|"Sunday Dispatch" World Championship Round One||Blackbird Road, Leicester||16th June 1950|
|1. Johnny Carpenter||Leicester||2||3||3||3||1||12|
|2. Rusty Wainwright (Aus)||St. Austell||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|3. Alex Gray||Swindon||1||1||2||1||0||5|
|4. Reg Reeves||Walthamstow||3||2||3||2||3||13||3rd|
|5. Fred Brand||Yarmouth||2||3||2||2||2||11|
|6. Trevor Redmond (NZ)||Aldershot||3||1||3||3||3||13||2nd|
|7. Basil Harris||Aldershot||ef||3||3||2||2||10|
|8. Vic Gent||Exeter||1||0||0||0||2||3|
|9. Johnny White||Yarmouth||0||1||1||0||0||2|
|10. Fritz Dirtl||(Austria)||2||2||1||0||3||8|
|11. Jack Dawson||Halifax||1||0||1||1||0||3|
|12. Alan Smith||Plymouth||3||1||1||2||1||8|
|13. Terry Small||Poole||1||2||0||2||2||7|
|14. Guy Allott||Sheffield||2||0||1||3||1||7|
|15. Eric Liddell||Glasgow||0||2||0||1||1||4|
|16. Les Hewitt (Aus)||Coventry||3||3||2||3||3||14||1ST|
| Track Record 69.8
Jock Grierson, 9th June 1950
Last year saw the first running of the World Championship since before the war. Wembley's Tommy Price became the first Englishman to carry off the trophy and £500 prize beating Belle Vue's Jack Parker and Louis Lawson after a close contest.
The 1950 rounds started here with 128 riders appearing at 8 third division tracks. Seven European riders joined us in this round including four Swedes, two Czechoslovakians and an Austrian. The top 74 will progress to round two where thay will meet the remaining division two riders, and from there the top 74 meet the first division riders on their tracks. The top 2 in each third round meeting go into the Championship round along with the first division stars and the highest scoring 16 riders on aggregate qualify for the World Final.
A total of 252 riders joined the contest this year in search of their share of the magnificent £2,030 total prize fund generously presented by the "Sunday Dispatch".
The distribution of riders to heats and their helmet colours looked strange with some riders going 8 heats between races, and gate positions were selected at random for every heat by the use of a ballot box which I remember still being in use in the sixties.
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