MRDA announces 2018 Qualifiers and Championship Details

With the excitement and thrills of the 2017 Men’s Roller Derby Association Championships finally starting to settle, the MRDA announces the leagues and locations that will be hosting our 2018 North American Qualifier, European Qualifier, and Championship. After researching several applicants over many weeks, we are proud to announce the following:

The North American Qualifier (NAQ) will be hosted by Mass Maelstrom Roller Derby (Massachusetts, USA) on August 4th and 5th at

Fitchburg State University – Wallace Civic Center
1000 John Fitch Hwy
Fitchburg, MA 01420

Mass Maelstrom has been a staple in men’s derby for just under a decade and with the great action we saw at last season’s playoffs, 2018 NAQ is certain to be a great weekend of  derby.

Up next, the European Qualifier will be hosted by Manchester Roller Derby’s New Wheeled Order (Manchester, UK) on August 18th and 19th at

North Bridge Leisure Centre
North Bridge Street
Halifax, HX3 6TE
United Kingdom

With an impressive showing at the 2017 MRDA Cymru Clash, New Wheeled Order has been a team to watch for several seasons. The 2018 European Qualifier will highlight the best men’s derby Europe has to offer.

And finally, the Men’s Roller Derby Association is pleased to announce that 2018 Championship will be hosted by Portland Men’s Roller Derby (Portland, Oregon) on October 12th through 14th at

Salem Armory
2310 17th St NE
Salem, OR 97301

Who’s town? Bridgetown! Well, slightly down the road a bit. We are very excited to co-host with Portland Men’s Roller Derby bring you 2018 MRDA Champs. This league has the talent and know-how to put on one helluva show!

Now that the locations have been set and the dates are on the calendar, it’s time to put in the work! We saw a lot of growth in 2017 from all the leagues and teams within the Men’s Roller Derby Association and we can’t wait to see what happens next year! See you on the track!