March Madness – Roller Derby Style!

02 Mar

I know, I know. When you hear March Madness, you usually thinks of basketball but judging by the sheer number of roller derby events we got going on just in the first few weeks of March, I think that’s going to change. There’s derby bouts going on everywhere. You’d be hard pressed to find a corner of the country that doesn’t have a bout happening.

We are, of course, so proud to be part of the national roller derby movement and encourage everyone to go out and support this grass-roots, DIY sport that’s on the rise. Look for another list towards the end of the month featuring more derby madness!

Roll on guys and gals, roll on!

Saturday, March 3

All Girl Flat Track Roller Derby BoutPrescott, Arizona  Come on out as Prescott’s hometown roller derby girls bring another Arizona State Conference game!!  NAZRD Whiskey Row-llers will be taking on Tucson’s Copper Queens in a hard hitting fast paced game of roller derby.

Bleeding Heartland Roller Derby Main EventBloomington, Indiana  Come Watch this double header roller derby event between the Bleeding Heartland Roller Girls vs. Ohio Roller girls.

Demolition City Roller Derby: The Good, The Bad, and The UglyEvansville, Indiana  To paraphrase Clint Eastwood, in the roller derby world, there are two kinds of people:  those who hit, and those who get hit! The hits will be good, bad and ugly at the Veteran’s Memorial Coliseum in Evansville, as the rollergirls from Demolition City Roller Derby host arch-rival Black-n-Bluegrass in a wild derby showdown.

Moonshine MassacreRedding, California  Join the Redding Rollergirls as they bout against the Golden State Rollergirls for this high action Roller Derby event!

Roller DerbyNorth Las Vegas, Nevada  The American Roller Skating Derby is proud to announce that Jim Fitzpatrick’s World Champion San Francisco Bay Bombers are coming to Las Vegas to take on Mizz Georgia Hase’s Brooklyn Red Devils and Ice Box’s Los Angeles FireBirds in a wild 3 team tournament. Fun and excitement for the entire family!

Roller Derby BoutStockton, California  Over five years of hard work has paid off for the Port City Roller Girls, Stockton’s only Roller Derby league as they are into their 6th Season. They are ready to share with their community what they have learned from long hours of practice and some painful bruises as they take to the track to play an intense, fast-paced sport against other women’s athletic organizations. PCRG is owned and operated by the skaters, for the skaters. It is the motto of the flat track roller derby revival that’s been sweeping the country over the past several years. In this bout,the  Port City Roller Girls will face off against South Coast Roller Derby.

LA Ri-ettes vs. New York Gotham GirlsLos Angeles, California  Are you ready for some All Women’s Bank Track Roller Derby action? Then purchase your tickets now before they sell out to see the LA Ri-ettes take on Gotham Girls Roller Derby from New York. At the LA Derby Dolls – Doll Factory located in LA’s Historic Filipino Town. Trey Sandusky will be singing the national anthem. ATTALOSS will be performing at half-time in the Vendor Village.

VCDD Vendolls vs. Bay Area Oakland OutlawsCamarillo, California  VCDD Vendolls vs. Bay Area Oakland Outlaws.

West Coast Derby Knockouts vs The Un-Dead Betty’sVentura, California  West Coast Derby Knockouts will play their first game of the season against The Un-Dead Betty’s, be there to see the Knockouts first game as a WFTDA apprentice league and cheer them on as they push to earn their spot within the WFTDA rankings. Wear your best pink and black, grab your cowbells & hand clappers (or buy some from the merch table) and head on down for the ultimate in FAMILY FRIENDLY live roller derby action.

Arch Rival Roller Girls Travel Season Double HeaderBallwin, Missouri  The Arch Rival Roller Girls are excited to be back for another season at Midwest Sport Hockey in Queeny Park. Bout 1 will feature the Saint Lunachix vs. Team Unicorn (Madison, WI) and Bout 2 features the ARRG All-Stars vs. Mad Rollin’ Dolls (Madison, WI).

