The Roller Derby World Cup Committee is very pleased to be able to announce the roster of junior roller derby skaters participating in the International Junior Derby Exhibition game, on Day 4 of the Roller Derby World Cup 2018. These skaters represent the upcoming derby […]
The Roller Derby World Cup Committee is pleased to be able to announce that all four days of the 2018 Roller Derby World Cup will be streamed online, via the production services of Derby Duck Productions. Derby Duck Productions are one of the most experienced event video and streaming companies in Roller Derby, having covered some of the highest level events in the UK and Europe, and we are very glad to have them working with us on this, the largest event in European Derby history.
Stream tickets are now available, for early-bird prices until the 26th January, from any of the four track pages:
Track 1: rollerderbyworldcuplive.com/track1.html
Track 2: rollerderbyworldcuplive.com/track2.html
Track 3: rollerderbyworldcuplive.com/track3.html
Track 4: rollerderbyworldcuplive.com/track4.html
Stream tickets include access to all 4 tracks, all 4 days. Day passes will also be available, day of.
The Roller Derby World Cup Committee is also pleased to be able to unveil our live site for the Roller Derby World Cup.
www.rollerderbyworldcuplive.com features complete schedules for all days, which will update as the event progresses, including linked score and other data for each bout, and team pages for each team. While a small number of additional features are planned for the site before the World Cup itself, we hope you will find the site’s schedule and team information to be useful at this point.
(Team information is taken from the official roster submissions to the Roller Derby World Cup and is correct at the time of this PR. All information on the site may update as a result of changes to submissions to us.)
The Roller Derby World Cup Committee are pleased to be able to issue an update on ticket availability. In addition to the 4-Day Tickets still available, we will be making a limited number of Single Day Tickets available for advance sale, for Day 1 (Thursday) […]
New merch is now available on this website with proceeds helping us feed our crews at the event. This shirt will also be available at the event thanks to our official merch partner, Roller Derby City.
The Roller Derby World Cup Committee are pleased to be able to announce the pairings of teams for the first day of games at the 2018 Roller Derby World Cup in Greater Manchester, England, 1-4 February.
At this time, we can also announce the structure of the tournament, and some details of the scheduling.
Scheduling for the Roller Derby World Cup.
With 38 teams attending the 2018 RDWC, traditional group selection structures simply don’t scale for a 4 day event, on 4 tracks, whilst single elimination tournaments would be extremely unfair to the teams eliminated in the first round.
As a result, RDWC 2018 will be played as a three phase event.
Phase 1, Day 1, will consist of 38 games, each 30 minutes long. Across these games, each team will play exactly two opponents, selected via an algorithm fed by the results of a survey sent to each team.
The results of these games will be fed into a fair global ranking algorithm (“linear regression on loge score ratio”) to determine the opponents for Days 2 and 3, “Phase 2”.
Day 2 and 3 will consist of 38 games, each the full WFTDA standard games of 2 30 minute periods. Each team will play, again, exactly 2 opponents, selected on the basis of the estimated strengths from Day 1.
The result of phase 2 will be used to rank the teams provisionally, producing a Top 16, and a Top 8 within it. During the ranking calculation, we will get to enjoy the Upcoming Games Exhibition Bout, showcasing the derby skills of countries who could well be competing in the next World Cup.
At the end of Day 3, the Top 8 teams will begin a tournament to determine their final places, playing their first, Quarter Final games at the end of the day, as the start of Phase 3.
The final Day, Day 4, will complete the Top 8 tournament, with Semi Final (and Consolation) bouts leading into ranking bouts for 5th, 7th place… and the 3rd Place and Grand Final bouts.
Day 4 will also present consolation ranking bouts for the remaining Top 16 teams, and the chance to see the best of Junior Roller Derby from across the world in our second Exhibition bout.
Indicative Images of Schedule Structure
Games for Phase 1
The Phase 1 (Day 1) pairings have been calculated, and they are:
- Indigenous vs Italy
- Italy vs IRN
- IRN vs Switzerland
- Switzerland vs Mexico
- Mexico vs Romania
- Romania vs Austria
- Austria vs Russia
- Russia vs Canada
- Canada vs Wales
- Wales vs France
- France vs United States
- United States vs Spain
- Spain vs Brazil
- Brazil vs Denmark
- Denmark vs Portugal
- Portugal vs Finland
- Finland vs Germany
- Germany vs Scotland
- Scotland vs Aotearoa
- Aotearoa vs Greece
- Greece vs Team ZA
- Team ZA vs England
- England vs Korea
- Korea vs Belgium
- Belgium vs Argentina
- Argentina vs Netherlands
- Netherlands vs Ireland
- Ireland vs Australia
- Australia vs Norway
- Norway vs West Indies
- West Indies vs Sweden
- Sweden vs Philippines
- Philippines vs Czech Republic
- Czech Republic vs Japan
- Japan vs Poland
- Poland vs Costa Rica
- Costa Rica vs Iceland
- Iceland vs Indigenous
We will be holding a Junior Expo game at the Roller Derby World Cup being held at EventCity in Manchester, UK. The game will likely take place on the final day of the tournament (Sunday February 4th). It will likely be the only game taking […]
With 38 teams all coming together in one place for the 2018 Roller Derby World Cup in Greater Manchester, you might already have enough reasons to book the start of February off. If not, however, then the Roller Derby World Cup Committee can help: we’re […]
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The Roller Derby World Cup Committee is delighted to be able to announce the imposing roster of Officials for the Roller Derby World Cup 2018, Greater Manchester, England, 1 – 4 February. As the World Cup has been a truly international event from its founding, […]