Thursday, July 14, 2011

Saturday July 30th: CNY Home Team Championships PLUS Quadfathers vs Capital District MEN'S DERBY!!!!

On Saturday July 30th, CNYRD is proud to present our first co-ed double header of the 2011 season. You get double the exciting derby for the same normal ticket price.
Doors at JFK Arena in Rome NY will open at 4:30pm. Beat the crowd and get there early. The first 200 fans through the door gets bout programs and once they're gone, they're gone!
The first bout of the season pits The Quadfathers Men's Roller Derby, our brother league, against Capital District Men's Roller Derby's 'Trauma Authority'. Back on April 2nd the Trauma Authority pulled off an upset win over the Quadfathers to a great crowd at the Washington Ave Armory in Albany. The Quadfathers were favored going into the bout having more experience, but penalties and great teamwork by the newer Trauma Authority led them to an unexpected 110-77 win. Read the complete recap here.
The Quadfathers were recently accepted as the 13th member league of the Men's Roller Derby Association, the official governing body for men's derby. This was a major step for the Quadfathers and we are so proud of them for being recognized as a solid organization in this sport where so many leagues and teams pop up and disappear so often.
Our hometown boys in orange are looking to take back ownership of the I-90 corridor with this bout. If you have never seen a men's roller derby bout in person, especially a rematch where pride is on the line, then you NEED to see this. If you've ever thought the hits in roller derby weren't big enough to entertain you, or hard enough to really hurt, then you havent watched these guys play. So come out early and help us cheer on the boys. They will have recruitment infomation available and new merchandise to sell (there's rumors of girls' cut 'Think Outside The Box' shirts!)
At or around 7:30, CNYRD again takes the track to bring you the 2011 Home Team Championship Game!!!!! In our first season of intra-league play, The Utica Clubbers, The Rome Wreckers, and The Blue Collar Betties have played their butts off to awesome crowds of loyal fans. The bout on July 2nd between the Rome Wreckers and Utica Clubbers decided who would play against the Blue Collar Betties for the championship. The Utica Clubbers came out on top and we are set up for a very hard fought battle to win the season title.
Captained by Lady Die Mentia #3, and bench coached by Sinful Pleasures (who played most of the season but was sidelined by a broken ankle recently), The Utica Clubbers stand 3-2 for the season so far. Noteable Clubbers' stats for the season include rookie standout Itty Bitty Bastard #410 leading the entire league with the highest points per jam average at 5.05; also of note is veteran skater Mean Squeak #27, who has outscored opposing jammers by 73 points this season.
Captained by Slay West #13 and bench coached by TOM-A-HAWK #1225 of The Quadfathers, The Blue Collar Betties have been the stand out success story of the season- originally having lost a number of skaters to injury and various leaves of absence, there was worry that the roster would be short. But with the addition of a few newer skaters, they have dominated the season so far with a record of 4-1. Noteable Betties stats for the season include veteran Pied Viper #333 as the leading scorer in the league with a 200 point total for the season and also having outscored opposing jammers by 74 points overall going into the championship game.
When these two teams first met on April 30th, the Betties had a clean win with a 118-92 score. In the space of the month of May, the Clubbers picked up their game considerably, and when these two teams met for the second time on May 31st, the Betties narrowly squeaked by a 1 point win 92-91, which came down to the last jam.
Its anyone's guess how this championship will turn out, but what we do know is this is going to be a very evenly matched and very competitive game!
DJ'ing the double header will be All-Stars mascot Starface!!!
Announcing the men's bout will be our good friends from Troy, Eloda Sarcasm and Ida Feltersnatch
Announcing the women's bout will be Rebel Without A Pulse and Blackjack

Advance sale tickets for $8 each can be purchase at:
The Tramontane Cafe (Lincoln Ave, Utica)
Cafe Domenico (Genessee St, Utica)
Bill's Variety Store (Thomas St, Rome)
Black River Ale House (Black Rvr Blvd, Rome)
OR you can always buy $8 presale tickets from your favorite CNY Roller Derby skater, just ask!!
Online advance sale tickets can be purchased for $8 plus a $1 service fee through HERE.
Tickets will be available at the door for $10 each. $1 of each door ticket goes to our 2011 non-profit partner, The Arc Oneida-Lewis. As usual, 10 & under and 56 & over get in free of charge.

After party will be held at the Black River Ale House, with plenty of food, drink specials, and DJ Doc Sinister Productions playing all the tunes you can handle.

