You can read the report of this hard fought bout here as well as pictures and video,all the work of Aoanla.
The second bout of the day was between GRG's Irn Bruisers and the Rainy City Roller Girls.
Photo by Aoanla Once again you can read the bout report and view pictures and video by Aoanla
All bout reports,photographs and video are the work of Aoanla,from his blog,Ante Ortus A Novus Lumen Ars.
Team USA like Team Canada are without doubt one of the main contenders to win the World Cup.They have a stellar line up,masses of experience and are Derby heroes to many skaters all over the world.
Team Roster.. Urrk'n Jerk'n,Amanda Jamitinya,Psycho Babble,DeRanged and Frida Beater(Co Captain)-Rocky Mountain Roller Girls Donna Matrix,Fisti Cuffs,Suzy Hotrod(Co Captain),Bonnie Thunders and Sexy Slaydie-Gotham Girls Roller Derby Atomatrix,Sassy and Tannibal Lector-Oly Rollers Smarty Pants-(Asst Captain)Texas Roller Girls Medusa and Juke Boxx-Minnesota Roller Girls Snot Rocket Science-Steel City Derby Demons Soulfearic Acid and White Flight-Rose City Rollers Varla Vendetta-Windy City Rollers Teflon Donna and Shenita Stretcher-Philly Roller Girls Little A-Tampa Bay Derby Darlin's Tracy "Disco" Akers and Heather Juska-Denver Roller Dolls Joy Collision(Captain)-Charm City Roller Girls V Diva-Dutchland Derby Rollers Claire D.Way-Boston Derby Dames
Head Coach-Buster Cheatin'-Gotham Girls Roller Derby Asst Coach-Bonnie D.Stroir-San Diego Deby Dolls Manager-"Endless" Justin Campoy-Gotham Girls Roller Derby Manager-Vivien LeighEmOut-A'Salt Creek Roller Girls/Missile Mountain Roller Derby
Team USA will play no warm up bouts other than a 14 on 14,Stars V Stripes expo bout in Toronto the night before the World Cup starts.They only have two team practices scheduled,but such is the calibre of their skaters they probably don't need much time to gel as a team. The eagle eyed among you will have noticed that there is no final, set in stone game roster.Instead Team USA have a team roster of 28 players with 6 alternates from which to chose a final team,but quite frankly,you could pick twenty skaters at random from that line up and still have a world class squad.The only real problem for USA team selection is that many of their skaters will be taking part in the 2011 WFTDA Championships.Any injuries picked up during the Championships could rule out skaters for the World Cup which is only two weeks later.
Fair City Rollers bout team, the Fear Maidens, travelled to Grangemouth to take on Fierce Valley Roller Girls' Parma Violents in Candy Jam.
It was the first ever bout for the Fierce Valley league, which will turn one later this month. And with family and friends watching - the bout was closed to the public - they showed how far they have come in a short time.
Both sides got into the Hallowe'en spirit for the skate out, with costumes, masks and facepaints. The Parma Violents even used Michael Jackson's Thriller as their skate out song.
It was soon down to action, with the two teams lining up for the first jam. Captain for the Maidens, Ninja Knickers took on jammer duties.
And right from the start, both sides fought hard to win the game.
The Fear Maidens were dealt a blow early on, when long-serving member Van Damn was sidelined after going down in the second jam of the bout. A trip to the hospital after the bout - she stayed to the end to cheer for her teammates - revealed she suffered a chipped bone in her ankle.
However, the Maidens didn't let that stop them, and they fought hard, staying ahead for the whole 60 minutes.
At halftime the score was 97 - 24 in favour of the visitors.
The Parma Violents never let their heads drop, even when the gap between points was more than 70. They continued to hit hard, making the most of power jams to rack up more points. It was only towards the end that the effects of the hard hits from the Fear Maidens started to show.
Just a few minutes from the final whistle, the FM found themselves another player down when Tenacious Dee was ejected from the bout for taking out an opposing player in what was described afterwards as a "Superman move". But by that point, the Perth team had the result in the bag.
If that's what the Parma Violents are like in their first bout, a year from now they could be pretty much unstoppable! Definitely a team to keep an eye on.
And the Fear Maidens continue to go from strength to strength. In under four weeks they will go head to head with Dundee Rollers Girls' Silvery Tayzers at Pivots of the Caribbean.
Final score - Fear Maidens 170, Parma Violents 55.
Best Jammers - Teenie Bash (FM), Zombette (PV)
Best Blockers - Terrifying Tink (FM), Calamity Jen (PV)
MVPs - Jill Antonic (FM), Fun Ghoul (PV)
Photo used with the kind permission of http://boutday.com/
Perth's Fair City Rollers travel to Dundee in November for one of the most exciting rematches this year. Almost a year to the date since these two teams last met, massive crowd gathered at the Bell's Sports Centre in Perth for one of Tayside's most hotly anticipated games. Both teams brought their 'A Game' that day, but the Dundee Roller Girls (previously Dundee Destroyers) got their first win and came out on top to beat the Fear Maidens with an impressive score of 161 - 80.
Both teams have undergone some radical changes from players to team names but one thing is for sure, both teams have grown so much since their first meeting, that this game is set to be the rematch of the year!
Be thrilled, dazzled and wowed as Fierce Valley Roller Girls entertain you with a fabulous Cabaret Night, compered by a top comedian from the Edinburgh comedy circuit.
Tickets are available online at the bargain price of £7, with a limited number available on the door for £8.
Proceeds from the Cabaret Night will help the league raise vital funds to cover training costs; raise their public profile to attract new skaters; and help their team, Parma Violents, compete in bouts all over the country.
This is an extra special fundraiser where FVRG will also donate a slice of the profits to help our Scottish referees - Ella Bella Bang Bang and Cherry Fury - get to the Blood & Thunder World Cup in Toronto.
To keep up with the latest Cabaret Night news or to be tempted by the fabulous raffle prizes on offer, take a look at the Facebook Event page.
Dundee Roller Girls are having a taster session in the form of an Open Day available to the public. This free, public event is at the Dundee International Sports Centre (DISC), Mains Loan, Dundee between 1 pm and 4 pm and everyone is welcome.
You can experience the speed and action of the sport in demo bouts, have a go in a taster training session and watch the Silvery Tayzers in match action on video. There will be derby players from around Scotland on hand to introduce you to the fun, explain the rules and show you the equipment you will need to get started. Stalls selling derby related items and a bake sale complete the programme.
Dundee Roller Girls are an all female team and you need to be at least 18 years of age to join.
What was the biggest initial difficulty you faced when just starting out?
The only difficulty I found was to afford the kit to start, but now I have it, it’s full steam ahead!!
How have you gotten the word out about your new league?
My friends and family think I’m mad, but to be honest, that’s no surprise to them! We have been talking to everyone we meet and shouting from the rooftops about the team and the sport in general. We have posters up around town and had great feedback, also I am a devil on Facebook, I add everyone and send them messages promoting us.
What's the most important thing you've learnt this month?
Probably the most important thing has been to make sure we all work as a team and communicate thoroughly. Deal with any issues that arise and listen to my derby sisters. I'm part of a strong team, not the leader!
And the most difficult and the best?
The most difficult thing has to be bloody T-stops, I still can't do them properly; I prefer hocky stops or plows. The best thing? Amazing myself by doing speed trials: my lap time is 10.2 seconds a lap! Also, I love jumping over my derby-wife!
Finally, who's up for next month?
It can't be anyone else but my derby-wife. . . . .Black Death!!