Hosted by South Wales Silures and the Men’s Roller Derby Association, the 2017 MRDA Champs take place outside the United States for the first time in Cwmbran, Wales.
This is also the first year that MRDA held Playoff tournaments prior to the Champs bracket. Playoff #1 was held in Toulouse, France the weekend of July 29th-30th. Five teams participated there with the Toulouse Quad Guards and Manchester Roller Derby advancing to Champs. At Playoff #2 in Richmond, BC, Canada seven teams played for the final two spots in Wales which went to the Philly Hooligans and Austin Anarchy.