Men's Roller Derby World Cup

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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. [1] [2] 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. [3] The next tournament is to be hosted in St. Louis, Missouri. [4]

Roller derby contact sport

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.

Mens Roller Derby Association

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.

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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. [5]

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.

2014 World Cup

Men's Roller Derby World Cup
Host city Birmingham
Country England
Nations participating15 countries
DatesMarch 14, 2014 (2014-03-14)
March 16, 2014 (2014-03-16)
Main venueFutsal Arena
Website mrdwc.com

Participating countries

Countries sending teams to compete in the 2014 Men's Roller Derby World Cup MRDWC countries.svg
Countries sending teams to compete in the 2014 Men's Roller Derby World Cup

Fifteen countries competed in the first tournament: [6] Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Canada, England, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Japan, Netherlands, Scotland, Sweden, USA, and Wales. [7] Two other teams, including New Zealand, applied to enter and received invitations, but withdrew before the tournament started. [8]

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. [7] Team USA beat Team England in the final by 260 points to 71. [9] [10]

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:

CountryLeagues sending skaters [7]
Team ArgentinaBuenos 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 BelgiumDe Kevins, The Mons'ter Munch Derby Dudes
Team CanadaGlenmore Reservoir Dogs, Montreal Mont Royals, Ottawa Slaughter Squad, Red Deer Dreadnaughts, River City Riot, Vancouver Murder
Team EnglandCrash Test Brummies, Lincolnshire Rolling Thunder, Manchester Roller Derby, Southern Discomfort Roller Derby, The Inhuman League, Tyne and Fear
Team FinlandTampere Rollin' Bros, Unaffiliated skaters
Team FranceBrain Damage, Kamiquadz, Orcet, Panam Squad, Southern Discomfort Roller Derby, Toulouse Quad Guards, Zombeers
Team GermanyDelta Quads, Hot Outstanding Super Sailor Allstars, South German Men's Roller Derby
All-IrelandBelfast 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 SwedenGothenburg Salty Seamen, Luleå, Malmö Royals, Västerås
Team USACincinnati 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 WalesMilton Keynes Roller Derby, Southern Discomfort Roller Derby, South Wales Silures

Results

Semi-finals

16 March 2014England227-112France
(84-47)
16 March 2014USA307-127Canada
(207-43)

Final

16 March 2014USA260-71England
(159-39)

Final rankings (2014)

The final rankings released after the Men's Roller Derby World Cup 2014 are as follows: [11]

RankTeam
1stTeam USA
2ndTeam England
3rdTeam Canada
4thTeam France
5thWizards of Aus
6thTeam Wales
=7thPower of Scotland
=7thTeam Argentina
9thTeam Finland
10thAll-Ireland
=11thTeam Netherlands
=11thTeam Germany
13thTeam Belgium
14thTeam Sweden
15thNinjapan Rollers

2016 World Cup

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. [12]

Calgary City in 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.

Final rankings (2016)

The final rankings released after the Men's Roller Derby World Cup 2016 are as follows: [13]

RankTeam
1stUSA
2ndEngland
3rdAustralia
4thCanada
5thFrance
6thArgentina
7thWales
8thFinland
9thMexico
10thScotland
11thSweden
12thBelgium
13thIreland
14thGermany
15thItaly
16thPuerto Rico
17thJapan
18thChile
19thSpain
20thThe Netherlands

2018 World Cup

24 nations took part in the 2018 MRDWC in Barcelona Spain, up by 4 teams from 2016.

Final rankings (2018)

RankTeam
1stUSA
2ndEngland
3rdAustralia
4thFrance
5thCanada
6thMexico
7thArgentina
8thWales
9thScotland
10thFinland
11thBelgium
12thSpain
13thSweden
14thIreland
15thGermany
16thThe Netherlands
17thChile
18thItaly
19thJapan
20thNew Zealand
21stColombia
22ndDenmark
23rdPhilippines
24thPoland

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