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  1. yellow and black

    Derwent Park..update on Town RL forum

    Carl Stonehewer in Heat 6 I think
  2. Kyle Newman was the only rider who went out for heat 14.He was then told to return to the pits.
  3. From our team yes. The other cant get to a 7 point average
  4. Neither would I ! There will be one who is desperate to finish first in all of his rides though!
  5. As far as the double figure score goes it isn't as straight forward as merely achieving a "Double figure score". Ty is indeed on a 6.96 average and has one more opportunity to get that magical 7.00 or over via the Lakeside League meeting. Of course if he rides in this meeting, whatever score he achieves becomes part of the 20 meetings needed to qualify at the expense of the 20th oldest figure (14 points from 6 rides) achieved against Newcastle on Oct 7th 2017. For example, scoring 10 or even 11 points regardless of how many rides he has will not get him to 7.00. He has to score a MINIMUM of 12 which if achieved off 4 rides will give him that elusive 7 point figure and job done! If he drops a maximum of 1 point off his first 4 rides he can still do it by scoring 14 points off 5. If he drops no more than 3 points from his first 4 rides he would need to have 6 rides and score a total of 15 points to get his 7.00 average. To show how agonisingly close he is, had he scored just 1 more point in any of the last 20 qualifying meetings (With no extra rides of course), he would have a 7.00 now. It is the strength of the meeting that drops off the scale (14 points from 6 rides back in 2017) that makes it such an uphill task to get that 7.00 figure.
  6. Oh dear the cat is out of the bag so to speak! Unfortunately he doesn't just need a double figure score to get that precious seven point average, as there is a bit more to it than that I'm afraid.
  7. yellow and black

    Play offs

    The reason the Play-Off between Workington and Glasgow can't be next weekend is because they are already racing in the KOC Semi-Final against Edinburgh. Edinburgh are in the same boat as Glasgow in respect that they only have one (Maximum two) home meetings to arrange, due to not having as successful a season as Lakeside, Peterborough, and Workington so far, all three whom are all still involved in three competitions. These meetings v Edinburgh were agreed in principle before Workington even knew they were going to face Glasgow in the play-offs, so why should both clubs change them to suit Glasgow? Incidentally, Workington have raced more of their cup fixtures than the other two teams in the play-offs. Had you been chosen to ride against Lakeside or Peterborough, you would have had exactly the same problem in that these teams are not just simply waiting to run the play-offs, but have two other competitions to consider. Due to Scunthorpe's involvement in two of these competitions, they are also not going to sit around and wait while the play-offs are ran first are they? Incidentally, had Glasgow still been in all three competitions, then you would have had exactly the same scenario. Workington are indeed the only team to have not completed their home League fixtures. With five of their home meetings being cancelled by the BSPA, I think they have done pretty well to still qualify for the play-offs considering. Your club are now experiencing the difficulty of arranging two fixtures, so can you imagine how hard it has been for Workington to re-arrange theirs? In respect to the outstanding League meeting v Lakeside, the original meeting scheduled for August 17th was cancelled by the BSPA and re-arranged for August 25th. This meeting was begun, but due to the serious injuries to Dan Bewley had to be abandoned. Blame cannot solely be laid at Workington's door for the failure to get that one raced, as Lakeside could well have refused to come on any available dates Workington could use the stadium. Failure to run this meeting could well have cost Workington a place in the play-offs, so do you seriously think they would have deliberately chosen not to run it? They after all didn't cancel the initial staging, and can not be blamed for the injury to Dan which caused the abandonment. As a Workington fan I want Cookie to be available in both meetings, as I am sure all the paying public who support both clubs do. A hard as it may be to understand, Glasgow cannot simply call the shots and demand fixtures to be raced on days to suit them. All the other clubs left in all the competitions have exactly the same objectives, so compromise sometimes is the winner.
  8. yellow and black

    Play offs

    Whoa!!! Not been picky at all. How can you publish a fixture when you haven't qualified? The KOC Semi participation isn't confirmed until both legs are run. Out of sheer common sense, you can't announce a fixture until you have qualified, it's like me saying "When are Glasgow running the Play-Off Final Home leg" IF Workington qualify then the fixtures will be announced, likewise if Newcastle qualify. These could well be agreed in principle already, but not announced. As your club are only involved in the one competition (And current form suggests to me they have an excellent chance of winning it), they simply have to now try and sort out dates between the themselves and Workington. This has been made extremely difficult due to the shambles of cancelling fixtures for the three other clubs involved in all three competitions (Workington, Lakeside, and Peterborough), whereby the KOC and Semi-Finals of the Championship Shield may well have been run if the pre-season agreed League fixtures had been kept to. In addition. there may have been instruction to run certain competitions first so to speak, as there are other clubs, like yourselves, waiting to arrange dates (Scunthorpe and Edinburgh), and perhaps their clout in saying what has to be run first, is the reason the play-offs are not first priority. I could also ask when your play-off semi is being held. October 5th, 6th, or 7th?
  9. yellow and black

