Sacred City Derby Girls

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Sacred City Derby Girls
League logo
Metro area Sacramento, CA
Country United States
Founded 2006
Teams Sacrificers (A team)
Disciples (B team)
The Donna Party
Midtown Maulies
Roseville TrainWreckers
Track type(s) Flat
Venue Roller King - Roseville, California
Memorial Auditorium - Sacramento, California
Affiliations WFTDA
Website sacredcityderbygirls.com

The Sacred City Derby Girls (SCDG) is a women's flat track roller derby (WFTDA) league based in Sacramento, California. Founded in 2006, Sacred City is a member of the Women's Flat Track Derby Association, (WFTDA).

History and league structure[edit]

The league was founded in late 2006[1][2] by some former members of the Sac City Rollers.[3][4] In October 2007,[5] Sacred was accepted as a member of the Women's Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA), announced by the WFTDA in December 2007.[6] In 2010 SCDG hosted the WFTDA Western Regional Tournament.[5] Seeded tenth for the tournament, the league took ninth place.[7] Sacred City served as the host league of a WFTDA Division 1 Playoff in 2014.[8]

By 2010, the league was attracting an average of 850 fans to its intraleague bouts.[5]

The league currently consists of two competitive travel teams that play in WFTDA sanctioned bouts across California in the Western Region, and occasionally nationally: The Sacrificers and The Disciples; and three recently formed home teams created from a mix of Sacrificers, Disciples, and unrostered skaters: The Donna Party, Midtown Maulies, and The Roseville TrainWreckers.

WFTDA competition[edit]

In 2010, Sacred City qualified for WFTDA Playoffs for the first time, hosting the WFTDA Western Regional Tournament at which they were the tenth seed, and ultimately finished in ninth place by defeating Duke City Derby 198-72.[7][9] The following year, Sacred City improved their showing with a seventh place finish at Westerns, capped by a 140-105 victory over Jet City Rollergirls.[10] Another seventh-place finish followed at the 2012 Westerns, with a narrow 147-146 victory over Angel City Derby Girls.[11]

2013 brought the introduction of the Divisional system to replace Regional playoffs. Sacred City entered the Salem Division 1 tournament as the seventh seed, but following losses to Toronto Roller Derby and Victoria (sandwiching a rankings upset over Charm City, Sacred lost the seventh-place game to Boston Derby Dames 309-151 to finish in eighth place.[12] Sacred City was chosen as the host league of one of the Division 1 tournaments for 2014,[8] however the June 30 rankings for that year, which determine tournament seedings, placed Sacred City in Division 2 territory as the 45th team overall.[13] Sacred City was one of two teams to decline their invitation to Division 2 Playoffs that year,[14] citing the costs involved in traveling to the distant locations in their press release announcement.[15]

In 2015, Sacred City again was ranked as a Division 2 team, and played at the Detroit tournament, at which they finished second overall, losing the final to Nashville Roller Girls 194-189.[16] This earned Sacred City a trip to WFTDA Championships for the first time, at the Division 2 level, and in a rematch against Nashville Sacred City became the 2015 WFTDA Division 2 champions with a 211-163 victory.[17] Sacred City returned to the Division 1 level in 2016, entering the Vancouver tournament as the seventh seed, and finished in eighth place after a 252-109 loss to Stockholm Roller Derby.[18]

Rankings[edit]

Season Final ranking[19] Playoffs Championship
2008 5 W[20] DNQ DNQ
2009 11 W[21] DNQ DNQ
2010 8 W[22] 9 W[9] DNQ
2011 7 W[23] 7 W[10] DNQ
2012 7 W[24] 7 W[11] DNQ
2013 33 WFTDA[25] 8 D1[12] DNQ
2014 54 WFTDA[26] DNP[15] DNQ
2015 32 WFTDA[27] 2 D2[16] 1 D2[17]
2016 47 WFTDA[28] 8 D1[18] DNQ

