Bay State Brawlers Roller Derby

Bay State Brawlers Roller Derby
Metro area Fitchburg/Leominster, MA
Country United States
Founded 2008
Teams Punishers (A team)
Brawlin' Broads (B team)
Track type(s) Flat
Venue Wallace Civic Center
Affiliations WFTDA
Website baystatebrawlers.com

Bay State Brawlers Roller Derby, (BSB), is a women's flat-track roller derby league based in the twin cities of Fitchburg and Leominster, Massachusetts.[1] Founded in 2008, Bay State is a member of the Women's Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA).[2]

History and organization

Bay State was founded in 2008 as "Central Mass Roller Derby",[3] and became Bay State Brawlers Roller Derby in 2011.[4] Bay State joined the WFTDA Apprentice Program in 2013,[5] and became a full member league in July 2014.[6][7]

In 2014, the league featured 5 teams, the Petticoat Pushers, Brawlin’ Broads, Bluestocking Bombers, LumberJackies, and Switchblade Sallies.[8] As of 2017, the league has two teams that play teams from other leagues, the A-level Punishers, and the Brawlin' Broads B team, with home events held at the Wallace Civic Center on the Fitchburg State University campus.[4] The league is a non-profit organization,[9] whose 30-40 members[4] fundraise for various causes.[9]

WFTDA rankings

Season Final ranking[10] Playoffs Championship
2015 187 WFTDA[11] DNQ DNQ
2016 160 WFTDA[12] DNQ DNQ
2017 148 WFTDA[13] DNQ DNQ

References

  1. "Bay State Brawlers". www.baystatebrawlers.com. Retrieved 2016-08-24.
  2. "Bay State Brawlers – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Retrieved 24 August 2017.
  3. Manning, Doreen (28 August 2009). "Roller derby wheels into Central Mass". Leominster Champion. Archived from the original on 7 September 2015. Retrieved 24 August 2017.
  4. 1 2 3 Stanway, Eric (30 December 2015). "Bay State Brawlers roller derby team invites new skaters Jan. 10 in Lancaster". telegram.com. The Telegram & Gazette. Retrieved 24 August 2017.
  5. "WFTDA Accepts 16 Apprentice Members - LatestNews - Women's Flat Track Derby Association". wftda.org. WFTDA. 31 January 2013. Retrieved 24 August 2017.
  6. "Bay State Brawlers | Roller Derby Stats & Rankings | Flat Track Stats". flattrackstats.com. Retrieved 2016-08-24.
  7. "WFTDA Welcomes 16 New Member Leagues - LatestNews - Women's Flat Track Derby Association". wftda.org. WFTDA. 3 July 2014. Retrieved 24 August 2017.
  8. "Bay State Brawlers Roller Derby to Hold Doubleheader in Fitchburg". GoLocalWorcester. 25 March 2014. Retrieved 24 August 2017.
  9. 1 2 Mallard, Nick (16 July 2015). "Roller derby action comes to Wallace Civic Center Saturday". Sentinel & Enterprise. Retrieved 24 August 2017.
  10. "Current Rankings", WFTDA
  11. "Rankings: December 31, 2015 – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Retrieved 24 August 2017.
  12. "Rankings: December 31, 2016 – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Retrieved 24 August 2017.
  13. "Rankings: December 31, 2017 – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Retrieved 8 January 2018.
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