Rainy City Roller Derby

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from Rainy City Roller Girls)
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Rainy City Roller Derby
League logo
Metro areaManchester
CountryUnited Kingdom
Founded2008
TeamsRainy City All Stars (A team)
Tender Hooligans (B team)
Revolution (C team)
Rising (D team)
Track type(s)Flat
VenueThunderdome, Oldham
AffiliationsUKRDA, WFTDA
Websiterainycityrollerderby.com

Rainy City Roller Derby (RCRD) is a women's flat track roller derby league based in Manchester, England. Founded as "Rainy City Roller Girls" in 2008, the league consists of four teams, which compete against teams from other leagues. Rainy City is a member of the United Kingdom Roller Derby Association (UKRDA)[1] and the Women's Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA),[2] and served as the host league for the 2018 Roller Derby World Cup.[3]

History[edit]

The first league in North West England,[4] Rainy City played its first home bout in November 2009, against the Leeds Roller Dolls.[5] In September 2011, it opened the "Thunderdome",[6] its own training and bouting venue, in a former snooker hall in Oldham which they have renovated and made into the 'Bouting venue of the North'.[4][7] In March 2012, it joined the UK Roller Derby Association.[8] As well as bouting, the team also run skating and officiating clinics and bootcamps throughout the year.[9]

Former Rainy City logo

In July 2012, Rainy City was accepted as a member of the Women's Flat Track Derby Association Apprentice Programme,[10] and it became a full WFTDA member in September 2013.[11]

In April 2013, a third team (The Bet Lynch Mob) was formed for new skaters at starter level to gain experience and learn.[12]

In 2016, Rainy City re-branded as Rainy City Roller Derby, a move linked with success the organization has achieved on the flat track.[13][14]

Teams[edit]

The Rainy City All Stars are the league's A team.[15] The original Rainy City team, members have included 2011-12 Team England squad skaters Missy Rascal[16] and Dee-Mise.

The Tender Hooligans are Rainy City's B team.[17] formed in 2010. The C team, Rainy City Revolution, was formed in 2013. [18] In 2018 a new D team was introduced for new skaters- Rainy City Rising.

Rainy City's officiating crew; headed by Head Ref "Errington" & Head NSO "Pretty Miffed" (a WFTDA-certified Level 2 NSO[19]) includes "Matt the Knife" (a WFTDA-certified Level 3 Referee[20]), "Pancake", "Clint Roll Alt Delete", "Spark", "Karl Lagerfilled", "Pip", "Katie-astrophe", "X-Ray Ted", "Maimed'oiselle", "Robert", "Wolf, "Emily of the State", and "Yvel Saint Laurent" (the last two also certified level 2 NSOs[19]).[21]

WFTDA competition[edit]

Rainy City played their first WFTDA-sanctioned game in October 2013 against Glasgow Roller Derby.[22] At the WFTDA European Tournament (WET) in Malmö, Sweden, in November 2014, Rainy City went 2-1 with victories over Copenhagen Roller Derby and Oslo Roller Derby, and a narrow loss to Bear City Roller Derby.[22]

In 2016, Rainy City qualified for WFTDA Playoffs for the first time, making the Division 1 tournament at Columbia, South Carolina as the seventh seed.[23] During the weekend Rainy City went 2-2, with victories over Steel City Roller Derby (Pittsburgh) and Santa Cruz Derby Girls,[24][25] and losses to Jacksonville RollerGirls and Crime City Rollers (Malmö),[26][27] to finish the weekend in 6th place.[23] At the 2017 Division 1 Playoff in Malmö, Rainy City won their opening game against Calgary Roller Derby Association 324-81,[28] but then narrowly lost their quarterfinal to London Rollergirls, 124-199, to miss Championships.[29] Rainy City ended their weekend with a 258-78 consolation bracket win against Charm City Roller Girls.[30] In 2018, Rainy City qualified for WFTDA Playoffs in A Coruña, Spain where they finished in fourth place with a 174-146 loss to Angel City Derby.[31]

WFTDA rankings[edit]

Season Final ranking[32] Playoffs Championship
2013 166 WFTDA[33] N/A N/A
2014 121 WFTDA[34] DNQ DNQ
2015 99 WFTDA[35] DNQ DNQ
2016 21 WFTDA[36] 6 D1[23] DNQ
2017 11 WFTDA[37] CR D1[30] DNQ
2018 13 WFTDA[38] 4[31] DNQ
  • CR = consolation round

