Month: March 2014

Final: England 71 – 260 USA

Team USA win the first ever Men’s Roller Derby World Cup After three days of pool and knockout play the hosts, Team England, took on the favourites, Team USA, with the title of world champions at stake. The stage was

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Team of the Tournament

The team of the tournament is made up of the best blockers, the best jammers and the tournament MVP, as voted for by the announcers and analysts. Blockers Best Blocker: Re-Animated Gif, England 2) Streak, Team USA 3) Tank, Team

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Talk derby to me

Roller derby may be primarily written and announced in English but here at the World Cup we’ve been working hard to provide live commentary in as many alternate languages as possible. We speak to four announcers who have been part

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A Japanese Love Story

A recurring theme at this year’s tournament has been how the crowd have backed the underdogs. The first team to capture the hearts and imaginations of the audience, both here and on social media, was the Ninjapan Rollers. From the

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SF: Canada 127 – 307 USA

Canada prove Team USA’s closest competition so far The Americans never really looked under threat from their neighbours but Canada were far from easy opponents. Indeed, the Canadians beat Scotland’s points haul and also became the first team to break

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Fans raise over £1000 for Argentina

Fans, volunteers and skaters at MRDWC have raised over £1000 ($1700) for Argentina after hearing that the team’s funds had run out during the tournament. El Pibe, the jammer who has won a legion of new fans, even had to

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Who’s watching where? Top ten cities

The 2014 Men’s Roller Derby World Cup has been a truly global event and that is reflected in the viewing figures on our live feeds. Over three days tens of thousands of people have tuned in to watch the action

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SF: England 227 – 114 France

Team England beat rivals France in a compelling semi-final. This tie was always going to be an intriguing game given how often the skaters meet each other with their home teams and it didn’t disappoint. In stark contrast to both

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“I made my debut at the World Cup”

Jimmy Felon of Team Netherlands has skated on ice all of his life but only started playing roller derby in September 2013. Six months later, he played in his first ever bout and it was at the World Cup against Argentina.

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Home from home with Team Argentina

The South Americans thank the fans for their support Alongside Japan and any team that has played Team USA, Argentina Roller Derby has been one of the firm crowd favourites at this World Cup. This was no doubt helped by

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