Words: Henry Chard

After much anticipation, the 2018 British Speedway fixtures have been announced this morning as the new season draws closer.

The ‘Tru7.com’ Witches have a mouth-watering start to the season at Easter as the traditional Good Friday double-header returns to the schedule with a local derby against Lakeside Hammers in the Championship Shield (March 30). The Suffolk side complete their Championship Shield campaign with more local clashes with Peterborough Panthers in April before starting the Championship season at Foxhall on April 26 against Newcastle Diamonds.

May begins with the Knockout Cup ties against the Hammers before the league action begins to gather pace. There are home comforts in June as the Witches stay at Foxhall for meetings against Sheffield Tigers and Edinburgh Monarchs but the travelling begins in July with long trips to face the Monarchs, Redcar Bears and Workington Comets.

It’s a busy August as the race for the Play-Offs draws to its conclusion with eight confirmed fixtures leading into what will hopefully be a semi-final and final filled September for the Witches! The famous 16 Lap Classic also makes a return in 2018 to bring the season to a close (October 11).

You can find all of the 2018 fixtures below with home fixtures in bold.

Season tickets are still available to buy online here: www.ipswichwitches.co/tickets


2018 Ipswich Witches Fixtures



Friday 30th       Ipswich v Lakeside CS (2.15pm)                                   

Friday 30th         Lakeside v Ipswich CS (8.00pm)



Sunday 1st            Peterborough v Ipswich CS

Thursday 5th       Ipswich v Peterborough CS                                       

Thursday 12th     Ipswich RESERVED Rain Off                                       

Thursday 19th     Ipswich RESERVED Rain Off                                       

Thursday 26th     Ipswich v Newcastle CH               



Thursday 3rd       Ipswich v Lakeside KOC                                               

Friday 4th             Lakeside v Ipswich KOC

Sunday 6th           Newcastle v Ipswich CH

Saturday 12th       Berwick v Ipswich CH

Thursday 17th    Ipswich RESERVED Rain Off                                        

Thursday 24th    Ipswich v Berwick CH     

Thursday 31st     Ipswich RESERVED Rain Off                                        



Thursday 7th      Ipswich v Sheffield CH                                 

Thursday 14th    Ipswich RESERVED CS Semi-Final                                         

Thursday 21st    Ipswich v Edinburgh CH



Thursday 5th        Sheffield v Ipswich CH

Thursday 12th   Ipswich v Workington CH                                            

Friday 13th          Edinburgh v Ipswich CH

Thursday 19th   Ipswich v Redcar CH                                      

Thursday 26th      Redcar v Ipswich CH

Friday 27th          Workington v Ipswich CH



Thursday 2nd     Ipswich v Lakeside CH                                  

Friday 3rd            Lakeside v Ipswich CH

Sunday 5th          Peterborough v Ipswich CH

Thursday 9th      Ipswich RESERVED KOC 1/4 Final                                         

Thursday 16th    Ipswich v Glasgow CH    

Friday 17th          Glasgow v Ipswich CH

Thursday 23rd   Ipswich v Peterborough CH                                        

Friday 24th          Scunthorpe v Ipswich CH

Thursday 30th   Ipswich v Scunthorpe CH                                             



Thursday 6th      Ipswich RESERVED KOC Semi-Final                                     

Thursday 13th   Ipswich RESERVED Play-Off Semi-Final                               

Thursday 20th   Ipswich RESERVED KOC Final                                     

Thursday 27th   Ipswich RESERVED Play-Off Final                                         



Thursday 11th   16 Lap Classic   



CS= Championship Shield

CH= Championship

KOC= Knockout Cup

‘Reserved’ dates will be used to re-arrange any rained-off fixtures or potential future cup meetings as listed above.