The opening game of Tier 3 Regional East for the Women’s British Roller Derby Championships is current Heartland champions Cambridge Rollerbillies vs Kent Roller Girls. Currently ranked 32nd in Europe and 15th in UKRDA, Cambridge ended the 2014 season as Heartland Champions, beating Wirral Whipiteres, Big Bucks High Rollers and lastly Plymouth City Roller Girls during the Finals day. They won 9 out of 12 games in 2014.
Currently ranked 61st in Europe and 28th in UKRDA, Kent won 1 out of 4 games in 2014. Their last victory was a 177-119 score against Dolly Rockit Rollers in March of 2014, while their last game was a 209-135 defeat to Portsmouth in June.
The teams have never met before. Flat Track Stats gives a 75% probability of a Cambridge victory with a ratio of 4:3 in the European rankings, and a 78% probability of a Cambridge victory with a ratio of 7:5 in the UKRDA rankings. This will be a sanctioned UKRDA game.
In the second game, hosts Lincolnshire Bombers face Croydon Roller Derby. Ranked 68th in Europe, the Bombers won 2 out of 4 games in 2014, beating Dolly Rockit Rollers and Sheffield, the latter by 210-197 in July, their last game of 2014.
Croydon are ranked 19th in Europe. With a winning record of 5 out of 7 games in 2014, their season included victories over Portsmouth, Belfast and Hot Wheel, beating Hot Wheel, 171-91 in December.
The teams have never met before. Flat Track Stats tips a Croydon victory at 94%, with a ratio of 47:22. Only Lincolnshire are currently affiliated to UKRDA so this game will not be sanctioned.
Looking forward to seeing this one! Join the fun at Grantham Meres Sports Centre from 1pm.
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!