2018 Roller Derby World Cup

The 2018 Roller Derby World Cup was the third international women's Roller Derby World Cup, taking place on February 1–4 at EventCity, in Manchester, United Kingdom, with 38 teams competing. An international roller derby tournament, it was organised by a committee consisting of ten representatives from various areas of the roller derby community.[2][3]

2018 Roller Derby World Cup
2018
2018 Roller Derby World Cup logo.jpg
Tournament information
SportRoller derby
LocationManchester, England
DatesFebruary 1, 2018 (2018-02-01)–February 4, 2018 (2018-02-04)
Established2011
Host(s)Rainy City Roller Derby
Venue(s)EventCity
Teams38 nations
Websiterollerderbyworldcup.com
Final positions
Champions United States
1st runners-up Australia
2nd runners-up Canada
Tournament statistics
Matches played92
Points scored28533 (310.14 per match)
MVPAustralia Tui Lyon[1]
Best Jammer Sara Gilbert[1]
Best Blocker Hulka[1]
Fan Favourite Lady Trample[1]
← 2014

Some teams selected their skaters as early as October 2016, when the tournament was expected to be held in 2017.[4]

USA Roller Derby successfully defended their title, defeating Team Australia in the final.[5]

Participating teamsEdit

Teams representing 38 countries participated.[3] While most national teams are representing a country in the conventional sense, the members of Team Indigenous comprise skaters of Indigenous heritage from Canada, the United States, Argentina, New Zealand and Samoa.[6][7] The Korean team does not specify North or South Korea in its name.[8]

List of teams[9]

Tournament structureEdit

The tournament ran on four tracks over four days, with an opening round of short, 30-minute games on the first day to determine seedings for the second and third days, via a ranking algorithm.[10] The second and third days saw two additional games for each team (for a total of four games guaranteed for all participants), resulting in a final rating and ranking by the same algorithm. The top eight teams in that ranking proceeded to an 8-way elimination tournament, with losing teams playing additional games for final ranking. The teams in positions ninth through sixteenth played one additional game for final ranking. (This system is essentially, a modified Swiss-system tournament for the first three days, with strengths for matchings derived from a power ranking, and Fontes-style matching of multiple games between recalculation of strengths.)

Ranking RoundEdit

Blue RoundEdit

2018-02-01
10:00
(Report)   Indigenous 67–91   Italy Track 1 (S-One Helmet Co.)

2018-02-01
10:00
(Report)   Iran 67–104    Switzerland Track 3 (Roll Line)

2018-02-01
10:30
(Report)   Mexico 245–6   Romania Track 2 (Blood & Thunder)

2018-02-01
10:30
(Report)   Austria 79–77   Russia Track 4 (Rainy City Roller Derby)

2018-02-01
11:00
(Report)   Canada 199–34   Wales Track 1 (S-One Helmet Co.)

2018-02-01
11:00
(Report)   Finland 131–53   Germany Track 3 (Roll Line)

2018-02-01
11:30
(Report)   Spain 120–43   Brazil Track 2 (Blood & Thunder)

2018-02-01
11:30
(Report)   Denmark 117–52   Portugal Track 4 (Rainy City Roller Derby)

2018-02-01
12:00
(Report)   France 47–166   United States Track 1 (S-One Helmet Co.)

2018-02-01
12:00
(Report)   Scotland 83–124   New Zealand Track 3 (Roll Line)

2018-02-01
12:30
(Report)   Greece 87–76   South Africa Track 2 (Blood & Thunder)

2018-02-01
12:30
(Report)   Belgium 6–180   Argentina Track 4 (Rainy City Roller Derby)

2018-02-01
13:00
(Report)   England 201–144   Korea Track 1 (S-One Helmet Co.)

2018-02-01
13:00
(Report)   Netherlands 82–79   Ireland Track 3 (Roll Line)

2018-02-01
13:30
(Report)   West Indies 11–238   Sweden Track 2 (Blood & Thunder)

2018-02-01
13:30
(Report)   Philippines 108–43   Czech Republic Track 4 (Rainy City Roller Derby)

2018-02-01
14:00
(Report)   Australia 259–10   Norway Track 1 (S-One Helmet Co.)

2018-02-01
14:00
(Report)   Japan 53–102   Poland Track 3 (Roll Line)

2018-02-01
14:30
(Report)   Costa Rica 36–141   Iceland Track 2 (Blood & Thunder)

Pink RoundEdit

2018-02-01
14:30
(Report)   Italy 114–30   Iran Track 4 (Rainy City Roller Derby)

2018-02-01
15:00
(Report)    Switzerland 30–153   Mexico Track 1 (S-One Helmet Co.)

