Putting on our Derby baseball cap and looking at the updated schedule with the revised teams here we go: [the pdf file on the GTA Rollergirls site is currently out of data according to coach My-Call Bublè]
The Soonami are on their way down to GTA at the moment and from the Soonami DevilZone herself comes the word:
“We are very excited to be here and take part in this tournament. Our team will be skating with members from Ottawa and Timmins Dark Angels. We are very thankful to our hosts GTA for organizing and managing the tournament! Thanks to everyone who is making this happen – organizers, skaters, volunteers, and officials – much derby ♥! ”
SCHEDULE: FIRST ROUND
TED REEVE ARENA
GAME ONE 11:00 A.M. BORDER CITY BRAWLERS VS. SOUTH SIMCOE REBEL ROLLERS
GAME TWO 11:40 A.M. CHROME MOLLYS VS. OTTAWA DOLLINQUENTS
GAME THREE 12:20 P.M. D-VAS VS. QUEEN CITY RD
GAME FOUR 1:00 P.M. KINGSTON – SKINS VS. DAMAGED DOLLZ [PETERBOROUGH]
THE BUBBLE [BESIDE TED REEVE ARENA]
GAME FIVE 11 A.M. DURHAM REGION VS. KINGSTON – SHIRTS
GAME SIX 11:40 A.M. VIOLET UPRISING [RCRG] VS. GOLD MINERS DAUGHTERS [TIMMINS]
GAME SEVEN 12:20 P.M> ELECTRIC CITY ROLLERS [PETERBOROUGH] VS. BELLES OF THE BRAWL
GAME EIGHT 1:00 P.M. ORD/TIMMINS RD/SOONAMI VS. QUEENS OF PAIN [RCRG] [this is an amalgamation of Killer Queens and Our Ladies of Pain]
The rest of the boxes can be filled in using the rest of the schedule onand the pdf is here at:
With the expanded format going all the way up to 16 teams now with Beast of the East type scheduling and 20 minute game, double knockout until the fourth round.
Following the maze of boxes and flipping coins because you never bet against any team in Derby and always go with your heart and friends admitting a few biases here and there and picking up a few words here and there from games and players: don’t count out South Simcoe, Durham looks scary, always pick the wildcard team north of Toronto so that’s the Sault and Timmins and Border City, Queen City has the killer fresh meat programme, Doug Gilmore is from Kingston, Peterborough rocks it with Lucid, Belle City delivers the hits, and Royal City is always ready to rumble. But at the top of the bill by the semi-finals and [always being wrong as usual] who knows if the Mollys can knock off the QCRG to face one of the two teams from Royal City who could end up facing each other by game 26 of the semi-finals.
But as another coach from a league that begins with N might say: it’s all about bringing up the knowledge and skill level and experience from competition is what everyone needs.
It’s all going to be very interesting. And who knows how we’re going to cover all this.