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DC Championship: Scare Force One 97, Cherry Blossom Bombshells 36

Posted by Justice Feelgood Marshall on October 22, 2007

In the DC Rollergirls’ first championship bout, Scare Force One put the finishing touches on a dominating run, remaining undefeated by beating the Cherry Blossom Bombshells 97-36.


The imposing Scare Force lineup waits to take the track. Photo credit: Calvo

The bout opened with Scare Force One jammer Harley Quinn dropping a double grand slam on the Bombshells’ Deja Bruise for a 10-0. It was the beginning of an explosive opening for the air women, who would shut out the Bombshells for the first four jams of the bout. making the score Scare Force One 22, Cherry Blossom Bombshells 0. The Bombshells would finally get on the board in Jam 5, where SF1 jammer Meatball went to the penalty box during her opening pass and Kimono Dragon was able to get 2 points out of it. In a way, the momentum shifted to the Bombshells for a little while as they were able to get lead jammer for the next four jams in a row — unfortunately for the underdogs, they were rarely able to turn it into a positive point differential. The Bombshells got their only jam win of the half when Deja Bruise scored a 1-0 over Harley Quinn as Bombshells blocker Five-Ho delayed Harley’s exit from the pack for a fair bit of time. It was the beginning of some more effective blocking from the Bombshells — on the next jam, a crowd-pleasing hit from Bombshell Hippie Longstocking launched SF1 blocker Condelezza Slice into her own jammer Meatball, sending them both to the floor. However, with Bombshells jammer Pam Backhand stuck in the penalty box, Meatball had enough time to run up a 9-3 on that jam, and SF1’s Phang would follow up with a 9-4 as her blocker Trampon leveled Deja Bruise twice on her opening pass. That brought the score to Scare Force One 40, Cherry Blossom Bombshells 10 with about 5 minutes left in the period. On the second to last jam of the half, Scare Force’s Six Five on Skates and Madeline Allfight were all over the hardy Deja Bruise, allowing Meatball to run up 9 points and calling off the jam before Bruise could get anything. As the half ended, it was Scare Force One 53, Cherry Blossom Bombshells 14.

Scare Force would continue the assault as the second half opened. Perhaps looking to give Deja Bruise some rest, the Bombshells put out Guantanamo Babe at the jammer line to start the half, but she was severely bounced around by a tough Scare Force defensive platoon of Helena Handbag, Phang and Trampon, and Harley Quinn zipped around the track for an 11-0 win. Six Five and Demabrat would do the same to Deja Bruise on the following jam, giving Condeleeza Slice the opportunity for a quick 5-0. The Bombshells finally found a way to stop Scare Force on the third jam of the half — unfortunately, it turned out to be in the form of a high elbow from Bombshells blocker Hippie Longstocking to Scare Force jammer Phang, leaving Phang on the floor and Hippie headed to the penalty box on a major. With Phang getting 3 points to 2 for Pam Backhand, that left the score at Scare Force One 72, Cherry Blossom Bombshells 16, and the points would continue to rain down for the rest of the half.

With only about 3 minutes to play, the Cherry Blossom Bombshells would have their best moment of the bout. A Harley Quinn journey to the penalty box allowed Deja Bruise to get two 5-point passes, putting up a 10-0 and moving the scoreboard to Scare Force One 97, Cherry Blossom Bombshells 36. However, it was far too late to affect the course of the bout. There wouldn’t be any scoring in the final jam, and Scare Force was free to celebrate a very impressive first season with the first DCRG championship trophy.

Scare Force ends the season 5-0, while the Bombshells go 3-2. Harley Quinn led the scoring for Scare Force One with 29 points on 7 jams, while teammate Meatball was just a hair behind with 28 points on 5 jams. For the Cherry Blossom Bombshells, it was Deja Bruise in the lead with 15 points on 11 jams. DC’s travel season begins on November 17th, as the Dutchland Rollers head down from Lancaster, PA to take on the newly minted DC all-star team.

Posted in Championship Bouts, DC Rollergirls, Intraleague Bouts | 6 Comments »

DC Third Place Bout: DC Demoncats 98, Secretaries of Hate 36

Posted by Justice Feelgood Marshall on October 22, 2007

In the third-place bout for the DC Rollergirls’ first season, the DC Demoncats solidly defeated a persistent but overpowered Secretaries of Hate and laid claim to third, 98-36.

The first jam of the bout looked like it might be good news for the underdogs, as Hater jammer Goldrush managed to nab lead jammer, but then became caught up in the pack and failed to call the jam before opposing jammer Blonde Fury had already gone all the way through and picked up 4 points to just 2 for Goldrush. The Demoncats would be hard on the Haters for the next three jams, shutting them out each time while putting up scores of 4, 7 and 5 to bring the score to Demoncats 22, Secretaries 4. It wasn’t till the 8th jam of the bout that the Haters would get a jam win, with Inconvenient Ruth getting lead and 3 points in shutting out Demoncat jammer Blonde Fury (your humble reporter would like to break character for a moment here to point out that “Inconvenient Ruth” is, like, the best name ever.) The Demoncats would get it back and more on the following jam, as Camilla the Hun would lap Goldrush in the course of getting a big 9-1 win that made the score Demoncats 34, Secretaries 8. Inconvenient Ruth, though, would not be denied, and put up the highest score of the bout to answer, a 10-0 over a penalized Camilla the Hun. When the half ended a couple of jams later, the Secretaries were still in the game with the score DC Demoncats 42, Secretaries of Hate 21.


