May Sees Two WFTDA Recognized Tournaments in Ontario





As the month of May draws to a close all eyes will be turning to the Victoria Road Recreation Centre in Guelph as Royal City Roller Derby hosts Royal Brawl 2018.

This year’s tournament promises to be more spectacular and action packed then the inaugural Brawl held last year at Centennial Arena. With 10 teams all scheduled to take the track over two and half days one can’t help but be excited for the sport of roller derby this coming weekend. Fittingly Royal Brawl 2018 bookends what has been a busy month of flat track action for the Guelph, K-W area as Tri-City kicked off the month with their Put Up Your Toques Tournament. While that tournament saw teams from Great Britain and Sweden take to the track along with teams from Maine and Long Island, Royal Brawl will see five teams from the United States and five teams from Canada on the track. With only two out of the 14 games being non-sanctioned this tournament promises to be one where every game and every point counts.

All teams competing are all closely ranked even the lower ranked ToRD All-Stars and Tri-City Thunder will see action together to kick off the Tournament and ToRD will see a return bout with Ithaca on Saturday that will hopefully see ToRD take the win after suffering a loss to Ithaca earlier in the season.

Here is how the teams are ranked going into this weekend’s action.

Queen City – 17th (not sending Charter Team to the tournament)
E-ville Roller Derby E-Ville Dead – 45th
Ohio Roller Derby All-Stars – 47th
Royal City Roller Derby Brute Leggers – 57th
North Star Roller Derby Supernovas – 71st
Ottawa Valley Roller Derby All Stars – 72nd
Ithaca League of Women Rollers Sufferjets – 86th
Tri-City Roller Derby Thunder – 90th
Toronto Roller Derby All-Stars – 92nd

Here is how the schedule looks for the weekend and our own predictions.

Royal Brawl Schedule

Friday May 25
Game One – 4pm
Toronto Roller Derby All-Stars – 92nd
Tri-City Roller Derby Thunder – 90th
Prediction: Tri-City

Game Two – 6pm
Ottawa Valley Roller Derby All Stars – 72nd
Ithaca League of Women Rollers Sufferjets – 86th
Prediction: Ottawa Valley

Game Three – 8pm
Royal City Roller Derby Brute Leggers – 57th
North Star Roller Derby Supernovas – 71st
Prediction: Royal City

Saturday May 26
Game One – 10am
RCRD Rum Rollers
Ohio Roller Derby GangGreen
(non sanctioned)

Game Two – 12pm
ORD All Stars – 47th
E-Ville Roller Derby E-Ville Dead – 45th
Prediction: E-Ville in an upset

Game Three – 2pm
ILWR Sufferjets – 86th
ToRD All-Stars – 92nd
Prediction: Ithaca

Game Four – 4pm
OVRD All Stars – 72nd
TCRD Thunder – 90th
Prediction: Ottawa Valley

Game Five – 6pm
EVRD E-Ville Dead – 45th
NSRD Supernovas – 71st
Prediction: E-ville

Game Six – 8pm
RCRD Brute Leggers – 57th
ORD All Stars – 47th
Prediction: Royal City in an upset

Sunday May 27
Game One – 10am
ORD GangGreen
Queen City Roller Girls SubZero Sirens
(non sactioned)

Game Two – 12pm
ILWR Sufferjets – 86th
TCRD Thunder – 90th
Prediction: Ithaca by a slim margin

Game Three – 2pm
ORD All Stars – 47th
NSRD Supernovas – 71st
Prediction: Ohio

Game Four – 4pm
RCRD Brute Leggers – 57th
EVRD E-ville Dead – 45th
Prediction: Royal City in an upset and slim margin

Game Five – 6pm
OVRD All Stars – 72nd
ToRD All-Stars – 92nd
Prediction: Ottawa Valley

At the end of the weekend it will be interesting to see who takes their bouts and what the point spreads will be like for each of the sanctioned bout. Overall Royal Brawl 2018 will be a Tournament to remember.

See you track side!

 



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Canadian Top Ten
May 22nd, 2018

RankTeamRating
1.Montreal Roller Derby931.5
2.Terminal City Rollergirls804.8
3.Calgary Roller Derby799.1
4.Royal City Roller Derby794.6
5.Orangeville Roller Girls792.7
6.Winnipeg Roller Derby Lea...783.8
7.E-Ville Roller Derby779.9
8.Les Sexpos765.0
9.Ottawa Valley Roller Derb...752.5
10.Toronto Roller Derby746.4


MRDA Top Ten
May 22nd, 2018

RankTeamRating
1.Saint Louis GateKeepers1033.0
2.Bridgetown Roller Derby988.8
3.Your Mom Men's Roller Der...983.2
4.San Diego Aftershocks966.2
5.Southern Discomfort Rolle...938.0
6.Roller Derby Toulouse (Me...901.4
7.Manchester Roller Derby (...893.4
8.Philadelphia Hooligans890.8
9.Texas Men's Roller Derby879.8
10.Magic City Misfits877.5

WFTDA Top Ten
Released April 6, 2018

Rank +/- League W L Weight Score
1 Victorian Roller Derby League 10 0 9.42 1,308.14
2 Rose City Rollers 14 2 7.94 1,102.62
3 Gotham Girls Roller Derby 8 1 7.29 1,012.33
4 Angel City Derby 10 4 6.63 920.86
5 Denver Roller Derby 6 7 6.25 868.64
6 Texas Rollergirls 10 8 6.23 865.57
7 Arch Rival Roller Derby 8 6 6.12 850.36
8 +6 Rainy City Roller Derby 10 1 5.45 757.65
9 Jacksonville Rollergirls 8 4 5.39 748.41
10 +1 Crime City Rollers 10 6 5.36 744.43