Long Island Roller Rebels

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Long Island Roller Rebels
League logo
Metro area New York
Country United States
Teams All Stars (A team)
Rock-A-Betty Bruisers (B team)
Track type(s) Flat
Venue Skate Safe America, Old Bethpage
Affiliations WFTDA
Website www.longislandrollerrebels.org

The Long Island Roller Rebels (LIRR) are a women's flat track roller derby league based on Long Island, New York. Founded in 2005,[1] the league currently consists of two teams which compete against teams from other leagues. Long Island Roller Rebels is a member of the Women's Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA).[2]

History and organization

Long Island Roller Rebels was founded as the "Rockabetty Bruisers"[3] in mid-2005 by Lauren "Captain Morgan" Madonia and seven others.[4][5] Aided in its early days by members of Gotham Girls Roller Derby,[6] Long Island's first official game was held in February 2006.[4] LIRR was announced as a new member of the Women's Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA) in May 2007.[7] They were early members of the WFTDA, competing in the East Region.[8]

The league's travel teams have participated in interleague bouts against teams across the east coast of the United States, reaching as far as Maine.[1] By 2009, their intraleague bouts were attracting around 350 to 400 fans to their regular venue, in Old Bethpage, New York, many of whom had previously watched banked track games.[9] Their 2010 season featured a tournament involving twelve teams from New York State,[10]

In 2011, the Roller Rebels competed in the East Coast Derby Extravaganza,[11] and also played a bout at the Men's Roller Derby Association Championships, which were held in their Old Bethpage rink.[12]

WFTDA rankings

Season Final ranking[13] Playoffs Championship
2009 16 E[14] DNQ DNQ
2010 17 E[15] DNQ DNQ
2011 21 E[16] DNQ DNQ
2012 17 E[17] DNQ DNQ
2013 76 WFTDA[18] DNQ DNQ
2014 160 WFTDA[19] DNQ DNQ
2015 152 WFTDA[20] DNQ DNQ
2016 111 WFTDA[21] DNQ DNQ
2017 74 WFTDA[22] DNQ DNQ

References

  1. ^ a b "2011 Press Kit", Long Island Roller Rebels
  2. ^ "Long Island Roller Rebels – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Retrieved 5 January 2018.
  3. ^ "Derby dreams Archived 2012-04-24 at the Wayback Machine.", Newsday, 22 January 2006
  4. ^ a b Hamlin, Clarissa (1 December 2010). "She's a rebel". Herald Community Newspapers. Long Island Herald. Retrieved 5 January 2018.
  5. ^ Valenti, John (13 June 2014). "LI Roller Rebels addicted to a bruising sport". Newsday. Newsday. Retrieved 5 January 2018.
  6. ^ "Derby dreams (p.4) Archived 2012-04-24 at the Wayback Machine.", Newsday, 22 January 2006
  7. ^ "WFTDA Newsletter - May 2007". WFTDA. Archived from the original on 12 May 2008. Retrieved 10 December 2016.
  8. ^ "Long Island Roller Rebels", WFTDA
  9. ^ Pat Burson, "Long Island Roller Rebels prepare for 2009 season", Newsday, 11 May 2009
  10. ^ Christy Hinko, "Long Island Roller Rebels Host Empire Skate Show Down Archived 2012-04-03 at the Wayback Machine.", Levittown Tribune, 10 September 2010
  11. ^ "Long Island Roller Rebels at East Coast Derby Extravaganza Archived 2011-11-16 at the Wayback Machine.", LIRR, 26 June 2011
  12. ^ "Big Apple Beatdown", New York Shock Exchange
  13. ^ "Current Rankings", WFTDA
  14. ^ "Current Rankings". WFTDA. Archived from the original on 30 April 2010. Retrieved 5 January 2018.
  15. ^ "Current Rankings". WFTDA. Archived from the original on 2 March 2011. Retrieved 5 January 2018.
  16. ^ "Current Rankings". WFTDA. Archived from the original on 25 January 2012. Retrieved 5 January 2018.
  17. ^ "Current Rankings". WFTDA. Archived from the original on 20 March 2013. Retrieved 5 January 2018.
  18. ^ "Rankings: December 31, 2013 – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Retrieved 5 January 2018.
  19. ^ "Rankings: December 31, 2014 – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Retrieved 5 January 2018.
  20. ^ "Rankings: December 31, 2015 – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Retrieved 5 January 2018.
  21. ^ "Rankings: December 31, 2016 – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Retrieved 5 January 2018.
  22. ^ "Rankings: December 31, 2017 – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Retrieved 5 January 2018.
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