Atlanta Rollergirls

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Atlanta Rollergirls
League logo
Metro area Atlanta, Georgia
Country United States
Founded 2004
Teams Dirty South Derby Girls (WFTDA A team)
Rumble Bs (B team)
Jukes of Hazzard (C team)
Apocalypstix
Denim Demons
Sake Tuyas
Toxic Shocks
Track type(s) Flat
Venue Yaarab Shrine Center[1]
Affiliations WFTDA Division 1
Org. type LLC
Website AtlantaRollergirls.com

Atlanta Rollergirls are a women's flat-track roller derby league based in Atlanta, Georgia. Founded in 2004,[2] the league finished their ninth season in November 2013. The Atlanta Rollergirls are a founding member league[3] of the Women's Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA).[4]

In November 2012, the Atlanta Rollergirls hosted the 2012 WFTDA Championships.[5]

Early history[edit]

In 2004 the Atlanta Rollergirls were started under the leadership of league founder Tanya Hyde (Angela Ward).[6]

Home teams[edit]

The majority of ARG skaters compete on a 'home team' only. Home teams practice monthly, and each skating member of the league must take part in the greater management of the league. Members of the Dirty South Derby Girls (DSDG) All-Star team have the option to not skate on a home team, but they must still participate in league management.

  • The Apocalypstix.

Colors: Pink/Black          

  • The Denim Demons.

Colors: Blue/Red          

  • The Sake Tuyas.

Colors: Red/White/Black               

  • The Toxic Shocks. - The Toxic Shocks were added as an expansion team in the 2007 season. The Shocks increased the total number of Atlanta Rollergirls home teams to four. The 2007 season was the first year the Shocks won the home team championship.

Colors: Green/Silver          

League standings[edit]

Home team rankings are based on placement at the end of the season.

Season Apocalypstix Denim Demons Sake Tuyas Toxic Shocks
2007 4th 3rd 2nd 1st
2008 3rd 2nd 4th 1st
2009 3rd 2nd 4th 1st
2010 2nd 1st 4th 3rd
2011 3rd 4th 1st 2nd
2012 4th 1st 2nd 3rd
2013 4th 1st 3rd 2nd
2014 3rd 1st 4th 2nd

Travel teams[edit]

The Atlanta Rollergirls field three interleague teams that compete at a variety of levels:[7] Baby Blue and Red           are the official colors of all Atlanta Rollergirls interleague teams as of the 2014 season.

  • The Dirty South Derby Girls All-Star Team – Atlanta’s nationally ranked and sanctioned Women's Flat Track Derby Association All-Star travel team.
  • The Rumble Bs - Atlanta's B-Team for exhibition and non-sanctioned games with other leagues. Composed of skaters from each of the home teams, the Rumble Bs serves as a training ground for All-Star skaters. The Rumble Bs travel is generally limited to areas in the Southeastern United States.
  • The Jukes of Hazzard – Atlanta’s C-Team, established in 2011[8] is composed of skaters from each of the four home teams. Active skaters who are neither on DSDG nor the Rumble Bs may put their names in for consideration for games. The Jukes of Hazzard have a rotating roster of members based on the game and team they will be playing. The Jukes of Hazzard compete in exhibition and non-sanctioned games.

WFTDA competition[edit]

2006 map showing the first 30 WFTDA member leagues

The Dirty South Derby Girls are Atlanta's all-star travel team, competes internationally within the WFTDA, and since its inception has qualified for either WFTDA Championships or Playoffs every year except 2008. Since 2014, Atlanta has finished in 4th place at 3 WFTDA Division 1 Playoff tournaments in a row.[9][10][11]

Rankings[edit]

