British Roller Derby Championships

Tournament Structure

The British Championships is the first British roller derby tournament to feature a fluid structure for progression and development, featuring promotion and relegation at the end of end of the year.

In all divisions, each team plays each other once. Winning teams get 3 points for a win and 0 points for a loss. These points are totalled up and teams are placed in their divisional table in order of points scored. In the event of multiple teams having the same tournament points, game points differential will be used to define the higher placement (game points differential = total game points scored – total game points conceded).

As a summary, here’s how the Tournaments will resolve themselves:

WFTDA-side Tournament
Tier 1 – UKRDA Premier (1 division)

– No playoffs – Champions are decided by divisional placement only.
– Bottom two teams are relegated into Tier 2.

Tier 2 – UKRDA National (2 divisions)

– Top two teams from each division proceed to the playoffs (4 teams in total)
– Top two finishers from playoffs are promoted to Tier 1
– Bottom two teams from each division are relegated to Tier 3 (4 teams in total).

Tier 3 – Regional (4 divisions)

– Top two teams from each division proceed to playoffs
– Top four finishers from playoffs are promoted to Tier 2
– Bottom two teams from each division are relegated to Tier 4

Tier 4 – Local (4 divisions)

– Top two teams from each division are promoted to Tier 3

Tier 5 – Local (1 divisions)

– Top two teams from division are promoted to Tier 4 (depending upon structure of 2017 tournament)

MRDA-side Tournament
Tier 1 – Premier (1 division)

– No playoffs – Champions are decided by divisional placement only.
– Bottom team is relegated into Tier 2.

Tier 2 – National (1 division)

– Top team from division promoted to Tier 1.
– Bottom team is relegated to Tier 3.

Tier 3 – Regional (2 divisions)

– Top team from each division proceed to the playoffs (two teams in total)
– Top finisher from playoffs is promoted to Tier 2
– No relegation