Saturday, November 14, 2009
A little behind on schedule for posting, but at least it is up! We are trying to get back to weekly post. So, with out further delay..
Harrisonburg, VA – On Sunday, October 18th the RockTown Rollers hosted the Charlottesville Derby Dames (CDD), in a rematch bout, at Funky’s Skate Center. The Rocktown Rollers and CDD had bouted each other earlier in the season on April 22nd, this time around it was an intense rematch, but teams were extremely excited to play each other once again, with a final score of 92 to 74, Rocktown held off the Dames once more.
With approximately 350 enthusiastic fans, many new faces and many returning Rocktown fans, both teams started off the line with speed and hard hitting! Betty Crasher and B-One Bomber faced off, Betty and Rocktown start on a 4-0 lead in the first jam. Xena Whompher and SparKills lined up for jam two and the Dames answered with a 4-0 jam. In jam three first time jammer Nilla WasteHer on the Dames out ran Rocktown’s KILLnitzki with a 5-1 jam. The first half was a battle back and forth between the Dames and Rocktown, jam eleven, KILLnitzki and Nilla WasteHer faced off once more, with KILLnitzki scoring 5-3 for Rocktown. At the end of the first half, Rocktown held the lead at 47-20.
The second half opened with even more energy, speed and excitement! B-One Bomber for the Dames lined up against Rocktown’s Bam Bam Brawler taking a 4-0 lead in the first jam. Jams two through five saw both teams battling back and forth putting points on the board for both teams. Jam six B-One Bomber scored a 10-0 jam on Rocktown! Immediately following in jam seven Rocktown’s Betty Crasher answered back with a 12-0 jam. The intensity continued to the last whistle blast of the bout, finishing with Rocktown Rollers 92 and the Charlottesville Derby Dames 74.
Also skating for the Rocktown Rollers: Snakelegs, Super Charger, Knasty Knitter, Janna-cide, Grim Nemesis, Ramsey McDirtbag. Afro-Die-T and Vitamin V. Rounding out the Charlottesville Derby Dames’ lineup were: Bruta Liza, Mad Mountin’ Mama, Violet Renegade, Dyslexi, Amberetta, Little Miss Pissed, Miss Teaza, and Kitten Vicious.
Both teams skated 184 laps with 17 jams in the first half and 15 jams in the second half. The average jam time was 1:17. in the first period and 1:30 for the second period. The highest-scoring single jams were skated by Betty Crasher with 12 points for Rocktown and B-One Bomber with 10 points for the Dames. B-One Bomber also earned the honors as highest scoring skater, pulling in 37 points (50% of the Dames total score) and scoring an average of 3.4 points per jam. Rocktown’s leader was Xena Whomper, who racked up 36 points (39% of all Rocktown points) and averaging 3.3 points per jam. Overall the Dames scored an average of 2.3 points per jam to the Rocktown Rollers average jam earning 2.9 points. Out of the 32 total jams, the teams kept it tight with Rocktown taking lead jammer in 16 jams. KILLnitzki and Xena Whomper both earned lead jammer status for the Rollers in 19% of all jams, to B-One Bombers’s lead jammer status of 22% for the Dames.
It was an overall clean bout with the referees calling a total of 60 penalties. Rocktown pulled in 25 minor and 7 major penalties, while the Dames were called for a total of 24 minors and 4 majors. The skaters with the highest number of penalties were Rocktown’s Afro-Die-T and KILLnitzki each with 6 total penalties (5 minors, 1 major for Afro-Die-T and 4 minors and 2 majors for KILLnitzki) and the Dames’ Dyslexi and Mad Mountin’ Mama, with 7 penalties each (7 minors for both Mad Mountin’ Mama and Dyslexi). Elbows accounted for the greatest number of penalties called; 47% of all Rocktown Roller penalties and 61% of the Dames penalties.
The Rocktown Rollers and the Charlottesville Derby Dames, played a great bout and welcomed a crowd of approximately 350 people and donated 15% of all ticket sales to the our friend Dwight Brown, for a total donation of $300!
