Detroit Derby Girls

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Detroit Derby Girls
League logo
Metro area Detroit, MI
Country United States
Founded 2005
Teams Travel Teams
Detroit Derby Girls Allstars (A Team)
Motor City Disassembly Line (B Team)
Motown Wreckers (Pick up team)
Home Teams
D-Funk Allstars
Devil's Night Dames
The Detroit Pistoffs
Grand Prix Madonnas
The Pistolwhippers
Track type(s) Flat
Venue Detroit Masonic Temple Drill Hall, Detroit, MI
Affiliations WFTDA
Website detroitrollerderby.com

The Detroit Derby Girls (DDG) are a women's flat-track roller derby league based in Detroit, Michigan. The league was formed in January 2005 and held their first bouts in February 2006.[1][2][3] The Detroit Derby Girls are a member of the Women's Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA).

Teams[edit]

The Detroit Derby Girls league comprises five home teams: the D-Funk Allstars,[4] the Devil's Night Dames,[5] the Detroit Pistoffs,[6] the Pistolwhippers,[7] and the Grand Prix Madonnas.[8] In 2010 DDG added the fifth team (Grand Prix Madonnas) and moved venues from the Detroit Masonic Temple to Cobo Arena.[9] With the renovations at Cobo, DDG returned to the Detroit Masonic Temple for the 2011-2012 home season.

The league also has three interleague teams; An "A" all-star team: The Detroit Derby Girls Allstars,[10] a "B" team: Motor City Disassembly Line (MCDL),[11] and a pick-up style "C" Team containing various skill levels: Motown Wreckers.[12]

Competitive History[edit]

2009[edit]

The Detroit Derby Girls finished third in the 2009 WFTDA North Central Regional Tournament, qualifying them to compete in the 2009 National Tournament.[13]

At the 2009 WFTDA National Championships, the DDG faced defending WFTDA champions Gotham Girls Roller Derby in the first round. Gotham won by a score of 187-38, eliminating Detroit from the tournament.[14]

Rankings[edit]

Season Q4 ranking[15] Playoffs Championship
2006 26[16] N/A
2007 8[17] 4[18] DNQ
2008 N/A 6[19] DNQ
2009 2 (NC) 2[20] R1[21]
2010 4 (NC) 5[22] DNQ
2011 4 (NC) 4[23] DNQ
2012 5 (NC) 5[24] DNQ
2013 4[25] DNQ

Film Appearance[edit]

A number of skaters of the Detroit Derby Girls appeared in Drew Barrymore's directorial debut film, Whip It!.[26][27]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Getting to Know the Detroit Derby Grrrrls
  2. ^ Detroit Derby Girls' Inaugural Brawl | Derby News Network
  3. ^ 2005-2006 Season
  4. ^ "Detroit Derby Girls". Detroit Derby Girls. Retrieved 2012-10-16. 
  5. ^ "Detroit Derby Girls". Detroit Derby Girls. Retrieved 2012-10-16. 
  6. ^ "Detroit Derby Girls". Detroit Derby Girls. Retrieved 2012-10-16. 
  7. ^ "Detroit Derby Girls". Detroit Derby Girls. Retrieved 2012-10-16. 
  8. ^ "Detroit Derby Girls". Detroit Derby Girls. Retrieved 2012-10-16. 
  9. ^ Detroit Derby Girls
  10. ^ "Detroit Derby Girls". Detroit Derby Girls. Retrieved 2012-10-16. 
  11. ^ "Detroit Derby Girls". Detroit Derby Girls. Retrieved 2012-10-16. 
  12. ^ "Detroit Derby Girls". Detroit Derby Girls. Retrieved 2012-10-16. 
  13. ^ North Central Regionals Capsule Recaps | Derby News Network
  14. ^ 2009 Nationals: Capsule Recaps | Derby News Network
  15. ^ "Current Rankings", WFTDA
  16. ^ "12/8/2006 WFTDA National Rankings", WFTDA [version of 23 February 2007]
  17. ^ "Current WFTDA Rankings", Derby News Network, October 2007
  18. ^ "Heartland Havoc", Ohio Rollergirls
  19. ^ "Derby in Dairyland", Flat Track Stats
  20. ^ "Brawl of America 2009 North Central Regionals", WFTDA
  21. ^ "Declaration of Derby", WFTDA
  22. ^ "Thunda on the Tundra 2010 North Central Region Playoffs", WFTDA
  23. ^ "Monumental Mayhem WFTDA 2011 North Central Region Playoffs", WFTDA
  24. ^ "[1]", WFTDA
  25. ^ "D1 Playoffs: Salem", WFTDA
  26. ^ PrideSource - Detroit Derby Girls discuss part in Drew Barrymore film, 'Whip It!'
  27. ^ [2][dead link]

External links[edit]