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Atlanta Rollergirls

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Metro area  Atlanta, Georgia
Founded  2004
Venue  Yaarab Shrine Center
Country  United States
Track type(s)  Flat
Atlanta Rollergirls
Teams  Dirty South Derby Girls (WFTDA A team) Rumble Bs (B team) Jukes of Hazzard (C team) Apocalypstix Denim Demons Sake Tuyas Toxic Shocks

Atlanta Rollergirls are a women's flat-track roller derby league based in Atlanta, Georgia. Founded in 2004, the league finished their ninth season in November 2013. The Atlanta Rollergirls are a founding member league of the Women's Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA).

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In November 2012, the Atlanta Rollergirls hosted the 2012 WFTDA Championships.

Early History

In 2004 the Atlanta Rollergirls were started under the leadership of league founder Tanya Hyde (Angela Ward).

Home teams

The majority of ARG skaters compete on a 'home team' only. Home teams practice monthly, and each skating member of the league must take part in the greater management of the league. Members of the Dirty South Derby Girls (DSDG) All-Star team have the option to not skate on a home team, but they must still participate in league management.

  • The Apocalypstix.
  • Colors: Pink/Black          

  • The Denim Demons.
  • Colors: Blue/Red          

  • The Sake Tuyas.
  • Colors: Red/White/Black               

  • The Toxic Shocks. - The Toxic Shocks were added as an expansion team in the 2007 season. The Shocks increased the total number of Atlanta Rollergirls home teams to four. The 2007 season was the first year the Shocks won the home team championship.
  • Colors: Green/Silver          

    League standings

    Home team rankings are based on placement at the end of the season.

    Travel teams

    The Atlanta Rollergirls field three interleague teams that compete at a variety of levels: Baby Blue and Red           are the official colors of all Atlanta Rollergirls interleague teams as of the 2014 season.

  • The Dirty South Derby Girls All-Star Team – Atlanta’s nationally ranked and sanctioned Women's Flat Track Derby Association All-Star travel team.
  • The Rumble Bs - Atlanta's B-Team for exhibition and non-sanctioned games with other leagues. Composed of skaters from each of the home teams, the Rumble Bs serves as a training ground for All-Star skaters. The Rumble Bs travel is generally limited to areas in the Southeastern United States.
  • The Jukes of Hazzard – Atlanta’s C-Team, established in 2011 is composed of skaters from each of the four home teams. Active skaters who are neither on DSDG nor the Rumble Bs may put their names in for consideration for games. The Jukes of Hazzard have a rotating roster of members based on the game and team they will be playing. The Jukes of Hazzard compete in exhibition and non-sanctioned games.
  • WFTDA competition

    The Dirty South Derby Girls are Atlanta's all-star travel team, competes internationally within the WFTDA, and since its inception has qualified for either WFTDA Championships or Playoffs every year except 2008. Since 2014, Atlanta has finished in 4th place at 3 WFTDA Division 1 Playoff tournaments in a row.

    References

    Atlanta Rollergirls Wikipedia


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