Sonoma County Roller Derby

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Sonoma County Roller Derby
League logo
Metro area Santa Rosa, California
Country United States
Founded 2007
Teams Hella Organic Rollers (A team)
Growlers(mixed level travel team)
Wine Country Wreckers (home team)
North Bay Bruisers (home team)
Track type(s) Flat
Venue Grace Pavilion, Sonoma County Fairgrounds
Affiliations WFTDA
Website www.sonomacountyrollerderby.org

Sonoma County Roller Derby is a women's flat track roller derby league based in Santa Rosa, California. Founded in 2007, the league (SCRD) has around 70 active members who not only skate in bouts, but participate in community building events throughout the county[citation needed]. Sonoma County Roller Derby is a member of the Women's Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA).[1] The Hella Organic Rollers are SCRD's WFTDA level travel team; the Rollers skate against other A level teams for international rankings. The league also has a mixed level travel team, the Growlers, and two home teams: the Wine Country Wreckers and North Bay Bruisers.

History[edit]

The league was founded in 2007[2] and was accepted into the Women's Flat Track Derby Association Apprentice Program in October 2009,[3] becoming a full member of the WFTDA in December 2010.[4]

In February 2011, some former league skaters formed the Resurrection Roller Girls.[5] Following this, Sonoma County left its California skate venue, which it had regularly been selling out, and redeveloped a former furniture store in downtown Santa Rosa as a new roller rink.[6] This project ran into difficulties after city regulations required the installation of an expensive sprinkler system, and league practices there ceased in 2014.[7]

Sonoma County Roller Derby now hosts home bouts in the Grace Pavilion of the Sonoma County Fairgrounds. [8]

WFTDA rankings[edit]

Season Final ranking[9] Playoffs Championship
2011 28 W[10] DNQ DNQ
2012 25 W[11] DNQ DNQ
2013 143 WFTDA[12] DNQ DNQ
2014 131 WFTDA[13] DNQ DNQ
2015 198 WFTDA[14] DNQ DNQ
2016 133 WFTDA[15] DNQ DNQ
2017 219 WFTDA[16] DNQ DNQ

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sonoma County Roller Derby – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Retrieved 25 January 2018. 
  2. ^ Christopher Chung, "Head Over Wheels", The Press Democrat, May 9, 2007
  3. ^ "Apprentice Leagues", WFTDA [version of 16 November 2009]
  4. ^ "WFTDA Welcomes Seven New Full Member Leagues", WFTDA, 1 December 2010
  5. ^ Emily Charrier-Botts, "Roller derby's fast, furious Archived 2012-09-18 at Archive.is", Sonoma Index-Tribune, August 29, 2011
  6. ^ Kevin McCallum, "HomeWreckers roll into downtown Santa Rosa", The Press Democrat, July 1, 2011
  7. ^ Sean Scully, "Santa Rosa roller derby site in jeopardy", The Press Democrat, 5 January 2014
  8. ^ Sonoma County Roller Derby "[1]"
  9. ^ "Current Rankings", WFTDA
  10. ^ "Current Rankings". WFTDA. Archived from the original on 25 January 2012. Retrieved 25 January 2018. 
  11. ^ "Current Rankings". WFTDA. Archived from the original on 20 March 2013. Retrieved 25 January 2018. 
  12. ^ "Rankings: December 31, 2013 – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Retrieved 25 January 2018. 
  13. ^ "Rankings: December 31, 2014 – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Retrieved 25 January 2018. 
  14. ^ "Rankings: December 31, 2015 – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Retrieved 25 January 2018. 
  15. ^ "Rankings: December 31, 2016 – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Retrieved 25 January 2018. 
  16. ^ "Rankings: December 31, 2017 – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Retrieved 25 January 2018.