Rocky Overpowers Toronto, 357-100

Rocky Overpowers Toronto, 357-100 Photo: © Paul Delooze, rollerderbyphotography.co.uk

GUILDFORD, UK–The final game at Anarchy might have been expected to be close just going by WFTDA rankings that had Rocky Moutain pegged at #9 and Toronto at #13–but the pattern of scores in the tournament to date meant that the odds were very heavily in Rocky Mountain’s favour. Toronto put in a performance that showed some of the strength that had earned them that ranking–but they still fell 357-100 and were consigned to last place as Rocky took second.

London Bruises Rocky Mountain, 205-132

London Bruises Rocky Mountain, 205-132 Photo: Paul Delooze, rollerderbyphotography.co.uk

GUILDFORD, UK–When these teams last met Rocky Mountain were WFTDA champions and their 228-49 win flattered the hosts courtesy of a huge final jam. It was unthinkable then that London might be considered favourites in their next meeting–but slight favourites they were. A first half of long, tight battles for lead jammer kept scoring low until the teams traded powerjams at the death was followed by a slightly freer second half–but London led from jam three and took an exceptionally physical win 205-132.

Rocky Breaks Down Detroit, 312-57

Rocky  Breaks Down Detroit, 312-57 Photo: © Moneyshot, Wicked Shamrock Photography

GUILDFORD, UK–When these teams last met it was August 2011, and Rocky came away with a 212-41 win. While much has changed in the interim a similar margin would have been expected for Rocky Mountain this time out, at least under normal circumstances, especially given the 311-22 hammering Detroit got at the hands of London the night before. Playing in the UK, and with Rocky missing the heart of their jamming corps, things looked decidedly more uncertain before the first whistles. That uncertainty took mere minutes to be swept away, though, as the 5280 Fight Club controlled the bout start to finish and took the win 312-57.

Preview: Anarchy in the UK 2014

LONDON, UK–This is the third Anarchy in the UK since London’s debut onto the WFTDA scene in Anarchy 1 back in 2011, and the first to feature multiple sanctioned games since that most memorable of events. As with the very first one, you can watch every bout from this weekend’s event live on DNN!

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