Blonde Fury of the DC Demoncats is skating rather fast. Photo credit: Calvo

Gigantic Hater Nation flags were swinging over in turn 2 to try and exhort the Secretaries to redouble their efforts as the second half began, but it would be the Demoncats that stepped up their offensive output — and perhaps more importantly, managed to get lead jammer for seven jams in the row in the early part of the half, keeping the Haters from getting positive point differentials. Four jams into the period, it was still a game at Demoncats 61, Secretaries 30, but a four-jam explosion for the Demoncats, along with penalty trouble for the Haters, would put it out of reach. First, Camilla the Hun would go 5-0 over Inconvenient Ruth and then Blonde Fury would match it with another 5-0 over Ruth (who was finishing out a penalty from the previous jam). Next up, it was Lois Slain’s turn to keep the jammer penalty seat warm over two jams, as Camilla got a 4-0 and Blonde Fury finished the run with a big 7-0. That moved the score to Demoncats 82, Secretaries 30 with about 8 minutes to play, and the ‘Cats all but had it in the bag. In the end, the score would stand at DC Demoncats 98, Secretaries of Hate 36. The Demoncats end their first season at 2-3, while the Secretaries end winless at 0-5.

Additional reporting: Johnny Zebra, Charm City Roller Girls

Posted in Bout Recaps, DC Rollergirls, Intraleague Bouts | 3 Comments »

Charm City Championship Recap: Night Terrors 89, Speed Regime 73

Posted by Justice Feelgood Marshall on October 16, 2007

The second Charm City championship match ended up being very similar to the first one — once again, the Speed Regime and Night Terrors clashed for the title, once again, the first half was a back-and-forth battle that ended in a stalemate, once again, the Speed Regime started opening up a lead late in the second half, and once again, the Night Terrors turned the tables on them in dramatic fashion. Although the end didn’t come quite as suddenly for the Speed Regime this year, they once again had to content themselves with second place as the Night Terrors repeated as champions in another thrilling title match, 89-73.

The Speed Regime had gotten beaten badly by the Terrors a month ago, and when the first jam went 9-0 for the Terrors’ Joy Collision as her blocker Mibbs Breakin’ Ribs refused to let Regime jammer Flo Shizzle complete her first pass, it seemed for a moment that the Terrors might waltz again. Psycho78 erased those thoughts fairly convincingly on the second jam, though, running up a 12-4 on Marizpain as Regime blockers Cindy Lop-Her and Pistol Whip locked down Marzipain for two full laps. The Terrors would pull a bit further ahead on the next jam, when Frenzy Lohan and Joy Collision, blocking for the Terrors, held back Regime jammer Pistol Whip long enough for Rosie the Rioter to scoop up a 5-0 grand slam. That made the score Night Terrors 18, Speed Regime 12, and the teams would be in a low-scoring defensive grapple for the rest of the half. On Jam 9, Dr. Skabs was jamming for the Night Terrors and decided to take the initiative on defense with a crowd-pleasing takeout of her opposing jammer Flo Shizzle, but Skabs couldn’t find a way past Regime blocker Pistol Whip, allowing Flo to recover, get lead and go 4-1. On the next jam, Terrors jammer Pixie Rocket had trouble negotiating a defense of Cindy Lop-Her, Large Marge and Deathany, and Pistol Whip took the opportunity to get a grand-slam 5-0 over her. That gave the Speed Regime their first lead of the bout at Regime 33, Terrors 30. More small-margin jams were traded to close out the half, and when it ended on a highly defensive jam between Joy Collision and Flo Shizzle, the bout was completely knotted up at 39 points for each team.

The Speed Regime opened up the second half with a quick 5-0, as Betty Beatdown ran up a grand slam on Marizpain, helped along by Pistol Whip repeatedly taking her down. Marzipain would go to the box at the end of that jam, but the Terrors got a significant break on the following jam as Flo Shizzle, starting the jam with 3 minors, picked up a fourth minor before starting her scoring lap, quickly ending the power play before any damage was done. The Terrors would sneak 1 point closer on each of the following three jams, making the score Speed Regime 51, Night Terrors 49 with about 15 minutes to play. But the Speed Regime would put together their best set of jams of the night at that point, with Flo Shizzle going 8-6 over Rosie the Rioter and Betty Beatdown notching a 3-0 over Dr. Skabs. On Jam 8, Joy Collision gave her jammer Marzipain a crucial whip that got her past Deathany, giving her lead jammer and allowing her to pull out a 3-2 win over Psycho78. But the Regime had an answer for that, with their defense owning Terrors jammer Rosie the Rioter and allowing Flo Shizzle to get a 4-0 win, giving the Speed Regime their biggest lead of the bout at 68-58 with about 8 minutes to play.

