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Royal City Roller Derby (RCRD) is a women's flat track roller derby league based in Guelph, Ontario. Founded in 2010, the league consists of three teams, plus two travel teams which compete against teams from other leagues. Royal City is a member of the Women's Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA).[1]

Royal City Roller Derby
League logo
Metro areaGuelph, ON
CountryCanada
Founded2010
TeamsBrute Leggers (A team)
Rum Rollers (B team)
Killer Queens
Violet Uprising
Our Ladies of Pain (rookie team)
Track type(s)flat
VenueVictoria Road Recreation Centre
AffiliationsWFTDA
Websiteroyalcityrollerderby.com

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HistoryEdit

 
Original Royal City logo by Seth

Royal City was founded as Royal City Roller Girls in April 2010, and initially trained at West End Rec Centre. By August, it had already grown to forty skaters, but was hit when its practice venue closed.[2] Despite this, the league played its first season in 2011, contesting five bouts,[3] and hosted the Roller Derby Association of Canada Eastern tournament in 2012.[4]

In November 2016, it was announced that Royal City was launching a junior roller derby program in early 2017, geared towards girls between the ages of 9 and 17.[5]

The league's logo and those of its various teams were designed by the cartoonist Seth.[6]

In April 2018, Royal City announced on their social media pages a rebrand as Royal City Roller Derby, and would be updating their logo as well.[7]

WFTDA competitionEdit

In October 2013, Royal City was accepted as a member of the Women's Flat Track Derby Association Apprentice Program,[8] and became a full member in December 2014.[9] In 2018, Royal City qualified for the first WFTDA Continental Cup, the 2018 North America East edition in Kalamazoo, Michigan, at which they were the seventh seed.[10] After losing their opening game to tenth-seeded Dub City Roller Derby 203-200, Royal City finished in the consolation round with a 239-166 loss to Grand Raggidy Roller Derby.[11]

RankingsEdit

Season Final ranking[12] Playoffs Championship
2015 103 WFTDA[13] DNQ DNQ
2016 82 WFTDA[14] DNQ DNQ
2017 61 WFTDA[15] DNQ DNQ
2018 53 WFTDA[16] CR CC NA East[11] NA
  • CR = consolation round

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Royal City Roller Girls – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Retrieved 16 April 2017.
  2. ^ "Royal City Roller Girls girls seek place to play", Guelph Mercury, August 3, 2010
  3. ^ "A'bout Us", Royal City Rollergirls
  4. ^ "Roller Girls hosting roller derby championship", Guelph Mercury, July 12, 2012
  5. ^ Saxon, Tony. "Royal City Roller Girls to offer junior roller derby program this winter". GuelphToday.com. Retrieved 25 November 2016.
  6. ^ "Graphic work gaining fans", Waterloo Region Record, October 21, 2011
  7. ^ @royalcityroller (5 April 2018). "We have a new name and a revised logo!" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  8. ^ "WFTDA Accepts 28 Apprentice Leagues", WFTDA, 29 October 2013
  9. ^ "WFTDA Welcomes 29 New Member Leagues - LatestNews - Women's Flat Track Derby Association". WFTDA. Retrieved 25 November 2016.
  10. ^ "Skaters Gear Up For The First Ever WFTDA Continental Cup: North America East – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. 17 August 2018. Retrieved 16 January 2019.
  11. ^ a b "Boston Roller Derby Wins 2018 WFTDA Continental Cup – North America East – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. 21 August 2018. Retrieved 17 January 2019.
  12. ^ "Current Rankings", WFTDA
  13. ^ "Rankings: December 31, 2015 – WFTDA". wftda.com. Retrieved 25 November 2016.
  14. ^ "Rankings: December 31, 2016 – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Retrieved 16 April 2017.
  15. ^ "Rankings: December 31, 2017 – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Retrieved 24 March 2018.
  16. ^ "Rankings: December 31, 2018 – WFTDA". wftda.com. Retrieved 2019-01-17.