European competition[edit]

In 2013, Rainy City captured the win at the United Kingdom Roller Derby Association's "Sur5al" event, an unusual contest with modified rules and regulations.[39]

In 2018, Rainy City won the first EuroCup competition, hosted by Rainy City in Trafford, Greater Manchester, against 5 other WFTDA D1 European opponents. In 2019 Rainy City again hosted the event, this time in Bury, Greater Manchester, this time placing second behind Malmo's Crime City Rollers.

European rankings[edit]

  • 2012 European rankings[40]
  • Rainy City Roller Girls (A team), finished division 1, 9th (out of 13 teams)
  • Tender Hooligans (B team), finished division 2, 37th (out of 39 teams)
  • 2011 European rankings[41]
  • Rainy City Roller Girls (A team), finished division 1, 7th (out of 10 teams)
  • Tender Hooligans (B team), finished division 2, 25th (out of 26 teams)
  • 2010 European rankings[42]
  • Rainy City Roller Girls (A team), finished division 1, 3rd (out of 10 teams)
  • Tender Hooligans (B team), finished division 2, 12th (out of 16 teams)
  • 2009 European rankings[43]
  • Rainy City Roller Girls (A team), finished division 1, 9th (out of 10 teams)

Roller Derby World Cup[edit]

Two league members, Missy Rascal and Dee-Mise, were selected to play for Team England at the 2011 Roller Derby World Cup in Toronto.[44] Missy Rascal returned to Team England's roster for the 2014 World Cup in Dallas, joined by teammate Fay Roberts.[45]

