(BALLWIN, MO) Arch Rival Roller Derby (ARCH) and GateKeepers Roller Derby (GKRD) co-hosted the second annual “Sibling Rivalry” invitational at Midwest Sport Hockey June 23-25.
The three-day, flat-track event featured 16 games overall, half that were sanctioned by the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA) while the other half was sanctioned by the Men’s Roller Derby Association (MRDA).
The Arch Rival All-Stars, currently ranked ninth internationally by the WFTDA, finished the weekend 1-2 with a 326-77 victory over #21 Dallas combined with 77-point setbacks to #2 Gotham (195-118) and #7 Denver (244-167). The weekend output now results in the team’s 2-4 record overall.
Arch Rival waits its seeding in the WFTDA post-season complexion that will be revealed later this summer. To its credit, St. Louis have faced the teams ranked first, second, fourth and seventh internationally this season.
The ARCH All-Stars face #10 Jacksonville in a August 12 road game to hone its post-season play.
The aforementioned Gotham finished the weekend 3-0 with additional wins over Denver (163-161) and #8 Minnesota (221-93). Alongside their triumph over Arch Rival, Denver claimed a 348-191 over Minnesota and a 360-84 duke over Dallas to finish the weekend 3-1. MNRG snared a 254-108 over Dallas for its lone win of the weekend. Dallas finished the weekend winless at 0-3.
On the men’s side, the St. Louis GateKeepers finished “Rivalry” 3-0 with wins over #9 Magic City (266-68), #14 Denver Ground Control (411-41) and #22 Twin Cities (423-32) to push their record to 7-0.
Floridians Magic City finished the weekend 3-1 with victories over Denver (271-119), Twin Cities (207-103) and unranked Sydney SMASH (315-45). Denver Ground Control claimed a 331-92 over Sydney SMASH to finish 1-2 while Twin Cities notched a 274-66 victory over Sydney to claim its solo win of the year.
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