2014 British Open and Women’s Club Cycle Speedway Championships

13 SEP 2014 - IPSWICH, GBR - Lauren Jacobs (centre) of Ipswich leads Michelle Whitehead (left) of Leicester Monarchs and Ellie Sullivan from Sheffield Stars during a heat at the 2014 British Women's Club Cycle Speedway Championships at Whitton Sports & Community Centre in Ipswich, Great Britain (PHOTO COPYRIGHT © 2014 NIGEL FARROW, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED) (NIGEL FARROW/COPYRIGHT © 2014 NIGEL FARROW : www.nigelfarrow.com)

13 SEP 2014 - IPSWICH, GBR - Lauren Jacobs (centre) of Ipswich leads Michelle Whitehead (left) of Leicester Monarchs and Ellie Sullivan from Sheffield Stars during a heat at the 2014 British Women's Club Cycle Speedway Championships at Whitton Sports & Community Centre in Ipswich, Great Britain (PHOTO COPYRIGHT © 2014 NIGEL FARROW, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED)

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13th September 2014 – Whitton Sports & Community Centre, Ipswich, Suffolk, Great Britain

Strong comebacks denied hosts Ipswich the titles in the last stages of both championships.

Having clawed their way back in front in the women’s final the title was snatched away from Ipswich in the last two of the twenty heats by the more experienced Leicester Monarchs who took seven out of the maximum eight points to give the Midlands team their ninth title.

13 SEP 2014 - IPSWICH, GBR - Lucy Whitehead of Leicester Monarchs works to build up a lead during a heat at the 2014 British Women's Club Cycle Speedway Championships at Whitton Sports & Community Centre in Ipswich, Great Britain (PHOTO COPYRIGHT © 2014 NIGEL FARROW, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED) (NIGEL FARROW/COPYRIGHT © 2014 NIGEL FARROW : www.nigelfarrow.com)

13 SEP 2014 - IPSWICH, GBR - Lucy Whitehead of Leicester Monarchs works to build up a lead during a heat at the 2014 British Women's Club Cycle Speedway Championships at Whitton Sports & Community Centre in Ipswich, Great Britain (PHOTO COPYRIGHT © 2014 NIGEL FARROW, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED)

Then in the Open final Wednesfield Aces who were trailing Ipswich by eight points at the halfway mark managed four wins in the next four heats to close the gap. Drawing level through their leading points scorer Paul Heard in the last heat, Ben Mould then sealed victory from an inside lane start in the run off against Josh Brooke of Ipswich.

13 SEP 2014 - IPSWICH, GBR - Ben Mould (centre) of Wednesfield Aces takes a corner during a heat of the 2014 British Open Club Cycle Speedway Championship final at Whitton Sports & Community Centre in Ipswich, Great Britain (PHOTO COPYRIGHT © 2014 NIGEL FARROW, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED) (NIGEL FARROW/COPYRIGHT © 2014 NIGEL FARROW : www.nigelfarrow.com)

13 SEP 2014 - IPSWICH, GBR - Ben Mould (centre) of Wednesfield Aces takes a corner during a heat of the 2014 British Open Club Cycle Speedway Championship final at Whitton Sports & Community Centre in Ipswich, Great Britain (PHOTO COPYRIGHT © 2014 NIGEL FARROW, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED)

Both teams had dominated the scoring throughout. In the women’s final Ipswich’s Lauren Jacobs took three wins and a second place for fifteen points out a total of sixteen and in the men’s, Heard and Brooke were the highest scorers with fourteen points each. Brooke, Ricki Johnson from Wednesfield and Ollie Riley of Hethersett Hawks were the only competitors throughout the day to manage perfect scores of four wins in four heats, the first two during their respective semi finals, and the latter in the Minor Final in the afternoon.

13 SEP 2014 - IPSWICH, GBR - Josh Brooke of runners up Ipswich receives his medal during the presentation ceremony for the 2014 British Open Club Cycle Speedway Championships at Whitton Sports & Community Centre in Ipswich, Great Britain (PHOTO COPYRIGHT © 2014 NIGEL FARROW, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED) (NIGEL FARROW/COPYRIGHT © 2014 NIGEL FARROW : www.nigelfarrow.com)

13 SEP 2014 - IPSWICH, GBR - Josh Brooke of runners up Ipswich receives his medal during the presentation ceremony for the 2014 British Open Club Cycle Speedway Championships at Whitton Sports & Community Centre in Ipswich, Great Britain (PHOTO COPYRIGHT © 2014 NIGEL FARROW, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED)