Speed Regime’s Flo Shizzle and Large Marge watch from the sidelines as the Terrors begin their comeback. Photo credit: epmd_derby

Unfortunately for the girls in green, though, nothing would go right for them in the next three jams. First, Psycho78, jamming for the Speed Regime against Marzipain, had to spend a vital minute watching from the penalty box as Marzipain made the audience explode by outracing Regime blockers, suddenly erasing the Regime lead in two 5 point laps. That tied the score at 68-68, and both teams sent their highest-scoring jammers to the line in the following jam, with Flo Shizzle lining up for the Speed Regime against Joy Collision for the Night Terrors. It would be Joy emerging victorious from that matchup, pulling a 7-0 on Flo as Terrors blocker Mexican Fury bought Joy some space with a well-timed takeout of Flo. That made the score Night Terrors 75, Speed Regime 68 with just under 3 minutes to play, and the Terrors had all the momentum on their side. On the subsequent jam, they all but put the Speed Regime away. The size and lateral motion of Terrors blockers Joy Collision and Cheeta Torpeda was too much for Betty Beatdown’s famously wily jamming to overcome, and Terrors jammer Rosie the Rioter had a much easier path through the pack, putting up a back-breaking 14-0 jam in a full two minutes. In those three jams, the Terrors had gone on a 31-0 run, taking a dangerously growing deficit to an insurmountable lead. The bout would end on the next jam, and the Terrors would get their names on the Donaghy Cup for the second year in a row. Final score was Night Terrors 89, Speed Regime 73.


Joy Collision looks on as teammate Minerva Vavoom celebrates the Terrors’ win. Photo credit: epmd_derby

Joy Collision led all scorers with 32 points on 6 jams, while Psycho78 led the Regime with 23 points on 8 jams. Joy Collision also owned the stats for jammer point differential (+24) and lead jammer percentage (taking it on 5 out of 6 jams.) With her performance in this game, Joy sent a new CCRG record for lead jammer percentage — over the course of the season, she picked up lead on 76 percent of her jams. For the first and only time in CCRG history, a team managed to make it all the way through a bout without picking up a major — the Night Terrors were given 77 minors and no majors (although Dr. Skabs was ejected for accumulating 16 of those minors) while the Speed Regime had 69 minors and 3 majors. In another rare occurrence, it was the losing team that most often got lead jammer status, with the Speed Regime taking it on 12 of 26 jams while the Night Terrors nabbed it on just 9 of 26. The Night Terrors end their season 6-1, and the Speed Regime ends theirs 5-2.

Additional reporting: Concealed Carrie

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Charm City Bout Recap: Junkyard Dolls 67, Mobtown Mods 54

Posted by Justice Feelgood Marshall on October 16, 2007

In the third-place bout for Charm City’s 2007 season, the Junkyard Dolls had to fight off a determined second-half challenge from the Mobtown Mods to emerge victorious, 67-54. The Mods came into this bout filling out their roster with two guest skaters from Harrisburg Area Roller Derby, Nash Villain and Rainbow’s Revenge, and the bout also featured the skating return of Mods captain Road Rash Rivers, back on skates after giving birth to her second child in September. The Mods were once again missing Holly Go Hardly, though, who had tough luck with injuries all season long.

The Junkyard Dolls kicked off the match with what has become their signature leadoff jammer, Coach Ballbricker, dropping a a 3-0 jam on the Mods’ Duchess of Torque. After a 4-4 tie between the Dolls’ Cherrylicious and the Mods’ Ang Thrax, the Mods’ Lady Quebeaum tied the game up at 8 with a 4-1 jam over Ali Kaida, as Ali went to the box in trying to get around some tough defense from Mods blockers Major Threat and Duchess of Torque. However, the Mods were then once again bedeviled by their recurring first-half woes, going scoreless for the next five jams while the Dolls got lead jammer each time, rolling up 17 unanswered points to establish a 25-8 lead. With only about 4 minutes left in the half, the Dolls were up 31-11 and it looked like they might put the game out of reach by halftime, but the Mods managed to finish the half strong. Two 4-0 jams, one for Rainbow’s Revenge over Killer Kitten and the second for Lady Quebeaum over Mistress May Eye made the score Dolls 31, Mods 19 going into the half.

Coach Ballbricker once again got the job done for the Dolls as the leadoff jammer in the second half, taking advantage of her blockers Shevil Knievel, Dirty Trixie and Radar Love doing a number on Ang Thrax to set up a quick 5-0 grand slam. However, after the Mods’ Duchess of Torque put up 6 points to Cherrylicious’ 2, it was the Dolls’ turn to go cold under a combination of injury and penalty trouble. In the half’s chaotic Jam 4, Killer Kitten was jamming for the Dolls when she took an extremely hard fall but was able to roll off the track to safety, and deciding that she wouldn’t be able to return to the jam, removed her helmet cover and threw it onto the track in an illegal star pass — a pass that resulted in a flurry of penalties as Dolls blockers Scheisty McFeisty, Hurtsula and Ali Kaida all passed around the star before finally getting it to pivot Cherrylicious, who ended up going straight to the box upon placing it on her head. During this time, the Mods’ Nash Villain had run up 8 points, narrowing the gap to Dolls 40, Mods 33. The Mods had a chance to get closer with Cherrylicious starting the next jam in the box and Roxy Toxic at the jammer line unopposed, but the jam ended up being a festival of defense, going the full 2 minutes with neither jammer able to break through the pack even once — highlighted by Doll Shevil Knievel sending Roxy into the audience with a huge hit. But the Mods would get tantalizingly close to a lead on the next jam, where Dolly Rocket, jamming for the Dolls, picked up a fourth minor on a cutting-track penalty, giving Duchess of Torque the opportunity to get a 5-0 that made the score Dolls 40, Mods 38 with about 10 minutes to go in the bout.


