Charlotte Roller Derby

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Charlotte Roller Derby (CLTRD), formerly Charlotte Roller Girls, is a women's flat track roller derby league based in Charlotte, North Carolina, operating as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Founded in 2006, Charlotte Roller Derby is a member of the Women's Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA).[1] Charlotte Roller Derby consists of two travel teams, three local home teams, and one co-ed youth team.

Charlotte Roller Derby
League logo
Charlotte Roller Derby's new logo as of 2018
Metro areaCharlotte, North Carolina
CountryUnited States
Founded2006
TeamsAll-Stars (A Team)
"B-Dazzlers" (B Team)
Charlotte Juniors (Co-ed Youth Team)
Intraleague Home Teams:
NoDa Narwhals
Ballantyne Bombers
South End Sirens
Track type(s)Flat Track
VenueGrady Cole Center
Kate's Skating Rink
AffiliationsWFTDA
Websitecharlotterollerderby.org

Adult travel teams consist of the "Charlotte All-Stars" representing the league internationally in competition and B team Charlotte's "B-Dazzlers".

Three adult local home teams play only in Charlotte, NC and surrounding areas and consists of the "NoDa Narwhals", "Ballantyne Bombers" and "South End Sirens".

CLTRD's co-ed junior roller derby team, "Charlotte Junior Roller Derby" consists of kids ages 10–17 years old and is a member of the Junior Roller Derby Association (JRDA).[2]

HistoryEdit

The Charlotte Roller Girls were founded in 2006 as a skater-owned and operated league.[3] On September 2, 2007, the league faced Palmetto State Roller Derby in its first bout. A total of five bouts were held in 2007 and Charlotte closed out its first season with a 2–3 record.

After competing on the road in 2007, on January 27, 2008, the Charlotte Roller Girls took on the Columbia Quadsquad in Charlotte's first home bout, at then-named Cricket Arena in Charlotte. A crowd of 1,000 was anticipated yet roughly 2,100 fans attended.[4]

In 2008, league membership tripled and home bouts enjoyed an average attendance of 1,400 fans. In August, the Block'em Sock'em Rollers and the Cockpit Candies were formed to allow for intra-league competition. The group skated under the Charlotte Roller Girls name for interleague competition. Charlotte ended the season with an interleague record of 6–3.

The 2009 season brought continued growth to the league. For interleague competition, CLTRD fielded two teams - Charlotte Roller Girls All-Stars and Charlotte Roller Girls B Dazzlers. The intra-league teams are the Block'em Sock'em Rollers, Cockpit Candies and Fraid Knots.

In April, 2010, the Charlotte Roller Girls were accepted into the Women's Flat Track Derby Association Apprentice Program. Charlotte's membership in WFTDA was announced in June 2011,[5] initially as part of the WFTDA's East Region.[6]

In August, 2010, the league moved from their practice space in Gastonia, North Carolina to a new practice space in the NoDa neighborhood in Charlotte.

In 2013, the Charlotte All-Stars became a WFTDA Division 2 team, moving up to one of the top 100 ranked WFTDA leagues internationally.[7]

WFTDA rankingsEdit

Season Final ranking[8] Playoffs Championship
2011 25 E[9] DNQ DNQ
2012 30 E[10] DNQ DNQ
2013 95 WFTDA[11] DNQ DNQ
2014 93 WFTDA[12] DNQ DNQ
2015 106 WFTDA[13] DNQ DNQ
2016 146 WFTDA[14] DNQ DNQ
2017 168 WFTDA[15] DNQ DNQ
2018 171 WFTDA[16] DNQ DNQ

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Charlotte Roller Derby– WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Retrieved 17 May 2019.
  2. ^ "JRDA Team". Junior Roller Derby Association. Retrieved 2019-05-18.
  3. ^ "One team, 6 charities: CLTRG enhancing Charlotte". WSOC. 6 February 2013. Retrieved 5 October 2017.
  4. ^ Lawson, Kimberly (28 January 2008). "Oh, to be a derby girl". Creative Loafing Charlotte. Retrieved 5 October 2017.
  5. ^ "WFTDA Welcomes 8 New Member Leagues". WFTDA. Archived from the original on 29 October 2014. Retrieved 12 June 2011.
  6. ^ "WFTDA's East Region". Archived from the original on 2011-08-16. Retrieved 12 June 2011.
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-08-18. Retrieved 2013-12-19.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  8. ^ "Current Rankings", WFTDA
  9. ^ "Current Rankings". WFTDA. Archived from the original on 25 January 2012. Retrieved 5 October 2017.
  10. ^ "Current Rankings". WFTDA. Archived from the original on 20 March 2013. Retrieved 5 October 2017.
  11. ^ "Rankings: December 31, 2013". WFTDA. Retrieved 5 October 2017.
  12. ^ "Rankings: December 31, 2014". WFTDA. Retrieved 5 October 2017.
  13. ^ "Rankings: December 31, 2015". WFTDA. Retrieved 5 October 2017.
  14. ^ "Rankings: December 31, 2016 – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Retrieved 5 October 2017.
  15. ^ "Rankings: December 31, 2017 – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Retrieved 8 January 2018.
  16. ^ "Rankings: December 31, 2018 – WFTDA". wftda.com. Retrieved 2019-05-18.

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