13 SEP 2014 - IPSWICH, GBR - Referee Steve Copping checks bikes before the start of the 2014 British Open Club Cycle Speedway Championships at Whitton Sports & Community Centre in Ipswich, Great Britain (PHOTO COPYRIGHT © 2014 NIGEL FARROW, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED) (NIGEL FARROW/COPYRIGHT © 2014 NIGEL FARROW : www.nigelfarrow.com)

13 SEP 2014 - IPSWICH, GBR - Referee Steve Copping checks bikes before the start of the 2014 British Open Club Cycle Speedway Championships at Whitton Sports & Community Centre in Ipswich, Great Britain (PHOTO COPYRIGHT © 2014 NIGEL FARROW, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED)

13 SEP 2014 - IPSWICH, GBR - Team officials prepare scoresheets before the start of the 2014 British Open Club Cycle Speedway Championships at Whitton Sports & Community Centre in Ipswich, Great Britain (PHOTO COPYRIGHT © 2014 NIGEL FARROW, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED) (NIGEL FARROW/COPYRIGHT © 2014 NIGEL FARROW : www.nigelfarrow.com)

13 SEP 2014 - IPSWICH, GBR - Team officials prepare scoresheets before the start of the 2014 British Open Club Cycle Speedway Championships at Whitton Sports & Community Centre in Ipswich, Great Britain (PHOTO COPYRIGHT © 2014 NIGEL FARROW, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED)

13 SEP 2014 - IPSWICH, GBR - Stuart Gedge of Kesgrave Panthers checks the tyre pressures on his bike before the start of the 2014 British Open Club Cycle Speedway Championships at Whitton, Ipswich in Great Britain (PHOTO COPYRIGHT © 2014 NIGEL FARROW, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED) (NIGEL FARROW/COPYRIGHT © 2014 NIGEL FARROW : www.nigelfarrow.com)

13 SEP 2014 - IPSWICH, GBR - Stuart Gedge of Kesgrave Panthers checks the tyre pressures on his bike before the start of the 2014 British Open Club Cycle Speedway Championships at Whitton, Ipswich in Great Britain (PHOTO COPYRIGHT © 2014 NIGEL FARROW, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED)

13 SEP 2014 - IPSWICH, GBR - Daniel Zagni (left) of Kesgrave Panthers prepares for the start of the 2014 British Open Club Cycle Speedway Championships at Whitton, Ipswich in Great Britain (PHOTO COPYRIGHT © 2014 NIGEL FARROW, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED) (NIGEL FARROW/COPYRIGHT © 2014 NIGEL FARROW : www.nigelfarrow.com)

13 SEP 2014 - IPSWICH, GBR - Daniel Zagni (left) of Kesgrave Panthers prepares for the start of the 2014 British Open Club Cycle Speedway Championships at Whitton, Ipswich in Great Britain (PHOTO COPYRIGHT © 2014 NIGEL FARROW, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED)

13 SEP 2014 - IPSWICH, GBR - A Wednesfield Aces team member waits for the start of the  2014 British Open Club Cycle Speedway Championships at Whitton Sports & Community Centre in Ipswich, Great Britain (PHOTO COPYRIGHT © 2014 NIGEL FARROW, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED) (NIGEL FARROW/COPYRIGHT © 2014 NIGEL FARROW : www.nigelfarrow.com)

13 SEP 2014 - IPSWICH, GBR - A Wednesfield Aces team member waits for the start of the 2014 British Open Club Cycle Speedway Championships at Whitton Sports & Community Centre in Ipswich, Great Britain (PHOTO COPYRIGHT © 2014 NIGEL FARROW, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED)

13 SEP 2014 - IPSWICH, GBR - Daniel Zagni (centre) of Kesgrave Panthers leads Ben Mould (left) of Wednesfield Aces and Robert Croal (right) from Exeter Aces round a bend during the first semi final of the 2014 British Open Club Championships at Whitton, Ipswich in Great Britain (PHOTO COPYRIGHT © 2014 NIGEL FARROW, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED) (NIGEL FARROW/COPYRIGHT © 2014 NIGEL FARROW : www.nigelfarrow.com)

13 SEP 2014 - IPSWICH, GBR - Daniel Zagni (centre) of Kesgrave Panthers leads Ben Mould (left) of Wednesfield Aces and Robert Croal (right) from Exeter Aces round a bend during the first semi final of the 2014 British Open Club Championships at Whitton, Ipswich in Great Britain (PHOTO COPYRIGHT © 2014 NIGEL FARROW, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED)

