The Men's Roller Derby World Cup is an international men's roller derby tournament. The first edition was first held between 14–16 March 2014 in Birmingham, England.The Men's Roller Derby Association (MRDA) has since held World Cup in Calgary, Alberta, in July 2016. The last Men's Roller Derby World Cup was held on April 5–8, 2018, Barcelona, Spain. The next tournament is to be hosted in St. Louis, Missouri.
Roller derby is a contact sport played by two teams of five members roller skating counter-clockwise around a track. Roller derby is played by approximately 1,250 amateur leagues worldwide, mostly inside the United States.
The Men's Roller Derby Association (MRDA) is the international governing body of men's flat track roller derby. It was founded in 2007 under the name Men's Derby Coalition, and currently has 60 men's leagues under its jurisdiction. MRDA member leagues play using the rules of Flat-Track Roller Derby originally designed by the WFTDA.
The MRDA fully endorsed the tournament, which was held under the Rules of Flat Track Roller Derby developed by the Women's Flat Track Derby Association and used for all MRDA bouts.
The Women's Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA) is the international governing body for the sport of women's flat track roller derby, and association of leagues around the world. The organization was founded in April 2004 as the United Leagues Coalition (ULC), but was renamed in November 2005. It is registered in Raleigh, North Carolina as a 501(c)(6) business league organization, a type of nonprofit organization.
|Nations participating||15 countries|
|Dates||March 14, 2014 –|
March 16, 2014
|Main venue||Futsal Arena|
Fifteen countries competed in the first tournament:Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Canada, England, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Japan, Netherlands, Scotland, Sweden, USA, and Wales. Two other teams, including New Zealand, applied to enter and received invitations, but withdrew before the tournament started.
Derby News Network described Team USA as "...clearly the hot favourites to win the World Cup", but noted that the European teams had the most competitive experience, having competed in the two Battle of the Beasts tournaments.Team USA beat Team England in the final by 260 points to 71.
Derby News Network (DNN), based in Baltimore, was an internet broadcast network, founded in 2007, which featured the women's skating sport of roller derby. DNN used the internet to collect remote streaming video, photographs, audio, and text from reporters around the world, and distribute it internationally. DNN was frequently cited as an authoritative source on roller derby by other news agencies.
Teams held tryouts during 2013 and could send a roster of up to twenty skaters. The participating countries were:
|Country||Leagues sending skaters|
|Team Argentina||Buenos Aires Conspiracy, Harm City Homicide, Rayo Naranja, ThunderQuads Roller Derby|
|The Wizards of Aus [Australia]||Brisbane City Rollers, Light City Derby, Perth Men's Derby, Sydney City SMASH, Tasmania Men's Derby, Tweed Valley Rollers, Victorian Vanguard|
|Team Belgium||De Kevins, The Mons'ter Munch Derby Dudes|
|Team Canada||Glenmore Reservoir Dogs, Montreal Mont Royals, Ottawa Slaughter Squad, Red Deer Dreadnaughts, River City Riot, Vancouver Murder|
|Team England||Crash Test Brummies, Lincolnshire Rolling Thunder, Manchester Roller Derby, Southern Discomfort Roller Derby, The Inhuman League, Tyne and Fear|
|Team Finland||Tampere Rollin' Bros, Unaffiliated skaters|
|Team France||Brain Damage, Kamiquadz, Orcet, Panam Squad, Southern Discomfort Roller Derby, Toulouse Quad Guards, Zombeers|
|Team Germany||Delta Quads, Hot Outstanding Super Sailor Allstars, South German Men's Roller Derby|
|All-Ireland||Belfast Men's Roller Derby, Drive-by City Rollers, Dublin Capital Offence, Manchester Roller Derby, Pig Town Boys, Plymouth City Roller Girls, St. Louis GateKeepers, Southern Discomfort Roller Derby|
|Ninjapan Rollers (Japan)||Unaffiliated skaters (ex-Roller Games)|
|Team Netherlands||Amsterdam Derby Dames, Arnhem Airbomb Rollers, Breda Suckcity Rollers, Crash Test Brummies, Eastside RocknRollers, Eindhoven Bruisers, Gronigen Roaring Thunder, Heerlen Pink Peril, Karlsruhe RockArollers, Lincolnshire Rolling Thunder, Rotterdam Death Row Honeys|
|Power of Scotland||Bairn City Rollers, Capital City Roller Derby, Granite City Brawlermen, Mean City Roller Derby, Milton Keynes Roller Derby, Tyne and Fear, The Jakey Bites|
|Team Sweden||Gothenburg Salty Seamen, Luleå, Malmö Royals, Västerås|
|Team USA||Cincinnati Battering Rams, Dallas Deception, Magic City Misfits, Mass Maelstrom Roller Derby, New York Shock Exchange, Puget Sound Outcasts, St. Louis GateKeepers, Your Mom Men's Derby|
|Team Wales||Milton Keynes Roller Derby, Southern Discomfort Roller Derby, South Wales Silures|
|16 March 2014||England||227-112||France|
|16 March 2014||USA||307-127||Canada|
|16 March 2014||USA||260-71||England|
The final rankings released after the Men's Roller Derby World Cup 2014 are as follows:
|5th||Wizards of Aus|
|=7th||Power of Scotland|
In 2015 The organisers of the Men's Roller Derby World Cup announced that the next World Cup would be held in July 2016, in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
Calgary is a city in the Canadian province of Alberta. It is situated at the confluence of the Bow River and the Elbow River in the south of the province, in an area of foothills and prairie, about 80 km (50 mi) east of the front ranges of the Canadian Rockies. The city anchors the south end of the Statistics Canada-defined urban area, the Calgary–Edmonton Corridor.
