Roller Derby World Cup

Last updated
Roller Derby World Cup
2011–present
Roller Derby World Cup Icon.jpg
Tournament information
Sport Roller derby
LocationVaries
Month playedDecember to February
Established2011
Number of
tournaments
3
FormatRanking matches and knockout
Teams38
Website rollerderbyworldcup.com
Current champion
Flag of the United States.svg  United States

The Roller Derby World Cup is an international women's roller derby tournament formerly organized by Blood & Thunder magazine, [1] [2] and currently organized by the Roller Derby World Cup Committee. Teams of amateur skaters from around the world compete for their respective nations.

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.

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History

The inaugural 2011 Roller Derby World Cup was hosted by Toronto Roller Derby, [3] and was held December 1 through 4, 2011, at The Bunker at Downsview Park in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. [1] [2] It was won by Team USA, who beat Team Canada by a score of 336 points to 33 in the final. [4]

2011 Roller Derby World Cup

The 2011 Roller Derby World Cup was an international women's roller derby tournament organized by Blood & Thunder magazine. Teams of amateur skaters from around the world were fielded to compete for their respective nations.

Toronto Roller Derby

Toronto Roller Derby (ToRD), is a women's flat-track roller derby league in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Formed in 2006, the league started play in 2007, and held its tenth season in 2016. Operated and managed by its skaters and members, ToRD has four house teams, one rookie team, and two travel teams. Since 2011, the league has operated out of a space in Downsview Park, but announced in January 2015 that they were in search of a new home.

Downsview Park park in Toronto, Canada

Downsview Park is a large urban park located in the Downsview neighborhood in the North York district of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The park's name is officially bilingual due to it being federally owned and managed, and was first home to de Havilland Canada, an aircraft manufacturer, and later was a Canadian Forces base. The park still contains Downsview Airport. In 1999, the Government of Canada declared it as "Canada's first urban national park." As of 2017, little development has taken place, and the park remains mostly untouched.

The second World Cup took place December 4 through 7, 2014, in Dallas, Texas. [5] Team USA repeated their victory, this time defeating Team England in the final 219–105.

2014 Roller Derby World Cup

The 2014 Roller Derby World Cup is an international women's roller derby tournament organized by Blood & Thunder magazine. Teams of amateur skaters from six continents compete for their respective nations.

Team England (roller derby)

Team England represents England in women's international roller derby, at events such as the Roller Derby World Cup. The team was first formed to compete at the 2011 Roller Derby World Cup, and finished the tournament in third place, losing by 161 points to 90 to Team Canada in the semifinal, but beating Team Australia by 203 points to 85 in the third-place playoff. Before the event, The Guardian noted that the team was one of the three favourites, with Canada and Team USA, to reach the final.

Live online coverage of the entire 2011 event was broadcast on the Derby News Network . [6] For the 2014 event, the complete live online coverage was broadcast by Blood and Thunder magazine, through the official roller derby world cup website. [7]

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.

The third event was held in early February 2018, hosted by Rainy City Roller Derby, in Greater Manchester, England. [8] [9]

2018 Roller Derby World Cup

The 2018 Roller Derby World Cup was the third international women's Roller Derby World Cup, taking place on February 1–4 at EventCity, in Manchester, United Kingdom, with 38 teams competing. An international roller derby tournament, it was organised by a committee consisting of ten representatives from various areas of the roller derby community.

Rainy City Roller Derby

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.

Greater Manchester County of England

Greater Manchester is a metropolitan county in North West England, with a population of 2.8 million. It encompasses one of the largest metropolitan areas in the United Kingdom and comprises ten metropolitan boroughs: Bolton, Bury, Oldham, Rochdale, Stockport, Tameside, Trafford, Wigan, and the cities of Manchester and Salford. Greater Manchester was created on 1 April 1974 as a result of the Local Government Act 1972; and designated a functional city region on 1 April 2011.

Results

YearHostWinnersScoreRunners-upThird PlaceScoreFourth PlaceTeams
2011 Flag of Canada.svg Toronto Flag of the United States.svg  United States 336–33Flag of Canada.svg  Canada Flag of England.svg  England 203–85Flag of Australia.svg  Australia 13
2014 Flag of the United States.svg Dallas Flag of the United States.svg  United States 219–105Flag of England.svg  England Flag of Australia.svg  Australia 197–128Flag of Canada.svg  Canada 30
2018 Flag of England.svg Manchester Flag of the United States.svg  United States 187–146Flag of Australia.svg  Australia Flag of Canada.svg  Canada 173–147Flag of England.svg  England 38

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Montreal Roller Derby

Montreal Roller Derby is a women's flat-track roller derby league in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Montreal Roller Derby became the first non-U.S. Women's Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA) member league in January 2009.