Shamrock-n-RollNashville, Tennessee  Come watch the Nashville Junior Rollergirls take on the Cleveland Firestarters at The Tennessee Fairgrounds/Expo Center!

Eastside Derby Girls vs. Forest City Derby GirlsRoseville, Michigan  Come see the tenacious EASTSIDE DERBY GIRLS battle the Canadian powerhouse, the FOREST CITY DERBY GIRLS. Hailing from London Ontario the FCDG are coming to put a whole new meaning to the phrase ‘bump & grind’ when they go up against EASTSIDE DERBY GIRLS. Don’t miss out!

The Detroit Derby Girls present: The D-Funk Allstars vs. The PistolwhippersDetroit, Michigan  See two Detroit Derby Girls home teams – The D-Funk Allstars and The Pistolwhippers face off at the Masonic Temple.

TBDD presents Double Header Roller Derby BoutTemple Terrace, Florida  TBDD presents the Switchblade Sisters vs. the Black Widows and a TBD bout at Skateplex. Don’t get caught standing in the crowd. Bring your own folding chairs for up-close track side seating. As always this is a family event. The nights activities will also include: halftime games, raffle prizes, face painting, photo booth, a derby art show and a skaters autograph zone.

March BadnessNorth Myrtle Beach, South Carolina  The Palmetto State Rollergirls vs. the Savannah Derby Dames. A portion of the proceeds goes to benefit Caring in our Lifetime. After the main bout, the PSRG B-Team will take on the Savannah Derby Devils’ Hellions.

The Evolution Continues…Simpsonville, South Carolina  Bring your own chair and enjoy some of the best entertainment Simpsonville has to offer. This is sure to be a great opening season game.

Saturday, March 10

Sick Town Derby Dames March Radness!!Albany, Oregon  Come be a part of something awesome! Watch the Sick Town Derby Dames take on each other in a “Sibling Rivalry” bout that will sure to keep you on the edge of your seat.

LA Derby Dolls vs. San Diego Derby DollsLos Angeles, California  Are you ready for some All Women’s Bank Track Roller Derby action? Then purchase your tickets now before they sell out and see the Los Angeles Derby Dolls take on the San Diego Derby Dolls at the LA Derby Dolls – Doll Factory located in LA’s Historic Filipino Town.

PPDD All Stars vs Slaughterhouse Derby GirlsColorado Springs, Colorado  Pikes Peak Derby Dames All Stars face off against the Slaughterhouse Derby Girls of Greeley, Colorado in their first WFTDA-sanctioned home bout of 2012! PPDD is currently ranked #18 in WFTDA’s West Region, and Slaughterhouse is #29. Also, don’t miss the PPDD’s 3rd Annual St. Baldrick’s Head Shave! They have twenty people ready to shave their heads in solidarity with children who have lost their hair due to cancer treatments, to raise money for childhood cancer research. You can donate to this worthy cause on their St. Baldrick’s event page.

Arizona Rollergirls Season 2 OpenerMesa, Arizona  Hail Marys vs. Cadaver Crue.

Santas vs Skate the WildernessLos Cruces, New Mexico  Join Crossroads City Derby for the debut of their B team as the Santas take on Skate the Wilderness from Silver City, New Mexico.

Assassination City Roller Derby 2012 Season Bout #2Dallas, Texas  The 2012 Assassination City Roller Derby home season continues as they celebrate their second season at Fair Park in Downtown Dallas! Same skaters and over-the-top cast of characters, same amazingly cool family fun! Prepare yourself for Dallas roller derby like you’ve never seen it!  Come out to see four fantastic home teams: Ruby’s Revenge, Bombshells, Deadly Kennedys, LaRevolution and Lone Star Assassins – it’s going to be HUGE!

Shamock ‘n’ Rollin’Abilene, Texas  The Abilene Derby Dames host the San Angelo Soul Sister at the Abilene Civic Center!