2018-02-01
15:00
(Report)   Romania 41–149   Austria Track 3 (Roll Line)

2018-02-01
15:30
(Report)   Wales 54–185   France Track 2 (Blood & Thunder)

2018-02-01
15:30
(Report)   Brazil 89–80   Denmark Track 4 (Rainy City Roller Derby)

2018-02-01
16:00
(Report)   Russia 0–291   Canada Track 1 (S-One Helmet Co.)

2018-02-01
16:00
(Report)   Portugal 19–231   Finland Track 3 (Roll Line)

2018-02-01
16:30
(Report)   Germany 95–77   Scotland Track 2 (Blood & Thunder)

2018-02-01
16:30
(Report)   New Zealand 189–59   Greece Track 4 (Rainy City Roller Derby)

2018-02-01
17:00
(Report)   United States 190–15   Spain Track 1 (S-One Helmet Co.)

2018-02-01
17:00
(Report)   Korea 62–108   Belgium Track 3 (Roll Line)

2018-02-01
17:30
(Report)   Argentina 233–10   Netherlands Track 2 (Blood & Thunder)

2018-02-01
17:30
(Report)   Sweden 150–15   Philippines Track 4 (Rainy City Roller Derby)

2018-02-01
18:00
(Report)   South Africa 0–283   England Track 1 (S-One Helmet Co.)

2018-02-01
18:00
(Report)   Czech Republic 53–106   Japan Track 3 (Roll Line)

2018-02-01
18:30
(Report)   Norway 90–116   West Indies Track 2 (Blood & Thunder)

2018-02-01
18:30
(Report)   Poland 287–28   Costa Rica Track 4 (Rainy City Roller Derby)

2018-02-01
18:00
(Report)   Ireland 6–238   Australia Track 1 (S-One Helmet Co.)

2018-02-01
18:00
(Report)   Iceland 13–173   Indigenous Track 3 (Roll Line)

Yellow RoundEdit

2018-02-02
09:00
(Report)   Argentina 32–139   Australia Track 1 (S-One Helmet Co.)

2018-02-02
09:00
(Report)   Indigenous 107–140   Netherlands Track 3 (Roll Line)

2018-02-02
09:30
(Report)   Brazil 177–152   Iran Track 2 (Blood & Thunder)

2018-02-02
09:30
(Report)   Korea 154–285   Ireland Track 4 (Rainy City Roller Derby)

2018-02-02
11:00
(Report)   Canada 254–155   France Track 1 (S-One Helmet Co.)

2018-02-02
11:00
(Report)   West Indies 185–92   Poland Track 3 (Roll Line)

2018-02-02
11:30
(Report)   Norway 32–417   Finland Track 2 (Blood & Thunder)

2018-02-02
11:30
(Report)   Japan 175–220    Switzerland Track 4 (Rainy City Roller Derby)

2018-02-02
13:00
(Report)   Philippines 138–225   Spain Track 1 (S-One Helmet Co.)

2018-02-02
13:00
(Report)   Czech Republic 99–610   Germany Track 3 (Roll Line)

2018-02-02
13:30
(Report)   Belgium 280–111   Italy Track 2 (Blood & Thunder)

2018-02-02
13:30
(Report)   Romania 186–210   South Africa Track 4 (Rainy City Roller Derby)

2018-02-02
15:00
(Report)   England 308–21   Mexico Track 1 (S-One Helmet Co.)

2018-02-02
15:00
(Report)   Iceland 13–604   Scotland Track 3 (Roll Line)

2018-02-02
15:30
(Report)   Wales 21–469   United States Track 2 (Blood & Thunder)

2018-02-02
15:30
(Report)   Sweden 635–6   Russia Track 4 (Rainy City Roller Derby)

2018-02-02
17:00
(Report)   Costa Rica 112–501   Greece Track 1 (S-One Helmet Co.)

2018-02-02
17:00
(Report)   New Zealand 268–83   Denmark Track 3 (Roll Line)

2018-02-02
17:30
(Report)   Portugal 182–102   Austria Track 2 (Blood & Thunder)

Green RoundEdit

2018-02-02
17:30
(Report)   Netherlands 183–201   Brazil Track 4 (Rainy City Roller Derby)

2018-02-02
19:00
(Report)   United States 361–49   Argentina Track 1 (S-One Helmet Co.)

2018-02-02
19:00
(Report)   Iran 258–160   Korea Track 3 (Roll Line)

2018-02-03
09:30
(Report)   Austria 6–591   England Track 1 (S-One Helmet Co.)

