Long Island Roller Rebels

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Long Island Roller Rebels
League logo
Metro area New York
Country United States
Teams All Stars (A team)
Rock-A-Betty Bruisers (B team)
Ladies of Laceration
Wicked Wheelers
Track type(s) Flat
Venue Skate Safe America, Old Bethpage
Affiliations WFTDA
Website www.longislandrollerrebels.com

The Long Island Roller Rebels (LIRR) are a roller derby league based on Long Island, New York. Founded in 2005,[1] the league currently consists of two teams, and two mixed teams which compete against teams from other leagues.

The league was initially known as the "Rockabetty Bruisers",[2] and was aided in its early days by the Gotham Girls Roller Derby.[3] They were early members of the Women's Flat Track Derby Association, competing in the East Region.[4]

The league's mixed teams have participated in interleague bouts against teams across the east coast of the United States, reaching as far as Maine.[1] By 2009, their intraleague bouts were attracting around 350 to 400 fans to their regular venue, in Old Bethpage, New York, many of whom had previously watched banked track games.[5] Their 2010 season featured a tournament involving twelve teams from New York State,[6]

In 2011, the Roller Rebels competed in the East Coast Derby Extravaganza,[7] and also played a bout at the Men's Roller Derby Association Championships, which were held in their Old Bethpage rink.[8]

Rankings[edit]

Season Q4 ranking[9] Playoffs Championship
2009 16 DNQ DNQ
2010 17 DNQ DNQ
2011 21 DNQ DNQ
2012 17 DNQ DNQ

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "2011 Press Kit", Long Island Roller Rebels
  2. ^ "Derby dreams", Newsday, 22 January 2006
  3. ^ "Derby dreams (p.4)", Newsday, 22 January 2006
  4. ^ "Long Island Roller Rebels", WFTDA
  5. ^ Pat Burson, "Long Island Roller Rebels prepare for 2009 season", Newsday, 11 May 2009
  6. ^ Christy Hinko, "Long Island Roller Rebels Host Empire Skate Show Down", Levittown Tribune, 10 September 2010
  7. ^ "Long Island Roller Rebels at East Coast Derby Extravaganza", LIRR, 26 June 2011
  8. ^ "Big Apple Beatdown", New York Shock Exchange
  9. ^ "Current Rankings", WFTDA