Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Roller derby on October 23, 2010

This is a big weekend for roller derby here in the Midwest. 

My own home league will be playing its first true home double-header. The Quad-City Rollers' B-team will open the Oct. 23, 2010, bout against Eastern Iowa Outlaw's (Dubuque, Iowa) B-team. In the main event, the Q-C's A-team will play against the Des Moines (Iowa) Derby Dames, who comes off a tough loss against Sioux City Derby Roller Dames (Sioux City, Iowa) 145-153.

Our little big sister league, Iowa City's Old Capitol City Roller Girls will head up north to play Cedar Rapids (Iowa) Rollergirls, hoping to dethrone one of Iowa's derby powerhouses. 

Over in Illinois, the Peoria Push Derby Dames hold their first home bout, "Silence of the Jams," at the East Peoria Convention Center on Oct. 23.

Further south, the So Ill Roller Girls of Marion, Illinois, play host to the Arch Rival Roller Girls' St. Lunachix at the Williamson County Pavilion in Marion. The St. Louis Gatekeepers, St. Louis' men's roller league, will have a pre-bout scrimmage.

Up north in Wisconsin, Chippewa Valley Roller Girls will play the Bull Falls Roller Dolls at the Eau Claire Indoor Sports Center, in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.

Doh! I nearly forgot the Rolling Along The River roller derby tournament hosted by the Sioux City (Iowa) Roller Dames at the Long Lines Family Rec Center. The tournament will feature the Sioux City Roller Dames, Rushmore Rollerz, Mississippi Valley Mayhem, Harbor City Roller Dames, Babe City Rollers, Fargo Moorhead Derby Girls, Muddy River Nightmares and the Norfolk Bruizin' Bettys.

The tournament will also feature a men's team tournament featuring the Race City Rebels, TC Terros, Milwaukee Blitztdkreig and the Rock City Riot.

If I miss anyone, please leave a comment. There are so many teams springing up all over so it's hard to stay up-to-date on all of them.

And if someone wants to write-up a game summary, including scoring, let me know, and I'll be happy to post it here or post a link to your blog or website.

Also we'll have a couple of previews heading into the Women's Flat Track Derby Association's 2010 championship tournament Uproar on the Lake Shore on Nov. 5-7 in Chicago, so stay tuned. I've already gotten word back from Jennifer Smith of Nashville, and I hope to hear back from Minnesota and Naptown soon. I'll be sending out a few more interview requests today and hope to hear back from them soon.