Roller Derby World Cup

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Roller Derby World Cup
2011–present
Roller Derby World Cup Icon.jpg
Tournament information
Sport Roller derby
Location Varies
Month played December to February
Established 2011
Number of
tournaments
3
Format Ranking matches and knockout
Teams 38
Website rollerderbyworldcup.com
Current champion
 United States

The Roller Derby World Cup is an international women's roller derby tournament formerly organized by Blood & Thunder magazine[1][2], and currently organized by the Roller Derby World Cup Committee. Teams of amateur skaters from around the world compete for their respective nations.

The inaugural 2011 Roller Derby World Cup was hosted by Toronto Roller Derby,[3] and was held December 1 through 4, 2011, at The Bunker at Downsview Park in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.[1][2] It was won by Team USA, who beat Team Canada by a score of 336 points to 33 in the final.[4]

The second World Cup took place December 4 through 7, 2014, in Dallas, Texas.[5] Team USA repeated their victory, this time defeating Team England in the final 219–105.

Live online coverage of the entire 2011 event was broadcast on the Derby News Network.[6] For the 2014 event, the complete live online coverage was broadcast by Blood and Thunder magazine, through the official roller derby world cup website.[7]

The third event was held in early February 2018, hosted by Rainy City Roller Derby, in Greater Manchester, England.[8][9]

Results[edit]

Year Host Winners Score Runners-up Third Place Score Fourth Place Teams
2011 Toronto  United States 336–33  Canada  England 203–85  Australia 13
2014 Dallas  United States 219–105  England  Australia 197–128  Canada 30
2018 Manchester  United States 187–146  Australia  Canada 173–147  England 38

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Blood & Thunder Roller Derby World Cup 2011". Blood & Thunder Magazine. Retrieved 8 August 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "Blood & Thunder Roller Derby World Cup hosted by Toronto Roller Derby". Blood & Thunder Magazine. Retrieved 30 October 2011. 
  3. ^ Yuen, Jenny (20 February 2011). "Roller Derby attracts a crowd". Toronto Sun. Retrieved 8 August 2011. 
  4. ^ "U.S. pummels Canada to win roller derby title". Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. 4 December 2011. Retrieved 7 December 2011. 
  5. ^ "Dallas to Host 2014 Roller Derby World Cup". Derby News Network. 10 June 2013. Retrieved 13 June 2013. 
  6. ^ "DNN Live Coverage: Blood & Thunder World Cup". Derby News Network. Retrieved 26 November 2011. [permanent dead link]
  7. ^ "2014 Roller Derby World Cup live broadcast". rollerderbyworldcup.com. Retrieved 8 December 2014. 
  8. ^ "2018 Roller Derby World Cup Announced! | Roller Derby World Cup". Roller Derby World Cup. 5 December 2016. Retrieved 5 December 2016. 
  9. ^ Deadwards, Lisa (5 December 2016). "2018 Roller Derby World Cup Announcement". Derby Central. Retrieved 5 December 2016. 

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