Attack of the Roller GirlsCape Girardeau, Missouri  They might not have any 50-foot women, but when Cape Girardeau Roller Girls hit the track, the HITS are bigger and badder than the Creature from the Black Lagoon. With jammers ready to skate through like the Invisible Man and blockers with attacks that rival Frankenstein’s Monster, CGRG’s first interleague scrimmage of the 2012 season is sure to thrill, chill and provide captivating spills!

Derby… Like A BossRiverside, Missouri  The Cowtown Butchers of Kansas City are ready to kick off their 2012 season by playing the men of the Queen City Roller Derby!  This will be part of a derby doubleheader as the veteran and newbie ladies of KCRW give us a preview scrimmage in Red vs. Black!  This is derby action at its finest!

Don’t Stop BelievingCoralville, Iowa  Come out to the Coralville Marriott for the first home bout of the Old Capitol City Roller Girls’ 2012 season. See the rollergirls take on one of the Minnesota RollerGirls home teams– The Rockits. This is going to be a hard season, but with your support they’re going to tear up the track! They just ask one thing of you… Don’t Stop Believin’!

DOUBLE HEADER! ICT Roller Girls vs Oklahoma City Roller DerbyWichita, Kansas  Bout 1 features the ICTRG All-Stars vs. the OKCRD Tornado Alley Roller Girls. Bout 2 will feature the ICTRG Heartland Havoc vs OKCRD Lightening Broads.

Shamrocks & ShenanigansLawton, Oklahoma  Come help The Lawton Rollergirls kick off the 2012 season as they take on The Enid Rollergirls. St. Paddy’s costume contest. Half-time show featuring bigpipers!

WRD’s home teams – HOT Wheelers vs Black Diamond DivasSalt Lake City, Utah  Wasatch Roller Derby’s home teams: the Hot Wheelers and the Black Diamond Divas, duke it out for Derby Depot Supremacy! The action is going to be non-stop, and you won’t want to miss it!

Paper Valley Roller Derby Home BoutAppleton, Wisconsin   Game 1 features the Paper Valley Roller Girls (Flyin’ Squirrels) vs. Prairieland Punishers. Game 2 will feature the Paper Valley Roller Girls (All-Stars) vs. Mad Rollin’ Dolls  Reservoir Dolls.

Cap City Wild Childs v. Darlings of DestructionDimondale, Michigan  The Darlings of Destruction from Rochester Hills, Michigan are coming to Lansing to meet the Cap City Wild Childs in the first of what will surely be many meetings!

Lansing Derby Vixens 2012 Home Opener!Lansing, Michigan  This is it! The Lansing Derby Vixens 2012 season home opener! They’ll be taking on the hard-hitting ladies of the Lafayette Brawlin’ Dolls from Lafayette, Indiana. They’re a veteran team and you can bet they’re coming to win. And yes! It’s a doubleheader, which means you get twice the derby action for the same price! It’s the debut of the Derby Vixens’ newest team, the Lansing Derby Vixens Capital Corruption! Check ’em out as they take the track for the first time vs. the tough-as-nails Brighton Roller Dollz! There’s no place like home, and the Derby Vixens will be doing it up right with a Wizard of Oz theme. Feel free to dress up like your favorite resident of Oz!

Tiki TortureMt. Morris, Michigan  Mid Michigan Derby Girls Take on Jacktown Derby Girls
for TIKI TORTURE! The Mid Michigan Derby Girls is a nonprofit organization dedicated to athleticism, community involvement, female empowerment and cultivating the unique sport of roller derby in the mid-Michigan area. The league has skaters from Genesee, Saginaw, Oakland and Livingston counties and is always accepting new skaters from the surrounding areas. For more information about the Mid Michigan Derby Girls please visit their website.

Roller Derby Round UpMonroe, Michigan  Floral City Roller Girls vs. Barry County Black Heart Maidens.

OHRG vs. Ft. Wayne Derby GirlsColumbus, Ohio   Welcome to the flat track as the Ohio Roller Girls battle against the Ft. Wayne Derby Girls in doubleheader action. Wear your black and green and come support your local derby girls! OHRG’s Gang Green will battle at 5pm. OHRG’s Charter team will face-off following 1st game at approximately 7 p.m.

