Men's Roller Derby World Cup
The Men's Roller Derby World Cup is an international men's roller derby tournament. The first edition was first held between 14–16 March 2014 in England. The Men's Roller Derby Association (MRDA) has since held World Cup in Calgary, Alberta, in July 2016. The next Men's Roller Derby World Cup was held between April 5–8, 2018, Barcelona, Spain.
The MRDA fully endorsed the tournament, which was held under the Rules of Flat Track Roller Derby developed by the Women's Flat Track Derby Association and used for all MRDA bouts.
2014 World Cup
|Nations participating||15 countries|
March 14, 2014 –|
March 16, 2014
|Main venue||Futsal Arena|
Fifteen countries competed in the first tournament: Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Canada, England, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Japan, Netherlands, Scotland, Sweden, USA, and Wales. Two other teams, including New Zealand, applied to enter and received invitations, but withdrew before the tournament started.
Derby News Network described Team USA as "...clearly the hot favourites to win the World Cup", but noted that the European teams had the most competitive experience, having competed in the two Battle of the Beasts tournaments. Team USA beat Team England in the final by 260 points to 71.
Teams held tryouts during 2013 and could send a roster of up to twenty skaters. The participating countries were:
|Country||Leagues sending skaters|
|Team Argentina||Buenos Aires Conspiracy, Harm City Homicide, Rayo Naranja, ThunderQuads Roller Derby|
|The Wizards of Aus [Australia]||Brisbane City Rollers, Light City Derby, Perth Men's Derby, Sydney City SMASH, Tasmania Men's Derby, Tweed Valley Rollers, Victorian Vanguard|
|Team Belgium||De Kevins, The Mons'ter Munch Derby Dudes|
|Team Canada||Glenmore Reservoir Dogs, Montreal Mont Royals, Ottawa Slaughter Squad, Red Deer Dreadnaughts, River City Riot, Vancouver Murder|
|Team England||Crash Test Brummies, Lincolnshire Rolling Thunder, Manchester Roller Derby, Southern Discomfort Roller Derby, The Inhuman League, Tyne and Fear|
|Team Finland||Tampere Rollin' Bros, Unaffiliated skaters|
|Team France||Brain Damage, Kamiquadz, Orcet, Panam Squad, Southern Discomfort Roller Derby, Toulouse Quad Guards, Zombeers|
|Team Germany||Delta Quads, Hot Outstanding Super Sailor Allstars, South German Men's Roller Derby|
|All-Ireland||Belfast Men's Roller Derby, Drive-by City Rollers, Dublin Capital Offence, Manchester Roller Derby, Pig Town Boys, Plymouth City Roller Girls, St. Louis GateKeepers, Southern Discomfort Roller Derby|
|Ninjapan Rollers (Japan)||Unaffiliated skaters (ex-Roller Games)|
|Team Netherlands||Amsterdam Derby Dames, Arnhem Airbomb Rollers, Breda Suckcity Rollers, Crash Test Brummies, Eastside RocknRollers, Eindhoven Bruisers, Gronigen Roaring Thunder, Heerlen Pink Peril, Karlsruhe RockArollers, Lincolnshire Rolling Thunder, Rotterdam Death Row Honeys|
|Power of Scotland||Bairn City Rollers, Capital City Roller Derby, Granite City Brawlermen, Mean City Roller Derby, Milton Keynes Roller Derby, Tyne and Fear, The Jakey Bites|
|Team Sweden||Gothenburg Salty Seamen, Luleå, Malmö Royals, Västerås|
|Team USA||Cincinnati Battering Rams, Dallas Deception, Magic City Misfits, Mass Maelstrom Roller Derby, New York Shock Exchange, Puget Sound Outcasts, St. Louis GateKeepers, Your Mom Men's Derby|
|Team Wales||Milton Keynes Roller Derby, Southern Discomfort Roller Derby, South Wales Silures|
|16 March 2014||England||227-112||France|
|16 March 2014||USA||307-127||Canada|
|16 March 2014||USA||260-71||England|
Final rankings (2014)
|5th||Wizards of Aus|
|=7th||Power of Scotland|
2016 World Cup
In 2015 The organisers of the Men's Roller Derby World Cup announced that the next World Cup would be held in July 2016, in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
Final rankings (2016)
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- "Men's Roller Derby champs", CBC, 19 March 2014
- Beck Wise, "USA Wins Men's World Cup, 260-71 over England Archived 2014-03-19 at the Wayback Machine.", Derby News Network, 16 March 2014
- "Results from the 2014 Men's Roller Derby World Cup" 20 March 2014
- "MDWC - Calgary 2016". MRDWC. Retrieved 19 May 2015.
- "Results from the 2016 Men's Roller Derby World Cup" 20 March 2014