Victoria Cup 2020

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The highly anticipated Victoria Cup 2020 is now open to applications, but, what is it?

As we all know, COVID-19 has had a massive effect on the world, and, unfortunately, the roller derby community was not spared. With no personal contact permitted, our full contact sport has been at a stand still. In an effort to get excited about returning to play, we wanted to present the opportunity to play against the VRDL All Stars to any and all Australian/New Zealand teams in a competition to win a weekend bootcamp with the All Star skater of your choice. Read below for details and FAQs.

The Rules

  • The team that scores the best points differential against the VRDL All Stars wins the Victoria Cup 2020.
    • Winner of the Victoria Cup 2020 is a weekend bootcamp with the All Star skater of your choice, free of charge.
    • Teams are allowed to play the All Stars 2 times. The game with the best points differential counts towards the Victoria Cup 2020.
  • Teams do not have to be from a WFTDA member league to participate, but must be WFTDA Gender Statement compliant. 
    • There are no divisions. If the team is WFTDA gender code compliant, they are eligible to compete in the Victoria Cup.
    • All games are regulation matches (not WFTDA sanctioned)
    • MRDA and other teams can contact to book a game, but will not be eligible for the Victoria Cup.
  • If coming to Melbourne, VRDL will organise the venue and officials.
    • Teams coming to Melbourne will be given a free training session with an All Star skater for your team while you’re in town.
    • VRDL will set up a game against another VRDL team, if interested.
    • VRDL can help with accommodation
  • If teams organise the venue, appropriately skilled officials and first aid staff, the All Stars will come to you.
    • To fly interstate, the All Stars require a minimum of 2 games booked over a weekend.
      • Play twice, and/or get a neighboring team involved.
    • The All Stars will partake in an organised tournament, against multiple opponents, as part of both the event and Victoria Cup. VRDL Media team will cross-promote your event.
  • The All Stars will play up to 4 games each weekend. 
  • All Victoria Cup 2020 games are to be played in October and November 2020. Exceptions will be considered for dates requested which are close to the proposed time.
  • As with all current life, if Corona Virus restrictions prohibit play, events will be cancelled or postponed.

FAQs

How much does it cost to enter a team?

  • Nothing.

How do teams win the Victoria Cup 2020?

When can teams play?

  • Anytime in October or November 2020. Get in early to secure dates!
  • If teams play in Melbourne, games can take place Tuesday, Thursday or Friday evening, or during the day on Saturday and Sunday.
  • If the All Stars travel interstate to play, games can take place on Saturday and Sunday.

Can MRDA or other teams play in the Victoria Cup 2020?

  • No, but the All Stars will play teams outside of the Cup, so please email vrdlallstars@gmail.com with some possible dates.

Do leagues have to be WFTDA members to participate?

Can games be sanctioned, or do a Strength Factor Challenge (SFC)?

  • WFTDA is currently not sanctioning any game play, so both sanctioning and SFC are currently not possible. If WFTDA permit either by the time of play, SFC will be considered, but no sanctioning.

Can a mash up team be formed to play in the Victoria Cup 2020?

  • No. This is for pre-established AUS/NZ teams.

Are teams of lower level allowed to play?

  • Yes. The Victoria Cup has no divisions.

Can teams play without a full roster?

  • All teams must roster at least 12 skaters in order to participate in the Victoria Cup 2020.

Will the All Stars travel to play?

  • Yes. If teams organise the venue, suitably skilled officials and first aid.
  • In planning this event, VRDL is assuming state borders will have reopened by the time of game play.

Can teams come to Melbourne to play?

  • Yes. If coming to Melbourne, VRDL will organise the venue and officials. Teams coming to Melbourne will be given a free training session with an All Star skater for teams while in town.
  • VRDL will set up a game against another VRDL team, if interested.

If teams come to Melbourne to play, when will the free coaching session be scheduled?

  • The coaching session can be scheduled for before or after games, or on any of the days the team is in town.

Do teams based in Victoria still get a free coaching session if coming to Melbourne?

  • Yes, of course!

Can teams organise to play other teams while in Melbourne?

  • Yes, definitely. VRDL is happy to help organise games against other VRDL teams, and other local teams.

How many times can teams play in the Victoria Cup 2020?

  • Teams are allowed up to 2 games. The game with the better point differential will count towards the Cup.

What happens if Corona Virus restrictions change (again, again) and the game can’t be played?

  • Games will either be postponed or canceled, after discussing the options with opponents.

Will there be an audience at the games?

  • Maybe, for some games. But only if the teams playing agree and the venue is able to host spectators in line with the COVID-19 restrictions at the time.

Will the games be live streamed?

  • Maybe. Depending on the host team’s capacity to organise it. Even if it’s just a mobile phone live streaming from track side VRDL will try and get something beaming out!

What’s the grand prize?

  • A weekend of coaching from an All Star skater of the winning team’s choice, free of charge.

Are there any other prizes?

  • There will be smaller prizes for each game’s MVP, as well as for the team that scores the most points overall against the All Stars.

Can teams compete at a tournament?

  • Yes, that’d be rad. The All Stars are not currently scheduled to attend any tournaments, but keen to attend so please contact.
  • The All Stars will play up to 4 games in a tournament weekend.

Keen to join in the competition? APPLY HERE

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