SGB PREMIERSHIP PLAY-OFF DATES SET

12/09/2022

SGB PREMIERSHIP PLAY-OFF DATES SET
British Speedway bosses have confirmed they will launch the SGB Premiership play-offs on Monday, September 26 as Aussie Speedway GP trio Jason Doyle, Jack Holder and Max Fricke go for title glory.

Doyle’s Ipswich side currently tops the table on 43 points, with Holder’s team Sheffield second on 37 and Fricke’s club Belle Vue third on 35. Wolverhampton are fourth on 34, while King’s Lynn in fifth place and basement club Peterborough are already certain of missing out on 21 and 13 respectively.

The first-placed team is due to meet the side in fourth, with the second and third-placed clubs facing off in the other semi-final.

Regardless of their opposition, Wolverhampton hosts its semi-final home leg on Monday, September 26, with Ipswich staging their semi-final on Thursday, September 29. Belle Vue’s home semi is Monday, October 3, while Sheffield’s meeting is on Thursday, October 6.

As it stands, Ipswich would face Wolverhampton, with Sheffield and Belle Vue also battling it out. But the Witches and Wolves still have a match to complete each, while the Tigers and Aces have three to race apiece, meaning the line-up for the semi-finals is very much subject to change.

The play-off fixtures will be determined by how the league table stands after matches on Thursday, September 22, but no action will take place in the Monday slot next week as a mark of respect for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, whose funeral takes place at London’s Westminster Abbey that morning.

In a statement on their official website, British Speedway confirmed racing will return on Tuesday after matches were postponed following Her Majesty’s death.

The statement added: “Clubs will be marking the sad passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II with black armbands, periods of silence and the playing of the National Anthem.

“Our thoughts remain with King Charles III and the Royal Family, and as a sport, we will stand with the nation in mourning at next Monday’s funeral.”

For more details of the SGB Premiership fixtures and the latest league table, click here: https://britishspeedway.co.uk/homepage/