13 SEP 2014 - IPSWICH, GBR - A volunteer watches racing at the  2014 British Open Club Cycle Speedway Championships from the club hut at Whitton Sports & Community Centre in Ipswich, Great Britain  (PHOTO COPYRIGHT © 2014 NIGEL FARROW, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED) (NIGEL FARROW/COPYRIGHT © 2014 NIGEL FARROW : www.nigelfarrow.com)

13 SEP 2014 - IPSWICH, GBR - A volunteer watches racing at the 2014 British Open Club Cycle Speedway Championships from the club hut at Whitton Sports & Community Centre in Ipswich, Great Britain (PHOTO COPYRIGHT © 2014 NIGEL FARROW, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED)

13 SEP 2014 - IPSWICH, GBR - Josh Brooke (left) from Ipswich leads Nathan Groves (centre) from Birmingham Monarchs and Olly Buxton (right) from Hethersett Hawks round the first bend during a second semi final heat at the 2014 British Open Club Cycle Speedway Championships at Whitton Sports & Community Centre in Ipswich, Great Britain (PHOTO COPYRIGHT © 2014 NIGEL FARROW, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED) (NIGEL FARROW/COPYRIGHT © 2014 NIGEL FARROW : www.nigelfarrow.com)

13 SEP 2014 - IPSWICH, GBR - Josh Brooke (left) from Ipswich leads Nathan Groves (centre) from Birmingham Monarchs and Olly Buxton (right) from Hethersett Hawks round the first bend during a second semi final heat at the 2014 British Open Club Cycle Speedway Championships at Whitton Sports & Community Centre in Ipswich, Great Britain (PHOTO COPYRIGHT © 2014 NIGEL FARROW, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED)

13 SEP 2014 - IPSWICH, GBR - Ollie Riley (right) from Hethersett Hawks gets his wheel trapped under the leg of  Marcus Wadhams from Birmingham Monarchs during a second semi final heat at the 2014 British Open Club Cycle Speedway Championships at Whitton Sports & Community Centre in Ipswich, Great Britain (PHOTO COPYRIGHT © 2014 NIGEL FARROW, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED) (NIGEL FARROW/COPYRIGHT © 2014 NIGEL FARROW : www.nigelfarrow.com)

13 SEP 2014 - IPSWICH, GBR - Ollie Riley (right) from Hethersett Hawks gets his wheel trapped under the leg of Marcus Wadhams from Birmingham Monarchs during a second semi final heat at the 2014 British Open Club Cycle Speedway Championships at Whitton Sports & Community Centre in Ipswich, Great Britain (PHOTO COPYRIGHT © 2014 NIGEL FARROW, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED)

13 SEP 2014 - IPSWICH, GBR - Competitors wait for start of their heat during the second semi final of the 2014 British Open Club Cycle Speedway Championships at Whitton Sports & Community Centre in Ipswich, Great Britain (PHOTO COPYRIGHT © 2014 NIGEL FARROW, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED) (NIGEL FARROW/COPYRIGHT © 2014 NIGEL FARROW : www.nigelfarrow.com)

13 SEP 2014 - IPSWICH, GBR - Competitors wait for start of their heat during the second semi final of the 2014 British Open Club Cycle Speedway Championships at Whitton Sports & Community Centre in Ipswich, Great Britain (PHOTO COPYRIGHT © 2014 NIGEL FARROW, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED)

13 SEP 2014 - IPSWICH, GBR - Team members of Sheffield Stars (in orange) and Hethersett Hawks (in blue and white) watch their team mates racing during the second semi final of the 2014 British Open Club Cycle Speedway Championships at Whitton Sports & Community Centre in Ipswich, Great Britain (PHOTO COPYRIGHT © 2014 NIGEL FARROW, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED) (NIGEL FARROW/COPYRIGHT © 2014 NIGEL FARROW : www.nigelfarrow.com)

13 SEP 2014 - IPSWICH, GBR - Team members of Sheffield Stars (in orange) and Hethersett Hawks (in blue and white) watch their team mates racing during the second semi final of the 2014 British Open Club Cycle Speedway Championships at Whitton Sports & Community Centre in Ipswich, Great Britain (PHOTO COPYRIGHT © 2014 NIGEL FARROW, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED)