The final rankings released after the Men's Roller Derby World Cup 2016 are as follows:
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24 nations took part in the 2018 MRDWC in Barcelona Spain, up by 4 teams from 2016.
Calgary Roller Derby is a not-for-profit women's flat-track roller derby league based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Calgary Roller Derby is a member of the Women's Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA).
The Roller Derby World Cup is an international women's roller derby tournament formerly organized by Blood & Thunder magazine, and currently organized by the Roller Derby World Cup Committee. Teams of amateur skaters from around the world compete for their respective nations.
Varsity Derby League is a roller derby league based in the Australian Capital Territory. VDL is Canberra's only gender inclusive league, allowing both men and women to participate in the sport of roller derby.
The New York Shock Exchange (NYSE) is a men's roller derby league, based in New York City. The league consists of four teams, two interleague teams and three intra-league teams.
Pioneer Valley Roller Derby (PVRD) is a roller derby league based in Northampton, Massachusetts. Founded in early 2006, the league was the first in the new flat-track roller derby movement that featured both women's and men's teams.
Puget Sound Outcast Derby (PSOD) is a men's roller derby league based in Tacoma, Washington. The league was founded in 2007 by Chuck“Hollywood Hendrick, and consists of a two teams, The Puget Sound Outcasts and the Puget Sound Castaways which plays teams from other leagues.
Oil City Roller Derby is a flat track roller derby league based in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Founded in 2005, the league currently consists of six teams, comprising men's, women's and co-ed squads.
Leeds Roller Derby is a women's flat track roller derby league based in Leeds, England. Founded in 2007, the league has two travel teams which play against teams from other leagues across Europe. Leeds Roller Derby is a member of the United Kingdom Roller Derby Association (UKRDA) and the Women's Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA).
Team Canada represents Canada in women's international roller derby. The current team was first formed to compete at the 2011 Roller Derby World Cup, and finished the tournament in second place to Team USA, losing the final 336 points to 33. Team Canada has finished in the top four at each Roller Derby World Cup thus far.
Aotearoa Roller Derby is the New Zealand national representative women's flat track roller derby team. It was founded in 2011 as Roller Derby Team New Zealand, to compete in the inaugural Roller Derby World Cup.
Team Ireland Roller Derby represents Ireland in women's international roller derby, in events such as the Roller Derby World Cup. Affectionately known as the "Green Machine", the team was first formed to compete at the 2011 Roller Derby World Cup, and finished the tournament in tenth place.
Roller Derby Toulouse is a roller derby league based in Toulouse, France. Founded in 2010, the league currently consists of a men's team and three women's teams.
Rainy City Roller Derby (RCRD) is a women's flat track roller derby league based in Manchester, England. Founded as "Rainy City Roller Girls" in 2008, the league consists of four teams, which compete against teams from other leagues. Rainy City is a member of the United Kingdom Roller Derby Association (UKRDA) and the Women's Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA), and served as the host league for the 2018 Roller Derby World Cup.
The Magic City Misfits (MCM) is a roller derby league based in Jacksonville, Florida. Founded in 2009, it consists of two teams, which play against teams from other leagues.
Your Mom Men's Derby (YMMD) is a roller derby league based in Des Moines. It consists of a single team, which plays against teams from other leagues.
Southern Discomfort Roller Derby (SDRD) is a men's roller derby league based in London, England. Founded in 2010, the league consists of two teams which compete against teams from other leagues.
Power of Scotland: Team Scotland Men's Roller Derby represents Scotland in men's international Roller Derby in events such as the Men's Roller Derby World Cup. The team was founded in 2013 to compete in the 2014 Men's Roller Derby World Cup in Birmingham where they finished the tournament in joint 7th place.
The Wizards of AUS represent Australia in men's international roller derby. First formed in August 2013, the team was originally intended as a warm-up for the Men's Roller Derby World Cup, in which they competed against the New Zealand Black Skates.
Victoria Men's Roller Derby (VMRD) is a flat track men's Roller Derby league based in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Founded in early 2013, VMRD is one of the premier men's roller derby leagues in Australia, having won three Australian Men's Roller Derby (AMRD) National Championships. The representative side for the league is called Victorian Vanguard and is often referred to as the 'Travel Team', as they travel to other cities to play opposing teams. VMRD are skater owned and operated.