Key= Second division riders, Third division riders
"Sunday Dispatch" World Championship Round One Blackbird Road, Leicester 16th June 1950
Ref:A.B. Taylor 0102030405 0607080910 1112131415 1617181920 Tot
  1. Johnny CarpenterLeicester 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 ReevesWalthamstow 3 2 3 2 3 13 3rd
  5. Fred BrandYarmouth 2 3 2 2 2 11
  6. Trevor Redmond (NZ)Aldershot 3 1 3 3 3 13 2nd
  7. Basil HarrisAldershot 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 DawsonHalifax 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
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72.071.472.372.272.4 73.172.471.372.073.1 72.472.173.173.473.6 72.073.473.073.073.0

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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