Posted by hooligal on May 16, 2009
April 25th saw 16 Eastern Canadian Teams battle it out in the second year of Beast Of The East. Last year the Hamilton Harlots from Hammer City Rollergirls take the title. This year Montreal was determined to keep the prize on their home turf.
Teams from Hammer City Roller Girls (Harlots, Death Row Dames), Toronto Roller Derby (Chicks Ahoy, Smoke City Betties, Gore Gore Rollergirls, Bay Street Bruisers, Death Track Dolls), London (Thames Fatales), Tri City Rollergirls (Venus Fly Tramps, Vicious Dishes), Ottawa Roller Girls (Capital Carnage), Rideau Valley (Slaughter Daughters), GTA Rollergirls (Derby Debutantes) and of course Montreal (La Racaille, Les Contrabanditas, Les Filles du Roi) took to the track in a tiring 28 bouts (20 min bouts) over two days.
A great game-by-game play can be found at the wonderful Derby News Network
I wish I was there to see this contest. Some newer leagues (GTA Rollergirls, both Ottawa Teams, Tri City Rollergirls-all have been going for only about a year or so) were going head to head with some leagues who’ve been around 3 years or more. Some surpises in store though where previous Tri City winners Venus Fly Tramps were taken out by the less experienced Slaughter Daughters in a 34 point gap. Slaughter Daughters also went on to eliminate another experienced team-the Thames Fatales. Whilst the Vicious Dishes beat the Bay Street Bruisers, a team who has been running for over 3 years.
I was glad to see the Smoke City Betties power their way to the semi-finals. Since I’ve left canada they have clearly improved. They were playing in the tournament with their leagues two previous championship winners (Gore Gores, Chicks Ahoy) but only they made it as far as they did. Could we have a new TORD championship team this year?
The Championship bout saw two home teams from Montreal face off against each other, La Racaille and Les Contrabanditas. A really tight game, but La Racaille came out on top to be crowned BEAST OF THE EAST CHAMPIONS!!!!
Congrats to all that participated and gave their all!
Results (Beast of the East 2009)
Photos by the talented Derek Lang of Bagelhot.com
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Posted by hooligal on April 3, 2009
It’s coming…Hosted by Montreal Roller Derby 16 Eastern North American teams battle it out for the coveted Beast of The East title and bragging rights.
Hamilton Harlots from Hammercity Rollergirls won it last year, can they take the prize again? Will Ottawa have to bout Ottawa? Will someone walk away with the Steam Roller (afterparty game, its like derby but on the floor) championship title?
There’s only one way to find out.
April (Avril for you frenchies) 25-26th in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Get your tickets in advance here.
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Posted by hooligal on April 22, 2008
Here’s what you’ve been waiting for: from derbyluv.com
What you were all waiting for!
In game order:
01 Pool A – First Round 10:30
Hamilton – Steel Town Tank Girls (40) Toronto – Smoke City Betties (18 )
02 Pool A – First Round 11:00
Montreal – La Racaille (65) Ottawa – Bytown Blackhearts (29)
03 Pool A – First Round 11:30
Hamilton – Death Row Dames (17) Buffalo – Devil Dollies (54 )
04 Pool A – First Round 12:00
Montreal – Les Contrabanditas (50) Toronto – D-VAS (27)
05 Pool A – Quarter Final 12:30
Hamilton – Steel Town Tank Girls (30) Montreal – La Racaille (32)
06 Pool A – Quarter Final 13:00
Buffalo – Devil Dollies (16) Montreal – Les Contrabanditas (42)
07 Pool A – Semi Final 13:30
Montreal – La Racaille (39) Montreal – Les Contrabanditas (32)
08 Pool B – First Round 15:00
Hamilton – Harlots (52) Toronto – Gore-Gore Rollergirls (13)
09 Pool B – First Round 15:30
Toronto – Bay Street Bruisers (45) London – Thames Fatales (38 )
10 Pool B – First Round 16:00
Toronto – Chicks Ahoy! (65) London – Trashers (13)
11 Pool B – First Round 16:30
Montreal – Les Filles du Roi (37) Toronto – Death Track Dolls (23)
12 Pool B – Quarter Final 17:00
Hamilton – Harlots (53) Toronto – Bay Street Bruisers (15)
13 Pool B – Quarter Final 17:30
Toronto – Chicks Ahoy! (30) Montreal – Les Filles du Roi (38 )
14 Pool B – Semi Final 18:00
Hamilton – Harlots (58 ) Montreal – Les Filles du Roi (29)
15 3rd Place Game 20:00
Montreal – Les Contrabanditas vs. Montreal – Les Filles du Roi – Cancelled for time
16 Final Game 20:30
Montreal – La Racaille (18 ) Hamilton – Harlots (55)
Hamilton Harlots are the Beast of the East
See the gallery for more pics from the Beast of the East!
Photo Slideshow: http://www.canada.com/montrealgazette/galleries/ALM_08_0419_Beast/alm/index.html
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Posted by hooligal on April 20, 2008
From Derbyluv.com :
The BEAST. OF. The. EAST!
First off, kudos to MTLRD for pulling this event together and setting up this tournament. What a derby crash course for those that aren’t familiar with it, what a challenge for the newer teams, and what a chance to show off for the established teams.
Here’s a breakdown – well as much as I caught(I was stuck working the bar longer than my planned shift), but I will try to get the proper results and scores from our Head Ref later…
Steel Town Tank Girls vs Smoke City Betties (L)
La Racaille vs The Bytown Blackhearts (L)
Death Row Dames (L) vs Devil Dollies
Steel Town Tank Girls (L) vs La Racaille
ToRD D-VAS (L) vs MTLRD Les Contrabanditas
Semi-Final 1: Les Contrabanditas (L) vs La Racaille
ToRD Gore Gore Rollergirls (L) vs Hamilton Harlots
Bay Street Brusies vs Thames Fatales (L)
London Thrashers (L) vs ToRD Chicks Ahoy
Death Track Dolls (L) vs Les Filles du Roi
Chicks Ahoy (L) vs Les Filles du Roi
Hamilton Harlots vs Bay Street Bruisers (L)
Semi-Final 2: Hamilton Harlots vs Les Filles du Roi (L)
Beast of the East: Hamilton Harlots
Special nods go out to the London Thrashers, Death Row Dames, and the Thames Fatales. This was one of the first games for some of these teams, and kudos to them for working hard and doing ther best. London played with 7 players against a full bench of Chicks Ahoy, and that was awesome.
Other special notes, the teams to beat will obviously be the Hamilton Harlots, Les Filles du Roi, and a runaway win in their second appearance in MTL La Racaille. Iron Wrench, jammer and captain of La Racaille created a buzz amongst the crowd with her speed and natural agility. Hamilton Harlots, though, deserved the Beast of the East title, they skated tight, fast, and smart. Since I’m moving to Hamilton in a couple of weeks, my response was, ” I wanna grow up to be a Harlot someday.”
Okay then, it was a long day and a crazy after party, so I will see about getting those scores. In the meantime, you can check out all these teams online for news on their season openers.
Derby Luv to ya!
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