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
RockTown Rollers vs. Jaded Misfits
With approximately 300 enthusiastic fans in attendance, both teams came ready to leave it all out on the track. With the city’s mayor blowing the first whistle, two old rivals, Xena Whomper and Cha Cha Slammer were the first jammers on the line. Rocktown opened up the bout strong, shutting the Misfits out in their first jam 10-0. But the Misfits had a trick or two up their sleeve. With new Misfit jammer, I.M. Pain, in her very first bout taking on Rocktown’s tiny favorite KILLnitzki things were kept tight in a 4-4 jam. The teams continued to trade for lead jammer as Rocktown held a tight lead over the Jaded Misfits. Then, in the eighth jam I.M. Pain broke through Rocktown’s defense and passed KILLnitzki 10-4, bringing the Misfits to within striking distance. At the end of the first half, Rocktown held the lead at 59-47.
The second half opened with the new-found rivalry, I.M. Pain jamming against KILLnitzki. In a hard fought, extremely physical jam I.M. Pain took a four point lead, closing in on Rocktown’s advantage. The battle for points continued as new Rocktown Roller, Bam Bam Brawler, earned a 4-3 lead over Cha Cha Slammer in the very next jam. Two of the next three jams found Rocktown shut out and the Misfits coming to within just a few points. With Rocktown feeling the heat, in jam seven Grim Nemesis muscled her way around the track scoring 5 unmatched points, while the Misfits suffered a saddening event. Two skaters, Free State Bomber and Cha Cha Slammer both suffered injuries.
Also skating for the Rocktown Rollers: Jannacide, Six5onSkates, The Negotiator, Ramsey McDirtbag, Betty Crasher, Vitamin V, Scarrs & Barrs, Super Charger, Demabrat and Knasty Knitter. Rounding out the Jaded Misfits lineup were: Bad Apple JamN, Fishnet Starlet, House of Tear-Her, KitKat Kalamity, Seam Ripper, Carmeliscious, Final Destination, Slingin Gritz, Speed Junkie, and Miniature PincHer.
Both teams skated 148 laps with 16 jams in each half. The average jam time was . The highest-scoring single jams were skated by I.M. Pain with 12 points for NRV and Xena Whomper with 10 points for Rocktown. I.M. Pain also earned the honors as highest scoring skater, pulling in 58 points (57% of the Misfits total score) and scoring an average of 5.3 points per jam. Rocktown’s leader was Xena Whomper, who racked up 45 points (39% of all Rocktown points) and averaging 5 points per jam. Overall the Jaded Misfits scored an average of 3.2 points per jam to the Rocktown Rollers average jam earning 3.6 points. Out of the 32 total jams, the teams kept it tight with NRV taking lead jammer in 17 jams. KILLnitzki and Xena Whomper both earned lead jammer status for the Rollers in 13% of all jams, to I.M. Pain’s lead jammer status of 25% for the Misfits.
It was a hard-found bout with the referees calling a total of 87 penalties. Rocktown pulled in 38 minor and 8 major penalties, while the Jaded Misfits were called for a total of 34 minors and 7 majors. The skaters with the highest number of penalties were Rocktown’s Betty Crasher with 14 total penalties (13 minors, 1 major) and the Misfits’ Bad Apple JamN and Free State Bomber, with 8 penalties each. Elbows accounted for the greatest number of penalties called; 33% of all Rocktown Roller penalties and 41% of Jaded Misfit penalties.
The Rocktown Rollers welcomed a crowd of approximately 280 people and donated 15% of all ticket sales to the Rockingham/Harrisonburg SPCA, for a total donation of $300!
Monday, August 3, 2009
July12th we had a bout with the Mason Dixon Roller Vixens in Hagerstown MD. The Vixens were a great group girls! We unfortunately lost to them 64 to 167. It was a good bout over all and not matter what we all had a great time!
On July 25th we hosted the Punk Rock Prom at the Artful Dodger! We were able to raise $300 for the Valley AIDS network!
And finally, this past Sunday, we traveled again to the north to bout the Harrisburg Area Roller Derby (H.A.R.D) Fallout Femmes. Talk about hard core roller derby action! Every single girl from both teams played as hard as they could! The energy was non-stop! Speed was amazing! Hits were brutal! At the end of the first period the score was neck and neck RTR 60 and FF 68!
