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Spring Equi-KNOCKS review

Posted by hooligal on April 2, 2009

rockin-rollers-poster2smallMarch 21st saw the London Rockin Rollers, after FINALLY securing a venue in London, play their first home game against Glasgow Rollergirls Irn Bruisers. Much hard work went into making the bout a night to remember, with lights, a halftime surfcore band Jimmy and the Destroyers, rolling merch girls, kickin DJ Chris Setzer and of course…ROLLER DERBY!

The crowd came out en masse, we sold out to capacity and had to turn people away at the door. The venue was alive and buzzing and after pouring some coke on our slippy wood floor, we were ready to play!

Both teams had not played each other, and had not seen each other play in a very long time. We both went in blind to the other teams strengths and weaknesses, and both teams were certain they would win (arn’t they always?!).

Glasgow turned out to be a highly defensive team of hard hitters, while our jammers are fast and wiley, the hits of their blockers were a shock to the system early in the game. It seemed to be a battle of defence vs offence, and our

Jammers neck and neck (photo by Spida-X)

Jammers neck and neck (photo by Spida-X)

girls quickly learned to distract the glasgow blockers as our jammer came through. Unfourtuetly for us, their jammer tended to follow ours through the pack!

Glasgow secured an early lead, staying at least 10 points ahead for most of the game. It was tough and bodies were flying. A scary moment in the first period when Switchblade Sarah went down on her face and didn’t get up.

Medics rushed on as the jam was called off, and we were all frightened for her. But she got up soon to the roar of the worried crowd, and after a good rest, went on to play a fantastic game!

Halftime came for a much needed break and as the band came on the score was GRG 60 LRR 46.

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Glasgow Jammer Goes Down (Photo by Spida-X)

Second half brought the LRR back with new vengence and determination to win the game. First jams saw us close the gap to 62 to 56 and keep the points close for many jams to follow. But GRG were determined to hold onto their advantage, and went on to win the game 106 to 83.

Like most derby matches, the best part was the lovely girls of the visiting team who were overjoyed with the medals and gift bags, and glad to have had such a great time and a great crowd. No grudges held, we all went to the after party for a much needed drink and to compare bruises. A great day for all!

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Posted in Bouts/Recaps, Glasgow Roller Girls, London Rockin Rollers, United Kingdom | Tagged: , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Spring Equi-KNOCKS – LRR vs GRG

Posted by hooligal on February 17, 2009

London Rockin Rollers are proud to present their first home bout in London against Glasgow Roller Girls’ Irn Bruisers!

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Canadian Globe and Mail cover European Flat-Track

Posted by hooligal on February 5, 2009

A picture of the recent bout in Stuttgart between the Stuttgart Valley Rollergirlz and the Birmingham Blitz german1Derby Dames appeared in the Canadian Globe and Mail

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20090202.wdip0203/PhotoGallery02

Canadian derby girls are asking, ‘Hey, why not a Canadian league?!’. Fair enough, but us European derby players won’t complain ;).

So to even the score I searched the Globe and Mail site for other derby related articles:

Stoli Von Stingray of the Terminal City Rollergirls (Vancouver, BC) is featured in this documentary showing the difference between her day job and night persona, and her personal take on derby.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20080915.wvroller0916/VideoStory/VideoLineup/Life

A typical roller derby article featuring Montreal Roller Derby.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20071123.wlderby23/BNStory/GlobeSports/

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Events Dec 06th!

Posted by hooligal on December 1, 2008

Two bouts on opposite sides of the world on Dec. 6th.

Here in England, the Steam Rollers make their inter-league debut against previous bout winners the SuffraJets.
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And roller derby will hit Geelong australia, VRDL style! The Victoria Roller Derby League will be holding an expo bout in cahoots with Geelong Roller Derby.

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Tri City vs Montreal: Little Bout of Horrors

Posted by hooligal on November 3, 2008

My favourite fledgling roller derby league back home in Ontario had their first Interleague home bout last weekend. While it pains me that I wasn’t there to see the Tri-City Thunder take on Montreal’s new B-team The Montreal Sexpos, Nia Capps from Derby Luv was there to catch the action! – Hooligal

Reposted from derbyluv.com

If you are a newer rollergirl, and you haven’t yet hopped in a car full of rollergirls to go see a bout of other teams, you need to plan something like that with your friends. You’ll learn things like what they do in their day jobs, about their derby widows, pets, and of course, you can all talk roller derby, derby gossip, derby, derby, derby…. and then go see a bout of roller derby!


