andrzej Wyglenda
8 June PolandBydgoszcz Poland Jerzy Trzeszkowski Poland Henryk Glucklich Poland Andrzej Pogorzelski
Continental Final
27 June Soviet UnionUfa Poland Antoni Woryna Poland Andrzej Wyglenda Poland Edward Jancarz
European Final
24 August West GermanyOlching Soviet Union Valeriy Klementiev Poland Edward Jancarz Sweden Torbjorn Harrysson

Continental Final[edit]

  • June 27, 1969
  • Soviet Union Ufa
  • 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 21
1 Poland (7) Antoni Woryna 11 2 3 1 2 3 11 1
2 Poland (16) Andrzej Wyglenda 10 0 3 3 2 2 10 2
3 Poland (2) Edward Jancarz 10 3 2 3 2 0 10 3
4 Soviet Union (14) Valeriy Klementiev 9 3 E 0 3 3 9 4
5 Poland (1) Henryk Glucklich 9 0 3 2 1 3 9 5
6 Poland (9) Zbigniew Podlecki 9 3 2 3 0 1 9 6
7 Poland (6) Jan Mucha 9 1 3 1 1 3 9 7
8 Poland (13) Andrzej Pogorzelski 9 2 0 2 3 2 9 8
9 Soviet Union (8) Gennadij Kurilenko 9 3 2 2 1 1 9 9
10 Poland (4) Jerzy Trzeszkowski 9 2 1 3 2 1 9 10
11 Poland (5) Stanislaw Tkocz 8 E 1 2 3 2 8 11
12 Czechoslovakia (15) Jan Holub I 8 1 1 1 3 2 8 12
13 Poland (3) Pawel Waloszek 6 1 2 1 1 1 6 13
14 Poland (10) Zygmunt Pytko 3 2 1 E 0 E 3 14
15 Poland (12) Zdislaw Dobrucki 0 F 0 E E E 0 15
16 Czechoslovakia (11) Karel Prusa 0 E 0 E - - 0 16
R1 East Germany (R1) Gerhard Ulenbrock 0 0 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 21

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 24, 1969
  • West Germany Olching
  • First 8 to World 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 21
1 Soviet Union (13) Valeriy Klementiev 12 0 3 3 3 3 12 1
2 Poland (15) Edward Jancarz 12 2 3 3 2 2 12 2
3 Sweden (2) Tornbjorn Harrysson 11 3 3 2 2 1 11 3
4 Poland (4) Andrzej Pogorzelski 11 1 3 2 3 2 11 4
5 Poland (5) Andrzej Wyglenda 9 3 1 1 1 3 9 5
6 Sweden (3) Soren Sjosten 9 2 0 3 2 2 9 6
7 Poland (16) Henryk Glucklich 8 1 0 1 3 3 8 7
8 Sweden (6) Hans Holmqvist 8 2 2 3 1 0 8 8
9 Sweden (7) Ove Fundin 8 1 1 1 3 2 8 9
10 Poland (8) Jan Mucha 8 0 2 2 1 3 8 10
11 Poland (14) Zbigniew Podlecki 7 3 1 1 1 1 7 11
12 Sweden (11) Bengt Jansson 5 3 2 0 0 0 5 12
13 Poland (1) Antoni Woryna 5 0 2 2 0 1 5 13
14 Sweden (12) Bernt Persson 5 1 1 0 2 1 5 14
15 Norway (10) Reidar Eide 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 15
16 Sweden (9) Per Olaf Soderman 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 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 21

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 21
1 New Zealand (11) Ivan Mauger 14 3 3 3 3 2 14 1
2 New Zealand (16) Barry Briggs 11 3 2 2 1 3 11 2 3
3 Sweden (5) Sören Sjösten 11 3 F 2 3 3 11 3 2
4 United Kingdom (2) Nigel Boocock 10 3 2 3 1 1 10 4
5 Sweden (9) Hasse Holmqvist 10 2 1 3 2 2 10 5
6 Poland (6) Edward Jancarz 9 1 1 1 3 3 9 6
7 Sweden (7) Ove Fundin 9 2 2 2 3 0 9 7
8 Scotland (13) Ken McKinlay 7 1 3 3 0 0 7 8
9 Poland (14) Andrzej Pogorzelski 7 0 3 1 2 1 7 9
10 Poland (3) Jan Mucha 7 1 0 2 2 2 7 10
11 New Zealand (15) Ronnie Moore 6 2 1 1 1 1 6 11
12 Poland (8) Henryk Glücklich 5 0 0 0 2 3 5 12
13 Soviet Union (12) Valery Klementiev 4 0 3 X F 1 4 13
14 Sweden (1) Torbjörn Harrysson 4 2 2 F - - 4 14
15 Poland (4) Andrzej Wyglenda 2 0 1 1 0 0 2 15
16 Wales (10) Howard Cole 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 16
R1 Poland (R1) Zbigniew Podlecki 3 1 2 3 R1
R2 United Kingdom (R2) Arnold Haley 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 21

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