Charlottesville Derby Dames

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Charlottesville Derby Dames
League logo
Metro area Charlottesville, VA
Country United States
Founded 2007
Teams All Stars (A team)
Belmont Bruisers (B team)
Track type(s) Flat
Venue Charlottesville Main Street Arena
Affiliations WFTDA
Website www.charlottesvillederbydames.com

The Charlottesville Derby Dames (CDD) is a women's flat-track roller derby league based in Charlottesville, Virginia. Founded in 2007, CDD is a member of the Women's Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA).[1]

History and organization[edit]

Following a social media post by Shannon "Hoytie Toytie" Hoyt,[2] the league was founded in 2007 by Jessika Daver and Anna "Phenol Barbie Doll" Perron,[3][4] and held its first practices late that year.[5] CDD played its first home bout in October 2009, against the Northside Stranglers.[6] In August 2012, the league hosted a state roller derby championship, "Virginia is for Shovers".[7] The league was accepted into the Women's Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA) Apprentice Program in January 2012,[8] and graduated to full membership of the WFTDA in December 2012.[9] In January 2013, they were declared Charlottesville's "official roller derby team", by the city's mayor.[10]

As of 2017, Charlottesville has two travel teams, the All Stars and the Belmont Bruisers. The league's mission is "to promote sportsmanship and community by providing an alternative form of fitness and entertainment to the women and men of Charlottesville and surrounding counties".[3]

WFTDA competition[edit]

Charlottesville qualified for WFTDA Playoffs for the first time in 2015, entering the Division 1 Playoff in Jacksonville as the tenth seed.[11] After an opening round upset over Glasgow, Charlottesville fell to Denver, Detroit and Steel City (Pittsburgh) to finish in eighth place.[12] In 2016, Charlottesville entered the Division 2 Playoff in Lansing, Michigan as the seventh seed, and defeated #10 Grand Raggidy Roller Girls (Grand Rapids, MI), #2 Sac City Rollers (Sacramento) and #3 Wasatch Roller Derby (Salt Lake City) before falling 189-165 to Calgary to finish in second place, albeit with a berth in the Division 2 bracket of WFTDA Championships.[13] At Championships, a narrow 205-200 loss to Brandywine Roller Derby (Downingtown, PA)[14] led to a rematch against Calgary in the third place game, a 252-197 Calgary victory, which gave Charlottesville a fourth place finish.[15]

Rankings[edit]

Season Final ranking[16] Playoffs Championship
2013 106 WFTDA[17] DNQ DNQ
2014 73 WFTDA[18] DNQ DNQ
2015 34 WFTDA[19] 8 D1 [12] DNQ
2016 48 WFTDA[20] 2 D2[13] 4 D2[15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Charlottesville Derby Dames – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Retrieved 15 March 2017. 
  2. ^ Stoltzfus, Kate (10 February 2011). "Charlotte "Stonewallop" Barnett experiences life on wheels | The Record". The Record. Goshen College. Retrieved 15 March 2017. 
  3. ^ a b "About Us". Charlottesville Derby Dames. 
  4. ^ Tammaro, Hunter (31 March 2008). "The Cavalier Daily -  :: Rollin' into town". www.cavalierdaily.com. The Cavalier Daily. Retrieved 15 March 2017. 
  5. ^ McNair, David (20 November 2007). "Derby Dames rock!". www.readthehook.com. The Hook. Retrieved 15 March 2017. 
  6. ^ Eric Fink, "Charlottesville's Derby Dames A Big Hit", NBC 29, November 1, 2009
  7. ^ Mary Dunleavy, "'Virginia is for Shovers' Roller Derby Tournament", NBC 29, August 3, 2012
  8. ^ "13 Women's Roller Derby Leagues Join WFTDA Apprentice Program", WFTDA, 31 January 2012
  9. ^ "WFTDA Welcomes 14 New Members", 3 December 2012
  10. ^ Graham Moomaw, "City Council loosens music restrictions", The Daily Progress, January 23, 2013
  11. ^ Fox, Mike (15 September 2015). "Charlottesville team skates onto world stage". The Daily Progress. The Daily Progress. Retrieved 15 March 2017. 
  12. ^ a b Deadwards, Lisa (20 September 2015). "D1J 7th Place: #8 Steel City Meddles With #10 Charlottesville, 281-134". Derby Central. Retrieved 15 March 2017. 
  13. ^ a b Deadwards, Lisa (28 August 2016). "D2L 1st Place: #5 Calgary takes gold against #7 Charlottesville, 189-165". Derby CentralDerby Central. Retrieved 15 March 2017. 
  14. ^ Berrick, Genevieve D (4 November 2016). "2016 WFTDA D2 Champs: #50 Brandywine sneaks past #52 Charlottesville, 205-200". Derby Central. Retrieved 15 March 2017. 
  15. ^ a b Berrick, Genevieve D (6 November 2016). "WFTDA Champs: Calgary takes 3rd vs Charlottesville, 252-197". Derby Central. Retrieved 15 March 2017. 
  16. ^ "Current Rankings", WFTDA
  17. ^ "Rankings: December 31, 2013". WFTDA. Retrieved 15 March 2017. 
  18. ^ "Rankings: December 31, 2014 – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Retrieved 15 March 2017. 
  19. ^ "Rankings: December 31, 2015 – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Retrieved 15 March 2017. 
  20. ^ "Rankings: December 31, 2016 – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Retrieved 15 March 2017. 

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