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.[1][2] 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.[3]

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.[4]

2014 World Cup

Men's Roller Derby World Cup
Host city Birmingham
Country England
Nations participating 15 countries
Dates March 14, 2014 (2014-03-14)
March 16, 2014 (2014-03-16)
Main venue Futsal Arena
Website mrdwc.com

Participating countries

Fifteen countries competed in the first tournament:[5] Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Canada, England, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Japan, Netherlands, Scotland, Sweden, USA, and Wales.[6] Two other teams, including New Zealand, applied to enter and received invitations, but withdrew before the tournament started.[7]

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.[6] Team USA beat Team England in the final by 260 points to 71.[8][9]

Teams held tryouts during 2013 and could send a roster of up to twenty skaters. The participating countries were:

CountryLeagues sending skaters[6]
Team ArgentinaBuenos 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 BelgiumDe Kevins, The Mons'ter Munch Derby Dudes
Team CanadaGlenmore Reservoir Dogs, Montreal Mont Royals, Ottawa Slaughter Squad, Red Deer Dreadnaughts, River City Riot, Vancouver Murder
Team EnglandCrash Test Brummies, Lincolnshire Rolling Thunder, Manchester Roller Derby, Southern Discomfort Roller Derby, The Inhuman League, Tyne and Fear
Team FinlandTampere Rollin' Bros, Unaffiliated skaters
Team FranceBrain Damage, Kamiquadz, Orcet, Panam Squad, Southern Discomfort Roller Derby, Toulouse Quad Guards, Zombeers
Team GermanyDelta Quads, Hot Outstanding Super Sailor Allstars, South German Men's Roller Derby
All-IrelandBelfast 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 NetherlandsAmsterdam 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 ScotlandBairn City Rollers, Capital City Roller Derby, Granite City Brawlermen, Mean City Roller Derby, Milton Keynes Roller Derby, Tyne and Fear, The Jakey Bites
Team SwedenGothenburg Salty Seamen, Luleå, Malmö Royals, Västerås
Team USACincinnati 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 WalesMilton Keynes Roller Derby, Southern Discomfort Roller Derby, South Wales Silures

Results

Semi-finals

16 March 2014 England 227-112 France
(84-47)
16 March 2014 USA 307-127 Canada
(207-43)

Final

16 March 2014 USA 260-71 England
(159-39)

Final rankings (2014)

The final rankings released after the Men's Roller Derby World Cup 2014 are as follows:[10]

RankTeam
1stTeam USA
2ndTeam England
3rdTeam Canada
4thTeam France
5thWizards of Aus
6thTeam Wales
=7thPower of Scotland
=7thTeam Argentina
9thTeam Finland
10thAll-Ireland
=11thTeam Netherlands
=11thTeam Germany
13thTeam Belgium
14thTeam Sweden
15thNinjapan Rollers

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.[11]

Final rankings (2016)

The final rankings released after the Men's Roller Derby World Cup 2016 are as follows:[12]

RankTeam
1stUSA
2ndEngland
3rdAustralia
4thCanada
5thFrance
6thArgentina
7thWales
8thFinland
9thMexico
10thScotland
11thSweden
12thBelgium
13thIreland
14thGermany
15thItaly
16thPuerto Rico
17thJapan
18thChile
19thSpain
20thThe Netherlands

References

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