2011 Roller Derby World Cup

The 2011 Roller Derby World Cup was an international women's roller derby tournament organized by Blood & Thunder magazine.[1][2] Teams of amateur skaters from around the world were fielded to compete for their respective nations.

2011 Roller Derby World Cup
2011
Tournament information
SportRoller derby
LocationToronto, Canada
DatesDecember 1, 2011 (2011-12-01)–December 4, 2011 (2011-12-04)
Established2011
Venue(s)The Bunker, Downsview Park
Teams13 nations
Websiterollerderbyworldcup.com
Final positions
Champions United States
1st runners-up Canada
2nd runners-up England
Tournament statistics
Matches played37
Points scored10263 (277.38 per match)
MVPSmack Daddy (Canada)

The inaugural 2011 Roller Derby World Cup was hosted by Toronto Roller Derby,[3] and was held December 1 through 4, 2011, at The Bunker at Downsview Park in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.[1][2] It was won by Team USA, who beat Team Canada by a score of 336 points to 33 in the final.[4]

Live online coverage of the entire event was broadcast on the Derby News Network.[5]

Participating countries

The 2011 Roller Derby World Cup had thirteen countries taking part. Each team sent a roster of 20 skaters, plus alternates, to take part. Though not affiliated with the Women's Flat Track Derby Association, the World Cup was played and officiated under a ruleset developed and standardized by the WFTDA. Teams held tryouts during 2011 and started naming the rosters in August. The participating countries were:

CountryLeagues sending skaters
Argentina2x4 Roller Derby, Gotham Girls Roller Derby, Houston Roller Derby, Los Angeles Derby Dolls, Queen City Roller Girls, Windy City Rollers[6]
AustraliaAdelaide Roller Derby, Brisbane City Rollers, Canberra Roller Derby League, Coastal Assassins Roller Derby, Newcastle Roller Derby League, Sun State Roller Derby League, Sydney Roller Derby League, Victorian Roller Derby League[7]
BrazilCapital City Derby Dolls, Gotham Girls Roller Derby, Gray City Rebels, Ladies of HellTown, South Bay Derby Mizfits, Hell Girls From Oz Of Hell Stuttgart Valley Roller Girlz, Sugar Loathe Derby Girls[6]
Canada709 Derby Girls, E-Ville Roller Derby, Forest City Derby Girls, Houston Roller Derby, Montreal Roller Derby, Oil City Derby Girls, Pile O' Bones Derby Club, Red Deer Roller Derby Association, Rideau Valley Roller Girls, Terminal City Roller Girls, Toronto Roller Derby, Tri-City Roller Girls, West Kootenay Women's Roller Derby[8]
EnglandBirmingham Blitz Dames, Central City Rollergirls, Dolly Rockit Rollers, Hellfire Harlots, Leeds Roller Dolls, London Rockin' Rollers, London Rollergirls, Rainy City Rollergirls[9]
FinlandBristol Roller Derby, Crime City Rollers, Dirty River Roller Grrrls, Helsinki Roller Derby, Kallio Rolling Rainbow, Tampere Rollin' Hos[10]
FranceDC Rollergirls, Les Petites Morts de Bordeaux, Montreal Roller Derby, Paris Rollergirls, Pioneer Valley Roller Derby, Roller Derby Metz Club, Roller Derby Toulouse[11]
GermanyBarock City Roller Derby, Bear City Roller Derby, Harbor Girls Hamburg, Philly Rollergirls, Ruhrpott Roller Girls, Stuttgart Valley Roller Girlz[12]
IrelandBirmingham Blitz Dames, Cork City Firebirds, Dolly Rockit Rollers, Dublin Roller Girls, Glasgow Roller Girls, GTA Rollergirls, Kernow Rollers, London Rollergirls, Rat City Rollergirls,[13][14]
New ZealandDead End Derby, Hellmilton Roller Ghouls, Mount Militia Derby Crew, Northland Nightmares, Pirate City Rollers, Richter City Roller Derby[15]
ScotlandAuld Reekie Roller Girls, Glasgow Roller Girls, Granite City Roller Girls, SoCal Derby[16]
SwedenCrime City Rollers, London Rockin Rollers, London Rollergirls, Stockholm Roller Derby.[17][18]
United StatesBoston Derby Dames, Charm City Rollergirls, Dutchland Rollers, Gotham Girls Roller Derby, Minnesota RollerGirls, Oly Rollers, Philly Rollergirls, Rocky Mountain Rollergirls, Rose City Rollers, Steel City Derby Demons, Windy City Rollers[19]

