Without further ado we are pleased to announce your 2014 Team Australia Squad is Blue Wrenegade 2880 ADRD
Colonel KAOS! 601 ADRD
Kit Cat Krunch 9 Lives ADRD
Chop Chop 117 BCR
Susy Pow TOP5 Charm City
Bambi von Smash’er 411 CRDL
Shaggle Frock 77 CRDL
ShortStop 6 CRDL
Annabelle Lecter 8 NBR
Beth Adder 20 NBR
Brutal Deluxe 76 NBR
Lil Gee Unit 41 NBR
Christy Demons 14 PCRD
Freyda Cox 50X SRDL
Blockodile Dundee 411 SSRG
Cookie Cutter 45 SSRG
Dodge&Bolt 58 SSRG
Lady Killer 11 SSRG
Muzzarati 28 SSRG
Polly Crackers 8 SSRG
Rose Ruin 12 SSRG
Bicepsual 10 VRDL
Calamity Maim 4 VRDL
G-Banger 10 VRDL
Mad Mel Arena 505 VRDL
Tiger 782 VRDL
Tui Lyon 88 VRDL
Flamin’ Galah Bench Coach VRDL
Slawta Dawta Bench Manager SSRG
Cherry Axe-Wound Tour Manager CRDL
at The Coliseum, on the State Fairground of Texas, in Dallas.
As you are might know, the 2014 Blood & Thunder Roller Derby World Cup will showcase in Dallas, Texas, from December 4 – December 7, 2014.
In preparation for this international tournament, over 300 skaters from across the USA tried out for the privilege and honor of representing their country in competition on the flat track. 32 skaters have been selected to train together, of which 20 skaters will be chosen for the final Team USA charter.
The end of 2013 also marked the graduation of YOUR Cen-Tex RollerGirls from the WFTDA apprentice program. To celebrate both events, Cen-Tex RollerGirls will be hosting our “coming out” party with a 4-team WFTDA sanctioned round-robin; including a prime-time exhibition bout by Team USA, which will be split into Stars vs. Stripes.
The Stars vs. Stripes bout will feature Blood & Thunder’s International Rule Set, highlighted by 30-second penalties for all skaters, and a “30 seconds or one-free-pass” penalty for jammers. These regulations have already been tested in two Team USA scrimmages in Milwaukee to the delight of the participating skaters.
The Stars vs. Stripes exhibition proved one of the most watched bouts in the history of our sport to date, bringing the DNN broadcast from the 2011 World Cup in Toronto over 7,000 unique hits, and delighting the 2,000+ fans in attendance with a single point victor on the final jam of the bout.
In addition to the 4 bouts to be played on Saturday, and 3 bouts to be played on Sunday, Team USA will offer a boot camp on Friday, February 21. Boot camp tickets will include a weekend pass to our event.
Tune in for updates regarding tickets and promotions, as well as Team USA boot camp registration.
Facebook event : https://www.facebook.com/events/244879822334499/246286442193837
We are currently taking the names of those interested in announcing the 2014 Blood & Thunder Roller Derby World Cup in Dallas, TX. Please submit an email with your name, home league, and country to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
After you submit this information, you will receive an application asking you for further information.
Blood & Thunder is excited to invite all competing teams from the 2011 World Cup in Toronto to return for our 2014 tournament.
We are now accepting applications from new and existing teams to be included in the 2014 Blood & Thunder Roller Derby World Cup. Deadline for this form: November 30, 2013.
To submit this form, you will need to specify:
Name and contact info for head coach and the team roster (if available).
Click here to fill out the form for your country/team to apply.
The JRDA and Blood & Thunder Roller Derby World Cup team up to bring you the FIRST Junior Roller Derby World Cup in 2015! We are so excited to be able to provide opportunities like this to the young skaters of today!
The JRDA will be looking for sponsorship for this event to send the skaters, coaches, and team managers!
More details will be released as they unfold!
Blood & Thunder 2014 Roller Derby World Cup Officials Application Form can be found at the following link:
To apply to officiate at the Blood & Thunder 2014 Roller Derby World Cup, you will need to fill out this form AND EMAIL YOUR OFFICIATING RESUME to DerbyWorldCupOfficials@gmail.com .
The deadline for applications is January 31st, 2014 at 11:59pm PST.
We’ve heard the dissenting voices regarding the proposed TKO rule for the 2014 Blood & Thunder Roller Derby World Cup bouts. With much consideration, we’ve decided to allow the participating teams in the event decide the fate of the regulation.