RCRG vs. Scranton Roller Radicals, Chautauqua County Roller DerbyAkron, Ohio   Welcome to the flat track! 2012 marks Season #4 for the Rubber City Rollergirls – wear your red and black and come support your home team! Bouts are family friendly and suitable for all ages. B Team bout starts at 6pm (RCRG. vs. Chautauqua County Roller Derby). A Team bout starts at approximately 7:15PM (RCRG vs. WB/Scranton Roller Radicals).

Slamrock ShockSaint Clairsville, Ohio  All Stars Vs Eerie Roller Girls (Erie, PA). Tunes By DJ Daner. National Anthem by: The Joseph Sisters. Half Time Featuring a performance by: The Other Tribe.

Garden State Rollergirls 2012 Home Opener!Wallington, New Jersey  GSR is kicking off the new season with a bang! Join them as GSR’s All Stars, the Ironbound Maidens go up against the Rocktown Rollers from Virginia.

Long Island Roller Rebels March Madness Double Header!Bethpage, New York  Witness Long Island Roller Rebel HISTORY as both the LIRR All Stars and the Rock-A-Betty Bruisers welcome ROC City Roller Derby, giving their fans TWICE as much Roller Rebel action! The Rock-A-Betty Bruisers will kick off the night against the B-Sides, but hold on to your seats as the Long Island Roller Rebel All Stars finish off the night against the ROC Stars in skate to skate competition.

RI Riveters vs NHRDNarragansett, Rhode Island  RI Riveters vs NHRD Skate Free or Die All-Stars.  Providence Roller Derby’s All Star team, the RI Riveters host New Hampshire’s Skate Free or Die All-Stars from Nashua, New Hampshire!

Four Leaf ClobberCharleston, South Carolina   Ah, the luck o’ the derby continues to shine as our fearless lassies take to the track yet again. No luck is needed as the LCHR Bruisin’ Betties take on the Gate City Roller Girls from Greensboro, NC. Soon to be followed by our LCHR All-Stars vs. Classic City from Athens, GA. No Irish luck will stop this Four Leaf Clobber for sure!

March MadnessFort Walton Beach, Florida  Beach Brawl SK8R Dolls and will take on Rome RollerGirls from Georgia. This event will provide an opportunity for you to meet your local roller derby team.

Thundah on the Move!Orlando, Florida  Catch the Sirens in Orlando as they take on the Ocala Cannibals in their 2012 season opener.

Sunday, March 11

DOUBLE VISIONSand Springs, Oklahoma  Don’t miss this Double Header action. The Tulsa Derby Brigade All Stars take on the Springfield Rollergirls All Stars in their first game of the season. This bout will definitely deliver some hardcore, hard hitting fast paced roller derby action. Immediately following watch the Tulsa Beta Corps go head to head against the Springfield Battle Broads. A night of non-stop roller derby greatness.

Fallin Angels vs. KillabytesRohnert Park, California  Come see Resurrection Roller Girls own Junior Derby team The Fallin Angels play against the Killabytes, in the first game of the season.

Las Tejanas vs. Redstick Roller DerbySan Antonio, Texas  Las Tejanas are back again to take on Redstick Rollerderby of Baton Rouge, Louisiana in this 2012 season opener. Get your tickets before they’re sold out! You don’t want to miss this!

March RadnessFayetteville, Arkansas  Will Exhibit B prevail against The Mountain Gateway Sisterhood Of Steel? This will be the first bout of the season for NWARD’s B-team. Come find out what they’re made of!