Mobtown Mods guest skater Rainbow’s Revenge tries to burst past the Junkyard Dolls’ Cherrylicious. Photo credit: epmd_derby

Dolly Rocket hadn’t been very happy about going to the penalty box in that jam, though, and took it out on the Mods on the following jam, lapping Nash Villain twice in the course of going 12-4 in a full two-minute jam, giving the Dolls some more breathing room at 52-42. Nash Villain went to the box on that jam, but still managed to claim lead jammer on the next one, pulling 3 points and calling off the jam before the Dolls’ Cherrylicious could add anything for the Dolls. With about six minutes left to play, it was Dolls 52, Mods 45, but the Mods’ fans hopes for a season-ending comeback victory would dissipate on the next two jams. First, in a full two-minute jam, both the Dolls’ Dirty Trixie and the Mods’ Duchess of Torque had some trouble catching up to the pack after a brutal first pass, but Trixie managed to emerge victorious with a 3-0. More importantly, though, Duchess picked up a fourth cutting-track minor at the very end of that jam, leaving the Mods jammerless with a 10 point deficit, 4 minutes left on the clock, and the highest-scoring jammer of the season, Cherrylicious, alone on the jammer start line. Cherrylicious would close the door on the Mods’ chances, getting lead jammer and 8 points before calling off the jam upon Duchess’ return to play, making it 63-45 with only enough time for one more jam. Rainbow’s Revenge picked up a 9-4 win over Ali Kaida to finish out the bout, but that wouldn’t be enough to close the deficit, and the Dolls finished the season 3-4 with their third straight victory over the 0-7 Mods, 67-54.

The Dolls’ Cherrylicious put a capper on a sparkling rookie season by yet again leading her team with 27 points and also sporting the best jammer point differential with a +12; to top it off, she ended the season with 235 points, barely beating out Joy Collision’s 227 for the 2007 scoring title. The Mods’ guest skaters turned out to be their primary point producers, with Nash Villain leading the Mods with 16 points and Rainbow’s Revenge just behind with 15 (oddly enough, both guests ended up with a perfectly even jammer point differential of zero.) 77 minors and 7 majors were assigned to the Mods, while the Dolls picked up 62 minors and 6 majors. The Dolls won the crucial lead jammer battle by taking it on 11 jams, while the Mods got it on 9. In the 23 jams of the bout, there were 3 with no lead jammer.

Additional reporting: Concealed Carrie

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Charm City Championship Preview: Night Terrors vs. Speed Regime

Posted by Justice Feelgood Marshall on October 12, 2007

Charm City’s second home season comes to a close on Sunday evening with what has quickly become a truly storied rivalry in the Baltimore area, as the 2006 champions, the 5-1 Night Terrors, try for a repeat title against the Speed Regime, also 5-1. In 2006, the Terrors were a classic underdog story, opening the season 1-2 and getting drubbed by 41 points against the Speed Regime in their first meeting. In the second half of the season, though, the addition of crushing blocker Mibbs Breakin’ Ribs, the maturing of star jammer Joy Collision, and the entire team’s effort to build an impressively cohesive defense paid off in the most dramatic of fashions, as the Terrors managed to stick with the Regime in their rematch and erase a 6 point deficit on the last jam of the championship bout, winning 57-55 and handing the Speed Regime their first loss ever.

The Regime and Terrors next faced each other in June of 2007, and that hotly contested rematch also came down to the last lap of the last jam, but this time with the Regime on top, 63-60, as a last-second block from Regime’s Stormin’ Mormon took down Terrors jammer Dr. Skabs before she could score the last few points the Terrors needed to win. But in the 4th meeting between the teams, the Night Terrors owned the Regime much like the Regime had owned them in their first meeting, thumping them 96-49. Over the course of four meetings, only 5 points separate the two teams.

A major factor in this bout will be whether the Speed Regime can compensate for the mid-season loss of two critical blockers in Berzerker and Buzz Kill — porous defense was a serious problem for them the last time they faced the Terrors. On the other hand, the Terrors are looking at some injury trouble: Mibbs Breakin’ Ribs may not be at 100 percent, skating on a bruised knee, fellow blocker Minerva Vavoom is nursing a shoulder injury, and the Mexican Fury is questionable for the roster with a broken finger.

UPDATE: The Terrors repeat as champions in another thriller, coming from 10 points down with 10 minutes to play to end up victorious, 89-73 (full recap to come).

Betty Beatdown, #00 // Cindy Lop-her, #911 // Deathany,#666 // Dirty Jersey, #187 // Flo Shizzle, #24-7 // Ida Reaper, #XU // Jules Burn, #80 // Large Marge, #81 // Pistol Whip, #44 // Psycho78, #78 // Reckless NDangerment, #116 // Stormin Mormon, #68


Cheeta Torpeda 37 // Rosie the Rioter 100% // Dr. Skabs 89 // Frenzy Lohan 119 // Joy Collision 747 // Marzipain L7 // Mibbs Breakin’Ribs 1010 // Minerva VaVoom 728 // Nasty Trick 40oz // Pixie Rocket 69 // Sister Midnight 515 // Mexican Fury 8 //

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Charm City Bout Preview: Junkyard Dolls vs. Mobtown Mods

Posted by Justice Feelgood Marshall on October 12, 2007

In the third-place game of Charm City’s championship doubleheader, the 0-6 Mobtown Mods would very much like to end a rough season on an up note by getting revenge on the 2-4 Junkyard Dolls, who have already beaten them twice this year. The Mods do have a number of things working in their favor, as team captain Road Rash Rivers, who sat out the whole season during a pregnancy, returns to the hardwood to help out her team. Additionally, the Mods’ 2006 workhorse, Lady Quebeaum, returned from an ankle injury in August and has been looking more impressive with every outing. Finally, the Mods are bringing in two nimble guest skaters from nearby Harrisburg Area Roller Derby, Rainbow’s Revenge and Nash Villain, who provide a little more depth at the jammer position but are also smart and effective blockers.