We anticipate greater participation by more countries in the 2014 tournament. To clear the air, our proposed regulation was never intended as a “punishment” for any team finding itself outmatched on the track. From our perspective, those teams would be better served reserving their energies for subsequent bouts. Additionally, roller derby fans from around the globe seemed frustrated with the number of mismatched bouts resulting from the qualifying pools and tournament brackets of 2011. Finally, by reducing penalty time and adopting changes specifically suggested by the roller derby community regarding power jams, we feel strongly that the disparity in experience on the track will be mitigated on the track as teams are more likely to face each other at full force, as intended by the original rule set utilized in the 2006 Dust Devil, hosted by Tucson Roller Derby.
We know that it’s not possible to please everyone, but rest assured that we are doing our best to please many, first and foremost, the participating teams.
Stay tuned to updates regarding this misunderstood issue as we announce the comprehensive list of competing countries.
In the interest of reducing the impact of penalties on the outcome of Blood & Thunder’s 2014 Roller Derby World Cup bouts, as well as facilitating the maximum amount of track time for visiting skaters to challenge each other on the tracks, the following regulations will replace current WFTDA rules where conflicts exist during ALL 2014 Roller Derby World Cup bouts.
Additionally, in order to encourage participation by ALL visiting skaters, 2014 Roller Derby World Cup teams will be allowed to substitute skaters from their charter of twenty during each of their bouts according to the regulations below.
1. All penalties will be reduced to a maximum of 30 seconds vs. 60 seconds.
2. A penalized jammer will be released from the penalty box as soon as either: a) the jammer remaining on the track scores a complete pass; or, b) 30 seconds have elapsed since the penalized jammer took her seat in the penalty box.
For clarification purposes, the complete regulation shall read: “The penalized Jammer’s penalty time will end when the opposing Jammer completes a full scoring pass. If the opposing Jammer has already entered the pack when the penalized Jammer begins her time in the penalty box, the penalized jammer will not be released until the on-track Jammer completes her subsequent scoring pass. If the penalized Jammer begins her time in the penalty box before the on-track Jammer has entered the pack, the completion of the on-track Jammer’s current scoring pass will release the penalized Jammer.”
3. Substitutions are allowed during all time-outs or at the half. Skaters substituting out may only return for subsequent bouts. Skaters substituting in shall inherit the penalties charged to the skaters they are being substituted for. *Each skater ejection will reduce the number of skaters on a team’s bench by one skater. Eg: After the initial ejection of a single skater, the team who’s skater was ejected will be allowed no more than 13 skaters for the remainder of the bout.
4. Since “power jams” will have less impact on bout scores, a team which finds itself 100 points ahead of its opponent with 20 minutes or less left to play will be awarded a “technical knock-out” victory. This regulation will not be applied to the Championship bout.
Tickets are now on sale for the 2014 Roller Derby World Cup to be held in Dallas, Texas. By clicking the “TICKETS” tab at the top of this page, you will be able to purchase 4-day general admission tickets and 4-day child tickets.
If you are having problems purchasing due to an error about a “country code”, you may be able to purchase tickets by choosing USA as your country, and choosing a US state, but using your city and zip code. Or you can wait until this issue is resolved. We are working on this problem and hope that it is fixed very soon.
Requests for refunds need to be made within 24 hours of purchase, and you will be refunded within 72 hours.
We are also happy to announce that we are taking contributions from ticket purchasers to help the teams with travel costs. If you wanted to add $1, $5, $10, or more to your ticket price, Blood & Thunder will match that contribution and distribute it to the traveling teams to help with costs associated with coming overseas to Dallas! Teams will also be holding their own fundraisers over the next year and a half and we will list those fundraising efforts on our site here soon.
As announced on Derby News Network:
During four days in December of 2011, thirteen countries competed for the first ever Roller Derby World Cup trophy, co-hosted by Blood & Thunder magazine and Toronto Roller Derby. The sold-out Toronto tournament raised interest in the fastest growing sport on earth to a new global high.
Blood and Thunder Magazine is now proud to announce the second Roller Derby World Cup Tournament, scheduled for December 4 through December 7 of 2014, to be showcased in Dallas, Texas. In an attempt to meet fan demand, the tournament will be played at the 6,000+ seat Coliseum, on Dallas’ famous State Fair of Texas grounds.
All of the 2011 participating countries are expected to return, and more countries are expected to join the competition for the title of Roller Derby Champions of The World.
Tickets will go on sale by July 1, 2013 at the Official Roller Derby World Cup website and on Derby News Network for $127.50, which will include four days of admission to all bouts, plus all service fees. The tournament will also be live streamed on DNN.
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