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Beasts de Rhythm et Bruise

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On the Sunday, it is the highlight of the afternoon to watch the juniors of Montreal display their derby skills.

Often coached by senior members of Montreal Roller Derby, that would mean a New Skid past or present, or a father.

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Hammer

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Charm with Rideau

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From what I can recall the Sunday morning hangover bout after Charm City 109 vs. New Skids 306

Away Games on Sunday, July 19th, 2015

Hangover Bout (Closed games for our All-Star A and B Teams)
Rideau Valley Vixens (Ottawa): 120 – Charm City All Stars (Baltimore, MD): 182
Rideau Valley Sirens (Ottawa): 170 – Charm City Female Trouble B-team (Baltimore, MD): 222
Location: Arena St. Louis – Montreal, PQ

 

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Thames Fatales vs. Mid Michigan Derby Girls

November 6, 2010

Western Fair
London, ONTARIO
CANADA

Sat, Nov 6, 2010
Doors Open @ 7:00PM – Show @ 7:00PM
Western Fair Entertainment Centre
316 Rectory Street, London, ON
Thames Fatales vs Mid Michigan Roller Girls
All Ages / Licensed

Event Details

Western Fair Canada Building
Kids under 10 Free

Event type: All Ages / Licensed

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We All Brawl

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WE ALL BRAWL – TIGHTY WHITEY VS. SOOPA BLACK

November 10, 2012

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Ice Ice Baby

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Ice Ice Baby

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Bim Bam Baby
Nickel City Knockouts vs. Suicidal Saucies

February 18, 2012
Rainbow Roller Rink
North Tonawanda, NY USA

Come watch the Nickel City Knockouts battle it out with the Suicidal Saucies – you won’t want to miss this bout!

The Ice Ice Babies, QCRG’s very own Junior Roller Girls, will play an expo bout before the game at 7:00 PM!

We are the Warriors

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The Rolling Dead – Grey Bruce vs. Woodstock Warriors October 26, 2013

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Wednesday week

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Star baby

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In the Northumberland

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IT’S BOUT TIME – 2ND PERIOD – Northumberland Roller Girls GRAVE DIGGERS vs. Seaway POWER DAMES

June 22, 2013

The Northumberland Roller Girls Present… Ganaraska Gravediggers. Because some people need to get body checked… Support Local Roller derby …

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It has been a long road on this derby adventure. Been to the heights and to the vales. Been to where the One Ring rules them all.

Kia Ora. Welcome to my world.

  1. January 28, 2017 – Flat Track Brat Pack vs. Killer Cupcakes / Los Conos vs. Ganaraska Gravediggers – Ancaster Fairgrounds – Hamilton, ON
    [technical details: Two AB800, one White Lightning Ultra 1200, 5 TT5]
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  2. February 4, 2017 – Detroit Roller Derby doubleheader – Devil’s Night Dames vs D-Funk AllStars / Detroit Pistoffs vs Grand Prix Madonnas – Masonic Temple – Detroit, MI
    [technical details: Two AB800, Nikon SB910, 4 TT5]
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  3. February 10, 2017 – Tri-City Junior Roller Derby
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    [technical details: Three E640, 3 TT5]

This is a wee reminder of the video we were allowed to shoot last year with our band Paint.

Lean

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Nickel City Knockouts practice

January 27, 2013

Rainbow Rink
North Tonawanda, NY
USA

Over the Rainbow

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Nickel City Knockouts practice

January 27, 2013

Rainbow Rink
North Tonawanda, NY
USA

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Holy Toledo

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Frogtown Fallgirls {Toledo Junior Roller Derby} vs. Torontosaurus Wrex {Toronto Junior Roller Derby} – May 16, 2015 – Toledo, OH

2.8

Roller Derby Photographer’s Day?

What is it all about?

