Paris Rollergirls

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Paris Rollergirls
League logo
Metro areaParis
CountryFrance
Founded2010
TeamsAll Stars (A team)
Quedalle (B team)
San Cullotes (C team)
Track type(s)Flat
VenueUniversité de Nanterre
AffiliationsWFTDA
Websitehttp://www.parisrollergirls.com

The Paris Rollergirls is a women's flat track roller derby league based in Paris, France. Founded in February 2010, the league currently consists of a single team which competes against teams from other leagues, and is a member of the Women's Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA).[1]

History[edit]

The league was founded by Inès Habhab, following the release of Whip It! in France (under the title Bliss).[2] As the sport was not established in France, she was assisted by the Women's Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA) in forming a league.[3] In October 2010, the league was accepted as an apprentice member of the WFTDA,[4] and it became a full member of the WFTDA in June 2013.[5]

The league has been described as diverse, with French skaters joined by some originally from Finland, Germany, Indonesia and the United States. In May 2011, the team defeated the B-team of the German champions, Stuttgart Valley Rollergirlz.[6]

More than half of the skaters for France at the 2011 Roller Derby World Cup were from the Paris Rollergirls.[7]

WFTDA competition[edit]

Gallery
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In 2017, Paris qualified for WFTDA Playoffs for the first time, entering the Division 2 Playoffs in Pittsburgh as the third seed, and winning their opening game against Bear City Roller Derby, 205-152.[8] After defeating the Columbia Quadsquad, Paris fell to Boston Roller Derby, 198-115.[9] Paris then defeated Dublin Roller Derby 259-152 in the semifinals,[10] setting up a rematch against Boston in the final, which was again won by Boston, 166-150, with Paris finishing the tournament in second place.[11]

In 2018, Paris was the eleventh seed at the WFTDA Playoff in A Coruña, Spain, but finished out of the medals after losing both of their games.[12]

Rankings[edit]

Season Final ranking[13] Playoffs Championship
2013 NR DNQ DNQ
2014 169 WFTDA[14] DNQ DNQ
2015 148 WFTDA[15] DNQ DNQ
2016 71 WFTDA[16] DNQ DNQ
2017 41 WFTDA[17] N/A 2 D2[11]
2018 35 WFTDA[18] CR[12] DNQ
  • CR = consolation round

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Paris Rollergirls – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Retrieved 16 April 2017.
  2. ^ Billard, Sébastien (3 March 2011). "A la découverte du roller-derby, le". Le Monde.fr (in French). Le Monde. Retrieved 16 April 2017.
  3. ^ Lucile Roger, "Le «roller derby» débarque en France! Archived 2011-09-25 at the Wayback Machine", Têtu, 27 May 2010 (in French)
  4. ^ "WFTDA Apprentice Program Welcomes 10 New Leagues", WFTDA, 5 October 2010
  5. ^ "WFTDA Welcomes First Full Member Leagues in Asia and South America", 6 June 2013
  6. ^ "Le roller-derby, le sport sexy et violent qui séduit les françaises", Les Inrockuptibles, 28 May 2011 (in French)
  7. ^ "Equipe Archived October 22, 2011, at the Wayback Machine", Team France Roller Derby (in French)
  8. ^ Khaos, Merry (18 August 2017). "#3 Paris Rollergirls Beat #14 Bear City in their First Playoff, 205-152". Derby Central. Retrieved 9 December 2017.
  9. ^ Khaos, Merry (19 August 2017). "#7 Boston takes out #3 Paris, 198-115". Derby Central. Retrieved 9 December 2017.
  10. ^ Khaos, Merry (20 August 2017). "#3 Paris ends the run for #16 Dublin, 259-152". Derby Central. Retrieved 9 December 2017.
  11. ^ a b Deadwards, Lisa (21 August 2017). "#7 Boston repeats victory against #3 Paris, 166-150". Derby Central. Retrieved 9 December 2017.
  12. ^ a b "Arch Rival Roller Derby Wins 2018 International WFTDA Playoffs A Coruña – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. 2 September 2018. Retrieved 6 February 2019.
  13. ^ "Current Rankings", WFTDA
  14. ^ "Rankings: December 31, 2014 – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Retrieved 16 April 2017.
  15. ^ "Rankings: December 31, 2015 – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Retrieved 16 April 2017.
  16. ^ "Rankings: December 31, 2016 – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Retrieved 16 April 2017.
  17. ^ "Rankings: December 31, 2017 – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Retrieved 5 January 2018.
  18. ^ "Rankings: December 31, 2018 – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Retrieved 6 February 2019.