Banked Track Notes – Spring 2016

A summary of recent and upcoming banked track events, plus an update on the USA team playing Japan in Santa Monica this weekend.

There are scant few roller derby banked tracks around the country, but that doesn’t mean there is scant interest in them. We here at Roller Derby Notes realized that there has been a heck of a lot of things happening in the banked track community lately, particularly this month, which may have national implications. From a … Continue reading Banked Track Notes – Spring 2016

The RDCL Flings into Spring With One-Day Mixer in San Diego

The interleague round-robin for B-level banked track teams comes as a welcome tuneup before this summer's Battle on the Bank.

This Saturday, March 5, the San Diego Derby Dolls and the Roller Derby Coalition of Leagues will present Spring Fling, a one-day tournament and exhibition for banked track leagues from around the country. No, really. The four participating teams are really and truly from around the country, marking the first time outside of Battle on the … Continue reading The RDCL Flings into Spring With One-Day Mixer in San Diego

Japan’s Rollergames Invade Los Angeles With Exhibition Series, Festival

The USA vs. Japan matchup will do more than showcase the high-octane Japanese style of derby. It could be the genesis of a legit pro league.

A very special event is coming to the beaches of Southern California next month. If it goes well, it could put the wheels in motion to bring legitimate professional roller derby to the United States. And it comes by way of Japan, via its high-speed, high-octane version of the game.   On the weekend of March 19, the Rollergames World Series will pit the USA against Japan in … Continue reading Japan’s Rollergames Invade Los Angeles With Exhibition Series, Festival

WFTDA, MRDA to Unify Certifications for Officials

It's not happening right away. But when it does, the combined program will eliminate one of roller derby's biggest redundancies.

The WFTDA and MRDA have decided that one certification process for officials is better than two. In a joint announcement, the skater memberships of the two governing bodies have “approved the concept” of combining their respective officiating certification tracks into a single program. This is the latest step in a long-term plan between the WFTDA and MRDA to collaborate, an effort that has been … Continue reading WFTDA, MRDA to Unify Certifications for Officials

WFTDA 2015 Playoffs Exstataganza!

Our massive look at the numbers behind the WFTDA postseason. Scoring and penalty data. official review trends, and a new stat to tell how good games really are.

The 2015 WFTDA playoff season has been over for a few months now, but there is still a lot to look back on. Rose City’s biblical win over Gotham in the final, on ESPN3 no less, will not soon be forgotten. But did you know there were four other Division 1 games, and eight more … Continue reading WFTDA 2015 Playoffs Exstataganza!

2016 WFTDA Championships Come to Portland

The Division 1 playoffs will have quite the Canadian influence. Get the 2016 tournament dates and locations here.

The 2015 WFTDA Champion Rose City Rollers suddenly have a lot of extra motivation to make it two titles in a row. If they make it back to the finals, they’ll be playing in front of their home fans. That’s because the WFTDA has picked Portland, Oregon as the site for the 2016 WFTDA Championship … Continue reading 2016 WFTDA Championships Come to Portland

Jantastic Invitational 2016, Day 2

My Little Ponies fights through all the penalties to take their second Jantastic championship.

Jantastic 2016 is over! The champions of the banked track all-stars are once again My Little Ponies, who battled through two days of tough competition in San Diego to take the title for the second year in a row. Before we get to the scores and recaps, first some news on the condition of Bay Area Derby’s Demanda Riot, … Continue reading Jantastic Invitational 2016, Day 2

Jantastic Invitational 2016, Day 1

The play-by-play of the Saturday games from San Diego.

Saturday’s action from San Diego is complete. Here’s a full recap of the games played thusfar at the Jantastic Invitational. Be sure to follow @derbynotes on Twitter for updates and insight from today’s proceedings! Time for #Jantastic 2016! pic.twitter.com/sDID4OP44Q — RollerDerbyNotes.com (@derbynotes) January 16, 2016 Game 1, AM Pool: Team Wolfpack 113, Team BiTraxual 52 … Continue reading Jantastic Invitational 2016, Day 1

RDCL Jantastic Invitational 2016 Preview

A full field of super-friend superteams will challenge the RDCL All-Stars on San Diego's banked track this weekend.

Last year, the Roller Derby Coalition of Leagues and the San Diego Derby Dolls had an idea: Get some of the best flat track skaters in the world, the best banked track skaters in the world, mash them up into superteams, and have them play in an RDCL banked track tournament on San Diego’s banked track. How did … Continue reading RDCL Jantastic Invitational 2016 Preview

JRDA Partners with USARS, AAU for First Roller Derby Junior Olympics

Eight JRDA superteams will go for the gold in the first major roller derby event affiliated with the Olympic movement.

Roller derby is still years away from a serious bid for inclusion in the Olympic Games. But the JRDA and USARS are teaming up to take a major move toward it. In a recently-announced collaboration, the Junior Roller Derby Association will join USA Roller Sports in bringing high-level junior derby to the AAU Junior Olympic Games this year. The … Continue reading JRDA Partners with USARS, AAU for First Roller Derby Junior Olympics




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