In 1929, the championship was decided by a series of match races which took place at various tracks. Between 1930-1933, the championship was a series of match races in an eight heat competition at Wembley. It extended to nine heats in 1934. The 1935 season was the first with the 'traditional' 16 riders competing over 20 heats.
1929 riders were - Frank Arthur & Eric Spencer (Harringay), Vic Huxley & Jim Kempster (Wimbledon), Roger Frogley & Ron Johnson (C Palace), Buster Frogley & Stan Catlett (Wembley), Ivor Creek & Sprouts Elder (West Ham), Max Grosskreutz & Tommy Croombs (Lea Bridge), Colin Watson & Billy Lamont (London White City), Gus Kuhn & Art Pechar (Stamford Bridge) Coventry & Southampton were also represented (Acknowledgement to Maurice Jones for this , I have just got his photo-copy book from a 2nd-hand shop here in Norwich)
Norwich Stars 1930-1964. The memories burn brightly If the Lord invented anything better than Speedway He kept it to Himself
I think Maurice Jones died a few years back. He issued books about the League Tables with team photos and a section showing team photos of various teams. His World Final book covers Star, World & British Finals from 1929 till 1994, the last of the real Finals,,,,,,,,The Speedway Championship World Final - Maurice Jones Speedway Surveys, 63 Bradgate Rd., Markfield, Leicester. (The book lists riders by Country, not Teams) (John Chaplin also did a book on World Finals but his book missed out one final from what I remember) I have got JCs book somewhere in the loft
Home Championship First Round Buster Frogley bt Jim Kempster 2-0 (at Wimb) 2-0 (at Wemb) Colin Watson bt Eric Spencer 2-1 (Wh.Cy) 0-2(Harr) 2-0(Wh.Cy) Roger Frogley bt Gus Kuhn 2-0(St.Br) 2-0(CP) Ivor Creek bt Tommy Croombs 2-0(WH) 2-1(LB) Jack Parker bt Jimmy Hayes 2-0(Cov) 2nd leg not held due injury (Hayes)
Second Round Colin Watson bt Buster Frogley 2-0(Wemb) 1-2(Wh.Cy) 2-0(Wemb) Roger Frogley bt Ivor Creek 0-2(WH) 2-0(CP) 2-0(CP) Jack Parker - Bye
Semi-Final Jack Parker bt Colin Watson 2-0(Cov) 2-0(Wh.Cy) Roger Frogley - Bye
Final Roger Frogley bt Jack Parker 1-0(CP) 1-0(LB) 2-0(Wimb) First Leg was run at both Crystal palace and Lea Bridge!!!
Overseas Championship Sprouts Elder v Billy Galloway 2-0(Sou) ? (WH) Stan Catlett v Alf Chick 2-0(Wemb) 2-0(Cov) Billy Lamont bt Art Pechar 2-0(Wh.Cy) 2-0(SB) Vic Huxley bt Ron Johnson 2-0(CP) 0-2(Wimb) 2-0(Wimb) Frank Arthur bt Max Grosskreutz 0-2(LB) 2-0(Harr) 2-0(Harr)
Second Round Vic Huxley bt Sprouts Elder 2-0(WH) 0-2(Wimb) 2-0(Wimb) Frank Arthur bt Billy Lamont 2-0(Wh.Cy) 2-1(Harr) Stan Catlett - returned to Australia
Final Frank Arthur by Vic Huxley 2-0(Wimb) 2-0(Harr)
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quote name='TwoMinuteWarning' timestamp='1315928590' post='2010835'] Home Riders Final - 1st Leg Crystal Palace 12th Oct & Lea Bridge 19th Oct 2nd Leg Wimbledon 14th Oct postponed until 21st Oct
Overseas Rider Final - 1st Leg Wimbledon 16th Sept 2nd Leg Harringay 21st Sept
Complete details of every race in every round of the 1929 Star Riders' are in a superb article by Stuart Straite-Aris in the current edition of the excellent Speedway Researcher magazine (Vol.14 No.2 Sept 2011). [/quote]