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3 hours ago, rocket007 said:

Do you know for a fact that Workington were fined £3000 for non-fulfilment of fixtures? If so, does this also apply to Mildenhall, Coventry & Buxton.

Yes Workington were fined £3k for not completing the Lakeside fixture and lodged an appeal against the decision which cost £100 quid was rejected so they will be making a final appeal against this decision (another £100 quid) in the coming weeks on the grounds that Dan Bewley was injured in the first abandoned meeting then the BSPA pulled the second meeting as it was on a Friday (FFS) (that may be the other way round) then the 3rd meeting a double header was rained off following a downpour one hour before tapes up when everyone was ready to go and the 4th meeting couldn't continue due to a frozen track  on the last day of the regular season and it was stated that Workington hadn't done enough to get the meeting completed

4 hours ago, Argos said:

All this nonsense about the License to be put on Ice, Let’s get one thing right the current promotion will never be allowed to hold a Promoters Licence again all there Rider asset will be taken off them, It’s the cardinal sin to withdraw from the League after the AGM,

Unfortunately this is the end of Workington Speedway  

 

You are incorrect, you can "Ice" a licence after the AGM (but before the season starts) without being penalised however it comes at a cost. The licence could have been put on "Ice" prior to the AGM for free however doing it now will cot another £5k.

The scenario you describe is correct if you fold in the regular season having commenced your fixture list. Laura will be able to get her bond back and sell her assets by doing this now; which offers some protection; it also give the chance to get all of the financial commitments in order to meet the various criteria set by the BSPA

Gutted does not come near

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THJ

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7 minutes ago, TotallyHonestJohn said:

Yes Workington were fined £3k for not completing the Lakeside fixture and lodged an appeal against the decision which cost £100 quid was rejected so they will be making a final appeal against this decision (another £100 quid) in the coming weeks on the grounds that Dan Bewley was injured in the first abandoned meeting then the BSPA pulled the second meeting as it was on a Friday (FFS) (that may be the other way round) then the 3rd meeting a double header was rained off following a downpour one hour before tapes up when everyone was ready to go and the 4th meeting couldn't continue due to a frozen track  on the last day of the regular season and it was stated that Workington hadn't done enough to get the meeting completed

You are incorrect, you can "Ice" a licence after the AGM (but before the season starts) without being penalised however it comes at a cost. The licence could have been put on "Ice" prior to the AGM for free however doing it now will cot another £5k

The duplicity of the BSPA general and Rob Godfrey in particular knows no bounds. My utmost sympathy to Worky fans. It was Godfreys interference in the fixture list that created the problem.You can bet your bottom dollar that if Scunthorpe were in Workys situation acw@y round it would have been found. Still more money in the BSPA coffers and another promoter who loves the sport forced out. 

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15 minutes ago, TotallyHonestJohn said:

Yes Workington were fined £3k for not completing the Lakeside fixture and lodged an appeal against the decision which cost £100 quid was rejected so they will be making a final appeal against this decision (another £100 quid) in the coming weeks on the grounds that Dan Bewley was injured in the first abandoned meeting then the BSPA pulled the second meeting as it was on a Friday (FFS) (that may be the other way round) then the 3rd meeting a double header was rained off following a downpour one hour before tapes up when everyone was ready to go and the 4th meeting couldn't continue due to a frozen track  on the last day of the regular season and it was stated that Workington hadn't done enough to get the meeting completed

You are incorrect, you can "Ice" a licence after the AGM (but before the season starts) without being penalised however it comes at a cost. The licence could have been put on "Ice" prior to the AGM for free however doing it now will cot another £5k.

The scenario you describe is correct if you fold in the regular season having commenced your fixture list. Laura will be able to get her bond back and sell her assets by doing this now; which offers some protection; it also give the chance to get all of the financial commitments in order to meet the various criteria set by the BSPA

Gutted does not come near

Regards
THJ

Think it shows up the BSPA for what they are,how can they fine Workington for not competing their fixture given their circumstances at the end of the season.You cannot say they didn’t try.Total Joke.

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Maybe bluster can buy every track in the country, to ensure the sport limps along for another couple of years.

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The published accounts of the owners would indicate that in the 3 years 2015 - 2016 losses were £37k, £37k and £32k, and if 2018 was a 3 figure sum then that’s a lot of money to wave goodbye to.

I’ve no idea of sponsorship sums, but looking at their accounts, the main team sponsor has considerable resources. I’m not saying they should cover the losses but it’s a shame that a business plan couldn’t be put together to provide financial support.

