Dallas Derby Devils

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Dallas Derby Devils
League logo
Metro area Dallas, Texas
Country United States
Founded November 2004
Teams Army of Darkness (A team)
Death Row Rumblers
High Seas Hotties
The Slaughterers
Suicide Shifters
Wrecking Crew
Track type(s) Flat
Venue NYTEX Sports Centre
Affiliations WFTDA
Org. type Domestic Non-Profit
Website derbydevils.com

The Dallas Derby Devils (DDD) is an all-female flat track roller derby league in Dallas, Texas and surrounding area of Ft. Worth, Texas. Founded in November 2004, the Dallas Derby Devils is the original North Texas roller derby league with a current roster of over one hundred active skaters, making DDD one of the largest flat track derby leagues in the south United States. The Dallas Derby Devils are an original member of the Women's Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA).[1]

The Dallas Derby Devils have completed sell-out home seasons since 2006 featuring the five home teams that comprise the league; The Death Row Rumblers, The High Seas Hotties, The Slaughterers, The Suicide Shifters, and The Wrecking Crew. Skaters of these five teams make up an All-Star Travel Team for the Dallas Derby Devils called the Army of Darkness, that compete in interleague play against other WFTDA member leagues.

Since 2008, league games are held at the NYTEX Sports Centre in North Richland Hills, Texas.[2][3]

The Dallas Derby Devils is a skater-owned and skater-operated Domestic Non-Profit organization.

Teams[edit]

The Dallas Derby Devils has 6 teams: an all-star travel team known as the Army of Darkness, and five home teams, the Death Row Rumblers, the High Seas Hotties, the Slaughters, the Suicide Shifters and the Wrecking Crew.[4]

Dallas Derby Devils home team standings[edit]

Dallas Derby Devils logo pre-2017
Season First Place Second Place Third Place Fourth Place Fifth Place
2006 The High Seas Hotties ??? ??? ??? ???
2007 The Slaughterers ??? ??? ??? ???
2008 The Slaughterers The Wrecking Crew The High Seas Hotties The Death Row Rumblers The Suicide Shifters
2009 The Slaughterers ??? ??? ??? ???
2010 The High Seas Hotties The Wrecking Crew The Death Row Rumblers The Suicide Shifters The Slaughterers
2011 The Slaughterers The Death Row Rumblers The Wrecking Crew The High Seas Hotties The Suicide Shifters
2012 The Suicide Shifters The High Seas Hotties The Death Row Rumblers The Wrecking Crew The Slaughterers
2013 The Wrecking Crew The Death Row Rumblers The High Seas Hotties The Slaughterers The Suicide Shifters
2014 The Death Row Rumblers The Wrecking Crew The Slaughterers The Suicide Shifters The High Seas Hotties
2015 The Death Row Rumblers The Suicide Shifters The Slaughterers The Wrecking Crew The High Seas Hotties

WFTDA competition[edit]

2006 map showing the first 30 WFTDA member leagues

The Dallas Derby Devils' all-star travel team is called the Army of Darkness, and is composed of 20 members from all five of the Dallas Derby Devils home teams. Army of Darkness competes in interleague game play with other WFTDA member leagues.[5][6][7][8][9][10]

Dallas has made various appearances at WFTDA Playoffs over the years. In 2013, Dallas competed at the first Division 2 Playoff, held in Des Moines, Iowa. Dallas entered the tournament as the ninth seed, and finished the weekend in fifth place.[11] In 2015, Dallas hosted a Division 1 Playoff tournament, for which they themselves also qualified. They entered the weekend as the sixth seed, and finished in fifth place.[12] In 2016, Dallas returned to Division 1 Playoffs in Montreal, entering as the fifth seed and finishing in the same position.[13]

Rankings[edit]

Season Final ranking[14] Playoffs Championship
2006 19[15] 14[16]
2007 23[17] R1 W[18] DNQ
2008 N/A[19] 12 W[20] DNQ
2009 4 SC[21] 4 SC[22] DNQ
2010 8 SC[23] 8 SC[24] DNQ
2011 14 SC[25] DNQ DNQ
2012 14 SC[26] DNQ DNQ
2013 60 WFTDA[27] 5 D2[11] DNQ
2014 60 WFTDA[28] DNQ DNQ
2015 19 WFTDA[29] 5 D1[12] DNQ
2016 12 WFTDA[30] 5 D1[13] DNQ