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2.8 is a reference to the maximum or the most wide-open aperture of the typical prime or zoom lens  that you see a photographer use around the track. 2.8 is also the ideal or the ticket into the world of shooting sports. The rationale is the more light the lens can let in, the better the odds of not having a dark picture. Even if one can afford the 300 f/2.8 lens that is only the beginning. After the camera and the lens comes the accumulation of contacts and building of experience. There are of course faster lenses which are just as ideal. 2.8 is just the maximum aperture of a typical long sports lens.    Someone might fawningly look at the camera or lens slung over the shoulder of the photographer, some might say it is not the camera or the lens that matters, but it is the camera and the lens that matters. Many thoughts and dollars go towards the consideration of the camera and the lenses. Knowing what to do with it all, that is another matter.

I do not need any special day. We are here to celebrate and thank you.  As a reflection of the year of what derby leagues and teams and players and coaches – junior or senior – and volunteers and fans go through, most of my friends out there know the distances and lengths that I fly or ride the buses or travel in your cars carrying suitcases of gear.

2.8 With maximum aperture comes maximum effort.

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And I would have to cite my influence Cartier Bresson:

“There is nothing in this world that does not have a decisive moment,” wrote the 17th-century cleric and memoirist Cardinal de Retz, “and the masterpiece of good ruling is to know and seize this moment.”

O Decapulettes

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Welcome to the Crow City Roller Girls! … is travelling to Stratford on Saturday May 31st, to play Festival City’s Decapulettes, and we’re a little short on referees.

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Terror on the track

Just moments earlier:

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Last Jam

Fatal Femme

2016-17 Detroit Roller Derby Home Season | Saturday, February 4, 2017 | Devil’s Night Dames vs D-Funk AllStars AND Detroit Pistoffs vs Grand Prix Madonnas

The next game of the Detroit Roller Derby 2016-17 Season is Saturday, February 4th, 2017 and will be a double header.

The first bout, starting at 6 p.m.,  features the Devil’s Night Dames vs D-Funk AllStars.

The second bout, starting at 8 p.m., features the Detroit Pistoffs vs Grand Prix Madonnas

Shotgun wedding in Motown

 

Congratulation to

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Melissa and Corey Ryder!

All the happiness to them and all their Family and Friends.

Devil’s Night Dames vs D-Funk AllStars AND Detroit Pistoffs vs Grand Prix Madonnas

JRDA playoffs

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JRDA East and North East 2014
July 5, 2014
Alliston Blister Sisters

The JRDA NorthEast Region includes: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont; New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania

This is part of a series of one post per day from the memory banks of midnight matinee.

 

 

Gibson’s Cup

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The following Meat & Great dates are opportunities for you to meet our gear vendor Lucid Lou of Twelve Thirty-Four Skate Company and get the gear you need to play roller derby. It is mandatory for you to have gear including roller skates, knee pads, elbow pads, wrist guards and a helmet by week 2 at the very latest, ideally you will be ready to go week one.

Meat & Greet Dates:
Saturday July 26, 2014 5:00pm
Gibson’s Cup – Ajax Community Centre, Pad 1

DURHAM REGION ROLLER DERBY is proud to present:
4th Annual Gibson’s Cup

Current Gibson’s Cup Champion Atom Smashers vs. Motor City Madames

EVENT SCHEDULE HIGHLIGHTS
5pm Doors
6pm Mini-Bout (Two, 20 min Periods) – Junior’s Scrimmage (Future derby stars taking the track)
7:30pm Bout #2 Atom Smashers vs Motor City Madames

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Groundhog Day

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Jackie Daniels

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Blood and Thunder World Cup 2014

December 7, 2014
Dallas, TX
G66 Team USA vs. Team Australia

Over the Rainbow

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Our home season may be over, but our travel teams are still bouting! Come on out to see both our adult team – the Lake Effect Furies, and our juniors – the Queen City Roller Girls Junior Derby as they take on fierce opponents tohelp improve their respective rankings!

The Furies will be playing against Cleveland’s Burning River Roller Girls, while the Juniors will start things out against the Ithaca League of Junior Rollers. Doors will open at 5:15, with the Juniors taking the track at 5:30, followed by the Furies at 7:45.

