Brandywine Roller Derby

Brandywine Roller Derby (BRD) is a women's flat track roller derby league based in Downingtown, Pennsylvania. Founded in 2010, Brandywine is a member of the Women's Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA).

Brandywine Roller Derby
Metro areaDowningtown, PA
CountryUnited States
FoundedDecember, 2010
TeamsBelligerents (A team)
Brawlers (B team)
Track type(s)Flat
VenueChester County Sports Arena
AffiliationsWFTDA
Org. type501(c)(3)
Websitebrandywinerollerderby.com

Brandywine Roller Derby was originally known as the "Brandywine Roller Girls", but changed their name ahead of the 2016 season in order to better represent its members.[1] Home games are played at the Chester County Sports Arena,[2] formerly known as the Caln Skating Center, in Downingtown, attracting up to 500 spectators at a time.[3]

WFTDA history

Brandywine was accepted as an apprentice member of the WFTDA in October 2012,[4] and became a full member of the WFTDA in June 2013.[5][6] Represented by their charter team the Belligerents, Brandywine qualified for the International WFTDA Division 2 Playoffs for the first time in 2014,[7] and returned in 2015 and 2016.[8] At the 2016 Playoff in Wichita, 4th-seed Brandywine took first place against the Blue Ridge Rollergirls 146-123, thus qualifying for the 2016 International Division 2 WFTDA Championships for the first time in their history.[2][8] At the Championships in Portland, Oregon, Brandywine came in second place, losing the final 257-188 to Blue Ridge, their opponent from the Wichita tournament.[9]

Rankings

Season Final ranking[10] Playoffs Championship
2013 52 WFTDA[11] DNQ DNQ
2014 74 WFTDA[12] 8 D2[13] DNQ
2015 54 WFTDA[14] 6 D2[15] DNQ
2016 45 WFTDA[16] 1 D2[2] 2 D2[9]
2017 76 WFTDA[17] DNQ DNQ
2018 79 WFTDA[18] DNQ DNQ

References

  1. "Brandywine Roller Derby opens season March 12". Unionville Times. 20 February 2016. Retrieved 28 October 2016.
  2. Gaw, Richard L. (19 October 2016). "Friends around the oval". West Chester Life Magazine. Retrieved 28 October 2016.
  3. Rettew, Jr., Bill (15 November 2015). "Rettew: Roller derby ain't the sports it used to be". West Chester Daily Local News. Retrieved 28 October 2016.
  4. "22 Leagues Join WFTDA Apprentice Program". WFTDA. 18 October 2012. Archived from the original on 21 January 2016. Retrieved 28 October 2016.
  5. Reyher, Chelsea (15 April 2014). "Roller derby gains popularity in suburban Philly". The Washington Times. Retrieved 28 October 2016.
  6. "WFTDA Welcomes First Full Member Leagues in Asia and South America". WFTDA. 6 June 2013. Archived from the original on 4 October 2013. Retrieved 28 October 2016.
  7. "Brandywine Roller Girls head to play-offs". West Chester Daily Local News. 27 July 2015. Retrieved 28 October 2016.
  8. Deadwards, Lisa (27 October 2016). "2016 WFTDA Champs: D2 Preview – Brandywine vs Charlottesville". Derby Central. Retrieved 28 October 2016.
  9. "Derby Dames fall in D2 third-place bout". The Daily Progress. 6 November 2016. Retrieved 10 November 2016.
  10. "Current Rankings", WFTDA
  11. "Rankings: December 31, 2013 – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Retrieved 13 September 2017.
  12. "Rankings: December 31, 2014 – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Retrieved 13 September 2017.
  13. "D2 Playoffs Duluth, MN". WFTDA. Retrieved 28 October 2016.
  14. "Rankings: December 31, 2015 – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Retrieved 13 September 2017.
  15. "D2 Playoffs Cleveland, OH Aug 21-23". WFTDA. Retrieved 28 October 2016.
  16. "Rankings: December 31, 2016 – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Retrieved 11 January 2017.
  17. "Rankings: December 31, 2017 – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Retrieved 8 January 2018.
  18. "Rankings: December 31, 2018". WFTDA. 7 January 2019. Retrieved 21 September 2019.
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