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DC Rollergirls
League logo
Metro area Washington, D.C.
Country United States
Founded2006
TeamsDC All-Stars (A-Team)
National Maulers (B-Team)
Capitol Offenders (C-Team)
Cherry Blossom Bombshells
DC DemonCats
Majority Whips
Scare Force One
Secretaries of Hate (2006–08)
Track type(s)Flat
Venue D.C. Armory, Dulles SportsPlex
Affiliations WFTDA
Website DCRollergirls.com

DC Rollergirls is a women's flat track roller derby league in Washington, D.C. DC Rollergirls is a member of the Women's Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA). [1]

History

DC Rollergirls was founded in early 2006 by Ginger Park, Shannon Flowers and Katelyn Coram. [2] After spending much of the first year recruiting and training, the league first held public games in 2007 at the Dulles SportsPlex. [2] By 2010, attendance for home games at the DC Armory was averaging between 1300 and 1500 fans. [3]

In 2011, DC Rollergirls co-hosted the WFTDA Eastern Regional Tournament along with Baltimore league Charm City Rollergirls. [4] [5]

Before the DC Rollergirls, the area was home to the Washington, D.C. Jets, which played banked track roller derby until 1978. [6]

The DC Rollergirls play most of their bouts at the DC Armory and Dulles SportsPlex; however, the league recently signed a lease on a warehouse located in Edmonston, Maryland. The warehouse will serve as a practice facility during but may also host bouts during future seasons. [7]

Teams

As of the 2014-15 season, the league consists of four home teams: the Cherry Blossom Bombshells, DC DemonCats, Majority Whips and Scare Force One. Upon creation in 2006, the league consisted of the Cherry Blossom Bombshells, DC DemonCats, Scare Force One, and the now-defunct Secretaries of Hate. The Majority Whips was formed in 2011. [8]

Seasons

Season Champion
1 Scare Force One
2 Scare Force One
3 DC DemonCats
4 DC DemonCats
5 Scare Force One
6 Scare Force One
7 Scare Force One
8 Scare Force One
9 DC DemonCats

WFTDA competition

DC Rollergirls' All-Star team competes on an international level. As of June 2014, they occupied 42nd place in the WFTDA's rankings. [9] In 2009, DC competed at the WFTDA Eastern Regional Tournament as the ninth seed and finished in eighth place. [10] At the 2010 Eastern Regional, DC was the tenth seed but finished in ninth place after defeating Dutchland Rollers 206-118. [11] DC returned for the final Eastern Regional in 2012 as the tenth seed, but improved to a sixth place finish, ending with a 252-112 loss to Montreal Roller Derby. [12]

In 2013, DC qualified for the newly-created Division 2 Playoffs as the fourth seed in Des Moines, Iowa, but finished in ninth place, salvaging their weekend with a 345-135 victory over Tallahassee RollerGirls. [13] DC was the second seed at the 2014 Division 2 Playoff in Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario, but finished in sixth place. [14]

Rankings

Season Final ranking [15] Playoffs Championship
2008 9 E [16] DNQ DNQ
2009 9 E [17] 8 E [10] DNQ
2010 9 E [18] 9 E [11] DNQ
2011 11 E [19] DNQ DNQ
2012 7 E [20] 6 E [12] DNQ
2013 57 WFTDA [21] 9 D2 [13] DNQ
2014 51 WFTDA [22] 6 D2 [14] DNQ
2015 78 WFTDA [23] DNQ DNQ
2016 77 WFTDA [24] DNQ DNQ
2017 60 WFTDA [25] DNQ DNQ

External links

Notes and references

  1. ^ "DC Rollergirls – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Retrieved 8 January 2018.
  2. ^ a b Wilcox, Lauren (5 October 2007). "Fight Club". washingtonpost.com. Washington Post Magazine. Retrieved 8 January 2018.
  3. ^ Muir, Rachel (8 May 2010). "Ready to Roll". gwtoday.gwu.edu. George Washington University. Retrieved 9 January 2018.
  4. ^ Whittaker, Richard (27 November 2010). "Roller Derby Update: 11/27/10". austinchronicle.com. Austin Chronicle. Retrieved 9 January 2018.
  5. ^ "Nightmare on 95 WFTDA 2011 East Region Playoffs - Women's Flat Track Derby Association". wftda.org. WFTDA. Retrieved 9 January 2018.
  6. ^ http://www.rollergirlskates.com/pages.php?pageid=14
  7. ^ "A New Home for the DC Rollergirls | News | DC Rollergirls". DC Rollergirls. 2015-11-01. Retrieved 2015-11-30.
  8. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gzpnqjXcdVQ
  9. ^ Current Rankings - Women’s Flat Track Derby Association Archived 2010-04-30 at the Wayback Machine.
  10. ^ a b Marshall, Justice Feelgood (11 September 2009). "Eastern Regionals Capsule Recaps | Derby News Network". derbynews.net. Derby News Network. Retrieved 9 January 2018.
  11. ^ a b "2010 East Region Playoffs Recaps". Derby News Network. Archived from the original on 22 July 2012. Retrieved 9 January 2018.
  12. ^ a b Talionis, Lex (30 September 2012). "East 5th Place: 3E Montreal Stops 10E DC, 252-112 | Derby News Network". www.derbynews.net. Derby News Network. Retrieved 9 January 2018.
  13. ^ a b Talionis, Lex (18 August 2013). "D2DM 9th Place: DC Vetoes Tallahassee, 345-135 | Derby News Network". www.derbynews.net. Derby News Network. Retrieved 9 January 2018.
  14. ^ a b "Queen City Claims DC, 226-144 | Derby News Network". www.derbynews.net. Derby News Network. 24 August 2014. Retrieved 9 January 2018.
  15. ^ " Current Rankings", WFTDA
  16. ^ "Rankings – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Archived from the original on 2 February 2009. Retrieved 9 January 2018.
  17. ^ "Current Rankings". WFTDA. Archived from the original on 30 April 2010. Retrieved 9 January 2018.
  18. ^ "Current Rankings". WFTDA. Archived from the original on 2 March 2011. Retrieved 9 January 2018.
  19. ^ "Current Rankings". WFTDA. Archived from the original on 25 January 2012. Retrieved 9 January 2018.
  20. ^ "Current Rankings". WFTDA. Archived from the original on 20 March 2013. Retrieved 9 January 2018.
  21. ^ "Rankings: December 31, 2013 – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Retrieved 9 January 2018.
  22. ^ "Rankings: December 31, 2014 – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Retrieved 9 January 2018.
  23. ^ "Rankings: December 31, 2015 – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Retrieved 9 January 2018.
  24. ^ "Rankings: December 31, 2016 – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Retrieved 9 January 2018.
  25. ^ "Rankings: December 31, 2017 – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Retrieved 9 January 2018.