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Home

Tush and Wench

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Holla

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Mama Mia Chops

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Mama Chops and Moby on the way to Ohio.

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Camera will roll

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Heads Will Roll

Queen City Roller Girls Day Parade

June 2, 2012

Carnegie Art Center to Rainbow Rink

North Tonawanda, NY
USA

Beast mode

 

Beast of the East,  the party of all party tournaments. With the Arena St Louis bar open at noon with their special two for $5 PBR, it helps cool and fuel the hot and  parched fans.

Beast of The East is an annual tournament organized by Montréal Roller Derby since 2008. Only teams coming from the east region can participate. At the end of every April, 16 teams play each others during 20 minutes games.

The brevity of the games makes for go for broke derby and pellmell action. Seedings become almost superfluous during these short duration bouts that start right off the bat at 8 in the morning on Saturday and run every 40 minutes over two days. Beast is double knockout, so some teams can start drinking their beers by the end of Saturday. Not until the last two games to decide 3rd and 4th place, and the final itself do the games extend over two 20 minute periods.

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Beast schedule

Detroit City Saturday Night

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ECDX 2014

From the first time at ECDX

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Happy Birthday Smacktivist

The #22 Ohio Roller Girls will invade Canada for the second straight year this weekend as they participate in Quad City Chaos, hosted by Toronto Roller Derby. Ohio will compete in three bouts over two days against #17 Montreal, #29 Toronto, and #42 Bleeding Heartland.

What can we say about the Smacktivist? Aside from being so friendly on and off the track, and a fierce competitor who gives it their all, and has been willing to extend many kindnesses as we have had dealings in the derby territory that is Ohio.

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First time down in the Ohio

OHIO ROLLER GIRLS – AUGUST 16, 2014 DOUBLEHEADER

Big hits, no balls required.

By Ohio Roller Derby

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Ohio Expo Center – Lausche Building717 E. 17th Avenue, Columbus, OH 43211

Saturday, August 16 2014 3:30 PM 8:30 PM

The Ohio Roller Girls welcome you to an all-Ohio roller derby doubleheader as they take on the Cincinnati Rollergirls of Cincinnati, OH. As geographically close as these teams are, they rarely play one another. Don’t miss the Halley’s Comet of roller derby bouts on Saturday, August 16, 2014.

  • Doors open at 3:30 pm at the Ohio Expo Center’s Lausche Building.
  • Action starts at 5:00 pm with Ohio’s A-team playing Cinci’s Black Sheep.
  • OHRG’s Gang Green will battle Cinci’s B-team, the Silent Lambs, at 7 pm.
  • Beer and concessions are available on site.
  • General admission bleacher and chair seating.
  • Parking is $5 per car; carpooling is encouraged.

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August 16, 2014 – Away

  • Black Sheep 82, Ohio Roller Girls All-Stars 306
  • Violent Lambs 94, Ohio Roller Girls Gang Green 230

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Nothing Stops Detroit

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Season 9 Game 4
Re-match of the Championship Bout!
Saturday, December 14, 2013 features the Grand Prix Madonnas vs. the Detroit Pistoffs

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Per 1 Per 2 Total Major
Penalties
DETDG: Detroit Pis 69 94 163 17
DETDG: Grand Prix 104 66 170 16
Magpie #9395
Vega Vendetta #181
VeroniKILL #187
Devil Kitty #20
Nuke Town #2025
Kraken Whips #20KN
Wham!tramck #212
Bruisie Siouxxx #303
Cookie Rumble #333
Princess Die #420
Flam-Babe #421
Freakin’ Rican #428
Elle McFearsome #6
Combat Cat #728
Mean Streak #35
U.S.S. DentHerPrize #999
Zom B. Itch #1969
ShamWOW #1999
Ana Matronique #22
Spanish Ass’assin #223
Renegade #24
Racer McChaseHer #28
Hottimus Prime #2n1
Furious Fro Sheba #407
Sista Slit’chya #5
Fish (DDG) #618
Peaches N CreamYa #770
Tatoozz #7n7
Rocky Brawlboa #K0
Lily I. Monster #X0X0
Motown Philly #Y100

Mama

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She’s a Thames Fatales Elle Boes

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11/24/12: Hammer City (106) @ FDG: Thames Fatales (192) ·

Saturday, November 24th, 2012.