Arkham Assailants Vs. Sunnyland SlammersCasselberry, Florida  Get ready for the first ever match up of the Arkham Assailants vs the Sunnyland Slammers! Blair’s Foster Socks will be the official OPCDG charity for the length of the season! Make sure to bring your new or gently used socks to every game to donate! If you can’t make it out to the games, but would like to donate you can do so at their website. There will be raffle tickets towards the poker toss, and newest to the game, the money machine, plus some of your favorite players will be raffling their helmets. As always, there will be track-side seating, delicious concession, and beer for your enjoyment. Don’t forget, you can take home a piece of OPCDG with league or team shirts, or even a one of a kind, derby girl made, necklaces, magnets, and more. And, don’t leave without hitting up the OPCDG photo booth to get a picture from one of the fantastic photographers, Phantom Photographics, available when doors open and all breaks in the game play. The booth is FREE and will have fun props available to liven up the pictures. You will then be able to print your favorite from his Facebook page. Tips are always appreciated, going towards the league. Remember, chairs with rubber bottoms are allowed on the track, high heels are not.

Battle Under The Big Top: DuPage Derby Dames VS Mclean County MissfitsRoselle, Illinois  The DuPage Derby Dames take on the Mclean County Missfits in this Circus themed roller derby bout! Halftime entertainment will be provided by Triton Troupers Circus in collaboration with Trapeze School New York in Chicago. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Hooved Animal Humane Society. A 501(c)(3) non profit organization dedicated to the humane treatment of hooved animals. Donation boxes will be on hand for items on their wishlist.

Dead Girl Derby Presents Shamrock ShowdownRiverside, Missouri  Will the Lovely Lethals use the luck of the Irish when taking on the Shotgun Sheilas in the first game of the night? Kiss the Blarney Stone and search for a four-leaf clover to support the Deadly Sirens or Royal Pains whoever you want to win!

Star City Roller Girls vs. Charlottesville Derby DamesRoanoke, Virginia  Come out and see the Star City Roller Girls play the Charlottesville Derby Dames.

Tampa Bay Men’s Roller Derby Inaugural BoutTampa, Florida  It’s the moment you’ve all been waiting for! Tampa Bay Men’s Roller Derby invites you to their inaugural bout vs the Carolina Wreckingballs BUT before they play, TBMRD will be welcoming Deadly Rival Roller Derby of Pinellas and Tampa Roller Derby’s Rookies in a battle of the Bays.

Saturday, March 17

Bellingham Roller Betties: Season 5 Bout 2Bellingham, Washington  Bellingham Roller Betties’ “The Cog Blockers” versus Terminal City’s “Bad Reputations” AND Bellingham Roller Betties’ “FLASH” versus Bellingham Roller Betties’ “Tough Love.”

Rainy City Roller Dolls presents: Irish You PainCentralia, Washington  ROLLER DERBY DOUBLE HEADER!
RCRD vs Port Scandalous and Death Drops vs Whidbey Island. Forget your green this St. Paddy’s Day and come on out in your ROYAL BLUE to watch The Rainy City Roller Dolls RAIN THE PAIN not once but TWICE!! Thats right, double the actiondouble the fun! First, we have RCRD Death Drops vs. Whidbey Island Roller Girls, then watch RCRD Travel team vs. Port Scandalous Brawl Stars! These rematches are sure to be an all out fight worthy of the Irish.

Southern Oregon Rollergirls Roller Derby -Medford, Oregon  Come and see a Kick A$$ Roller Derby Bout! Cheer on the Southern Oregon Roller Girls as they take on the Tsunami Sirens of Crescent City, California.

El Paso Roller DerbyEl Paso, Texas  Come out to Nation’s Tobin and join El Paso Roller Derby for a double header bout of roller derby!

Junction City Roller Dolls 2012 Season OpenerLayton, Utah  The Junction City Roller Dolls are back in action! Come see your favorite Utah derby girls roll out the 2012 season with a St. Patrick’s day home team bout at the Davis Conference Center in Layton, Utah.  This bout will feature last season’s home team champions, the Hilltop Aces as they take on the Aftershocks. It is bound to be an exciting match up as the Aftershocks have their eyes set on the 2012 Derby Cup! It’s anybody’s game, so come cheer for your favorite.