The Dolls have a number of weapons of their own, though: they have 2007’s current scoring leader in rookie Cherrylicious (208 points in 6 bouts), and halfway through the season they picked up a major force in Dolly Rocket, who has helped to significantly improve the Dolls’ play at the front of the pack. Rookies Killer Kitten and Radar Love have shown dramatic improvement over the course of the season, and Dirty Trixie, previously exclusively a blocker, has been taking more turns at the jammer line, making the Dolls one of the more adaptable teams in the league.

The deciding factor in this game may be whether the Mods can keep the first half close — throughout the season, they’ve generally kept the score even in the second half but opened the bout very ragged. Key for the Dolls will be continuing their improvement at pack cohesion — they’ve always been a very hard-hitting group individually but they’ve been adding a dimension of defensive teamwork that has made life a lot harder on opposing jammers.

UPDATE: The Dolls complete the hat trick, consigning the Mods to a winless season by a score of 67-54 (full recap to come.)

Mistress May Eye, #10 // Ali Kaida, #175 // Cherrylicious, #NC17 // Coach Ballbricker, #13 // Dirty Trixie, #27 // Dolly Rocket, #6 // Hurtsula, #18 // Killer Kitten, #999 // Molly Melee, #6 // Putin Annie, # *67 // Schiesty McFeisty, #66 // Shevil Knievel, #1 // Radar Love, #i


Road Rash Rivers, #221°F // Siouxsie Slaughter, #151 // Anarchy Kournikova, #47 // Angthrax, #33 // The Canadian, #82 // Dramanatrix, #XX // Duchess of Torque, #200lb/ft // Lady QueBeaum, #34 // Major Threat, #12XU // PenaltyNa, #7 // Roxy Toxic, #3 // Rainbow’s Revenge // Nash Villain

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Gotham Intraleague: Bronx Gridlock 144, Brooklyn Bombshells 98

Posted by Justice Feelgood Marshall on September 23, 2007

In what amounted to a play-in game for the 2007 Gotham Girls Roller Derby championship bout, the Bronx Gridlock used a devastatingly effective jammer duo and some unrelenting defensive work to continue their undefeated season and secure a spot in that championship by sinking the Brooklyn Bombshells by a score of 144 to 98.

The very first jam of the bout was a bit of a preview of the following hour, as Brooklyn captain and jammer Anne Phetamean managed to get lead jammer status but found herself completely stymied by the Bronx’s star blocker Beyonslay as she attempted to start her scoring pass. While Anne tried to find a path around her, the Bronx’s jammer Beatrix Slaughter slipped through for a quick 4 points, and while Anne eventually managed to get past Beyonslay, she couldn’t break the pack to tie, forced to call the jam with just 3 points to avoid a second scoring pass from Slaughter. Just two jams later, the game was blown open on a similar jam — similar except for the fact that it was Slaughter who got lead jammer, and with the Bombshells’ jammer Ariel Assault completely unable to get through the pack even once, simply kept going around and around to pick up lap points. At the end of a very disheartening 2 minutes for the Bombshells fans, Slaughter had run up a 17-0 on Ariel Assault for a new GGRD single-jam record, making the score a lopsided 25-3 with barely 5 minutes off the clock.

Clearly not interested in sitting on their lead, the Bronx continued to throw a one-two jammer combination of Slaughter and the equally quick and nimble Bonnie Thunders against a Brooklyn team that was mostly lacking the speed to keep from being beaten on the outside line, and the Bronx lead grew inexorably for the first twenty minutes of the half. It wasn’t until the 11th jam of the night that Brooklyn finally got a jam win, with Sassy Hipsaw managing to get lead and to go 8-3 over Bonnie Thunders — unfortunately, by that time it was already 58-22 for the cabbies. Still, though, Sassy added a few more wins in the period, with an especially impressive performance in Jam 14 when she went 8-3 over Beatrix Slaughter even though the Bombshells had blockers Hela Skelter and Raggedy Animal in the box for the majority of the jam. As the first half ended, Sassy was by far her team’s most effective jammer, having scored 30 of their 42 points. However, the Bronx had nearly doubled that total, and the score after 30 minutes was Bronx Gridlock 82, Brooklyn Bombshells 42.


Ginger Snap looks on as teammate Tiger Bomb delivers a chest block to an unidentified (and unfortunate) Brooklyn Bombshell. Photo credit: tigoe

The second half began with an immediate bit of wind being taken out of the Bombshells’ sails, as a late scoreboard correction showed the Bombshells they had more ground to make up than they may had thought going into the locker room (through halftime, the scoreboard had displayed a 70-42 lead for the Bronx.) There would only be more trouble for Brooklyn over the next few jams, as Bronx took the first four jams of the half and opened their lead up to 106-56 with about 22 minutes left in the game. On the fifth jam, though, Sassy Hipsaw got the Brooklyn faithful rocking when opposing jammer Beatrix Slaughter went to the penalty box mid-jam and Hipsaw blew through the pack for two grand slams. Still, though, the Bronx’s blocker Lemony Kickit may have saved a third scoring pass with an impressive rapid-fire series of blocks on Hipsaw that seriously slowed her third exit from the pack.

