PREVIEW – Women’s T3 West- Gameday 1

The opening game of Tier 3 Regional West in the Women’s British Roller Derby Championships is Birmingham Blitz Dames vs Nottingham Roller Girls in the Tier 3 Regional West division. Currently 26th in Europe, Blitz Dames ended the 2014 season winning 5 out of 10 games, including victories over Kent, Manchester and Swansea. Their last game out was an narrow 166-148 defeat against London Rockin’ Rollers.

Currently 117th in Europe, Nottingham had a great start to 2014 but tailed off towards the end of the year, winning 5 out of 9 games in 2014, their busiest year yet. Their last game was a 128-109 loss to Sheffield Steel RollerGirls.

The teams have never met before. Flat Track Stats tips Blitz Dames for the win with a ratio of 46:17.

In the second game, hosts Hereford Roller Girls face Swansea City Roller Derby. Ranked 84th in Europe, Hereford ended the year with a 190-106 defeat to Plymouth City Roller Girls in the quarter final of the Heartland Series finals, after winning the North West division, and with a season record of 8 victories out of 9 games.

Swansea are ranked 52nd in Europe. With a winning record of 6 out of 8, their last game in October was a 261-27 defeat to London Rockin’ Rollers.

The teams have never met before. Flat Track Stats gives a 64% probability of a Swansea victory with a ratio of 7:6.

Intriguing games for day 1, with doors opening at 1pm at the Hereford Academy.

Details for the Gameday can be found here.

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!

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