Assassination City Roller Derby

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Assassination City Roller Derby
League logo
Metro area Plano, TX
Country United States
Founded 2005
Teams Conspiracy (A&B travel team)
Deadly Kennedys
Lone Star Assassins
Viva La Revolucion!
Ruby's Revenge
Track type(s) Flat
Venue Thunderbird Roller Rink thunderbirdrollerrink.com
Affiliations WFTDA
Website acderby.com

Assassination City Roller Derby (ACRD) is a flat-track roller derby league based in Plano, TX. Assassination City is a founding member[1] of the Women's Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA).[2]

Founded in 2005, the league currently consists of four home teams, and two travel teams. The home teams compete against each other in league play during the official home season, which typically runs from February to September.[3] The league's All-Star Skaters make up the travel team, called Conspiracy. This group of skaters compete at the interleague level, against teams from other leagues and cities. The games or bouts played at this level affect the league's overall ranking among the top teams in the WFTDA.

Founded in 2005, ACRD has become active not only as competitors in the roller derby community, but as participants in the local community.[4]

The 2011 season was moved to the Fair Park Coliseum, where it attracted 2,000 fans to its first bout.[5] At the close of the 2013 season Assassination City went back to its roller rink roots at Broadway Skateland, where they played to a packed house and a sold out crowd for the 2014 season opener, held February 8, 2014. February 2015 ushered the amateur sport into Plano, TX at Thunderbird Roller Rink.

WFTDA competition[edit]

2006 map showing the first 30 WFTDA member leagues

Rankings[edit]

Season Final Ranking[6] Playoffs Championship
2006 21[7] 15[8]
2007 26[9] DNQ DNQ
2008 7 SC[10] DNQ DNQ
2009 16 SC[11] DNQ DNQ
2010 16 SC[12] DNQ DNQ
2011 19 SC[13] DNQ DNQ
2012 25 SC[14] DNQ DNQ
2013 101 WFTDA[15] DNQ DNQ
2014 163 WFTDA[16] DNQ DNQ
2015 244 WFTDA[17] DNQ DNQ
2016 DNQ DNQ

References[edit]

  1. ^ Joulwan, Melissa. Rollergirl: Totally True Tales from the Track. Simon and Schuster. p. 267. ISBN 9781416538554. Retrieved 28 November 2016. 
  2. ^ "Alamo City Rollergirls - Women's Flat Track Derby Association". Wftda.com. Archived from the original on 18 July 2011. Retrieved 2011-08-02. 
  3. ^ acderby.com
  4. ^ Joanna Cattanach, "Women find excitement, and sometimes themselves, on roller derby track", Dallas Morning News, 25 July 2010
  5. ^ Louiseza Sanderson, "Roller derby girls skate from Mesquite to much bigger Dallas digs", Pegasus News, 30 March 2011
  6. ^ "Current Rankings", WFTDA
  7. ^ "12/8/2006 WFTDA National Rankings", WFTDA [version of 23 February 2007]
  8. ^ "February 2006 Dust Devil Invitational Rankings", WFTDA [version of 23 February 2007]
  9. ^ "Current WFTDA Rankings", Derby News Network, October 2007
  10. ^ "WFTDA Releases 2008 Fourth-Quarter Rankings | Derby News Network". 30 January 2009. Retrieved 28 November 2016. 
  11. ^ "Current Rankings". WFTDA. Archived from the original on 30 April 2010. Retrieved 28 November 2016. 
  12. ^ "Current Rankings". WFTDA. Archived from the original on 2 March 2011. Retrieved 28 November 2016. 
  13. ^ "Current Rankings". WFTDA. Archived from the original on 25 January 2012. Retrieved 28 November 2016. 
  14. ^ "Current Rankings". WFTDA. Archived from the original on 20 March 2013. Retrieved 28 November 2016. 
  15. ^ "Rankings: December 31, 2013 – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Retrieved 28 November 2016. 
  16. ^ "Rankings: December 31, 2014 – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Retrieved 25 November 2016. 
  17. ^ "Rankings: December 31, 2015 – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Retrieved 25 November 2016.