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 September 17, 2008
Chicks Ahoy! beat the Gore Gore Rollergirls 114-97 on Saturday night, finishing the Toronto Roller Derby League’s second season in the top spot.
Played at an arena in the city’s west end in front of more than 800 screaming fans, the tense game was only truly decided in the final period.
While the Chicks came on strong at the beginning, leading at the end of the first period, the Gore-Gores were up by five points as the game went into its final 20 minutes.
The Chicks had been defeated by the Gores earlier this season and were seen by some as the match underdog — something team captain Sally “Mach Wheels” Brabant denies.
“I don’t think that the Chicks were the underdog,” she says. “I think that both teams came in with the possibility of the win.”
“For the past almost two seasons we’ve really put the time in. Most of the people on the team were not athletes before. They really worked hard.”
The Toronto Roller Derby League launched its first season in the summer of 2007 and attracts hundreds of people to its games.
The game is played on an oval track by five skaters at a time.
One skater from each team — the “jammer” — tries to pass as many of the opposing team’s players as many times as possible in an effort to score points. She earns one point for each opposing skater she passes on each lap.
Physical contact is allowed and encouraged, and players come with playful monikers such as Miss Behaviour, Dyna Hurtcha and Spee Dee Ramone.
Use with permission from http://www.cp24.com/servlet/an/local/CTVNews/20080914/080914_roller_derby/20080914/?hub=CP24Home
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Posted by hooligal on September 10, 2008
So I’ve been doing my usual ‘lets browse youtube for kick ass derby clips’ and though I’d share some International vids with you all.
First a fairly old (late 2007) video on 20/20 with the Pirate City Rollergirls. Now I love the PCR mostly because I love pirates, but also because even here they totally kick ass, I can’t imagine how good they are a year later!
Next I have a little video of my own league, also from last year, playing the Stuttgart Valley Rollergirlz, who we’re back to play in just a couple weeks (eek!). This video is unique because I think we may be the only leagues outside america who play TXRD-ish penalty games, the bout was also played in a nightclub on possibly the most dangerous track in the world. Very rock and roll.
The Hour did a great piece last year on the Toronto Roller Derby ladies championship bout (Gore Gore Rollergirls vs Chicks Ahoy), not only do I love this video, but those same two leagues are about to face each other AGAIN for this years championship!
And last but not least, I have a video from our fellow London league the London Rollergirls, of their last bout Summer Shovin. Not only do I love the music in this video, but the best intro ever is done by Raw Heidi (LOVE YA RAW). Just watch.
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Posted by hooligal on September 5, 2008
Inter Derby is back, huzzah! I’m still in the process of setting up new bloggers and such, but we’re back for the sake of saying so.
That being said, I’m still looking for bloggers and contributors.
Gimmie an email interderby at yahoo.com if you want to write full time, or just would like to submit an event, bout recap, press release, news coverage, ANYTHING.
So what’s been going on while I was away?
Rollercon took place, the ultimate getaway and meet and greet for international rollergirls. Leagues from all over the world came and there is no longer a Team World vs USA, oh no, with all the leagues springing up everywhere there was actually enough attendees to do Team UK vs Team Australia or the Farkin’ ‘Elles vs Cor Blimeys as they named themselves, with Team UK coming out on top 43-28!
Team UK and Australia
Canada fielded two teams, East vs West, with East skating their way to victory.
Team East (Blue) vs West (Red)
London Rollergirls are hosting the first European tournament July 18-19th 2009. Open to all European teams, but all roller fans are welcome to come watch and/or help out! Stay tuned for details on that!
They also have their first intraleague bout with their BRAND NEW teams coming up Sept 27th. It’s gonna be the Ultraviolent Femmes giving some lashes to the fearless SuffraJets for the first one. The other team, yet to debut, is the Steam Rollers!
And my own team London Rockin Rollers are set for another border crossing adventure to take on the Stuttgart Valley Rollergirlz in Stuttgart, Germany, also on Sept 27th. A year after our first game and defeat, we are back in a bout aptly named Time For Revenge!
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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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