Posted on June 21, 2007
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Posted on June 21, 2007
Tickets are now on sale for the 2007 WFTDA Eastern Regional Tournament. The tournament will be held at Battelle Hall in the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, OH, August 17-19. Prices are $25/day or $50 for the whole event. Get tickets online here. http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/16887
more info here: http://www.ohiorollergirls.com/site/heartlandHavoc/index.html
The top four teams from this tournament will go on to compete in the National Championship Tournament in Austin, TX in September.
Posted on June 13, 2007
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:Detroit, Michigan—June 13, 2007. The Detroit Derby Girls’ sixth game of the 2007 home season will feature a fierce match up between the D-Funk Allstars and the Pistolwhippers. The bout is scheduled for Saturday, June 23, 2007 at the Masonic Temple (500 Temple Street, Detroit, MI). Doors open at 7:00 pm. Tickets are $15.00 and are available now at any Michigan Meijer store or at <www.starticketsplus.com>. For the rest of the home season schedule and additional information about tickets, please see the DDG website, <www.detroitderbygirls.com>.These teams haven’t met since the first game of the 2006 season, in a nail-biter that led to the DDG’s first—and, to date, only—game decided by an overtime jam. The Pistolwhippers squeaked by with a thin 119-113 victory. This storied—and hotly contested—outcome has fostered a sense that both teams have something to prove in their rematch this season. Both D-Funk and the Pistolwhippers arrive to this bout with 1-1 records, a core of veteran skaters, and some promising rookie players. Not only that, but this game will decide who will take on the hot Devil’s Night Dames in the 2007 championship on July 21. This is truly anyone’s game.While fast-moving and hard-hitting flat track roller derby is the centerpiece of the DDG, additional bout entertainment will be provided by the DDG cheerleaders (henceforth known as the Motor City Rah-Rahs), DJ Tim Tiki, and the returning hula hoop sensation, Revolva. After-party entertainment includes a special event at the Old Miami (3930 Cass Avenue, Detroit, MI) with DJs Tim Tiki, Grimly Fiendish, and Elisavet. At the bout the DDG is also collecting donations to benefit Arts and Scraps, a Detroit-based non-profit organization with the mission “to provide children with affordable and creative experiences using recycled industrial scraps to actively involve them in learning, increase their confidence, and encourage independent thinking.” The DDG asks that fans help the league support Arts and Scraps by donating scratched or old CDs, new or broken crayons, kids’ scissors, and used ink cartridges. Any assistance in giving back to the community that has supported and encouraged the DDG is greatly appreciated.The Detroit Derby Girls, established in early 2005, is an all-female owned and operated flat track roller derby league. Over 60 skaters strong, the Detroit Derby Girls are part of the national rebirth of roller derby that began in 2001. Currently, over 40 leagues have formed throughout the US and are joined together by the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA, <www.wftda.org>). The WFTDA is the national organizing body that has equal representation from all active flat track leagues in which women skaters are primary owners, managers and operators.
Posted on June 13, 2007
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEDetroit, Michigan—June 13, 2007.On June 2 the Devil’s Night Dames battled the defending champion Detroit Pistoffs to a 99-80 victory in the Detroit Derby Girls’ fifth women’s flat track roller derby bout of the 2007 intraleague season. In doing so the Dames, fourth place finishers in 2006, secured a spot in the 2007 championships.It was a tough game for the Pistoffs, who continue to skate without some of their key players: top jammer Deadly Dose still suffers from a knee injury, key blocker/pivot and assistant captain Bikini Killer is on leave while she participates in an internship, and great offensive blocker Soldier Doll is on leave while she serves in Iraq. Their absence was filled by returning skater Devil Kitty, who had been acting as Pistoffs manager while she recovered from a torn ACL, and who skated an impressive 68% of this game in her first time back. Although the Pistoffs were missing skaters, they were able to keep the score tight throughout the game with impenetrable walls of blockers. Captain Cookie Rumble emerged as Defensive Blocker of the Game, with a huge 24 blocks. She also scored 27 points in her turns as jammer, the high for her team. Elle McFearsome remained impressive across the board—with a significant number of assists and offensive blocks, defensive blocks, and 15 points in her turns as jammer. This game also saw a great performance by Pain McGowan, who had an excellent game as a defensive blocker with 13 blocks in addition to her assists and the points she scored at her first turns jamming in a bout.Unfortunately for the Pistoffs, this wasn’t enough to stop another super performance by the Dames and their phenomenal rookie jammer, Racer McChaseHer. Although the Pistoffs walls were tough to get through, Racer still managed to score 48 points, the bulk for her team, which earned her Jammer of the Game honors. She also had a great game as a blocker, delivering offensive blocks and assists as well as 19 defensive blocks. Top blocker for the Dames, however, was team captain Lady MacDeath, who had 20 defensive blocks in addition to her 6 assists. Lady, who was named Most Improved Skater at the closing awards of the DDG 2006 season, was able to truly show the fruits of her hard work and diligence during this game. Her performance here, as well as the great strides she has made with this team as captain, rendered her game MVP. Also of note for the Dames was assistant captain Rock Candy, who scored a big 32 points during her turns as jammer in addition to her work as pivot/blocker. This game also saw the return of Loretta Synn, who did an excellent job at pivot after enduring a hiatus due to illness.The next game of Detroit’s 2007 intraleague season is scheduled for June 23, and will see the D-Funk Allstars vs. Pistolwhippers. These teams haven’t met since a July 2006 nail-biter that went into overtime. Not only is this sure to be an exciting rematch, but this game will also determine the Dames’ rivals for the 2007 DDG championship. All home bouts are held at the Masonic Temple (500 Temple Street, Detroit, MI). Doors open at 7:00 pm. Tickets are $15.00 and are available now at any Michigan Meijer store or at <www.starticketsplus.com>. For the rest of the home season schedule and additional information about tickets, please see the DDG website, <www.detroitderbygirls.com>.The Detroit Derby Girls, established in early 2005, is an all-female owned and operated flat track roller derby league. Over 60 skaters strong, the Detroit Derby Girls are part of the national rebirth of roller derby that began in 2001. Currently, over 40 leagues have formed throughout the US and are joined together by the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA, <www.wftda.org>). The WFTDA is the national organizing body that has equal representation from all active flat track leagues in which women skaters are primary owners, managers and operators.