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ECDX 2015 Highlights

ECDX 2015 Highlights Stockholm went 2-1 at ECDX, which should give them a good boost in the rankings. Photo by Joe Mac.

FEASTERVILLE,PA– East Coast Derby Extravaganza 2015 packed a lot of derby action into 3 days as it has for the past 9 years, and provided us with some rankings upsets and great rivalries. This year was once again an international affair with Stockholm Roller Derby being one of the international teams making the trip, and likely pushing their way up the WFTDA ranks with their results from the weekend. We were able to catch a few of the games over the weekend, here are a few highlights.

Roller Derby World Cup Preview – Pool 5: Australia, Italy, Belgium, Greece

Roller Derby World Cup Preview – Pool 5: Australia, Italy, Belgium, Greece Team Italy

Pool 5 of the  is headed by the mighty Team Australia, who are heading to the Roller Derby World Cup for the second time. They are set to meet three other teams in their pool, all having their first shot at World Cup glory – Team Italy, Team Belgium, and Team Greece.

Roller Derby World Cup Preview – Pool 7: Canada, Denmark, Argentina

Roller Derby World Cup Preview – Pool 7: Canada, Denmark, Argentina Team Denmark, Photo © Peter Troest

Pool 7 of this year’s Blood & Thunder Roller Derby World Cup features 2011 silver medalists Canada, the inaugural showing of Team Denmark, and the return of Team Argentina, who squeaked out last place in 2011. This is one of two pools that only contains three teams, while the other 6 pools have four. If you would like to watch the 2014 Roller Derby World Cup, there will be a live broadcast available. It costs $45 for the whole weekend, or just $25 for Sunday.

Roller Derby World Cup Tournament Pools Announced

The Blood and Thunder Roller Derby World Cup has announced which teams will face off in the first round of games next month in Dallas, Texas. We have your break-down of the tournament announcement right here.

2014 WFTDA Champs: D1 Preview, Bay Area Derby Girls

2014 WFTDA Champs: D1 Preview, Bay Area Derby Girls Bay Area Derby Girls at Rollercon this year. Photo by Donalee Eiri, Photography by D.E.sign, www.myderbyphotos.com

Bay Area Derby Girls come into this year’s Championships hungry. Last year, the team in black and gold found themselves on the same side of the championship bracket as Gotham, and met them in the semi-finals. Despite putting up a fight right down until the final whistle, Bay Area found themselves in the third place playoff, losing to Gotham by 49 points but going on to beat Denver by 50. They start this weekend with a bye, and play the winner of Denver vs. Philly on Saturday at 10am CDT*.