2019 champs – chat with Denver Ground Control

Denver Ground Control, US Denver Ground Control are your hosts for the 2019 MRDA Champs. They kick off the tournament off with a highly anticipated game against Austin Anarchy, who recently beat them by a slender nine points. “We are excited to open the tournament with a rematch against Austin. We had a rough second […]

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2019 champs – chat with New Wheeled Order

New Wheeled Order UK Manchester-based team New Wheeled Order continues to be a powerhouse on the UK roller derby scene, with only Lincoln’s Rolling Thunder coming anywhere close to upsetting their winning streak in 2019. The team are fortunate enough to train at Sporting Edge Manchester, where the venue is fully supportive of the sport, […]

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2019 champs – chat with Magic City Misfits

Magic City Misfits, US The Magic City Misfits are veterans of the old Men’s Derby Coalition, having formed way back in April 2009 by a group of jam skaters. They skate at The Rink in Deland, Florida, which is a member-owned venue.    Although they have experienced a growth in numbers recently, skaters are very […]

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2019 Champs – chat with the Kamiquadz

Kamiquadz, France In 2011, a bunch of mates close to Montpellier, France got together to form Kamiqudz Roller Derby; they’ve been steadily building ever since, but the last four years have seen a real increase in membership, ultimately leading to their first-ever champs qualification. Boasting three universities, Montpellier is traditionally a student city, which in […]

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2019 champs – chat with The Gatekeepers

St Louis GateKeepers, US St Louis GateKeepers train in the Shadow of a casino just over the drainage River Des Peres in a run down rink that’s been condemned more than once. David Metcalfe, #386, tells MRDA that from time to time the locker rooms have been converted into illegal apartments, rented to people who […]

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2019 champs – chat with Southern Discomfort

Southern Discomfort Roller Derby, UK  Formed in 2010, UK team Southern Discomfort are regular contenders at Champs and have, for a long time, been one of Britains most successful teams.   Despite being based in England’s biggest city, it can be quite tough to recruit, the team put it down to the number of sports they […]

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2019 Champs – chat with The Vancouver Murder

The Vancouver Murder, Canada MRDA 3rd place ranked The Vancouver Murder was formed in 2010; many of the original members no longer skate for them now, but the team assure us that their support and encouragement lives on in each of them; this year, more than ever, it is showing – they remain undefeated for […]

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2019 Champs – chat with Austin Anarchy

Austin Anarchy, USA Austin Anarchy from Texas well and truly qualified for MRDA Champs after taking top spot at the 2019 North American Qualifiers (NAQ), defeating Denver (153-144!) who also qualified, as well as the Philadelphia Hooligans (188-99) and Mohawk Valley (139-101). They come into the tournament seeded 8th with a rematch against 9th seeded […]

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2019 Champs – chat with Golden State Heat

Golden State Heat, US The Golden State Heat (MRDA rank #7) in California is a merger between Slick City Rollers, who had originally dissolved in 2016, and the Drive-By City Rollers. They are the premier men’s roller derby league in Southern California.  They have had a great season this year and were on a five-game […]

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MRDA September Rankings 2019

  MRDA Champs are upon us, so it’s time for September Rankings. Without further ado … 1 St. Louis Gatekeepers 2 Magic City Misfits 3 Vancouver Murder 4 Southern Discomfort 5 Manchester Roller Derby 6 Texas Men’s Roller Derby 7 Golden State Heat 8 Panam Squad 9 Austin Anarchy 10 Denver Ground Control 11 Derby […]

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