13 SEP 2014 - IPSWICH, GBR -Laura Watson (right) of Leicester Monarchs holds off Danni Riley (left) of Hethersett Hawks during a heat at the 2014 British Women's Club Cycle Speedway Championships at Whitton Sports & Community Centre in Ipswich, Great Britain (PHOTO COPYRIGHT © 2014 NIGEL FARROW, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED) (NIGEL FARROW/COPYRIGHT © 2014 NIGEL FARROW : www.nigelfarrow.com)

13 SEP 2014 - IPSWICH, GBR -Laura Watson (right) of Leicester Monarchs holds off Danni Riley (left) of Hethersett Hawks during a heat at the 2014 British Women's Club Cycle Speedway Championships at Whitton Sports & Community Centre in Ipswich, Great Britain (PHOTO COPYRIGHT © 2014 NIGEL FARROW, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED)

13 SEP 2014 - IPSWICH, GBR - A competitor takes a bend during a heat of the 2014 British Women's Club Cycle Speedway Championships at Whitton Sports & Community Centre in Ipswich, Great Britain (PHOTO COPYRIGHT © 2014 NIGEL FARROW, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED) (NIGEL FARROW/COPYRIGHT © 2014 NIGEL FARROW : www.nigelfarrow.com)

13 SEP 2014 - IPSWICH, GBR - A competitor takes a bend during a heat of the 2014 British Women's Club Cycle Speedway Championships at Whitton Sports & Community Centre in Ipswich, Great Britain (PHOTO COPYRIGHT © 2014 NIGEL FARROW, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED)

13 SEP 2014 - IPSWICH, GBR - Competitors take a corner during a heat of the Minor Final at the 2014 British Open Club Cycle Speedway Championships at Whitton Sports & Community Centre in Ipswich, Great Britain (PHOTO COPYRIGHT © 2014 NIGEL FARROW, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED) (NIGEL FARROW/COPYRIGHT © 2014 NIGEL FARROW : www.nigelfarrow.com)

13 SEP 2014 - IPSWICH, GBR - Competitors take a corner during a heat of the Minor Final at the 2014 British Open Club Cycle Speedway Championships at Whitton Sports & Community Centre in Ipswich, Great Britain (PHOTO COPYRIGHT © 2014 NIGEL FARROW, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED)

13 SEP 2014 - IPSWICH, GBR - Luke Morton (left) and a Sheffield Stars team mate watches a heat during the Minor Final at the 2014 British Open Club Cycle Speedway Championships at Whitton Sports & Community Centre in Ipswich, Great Britain (PHOTO COPYRIGHT © 2014 NIGEL FARROW, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED) (NIGEL FARROW/COPYRIGHT © 2014 NIGEL FARROW : www.nigelfarrow.com)

13 SEP 2014 - IPSWICH, GBR - Luke Morton (left) and a Sheffield Stars team mate watches a heat during the Minor Final at the 2014 British Open Club Cycle Speedway Championships at Whitton Sports & Community Centre in Ipswich, Great Britain (PHOTO COPYRIGHT © 2014 NIGEL FARROW, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED)

13 SEP 2014 - IPSWICH, GBR - Ollie Riley from Hethersett Hawks pushes himself on during a heat of the Minor Final at the 2014 British Open Club Cycle Speedway Championships at Whitton Sports & Community Centre in Ipswich, Great Britain (PHOTO COPYRIGHT © 2014 NIGEL FARROW, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED) (NIGEL FARROW/COPYRIGHT © 2014 NIGEL FARROW : www.nigelfarrow.com)

13 SEP 2014 - IPSWICH, GBR - Ollie Riley from Hethersett Hawks pushes himself on during a heat of the Minor Final at the 2014 British Open Club Cycle Speedway Championships at Whitton Sports & Community Centre in Ipswich, Great Britain (PHOTO COPYRIGHT © 2014 NIGEL FARROW, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED)

13 SEP 2014 - IPSWICH, GBR - Lee Aris (right) of Wednesfield Aces prepares to challenge Marcus Wadhams (left) of Birmingham Monarchs for the lead during a heat of the 2014 British Open Club Cycle Speedway Championship final at Whitton Sports & Community Centre in Ipswich, Great Britain (PHOTO COPYRIGHT © 2014 NIGEL FARROW, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED) (NIGEL FARROW/COPYRIGHT © 2014 NIGEL FARROW : www.nigelfarrow.com)