Last night, it was off to New Hamburg, just 24km outside of the Kitchener-Waterloo area, about 35-40 minutes west of Hamilton. When we got to the arena, just before team intros, I found out Tri-City found an arena that is no longer used, and so it has no ice being put down and rents out cheap, so they have a perfect place to put on a bout.

I waved hello to Tri-City, and hugged a few of my ex-teammates from Montreal as we walked past the lined up skaters to get into the suicide seats. The bout was 2 periods of 30 minutes, and the first half hour showed that Tri-City has been working their asses off. They were fast, had great teamwork but their blockers, and were often able to form a wall at the front of the pack, leaving Montreal blockers behind. Both teams suffered multiple penalties, often for blocking out of play. At the end of the first period, the score was 23-65 for the Sexpos. The Sexpos jammers weren’t always lead jammer, but they racked up points and proved to be fast, agile skaters that could block their way through Tri-City when necessary.
Notable shows:
Tri-City’s Bareleigh Legal took a hit so hard, she flew out of bounds and almost into her team. She tried to make it back to the track so she wouldn’t have to sit out for two jams, and she was suspected to have a broken rib… Tri-City has some tough derby girls for sure.

L’il Homewrecker, of Montreal, who was injured for the Montreal regular season, was in fine form last night, and No Holds Bard #2X4 and Heartless Bitch #33 1/3 are great jammer additions for the Montreal league.


For the second half, Montreal continued to dominate in scoring, and the hits got harder, the crowd cheered louder for the Tri-City Thunder jammers as they got lead jammer status and kept fighting throughout the period. The final score was 112-50 for the Montreal Sexpos.

Wanna see a video of one of the jams?

Notable Trivia:
** Tri-City Roller girls have been assisted with training by Anita Martini, who played her last game as a Thames Fatales in London’s Skate of the Dead last week. She is a Kitchener, and I hear she’s joining Tri-City for her next season.

** 5 players for the Sexpos are fresh meat for Montreal, that aren’t drafted to final teams yet, and had never played in a public bout.

** Stone Mason, was the announcer, a great one, by the way, and HCRG refs and players volunteered to help out in the penalty box as well as reffing.

** HCRG is playing against Coal City Rollers today, so the folks that were in Tri-City last night and at that after party, were all travelling today to Pennsylvania.

Oh, and the after party? Wow, for a place that’s a good 25-30km from the arena, the turnout at the after party was awesome. I hear KW is a “University” town, but here’s a thought… aren’t they all? Roller derby just rocks, and of course people turn out when they are turned on to it, right?

Ok, and final thought for today:
While talking with Autumn Von Rotten of the London Thrashers last night, I told her this:

Roller derby is the best sport ever, and everyone should play it. If they can’t play it, they should ref it or volunteer for it. If they can’t do that, they should be fans of it, and everyone should buy merch to support it. And I believe two things: It’s better to lose than not play, and better to fall down than not skate.

Can I get an Amen?


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LRG v BBDD Capital Punishment averted!

Posted by hooligal on October 27, 2008

The Birmingham Blitz Derby Dames travel team Brummie Bombshells (with Glasgow guest skaters) hosted the London Rollergirls London Brawling on Saturday in a bout between the two oldest leagues in the UK. Many a derby girl and fan alike came out to watch the BBDD try to dish out some capital punishment on the London ladies. Alas the Dames gave it all they had but the LRG came out on top with an astounding 274-23 victory.

Kitty DeCapitate and Sky Rockit scored massive 20 & 22 points jams respectively, breaking UK but  not quite enough to break world records (25 points in one jam).

Check out video highlights from Baron Von Strange

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London in Stuttgart Part II

Posted by hooligal on October 21, 2008

Now its time for the video section of our internationally mixed game of Germany’s Stuttgart Valley Rollergirlz vs England’s London Rockin Rollers.

You can catch the better quality version of this video here, and the whole article here.

Final Score: London Rockin Rollers 81 – 76 Stuttgart Valley Rollergirlz

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