2018-02-03
09:30
(Report)   Scotland 235–250   Wales Track 3 (Roll Line)

2018-02-03
10:00
(Report)   Ireland 287–84   West Indies Track 2 (Blood & Thunder)

2018-02-03
10:00
(Report)   Poland 131–285   Norway Track 4 (Rainy City Roller Derby)

2018-02-03
11:30
(Report)   Australia 331–62   Sweden Track 1 (S-One Helmet Co.)

2018-02-03
11:30
(Report)   Finland 465–18   Japan Track 3 (Roll Line)

2018-02-03
12:00
(Report)    Switzerland 121–151   Philippines Track 2 (Blood & Thunder)

2018-02-03
12:00
(Report)   Spain 476–41   Czech Republic Track 4 (Rainy City Roller Derby)

2018-02-03
13:30
(Report)   Greece 7–795   Canada Track 1 (S-One Helmet Co.)

2018-02-03
13:30
(Report)   Germany 218–139   Belgium Track 3 (Roll Line)

2018-02-03
14:00
(Report)   Italy 381–35   Iceland Track 2 (Blood & Thunder)

2018-02-03
14:00
(Report)   Denmark 225–134   Indigenous Track 4 (Rainy City Roller Derby)

2018-02-03
15:30
(Report)   Russia 232–116   Romania Track 1 (S-One Helmet Co.)

2018-02-03
15:30
(Report)   France 395–59   Portugal Track 3 (Roll Line)

2018-02-03
16:00
(Report)   Mexico 70–225   New Zealand Track 2 (Blood & Thunder)

2018-02-03
16:00
(Report)   South Africa 112–45   Costa Rica Track 4 (Rainy City Roller Derby)

Knockout StageEdit

  5th place match 5th–8th place playoffs Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
                                               
     1    Australia  238  
     8    France  47  
   8    France  130        1    Australia  222  
   5    Sweden  104        4    England  106  
   4    England  205
     5    Sweden  134  
   8    France  114        1    Australia  146
   7    Finland  143        2    United States  187
     3    Canada  254  
       6    Argentina  70  
 6    Argentina  127        3    Canada  62
  7th place match      7    Finland  141        2    United States  274     3rd place match
   5    Sweden  197    2    United States  309    4    England  147
   6    Argentina  148      7    Finland  34      3    Canada  173

Quarter-finalsEdit

2018-02-03
19:30
(Report)   United States 309–34   Finland Track 1 (S-One Helmet Co.)

2018-02-03
19:30
(Report)   Canada 254–70   Argentina Track 3 (Roll Line)

2018-02-03
20:00
(Report)   Australia 238–47   France Track 2 (Blood & Thunder)

2018-02-03
20:00
(Report)   England 205–134   Sweden Track 4 (Rainy City Roller Derby)

Classification games for 5th-8th placeEdit

2018-02-04
10:00
(Report)   France 130–104   Sweden Track 3 (Roll Line)

2018-02-04
10:30
(Report)   Finland 141–127   Argentina Track 4 (Rainy City Roller Derby)

Semi-finalsEdit

2018-02-04
10:00
(Report)   United States 274–62   Canada Track 1 (S-One Helmet Co.)

2018-02-04
12:30
(Report)   Australia 222–106   England Track 2 (Blood & Thunder)

Final classification gamesEdit

Match for 15th placeEdit

2018-02-04
12:30
(Report)   Mexico 175–120   Belgium Track 4 (Rainy City Roller Derby)

Match for 13th placeEdit

2018-02-04
12:00
(Report)   Germany 143–108   Ireland Track 3 (Roll Line)

Match for 11th placeEdit

2018-02-04
10:30
(Report)   Wales 191–162   Scotland Track 2 (Blood & Thunder)

Match for 9th placeEdit

2018-02-04
12:00
(Report)   Aotearoa 116–149   Spain Track 1 (S-One Helmet Co.)

Match for 7th placeEdit

2018-02-04
14:30
(Report)   Sweden 197–148   Argentina Track 4 (Rainy City Roller Derby)

Match for 5th placeEdit

2018-02-04
14:30
(Report)   Finland 143–114   France Track 2 (Blood & Thunder)

Third place play-offEdit

2018-02-04
17:30
(Report)     Canada 173–147   England Track 1 (S-One Helmet Co.)

FinalEdit

2018-02-04
19:00
(Report)     Australia 146–187   United States   Track 1 (S-One Helmet Co.)

