Crime City Rollers

2017 Big O Results

2017 Big O Results Photo credit: Benma Photo. facebook.com/benmaphoto

The Big O Tournament has been a platform for WFTDA, MRDA, and Junior roller derby teams to hit the track since 2011. In 2017 there are 16 WFTDA teams, 9 MRDA, and 4 junior teams in Eugene, Oregon from four different continents.

Check out our WFTDA preview of the weekend, Muckety Muck’s MRDA overview, and Sean Hale’s tournament tips for fans. Below are the results from the weekend with each team’s current ranking. Green are WFTDA sanctioned games, purple are WFTDA B teams, blue is MRDA games, and yellow are the junior games. Each game is linked with its archived video.

2017 Big O WFTDA Briefing

2017 Big O WFTDA Briefing Photo credit: Benma Photo. facebook.com/benmaphoto/

Coming up this weekend: the annual Big O Invitational in Eugene, Oregon (USA). While there have already been a few high-level tournaments already this season, this has become one of the most highly anticipated WFTDA Recognized Tournaments since it’s the first time we see many of the top-ranked teams back on the track each year.

There will be a few exciting rematches from last year, some new teams to watch, and plenty of roller derby on three tracks for three days. Are you ready?

Keep on reading for a quick briefing on the WFTDA and Junior teams in attendance. You can also check out our coverage of the MRDA briefing by Muckety Muck, as well as some tournament survival tips for fans by Sean Hale. Streaming of all three tracks will be done through WFTDA.tv and all WFTDA rankings are from today’s April 30th release.

2016 WFTDA D1 Playoffs: Columbia Central

2016 WFTDA D1 Playoffs: Columbia Central Photo credit: Danforth Johnson.

The next ten WFTDA Division 1 teams will battle it this weekend in Columbia, South Carolina, September 9th-11th. The top three finishing teams will join London, Texas, and Montréal in Portland this November to fight for the Hydra. This weekend will be the Playoff debut for Rainy City and Ann Arbor and you can read more about all the teams participating with our Columbia preview.

D1C: #5 Crime City washes out #7 Rainy City, 142-112

D1C: #5 Crime City washes out #7 Rainy City, 142-112 Photo credit: Louis Keiner/Tsunami Photo

COLUMBIA, SC – The pride of Malmo, Sweden, put in a strong showing to finish where they began in this playoff tournament, as #5 seeded Crime City Rollers fought back the tide of their cross-North Sea challengers, the 7 seed Rainy City from Manchester, UK. Crime City managed to take home their final win of the weekend, 142-112, and leaves with the 5th place tournament position.

D1C: #5 Crime City nabs another win against #8 Columbia, 260-100

D1C: #5 Crime City nabs another win against #8 Columbia, 260-100 Photo credit: Louis Keiner/Tsunami Photo. tsunamiphoto.com

COLUMBIA, SC – The #5 seed Crime City Rollers didn’t come all the way from Sweden to play for 7th place. #8 Columbia QuadSquad didn’t show up to treat their crowd to a home town loss, especially after their battles against Ann Arbor & Rose City on Friday.

The game was electric from Jam 1. Crime City’s recycling was strong and clean. Columbia’s Do U Juana would get past three blockers and find herself behind all four again in an instant. Crime City did not fall for the twitchiness of the CQS jammers and their blockers sat in strong tripods and waited patiently.