Roller Derby World Cup

This article is about the women's roller derby tournament. For the men's equivalent, see Men's Roller Derby World Cup.
Roller Derby World Cup
Tournament information
Location Various
Month played December
Established 2011
Format Group stage then knockout
Current champion
Team USA

The Roller Derby World Cup is an international women's roller derby tournament organized by Blood & Thunder magazine.[1][2] Teams of amateur skaters from around the world compete for their respective nations.

The inaugural 2011 Roller Derby World Cup was hosted by Toronto Roller Derby,[3] and was held December 1 through 4, 2011, at The Bunker at Downsview Park in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.[1][2] It was won by Team USA, who beat Team Canada by a score of 336 points to 33 in the final.[4]

The second World Cup took place December 4 through 7, 2014, in Dallas, Texas.[5] Team USA repeated their victory, this time defeating Team England in the final 219–105.

Live online coverage of the entire 2011 event was broadcast on the Derby News Network.[6] For the 2014 event, the complete live online coverage was broadcast by Blood and Thunder magazine, through the official roller derby world cup website.[7]

The third event is tentatively planned for 2017.[8]


Year Host Finals 3rd place playoff
Champion Result Runner Up 3rd Result 4th
2011 Canada Toronto  United States 336-33  Canada  England 203-85  Australia
2014 United States Dallas  United States 219-105  England  Australia 197-128  Canada


  1. 1 2 "Blood & Thunder Roller Derby World Cup 2011". Blood & Thunder Magazine. Retrieved 8 August 2011.
  2. 1 2 "Blood & Thunder Roller Derby World Cup hosted by Toronto Roller Derby". Blood & Thunder Magazine. Retrieved 30 October 2011.
  3. Yuen, Jenny (20 February 2011). "Roller Derby attracts a crowd". Toronto Sun. Retrieved 8 August 2011.
  4. "U.S. pummels Canada to win roller derby title". Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. 4 December 2011. Retrieved 7 December 2011.
  5. "Dallas to Host 2014 Roller Derby World Cup". Derby News Network. 10 June 2013. Retrieved 13 June 2013.
  6. "DNN Live Coverage: Blood & Thunder World Cup". Derby News Network. Retrieved 26 November 2011.
  7. "2014 Roller Derby World Cup live broadcast". Retrieved 8 December 2014.
  8. "2017 Roller Derby World Cup". Roller Derby World Cup. Retrieved 22 May 2015.

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