During the second half the action got even more intense! Our jammers committed a few major penalties and were sitted in the box, costing chances for points while the Fallout Femmes's jammer snuck by our blockers. But our girls never gave up and kept giving thier all! It was no easy task for the Femmes. But in the end the Femmes won it, 168 to 115. Truly an exciting bout.
Our next bout will be at home! Aug 22nd against the New River Valley Jaded Misfists! This will be round two for the us Rocktown Rollers playing against the Misfits! we last bouted them in March, and the girls are pumped to play them again!
Tickets are on sale from local derby girls or at the Artful Dodger or online. Click the image below to purchase tickets online!
Sunday, June 21, 2009
We had the wonderful chance to take the RockTown Rollers, and mix them all up with other local teams, the Charlottesville Derby Dames and the Hill City Derby Dollz! We even had two guest bench coaches, Demalisha Durga from the Richmond Derby Demons and Groper Cleavage from the Mason Dixon Roller Vixens.
We mixed everyone up and drew names out of a hat to make, the Beefcake Betties and the Porkchop Patties. Take about two amazing teams!
From the start it was non-stop derby action!! Mr. Kia Degner, the mayor of the city, blew the first whistle blast to start to the bout. Music pumped over the loud speakers, the crowd cheered, the girls flew around the track.
Intense hits, nasty falls, and excitement like no other, the Betties and the Patties were neck and neck through out the whole bout! In the last jam the Patties lost thier jammer, Betty Crasher, due to a major penalty and the Betties's jammer Matilda Moslish ran unopposed bringing the Beefcake Betties to the win with 147 to 128!
MVP went to Betty Crasher on the Porkchop Patties and Scarrs & Bars on the Beefcake Betties.
Betty Crasher #6ft
Scarrs & Bars #311
Our next bout will be in Hagerstown MD, against our good friends the Mason Dixon Roller Vixens! Take a nice drive up and come see us in Maryland.
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Scarrs & Bars at our last Derby Night at the Dodger!
We are trying to, once a month on the last Friday, have Derby Night at the Dodger.
If you don't know where the Dodger is by now, it is on Court Square in Downtown Harrisonburg on the corner next to the Court.
All the Ladies, veteran skaters and Freshmeat will be out there relaxing and chatting about derby with everyone. We even have our own beer now!!! RockTown Rollers Golden Ale. $1 for a pint! It is awesome!
Aside from the great drink special, we'll be selling pre-sale tickets that night too! $5 to get a ticket for the June 20th inter-league bout.
See you there!
Saturday, May 16, 2009
If you missed it on the 11pm news, go to TV3 website, http://www.whsv.com/home/headlines,
and scroll down to WHSV videos on the left side of the page, there you will find a link for News@11 (May 14, 2009)!
Since the bout, the news article and the tv spot, we've had nearly 11 new girls try out! We are starting to reach our goal of 28 skaters, but we still need a few more.
This Sunday a small handful of your local RockTown Rollers will be traveling back to Bluefield WV to help the Charlottesville Derby Dames fill in a few spots on the roster in thier bout againt the NRV Jaded Misfits!
Want the Chance to meet some of the Derby Girls off the Track?!?
Come have a drink with us During Derby Night at the Dodger, 9pm at the Artful Dodger we'll be there in uniform having a fun time on May 29th!
Get your car washed! Thats right May 30th at the Exxon on the corner of Cantrell and Martket Street we'll be out there with soap and suds! 11am to 2pm! Meet your local derby girls and get a clean car too!!
Friday, May 1, 2009
To re-cap the bout: this was our first ever home bout and our second bout ever since we began this derby team in Feb '08. The wonderful ladies from the Charlottesville Derby Dames joined us in out "Spring Fling".
At 2pm a few of us arrived at Funky's Skate Center to start moving tables and hanging posters, etc. After open skate session ended at 4pm, the excitement began! The track we roped and taped in 20mins, Charlottesville Dames began warming up, RockTown Rollers began finalizing details in the rink. 4:30 the doors opened!
We had 520 people attend our first home bout! And on top of that with the overwhelming support of YOU - our fans- we were able to raise $500+ for Relay for Life! The crowd was excited, the girls were excited! The Rocktown Rollers stepped on to the track with a heavy re-mix of "We Will Rock You" by Scum Of the Earth, it was non stop action from there!
