2011 Roller Derby World Cup

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Roller Derby World Cup
Rollerderbyworldcuplogo2011.jpg
Host city Toronto
Country Canada
Nations participating 13 countries
Dates December 1, 2011 (2011-12-01)
December 4, 2011 (2011-12-04)
Main venue The Bunker, Downsview Park
Website rollerderbyworldcup.com

The 2011 Roller Derby World Cup was an international women's roller derby tournament organized by Blood & Thunder magazine.[1][2] Teams of amateur skaters from around the world were fielded to compete for their respective nations.

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]

Live online coverage of the entire event was broadcast on the Derby News Network.[5]

Participating countries[edit]

Countries sending teams to the World Cup (in red)

The 2011 Roller Derby World Cup had thirteen countries taking part. Each team sent a roster of 20 skaters, plus alternates, to take part. Though not affiliated with the Women's Flat Track Derby Association, the World Cup was played and officiated under a ruleset developed and standardized by the WFTDA. Teams held tryouts during 2011 and started naming the rosters in August. The participating countries were:

Country Leagues sending skaters
Argentina 2x4 Roller Derby, Gotham Girls Roller Derby, Houston Roller Derby, Los Angeles Derby Dolls, Queen City Roller Girls, Windy City Rollers[6]
Australia Adelaide Roller Derby, Brisbane City Rollers, Canberra Roller Derby League, Coastal Assassins Roller Derby, Newcastle Roller Derby League, Sun State Roller Derby League, Sydney Roller Derby League, Victorian Roller Derby League[7]
Brazil Capital City Derby Dolls, Gotham Girls Roller Derby, Gray City Rebels, Ladies of HellTown, South Bay Derby Mizfits, Hell Girls From Oz Of Hell Stuttgart Valley Roller Girlz, Sugar Loathe Derby Girls[6]
Canada 709 Derby Girls, E-Ville Roller Derby, Forest City Derby Girls, Houston Roller Derby, Montreal Roller Derby, Oil City Derby Girls, Pile O' Bones Derby Club, Red Deer Roller Derby Association, Rideau Valley Roller Girls, Terminal City Roller Girls, Toronto Roller Derby, Tri-City Roller Girls, West Kootenay Women's Roller Derby[8]
England Birmingham Blitz Dames, Central City Rollergirls, Dolly Rockit Rollers, Hellfire Harlots, Leeds Roller Dolls, London Rockin' Rollers, London Rollergirls, Rainy City Rollergirls[9]
Finland Bristol Roller Derby, Crime City Rollers, Dirty River Roller Grrrls, Helsinki Roller Derby, Kallio Rolling Rainbow, Tampere Rollin' Hos[10]
France DC Rollergirls, Les Petites Morts de Bordeaux, Montreal Roller Derby, Paris Rollergirls, Pioneer Valley Roller Derby, Roller Derby Metz Club, Roller Derby Toulouse[11]
Germany Barock City Roller Derby, Bear City Roller Derby, Harbor Girls Hamburg, Philly Rollergirls, Ruhrpott Roller Girls, Stuttgart Valley Roller Girlz[12]
Ireland Birmingham Blitz Dames, Cork City Firebirds, Dolly Rockit Rollers, Dublin Roller Girls, Glasgow Roller Girls, GTA Rollergirls, Kernow Rollers, London Rollergirls, Rat City Rollergirls,[13][14]
New Zealand Dead End Derby, Hellmilton Roller Ghouls, Mount Militia Derby Crew, Northland Nightmares, Pirate City Rollers, Richter City Roller Derby[15]
Scotland Auld Reekie Roller Girls, Glasgow Roller Girls, Granite City Roller Girls, SoCal Derby[16]
Sweden Crime City Rollers, London Rockin Rollers, London Rollergirls, Stockholm Roller Derby.[17][18]
United States Boston Derby Dames, Charm City Rollergirls, Dutchland Rollers, Gotham Girls Roller Derby, Minnesota RollerGirls, Oly Rollers, Philly Rollergirls, Rocky Mountain Rollergirls, Rose City Rollers, Steel City Derby Demons, Windy City Rollers[19]

Final standings[edit]

The final standings at the completion of the World Cup games were:[20]

  1.  United States
  2.  Canada
  3.  England
  4.  Australia
  5.  Finland
  6.  Sweden
  7.  France
  8.  New Zealand
  9.  Germany
  10.  Ireland
  11.  Scotland
  12.  Brazil
  13.  Argentina

Group stage[edit]

All teams competed in the group stage. Each team was placed in one of four groups, which contained either three or four teams. Every team played all the other teams in their group, and this process determined the seeding for the elimination stage.[21]

Group A[edit]

Team Pld W L PtsF PtsA PtD
 Canada 3 3 0 848 50 +798
 Sweden 3 2 1 299 272 +27
 France 3 1 2 275 382 -107
 Brazil 3 0 3 65 783 -718
Date Result Report
1 December 2011  Canada 244 17  France [1][22]
1 December 2011  Brazil 30 163  Sweden [2]
2 December 2011  Canada 196 26  Sweden [3]
2 December 2011  Brazil 28 212  France [4]
2 December 2011  France 46 110  Sweden [5]
2 December 2011  Brazil 7 408  Canada [6]

Group B[edit]

Team Pld W L PtsF PtsA PtD
 Australia 2 2 0 315 82 +233
 Germany 2 1 1 157 216 -59
 Finland 2 0 2 109 283 -174
Date Result Report
1 December 2011  Australia 136 53  Germany [7]
1 December 2011  Australia 179 29  Finland [8]
2 December 2011  Finland 80 104  Germany [9]