Lippy balm

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NOV 24
Full Contact Roller Derby

Saturday, 24 November 2012 at 17:00

Forest City Derby Girls Proudly Presents
Movember Pain – Full Contact Roller Derby

The Luscious London Lunch Ladies vs Kingston’s Disloyalists
and
The Thames Fatales vs Hamilton’s Hammer City Eh Team

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Saturday Nov 24th, 2012
Doors open at 5 pm,
first game at 6pm
second game 8:30
Western Fair Grounds Agriplex building
All ages, children under 10 free
advanced tickets 12 dollars
15 dollars at the door
This is a licensed event
online tickets available at
http://www.westernfairdistrict.com/sports/forest_city_derby_girls
or from your favourite Forest City Derby Girl.

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Hoser eh

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RDD Presents: Hoser Closer 2! Double Header RDD Bombshell Battalion and Alliston Junior’s Blister Sisters are taking the track for one final bout of the 2014

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Hammer and Kill Stars

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FEBRUARY 3, 2013 (AWAY) Killamazoo vs Hammer City Roller Girls
Final Score: KDD 358 | Hammer City 126

MC had let me know through the grapevine that the Hammer were playing Killamazoo in a hangover bout at 11 in the morning in Caledon. On Groundhog Day, Killamazoo had been at The Hangar in Toronto playing CN Power.
T
yphoid Maggie continues the story: “I distinctly remember that game. It was my first sanctioned game and maybe third bout of my derby career. I was shocked to see myself on the charter when it was released a few weeks before this game and even more shocked to see myself rostered. I was so very fresh and was still in the everything-is-chaos stage of learning derby. I didn’t understand how lines worked. I was still unclear as to how the penalty box worked. Strategy wasn’t even a thing in my mind. Yet, there I was – rostered to play. I was extremely nervous before the bout, but once we got rolling, I felt ready to play. I didn’t play much, but I was thrown out there as a relief jammer a few times. I got out of the pack, but I was definitely challenged by Killa. My second passes were quite unsuccessful.
I also remember that it was a bitterly cold winter day, someone made cupcakes, and I ate mine alone in the dressing room after the bout just enjoying the silence as I processed everything that had happened in the hours preceding that moment.”

From the Killamazoo viewpoint: “So cold, so very cold, I was bench coaching in a full length coat and winter boots shivering under one of those tall propane heaters.”

What I remember personally is the cold, and going outside where it was warmer, albeit by not much. The front foyer where everyone changed and sipped food or cuplakes was a welcome relief.

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Killa Crew

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Back when there were North Centrals, Killamazoo Kill Stars were the thirtheenth ranked team in the regional with Toronto Roller Derby one sppot behind.

FEBRUARY 2, 2013 (AWAY)

*Killamazoo vs Toronto Roller Derby’s CN Power
Final Score: KDD 169 | CN Power 263

Killa Crew vs Toronto Roller Derby’s Bay Street Bruisers
Final Score: KDD 129 | Bay Street Bruisers 268

The next morning at the hangover bout

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FEBRUARY 3, 2013 (AWAY)

Killamazoo vs Hammer City Roller Girls
Final Score: KDD 358 | Hammer City 126

Happy Birthday Chainsaw!

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They call her Ringo

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Grand Raggidy. One of the oldest leagues we have photographed. From back in 2013 through to Midwest BrewHaHa and D2 Playoffs in nearby Lansing, Michigan. Standing out throughout the time Ringo Deathstar.

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The O in Ohio

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Crossing the bridge from Malmö to Ohio in Dallas.

Downtown

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Born in the USA

52 in 52

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