Sailor City Rollers from Buenos Aires, Argentina, South America took home the gold at the 2019 WFTDA Continental Cup – North America East, hosted and organized by Dutchland Derby Rollers August 23-25 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, US. Sailor City entered the tournament as the #5 Seed and dominated their mostly higher seeded opponents Toronto Roller Derby (Seed #12), Blue Ridge Rollergirls (Seed #4), Naptown Roller Derby (Seed #1), and Detroit Roller Derby (Seed #3) throughout the tournament.
— Mary AKA Fred Whistley (@MaryGwendolyn) August 25, 2019
With Calgary Roller Derby winning the North America West Cup earlier this month, this means that all of the Continental Cups winners in 2019 are/will be from outside of the United States, a true testament to the global growth of our sport and the amazing athletes who participate around the world.
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✨🏆SAILOR CITY ROLLERS ALL STARS, LES CAMPEONES DE LA COPA CONTINENTAL🏆✨ ⚓️SCR All Stars se consagra como equipo campeón de Eastbound Throwdown – A WFTDA Continental Cup (Copa Continental – Norteamérica Este de WFTDA) tras vencer a Detroit en un partido apasionante que tuvo como resultado final 154 – 243. 🏆 ⚓️Agradecemos a nuestres All Stars por representar a nuestra liga, al Derby Argentino y Latinoamericano en uno de los torneos más importantes del deporte a nivel mundial y llevarlo hasta lo más alto.💪 ¡Felicitaciones, All Staaaars! ¡¡A FESTEJAAR!! 😍 __ ✨🏆 SAILOR CITY ROLLERS ⭐️ ALL STARS ⭐️ – Eastbound Throwdown – A WFTDA Continental Cup Champions 🏆✨ ⚓️ SCR All Stars are the champion team of Eastbound Throwdown – A WFTDA Continental Cup after defeating Detroit in an exciting match that ended Detroit 154 – Sailor City 243. ⚓️ We thank our All Stars for representing our league, the Argentine and Latin American Derby in one of the most important roller derby tournaments worldwide and taking it to the top.💪 Congratulations, All Staaaars! To the after party now! 😍
Detroit Roller Derby (#3 Seed) from Detroit, Michigan, US came in Second Place and Boston Roller Derby (Seed #2) of Boston, Massachusetts, US came in Third Place after a hard-fought game against Naptown Roller Derby (Seed #1).
Everything Rookard does is highlight real but for now I'd like to spotlight this beautiful calm Detroit blocking formation. Links appear and are dropped as needed, the pushes are made expertly. Just really nice derby 👏 #talk2wftda #WFTDACups pic.twitter.com/6UXMCax2qo
— Sprints (@DianaSprints) August 25, 2019
Dutchland Derby Rollers started the weekend with thirty seconds of silence just before Gem City Roller Derby from Dayton, Ohio took to the track for their first game, to recognize those lost in the mass shooting in Dayton earlier this month.
Moment of silence to honor those involved in the Oregon District shooting. Respect. #Talk2WFTDA
— PR Mageddon – Winston-Salem Edition!🎙 (@PRMageddon) August 23, 2019
The MVP award was presented to Jules of the first-place team, Sailor City. In the semi-final game alone, Jules had a 100% lead jammer status, and scored 378 points in their first three games, all while receiving only one penalty.
— Sprints (@DianaSprints) August 25, 2019
After game 14, everyone’s brackets were busted in the 2019 WFTDA Bracket Challenge by Derby on Toast and sponsored by WFTDA.tv. The top three predictors, GrenadeOConnor, McFly, and Markthetaylor, were tied, and McFly was randomly selected as the winner. All three will receive a WFTDA.tv 2019 Full Postseason Bundle (including all archives), and McFly will be entered to win two VIP tickets to the 2019 International WFTDA Championships in Montréal.
THE WINNER OF THE @WFTDA NA – EAST CONTINENTAL CUP 2019 is………
Congrats to GrenadeOConnor & markthetaylor you both get watch passes!
Drop us a DM with your details and we can get your prize over to you! pic.twitter.com/AAGumkjSPh
— Bracket Challenge is here! 🔮🔮🔮 (@mjjwatson) August 26, 2019
Congratulations to all the participating teams who kept the enthusiasm going on and off the track.
— titmouse (@t1tmouse) August 24, 2019
Thank you to our awesome Officials and the fantastic announcers who kept the mics hot in-arena and on the broadcast.
So many amazing officials this weekend 🦓 Check out this jam ref. Spots that Lexical Dexterity (pivot turned jammer on 6 penalties 😬) has erroneously headed to the box, they head over immediately to rectify the situation & call the jammer back to the track #talk2wftda #WFTDACups pic.twitter.com/rKxmArhPNn
— Sprints (@DianaSprints) August 24, 2019
Always thrilled to see folks make their https://t.co/xWvGhzlyxm debuts during the postseason. Special kudos to Bea Nimble, Jackie Bauer and Token RedShirt all for doing a great job this weekend. Well done, friends. #derbytwitter #Talk2Wftda pic.twitter.com/XKNim6xZqr
— Mr Whistler (@andrewencer) August 25, 2019
And to all photographers, medics, and all other volunteers who made the weekend a success, we appreciate everything you do.
Roller derby is powered by awesome and, for those of us who can't be in Lancaster, you are generating enough energy for all of #DerbyTwitter.
— Rose City Rollers (@RoseCityRollers) August 24, 2019
Special thanks to Dutchland Derby Rollers for hosting and organizing a successful 2019 WFTDA Continental Cup for the North America East Region, and for welcoming the WFTDA community to the Spooky Nook!
— Toronto All-Stars (@CNPowerToRD) August 25, 2019
Video archives are currently available at wftda.tv for watch pass buyers (discounted archive watch passes go on sale Tuesday) and will be released Wednesday on the WFTDA Twitch channel. Learn more about accessing the 2019 tournament archives.
You know you’re watching a good game when the chant the crowd busts out with is just “ROLL-ER DER-BY!”
— Ally (@allymckill) August 25, 2019
The 2019 WFTDA Postseason continues with the first of our International Playoffs happening in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, September 6-8. Visit the tournament website for tickets and other info, or buy your wftda.tv watch pass if you can’t attend in person.
Watch the Awards Ceremony
First Place – Sailor City Rollers
Second Place – Detroit Roller Derby
Third Place – Boston Roller Derby
Fourth Place – Naptown Roller Derby
Download Final Brackets