Group C[edit]

Team Pld W L PtsF PtsA PtD
 United States 2 2 0 812 9 +803
 New Zealand 2 1 1 132 488 -356
 Scotland 2 0 2 112 559 -447
Date Result Report
1 December 2011  New Zealand 8 377  United States [10]
2 December 2011  New Zealand 124 111  Scotland [11]
2 December 2011  Scotland 1 435  United States [12]

Group D[edit]

Team Pld W L PtsF PtsA PtD
 England 2 2 0 472 95 +377
 Ireland 2 1 1 228 250 -22
 Argentina 2 0 2 82 437 -355
Date Result Report
1 December 2011  Argentina 51 164  Ireland [13]
2 December 2011  England 199 64  Ireland [14]
2 December 2011  Argentina 31 273  England [15]

Elimination stage[edit]

Round 1[edit]

In the first round of the elimination stage, the ten lowest ranked teams played. The winners advanced to the quarter finals, while the losers entered the consolation stage.

Date Result Report
2 December 2011  Australia (4) 251 48  Scotland (13) [16]
2 December 2011  Argentina (12) 65 190  Sweden (5) [17]
2 December 2011  Brazil (11) 138 212  France (6) [18]
2 December 2011  Finland (10) 148 134  Ireland (7) [19]
3 December 2011  Germany (8) 127 142  New Zealand (9) [20]

Quarter finals[edit]

In the quarter finals, the five winners from the round 1 were joined by the three top-ranked teams. The winners advanced to the semi-finals, while the losers entered round 2 of the consolation stage.

3 December 2011  Australia 126-80  Sweden
(81-6)
Report
3 December 2011  New Zealand 8-470  United States
(5-237)
Report
3 December 2011  England 383-14  France
(181-12)
Report
3 December 2011  Canada 499-11  Finland
(278-11)
Report

Semi finals[edit]

4 December 2011  Canada 161-90  England
(78-51)
Report
4 December 2011  Australia 4-532  United States
(0-277)
Report

Final[edit]

4 December 2011  Canada 33-336  United States
(9-178)
Report

Consolation stage[edit]

Round 1[edit]

Date Result Report
3 December 2011  Scotland (13) 114 91  Argentina (12) [21]

Round 2[edit]

Date Result Report
3 December 2011  Brazil (11) 57 213  Ireland (7) [22]
3 December 2011  Germany (8) 104 41  Scotland (13) [23]

Consolation Semifinals[edit]

Date Result Report
3 December 2011  New Zealand (9) 66 94  Sweden (5) [24]
3 December 2011  Finland (10) 115 84  France (6) [25]

Placement round[edit]

Place Date Result Report
11th Place 3 December 2011  Brazil (11) 64 113  Scotland (13) [26]
9th Place 3 December 2011  Germany (8) 116 60  Ireland (9) [27]
7th Place 4 December 2011  France (6) 180 129  New Zealand (9) [28]
5th Place 4 December 2011  Finland (10) 126 100  Sweden (5) [29]
3rd Place 4 December 2011  Australia (4) 85 203  England (3) [30]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ a b "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. ^ "DNN Live Coverage: Blood & Thunder World Cup". Derby News Network. Retrieved 26 November 2011. 
  6. ^ a b Hurt Reynolds (26 August 2011). "Argentina, Brazil Announce World Cup Rosters". Derby News Network. Retrieved 5 October 2011. 
  7. ^ Hurt Reynolds (14 September 2011). "Team Australia Announces World Cup Roster". Derby News Network. Retrieved 5 October 2011. 
  8. ^ Mercy Less (5 August 2011). "Team Canada Roster Announced". Derby News Network. Retrieved 8 August 2011. 
  9. ^ "Skaters". Team England. Retrieved 7 December 2011. 
  10. ^ Hurt Reynolds (26 August 2011). "Team Finland Announces World Cup Roster". Derby News Network. Retrieved 5 October 2011. 
  11. ^ Mercy Less (5 October 2011). "Team France 2011 World Cup Roster". Derby News Network. Retrieved 5 October 2011. 
  12. ^ "Die komplette deutsche Mannschaft" (in German). Roller Derby Germany. Retrieved 5 October 2011. 
  13. ^ Hurt Reynolds (5 October 2011). "World Cup Team Ireland Roster". Derby News Network. Retrieved 5 October 2011. 
  14. ^ eSkimo Jo, "Are all great Molly fans Wrench Heads and Photographers?", GTA Rollergirls, 20 November 2011
  15. ^ "World Cup NZ Team Announcement!". Retrieved 26 October 2011. 
  16. ^ Hurt Reynolds (2 September 2011). "Team Scotland World Cup Roster". Derby News Network. Retrieved 5 October 2011. 
  17. ^ "WFTDA and the Roller Derby World Cup". Women's Flat Track Derby Association. 1 November 2011. Retrieved 1 November 2011. 
  18. ^ "Kit Kat Power". Team Sweden. Retrieved 1 November 2011. 
  19. ^ Justice Feelgood Marshall (7 August 2011). "Team USA Announces 28-Skater Roster". Derby News Network. Retrieved 8 August 2011. 
  20. ^ "Day Four: Roller Derby World Cup". Roller Derby AU. 5 December 2011. Retrieved 5 December 2011. 
  21. ^ Justice Feelgood Marshall (17 November 2011). "Roller Derby World Cup Groups Set". Derby News Network. Retrieved 18 November 2011. 
  22. ^ "Canada trounces France 244-17 at roller derby World Cup", City News Toronto, 1 December 2011

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