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About", Sacred City Derby Girls
  2. ^ Litchfield, Corinne (17 January 2012). "Currents: Roller Derby Roars Back". Sacramento Magazine. Retrieved 27 December 2016. 
  3. ^ "Hot rollers: Freewheeling roller derby competitors want their pastime to get really serious", Sacramento Bee, 2 May 2008
  4. ^ Cameron, James W. (22 March 2009). "A League of Their Own | Midtown Monthly". www.midtownmonthly.net. midtown monthly. Retrieved 27 December 2016. 
  5. ^ a b c McLaughlin, Marc (20 September 2010). "Sacred City Derby Girls to host "Rollin' on the River"". Sacramento Press. Archived from the original on 25 September 2010. 
  6. ^ "The WFTDA Newsletter - December 2007". WFTDA. December 2007. Archived from the original on 13 November 2008. Retrieved 9 December 2016. 
  7. ^ a b "Rollin’ on the River WFTDA 2010 West Region Playoffs", WFTDA
  8. ^ a b "WFTDA Announces 2014 Tournament Dates and Locations - LatestNews - Women's Flat Track Derby Association". wftda.org. WFTDA. 17 December 2013. Retrieved 27 December 2016. 
  9. ^ a b Marshall, Justice Feelgood (1 October 2010). "2010 West Region Playoffs Recaps | Derby News Network". Derby News Network. Retrieved 27 December 2016. 
  10. ^ a b "West 7th Place: 7W Sacred City Denies 8W Jet City, 140-105 | Derby News Network". Derby News Network. 25 September 2011. Retrieved 27 December 2016. 
  11. ^ a b Talionis, Lex (23 September 2012). "West 7th Place: 10W Sacred City Denies 8W Angel City, 147-146 | Derby News Network". Derby News Network. Retrieved 27 December 2016. 
  12. ^ a b Jennings, Hannah (29 September 2013). "D1S 7th: (6) Boston Desecrates (7) Sacred, 309-151 | Derby News Network". Derby News Network. Retrieved 27 December 2016. 
  13. ^ "Rankings: June 30, 2014 – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Retrieved 27 December 2016. 
  14. ^ "WFTDA Releases June 30, 2014 Rankings, Tournament Seeding - LatestNews - Women's Flat Track Derby Association". wftda.org. WFTDA. 15 July 2014. Retrieved 27 December 2016. 
  15. ^ a b "SACRED CITY DERBY GIRLS STATEMENT ABOUT 2014 WFTDA PLAYOFFS" (PDF). Sacred City Derby Girls. 17 July 2014. Retrieved 27 December 2016. 
  16. ^ a b Fristoe, Chelsea (31 August 2015). "D2D 1st Place: #1 Nashville Breaks #2 Sacred City 194-189". Derby Central. Retrieved 27 December 2016. 
  17. ^ a b "D2 Champs 1st Place: Sacred City turns the tables on Nashville, 211-163". Derby Central. 10 November 2015. Retrieved 27 December 2016. 
  18. ^ a b "D1V: #8 Stockholm demolishes #7 Sacred City, 252-109". Derby Central. 18 September 2016. Retrieved 27 December 2016. 
  19. ^ "Current Rankings", WFTDA
  20. ^ "Rankings – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Archived from the original on 2 February 2009. Retrieved 4 December 2016. 
  21. ^ "Current Rankings". WFTDA. Archived from the original on 30 April 2010. Retrieved 27 December 2016. 
  22. ^ "Current Rankings". WFTDA. Archived from the original on 2 March 2011. Retrieved 27 December 2016. 
  23. ^ "Current Rankings". WFTDA. Archived from the original on 25 January 2012. Retrieved 27 December 2016. 
  24. ^ "Rankings – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Archived from the original on 3 March 2013. Retrieved 27 December 2016. 
  25. ^ "Rankings: December 31, 2013". WFTDA. Retrieved 27 December 2016. 
  26. ^ "Rankings: December 31, 2014 – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Retrieved 27 December 2016. 
  27. ^ "Rankings: December 31, 2015 – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Retrieved 27 December 2016. 
  28. ^ "Rankings: December 31, 2016 – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Retrieved 6 January 2017. 
Preceded by
Detroit Derby Girls
WFTDA Division 2 Championship winners
2015
Succeeded by
Blue Ridge Rollergirls