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2016 MRDA Championships Preview

2016 MRDA Championships Preview Photo credit: Regularman Photography - regularmanphotography.com

The saying “Everything’s Bigger in Texas” is an apt describer for this weekend’s Men’s Roller Derby Association (MRDA) Championship tournament as this year’s cycle of the postseason contains king-sized narratives across the board.

LoneStar Showdown” launches this Saturday in North Richland Hills, Texas, with a slate of six games that builds to Sunday morning’s semifinal pairings, and the event’s ensuing trophy tussle later that night.

2016 MRDA Champs Seeding Announcement

2016 MRDA Champs Seeding Announcement Photo credit: Donna Olmstead Photography. facebook.com/donnaOphoto

After weeks of speculation of which Men’s Roller Derby Association (MRDA) teams were going to be included in the governing body’s post-season tournament, the ten entrants, and their respective seeds, were finally revealed.

The MRDA 2016 Championships, “LoneStar Showdown,” takes place October 15-16 in North Richland Hills, Texas. The bracketed tournament, similar to last year’s configuration, launches with a pair of play-in games that precedes a quarterfinal round.

Trackside Trends: Love, Passion, and the Pursuit of Championships

Trackside Trends: Love, Passion, and the Pursuit of Championships A screen grab from "Love is Free", a video by Greg Mirzoyan of street skating that is making the rounds.

The Roller Derby community thrives on technology and with people all over the world interconnected by Facebook groups, blogs, and instructional videos, there’s plenty of things to share around. We have gathered a few fun things that have been circulating lately, a few Trackside Trends for your enjoyment.

2015 MRDA Champs: Day 2 Recap

2015 MRDA Champs: Day 2 Recap Photo by Mr. McWheely. www.mrmcwheely.com/

ST. LOUIS, MO- After Day 1 of the 2015 Men’s Roller Derby Association Championships went about as expected, Day 2 was full of exciting upsets, including the defeat of 3-time MRDA Champs Your Mom Mens’ Roller Derby. After the first 2 games of the day set teams for the final placement games, 2 consolation games were played before the 3rd place and 1st place matchups.

Over the weekend, the Men’s Roller Derby World Cup released which teams would be grouped together for the 2016 Cup in Calgary.

2015 MRDA Champs: Day 1 Recap

2015 MRDA Champs: Day 1 Recap Photo by ShutHerUp Photography.

ST. LOUIS, MO- The first of the 2-day Men’s Roller Derby Association Championships set up teams for the semi-final games that will be played today and saw a similar format to what we have seen at WFTDA playoffs. After 6 games, #1 Your Mom, #2 GateKeepers, #3 New York, and #4 Texas are all still in the running for 1st place.

As the day progressed, the MRDA revealed that next year’s tournament season will include 3 playoff tournaments before Champs. 2 will be played in North America while 1 will take place in Europe. Teams are being encouraged to put in bids for hosting these tournaments that will help further the growth of MRDA’s competitive play. We will have more information on this recent news on DerbyCentral.net as more information is released.