Hipsaw’s jam turned out to be an aberration, though — the Gridlock had taken lead jammer on the previous four jams and would take it again on the next three, pushing their lead to 50 points at 118-68 with about 15 minutes to play. On the ninth jam of the half, there was a bit of quite effective razzle-dazzle from the Bombshells, as Brooklyn jammer Lil’ Red Terror, having no luck getting through a tough Gridlock platoon of Ginger Snap, Luna Impact, Tiger Bomb and Beyonslay, managed to surreptitiously pass the jammer star to Bombshells pivot Hard Anya, and the Gridlock failed to pick up on the switch quickly enough to react accordingly, allowing Red and Anya to team up for a 6-1 win over Beatrix Slaughter. That brought the score to Gridlock 119, Bombshells 74, but unfortunately for the Bombshells, there was far too much ground to make up and far too little time in which to do it. The Bronx lead would grow as large as 55 points before finally settling at 46, as the Bronx won an entertaining but lopsided contest 144-98.


Brigitte Barhot, Lemony Kickit and the rest of the Gridlock celebrate their trip to the 2007 Gotham Girls championship bout. Photo credit: TheGirlsNY

The 3-0 Bronx Gridlock will face off against the 2-1 Queens of Pain for the Gotham Girls championship on November 17th, but the Gotham Girls will be in all sorts of different action before the home season officially comes to a close. First, the Gotham travel team, which recently took first place at the WFTDA Heartland Havoc tournament in Ohio, will be one of 8 leagues vying for the national championship at the Texas Shootout tournament on September 29th and 30th in Austin, Texas. Next, on October 13th, the travel team will play their first home bout in nearly two years, as Gotham hosts the Rose City Rollers from Portland, Oregon. Finally, on November 3rd, the home teams not playing in the championship will match up with some out-of-town guests in a doubleheader bout, as the Manhattan Mayhem battle the New Jersey Dirty Dames and the Brooklyn Bombshells try to handle the Long Island Roller Rebels. For tickets and more information on all these events, visit gothamgirlsrollerderby.com.

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Providence Championship Bout: Mob Squad 82, Old Money Honeys 81

Posted by Justice Feelgood Marshall on September 22, 2007

Providence’s third championship bout proved to be one of the greatest nip-and-tuck derby bouts ever, with the Mob Squad and the 2006 PRD champions, the Old Money Honeys, trading comebacks and momentum shifts from the beginning of the first period to the final jam of the last. In the end, the bout was decided by just one point in the final instant of an intense and controversial last jam, with the Mob Squad claiming victory over the Old Money Honeys, 82 to 81.

Throughout a back-and-forth first period, neither team was able to establish more than a 5 point lead, with the Old Money Honeys riding strong jamming from Jailbait Jenny, Craisy Dukes and Cleo Patronize against a similarly effective combo of the Godmother, Baby Fighterfly and Dasilva Bullet battling for the Mob Squad. At the end of a first period that featured five lead changes, the Old Money Honeys were hanging onto an extremely slim lead at 30 to 28. While the Honeys lost the lead on the first jam of the second half on a 5-0 grand slam jam for the Mob Squad’s Dasilva Bullet over Craisy Dukes, the Honeys would get back in front on the third jam of the period when Dukes turned the tables on Bullet with a quick 4-0. That brought the score to Old Money Honeys 35, Mob Squad 34. That lead would stand for only a few more jams, but then, with the score Old Money Honeys 40, Mob Squad 36, the Mob Squad’s Dasilva Bullet dropped a crucial 9-0 jam on Craisy Dukes when Dukes took a mid-jam trip to the penalty box. It appeared for a little while as if that would be the turning point of the bout, as the Honeys stalled out at 40 points for three more jams while the Mob Squad built on their lead. With about 7 minutes left in the period, the Mob Squad was sitting on the biggest lead of the bout at 56-40. Though the Old Money Honey crew was definitely looking a bit fatigued at this point, they clearly sensed the game was dangerously close to slipping away, and got lead jammer three times in row to put together an inspired series of jams to close out the half — first, a 9-2 for Craisy Dukes over Rhode Kill, followed by a 3-0 for Cleo Patronize over Dasilva Bullet and finally a closely contested 2-2 between Mob Squad member Baby Fighterfly and Old Money Honey Craisy Dukes. The second period ended almost as close as the first, with the Mob Squad hanging onto a 60 to 54 lead over the Old Money Honeys.

For the first 12 minutes of the final period, the margin hung right around a nail-biting five points — while the Mob Squad would occasionally push it out to around 10 points, the Old Money Honeys would always come back with an answer that got them back to within striking distance. The strike finally came with about 8 minutes left to play, when the Mob Squad’s jammer The Godmother went to the penalty box during a jam against Bloody Cianci. Though clearly reaching the end of her endurance, Cianci reached deep to take advantage of her power play, running up a 7-0 jam over the Godmother that finally gave the Old Money Honeys back the lead at 75-70. Having spent the majority of that jam in the penalty box, though, the Godmother was fresh enough to score a quick 4-0 against Jailbird Jenny on the following jam, making it a one-point game at Old Money Honeys 75, Mob Squad 74. As if that wasn’t dramatic enough, the Mob Squad’s Dasilva Bullet picked up lead on the next jam but fell down in the process of passing the Honeys’ rearmost blocker, causing her to frantically call off the jam before Honeys jammer Cleo Patronize could reach the pack for her own scoring, and that knotted up the score at 75 with just about 4 minutes to play. The next jam went 3-1 for the Godmother over the reliable Craisy Dukes, giving the Mob Squad a narrow 78-76 lead with barely enough time for one last full jam.

