2009 Elite League speedway season

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2009 Elite League speedway season
LeagueSky Sports Elite League
Season2009
ChampionsWolverhampton Wolves
Knockout CupLakeside Hammers
Pairs ChampionshipPoole Pirates
Elite ShieldEastbourne Eagles
Riders ChampionshipAustralia Leigh Adams
Division/s below2009 Premier League
2009 National League

The 2009 Elite League (also known as the Sky Sports Elite League for sponsorship reasons) is the 13th since its establishment in 1997.[1]

Summary[edit]

The first fixtures of the season took place on 30 March and the season ended on 12 October. The Poole Pirates were the defending champions from 2008.[2]

League table[edit]

Pos Club M Home Away F A +/- Pts
3W 2W D L 4W 3W D 1L L
1 Swindon Robins 32 15 0 0 1 5 3 0 5 3 1602 1331 79
2 Wolverhampton Wolves 32 15 1 0 0 4 2 1 4 5 1580 1361 75
3 Lakeside Hammers 32 9 4 2 1 2 1 1 4 9 1511 1437 54
4 Coventry Bees 32 7 5 2 2 2 2 1 3 8 1451 1456 52
5 Peterborough Panthers 32 10 4 0 2 0 2 0 3 11 1463 1484 47
6 Ipswich Witches 32 9 3 0 4 1 0 1 2 12 1431 1498 41
7 Eastbourne Eagles 32 9 0 1 6 0 1 2 1 12 1393 1527 36
8 Poole Pirates 32 5 3 2 6 1 0 1 3 11 1391 1526 32
9 Belle Vue Aces 32 4 6 0 6 1 1 0 1 13 1373 1575 32
Key:
Championship play-offs
Relegation play-offs

Home: 3W = Home win by 7 points or more; 2W = Home win by between 1 and 6 points
Away: 4W = Away win by 7 points or more; 3W = Away win by between 1 and 6 points; 1L = Away loss by 6 points or less
M = Meetings; D = Draws; L = Losses; F = Race points for; A = Race points against; +/- = Race points difference; Pts = Total Points

Championship play-offs[edit]

Semi-finals[edit]

Leg 1[edit]

Leg 2[edit]

Swindon Robins47 (100) - (88) 43Coventry Bees
Matej Zagar 12 Chris Harris 14

Grand final[edit]

First leg[edit]

Second leg[edit]

Wolverhampton were declared Elite League Champions, on Aggregate 95-90.

Leading averages[edit]

[3]

Rider Team Average
Sweden Freddie Lindgren Wolverhampton 10.43
Australia Leigh Adams Swindon 10.00
Denmark Hans Andersen Poole 9.15
Slovenia Matej Žagar Swindon 9.15
Australia Chris Holder Poole 8.76
Sweden Peter Karlsson Wolverhampton 8.66
England Lee Richardson Lakeside 8.56
England Chris Harris Coventry 8.54
England Scott Nicholls Ipswich 8.29
Poland Krzysztof Kasprzak Belle Vue 8.23

Elite League Knockout Cup[edit]

The 2009 Elite League Knockout Cup was the 71st edition of the Knockout Cup for tier one teams. Coventry Bees were the winners of the competition.[4]

First Round[edit]

Date Team One Score Team Two
29/05 Ipswich 45-48 Belle Vue
20/04 Belle Vue 53-40 Ipswich

Quarter Finals[edit]

Date Team One Score Team Two
26/03 Peterborough 43-47 Coventry
27/03 Coventry 53-37 Peterborough
26/03 Swindon 57-36 Wolverhampton
06/04 Wolverhampton 53-40 Swindon
27/03 Lakeside 57-38 Eastbourne
28/03 Eastbourne 50-43 Lakeside
24/06 Poole 44-49 Belle Vue
27/06 Belle Vue 54-41 Poole

Semi Finals[edit]

Date Team One Score Team Two
21/08 Coventry 51-39 Belle Vue
05/10 Belle Vue 48-42 Coventry
12/06 Lakeside 49-41 Swindon
11/06 Swindon 44-46 Lakeside

Final[edit]

Date Team One Score Team Two
23/10 Coventry 41-49 Lakeside
14/10 Lakeside 59-36 Coventry

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Historic league tables". Speedway Archive.
  2. ^ "2009 league tables". Speedway GB.
  3. ^ "Greensheet Averages". Speedway GB.
  4. ^ "2009 Elite League Knockout Cup". Speedway archive.