Crime City Rollers

Crime City Rollers is a women's flat track roller derby league based in Malmö, Sweden.

Crime City Rollers
League logo
Metro areaMalmö
CountrySweden
Founded2010
TeamsA team
B team
C team
Juniors
Track type(s)Flat
VenueNone permanent
AffiliationsWFTDA
Websitewww.crimecityrollers.com

Established in 2010,[1][2] the Crime City Rollers comprises one home team and two traveling teams representing the league in competition with other leagues. The Crime City Rollers were accepted as an apprentice league of the Women's Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA) in July 2011,[3] and became full members of the association in June 2012.[4]

Eleven skaters from Crime City Rollers were selected for Team Sweden at the 2011 Roller Derby World Cup, and one was selected for Team Finland.[5]

WFTDA competitionEdit

In 2015, Crime City first qualified for WFTDA Division 1 Playoffs, entering the Dallas tournament as the eighth seed and ultimately finishing in sixth place.[6] In 2016, Crime City returned to Division 1 Playoffs, entering the Columbia tournament as the seventh seed and finishing in sixth place again.[7] In 2017, Crime City hosted a Division 1 Playoff, the first WFTDA Playoff to be held outside of North America.[8] The fourth seed in Malmö, Crime City won their quarterfinal against Helsinki Roller Derby 215-170,[9] qualifying them for WFTDA Championships for the first time. After dropping their semifinal to Gotham Girls Roller Derby 237-65,[10] Crime City also lost the third-place game to London Rollergirls 181-138[11] and finished in fourth place. Crime City finished outside the medals at Championships in Philadelphia, losing a tight game to Montreal Roller Derby 133-129[12] and to Arch Rival Roller Derby 220-160.[13]

In 2018, Crime City took second place at the WFTDA Playoff in A Coruña, Spain, losing the title game 342-149 to Arch Rival.[14] At Championships in New Orleans, Crime City again faced Montreal in the opening game of the weekend, and again lost to them by 4 points, this time 184-180.[15] Crime City then rebounded in the consolation round, where they won at Championships for the first time, 173-160 over Jacksonville Roller Derby.[16]

RankingsEdit

Season Final ranking[17] Playoffs Championship
2013 126 WFTDA[18] N/A N/A
2014 89 WFTDA[19] N/A N/A
2015 25 WFTDA[20] 6 D1[6] DNQ
2016 13 WFTDA[21] 6 D1[7] DNQ
2017 10 WFTDA[22] 4 D1[11] CR D1[13]
2018 10 WFTDA[23] 2[14] CR[16]
  • CR = consolation round

Played boutsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-11-08. Retrieved 2011-09-26.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ http://www.sydsvenskan.se/malmo/article870918/Spin-City.html Archived 2010-05-15 at the Wayback Machine (in Swedish)
  3. ^ "WFTDA Adds Crop of 15 Apprentice Leagues Archived 2011-11-07 at the Wayback Machine", WFTDA, 13 July 2011
  4. ^ "Nine Leagues Become Full WFTDA Members Archived 2012-06-04 at the Wayback Machine", WFTDA, 1 June 2012
  5. ^ "WFTDA and the Roller Derby World Cup Archived 2011-11-09 at the Wayback Machine", WFTDA, 1 November 2011
  6. ^ a b Defiance, Brooklyn (13 September 2015). "D1D 5th Place: #6 Dallas Defeats #8 Crime City, 205-109". Derby Central. Retrieved 25 November 2016.
  7. ^ a b Abby, Hammer (11 September 2016). "D1C: #5 Crime City washes out #7 Rainy City, 142-112". Derby Central. Retrieved 25 November 2016.
  8. ^ Berrick, Genevieve D (21 February 2017). "International Roller Derby Teams Face Uncertain Season Thanks to Trump". Sports. Vice Media. Retrieved 4 January 2018.
  9. ^ Skelton, K (8 September 2017). "D1M: #4 Crime City rolls over #5 Helsinki, 215-170 | Derby Central". Derby Central. Retrieved 4 January 2018.
  10. ^ Defiance, Brooklyn (9 September 2017). "D1M: #1 Gotham beats #4 Crime City, 237-65 | Derby Central". Derby Central. Retrieved 4 January 2018.
  11. ^ a b Defiance, Brooklyn (10 September 2017). "D1M: 3rd Place, #3 London claims bronze over #4 Crime City, 181-138 | Derby Central". Derby Central. Retrieved 4 January 2018.
  12. ^ Deadwards, Lisa (3 November 2017). "D1 Champs: #9 Montréal Skids past #12 Crime City, 133-129". Derby Central. Retrieved 4 January 2018.
  13. ^ a b Khaos, Merry (5 November 2017). "Champs: #7 Arch Rival wears out #12 Crime City, 220-160". Derby Central. Retrieved 4 January 2018.
  14. ^ a b "Arch Rival Roller Derby Wins 2018 International WFTDA Playoffs A Coruña – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. 2 September 2018. Retrieved 10 January 2019.
  15. ^ "2018 Championships New Orleans Game 1: Crime City vs. Montréal – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. 9 November 2018. Retrieved 10 January 2019.
  16. ^ a b "2018 Championships New Orleans Game 7: Crime City v. Jacksonville – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. 10 November 2018. Retrieved 10 January 2019.
  17. ^ "Current Rankings", WFTDA
  18. ^ "Rankings: December 31, 2013 – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. January 2014. Retrieved 25 November 2016.
  19. ^ "Rankings: December 31, 2014 – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. January 2015. Retrieved 25 November 2016.
  20. ^ "Rankings: December 31, 2015 – WFTDA". wftda.com. January 2016. Retrieved 25 November 2016.
  21. ^ "Rankings: December 31, 2016 – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. 6 January 2017. Retrieved 6 January 2017.
  22. ^ "Rankings: December 31, 2017 – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. 5 January 2018. Retrieved 5 January 2018.
  23. ^ "Rankings: December 31, 2018 – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. 7 January 2019. Retrieved 10 January 2019.

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