Final standings

The final standings at the completion of the World Cup games were:[20]

  1.  United States
  2.  Canada
  3.  England
  4.  Australia
  5.  Finland
  6.  Sweden
  7.  France
  8.  New Zealand
  9.  Germany
  10.  Ireland
  11.  Scotland
  12.  Brazil
  13.  Argentina

Group stage

All teams competed in the group stage. Each team was placed in one of four groups, which contained either three or four teams. Every team played all the other teams in their group, and this process determined the seeding for the elimination stage.[21]

Group A

Team Pld W L PtsF PtsA PtD
 Canada33084850+798
 Sweden321299272+27
 France312275382-107
 Brazil30365783-718
DateResultReport
1 December 2011 Canada24417 France[22]
1 December 2011 Brazil30163 Sweden
2 December 2011 Canada19626 Sweden
2 December 2011 Brazil28212 France
2 December 2011 France46110 Sweden
2 December 2011 Brazil7408 Canada

Group B

Team Pld W L PtsF PtsA PtD
 Australia22031582+233
 Germany211157216-59
 Finland202109283-174
DateResultReport
1 December 2011 Australia13653 Germany
1 December 2011 Australia17929 Finland
2 December 2011 Finland80104 Germany

Group C

Team Pld W L PtsF PtsA PtD
 United States2208129+803
 New Zealand211132488-356
 Scotland202112559-447
DateResultReport
1 December 2011 New Zealand8377 United States
2 December 2011 New Zealand124111 Scotland
2 December 2011 Scotland1435 United States

Group D

Team Pld W L PtsF PtsA PtD
 England22047295+377
 Ireland211228250-22
 Argentina20282437-355
DateResultReport
1 December 2011 Argentina51164 Ireland
2 December 2011 England19964 Ireland
2 December 2011 Argentina31273 England

Elimination stage

Round 1

In the first round of the elimination stage, the ten lowest ranked teams played. The winners advanced to the quarter finals, while the losers entered the consolation stage.

DateResultReport
2 December 2011 Australia (4)25148 Scotland (13)
2 December 2011 Argentina (12)65190 Sweden (5)
2 December 2011 Brazil (11)138212 France (6)
2 December 2011 Finland (10)148134 Ireland (7)
3 December 2011 Germany (8)127142 New Zealand (9)

Quarter finals

In the quarter finals, the five winners from the round 1 were joined by the three top-ranked teams. The winners advanced to the semi-finals, while the losers entered round 2 of the consolation stage.

3 December 2011  Australia 126-80  Sweden
(81-6)
Report
3 December 2011  New Zealand 8-470  United States
(5-237)
Report
3 December 2011  England 383-14  France
(181-12)
Report
3 December 2011  Canada 499-11  Finland
(278-11)
Report

Semi finals

4 December 2011  Canada 161-90  England
(78-51)
Report
4 December 2011  Australia 4-532  United States
(0-277)
Report

Final

4 December 2011  Canada 33-336  United States
(9-178)
Report

Consolation stage

Round 1

DateResultReport
3 December 2011 Scotland (13)11491 Argentina (12)

Round 2

DateResultReport
3 December 2011 Brazil (11)57213 Ireland (7)
3 December 2011 Germany (8)10441 Scotland (13)

Consolation Semifinals

DateResultReport
3 December 2011 New Zealand (9)6694 Sweden (5)
3 December 2011 Finland (10)11584 France (6)

Placement round

PlaceDateResultReport
11th Place3 December 2011 Brazil (11)64113 Scotland (13)
9th Place3 December 2011 Germany (8)11660 Ireland (9)
7th Place4 December 2011 France (6)180129 New Zealand (9)
5th Place4 December 2011 Finland (10)126100 Sweden (5)
3rd Place4 December 2011 Australia (4)85203 England (3)

References

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