Mad Rollin Dolls Bout 4Madison, Wisconsin  Bout 1: Vaudeville Vixens vs Quad Squad. Bout 2: Reservoir Dolls vs Windy City Double Crossers.

Roller Derby BoutMerced, California  2012 Season opener!

Mendo Mayhem vs. Sacred City Derby GirlsUkiah, California  Doors open at 7pm. Bout starts at 8pm.

VCDD Intra-League Sucker Punch Sallies vs. Brass Knuckle BettiesCamarillo, California  VCDD Intra-League Sucker Punch Sallies vs. Brass Knuckle Betties.

Roller Derby BoutJefferson City, Missouri  The COMO Derby Dames Wreckoning Crew host the Springfield Roller Girls.

TCK vs. Flat Out Roller DerbyBossier City, Louisiana  The Twin City Knockers are back with their first home bout of 2012! They’re taking on the talented ladies of Flat Out Roller Derby from Lake Charles and raising funds for Chimp Haven with a portion of the ticket sales. Halftime entertainment will be ROCK MUSIC brought to you by one of our great local bands.

Chesapeake Roller Derby – St. Splatty’s Day!Westminster, Maryland  Join Chesapeake Roller Derby for their first event of the season – a St. Splatty’s Day Pirate Extravaganza! Join the skating pirates for an evening of fast and furious roller derby! As always, the amazing Rivers Rockabilly Trio will keep things rocking with live music. Check out the cool vendors and have some wholesome family fun!

HoTRD Vs. Assault CitySchenectady, New York  Hellions of Troy vs. Assault City Roller Derby.

JBLM SEASON 2: Bout 2Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington  Joint Base Lewis McChord Bettie Brigade take on Dockyard’s Marauding Mollys in the second bout of JBLM’s second season!

Kiss me, I’m Derby-ish!!!Battle Creek, Michigan  Lads and lasses, get excited to get shamROCKED!! The Battle Creek Cereal Killers will four-leaf-CLOBBER it out with the Kalamazoo Killa Crew. You won’t want to miss this rematch between these sister teams. In their last meeting, the Battle Creek Cereal Killers visited the Kalamazoo Killa Crew, taking home a win after an excitingly close bout. This bout will prove to be just as white-knuckled and thrilling as the last, as the Killa Crew look to take back a win and the Cereal Killers defend their home.

MRD’s Port Authorities Vs. CT Stepford SabotagePortland, Maine  On St. Patricks Day, the PA’s will square off against long-time rivals the Stepford Sabotage of the CT rollergirls. The last times the teams met, in may of 2011, the PA’s brought the pain with a 174-48 win, but the Sabotage will surely be back with a vengeance– and they’ll be taking names. Watch as the PA’s try to avoid Murphy’s Law and shamrock-n-roll their way to another big win over CT!

ShamRock N’ Roller DerbySterling, Virginia  Come see the Season 1 Opener for NOVA Roller Derby, featuring the Backwoods Rollers vs Vineyard Vixens!!

The Detroit Derby Girls present: The Detroit Pistoffs vs.The Devil’s Night DamesDetroit, Michigan  Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with the Detroit Derby Girls! See the Detroit Pistoffs take on the Devil’s Night Dames at the Detroit Masonic Temple.

Shillelagh SmackdownMt. Pleasant, Michigan  Come join us as Mountain Town Mayhem hosts Sandusky Roller Girls in  another great Roller Derby Bout!

Sunday, March 18

Charmed Forces vs. SuciasSan Antonio, Texas  San Antonio “Charmed Forces” vs. Las Cruces New Mexico “Sucias.”

It’s a Hard Knock Bout, For Us!Port Richey, Florida Check out the first bout of the PCDD 2012 Season: YOU WILL LOVE WATCHING The Little Orphan Hotties take on The Spoiled Bratz in this *Exhibition Bout.

Saint Patty Whack!Pike, New York  RRRG Nurse Rachets vs. The Nightmares on Main Street from Corey, Pennsylvania.

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