References[edit]

  1. ^ Joulwan, Melissa. Rollergirl: Totally True Tales from the Track. Simon and Schuster. p. 267. ISBN 9781416538554. Retrieved 2 December 2016. 
  2. ^ "Roller Derby And Ice Hockey Together At Last!". 1888 Press Release. 6 March 2008. Archived from the original on 11 March 2008. Retrieved 2 December 2016. 
  3. ^ TÉLLEZ, LESLIE (12 April 2008). "Tough women revive roller derby in Dallas". dallasnews.com. Dallas Morning News. Archived from the original on 14 April 2008. Retrieved 2 December 2016. 
  4. ^ "Meet The Teams". Dallas Derby Devils. Retrieved 2 December 2016. 
  5. ^ DDD Hosts Annual Governors Cup Tournament
  6. ^ Boston Defeats Dallas
  7. ^ Angel City Invades the Lone Star State
  8. ^ WFTDA Bout recap: (19) Dallas 104, (u) Northwest Arkansas 29
  9. ^ WFTDA Bout Preview: (23) Dallas @ (22) Charm City
  10. ^ Bout recap: Rocky Mountain 89, Dallas Derby Devils 73
  11. ^ a b "August 16-18, 2013: Des Moines, Iowa - Women's Flat Track Derby Association". wftda.org. WFTDA. Retrieved 2 December 2016. 
  12. ^ a b Defiance, Brooklyn (13 September 2015). "D1D 5th Place: #6 Dallas Defeats #8 Crime City, 205-109". Derby Central. Retrieved 2 December 2016. 
  13. ^ a b Castro, Mishel (4 September 2016). "D1M 5th: #5 Dallas protects ranking against #6 Boston, 245-79". Derby Central. Retrieved 2 December 2016. 
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  18. ^ "Dust Devil 2007", Flat Track Stats
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  20. ^ Marshall, Justice Feelgood (8 October 2008). "Western Regionals: Complete Capsule Recaps | Derby News Network". Derby News Network. Retrieved 29 December 2016. 
  21. ^ "Rankings – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Archived from the original on 30 April 2010. Retrieved 2 December 2016. 
  22. ^ "Southern Fried Smackdown", WFTDA
  23. ^ "Rankings – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Archived from the original on 2 March 2011. Retrieved 2 December 2016. 
  24. ^ "Amber Waves of Pain", WFTDA
  25. ^ "Current Rankings". WFTDA. Archived from the original on 25 January 2012. Retrieved 30 November 2016. 
  26. ^ "Current Rankings". WFTDA. Archived from the original on 20 March 2013. Retrieved 2 December 2016. 
  27. ^ "Rankings: December 31, 2013 – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Retrieved 2 December 2016. 
  28. ^ "Rankings: December 31, 2014 – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Retrieved 2 December 2016. 
  29. ^ "Rankings: December 31, 2015 – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Retrieved 2 December 2016. 
  30. ^ "Rankings: December 31, 2016 – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Retrieved 6 January 2017. 
  31. ^ a b "2011 East Coast Derby Extravaganza | Roller Derby Stats & Rankings | Flat Track Stats". flattrackstats.com. Flat Track Stats. Retrieved 2 December 2016. 
  32. ^ a b c "2011 Clover Cup | Roller Derby Stats & Rankings | Flat Track Stats". flattrackstats.com. Retrieved 2 December 2016. 
  33. ^ a b c d e "2011 Governor's Cup | Roller Derby Stats & Rankings | Flat Track Stats". flattrackstats.com. Flat Track Stats. Retrieved 2 December 2016. 
  34. ^ a b c d "2010 Governor's Cup | Roller Derby Stats & Rankings | Flat Track Stats". flattrackstats.com. Flat Track Stats. Retrieved 2 December 2016. 
  35. ^ a b c Feelgood Marshall, Justice (8 October 2008). "Western Regionals: Complete Capsule Recaps". Derby News Network. Archived from the original on 18 October 2008. Retrieved 2 December 2016. 
  36. ^ "2008 Governor's Cup | Roller Derby Stats & Rankings | Flat Track Stats". flattrackstats.com. Flat Track Stats. Retrieved 2 December 2016. 
  37. ^ "2007 Dust Devil | Roller Derby Stats & Rankings | Flat Track Stats". flattrackstats.com. Flat Track Stats. Retrieved 2 December 2016. 

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