Thursday, September 25, 2008

The Docket

Heathers Por Vida insignia by Aitch, chalk on sidewalk, Corvallis OR, 08/23/2008

Here's the doin's:

New derby league in Corvallis, OR kicks off with a fundraiser, this Friday night at 8, at 126 SW 4th St, in Corvallis, oddly enough. I guess that club is called Platinum. Bands will play. Merry will be made. Funds will be raised.


Oct 3rd-6th WOJ at Western Regionals in Houston Texas.

WFTDA Western Regional Tournament in Houston, Texas, featuring our own Wheels of Justice battling their way toward the National Championships right here in Portland, Oregon in November.

RCR Tryout Stuff:

Tryout clinics, where you learn things down there at Oaks Park, about trying out and stuff, presumably at the hangar:

First One - Oct 4th 2008, 3pm - 5pm
Second One - Oct. 11th 2008, 3pm - 5pm

Lots of info at the link above on what to bring, who not to bring, etc.

Actual tryouts, where you try out:

Tuesday October 14th 6:45 - 8:45pm

Go try out. It's a tryout, after all.

Monday, September 22, 2008

WOJ/Axles Recap is up over at ABD

Elwood has the dope, now with stats!

Oh, and say, I think when JeLLyPiG makes it back to these parts, he might be writing a lot about rules, strategy, technique, and all that technical type of snurfle that I rarely pay much attention to because I'm so smitten with the stars and the fans. So gird your loins to fend off his penetrating questions, coaches, captains, and stars of derby.

One more thing, if I may. This is quite a pile-up (and Skippy Steve has started uploading):

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Well, that was fun: WOJ and Axles both roll to victory

Axles huddle to hear Scratcher out. Photo via Jason Van Orden's flickr stream.

You may have heard by now that the Wheels of Justice pretty well smooshed Arizona's Tent City Terrors 124 - 34, and that the Axles of Annihilation did in their foes from Sacramento in a much tighter 58-36 battle.

Loved seeing such champion Heathers as Fire Crotch, Goodie 2 Skates, Sol Train, and Vominatrix give it to 'em, in a sweet-assed Coda to the Heathers' RCR championship last month (sad that Scratcher was still on the injured list, but maybe she'll be ready to go by the time of Western Regionals).

And for the Axles, the performance and focus displayed by Ginger Binger, Mobi-Wan-Kanobi, Sump Pump, Titania, and Viagrra Falls were impressive.

I wish I were able to do a decent recap, but I usually just get so revved up yelling that by the time an evening of derby is over, I have forgotten most of what has happened. So unless somebody has anything particularly recappy to say, we'll just wait for ol' Elwood to write one as soon as he gets over having a maliciously dropped brick smash into his windshield. But I will say that it was a particular delight to see Fire Crotch on the jam.

On the social circuit, I burdened the following stalwarts with short bursts of my company: the Mad Nader, MercGirl, Kanna, and George. I also enjoyed hellos and hugs from HRMF's Intensive Scare and Dee Cap-A-Skater, and a beery chat (on both sides) with The Harmacist. D-Day escaped having to shake my sweaty paw by running off in the nick of time.

Speaking of the social circuit, one runs into the damnedest people on Alberta Street. Clearly, I need to quit wasting all my time blogging and devote my energies to portrait photography, my natural gift:

That's all I got. What you got?

Sunday, September 14, 2008

The Docket

Vominatrix lays some keister into Rat City's Carmen Getsome. Photo by Axle Adams, aka Jules Doyle.

Bad blogger, I know. Late August through early September was a blur of weddings, bashes, bicycle wrecks, and other such stuff that kept me from my keybo ard duties, but on this beautiful Sunday of what promises to be a great week of roller derby, we hereinbelow present the doin's:

Cheap Ticket Night is Wednesday, September 17, from 7 - 10 p.m. or so at Rogue, Beulahland, Night Light Lounge, Kay’s Bar and Oaks Park Skating rink. Go have a booze with some skaters, get some merchandise, and get your cheap tickets for . . .

Saturday night's Wheels of Justice revenge match against the Arizona Terrors, with the Axles of Annihilation facing down Sacred City. Last known home bout until Nationals, so get with the program. Watch those fab Wheels try to follow last week's Rat City-whompin' act to further glory. Bask in that reflected glory.

Oh and say, they're still raffling that Harley courtesy of Heathers sponsor Team Latus Harley Davidson.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

DNN: #10 Rose City shuts down #3 Rat City, 154-63

Derby News Network is reporting that Rose City Rollers demolished Rat City tonight.

Congratumalations, RCR.