Dasilva Bullet went to the jammer line for the Mob Squad against Cleo Patronize for the Old Money Honeys in front of a nearly hysterical audience to try and wrap up the win. Bullet managed to get through first and claim lead jammer, and it looked like the Mob Squad had the game in their pocket, but before Bullet could get around to start her scoring pass, she was sent to the penalty box. Cleo Patronize, realizing that victory was suddenly back within the Honey’s grasp, battled tenaciously against a relentless Mob Squad defense until she was finally able to break through the pack, picking up 5 points. The Mob Squad’s defense had held Cleo back for a long time, though, and almost immediately afterwards Dasilva Bullet’s minute in the penalty box was up. She burst out of the box and managed to battle her way through the Honeys for 4 points, but took a tumble as she broke the pack, and wildly motioned for the jam to be called off as she hit the deck. Although she was no longer actually lead jammer, having lost the status when sent to the penalty box, the period time had run out at the same moment — and the Mob Squad won an instant classic in the final moment, 82 to 81, becoming the 2007 Providence Roller Derby champions.

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Bout recap: Charm City Intraleague: Night Terrors 96, Speed Regime 49

Posted by Justice Feelgood Marshall on September 17, 2007

In a surprising game, the Night Terrors handed an uncharacteristically flat Speed Regime team their first defeat of the season and their biggest defeat to date, building a massive 51 point lead in the first half and coasting to a 96-49 victory in the end. Speed Regime’s look had changed a little bit since their June meeting with the Night Terrors, with hard hitters Buzz Kill and Berzerker no longer on the season roster. The Night Terrors were still missing Minerva Vavoom with a rotator cuff injury, and had also lost rookie Blind Banshee for the season to a broken ankle suffered at practice, but did have breakout rookie Marzipain skating after having missed the June bout.

Night Terrors pivot Mibbs Breakin’ Ribs tries to remove the Speed Regime’s Deathany from Marzipain’s path. Photo credit: globalglenn

At first, it looked like it was likely to be a traditionally narrow matchup for the two rivals, with the Terrors’ Joy Collision kicking off the bout with a 4-2 over Flo Shizzle, Pixie Rocket and Pistol Whip battling to a 4-4 draw on the second jam, and Flo Shizzle managing to squeak out a 2-1 win over Rosie the Rioter (abetted a bit by Rosie, believing she was lead jammer, losing some time trying to call off the jam from the ground.) That brought the score to Night Terrors 9, Speed Regime 8, but the Terrors stepped on the gas on the next series of jams. Marzipain ran up an 8-0 jam on Stormin’ Mormon, who first found herself on the wrong end of a thunderous block from Mibbs Breakin’ Ribs and then found herself trapped behind a tenacious double team from Joy Collision and Rolling Blackout. Next up, the Terrors’ Dr. Skabs managed to outrace the speedy Psycho78 to notch a quick 4-0 score, and Joy Collision managed to pick up a 9-2 on Regime captain Pistol Whip when Pistol went to the box during her first scoring pass. Rosie the Rioter followed that by dropping a 7-4 jam on Pistol, and suddenly, the Terrors were up 37-14 — already the biggest deficit the Speed Regime had ever faced in two seasons. While the Regime tried to strike back with a 5-0 jam for Psycho78 over Marzipain, the last five jams of the period were a nightmare for the war machine. The Regime defense was consistently unable to keep the Terrors jammers from grabbing lead jammer status, and double-digits jams for Dr. Skabs and Joy Collision helped to widen an already substantial gap. The Night Terrors ended the half on a 35-2 run and had taken lead on 10 out of 13 jams throughout the half, leaving the scoreboard showing a startling 72-21 advantage for the presumptive underdogs.

Night Terrors Cheeta Torpeda (pivoting) and Frenzy Lohan team up to make life tough on Speed Regime jammer Large Marge. Photo credit: epmd_derby

The second half was better for the Regime, with their defense no longer allowing the double-digit jam scores that had killed them in the first half, but their offense still couldn’t get anything significant going until very late in the half. The first two jams went to the Regime by small margins, with Regime blockers Pistol Whip and Deathany joining forces to stymie Terrors jammer Rosie the Rioter and letting Regime jammer Psycho78 put up a 3-0. Flo Shizzle followed that with a 4-2 over Pixie Rocket, but then the momentum swung back to the Terrors. In the following 7 jams, Speed Regime only got on the scoreboard once, with Psycho78 managed to put up 4 points to 6 for Pixie Rocket in an intense two-minute jam that left all participants gasping for air. At the end of that 7 jam series, the Terrors had been on another tear — 18 to 4 — that left the score at 96 to 32 with about seven minutes left to play. Perhaps not wanting to let their rivals hit the century mark, the Speed Regime finally seemed to start clicking at this point, not allowing another point for the Terrors and managing to put up 17 unanswered points going into the final jam of the night. But that jam, in a way, seemed to be a microcosm of the whole bout — although Joy Collision, jamming for the Terrors, was sent to the box just as her opponent Flo Shizzle was declared lead jammer, the Night Terrors defense bottled up Flo for so long that she chose to call off the jam at 0-0 rather than let Joy get back on the floor. The final score was Night Terrors 96, Speed Regime 49.

