Roll up, roll up! Tickets Now On Sale For March’s Double Header!

After an action-packed intraleague season in January and February, the girls are ready to put home team rivalries behind them and stick it to the opposition rather than each other!

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The A team ended 2013 ranked 27th in Europe, so what better way to open the 2014 season than with an international bout? Paris Rollergirls are ranked just one place above them in 26th, making for a nail-biter of a game where every point will count.

The B team have the memory of being beaten by just 4 points in the last bout of 2013 to vanquish, and with the Birmingham Blitz Dames B team ranked 15 places above them at 120, they’ll be fighting to win every jam.

If you’re sick of being soaked, and are looking for a great value way to entertain the kids, then why not give roller derby a try? A fun, fast-paced sport on skates, the venue has a fully licenced bar, café and our very own players run the ever popular cake stall!

The action takes place at the WISE Campus of SGS College in Stoke Gifford on 16th March 2014. Doors open at 11:30 with the first bout starting at 12:30, and the second at 15:00. The fun ends at approximately 17:30 with the customary skater awards.

Each year Bristol Roller Derby nominate one charity to support – in 2014, BRD will be supporting Off the Record, so look out for collection buckets and charity events throughout the year!  To find out more about Off the Record, visit: http://otrbristol.org.uk

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Tickets on sale now!

Tickets for the game are just £6 in advance (£8 on the door) for over 15s and £4 advance (£6 on the door) for children from 7-15, whilst kids under 7 go free. Group tickets are also available (in advance only – 6 adult tickets for £30).

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Season Tickets!

Don’t miss a moment of Bristol Roller Derby’s action-packed 2014 season by getting a season ticket!  For just £30 you get access to all our home games, plus an exclusive BRD t-shirt that won’t be available to the public!

• Entry to all 4 home games and after parties this year

• Advance booking (and free entry) to all our friends and family games throughout the year

• NEW FOR 2014 an exclusive season ticket holder-only BRD t-shirt!

Make sure you order by March 1st so that you can pick up your ticket and t-shirt at the first home game of the season on March 16th!

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Bristol Roller Derby’s Intraleague Season: A Bout of Two Halves

Daughters of Anarchy 227  – 95 ADHD

Saturday 1st February, Thornbury Leisure Centre

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Things have become very interesting in Bristol Roller Derby’s 2014 intraleague tournament after an epic game at Thornbury Leisure Centre last Saturday.

It was a very confident Anarchic Die Hard Derby (ADHD) team, fresh from their win over Smash Vandals the previous week, who skated onto the track for the second of Bristol Roller Derby’s intraleague bouts. This time it was the Daughters of Anarchy (DOA) who lined up against previous week’s winners, ready to battle it out to decide if ADHD would take the Championship after just two games.

The Die Hard’s confidence shone through in the first half of the game, who, despite a strong start and early lead from the Daughters, remained calm and focused, patiently waiting for the opposing jammers to make a mistake.

And they didn’t have to wait too long. Mid-way through the first half some text book defending by the ADHD blockers saw the DOA jammer sent to the penalty box. Some great tactical calls and more penalties by DOA resulted in a series of power jams for the Die Hards who racked up the points as the first half came to an end. Half time result: DOA 48 – ADHD 68.

But captain of DOA, E-Z Roller, wasn’t going to see her team give up that easily. After rallying her troops during the half time break, the strong start that the Daughters had made in the first half was replicated in the second. The only difference was that this time they didn’t take their foot off the pedal.

This bout is a tale of two halves. While ADHD were calm and patient in the first half, DOA were dogged and relentless in the second. And the pressure took its toll. An almost immediate power jam for the Daughters allowed them to take control of the game and not give it back. Solid work by the team’s blockers meant that ADHD jammers found themselves with nowhere to go, and few points to be scored.  That, combined with powerful jamming from the Daughters, saw an avalanche of points in the second half – mostly in favour of the team in green.

Final score: DOA 227 – 95 ADHD.

Both ADHD and DOA now have one win each. The deciding game will take place on Saturday 22 February when DOA take on Smash Vandals to confirm which of the three teams will be crowned intraleague champions.

 

Written by Raven Lunatic