The final score, RockTown Rollers 105 - Charlottesville Derby Dames 88. It was a close and exciting bout!
If you missed this one, do not panic! We will be having an inter-league bout on June 20th. What is that some may ask? An inter-league bout is a mixer of sorts, we will be taking ladies from 3 teams; RockTown Rollers, Charlottesville Derby Dames and the Hill City Derby Dollz and mix them all up on different teams! A fun twist on derby and a lot of excitement!
Stay up to date with our events, such as Derby Night at the Dodger, where you can have a drink and chat with your local Derby girls at the Artful Dodger, visit our website http://www.rocktownrollers.com/ and look at the calender.
Again, thank you to all the fans and to all the folks that help us have an awesome first bout! We could not have done it with out your support!
The above photo was taken by Nathan CombsThe Team Photo above was taken by Brandy Somers at our after-party at the Artful Dodger!
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Our first home bout against the Charlottesville Derby Dames is only a few days away!
We are nearly maxed out at our 400 pre-sale tickets! AMAZING! The Dames will be bringing folks with them as well, we are going to pack Funky's Skate center! Bring a folding chair, be ready to shout and get ready to see some great Roller Derby Action!
This being our first home bout has been a major production. I can not say enough, to you all reading, how much we that Funky's, the Stauton Speed Skating Club, our sponsors, friends and all the voluneeters helping us put this together.
Thank you all!
And this is just the start! Roller Derby is growing like wild fire across the nation, and is a solid grassroots sport. We hope to bring more excitment and community networking to the 'burg with roller derby!
It has been a bust month, and I have not posted as often as I should be. But, in May we are taking a breather (so to speak) and will be working on everything from admin paper work to skating, skating and more skating.
Here is a list of our up coming events (again, it does change some times)
May 8-9th: Relay for Life Walk
May 17th: Inter-league Bout with Star City Roller Girls (Roanoke)
May 30th: Car wash! Get your car sparkly clean by your local derby girls!
June 20th: Inter-league bout with Hill City Derby Dollz and Charlotesville Derby Dames (home bout)
July 12th: RTR vs Mason Dixon Roller Vixens (Hagerstown MD) It is a short drive!
August 22nd: RTR vs Jaded Misfits (home bout)
September 27th: RTR vs NRV Roller Girls (Christiansburg VA)
And Finally, remember that this Friday at the Dodger (april 24th) is Derby Night at that Dodger! The Ladies will be out in uniform selling of the last few pre-sales! Get em now or get stuck buying tickets at the door!
Skate on h'burg!
Thursday, April 2, 2009
With our up coming bout on the 26th of April, we are donating 10% of all ticket sales to Relay for Life! Help us help the community!
Also, we are looking for local supports/sponsors to be placed in our bout program. Below is information about our ad packages we offer.
Special Thanks To:
Your name and/or affiliation will be included in the Thank You section and you will receive 2 tickets to the home bout you are sponsoring.
Half Page Black and White Ad 5” x 4”
Includes half page black and white ad, two tickets to the home bout you are sponsoring, and your name/affiliation included in the Thank You section.
Full Page Black and White Ad 5” x 8”
Includes full page black and white ad, two tickets to the home bout you are sponsoring, and your name/affiliation included in the Thank You section.
Half Page Color Ad 5” x 4”
Includes half page color ad, two tickets to the home bout you are sponsoring, and your name/affiliation included in the Thank You section
Full Page Color Ad 5” x 8”
Includes full page color ad, two tickets to the home bout you are sponsoring, and your name/affiliation included in the Thank You section
Have a different idea to advertise your affiliation? We welcome the opportunity to create a custom sponsorship, donation, and/or advertisement package. Tell us your thoughts, and will go from there!
To take advantage of the introductory price, custom advertisement, or more information contact:
Nicole Schumacher "The Negotiator" -or- Carissa Cox "Babe-ilon"
Dead Line for April 26th bout is April 18th
PLEASE NOTE: Rocktown Rollers are not responsible for creating or designing any advertisement. It is the affiliations’ responsibility to provide the design to advertise by April 18, 2009. Rocktown Rollers has the right to accept or deny any affiliation that best suites the team with or without specific reason. It is the affiliations’ responsibility to discuss specific requirements with the sponsorship committee prior to submission.
