Detroit Roller Derby

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Detroit Roller Derby (DRD) is a women's flat-track roller derby league based in Detroit, Michigan. The league was formed as Detroit Derby Girls in January 2005 and held their first bouts in February 2006.[1][2][3] In November 2016, the league announced it had officially changed its name to Detroit Roller Derby.[4] Detroit Roller Derby is a founding member of the Women's Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA).[5]

Detroit Roller Derby
League logo
Metro areaDetroit, MI
CountryUnited States
Founded2005
TeamsTravel Teams
Detroit Roller Derby Allstars (A Team)
Motor City Disassembly Line (B Team)
Motown Wreckers (Pick up team)
Home Teams
D-Funk Allstars
Devil's Night Dames
The Detroit Pistoffs
Grand Prix Madonnas
Track type(s)Flat
VenueDetroit Masonic Temple Drill Hall, Detroit, MI
AffiliationsWFTDA
Websitehttps://www.detroitrollerderby.com/

TeamsEdit

The Detroit Roller Derby league comprises four home teams: the D-Funk Allstars, the Devil's Night Dames, the Detroit Pistoffs, and the Grand Prix Madonnas.[6] In 2010 the league added the Grand Prix Madonnas and moved venues from the Detroit Masonic Temple to Cobo Arena.[7] Due to renovations at Cobo, the league has returned to the Detroit Masonic Temple, and occasionally hosts games at the Taylor Sportsplex.

The league also has three inter-league travel teams; "A" and "B" all-star teams: The Detroit Roller Derby Allstars, a "C" team: Motor City Disassembly Line (MCDL), and a pick-up style team containing various skill levels: Motown Wreckers.[8]

WFTDA competitionEdit

 
2006 map showing the first 30 WFTDA member leagues

The Detroit Derby Girls finished third in the 2009 WFTDA North Central Regional Tournament, qualifying them to compete in the 2009 National Tournament.[9]

At the 2009 WFTDA National Championships, the DDG faced defending WFTDA champions Gotham Girls Roller Derby in the first round. Gotham won by a score of 187-38, eliminating Detroit from the tournament.[10]

In 2014, Detroit was the first champion of the newly created WFTDA Division 2, defeating Rideau Valley Roller Girls of Ottawa, Canada in the final.[11] In 2015, Detroit hosted a Division 2 playoff tournament,[12] while returning themselves to Division 1 play at Jacksonville, where they placed sixth.[13] In 2016, Detroit finished eighth at the Division 1 tournament hosted in Montreal.[14] At the 2017 Division 1 Playoff in Malmö, Detroit finished outside of the medals after losing their quarterfinal to Gotham Girls Roller Derby.[15]

In 2018, Detroit was the twelfth seed at the WFTDA Playoff in A Coruña, Spain, and ended their weekend with a narrow 224-223 consolation round victory against Sailor City Rollers.[16]

RankingsEdit

Season Final ranking[17] Playoffs Championship
2006 26[18] N/A
2007 8 E[19] 4 E[20] R1[21]
2008 N/A[22] 6 E[23] DNQ
2009 2 NC[24] 2 NC[25] R1[26]
2010 4 NC[27] 5 NC[28] DNQ
2011 4 NC[29] 4 NC[30] DNQ
2012 5 NC[31] 5 NC[32] DNQ
2013 28 WFTDA[33] 4 D1[34] DNQ
2014 30 WFTDA[35] 1 D2[36] 1 D2[11]
2015 20 WFTDA[37] 6 D1[13] DNQ
2016 24 WFTDA[38] 8 D1[14] DNQ
2017 26 WFTDA[39] CR D1[15] DNQ
2018 36 WFTDA[40] CR[16] DNQ
  • CR = consolation round

