British Roller Derby Championships

Tournament History

2012 – The End of the World Series

The Tournament began in 2012 as The End Of The World Series. Six women’s teams decided to form a local competitive tournament for the year, to encourage growth of their teams and move away from rostering guest skaters. Each team were to host a double header, with a final day triple header. The tournament was very successful, featuring large attendances and seeing teams grow in strength and confidence. The founder leagues were Milton Keynes Roller Derby, Rebellion Roller Derby, Oxford Roller Derby, Bedfordshire RollerGirls, Hell’s Belles Roller Girls and Vendetta Vixens, with Milton Keynes winning the tournament.

2013 – The Heartland Series

In 2013, the tournament was rebranded as the Heartland Series and doubled in size, as an additional 6 teams were added. Two divisions of 6 teams were created, East and West, each team hosting a double header, with a last day triple header. Additionally, a Playoff day was included where the top two teams from each division played semis and a final to decide the overall tournament champion. This year also saw tournament and divisional Skating and Non Skating Officials. Each team were required to provide officials for their games, encouraging the development of officials within participating leagues. Again the tournament proved a great success, with Severn Roller Torrent defeating Romsey Town RollerBillies in the Playoff Final to be crowned Heartland Series Champions 2013.

2014 – The Heartland Series

In 2014, the tournament doubled in size again to 24 teams in 4 divisions. Again, each division featured 6 teams hosting a double header, with a last day triple header. Officials were agin supplied by the teams, and Tournament and Divisional Head Officials continued to codify the structure. The Playoff Finals featured the top 2 teams in each division playing quarter finals, semi finals and final to decide the champion. Going from strength to strength, Romsey Town RollerBillies beat Plymouth City Roller Gorls in the Playoff Final to take the 2014 title.

2015 – The British Roller Derby Championships

The British Roller Derby Championships is Europe’s largest interleague Women’s and Men’s Flat Track Roller Derby Tournament. 72 women’s leagues from England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are divided into four tiers for double header bout days spanning the year, with a playoffs to find who will be British Roller Derby Champions for 2015! For the first time, men’s teams will also participate in the debut men’s British Championships tournament!

2016 – The British Roller Derby Championships

The British Roller Derby Championships is Europe’s largest interleague Women’s and Men’s Flat Track Roller Derby Tournament. 66 women’s leagues and 20 men’s leagues from England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are divided into tiers for double header bout days spanning the year, to find who will be British Roller Derby Champions for 2015!