Beach Brawl Lined Up

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The Gold Coast Derby Grrls (50) announced the 24 teams that will be competing at Broward County Convention Center in Hollywood, FL, this may. Beach Brawl 2014 will feature 24 teams from 6 countries; as well as American teams, Tri-City (Canada), Bear City (Germany), Stockholm(Sweden), Royal Windsor (UK), and Bogota’s Rock N Roller Queens (U) (Columbia) will compete in 36 WFTDA-sanctioned games on May 2, 3 and 4.

Bouts of note include rematches of two 17-point games: Steel City taking on Houston in a rematch of Asheville’s fifth-placed game, and Berlin facing DC Rollergirls in a rematch of the 2012 game that saw Berlin catapulted up the WFTDA rankings only to suffer the biggest fall in the WFTDA in 2013.

The tournament sets Stockholm up for potential D1 tournament qualification this year given the calibre of their opposition: Steel City, Houston and Tampa are ranked 18, 26 and 30 respectively. Qualification would be an uphill battle for the Swedes even if they were to do well in those games; their current points average is being dragged down by big wins over the likes of Paris, Helsinki, Gent and Windsor, alongside a close win over Glasgow and a loss to Edinburgh’s Auld Reekie.

Teams competing (with current WFTDA rankings in brackets) are:

  • Alamo City Roller Girls (121)
  • Bear City Roller Derby (132)
  • Blue Ridge Rollergirls (53)
  • Carolina Rollergirls (77)
  • Dallas Derby Devils (60)
  • DC Rollergirls (57)
  • Detroit Derby Girls (28)
  • Fort Myers Derby Girls (42)
  • Gold Coast Derby Grrls (50)
  • Houston Roller Derby (26)
  • Lehigh Valley Rollergirls (122)
  • Lowcountry Highrollers (81)
  • Maine Roller Derby (77)
  • Mississippi Rollergirls (126)
  • Nashville Rollergirls (33)
  • Rock N Roller Queens (U)
  • Royal Windsor Rollergirls (143)
  • Sioux Falls Roller Dollz (123)
  • Steel City Roller Derby (18)
  • Stockholm Roller Derby (118)
  • Suburbia Roller Derby (58)
  • Tallahassee Rollergirls (82)
  • Tampa Roller Derby (30) (formerly Tampa Bay Derby Darlins)
  • Tri-City Roller Girls (44)

And they will match up in six mini-tournaments across the three days, with bouts as follows:

Steel City Roller Derby (18) vs. Houston Roller Derby (26)
Steel City Roller Derby (18) vs.Tampa Roller Derby (30)
Steel City Roller Derby (18) vs. Stockholm Roller Derby (118)
Houston Roller Derby (26) vs. Tampa Roller Derby (30)
Houston Roller Derby (26) vs. Stockholm Roller Derby (118)
Tampa Roller Derby (30) vs. Stockholm Roller Derby (118)

Detroit Derby Girls (28) vs. Nashville Rollergirls (33)
Detroit Derby Girls (28) vs. Fort Myers Derby Girls (42)
Detroit Derby Girls (28) vs. Tri-City Roller Girls (44)
Nashville Rollergirls (33) vs. Fort Myers Derby Girls (42)
Nashville Rollergirls (33) vs. Tri-City Roller Girls (44)
Fort Myers Derby Girls (42) vs. Tri-City Roller Girls (44)

Gold Coast Derby Grrls (50) vs. DC Rollergirls (57)
Gold Coast Derby Grrls (50) vs. Bear City Roller Derby (132)
Gold Coast Derby Grrls (50) vs. Suburbia Roller Derby (58)
DC Rollergirls (57) vs. Bear City Roller Derby (132)
DC Rollergirls (57) vs. Suburbia Roller Derby (58)
Suburbia Roller Derby (58) vs. Bear City Roller Derby (132)

Blue Ridge Rollergirls (53) vs. Dallas Derby Devils (60)
Blue Ridge Rollergirls (53) vs. Carolina Rollergirls (77)
Blue Ridge Rollergirls (53) vs. Royal Windsor Rollergirls (143)
Dallas Derby Devils (60) vs. Carolina Rollergirls (77)
Dallas Derby Devils (60) vs. Royal Windsor Rollergirls (143)
Carolina Rollergirls (77) vs. Royal Windsor Rollergirls (143)

Maine Roller Derby (77) vs. Lowcountry Highrollers (81)
Maine Roller Derby (77) vs. Tallahassee Rollergirls (82)
Maine Roller Derby (77) vs. Rock N Roller Queens (U)
Lowcountry Highrollers (81) vs. Tallahassee Rollergirls (82)
Lowcountry Highrollers (81) vs. Rock N Roller Queens (U)
Tallahassee Rollergirls (82) vs. Rock N Roller Queens (U)

Alamo City Roller Girls (121) vs. Lehigh Valley Rollergirls (122)
Alamo City Roller Girls (121) vs. Sioux Falls Roller Dollz (123)
Alamo City Roller Girls (121) vs. Mississippi Rollergirls (126)
Lehigh Valley Rollergirls (122) vs. Sioux Falls Roller Dollz (123)
Lehigh Valley Rollergirls (122) vs. Mississippi Rollergirls (126)
Sioux Falls Roller Dollz (123) vs. Mississippi Rollergirls (126)

For information on timings, tickets, and more, keep an eye on the event’s facebook page.

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