Film AppearanceEdit

A number of skaters of the Detroit Derby Girls appeared in Drew Barrymore's directorial debut film, Whip It!.[41][42]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Getting to Know the Detroit Derby Grrrrls
  2. ^ "Detroit Derby Girls' Inaugural Brawl | Derby News Network". Archived from the original on 2010-11-16. Retrieved 2009-12-03.
  3. ^ "2005-2006 Season". Archived from the original on 2009-10-12. Retrieved 2009-12-03.
  4. ^ "Welcome to Detroit Roller Derby: An Interview with DRD League President Kelly Genei". Detroit Roller Derby. Retrieved 22 November 2016.
  5. ^ Joulwan, Melissa (6 April 2007). Rollergirl: Totally True Tales from the Track. Simon and Schuster. p. 267. ISBN 9781416538554. Retrieved 2 December 2016.
  6. ^ "Teams". Detroit Roller Derby. Retrieved 2016-11-22.
  7. ^ Detroit Derby Girls Archived 2010-05-26 at the Wayback Machine
  8. ^ "OUR TRAVEL TEAMS". Detroit Roller Derby. Retrieved 22 November 2016.
  9. ^ "North Central Regionals Capsule Recaps | Derby News Network". Archived from the original on 2010-09-23. Retrieved 2009-12-03.
  10. ^ "2009 Nationals: Capsule Recaps | Derby News Network". Archived from the original on 2014-04-19. Retrieved 2009-12-03.
  11. ^ a b "D2 Championship: Detroit Derby Girls (Duluth #1) vs Rideau Valley Roller Girls (Kitchener-Waterloo #1)". WFTDA. Retrieved 22 November 2016.
  12. ^ Deadwards, Lisa (31 August 2015). "2015 WFTDA D2 Playoffs: Detroit Central". Derby Central. Retrieved 22 November 2016.
  13. ^ a b Deadwards, Lisa. "2015 WFTDA D1 Playoffs: Jacksonville Central". Derby Central. Retrieved 22 November 2016.
  14. ^ a b "D1 Playoffs Montréal SEPTEMBER 2-4, 2016". WFTDA. Retrieved 22 November 2016.
  15. ^ a b "2017 WFTDA D1 Playoffs: Malmö Central". Derby Central. 12 September 2017. Retrieved 4 January 2018.
  16. ^ a b "2018 Playoffs A Coruña Game 10: Detroit vs. Sailor City – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. 1 September 2018. Retrieved 7 February 2019.
  17. ^ "Current Rankings", WFTDA
  18. ^ "12/8/2006 WFTDA National Rankings", WFTDA [version of 23 February 2007]
  19. ^ "Current WFTDA Rankings", Derby News Network, October 2007
  20. ^ "Heartland Havoc Archived 2012-05-16 at the Wayback Machine", Ohio Rollergirls
  21. ^ Marshall, Justice Feelgood (30 September 2007). "Texas Shootout Bout Recap: Rat City 160, Detroit 50". Derby News Network. Retrieved 23 August 2018.
  22. ^ "Rankings – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Archived from the original on 2 February 2009. Retrieved 3 January 2017.
  23. ^ "Derby in Dairyland", Flat Track Stats
  24. ^ "Current Rankings". WFTDA. Archived from the original on 30 April 2010. Retrieved 3 January 2017.
  25. ^ "Brawl of America 2009 North Central Regionals", WFTDA
  26. ^ "Declaration of Derby", WFTDA
  27. ^ "Current Rankings". WFTDA. Archived from the original on 2 March 2011. Retrieved 3 January 2017.
  28. ^ "Thunda on the Tundra 2010 North Central Region Playoffs", WFTDA
  29. ^ "Current Rankings". WFTDA. Archived from the original on 25 January 2012. Retrieved 3 January 2017.
  30. ^ "Monumental Mayhem WFTDA 2011 North Central Region Playoffs", WFTDA
  31. ^ "Current Rankings". WFTDA. Archived from the original on 20 March 2013. Retrieved 3 January 2017.
  32. ^ "[1]", WFTDA
  33. ^ "Rankings: December 31, 2013". WFTDA. Retrieved 22 November 2016.
  34. ^ "D1 Playoffs: Salem", WFTDA
  35. ^ "Rankings: December 31, 2014". WFTDA. Retrieved 22 November 2016.
  36. ^ "Detroit Wins Division 2 Playoffs in Duluth". WFTDA. Retrieved 22 November 2016.
  37. ^ "Rankings: December 31, 2015". WFTDA. Retrieved 22 November 2016.
  38. ^ "Rankings: December 31, 2016 – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Retrieved 6 January 2017.
  39. ^ "Rankings: December 31, 2017 – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Retrieved 5 January 2018.
  40. ^ "Rankings: December 31, 2018 – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Retrieved 7 February 2019.
  41. ^ PrideSource - Detroit Derby Girls discuss part in Drew Barrymore film, 'Whip It!'
  42. ^ "Detroit Derby Girls Featured in 'Whip It'". My Fox Detroit. 6 October 2009. Archived from the original on 26 November 2009. Retrieved 3 December 2016.

External linksEdit

Preceded by
Jet City Rollergirls
WFTDA Division 2 Championship winners
2014
Succeeded by
Sacred City Derby Girls