CLUB NEWS: Monarchs sunk by Pirates

Birmingham Monarchs Cycle Speedway Club fell to defeat on Sunday In English League action. The Monarchs may point to the unavailability of key riders (Millward, Hancox, Draisey) however nothing can be taken away from the performance of the Dorset side, led by World Champion Ben
Mould who was unbeaten on the day.
Mould (full maximum) and Matt Mildon (paid maximum) both led the charge for the visitors with unbeaten performances that inspired the Poole side to victory. Paul Heard led the scoring for the home side as has become the norm this season whilst Chris Timms dropped a couple of points before not finishing his final heat.


BIRMINGHAM MONARCHS 78 – Ricki Johnson 10(5), Connor Steel 3+1(2), Paul Timms 8+1(5), Paul Heard 16(5), Jake Steel 5(4), Chris Timms 14(5), Mark Winwood 11+2(5), Nathan Groves 11(5) v Poole 100.

On Saturday the accumulation of the JYL (Youth Junior League) reached its finale in Birmingham with all age ranges crowned champions. 77 youngsters travelled in hope with 6 champions being crowned.
Under 8 winner Frank White 100 points (Astley and Tyldseley), Under 10 winner Harvey Shumake 88 points (Kesgrave), Under 12 winner Kenzie Bennett 90 points (Poole), Under 14 winner Ellis Richmond 81 points (Wednesfield), Girls Champion Emily Burgess (Astley and Tyldesley) and Under 18 Champion Frasier Garnett (Poole). Club champions on the day belonged to Poole.

Under 10 winners and competitors

BYJL Champions Poole

Both Rebekah Humphries (Girls) and Connor Steel (U14s) took part with Bekah winning the B final and Connor 2nd in the B Final. Also on Saturday sees the penultimate round round of the Eurovets competition in Wednesfield at 1pm, with Mark Winwood very much in contention. The final round is at Leicester on the 19th October.
With the season soon to finish for racing attention will no doubt turn to club matters with the club in advanced discussions for a lease and the club has recently become a Community Interest Company (CIC). Communication with the council is still ongoing although positive. It’s hoped that better
protection for the club will put a stop to ongoing mindless vandalism which has blighted the area the recent years.

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