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We’re Back…kinda sorta

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

Team UK and Australia

Canada fielded two teams, East vs West, with East skating their way to victory.

Team East (Blue) vs West (Red)

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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Inter Derby On Hiatus

Posted by hooligal on June 10, 2008

As you can tell by the lack of postings, things have been a bit hectic for alot of the staff on Inter Derby. So we’re taking a small break to reevaluate, get some more bloggers, and possibly redesign (MAKEOVER!). Stay tuned, we should be back by August in the least.

 

But just to give you your international derby fix:

Latest scores from this weekends TEAM CANADA european trip:

Glasgow Irn Bruisers: 41 Team Canada: 102

http://www.eveningtimes.co.uk/news/display.var.2329883.0.0.php

London Roller Girls:128 Team Canada:45

 

 

Team Canada is 1-1 for their bout against Birmingham this Friday! Will they return home victorious?

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Wild Rose Challenge Footage

Posted by hooligal on April 13, 2008

NUTV footage from the Wild Rose Challenge last weekend. CRDA Hellion Rebellion VS Oil City Derby Girls.
http://www.nutv.ca/streaming/videoplayer.php?table=otherbroadcasts&id=14

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copy cat

Posted by georgiawtush on March 11, 2008

i think i wrote the same post on two different occasions in this blog. if not in this blog, i wrote one of them on another one. that’s what happens when you write about derby in too many different places. oh well, deal with it.

besides that, did you know that there is an EXPLOSION of roller derby in canada right now? i have heard of leagues starting up all over the place in the last two weeks.

Tri-City Roller Girls (Kitchener-Waterloo & Cambridge, Ontario)

Winnipeg Roller Derby (Winnipeg, Manitoba) first meeting tomorrow!!!

Reign Valley Vixens (Lower Mainland, BC)

Rated PG RollerGirls (Prince George, BC)

Regina, Saskatchewan..i heard a rumour about this one anyway

Middlesex Massacre Roller Girls (London, Ont) another league in london

this is AMAZING!!

georgia w tush

montreal roller derby

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Training with the Tri-City Roller Girls

Posted by hooligal on March 4, 2008

 

I had the pleasure this weekend past, of being invited to the nearby city of Kitchner, Ontario, Canada (for those of you who don’t know, I’m in Canada right now) to have a skate and a laugh with the newly formed Tri-City Roller Girls. Skaters from all the nearby leagues came out: Hammer City Roller Girls, Gore Gore Girls from Toronto Roller Derby, and the Thames Fatales from London, Ontario.

TCRG is already off to an amazing start. Brand spankin’ new this year, they already have more then enough girls to start two teams, and an impressive audience just at their practices! They’ve also caught the attention of the local news media, who are following them from humble beginings, to their first bout. Already making a splash in the community at such a young age, this league surely will go far. And did I mention they can skate? In the short span of about four or five practices, some of these ladies have gone from holding the boards while shuffling along, to skating in their first non-contact scrimmage!

I arrived a bit early for practice, and was taken to Deathrow Beth’s home for their usual pre-practice league potluck breakfast, where I had the pleasure of trying a Grapple, which is a grape flavoured apple (google it). Highlight of my morning! LOL. We soon set off in a convoy to the arena where they practice, which was so nicely NOT heated in the midst of a Canadian winter. Ever seen girls skating in parkas and scarves? It’s quite a sight! Stepping onto their smooth polished concrete, I was in heaven. It was the best skating surface I’ve ever been on, slick and hard for speed, but so amazingly grippy I had to invent new ways of stopping. We started with the usual warm up, then split into groups lead by girls from the already established leagues such as Toronto and Hammer City. My group focused on teaching stopping, whist other groups worked on falls and other basic skills the TCRG are learning at this point.

We then split into ‘black’ shirts and ‘colored’ shirts for a scrimmage, starting with the experienced girls so we could show the new girls a scrimmage live and in person. Well, someone forgot to tell me the ‘no contact’ thing until after I took out the jammer. Oops!  Then the no contact thing served a real purpose as the TCRG girls stepped in to try their hand, shuffling and bumping in their very first scrimmage! It’s like watching a child ride a bike for the first time, makes me a bit teary-eyed. *sniffle* Anyway, one of my personal highlights was a girl in orange who’s name escapes me. She jammed for her very first time against one of the girls from the other leagues, and wow, was she fast! She at one point caught up, and over took, the other jammer! Asking around, I found out that it was only her SECOND practice! Amazing!

Overall I was so impressed and excited with the practice. There’s somthing invigorating about a new league, innocent in their youth, untainted by commitee meetings, bout stress, and general derby drama. At this point, all that exists is a passion for roller derby, skating, and being around kick-ass ladies. Keep your eye out for the Tri-City Roller Girls, they might be coming to your city to kick your leagues ass sooner then you think!

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TCRG lines up!
Yours truely takes a block from a Gore Gore Girl
TCRG girl is all smiles as she makes her way past Ivy Rupted
Showing some roller love
TCRG are coming to kick your butt! 😛

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Canada vs England?

Posted by hooligal on February 8, 2008

Psssttt…a little birdy (ok ok the Canadian Roller Girls group..) told me that Canada is gathering a team to come play some bouts in the UK, in June. HOW EXCITING!! This would be the first trans-atlantic bout I do believe.

 Here’s the message that was sent out:

“Hello everyone,

There is a phenomenal opportunity for us Canadians to band together to
form a team and play England in June of this year!

Hoochie Mama (OCDG) and I are looking for ~20 ladies who are
interested in going. Ideally, we’d love to have 2 or 3 girls from each
league participate, making it truly a national enterprise!

To date, 2 games have been slotted in England (and there is a
possibility of a third) for early June. The games will fall between
June 5th and 14th.

We invite all interested girls to submit a resume (file newly uploaded
into the ‘Files section’ of this group, called “Team_Canada. doc”), and
a letter of recommendation from the coach/captain to us. We hope to
fund this trip through fundraisers and sponsorship, and hope to keep
the cost to each girl minimal.

Please post any questions and we will respond ASAP. Email resumes and
cover letters to : jen.prosser@ gmail.com and
hoochiemama@ oilcityderbygirl s.ca – (We will also have an ‘Eastern
Coordinator’ very soon, and we will post her information in the next
couple of days)

xox

Jenny Rocket
Calgary Roller Derby Association”

So Canadian ladies, GET ON IT!

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