Angel City Derby Girls

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Angel City Derby Girls
League logo
Metro area Los Angeles, CA
Country United States
Founded 2006
Teams Hollywood Scarlets (Charter team)
Rocket Queens (regional travel team)
Shore Shots (regional travel team)
Road Ragers (local travel team)
Track type(s) Flat
Venue Culver City Veterans Auditorium
Affiliations WFTDA
Website www.angelcityderbygirls.com
Angel City (in gold) take on the Carolina Rollergirls at the 2011 Dust Devil tournament

The Angel City Derby Girls (ACDG) is a flat-track roller derby league based in Los Angeles, California. Founded in 2006, the league currently consists of 4 teams, the Hollywood Scarlets (Charter team), the Rocket Queens and the Shore Shots (regional teams) and the Road Ragers (local travel teams), which compete against teams from other leagues. Members training to be placed on any of the four teams participate in the league as Rising Stars and Fresh Meat.

Angel City was the second roller derby league in Los Angeles, after the Los Angeles Derby Dolls, and the first to play on a flat track. It played its first season in 2007, based in a warehouse which it named "Heaven's Gate". It initially had 3 home teams, the Berzerkers, Shore Shots and Block Steady Crew.[1]

ACDG was one of the first leagues in Southern California to become a member of the Women's Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA).[2] It qualified as the tenth seed for the WFTDA West Region Playoffs in 2009, taking eighth place;[3] it next qualified in 2011, as tenth seed, when it took ninth place.[4] In 2012, they qualified for the West Region Playoffs as the #8 seed and ended the tournament in the same position.

Rankings[edit]

Season Final ranking[5] Playoffs Championship
2008 6 (W)
2009 8 (W) 8[3] DNQ
2010 12 (W) DNQ DNQ
2011 9 (W) 9[4] DNQ
2012 8 (W) 8[6] DNQ
2013 3[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Zach Behrens, "Angel City Derby Girls Open Their Season", Laist, 20 May 2007
  2. ^ "January 2011 Featured League: Angel City Derby Girls", WFTDA, 4 January 2011
  3. ^ a b "Derby on the Rocks 2009 Western Regionals", WFTDA
  4. ^ a b "Bridgetown Brawl WFTDA 2011 West Region Playoffs", WFTDA
  5. ^ "Current Rankings", WFTDA
  6. ^ "Bay of Reckoning", WFTDA
  7. ^ "D1 Playoffs: Richmond", WFTDA