Season Final ranking[12] Playoffs Championship
2006 17[13] 17[14]
2007 20[15] R1[16] DNQ
2008 N/A[17] DNQ DNQ
2009 5 SC[18] 5 SC[19] DNQ
2010 4 SC[20] 4 SC[21] DNQ
2011 4 SC[22] 4 SC[23] DNQ
2012 2 SC[24] 2 SC[25] R1[26]
2013 10 WFTDA[27] 2 D1[28] R2[29]
2014 13 WFTDA[30] 4 D1[9] DNQ
2015 14 WFTDA[31] 4 D1[10] DNQ
2016 11 WFTDA[32] 4 D1[11] DNQ

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Atlanta Rollergirls >> Location and Other Home-Game Details". Atlanta Rollergirls. Archived from the original on 2012-07-21. Retrieved 2012-03-23. 
  2. ^ "Atlanta Rollergirls >> About". Atlanta Rollergirls. Retrieved 2012-03-23. 
  3. ^ Joulwan, Melissa. Rollergirl: Totally True Tales from the Track. Simon and Schuster. p. 267. ISBN 9781416538554. Retrieved 28 November 2016. 
  4. ^ "Atlanta Rollergirls - Women’s Flat Track Derby Association". Wftda.com. Archived from the original on 18 July 2011. Retrieved 2011-08-02. 
  5. ^ "The Big 5 WFTDA Sponsored Tournaments - Women's Flat Track Roller Derby Association". Wftda.com. Retrieved 2012-03-23. 
  6. ^ http://www.atlantaderbybrats.com/the-brats/meet-the-trainers/
  7. ^ "Teams". Atlanta Rollergirls. Retrieved 2011-08-02. 
  8. ^ http://flattrackstats.com/teams/10309
  9. ^ a b "Oct. 3-5: Charleston, West Virginia, USA - Women’s Flat Track Derby Association". wftda.org. WFTDA. Retrieved 28 November 2016. 
  10. ^ a b "September 18-20, 2015 - Women’s Flat Track Derby Association". wftda.org. WFTDA. Retrieved 28 November 2016. 
  11. ^ a b "September 9-11, 2016 - Women’s Flat Track Derby Association". wftda.org. WFTDA. Retrieved 28 November 2016. 
  12. ^ "Current Rankings", WFTDA
  13. ^ "12/8/2006 WFTDA National Rankings", WFTDA [version of 23 February 2007]
  14. ^ "February 2006 Dust Devil Invitational Rankings", WFTDA [version of 23 February 2007]
  15. ^ "Current WFTDA Rankings", Derby News Network, October 2007
  16. ^ "Dust Devil 2007", Flat Track Stats
  17. ^ "WFTDA Releases 2008 Fourth-Quarter Rankings | Derby News Network". 30 January 2009. Retrieved 28 November 2016. 
  18. ^ "Current Rankings". WFTDA. Archived from the original on 30 April 2010. Retrieved 28 November 2016. 
  19. ^ "Southern Fried Smackdown", WFTDA
  20. ^ "Current Rankings". WFTDA. Archived from the original on 2 March 2011. Retrieved 28 November 2016. 
  21. ^ "Amber Waves of Pain", WFTDA
  22. ^ "Current Rankings". WFTDA. Archived from the original on 25 January 2012. Retrieved 28 November 2016. 
  23. ^ "Show Me Der-B-QWFTDA 2011 South Central Region Playoffs - Women’s Flat Track Derby Association". wftda.org. WFTDA. Retrieved 28 November 2016. 
  24. ^ "Current Rankings". WFTDA. Archived from the original on 20 March 2013. Retrieved 28 November 2016. 
  25. ^ "Landlocked Lace-up", WFTDA
  26. ^ "Grits and Glory", WFTDA
  27. ^ "Rankings: December 31, 2013 – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Retrieved 28 November 2016. 
  28. ^ "D1 Playoffs: Salem", WFTDA
  29. ^ "2013 Championships Schedule". WFTDA. Retrieved 11 April 2014. 
  30. ^ "Rankings: December 31, 2014 – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Retrieved 25 November 2016. 
  31. ^ "Rankings: December 31, 2015 – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Retrieved 25 November 2016. 
  32. ^ "Rankings: December 31, 2016 – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Retrieved 6 January 2017. 

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