Stockholm Roller Derby

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Stockholm Roller Derby
League logo
Metro areaStockholm
CountrySweden
Founded2007
TeamsAll Stars (A team)
Bstrds (B team)
C-Stars (C team)
Track type(s)Flat
AffiliationsWFTDA
Websiterollerderby.se

Stockholm Roller Derby (STRD) is a women's flat track roller derby league based in Stockholm, Sweden. Founded in 2007, the league currently consists of two teams which compete against teams from other leagues. Stockholm is a member of the Women's Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA).[1]

History[edit]

The first roller derby league in Sweden, Stockholm Roller Derby was founded by Nattis Mörkenstam, Linn Hultström, Jenny Stendahl, Emmelie Bogårdh and Michel Diaz Nocetti and initially practised in a garage. They struggled to find a permanent practice venue, and initially recruited only slowly. However, the league received a major boost when the film Whip It! was released, and found training space in an abandoned shopping mall.[2] By mid-2010, the league had forty skaters, while three other leagues had emerged in the country, including the Crime City Rollers.[3]

Stockholm played their first bout in October 2010, against Helsinki Roller Derby, and took part in the first all-Swedish bout in March 2011, against Crime City.[4] The league also participated in the first Scandinavian tournament, "Battle of the Nordic Light",[5] losing to Helsinki but beating Copenhagen.[6]

In October 2011, Stockholm became an apprentice member of the Women's Flat Track Derby Association,[7] and it graduated to full membership in December 2012.[8] Seven of Stockholm's skaters were selected to play for Team Sweden at the 2011 Roller Derby World Cup.[9]

WFTDA competition[edit]

At the first European WFTDA tournament in November 2012, "Track Queens Battle Royal",[10] Stockholm came at third place out of ten bouting teams, defending their ingoing ranking[11] for the tournament. Stockholm first qualified for the international WFTDA Division 1 Playoffs in 2015, entering the Dallas tournament as the fifth seed, and finishing in seventh place.[12] In 2016, Stockholm returned to Division 1 Playoffs, entering the Vancouver tournament as the eighth seed and again finishing in seventh place.[13] At the 2017 Malmo Division 1 Playoff, Stockholm won their opening game against Terminal City Rollergirls 197-145,[14] but then lost their quarterfinal against Denver Roller Derby, 330-152.[15] Stockholm finished the weekend with a 184-166 consolation bracket victory over Kallio Rolling Rainbow.[16] In 2018, Stockholm qualified for the WFTDA Playoff in A Coruña, Spain, finishing out of the medals with a consolation round loss to 2×4 Roller Derby, 208-172.[17]

Rankings[edit]

Season Final ranking[18] Playoffs Championship
2013 116 WFTDA[19] N/A N/A
2014 41 WFTDA[20] N/A N/A
2015 17 WFTDA[21] 7 D1[12] DNQ
2016 28 WFTDA[22] 7 D1[13] DNQ
2017 20 WFTDA[23] CR D1[16] DNQ
2018 21 WFTDA[24] CR[17] DNQ
  • CR = consolation round

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Stockholm Roller Derby – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Retrieved 28 December 2017.
  2. ^ Anna Bodin, "I rollerderby är blåmärken snyggt", Dagens Nyheters 28 October 2011 (in Swedish)
  3. ^ "Roller derby Archived 12 November 2011 at the Wayback Machine", ETC, 19 July 2010 (in Swedish)
  4. ^ "Bouts", Stockholm Roller Derby
  5. ^ "Battle of the Nordic Light", Crime City Rollers, 26 July 2011
  6. ^ "Tre vinster mot nordiskt motstånd", Crime City Rollers, 8 September 2011 (in Swedish)
  7. ^ "WFTDA accepts 14 leagues into apprentice program Archived 18 November 2014 at the Wayback Machine", WFTDA, 27 October 2011
  8. ^ "WFTDA Welcomes 14 New Members Archived 6 December 2012 at the Wayback Machine", 3 December 2012
  9. ^ "WFTDA and the Roller Derby World Cup Archived 9 November 2011 at the Wayback Machine", WFTDA, 1 November 2011
  10. ^ "Track Queens Battle Royal Scores", Track Queens Battle Royal, 18 November 2012,
  11. ^ "Track Queens Battle Royal Teams", Track Queens Battle Royal
  12. ^ a b Deadwards, Lisa (13 September 2015). "D1D 7th: #5 Stockholm beats #7 Sun State, 210-146". Derby Central. Retrieved 25 November 2016.
  13. ^ a b "D1V: #8 Stockholm demolishes #7 Sacred City, 252-109". Derby Central. 18 September 2016. Retrieved 25 November 2016.
  14. ^ Khaos, Merry (8 September 2017). "D1M: #7 Stockholm cleans up #10 Terminal City, 197-145". Derby Central. Retrieved 4 January 2018.
  15. ^ Berrick, Genevieve D (9 September 2017). "D1M: #2 Denver takes flight over #7 Stockholm, 330-152". Derby Central. Retrieved 4 January 2018.
  16. ^ a b Deadwards, Lisa (10 September 2017). "D1M: #7 Stockholm rolls past #9 Kallio, 184-166". Derby Central. Retrieved 4 January 2018.
  17. ^ a b "2018 Playoffs A Coruña Game 14: Helsinki vs. 2×4 Roller Derby – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. 2 September 2018. Retrieved 15 January 2019.
  18. ^ "Current Rankings", WFTDA
  19. ^ "Rankings: December 31, 2013 – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Retrieved 25 November 2016.
  20. ^ "Rankings: December 31, 2014 – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Retrieved 25 November 2016.
  21. ^ "Rankings: December 31, 2015 – WFTDA". wftda.com. Retrieved 25 November 2016.
  22. ^ "Rankings: December 31, 2016 – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Retrieved 6 January 2017.
  23. ^ "Rankings: December 31, 2017 – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Retrieved 5 January 2018.
  24. ^ "Rankings: December 31, 2018 – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Retrieved 15 January 2019.