Dutchland Rollers

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Dutchland Rollers
League logo
Metro area Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Country  United States
Founded 2005
Teams Dutchland All-Stars (A team)
Dutchland Blitz (B team)
Track type(s) Flat
Venue Overlook Activities Center
Affiliations WFTDA
Website dutchlandrollers.com

Dutchland Rollers or Dutchland DerbyRollers (DDR), is a women's flat-track roller derby league based in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Founded in 2005, the Dutchland Rollers have been a member of the Women's Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA)[1] since 2008.

History and organization[edit]

Dutchland Rollers was founded in 2006[2] by Jen "Josie Cuervo" Cole.[3] By 2014, home games were attracting between 500 and 800 fans.[4]

The Dutchland Rollers league is composed of two interleague teams, the Dutchland All-Stars (A-Team) and the Dutchland Blitz (B-team). A third team, the C-level Orange Crush,[5] was disbanded ahead of the 2016 season.[6] Home eventsare held at the Overlook Activities Center in Manheim Township.[7]

All-star skater Vanessa "V-Diva" Sites was a member of Dutchland when named to the inaugural Team USA roster for the 2011 Roller Derby World Cup.[8]

WFTDA competition[edit]

Dutchland earned their first WFTDA-sanctioned victory on June 13, 2009, 206-75 against the Long Island Roller Rebels.[9] At the 2010 WFTDA Eastern Regional Tournament, Dutchland fell to Providence Roller Derby, Montreal Roller Derby and DC Rollergirls to finish in tenth place.[10] At the 2011 Eastern Regional, Dutchland opened with a 198-117 victory over Maine Roller Derby, positioning them to face top-seeded Gotham Girls Roller Derby in the quarterfinal.[11] However, in a move widely considered to be controversial,[12] Dutchland opted to forfeit their game against Gotham, determining it would be better for the team's final performance in other games to not play a game they expected to lose by a wide margin.[13][14] The forfeit was ultimately scored a 100-0 victory for Gotham.[15] Dutchland next played in the consolation round against Montreal, losing 225-124 in a game in which the crowd often expressed its feelings about the forfeit.[16] After a 213-90 loss to Boston Derby Dames Dutchland finished the weekend in eighth place.[17] At the 2012 Eastern Regional, Dutchland lost to Carolina Rollergirls[18] and Montreal,[19] before finishing in tenth place after a 476-107 loss to Steel City Derby Demons.[20]

Rankings[edit]

Season Final ranking[21] Playoffs Championship
2009 12 E[22] DNQ DNQ
2010 10 E[23] 10 E[10] DNQ
2011 9 E[24] 8 E[17] DNQ
2012 10 E[25] 10 E[20] DNQ
2013 73 WFTDA[26] DNQ DNQ
2014 115 WFTDA[27] DNQ DNQ
2015 145 WFTDA[28] DNQ DNQ
2016 241 WFTDA[29] DNQ DNQ