Dallas Derby Devils

The Dallas Derby Devils (DDD) is an all-female flat track roller derby league in Dallas, Texas and surrounding area of Ft. Worth, Texas. Founded in November 2004, the Dallas Derby Devils is the original North Texas roller derby league with a current roster of over one hundred active skaters, making DDD one of the largest flat track derby leagues in the south United States. The Dallas Derby Devils are an original member of the Women's Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA).

Tri-City Roller Derby

Tri-City Roller Derby is a women's flat-track roller derby league in Kitchener, Ontario. On December 1, 2010, Tri-City became the third Canadian roller derby league to be granted membership in the Women's Flat Track Derby Association, Having only completed two full home seasons, Tri-City gained membership status with WFTDA ahead of their Toronto-based sisters at Toronto Roller Derby.

Forest City Roller Derby is a women's flat-track roller derby league based in London, Ontario. Founded in April 2006, Forest City is one of the first flat-track roller derby leagues in Canada, and is a not for profit organization owned and operated by the skaters. Forest City is a member of the Women's Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA).

Central City Rollergirls

Central City Rollergirls (CCR) is a women's flat track roller derby league based in Birmingham, United Kingdom. Founded in 2007, the league is a member of the Women's Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA) and plays under the WFTDA ruleset.

Pirate City Rollers

Pirate City Rollers is a women's flat track roller derby league based in Auckland. Founded in 2006, the league is a member of the Women's Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA).

Ottawa Valley Roller Derby

Ottawa Valley Roller Derby is a women's flat track roller derby league based in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Founded as Rideau Valley Roller Girls in 2008, as of January 2018 the league consists of eight teams: three home teams, two travel teams who compete against teams from other leagues, a men's team, a junior team, and an all-gender travel team, and is a member of the Women's Flat Track Derby Association.

USA Roller Derby national roller derby team of the United States

USA Roller Derby represents the United States in international roller derby, in events such as the Roller Derby World Cup. The team's first international competition was the 2011 Roller Derby World Cup, where it finished in first place after defeating Team Canada in the final. During the time period referenced here, it was known as "Team USA". A trademark challenge from the United States Olympic Committee led to the change to the name "USA Roller Derby" after the team's last international appearance.

Team Canada (roller derby)

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 Australia (roller derby)

Team Australia represents Australia in women's international roller derby, under the WFTDA rule set, in play such as at the Roller Derby World Cup. The team was first formed to compete at the 2011 World Cup in Toronto, and finished the tournament in fourth place, beating Team Sweden by 126 points 80 in their quarterfinal, but losing to Team USA 532 to 4 in the semifinal, and to Team England 203 to 85 in the third-place playoff. Before the event, coach Thigh-dal Wave stated that the team aimed to play against the United States and to beat Team New Zealand.

Team Ireland Roller Derby

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 France

Roller Derby France represents France in women's international roller derby, in events such as the Roller Derby World Cup. The team was first formed to compete at the 2011 Roller Derby World Cup, and finished the tournament in seventh place.

Roller Derby Brasil

Roller Derby Brasil represents Brazil in women's international roller derby, such as at the Roller Derby World Cup.

References

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  2. 1 2 "Blood & Thunder Roller Derby World Cup hosted by Toronto Roller Derby". Blood & Thunder Magazine. Retrieved 30 October 2011.
  3. Yuen, Jenny (20 February 2011). "Roller Derby attracts a crowd". Toronto Sun. Retrieved 8 August 2011.
  4. "U.S. pummels Canada to win roller derby title". Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. 4 December 2011. Retrieved 7 December 2011.
  5. "Dallas to Host 2014 Roller Derby World Cup". Derby News Network. 10 June 2013. Retrieved 13 June 2013.
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  8. "2018 Roller Derby World Cup Announced! | Roller Derby World Cup". Roller Derby World Cup. 5 December 2016. Archived from the original on 2017-02-02. Retrieved 5 December 2016.
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