Jump to content
British Speedway Forum

Recommended Posts

On 2/10/2018 at 10:43 AM, Panthers89 said:

Ha bugger! Who else then lol

Bradley Wilson-Dean + 1 for New Zealand...oh wait a minute, he rode NL so he must be British...but anyway, hasn't the home of Barry Briggs and Ivan Mauger got 2 riders who they can send?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, uk_martin said:

Bradley Wilson-Dean + 1 for New Zealand...oh wait a minute, he rode NL so he must be British...but anyway, hasn't the home of Barry Briggs and Ivan Mauger got 2 riders who they can send?

Sure they have two riders.After all a couple of years ago they even had a league of sorts.But what is the point?And do they have the money to support sending two riders to get a hiding?I'd have thought Castagna would be more in favour of a pair from Argentina anyway

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

New Zealand had an rider competing in the world u21 qualifying last year, Jake Turner.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
19 hours ago, iris123 said:

Sure they have two riders.After all a couple of years ago they even had a league of sorts.But what is the point?And do they have the money to support sending two riders to get a hiding?I'd have thought Castagna would be more in favour of a pair from Argentina anyway

Can Ricky Wells not become a New Zealander again ?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, Paulco said:

Can Ricky Wells not become a New Zealander again ?

Probably could.I was looking at the report about the ice skaters from south Korea where the womans top almost came off and ok she was born in the US,but has Korean parents.Her partner though is American through and through and just got his citizenship for the Olympics.Then today in the paper it was mentioning some German woman who couldn't break through in the national team and has now changed to South Korea

 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aileen_Frisch

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 2/12/2018 at 5:32 AM, adonis said:

Lets hope the BSPA/SCB  will tell Woffinden to go ride for Poland , the good thing about this series is we don't need Woffinden , so he can go book a holiday or some new tattoes while it's on 

Words cannot even..

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I would have a scoring system of 4,2,1,0. Then on the Saturday a pre qualifier with Slovakia, France, Hungary, Ukraine, New Zealand, Norway and Holland. Monday race off 1 Sweden, Denmark, Latvia, Czech Rep, Germany, Slovenia plus pre qualifier 1st, Then Tuesday race off 2 Russia, GB, Australia, USA, Italy, Finland plus pre qualifier 2nd, then Friday& Saturday final.

The format could be used for a European club championships, maybe 4 teams from Poland, 4 from Britain, 3 from Sweden and 3 from Denmark to race off to meet the Polish league champs 1 year, the British league champs the next year, then the Swedish, then the Danish.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Like many totally underwhelmed. Pleased to see world pairs back but see zero reason why it had to be at the expense of the SWC. 

Id have run a one day final, old 21 heat format with conventionsl scoring. Top 4 pairs to semibfinals in which points are added to scores from heats. And then top two pairs to a final in which there are double points (6-4-2) to reduce the chsnce of the outcome being known before thevfinal, but still givibg advantage to team which has performed best over the meeting.

If you wanted to make it a weekend of speedway, seed host to the final and have three 5 team qualifiers (30 heats) on tge saturday at one venue with top 2 from each to final

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
20 hours ago, iris123 said:

Probably could.I was looking at the report about the ice skaters from south Korea where the womans top almost came off and ok she was born in the US,but has Korean parents.Her partner though is American through and through and just got his citizenship for the Olympics.Then today in the paper it was mentioning some German woman who couldn't break through in the national team and has now changed to South Korea

 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aileen_Frisch

 Scott Nichorrs and Chris Hallis ,  ride for North Korea :D

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
7 hours ago, waiheke1 said:

Like many totally underwhelmed. Pleased to see world pairs back but see zero reason why it had to be at the expense of the SWC. 

Id have run a one day final, old 21 heat format with conventionsl scoring. Top 4 pairs to semibfinals in which points are added to scores from heats. And then top two pairs to a final in which there are double points (6-4-2) to reduce the chsnce of the outcome being known before thevfinal, but still givibg advantage to team which has performed best over the meeting.

If you wanted to make it a weekend of speedway, seed host to the final and have three 5 team qualifiers (30 heats) on tge saturday at one venue with top 2 from each to final

I think it should be as well as , rather than at the expense of ,  this is purely to kill off the best pairs cup , once that's dead and buried  back to SWC 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
7 hours ago, waiheke1 said:

Like many totally underwhelmed. Pleased to see world pairs back but see zero reason why it had to be at the expense of the SWC. 

Id have run a one day final, old 21 heat format with conventionsl scoring. Top 4 pairs to semibfinals in which points are added to scores from heats. And then top two pairs to a final in which there are double points (6-4-2) to reduce the chsnce of the outcome being known before thevfinal, but still givibg advantage to team which has performed best over the meeting.

If you wanted to make it a weekend of speedway, seed host to the final and have three 5 team qualifiers (30 heats) on tge saturday at one venue with top 2 from each to final

Actually that would have been a far superior and more innovative competition.

Though not as good as the SWC,  admittedly.

But be careful,  many here feel we are are supposed to find no fault with the ideas of our betters in authority. We must look at them with worshipful positivity. And certainly never ever criticise no matter that our views are only intended to be for the betterment of the sport.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
50 minutes ago, Grand Central said:

Actually that would have been a far superior and more innovative competition.

Though not as good as the SWC,  admittedly.

But be careful,  many here feel we are are supposed to find no fault with the ideas of our betters in authority. We must look at them with worshipful positivity. And certainly never ever criticise no matter that our views are only intended to be for the betterment of the sport.

 

WHEN has anyone ever suggested that? 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, Grand Central said:

Actually that would have been a far superior and more innovative competition.

Though not as good as the SWC,  admittedly.

But be careful,  many here feel we are are supposed to find no fault with the ideas of our betters in authority. We must look at them with worshipful positivity. And certainly never ever criticise no matter that our views are only intended to be for the betterment of the sport.

 

Agree, it would not be as good as tge SWC. Has there been a speedway event in history which delivered such consistently good racing and exciting meetings as the SWC..its bewildering that its been ditched.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Event 1 is in Teterow on the Saturday.  It is safe to assume as it is on a Tuesday that Event 2 will be in Sweden.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue. Privacy Policy