2012 Elite League speedway season

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2012 Elite League speedway season
League2012 Sky Sports Elite League
Season2012
ChampionsSwindon Robins
Knockout CupPoole Pirates
Riders ChampionshipAustralia Chris Holder
Highest averageAustralia Chris Holder
(9.57)
Division/s below2012 Premier League
2012 National League
Champions - Swindon Robins

The 2012 Elite League (also known as the Sky Sports Elite League for sponsorship reasons) took place between March and October 2012.[1]

Summary[edit]

The Poole Pirates were the defending champions after winning in 2011.[2]

Team Lineups[edit]

Belle Vue Aces[edit]

Birmingham Brummies[edit]

Coventry Bees[edit]

Eastbourne Eagles[edit]

Kings Lynn Stars[edit]

Lakeside Hammers[edit]

Peterborough Panthers[edit]

Poole Pirates[edit]

Swindon Robins[edit]

Wolverhampton Wolves[edit]

League table[edit]

Pos Club M Home Away F A +/- Pts
3W 2W D L 4W 3W D 1L L
1 Poole Pirates 28 10 3 1 0 4 6 0 1 3 1355 1159 72
2 Swindon Robins 28 11 3 0 0 4 4 1 1 4 1382 1173 70
3 Birmingham Brummies 28 7 3 0 4 2 1 1 4 6 1276 1276 44
4 Lakeside Hammers 28 9 2 0 3 1 2 0 3 8 1279 1290 44
5 Eastbourne Eagles 28 9 3 0 2 1 1 0 2 10 1265 1277 42
6 Peterborough Panthers 28 9 3 1 1 0 1 0 5 8 1266 1287 42
7 Kings Lynn Stars 28 6 2 2 4 2 0 0 4 8 1278 1272 36
8 Coventry Bees 28 4 4 1 5 0 1 2 4 6 1217 1229 32
9 Wolverhampton Wolves 28 7 3 0 4 0 0 1 2 10 1178 1286 31
10 Belle Vue Aces 28 3 2 0 7 0 0 0 2 12 1072 1319 15
Key:
Championship 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]

Lakeside Hammers43 – 47Poole Pirates
Arena Essex Raceway
Birmingham Brummies35 – 55Swindon Robins
Perry Barr Stadium

Leg 2[edit]

Swindon Robins55 - 37Birmingham Brummies
Abbey Stadium

Grand final[edit]

First leg[edit]

Swindon Robins51 - 44Poole Pirates
Abbey Stadium

Second leg[edit]

Poole Pirates45 (89) - 44 (95)Swindon Robins

The Swindon Robins were declared Elite League Champions, winning on aggregate 95-89.

Leading averages[edit]

[3]

Rider Team Average
Australia Darcy Ward Poole 9.76
Australia Chris Holder Poole 9.67
Denmark Niels Kristian Iversen Kings Lynn 8.84
England Tai Woffinden Wolverhampton 8.80
Sweden Freddie Lindgren Wolverhampton 8.68
Sweden Peter Karlsson Lakeside 8.61
Poland Krzysztof Kasprzak Poole 8.39
England Lee Richardson Lakeside 8.20
Denmark Hans Andersen Peterborough 8.18
Australia Davey Watt Lakeside 8.06

Elite League Knockout Cup[edit]

The 2012 Elite League Knockout Cup was the 74th edition of the Knockout Cup for tier one teams. Poole Pirates were the winners of the competition for the third consecutive year.[4] The Knockout Cup was then suspended four four years until it was held again under the new name 2017 SGB Premiership Team KO Cup.

Quarter Finals[edit]

Date Team One Score Team Two
10/10 Belle Vue 35-42 Birmingham
not staged Birmingham Belle Vue
02/06 Lakeside 38-49 Coventry
01/06 Coventry 52-41 Lakeside
not staged Swindon Peterborough
not staged Peterborough Swindon
30/05 Poole 50-43 Wolverhampton
21/05 Wolverhampton 39-54 Poole

Semi Finals[edit]

Date Team One Score Team Two
25/10 Peterborough 50-43 Poole
24/10 Poole 51-39 Peterborough
18/10 Birmingham 45-45 Coventry
12/10 Coventry 51-45 Birmingham

Final[edit]

Date Team One Score Team Two
26/10 Coventry 38-52 Poole
29/10 Poole 50-40 Coventry

See also[edit]

List of United Kingdom Speedway League Champions

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Historic league tables". Speedway Archive.
  2. ^ "2012 league tables". Speedway GB.
  3. ^ "Greensheet Averages" (PDF). Speedway GB.
  4. ^ "2012 Elite League Knockout Cup". Speedway archive.