Queen City Roller Girls

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Queen City Roller Girls
League logo
Metro area Buffalo, New York
Country United States
Founded 2006
Teams Travel teams:
Lake Effect Furies (A)
Subzero Sirens (B)
Home teams:
Alley Kats
Devil Dollies
Suicidal Saucies
Track type(s) Flat
Venue RiverWorks, Buffalo
Affiliations WFTDA
Org. type LLC
Website QCRG.net

Queen City Roller Girls or QCRG,[1] are a women's flat-track roller derby league based in Buffalo, New York. Founded in 2006,[2] the league begins their tenth season in 2016. The QCRG are a member of the Women's Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA).[3] Since 2016, Queen City plays their home games at Buffalo RiverWorks on the city's waterfront, drawing upwards of 1,000 fans to events,[4] with their home-team season typically running from January through June. The facility at RiverWorks is a private development that includes a purpose-built flat track for roller derby, and is credited for helping the league sell over 10,000 tickets in the 2016 season.[5]

Teams[edit]

The QCRG league is currently composed of three home teams: the Alley Kats, the Devil Dollies and the Suicidal Saucies. The Nickel City Knockouts, who won 4 consecutive QCRG Championships starting in 2012, were retired after the 2015 season. The "training team" is the Queen's Court. The league also brought back a B travel development team in 2016, named the Subzero Sirens.

QCRG also has an affiliated junior roller derby league, The Queen City Junior Roller Girls, which comprises 2 teams, The Cereal Killers and The Atomic Bettys. The juniors also have an All-Star travel team, The Queen City Jr Roller Girls. [6]

WFTDA competition[edit]

The All-Star travel team is the Lake Effect Furies. The Furies first qualified for WFTDA Playoffs in 2013, as the 6th seed at the Division 2 Playoffs in Kalamazoo, Michigan, where they placed 9th.[7] In 2014, the Furies returned to Division 2 Playoffs, this time in Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario, entering as the 2nd seed and ultimately coming in 5th place.[8] In 2015, Queen City made their first trip to Division 1 Playoffs at Omaha, Nebraska, which included a last-jam upset victory over Toronto Roller Derby, 232-229.[9] The Furies entered the weekend as the 9th seed and improved to 8th by Sunday.[10] In 2016, Queen City returned for their second consecutive Division 1 Playoff, as the 9th seed in Vancouver, British Columbia, and finished the weekend in 6th.[11]

Rankings[edit]

Season Final ranking[12] Playoffs Championship
2011 15 E[13] DNQ DNQ
2012 13 E[14] DNQ DNQ
2013 48 WFTDA[15] 9 D2[7] DNQ
2014 36 WFTDA[16] 5 D2[8] DNQ
2015 47 WFTDA[17] 8 D1[10] DNQ
2016 27 WFTDA[18] 6 D1[11] DNQ

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://qcrg.net/
  2. ^ History
  3. ^ WFTDA Official Website
  4. ^ Kearns, Michelle (9 January 2016). "Queen City Roller Derby league debuts new chapter at the waterfront". Buffalo News. Retrieved 25 November 2016. 
  5. ^ Shepherd, Shannon (28 May 2016). "Queen City Roller Girls sell 10,000 tickets". WIVB. Retrieved 25 November 2016. 
  6. ^ Teams
  7. ^ a b "August 23-25, 2013: Kalamazoo, Michigan". WFTDA. Retrieved 25 November 2016. 
  8. ^ a b Deadwards, Lisa; Fristoe, Chelsea (14 November 2014). "Roll Call! Let’s run through WFTDA D2". Derby Central. Retrieved 25 November 2016. 
  9. ^ Deadwards, Lisa (3 October 2015). "D1O: #9 Queen City Crowned Victorious Against #8 Toronto, 232-229". Derby Central. Retrieved 25 November 2016. 
  10. ^ a b Deadwards, Lisa (14 October 2015). "2015 WFTDA D1 Playoffs: Omaha Central". Derby Central. Retrieved 25 November 2016. 
  11. ^ a b Deadwards, Lisa (19 September 2016). "2016 WFTDA D1 Playoffs: Vancouver Central". Derby Central. Retrieved 25 November 2016. 
  12. ^ "Current Rankings", WFTDA
  13. ^ "Current Rankings". WFTDA. Archived from the original on 25 January 2012. Retrieved 25 November 2016. 
  14. ^ "Current Rankings". WFTDA. Archived from the original on 20 March 2013. Retrieved 25 November 2016. 
  15. ^ "Rankings: December 31, 2013". WFTDA. Retrieved 25 November 2016. 
  16. ^ "Rankings: December 31, 2014". WFTDA. Retrieved 25 November 2016. 
  17. ^ "Rankings: December 31, 2015". WFTDA. Retrieved 25 November 2016. 
  18. ^ "Rankings: December 31, 2016 – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Retrieved 6 January 2017. 

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