Bandits' fixtures for 2017 season

The official Berwick Speedway fixture list for the 2017 season has been released.

Wednesday, 25th January 2017, 9:03 am
Updated Wednesday, 25th January 2017, 9:05 am
Berwick Bandits Speedway Alex Edberg

The tapes will go up, following the press and practice on Saturday, March 11, with a 50th anniversary meeting on March 18. This will take the form of an individual event, with all the riders, as yet, to be confirmed.

After home and away challenges against Newcastle Diamonds in the Tyne-Tweed Trophy, the Bandits will open their competitive campaign with a first round KO Cup clash against Ipswich Witches.

This will be followed by 36 Championship meetings in the league, with all teams meeting each other four times (twice at home and twice away).

One of the highlights of the season will be captain Kevin Doolan’s testimonial meeting, which will be held at Shielfield on Saturday, August 5.

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The full list of fixtures is (all league meetings unless specified):

March 18 50th anniversary meeting (h); Mar 25 Newcastle (h) TTT; Mar 26 Newcastle (a) TTT; Mar 30 Ipswich (a) KOC;

April 1 Ipswich (h) KOC; Apr 6 Sheffield (a); Apr 8 Edinburgh (h); Apr 9 Newcastle (a); Apr 14 Edinburgh (a); Apr 15 Glasgow (h); Apr 16 Glasgow (a); Apr 22 Scunthorpe (h); Apr 27 Ipswich (a); Apr 29 Ipswich (h); Apr 30 Scunthorpe (a).

May 4 Redcar (a); May 6 Reserved (h); May 13 Workington (a); May 19 Peterborough (a); May 20 Peterborough (h); May 27 Redcar (h);

June 3 Workington (h); June 10 Newcastle (h); June 11 Peterborough (a); June 17 Reserved (h); June 25 Scunthorpe (a).

July 1 Redcar (h); July 2 Newcastle (a); July 7 Edinburgh (a); July 8 Ipswich (h); July 13 Sheffield (a); July 15 Glasgow (h); July 16 Glasgow (a); July 22 No Meeting (British GP); July 29 Sheffield (h);

August 3 Redcar (a); Aug 5 Kevin Doolan Testimonial (h); Aug 12 Peterborough (h); Aug 19 Scunthorpe (h); Aug 26 Workington (h); Aug 27 Workington (a);

September 5 Newcastle (h); Sept 7 Ipswick (a); Sept 9 Edinburgh (h); Sept 16 Sheffield (h).