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International Junior Derby Exhibition at the 2018 Roller Derby World Cup

International Junior Derby Exhibition at the 2018 Roller Derby World Cup

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 2018 Roller Derby World Cup Partners with Derby Duck Production to Live Stream the Entire Event

The 2018 Roller Derby World Cup Partners with Derby Duck Production to Live Stream the Entire Event

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.)

Single Day Tickets for Thursday and Friday are Now Available

Single Day Tickets for Thursday and Friday are Now Available

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 Official Merch with Free Shipping Worldwide!

New Official Merch with Free Shipping Worldwide!

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. 

Team Pairings, Structure for the Roller Derby World Cup

Team Pairings, Structure for the Roller Derby World Cup

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
RDWC Junior Expo Game: Now Accepting Applications for Skaters and Trainers

RDWC Junior Expo Game: Now Accepting Applications for Skaters and Trainers

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 […]

Exhibition Games at Roller Derby World Cup!

Exhibition Games at Roller Derby World Cup!

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 […]

Announcers Selected for the 2018 Roller Derby World Cup!

Announcers Selected for the 2018 Roller Derby World Cup!

The Roller Derby World Cup Committee is very happy to present to you the selected Announcers for the Roller Derby World Cup 2018 in Greater Manchester. These 53 extremely talented commentators have been selected by Tournament Head Announcer Val Capone to cover house and stream commentary over the full 4 Days (and we might have some additional surprises for them to cover as well), as our 40 teams compete for the 3rd ever World Cup championship.
As with our officiating crew, we’ve tried to ensure that our commentators reflect the international nature of the event as much as the teams do, so we’re presenting our selected announcers grouped by the Nation they claimed for themselves on application:
Argentina:
PEDRO
Tronchatoro (Argentina+France)
Australia:
Chief Intent
Honest Dave
Pants
Belgium:
Knikmops 250
Canada:
C-3Ph0
GI Jones
Lightning Slim
Mr Whistler
Plastik Patrik
Sonia Blayde
England:
Battered Sausage
Bromfield
GoGo Boots
King Crazy
Scary Poppins
Stormageddon
The Golden Snatch
Verry Cherry
France:
Shut The Fred Up
Germany:
Val Kyria
Ireland:
Holly
The Netherlands:
Nasty Moves
Scotland:
Chasing Katy
Helliverance
sMACklemore
The Great Smacksby
UK:
Archie
Bobarolla
Captain Malice
Roller Polar Bear
Snoogins
Suffolk Punch
Sven WillIBeFamous
Tenacious P
USA:
AK-40oz
Amy Jo Moore / Bitches Bruze
Bob Noxious
Bobby Narco
Cecil B PuffDaddy
Crimson Al-Khemia
Electra Blu
Hammer Abby
Jumping Spider (USA + Jamaica)
Kasey Bomber
Kent the Politician
Muffin Tumble
Professor Lou Botomy
Sinister Minister
Stat Man (USA + Wales)
The Clown
Val Capone
Announcing Officials for the Roller Derby World Cup

Announcing Officials for the Roller Derby World Cup

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, […]


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International Junior Derby Exhibition at the 2018 Roller Derby World Cup

International Junior Derby Exhibition at the 2018 Roller Derby World Cup

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 2018 Roller Derby World Cup Partners with Derby Duck Production to Live Stream the Entire Event

The 2018 Roller Derby World Cup Partners with Derby Duck Production to Live Stream the Entire Event

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 […]

Single Day Tickets for Thursday and Friday are Now Available

Single Day Tickets for Thursday and Friday are Now Available

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 Official Merch with Free Shipping Worldwide!

New Official Merch with Free Shipping Worldwide!

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.