2006 Premier League speedway season

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2006 Premier League speedway season
Season 2006 Season
Champions King's Lynn Stars
Knockout Cup King's Lynn Stars
Premier Trophy King's Lynn Stars
Premier League Pairs Glasgow Tigers
Premier League Fours Workington Comets
PLRC Sweden Magnus Zetterstrom
Competing teams
Division/s above 2006 Elite League
Division/s below 2006 Conference League

The 2006 Premier League speedway season was the second 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]

The League consisted of 14 teams for the 2005 season after the Reading Racers elected to compete in the Elite League and the closure of the Exeter Falcons and the Hull Vikings. The Mildenhall Fen Tigers elected to enter the Premier League along with the newly founded Redcar Bears.

Final table[edit]

Home Away Bonus
Team M W D L W D L F A Pts W L Tot
King's Lynn Stars 26 13 0 0 6 2 5 1409 990 40 13 0 53
Sheffield Tigers 26 11 1 1 5 0 8 1291 1101 33 11 2 44
Glasgow Tigers 26 13 0 0 3 1 9 1240 1173 33 9 4 42
Rye House Rockets 26 12 0 1 4 0 9 1250 1147 32 8 5 40
Somerset Rebels 26 11 0 2 2 1 10 1243 1156 27 9 4 36
Redcar Bears 26 11 0 2 2 1 10 1220 1194 27 6 7 33
Workington Comets 26 10 0 3 3 0 10 1210 1199 26 7 6 33
Isle of Wight Islanders 26 12 0 1 1 0 12 1180 1210 26 7 6 33
Newcastle Diamonds 26 12 1 0 0 0 13 1129 1249 25 5 8 30
Stoke Potters 26 10 0 3 2 0 11 1127 1265 24 4 9 28
Berwick Bandits 26 8 1 4 2 0 11 1140 1274 21 5 8 26
Edinburgh Monarchs 26 8 2 3 0 0 13 1138 1270 18 2 11 20
Mildenhall Fen Tigers 26 6 1 6 2 0 11 1116 1264 17 2 11 19
Newport Wasps 26 6 0 7 1 1 11 1087 1288 15 3 10 18

Play-offs[edit]

Aggregate scores over two legs.

Quarter finals[edit]

Semi finals[edit]

Final[edit]

Leading averages[edit]

Rider Team Average
Sweden Magnus Zetterström Somerset 10.52
England Gary Havelock Redcar 10.10
England Andre Compton Sheffield 9.94
Australia Shane Parker Glasgow 9.91
Czech Republic Tomáš Topinka Kings Lynn 9.80
Australia Kevin Doolan Kings Lynn 9.30
Australia Jason Lyons Mildenhall 9.24
England Danny Bird Glasgow 9.10
Sweden Daniel Nermark Kings Lynn 9.07
Australia Mark Lemon Stoke 9.03

Premier League Knockout Cup[edit]

The 2006 Premier League Knockout Cup was the 39th edition of the Knockout Cup for tier two teams. King's Lynn Stars were the winners of the competition for the second successive year.[1]

First Round[edit]

Date Team One Score Team Two
31/05 King's Lynn 70-20 Berwick
20/05 Berwick 47-43 King's Lynn
27/05 Workington 54-40 Newcastle
28/05 Newcastle 55-40 Workington
20/05 Rye House 66-36 Isle of Wight
16/05 Isle of Wight 53-41 Rye House
19/05 Somerset 57-38 Stoke
20/05 Stoke 51-41 Somerset
27/06 Newport 55-31 Edinburgh
19/05 Edinburgh 56-40 Newport

Quarter Finals[edit]

Date Team One Score Team Two
21/06 King's Lynn 54-41 Rye House
24/06 Rye House 49-44 King's Lynn
23/06 Somerset 52-44 Mildenhall
25/06 Mildenhall 40-53 Somerset
25/06 Glasgow 55-41 Newcastle
26/06 Newcastle 48-42 Glasgow
06/07 Sheffield 59-33 Newport
09/07 Newport 39-51 Sheffield

Semi Finals[edit]

Date Team One Score Team Two
10/09 Glasgow 45-45 King's Lynn
20/09 King's Lynn 67-27 Glasgow
15/09 Somerset 55-40 Sheffield
28/09 Sheffield 55-41 Somerset

Final[edit]

Date Team One Score Team Two
06/10 Somerset 45-45 King's Lynn
11/10 King's Lynn 62-32 Somerset

See also[edit]

List of United Kingdom Speedway League Champions

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2006 Premier League Knockout Cup". Speedway archive.