The Women's Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA) today released updated official rankings. These bimonthly rankings cover gameplay through April 30, 2013.
EUGENE, OR--The MRDA's Capital City Skull Crushers of Boise, ID and the Phoenix Rattleskates of Phoenix, AZ collided in Eugene, OR on Friday evening.
EUGENE, OR--The Deep Valley Belligerents (MRDA 14) overpowered London's unranked Southern Discomfort 208-159 in the first international men's roller derby bout at the Big O.
EUGENE, OR--Despite a strong start by Silicon and multiple lead changes in the first period, the Terminal City Roller Girls (WFTDA 39) overtook the Silicon Valley Roller Girls (WFTDA 101), 200-162 on the first day of the Big O Tournament in Eugene, Oregon.
EUGENE, OR--When both team had jammers on the track, Arizona (WFTDA 29) and Sin City (WFTDA 53) appeared more closely matched than either their rankings or the final score of this game suggest, but Sin City was able to capitalize on a 10:2 jammer penalty advantage to take the win 211-130.
EUGENE, OR--The Drive By City Rollers from Los Angeles battled the Uinta Madness from Salt Lake City at The Big O in on Friday at 4pm in a competitive, exciting but unsanctioned game. De-spite being penalty heavy late in the game the Drive By City Rollers dominated with a win against the Uinta Madness, 240-171.
EUGENE, OR--The first bout of the Big O tournament on Friday at 2:30p.m. between the Sick Town Derby Dames (WFTDA 127) and Slaughter County (WFTDA 93) certainly set the tone for what would prove to be an exciting weekend of derby.
EUGENE, OR--There was a lot of hype leading up to this game between the two highest ranked teams playing at the Big O, and the match up between Sacred City (#20 DNN, WFTDA 27) and Wasatch Roller Derby (#24 DNN, WFTDA 20) did not disappoint.
Live Bout Coverage Friday May 17th 5:00pm EDT
Live Bout Coverage Friday May 17th 2:30pm PDT
BLOOMINGTON, IN--After Arch Rival’s 251-189 victory over Bleeding Heartland Saturday, fans in attendance at BHRG’s Cardiac Arena were best served getting their blood pressures checked. The WFTDA-sanctioned bout was marked by numerous scoring surges and eight lead changes.
GENT, BELGIUM--The final game of Skate Odyssey was contested between the second-seeded Berlin Bombshells and many people's pre-tournament favourites, the third-seeded Tiger Bay Brawlers.
GENT, BELGIUM--The third-place game saw the sixth and eighth seeded teams play off for third. The lower-ranked Helsinki posted an upset win to take third after a dominant performance in a bout they led from the second jam, 229-153.
GENT, BELGIUM--The hosting Gent Go-Go Rollergirls took on Malmö's Crime City Rollers in the fifth-place playoff of A Skate Odyssey. A strong start from Crime City ended up being more than enough to keep the Belgians at bay--they took fifth place with a 233-134 victory.
GENT, BELGIUM--In the seventh place playoff the ninth-seeded Windsor took on the fourth-seeded Stockholm. The Swedes shrugged off their earlier disappointments and took seventh place with a comfortable 296-150 win despite Windsor doubling their points total in the closing ten minutes.
GENT, BELGIUM--The final day of A Skate Odyssey opened in similar fashion to the final day of the last day of the last European WFTDA tournament--with the tournament third seed fighting to avoid the wooden spoon. Thankfully for Rainy City they were more successful in this aim in Gent than Central City were in Berlin; they ran out 272-112 winners over the tenth-seeded Lincolnshire Bombers.
GENT, BELGIUM--It fell to the Royal Windsor Rollergirls to take on the home team in the final game of day two of a Skate Odyssey. While they did lead in the first half, Gent managed to find just enough to hold them at bay and book a place in the fifth-place playoff with a 175-160 win.
GENT, BELGIUM--Malmo and Stockholm are among the closest cities to have teams represented here in Gent, and have historically played out very close competitive games. But the regional rivals didn't deliver on that promise this time around thanks to a plethora of jammer penalties.
GENT, BELGIUM--The second semifinal was contested between the Leeds Roller Dolls and the Berlin Bombshells in front of an increasingly raucous Gent crowd. While Leeds stayed in touch for the entire bout, it was Bear City who took their third win in three attempts over the team from Yorkshire. The Berlin Bombshells won 213-134, and booked a final meeting with Wales' Tiger Bay Brawlers.
GENT, BELGIUM--The first semifinal of Skate Odyssey promised a lot. It featured two of Europe's up-and-coming leagues both known for their intelligence, speed and brutal hitting, and it didn't disappoint. While it looked at the half like it might be a comfortable with for the Welsh team, the Finns brutally exploited some second-half jammer penalty trouble to come back hard...
GENT, BELGIUM--After the first game of day two saw the tournament's biggest win so far, it was only fitting that game two give the tournament it's narrowest and most heart-stopping bout so far. The lead changed twice in the final two minutes, and it was Windsor who finished 210-207 victors.
GENT, BELGIUM--After a day of relatively close games, day two opened with one that really wasn't. Lincolnshire's jammers just couldn't handle Crime City's hitting, and the team from Malmö finished 311-95 winners.
GENT, BELGIUM--The last time these teams met, Gent nearly laid an upset on Berlin on their home track in the final bout of the first day of Track Queens: Battle Royal. There was to be no such drama this time--while Gent did take the lead on a couple of occasions in the first half, the Berlin Bombshells managed to do enough before halftime to effectively make the game safe.
GENT, BELGIUM--The last time Stockholm and Helsinki met it came down to the last jam and Stockholm escaped with a narrow win in April. This time it looked at half time like the top-seeded Swedes might run away with it against the eighth seeds--but it was the Finnish All-Star Ninja Turtles that ended 203-168 winners.