In December 2016, it was announced that Rainy City would host the 2018 Roller Derby World Cup, at the EventCity facility in Manchester.[46][3] Eight members of Rainy City were named to the training roster for Team England in October 2016: Alex Valentine, Alex Wilde, Fay Roberts, Fayetal Blonde, Fisher, Menace, Missy Rascal and Philly.[47] Rainy City was additionally represented by Mattie and Perra Peligro with Spain, and Dana Scurry skating for Ireland.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Member Leagues – United Kingdom Roller Derby Association". ukrda.org.uk. UKRDA. Retrieved 27 December 2017.
  2. ^ "Rainy City Roller Derby – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Retrieved 27 December 2017.
  3. ^ a b Deadwards, Lisa (5 December 2016). "2018 Roller Derby World Cup Announcement". Derby Central. Retrieved 5 December 2016.
  4. ^ a b Beatriz Ayala, "Girls get skates on for life at Riley's", Oldham Chronicle, 14 September 2011
  5. ^ Mick Keenan, "Skater girls get rough on the rink", Manchester Evening News, 25 November 2009
  6. ^ "RCRG, Thunderdome Archived 2013-05-02 at the Wayback Machine" RCRG, location of the Thunderdome
  7. ^ "RCRG, renovations Archived 2012-08-14 at the Wayback Machine" Renovating the Thunderdome
  8. ^ "Welcome to Rainy City Roller Girls", UKRDA, 12 March 2012
  9. ^ "RCRG, bootcamps" RCRG, bootcamps
  10. ^ "WFTDA Accepts 35 Apprentice Leagues Archived 2014-09-29 at the Wayback Machine", WFTDA, 16 July 2012
  11. ^ "WFTDA Welcomes 14 Full Member Leagues". WFTDA. 10 September 2013. Archived from the original on 16 September 2013. Retrieved 10 September 2013.
  12. ^ "The Bet Lynch Mob Archived 2013-05-05 at Archive.today", RCRG, 12 April 2013
  13. ^ Deadwards, Lisa (27 July 2016). "New to 2016 WFTDA Playoffs: Rainy City Roller Derby | Derby Central". Derby Central. Retrieved 5 December 2016.
  14. ^ "How to rebrand a roller derby league | Rainy City Roller Derby". rainycityrollerderby.com. Rainy City Roller Derby. March 2016. Retrieved 5 December 2016.
  15. ^ "RCRD, Rainy City All Stars", RCRD, Travel team
  16. ^ "Missy Rascal team GB vice captain Archived 2013-06-30 at Archive.today", Missy Rascal, team GB vice captain
  17. ^ "Tender Hooligans", RCRD, Tender Hooligans
  18. ^ "RCRD, The Bet Lynch Mob", RCRD, The Bet Lynch Mob
  19. ^ a b WFTDA, Roster of certified Non Skating Officials
  20. ^ "WFTDA, Roster of certified skating officials", WFTDA, certified skating officials
  21. ^ "Referees and Officials", RCRD, Referees and Officials
  22. ^ a b Deadwards, Lisa (18 November 2014). "WFTDA European Tournament (WET) Recap | Derby Central". Derby Central. Retrieved 5 December 2016.
  23. ^ a b c Deadwards, Lisa (12 September 2016). "2016 WFTDA D1 Playoffs: Columbia Central". Derby Central. Retrieved 25 November 2016.
  24. ^ Abby, Hammer (9 September 2016). "D1C: #7 Rainy City corrodes #10 Steel City, 175-93". Derby Central. Retrieved 5 December 2016.
  25. ^ Defiance, Brooklyn (10 September 2016). "D1C: #7 Rainy City washes away #6 Santa Cruz, 166-104". Derby Central. Retrieved 5 December 2016.
  26. ^ "D1C: #2 Jacksonville outweathers #7 Rainy, 214-96". Derby Central. 9 September 2016. Retrieved 5 December 2016.
  27. ^ Abby, Hammer (11 September 2016). "D1C: #5 Crime City washes out #7 Rainy City, 142-112". Derby Central. Retrieved 5 December 2016.
  28. ^ Khaos, Merry (8 September 2017). "D1M: #6 Rainy City soaks #11 Calgary, 324-81 | Derby Central". Derby Central. Retrieved 4 January 2018.
  29. ^ Defiance, Brooklyn (9 September 2017). "D1M: #3 London squeezes past #6 Rainy City, 124-119 | Derby Central". Derby Central. Retrieved 4 January 2018.
  30. ^ a b Berrick, Genevieve D (10 September 2017). "D1M: #6 Rainy City slays #12 Charm City, 258-78 | Derby Central". Derby Central. Retrieved 4 January 2018.
  31. ^ a b "2018 Playoffs A Coruña Game 15, Third Place Game: Rainy City vs. Angel City – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. 2 September 2018. Retrieved 10 January 2019.
  32. ^ "Current Rankings", WFTDA
  33. ^ "Rankings: December 31, 2013 – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Retrieved 25 November 2016.
  34. ^ "Rankings: December 31, 2014 – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Retrieved 25 November 2016.
  35. ^ "Rankings: December 31, 2015 – WFTDA". wftda.com. Retrieved 25 November 2016.
  36. ^ "Rankings: December 31, 2016 – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Retrieved 6 January 2017.
  37. ^ "Rankings: December 31, 2017 – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Retrieved 5 January 2018.
  38. ^ "Rankings: December 31, 2018 – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Retrieved 10 January 2019.
  39. ^ "Rainy City Roller Girls Win UKRDA Sur5al at Tattoo Freeze 2013", RCRG, 15 January 2013
  40. ^ "Euroderby 2012 Archived 2013-07-04 at Archive.today", Euroderby 2012
  41. ^ "Euroderby 2011 Archived 2013-07-04 at Archive.today", Euroderby 2011
  42. ^ "Euroderby 2010 Archived 2013-07-04 at Archive.today", Euroderby 2010
  43. ^ "Euroderby 2009[permanent dead link]", Euroderby 2009
  44. ^ Mercy, Less (10 August 2011). "Team England 2011 World Cup Roster". Derby News Network. Retrieved 5 December 2016.
  45. ^ Talionis, Lex. "Team England Training Roster Announced | Scottish Roller Derby". Derby News Network. Retrieved 5 December 2016.
  46. ^ "2018 Roller Derby World Cup Announced! | Roller Derby World Cup". Roller Derby World Cup. 5 December 2016. Archived from the original on 2017-02-02. Retrieved 5 December 2016.
  47. ^ Doherty, KAren (12 October 2016). "Oldham News | News Headlines | England call for our roller girls - Chronicle Online". www.oldham-chronicle.co.uk. Oldham Evenig Chronicle. Retrieved 5 December 2016.