Tournament team rankingsEdit

Pos. Team Pld W L PF PA PD Rtg[11]
1   United States 7 7 0 1956 374 +1582 1713.0
2   Australia 7 6 1 1573 450 +1123 2044.7
3   Canada 7 6 1 2028 687 +1341 616.5
4   England 7 5 2 1841 700 +1141 552.2
Eliminated in the quarter finals
5   Finland 7 6 1 1562 672 +890 314.8
6   France 7 3 4 1073 1018 +55 286.0
7   Sweden 7 4 3 1520 846 +674 394.7
8   Argentina 7 2 5 839 1108 -269 351.1
Classification games
9   Spain 5 4 1 985 528 +457 92.4
10   New Zealand 5 4 1 922 444 +478 96.6
11   Wales 5 2 3 550 1250 -700 87.6
12   Scotland 5 1 4 1161 673 +488 82.6
13   Germany 5 4 1 1119 554 +565 80.5
14   Ireland 5 2 3 765 701 +64 57.1
15   Mexico 5 3 2 664 689 -25 47.8
16   Belgium 5 2 3 653 746 -93 46.6
Eliminated in the ranking rounds
17   Philippines 4 2 2 412 539 -127 36.7
18   Denmark 4 2 2 505 543 -38 35.8
19   Brazil 4 3 1 510 535 -25 32.5
20   Norway 4 1 3 417 923 -506 31.0
21   Netherlands 4 2 2 415 620 -205 30.4
22   Korea 4 0 4 520 852 -332 29.8
23   Italy 4 3 1 697 412 +285 29.3
24   Iran 4 1 3 507 555 -48 24.2
25   West Indies 4 2 2 396 707 -311 23.6
26   Portugal 4 1 3 312 845 -533 23.5
27   Indigenous 4 1 3 481 469 +12 23.3
28    Switzerland 4 2 2 475 546 -71 21.4
29   Poland 4 2 2 612 551 +61 14.0
30   Japan 4 1 3 352 840 -488 13.9
31   Czech Republic 4 0 4 236 1300 -1064 10.3
32   Austria 4 2 2 336 891 -555 8.1
33   Greece 4 2 2 654 1172 -518 6.7
34   Russia 4 1 3 315 1121 -806 4.3
35   South Africa 4 2 2 398 601 -203 3.5
36   Iceland 4 1 3 202 1194 -992 2.4
37   Romania 4 0 4 349 836 -487 2.3
38   Costa Rica 4 0 4 221 1041 -820 1.0

Exhibition matchesEdit

In addition to competition matches, three exhibition matches were played during the tournament.

2018-02-03
18:00
(Report)   Baltic 252–194   Israel Track 4 (Rainy City Roller Derby)

2018-02-04
14:00
(Report)   Russia 244–183   Iceland Track 3 (Roll Line)

International Juniors ExpoEdit

2018-02-04
16:00
(Report) Team Dolphins 263–172 Team Kingfishers Track 1 (S-One Helmet Co.)

BroadcastEdit

The entire weekend was broadcast online via pay-per-view streaming,[12] and the tournament's fourth day was additionally carried on BBC Sport.[8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "The 2018 Roller Derby World Cup Was Worth The Wait – The Apex". The Apex. 7 February 2018. Retrieved 14 February 2018.
  2. ^ "Rainy City to Host the Next Roller Derby World Cup in Manchester, England in February 2018", The Apex, 5 December 2016
  3. ^ a b "TEAMS – Roller Derby World Cup". www.rollerderbyworldcup.com. Roller Derby World Cup. Archived from the original on 31 May 2017. Retrieved 14 December 2017.
  4. ^ Karen Doherty, "England call for our roller girls", Oldham Evening Chronicle, 12 October 2016
  5. ^ Moye, David; Dahlen, Damon (6 February 2018). "America Wins Its Third Roller Derby World Cup In A Row". HuffPost UK. Retrieved 6 February 2018.
  6. ^ Larsen, Karin (24 September 2017). "Roller Derby mom of 8 inspires with World Cup selection". CBC News. CBC News. Retrieved 14 December 2017.
  7. ^ Johnson, Rhainnon (30 January 2018). "All-Indigenous team off to compete at Roller Derby World Cup in U.K." CBC News. Retrieved 6 February 2018.
  8. ^ a b c "Roller Derby World Cup 2018 to be shown on BBC - and it can be brutal". BBC Sport. 2018. Retrieved 18 January 2018.
  9. ^ "TEAMS – Roller Derby World Cup". rollerderbyworldcup.com. Retrieved 6 February 2018.
  10. ^ "Team Pairings, Structure for the Roller Derby World Cup – Roller Derby World Cup". www.rollerderbyworldcup.com. Roller Derby World Cup. 15 November 2017. Archived from the original on 15 December 2017. Retrieved 14 December 2017.
  11. ^ "Live Rankings". www.rollerderbyworldcup.com. Roller Derby World Cup. Retrieved 3 February 2018.
  12. ^ "LIVE STREAM – Roller Derby World Cup". rollerderbyworldcup.com. Retrieved 18 January 2018.

External linksEdit