    Play offs

    Workington are actually further on with these fixtures than Lakeside and Peterborough. One leg of the KOC Q/F has already been run between Newcastle and Workington, whereas none of the KOC Q/F legs between Lakeside and Peterborough have been run yet. Edinburgh await the winners of the Workington v Newcastle Q/F and Scunthorpe await the winners of the other Q/F. In the Shield Workington have already raced the away leg of the Semi-Final, with the home leg on Saturday, whereas Lakeside and Peterborough still have both legs to race.
  10. yellow and black

    Play offs

    Next week may be "Ideal" for Glasgow, but Workington are still involved in two other cup competitions. If you look at the fixtures, priority for the next couple of weekends is with the KOC and Championship Shield meetings, with play-off meetings the following week for the other two (Oct 5th-6th). You MAY find that Workington already have fixtures for next weekend, providing they progress in the KOC tomorrow night of course. Although nothing is certain, they have a 10 point lead already , but as of yet cannot publish the Semi-Final fixtures till after the home KOC meeting is ran tomorrow night. Understandably Glasgow won't run without Cookie the following weekend, so that probably explains the silence!
  11. yellow and black

    Workington 2018 .

    The cut-off for the monthly green sheets for the averages which is always the 23rd of the month and effective on the first of the following month
  12. yellow and black

    Workington 2018 .

    Yeah heard that tonight as well. No guarantee that the Lakeside meeting would have made any difference anyway, but not running it stops us getting a guest for Dan alone after the end of September.
  13. yellow and black

    Workington 2018 .

    Totally agree Marksman. Unless we run the home meeting v Lakeside on or before the cut-off date of Sept 23rd, Dan will be 4th in the averages (6.79), after taking into account today's result and the fact that the averages for Oct are based on a reduced figure on 20 meetings. Rene Bach will be at number 1 also, if we don't run against Lakeside by then.
  14. Maybe Nicolai is getting married, therefore the precedent has been set lol!
  15. yellow and black

    Ipswich V Berwick

    Wouldn't believe all you read in Speedway Star. This week it said Ben Barker was riding for Workington against Peterborough, but when I watched the meeting he was riding for Peterborough against Workington!
  16. And looking by the way they have "Persuaded" our guest to renege his agreement to ride for us and ride for them against us, their choice has been made!
  17. Really hope it is on but weather is poor at the moment. Even if it is I think we are up against it now Barker has been "Persuaded" to change teams on the night, and a wedding guest is allowed. Can see Peterborough wanting to be top and pulling out all the stops to do so, but let Edinburgh in at your peril! If they do slip in the back door they will probably win it in my opinion.
  18. Providing Berwick dont get 4 points at Edinburgh, the Comets will be in the top 4 IF they beat Peterborough.
  19. No, Rene is there I hope! By top three I meant using the current green sheet averages (Nicolai 7.35, Ty 6.92, and Dan 6.77) Rene has a current green sheet average of 6.55.
  20. With a poor forecast for tomorrow, and a depleted side at Newcastle, (Without our top 3), I do hope the failure to run this meeting doesn't cost Workington a place in the play-offs. Edinburgh will be rubbing their hands more than anybody if we don't get those vital 3 points against Peterborough.
  21. Ben wasn't guesting last week, he was riding for his own Team, Redcar. 8 Day rule only applies to guest appearances on the same track
  22. Maybe there have been a few Scottish Fivers added as well LOL ( Only Joking Edinburgh fans!)
  23. Entirely his choice of course, but going by the local paper, earlier in the week, he was reported to be guesting for Workington. Asset or no asset, he is riding for the Panthers now, so something changed!
  24. Team news from the Peterborough perspective anyhow http://www.peterboroughpanthers.co/news.php?extend.3472 Seems like our lined-up guest has jumped ship! It was reported locally that Ben Barker was guesting for WORKINGTON on Friday. Now he is at number 1 for the Panthers!
  25. yellow and black

    Workington 2018 .

    Think we can use a Championship guest as it is a re-arranged meeting. Could do a lot worse than getting our Friday night guest if Nicolai is in Poland.
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