Day 2 features the addition of the remaining two teams in the Women’s Tier 1 UKRDA Premier: Middlesbrough Milk Rollers and Auld Reekie RollerGirls.
Currently ranked 15th in Europe and 5th in UKRDA, Middlesbrough won 6 out of 11 games in 2014, including a victory over fellow Premier tier Central City and Rainy City. Their last game was a 133-114 victory over Leeds in November.
Currently ranked 5th in Europe and 1st in UKRDA, Auld Reekie won 4 out of 8 games in 2014, with victories over Tiger Bay, Tucson and Royal Windsor, and they competed in The Big O. Their last game was that 207-136 victory over Windsor in November.
Day 2 Games
1.30pm: Middlesbrough Milk Rollers vs Auld Reekie RollerGirls
The teams have not met before. Flat Track Stats European rankings gives an 81% probability of an Auld Reekie victory with a ratio of 25:17, while the UKRDA rankings offer 86% probability of an Auld Reekie win with a ratio of 13:8. This will be a sanctioned UKRDA game.
3.30pm: Glasgow Roller Derby vs Rainy City Roller Girls
The teams have met six times before, with Glasgow winning five of the six, their last victory winning 240-111 in October 2013. Flat Track Stats European rankings gives an 82% probability of a Glasgow victory with a ratio of 3:2, while the UKRDA rankings offer 76% probability of an Glasgow win with a ratio of 34:25. This will be a sanctioned UKRDA game.
5.30pm: Tiger Bay Brawlers vs Central City Rollergirls
The teams have met once before, Tiger Bay recording a 258-174 win in February 2014. Flat Track Stats European rankings gives an 86% probability of a Tiger Bay victory with a ratio of 18:11, while the UKRDA rankings offer a 92% probability of a Tiger Bay win with a ratio of 37:19. This will be a sanctioned UKRDA game.
The fun continues at Newport Centre from 1.30pm.
Details for the Gameday can be found here or at the Facebook event.
The British Roller Derby Championships is Europe’s largest interleague Women’s and Men’s Flat Track Roller Derby Tournament. 72 women’s leagues from England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are divided into four tiers for double header bout days spanning the year, with a playoffs to find who will be British Roller Derby Champions for 2015! For the first time, 14 men’s teams will also participate in the debut men’s British Championships tournament, with three tiers of double header action across the year!