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dutchland Derby Rollers – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Retrieved 2 January 2018. 
  2. ^ Witmer, Ann (26 March 2014). "Dutchland Derby Rollers get down to business: Not far by car". PennLive.com. Retrieved 2 January 2018. 
  3. ^ Carpenter, Katie (26 February 2013). "Roller derby: Building strength & confidence as a team | Personal Transformation | TransformingHealth.org". www.transforminghealth.org. Retrieved 2 January 2018. 
  4. ^ Ruhl, Lenay (1 October 2014). "Roller Derby is alive and well in Lancaster - Ephrata Review". Ephrata Review. Retrieved 2 January 2018. 
  5. ^ Sottile, Dave (6 October 2015). "Fast and structured, roller derby has come a long way from its 1970s incarnation". LancasterOnline. Retrieved 2 January 2018. 
  6. ^ Wolf, Paula (7 March 2016). "Dutchland Derby Rollers ready to launch 10th-anniversary season". LancasterOnline. Retrieved 2 January 2018. 
  7. ^ Petrosemolo, Art (10 May 2017). "Dutchland Derby Rollers enter second decade of play - Lititz Record Express". Lititz Record Express. Retrieved 2 January 2018. 
  8. ^ "DerbyLife » Meet Team USA: V-Diva". www.derbylife.com. Derby News Network. 18 August 2011. Retrieved 2 January 2018. 
  9. ^ "Dutchland defeats Long Island for first WFTDA win, 206-75 | Derby News Network". www.derbynews.net. Derby News Network. 22 June 2009. Retrieved 2 January 2018. 
  10. ^ a b Marshall, Justice Feelgood (24 September 2010). "2010 East Region Playoffs Recaps | Derby News Network". www.derbynews.net. Derby News Network. Retrieved 2 January 2018. 
  11. ^ Marshall, Justice Feelgood (16 September 2011). "East Playoffs: 8E Dutchland Controls 9E Maine, 198-117 | Derby News Network". www.derbynews.net. Derby News Network. Retrieved 2 January 2018. 
  12. ^ Miller, D. D. (20 September 2011). "Pondering the Playoffs 1: WFTDA's Eastern Regionals". The Derby Nerd. Retrieved 2 January 2018. 
  13. ^ Marshall, Justice Feelgood (16 September 2011). "East Playoffs: 8E Dutchland Forfeits to 1E Gotham | Derby News Network". www.derbynews.net. Derby News Network. Retrieved 2 January 2018. 
  14. ^ "Dutchland Forfeit Statement - Dutchland Derby Rollers". dutchlandrollers.com. Dutchlaand Rollers. Retrieved 2 January 2018. 
  15. ^ "WFTDA 2011 East Region PlayoffsDay 1 Wrap Up - Big 5 Blog - Women's Flat Track Derby Association". wftda.org. WFTDA. 16 September 2011. Retrieved 2 January 2018. 
  16. ^ Marshall, Justice Feelgood (18 September 2011). "East Consolation: 5E Montreal Pounds 8E Dutchland, 225-124 | Derby News Network". www.derbynews.net. Derby News Network. Retrieved 2 January 2018. 
  17. ^ a b Marshall, Justice Feelgood. "East 7th Place: 6E Boston Shuts Down 8E Dutchland, 213-90 | Derby News Network". www.derbynews.net. Derby News Network. Retrieved 2 January 2018. 
  18. ^ Marshall, Justice Feelgood (28 September 2012). "East Playoffs: 8E Carolina Dismantles 9E Dutchland, 304-75 | Derby News Network". www.derbynews.net. Derby News Network. Retrieved 2 January 2018. 
  19. ^ Talionis, Lex (29 September 2012). "East Consolation: 3E Montreal Squishes 9E Dutchland, 413-98 | Derby News Network". www.derbynews.net. Derby News Network. Retrieved 2 January 2018. 
  20. ^ a b Talionis, Lex (30 September 2012). "East 9th Place: 5E Steel City Pulverizes 9E Dutchland, 476-107 | Derby News Network". www.derbynews.net. Derby News Network. Retrieved 2 January 2018. 
  21. ^ "Current Rankings", WFTDA
  22. ^ "Current Rankings". WFTDA. Archived from the original on 30 April 2010. Retrieved 2 January 2018. 
  23. ^ "Current Rankings". WFTDA. Archived from the original on 2 March 2011. Retrieved 2 January 2018. 
  24. ^ "Current Rankings". WFTDA. Archived from the original on 25 January 2012. Retrieved 2 January 2018. 
  25. ^ "Current Rankings". WFTDA. Archived from the original on 20 March 2013. Retrieved 2 January 2018. 
  26. ^ "Rankings: December 31, 2013 – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Retrieved 2 January 2018. 
  27. ^ "Rankings: December 31, 2014 – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Retrieved 2 January 2018. 
  28. ^ "Rankings: December 31, 2015 – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Retrieved 2 January 2018. 
  29. ^ "Rankings: December 31, 2016 – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Retrieved 2 January 2018. 

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