13 SEP 2014 - IPSWICH, GBR - Lee Aris (right) of Wednesfield Aces prepares to challenge Marcus Wadhams (left) of Birmingham Monarchs for the lead during a heat of the 2014 British Open Club Cycle Speedway Championship final at Whitton Sports & Community Centre in Ipswich, Great Britain (PHOTO COPYRIGHT © 2014 NIGEL FARROW, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED)

13 SEP 2014 - IPSWICH, GBR - Chris Jenkes (centre) of Wednesfield Aces and Charlie Rumbold (right) from Ipswich clash during a heat of the 2014 British Open Club Cycle Speedway Championship final at Whitton Sports & Community Centre in Ipswich, Great Britain (PHOTO COPYRIGHT © 2014 NIGEL FARROW, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED) (NIGEL FARROW/COPYRIGHT © 2014 NIGEL FARROW : www.nigelfarrow.com)

13 SEP 2014 - IPSWICH, GBR - Chris Jenkes (centre) of Wednesfield Aces and Charlie Rumbold (right) from Ipswich clash during a heat of the 2014 British Open Club Cycle Speedway Championship final at Whitton Sports & Community Centre in Ipswich, Great Britain (PHOTO COPYRIGHT © 2014 NIGEL FARROW, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED)

13 SEP 2014 - IPSWICH, GBR - Jamie Chittock of Ipswich battles to stay ahead of the rest of the field during a heat of the 2014 British Open Club Cycle Speedway Championship final at Whitton Sports & Community Centre in Ipswich, Great Britain (PHOTO COPYRIGHT © 2014 NIGEL FARROW, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED) (NIGEL FARROW/COPYRIGHT © 2014 NIGEL FARROW : www.nigelfarrow.com)

13 SEP 2014 - IPSWICH, GBR - Jamie Chittock of Ipswich battles to stay ahead of the rest of the field during a heat of the 2014 British Open Club Cycle Speedway Championship final at Whitton Sports & Community Centre in Ipswich, Great Britain (PHOTO COPYRIGHT © 2014 NIGEL FARROW, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED)

13 SEP 2014 - IPSWICH, GBR - Ben Mould of Wednesfield Aces (right) leads Josh Brooke (left) of Ipswich round a bend during the run off to decide the winner of the 2014 British Open Club Cycle Speedway Championship final at Whitton Sports & Community Centre in Ipswich, Great Britain (PHOTO COPYRIGHT © 2014 NIGEL FARROW, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED) (NIGEL FARROW/COPYRIGHT © 2014 NIGEL FARROW : www.nigelfarrow.com)

13 SEP 2014 - IPSWICH, GBR - Ben Mould of Wednesfield Aces (right) leads Josh Brooke (left) of Ipswich round a bend during the run off to decide the winner of the 2014 British Open Club Cycle Speedway Championship final at Whitton Sports & Community Centre in Ipswich, Great Britain (PHOTO COPYRIGHT © 2014 NIGEL FARROW, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED)



RESULTS
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OPEN CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS (16 heats in each)
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Final
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Wednesfield 49 After runoff
Ipswich 49
Birmingham 40
Kesgrave 20


Minor Final
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Hethersett 51
Exeter 50
Sheffield 41


WOMEN’S CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS (20 heats)
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Leicester 48
Ipswich 45
Exeter 44
Sheffield 32
Hethersett 26


Perfect scores of the day
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Minor Final : Ollie Riley (Hethersett Hawks)
Semi Final 1 : Ricki Johnson (Wednesfield Aces)
Semi Final 2 : Josh Brooke (Ipswich)


Highest Scorers in Finals
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Men : Josh Brooke (Ipswich) and Paul Heard (Wednesfield Aces) = 14pts

Women : Lauren Jacobs (Ipswich) = 15pts


LINKS
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BRITISH CYCLING – CYCLE SPEEDWAY SECTION

BIRMINGHAM MONARCHS CYCLE SPEEDWAY CLUB

EXETER ACES CYCLE SPEEDWAY CLUB

HETHERSETT HAWKS CYCLE SPEEDWAY CLUB

IPSWICH EAGLES CYCLE SPEEDWAY CLUB

KESGRAVE PANTHERS CYCLE SPEEDWAY CLUB

LEICESTER MONARCHS CYCLE SPEEDWAY CLUB

SHEFFIELD STARS CYCLE SPEEDWAY CLUB

WEDNESFIELD ACES CYCLE SPEEDWAY CLUB



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