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San Diego Derby Dolls

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Metro area  San Diego, California
Founded  2005
Country  United States
Track type(s)  Banked, Flat
San Diego Derby Dolls
Teams  The Wildfires (A travel team) Sparks (B travel team) The Swarm (Home Banked) Diego Rollers (Home Banked) Hard Corps (Home Banked)
Venue  The Dollhouse, Downtown San Diego

The San Diego Derby Dolls (SDDD) is a roller derby league based in San Diego, California. Founded in 2005, the league originally had one travel team, called the Wildfires; two home teams, named the Swarm and the Diego Rollers; a "B" team, known as the Hard Corps; as well as a junior training team called the Juvenile Dollinquents. It currently consists of three teams, two of which are travel teams which compete against teams other leagues. The third team competes against the home teams of sister league, the Los Angeles Derby Dolls (LADD).

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History

The league was founded by Bonnie D.Stroir, who lived in San Diego, but had been skating with LADD for two years. Around late 2006, the Dolls installed a banked track, but also continue to compete on a flat track, becoming the first "hybrid" league.

By 2009, the Dolls had about 80 skaters and nearly 1,000 fans. San Diego won the 2009 and 2010 editions of Battle on the Bank, the national banked track roller derby championship and came in 3rd place in the 2011 Battle on the Bank. In 2010, they were ranked 20th in the world in flat-track derby. In March 2011, they took on WFTDA Championship winners the Rocky Mountain Rollergirls on the Dolls' banked track, losing 100-125 to the flat track league.

San Diego was a founding member of the Roller Derby Coalition of Leagues in January 2012.

In December 2015, the San Diego Derby Dolls announced they had teamed up with local WFTDA roller derby league SoCal Derby to make the first coalition between a banked and flat track league under one roof in modern roller derby.

In media and culture

The San Diego Derby Dolls were the inspiration for the 2013 play Derbywise by Circle Circle dot dot.

In 2015, the San Diego Derby Dolls and General Manager, Isabelle Ringer, were highlighted on Mike Rowe's CNN Program 'Somebody's Gotta Do It' in episode entitles 'Derby Dolls.'

References

San Diego Derby Dolls Wikipedia


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