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1 hour ago, TotallyHonestJohn said:

Yes Workington were fined £3k for not completing the Lakeside fixture and lodged an appeal against the decision which cost £100 quid was rejected so they will be making a final appeal against this decision (another £100 quid) in the coming weeks on the grounds that Dan Bewley was injured in the first abandoned meeting then the BSPA pulled the second meeting as it was on a Friday (FFS) (that may be the other way round) then the 3rd meeting a double header was rained off following a downpour one hour before tapes up when everyone was ready to go and the 4th meeting couldn't continue due to a frozen track  on the last day of the regular season and it was stated that Workington hadn't done enough to get the meeting completed

You are incorrect, you can "Ice" a licence after the AGM (but before the season starts) without being penalised however it comes at a cost. The licence could have been put on "Ice" prior to the AGM for free however doing it now will cot another £5k.

The scenario you describe is correct if you fold in the regular season having commenced your fixture list. Laura will be able to get her bond back and sell her assets by doing this now; which offers some protection; it also give the chance to get all of the financial commitments in order to meet the various criteria set by the BSPA

Gutted does not come near

Regards
THJ

Coventry were fined for 2 meetings £6k according to MH and the money was to be taken from his bond and what was left was meant to go to the riders that were dew wages for tyres fuel oil that was in their contract for a good few meetings but don’t think they will get a penny from the BSPA  Coventry speedway has been liquidated according to MH

Could worky not have sold some of their  assets to cover some of there losses to run rather than them going into the BSPA pot 

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4 hours ago, rocket007 said:

Do you know for a fact that Workington were fined £3000 for non-fulfilment of fixtures? If so, does this also apply to Mildenhall, Coventry & Buxton.

YES IT WAS !!!!!

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4 hours ago, geoff100 said:

Their is plenty of money just look at the bus loads that go to watch football in manchester liverpool and others on saturdays !

Some of their drivers are a bit iffy though ! :unsure:

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Hindsight is a lovely thing but if the catering had been a bit better in the cafe on bend 2 that could have been the diffrence between loss and profit !

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Sad day for many Workington fans and Speedway fans in general, in my opinion Workington was one of the better tracks to watch and race Speedway in the country.

Feel sorry for the riders as well, many have invested and planned for Championship racing in 2019, some like Wilson Dean and Worrall have the Premier League to fall back on but must have budgeted for Championship income as well.

Unfortunately it was just a matter of time before the plug was pulled after many years of falling attendances.

Once its gone its gone.

Started going to Derwent Park in 1978 when my brother in law took myself and my brother along and have stood on the second bend ever since (apart from the break from the mid eighties to 1999), the noise, the smell, the speed , oh and the weekly pie and oxo.:)

Och well its Glasgow , Belle Vue, the odd trip to Cardiff and a few European GP,s now.

Give us a "C".

I wish you well.

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34 minutes ago, mac101 said:

Coventry were fined for 2 meetings £6k according to MH and the money was to be taken from his bond and what was left was meant to go to the riders that were dew wages for tyres fuel oil that was in their contract for a good few meetings but don’t think they will get a penny from the BSPA  Coventry speedway has been liquidated according to MH

Could worky not have sold some of their  assets to cover some of there losses to run rather than them going into the BSPA pot 

NL bond is not £6K so not sure how that was ever going to work.

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25 minutes ago, Jayne said:

NL bond is not £6K so not sure how that was ever going to work.

That’s what the riders have been told and Neil Vatcher now dealing with the riders 

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1 minute ago, mac101 said:

That’s what the riders have been told and Neil Vatcher now dealing with the riders 

It would make more sense to pay the riders first and then hold on to whatever is left to pay the fine with any balance needing to be paid before another promoting licence is issued. 

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It’s speedway if everything was done right it would be the most exciting sport out there 

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There will be no more speedway in Workington this putting on ice is just a way of avoiding the worst.

As for our main sponsors I've been told they put no real money at all into the speedway. There sponsorship is to provide the equipment and tractors to do the track each week. 

I was hoping they would stand aside this season and then hopefully a new team sponsor would come in with a few quid to help Laura out.

Real shame for the riders but most will get a shot at another club as soon as the first month of the season is in. A couple especially Bickley and Worrall will be signed by another club before the season starts trust me.

Really thought that someone or some company would have came in and not allowed this to happen.

Gutted like so many other fans.

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