That is right H'burg, spring is here and it is time for a roller derby bout!
You local RockTown Rollers have been training hard since their first bout against the Jaded Misfits in Bluefield WV.
We have had a few new "freshmeats" join the team since then, and we are training them as fast as we can to get them derby ready! Ladies, interested in joining, we welcome ladies of all types and experience to come try out for the RockTown Rollers. Talk with one of your local derby girls about the training they do. If you want a copy of our freshmeat guide, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
We are very excited about skating against the Charlottesville Derby Dames! They are a great group of ladies!
We are now selling pre-sale Tickets for $5!
It is cheaper and more exciting to watch Roller Derby then going to the movies!
Also, ask your derby girl about a season pass! They sell for $10 and will get you into all three up coming home bouts!
April 26th: RockTown Rollers vs Charlottesville Derby Dames
June 20th: RockTown Rollers vs New River Valley Roller Girls
August 22th: RockTown Rollers vs Green Valley Jaded Misfits
See you on the Track!
Thursday, March 19, 2009
I must say that our first ever bout against the Jaded Misfits in Bluefield WV was a great experience!
We skated against several well seasoned skaters, and in the choas and excitment we made a few mistakes here and there.
The final result, JM 162 to RTR 58.
Personally, I feel this is a win for the girls! To see them skate the way they did in thier first bout against seasoned skaters, they did one heck if a great job!
Practice has geared up, we have 4 new ladies that we are working on training as well!
We have our first HOME bout on April 26th against the Charlottesville Derby Dames. Both teams are new and fresh and it will be a great event to see some derby action!
Keep posted to see photos of the JM vs RTR bout, once they are all in we'll have them on the site and a few here as well!
Questions about roller derby? Ask us! We will keep you posted on local derby events in the 'burg and with regional events as well!
Thursday, February 19, 2009
WATCH SOME AWESOME DERBY ACTION!
Last Sunday, at Funky's Family Skate Center the wonderful ladies of both the Star City Roller Girls and the Charlottesville Derby Dames came to our rink for an all out round-robin scrimmage.
Each team skated two jams then rested one. Talk about some intense derby action. Having skated with both teams before it was great seeing how much everyones skill level has improved. Star City has been together a little over 2 years now, and they have been a great source of help and inspiration to us. But, CDD and us gave them a good challenge! CDD has grown as a team as well! Appluased to you ladies! For not having a rink to skate in, they are training hard and skating with great skills and teamwork!
We are now a little over a year in our formation of the RockTownRollers. We currently have 13 skaters ready to go for bout season, and 4 freshmeat in training right now! We hope to have 2 of older skaters join us in June to give a total of 19 lean mean derby skate'n ladies!
We will try to keep you up to date with teams like SCRG, but you can follow thier calander as well, click thier logo below to view thier MySpace and calander.
Monday, February 9, 2009
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
This February is a year in the making for the team. It has been a great experience and now we are ready to start bouting!
Here is a quick run down of events:
RockTownRollers vs Jaded Misfits (away in Bluefield WVa)
RockTownRollers vs Charlottesville Derby Dames (home)
No bouts (this may change)
Tenative bout with New River Valley RollerGirls (home)
Tenative bout with Mason Dixen Roller Vixens (away in Hagerstown MA)
RockTownRollers va Jaded Misfits ROUND 2 (home)
Tenative bout with New River Valley RollerGirls (away in NRV)
We are always trying to fill out our schedule. Keep an eye on the calendar to see what we have lined up. We will have flyers and ads all over the place to let you know when events will happen!
With bouts coming up we are always in need of a few helping hands. We will need people to help with stats, security and a few other things. If you are interested in helping email us at email@example.com
Also, we are trying to work on an email list. If you are intrested in signing up, send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll make sure we send you info on up coming derby events.
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Sunday, January 25, 2009
1/18/09 To start the month off right, we had our first ever Meet & Greet in house scrimmage! A private invite event for friends and family to see what these ladies are all about. A 100 invites were given out, and arounf 80 of them came to watch! We would like to that all of our friends and families for thier support in helping us get to were we are and to get were we plan to go.