Joy Collision yet again led all scoring with 42 points on 9 jams, running up a jammer point differential of +38 and getting lead of 7 of her 9 jams for a very impressive lead jammer percentage of 77. Psycho78 led her team’s scoring for the second bout in a row, picking up 16 points on 7 jams. The Night Terrors were slightly more penalized than the Regime, with the Terrors picking up 50 minors and 5 majors while the Regime was assigned 42 minors and 4 majors. The lead jammer battle was crucially lopsided in favor of the Night Terrors, who picked it up on 14 jams against 9 for the Regime. In 26 jams, there were just 3 with no lead jammer. Marzipain was chosen as her team’s MVP after the bout, while the Speed Regime gave the honor to Deathany.

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Bout recap: Charm City Intraleague: Junkyard Dolls 97, Mobtown Mods 46

Posted by Justice Feelgood Marshall on September 17, 2007

In the second half of Charm City’s September doubleheader, the Junkyard Dolls picked up their second win of the season with their second win over the still winless Mobtown Mods, 97-46. While the Mods played a better first half than usual, they were finished off by depth problems in the second half, with the Junkyard Dolls able to field 10 different jammers throughout the bout and the Mods relying primarily on their star Duchess of Torque at the second line. The Mods came into the bout missing their field general, with captain / bench coach Road Rash Rivers unable to make the game, having given birth to her second child just six days earlier. However, the Mods also had a long-awaited debut from Holly Go Hardly, skating in her first CCRG bout after a number of unrelated injuries keeping her on the bench for nearly the entire season. Additionally, 2006 star Lady Quebeaum, quickly recovering from a broken leg suffered in March, was feeling solid enough to jam for the first time in 2007. On the opposing bench, Dolls captain Sizzle-Leen was still out, suffering from her own broken ankle.

Mods jammer Duchess of Torque attempts to get past Dolls blockers Coach Ballbricker and Cherrylicious. Photo credit: epmd_derby

The Dolls opened up the bout with a surprising platoon, sending out blocker Coach Ballbricker to jam against the Mods’ Duchess of Torque, and it worked out for the Dolls, with Dolls defenders Cherrylicious, Dolly Rocket and Shevil Knievel shutting down Torque long enough for Ballbricker to get through, claim lead, and get a grand slam point in the course of going 9-3 over Torque. After a tough scoreless jam between Killer Kitten and Roxy Toxic in which both jammers were sent sprawling during their opening pass, the Dolls’ leading scorer, Cherrylicious, put a damper on Lady Quebeaum’s first jam of the season, beating her out 8-4 and giving the Dolls a 17-7 advantage. For the majority of the remainder of the period, the teams traded small-margin wins, but on Jam 9 the Dolls got a big win when Shevil Knievel and Dolly Rocket worked together to force Mods jammer Duchess of Torque into committing her fourth minor. That left the floor open for Dolls jammer Killer Kitten to run up a 9-0 jam and give the Junkyard Dolls a 36-17 lead. On the second to last jam of the half, the Dolls defense stepped up strong with their jammer Scheisty McFeisty in the box, with Shevil Knievel, Hurtsula and Radar Love all separately taking out Roxy and keeping her on her opening lap for the full minute of Scheisty’s penalty in a jam that eventually ended 0-0. With Killer Kitten putting up a 3-0 jam over the ubiquitous Duchess of Torque on the half’s final jam, the Dolls were enjoying a 39-21 lead at the half.

The Mods opened up the second half with two jams that looked like they were about to get the red and black back into the bout. Duchess of Torque lapped Schiesty McFeisty to pick up a quick 5-0 (with some help from Lady Quebeaum twice sending Schiesty to the floor), and Roxy Toxic raced through to put down a 4-0 on Radar Love. That brought the Mods to within just 9 points at 39-30, but the Dolls were very quick to roll back the comeback and then some. Cherrylicious was able to run up a 10-0 jam over Lady Quebeaum on the subsequent jam, and after a razor-thin 4-3 victory for the Mods’ Duchess of Torque over Dirty Trixie, the Dolls’ newest weapon Dolly Rocket dropped another Dolls 10-0, this one on Ang Thrax, that put the score at Junkyard Dolls 62, Mobtown Mods 34 with about 12 minutes to go. While the Mods continued to battle — especially Duchess of Torque, who ended going to the jammer line in an amazing 12 out of 23 jams — that jam seemed to be the turning point for the Dolls, who continued to extend the lead on almost every remaining jam of the bout. On the bout’s last jam, it was all Cherrylicious, who put up the night’s most lopsided score by lapping Roxy Toxic three times on a 15-3 jam that put the final score at Junkyard Dolls 97, Mobtown Mods 46.

The Canadian of the Mobtown Mods prepares to make contact with the Dolls’ Dolly Rocket. Photo credit: epmd_derby

Cherrylicious impressively managed to lead all scoring even though she only jammed 3 times, picking up 33 points for an average-points-per-jam score of 11. She also outscored her opposing jammers by 26 points. Her teammate Killer Kitten was most effective at getting lead jammer status, getting it on 4 of 6 tries for 66%. Mods MVP Duchess of Torque led her Mods with 29 points on 12 jams, and jammed more times than all other Mods jammers combined. Dolly Rocket was named the MVP for the Dolls for an exemplary bout at both the pivot and jammer positions. The Dolls picked up 66 minors and 1 major, while the Mods were given 49 minors and 2 majors. The Dolls took lead jammer on 13 jams against 7 for the Mods; in 23 jams, there were 4 with no lead jammer.

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