The first round of the Swedish Team Ice Speedway competition took place in Örnsköldsvik on 4 January.
As suspected, the home team, ÖMK Rundbana dominated scoring 55 points in the 20 heats against Strömsunds MC (29), SK Gävle (22) and Bockerna (14).
In fact, the team only dropped five points in the whole Round when Strömsunds’ import riders, Franky Zorn and Jasper Iwema both beat Rundbana’s Ove Ledström in Heats 3 and 18 respectively and then in Heat 7 where Iwema beat the home team’s, Stefan Svensson.
Top scorers were a trio of undefeated Swedish riders from the host team - Niclas Svensson, Martin Haarahiltunen and Jimmie Hörnell Lidfalk. Iwema was the best of the rest with 10 points.