WFTDA Defers Next Rules Update to 2017 Season

No new rules for the new year, though the skater number requirements for sanctioned play will still change as scheduled.

As the roller derby world turns the page to a brand new year, the pages that define the flat track game will look the same as they did in the old year. As a result of a change to its rules revision cycle, the WFTDA will not be releasing an updated version of its Rules of Flat … Continue reading WFTDA Defers Next Rules Update to 2017 Season

Pivotal Meeting with FIRS Leads WFTDA to Seek IOC Recognition for Roller Derby

EXCLUSIVE: The WFTDA letters come after FIRS reveals itself to be a legitimate contender for international derby leadership -- and an emerging threat to WFTDA governance claims.

The WFTDA, reaffirming its claim as the sole governing body for roller derby worldwide, recently published an open letter to the International Olympic Committee seeking official recognition as such. The WFTDA also published a response to the Fédération Internationale de Roller Sports, rejecting their nascent claim to international roller derby governance. This action comes in response to … Continue reading Pivotal Meeting with FIRS Leads WFTDA to Seek IOC Recognition for Roller Derby

MADE Nationals 2015: The Need for Speed

The Endeavor is ready for its second national tournament, featuring both female and co-ed championships. Watch it live!

The Modern Athletic Derby Endeavor is presenting the 2015 MADE Nationals this weekend at the Battlefield Sportsplex in Manassas, Va. Eight teams consisting of various MADE leagues and skaters will contest championships in two divisions, one for women’s teams and the other for co-ed teams. Last year, the inaugural MADE championships went to Penn-Jersey Roller Derby in the women’s division … Continue reading MADE Nationals 2015: The Need for Speed

MRDA Championships 2015: Rumble in the River City

Ten of the best men's roller derby teams in the world take on St. Louis to determine this year's MRDA champion.

The Men’s Roller Derby Association, in partnership with the St. Louis Gatekeepers, are ready for “River City Rumble,” the 2015 MRDA Championships. This weekend marks the fifth champs tournament held under MRDA sanctioning, and it’s looking like it will be the biggest ever. No, really. It will actually be the biggest ever. The MRDA has expanded the tournament to … Continue reading MRDA Championships 2015: Rumble in the River City

Projecting the 2015 WFTDA Division 1 Championships

The Champs bracket is set! Let's figure out what's most likely to happen in Minnesota this November.

After several weeks of playoff roller derby, the 12 best Division 1 teams in the WFTDA have risen to the top of the heap, ready to face off against one another in St. Paul, Minn. at the 2015 WFTDA Championships on November 6. This past weekend, the final Division 1 playoff in Omaha saw Gotham, Angel City, … Continue reading Projecting the 2015 WFTDA Division 1 Championships

WFTDA Division 1 Playoffs: You Can’t Spell “Gotham A+” Without Omaha

One more weekend of roller derby will determine the last group of teams that get to play for the Hydra in Minnesota next month.

Choo-choo! It’s the last stop of the 2015 WFTDA tournament train! Omaha, Neb. is the site of fourth and final Division 1 playoff weekend. The last ten teams of the full field of 40 will battle through the brackets to try to grab the three final berths to the WFTDA Championships in St. Paul, Minn. on … Continue reading WFTDA Division 1 Playoffs: You Can’t Spell “Gotham A+” Without Omaha

Teams, Brackets Set for 2015 MRDA Championships

An expanded field will play some roller derby in St. Louis next month to determine the best men's team of the year.

The Men’s Roller Derby Association has released its final rankings for this season, and with that comes confirmation of the teams eligible to play in River City Rumble, the 2015 MRDA Championships in St. Louis, Mo. For the first time, ten men’s teams will contest the two-day tournament, this year happening October 17 and 18. The rankings and the tournament … Continue reading Teams, Brackets Set for 2015 MRDA Championships

When Sun State Upset the Texecutioners at the Rugby World Cup

What a rugby game and a roller derby game (don't) have in common, and what that might say about the current state of competition in the WFTDA.

The 2015 Rugby World Cup, one of the most-watched sporting competitions on the planet, is underway in England. A stupendous event just took place there, which has a fascinating correlation with the roller derby going on at the WFTDA playoffs and in the greater WFTDA gameplay environment. The World Cup is just starting with pool play, which … Continue reading When Sun State Upset the Texecutioners at the Rugby World Cup

WFTDA Division 1 Playoffs: Action Jacksonville

If you yearn for more close finishes during the Division 1 tournament season, this may be the weekend you've been waiting for.

The 2015 WFTDA Division 1 playoff season has been a little weird, hasn’t it? Through the four tournaments of the Division 1 playoffs last year, there were seven games that finished with a score difference of less than five points, and a handful more that were competitive until the dying seconds. Halfway through this year, you could count … Continue reading WFTDA Division 1 Playoffs: Action Jacksonville

WFTDA Division 1 Playoffs: The United Nations of Dallas

This is an "international" playoff you can really and truly call international! See if Rose City, Texas, and Philly can keep America in the running for the Hydra.

Since the WFTDA started including teams from outside of North America into its playoff tournaments—specifically when the London Rollergirls made it to Championships in 2013—the organization was quick to re-brand its tournaments and championships as “international,” even if they didn’t necessarily have any teams from outside of North America playing in them. But this weekend … Continue reading WFTDA Division 1 Playoffs: The United Nations of Dallas




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