Also, please let us know you're coming by RSVP'ing to our facebook event page HERE.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Thank You Kitty Glitter!!!!

You may have seen our friend Kitty Glitter at CNY Roller Derby bouts and other events- She's usually surrounded by young children that are totally enthralled with whatever games she has to play. July 9th was Kitty's last bout before leaving town for the rest of our home season, and from all of us at CNYRD, we wanted to say a special thanks for all the support and enthusiasm she brings to our events.

On that note, please go 'like' her facebook page, and think of her for family friendly entertainment at your next party or event.

We'll see you in the Spring again, Kitty!

Bout Recap: 7/9/11 All-Stars vs Rideau Valley Vixens

Photo by Duane Eisenburg

Step aside Boilermaker!

The CNY All Stars are back on the track and they hit the ground skating against Ontario’s Rideau Valley Vixens.
On July 9th CNY Roller Derby hosted its first international bout ever while simultaneously premiering its third quarter All-Star roster. It was a truly phenomenal game as skaters saturated the air with competitiveness and calculated strategy with a final score of CNY 195 Rideau 117.

A neck and neck start to the evening’s events left spectators on the edge of their seats and by the third jam with a score of CNY 3 Rideau 6 it was anybodies game. CNY’s jammers for the evening Gutshot #56-89, Mean Squeak #27, Pied Viper #333, Slay West #13, and Spin Spin Sugar #230 obtained lead jammer status time and time again to widen the scoring margin. An especially outstanding performance on the part of Rideau jammer Soul Rekker #55 with total 45 points for the evening and CNY’s Spin Spin Sugar #230 whom accrued a whopping 95 points! Their efforts did not go unnoticed as they were both awarded MVP for the evening.

Throughout the night blocking intensified with some spectacular hits and consistent defense. Some familiar faces in CNY’s line up had fantastic enthusiasm: Curry Plowdher #117, Anita Grenade #79, Mia Malicious #16, Hot Cakes #42 and Moody Obsession #5150 were all crushing the Canadian visitors. By the 11th jam as the score was CNY 32 RVRG 28. CNY pulled ahead towards the end of the first half. By the half CNY was up 77 to 39.

A halftime show kept the night rolling with J. Charlz, Magician extraordinaire and his lovely All Star assistants Pippi Hardknocking #2 and Little Bastard #5.

The second half kept the intensity going as hits were harder, skaters were faster and penalties were given out like free popsicles on a hot day! Sin Bin Queens for the night were Moody Obsession #5150 and Pied Vipre #333 of CNY with 5 trips to the box each and Semi Precious, ASSASSINista and Soul Rekker of Rideau each with 6 trips to the box.

Sure enough the CNY All Star mascot STAR FACE was there to keep the crowd entertained by throwing out fishnets and Swedish Fish and his usual outrageous gesturing. CNY would like to send out a big thank you to all the volunteers that make our bouts possible and safe, to the medical staff, who were a great help (roller derby is rarely injury free,) DJ Deaf Geoff for keeping our night sounding sweet and to all Refs and NSOs for making our games safe and fair.

We would also like to send a special thanks to Ida Feltersnatch for teaming up with CNY's own Blackjack as our guest announcer for this bout, which was a milestone for her (her 50th bout announcing!). Not only did she announce Saturday night, but got up at the crack of dawn Sunday morning and ran the 5k Boilermaker!!! Thanks Ida!

Photos from this bout:

By Pete Rodriguez
LinkBy Walter Romero

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Saturday July 9th: The Fishnet Frenzy

Join us this Saturday, July 9th as the CNY All-Stars take on the Rideau Valley Vixens of Ottawa, Ontario Canada at 7pm in 'The Fishnet Frenzy'!

This will mark CNY Roller Derby's first international competition. Rideau Valley is an apprentice league of the Women's Flat Track Derby Association, well on their way to full membership. We are happy to host our sisters from the north, and this promises to be a very challenging game for both teams.
The CNY All-Stars have come out strong in the 2011 season with new members, new coaching, and as full WFTDA members. So far they are 5-1 this season, after a very close loss to higher ranked and more experienced Queen City Roller Girls on June 18th. The CNY All-Stars are currently ranked by Flat Track Stats as #16 in the Eastern region. The match up of these two teams will be a mystery until the bout starts, as the two have not shared the track with any of the same teams in their 2010 or 2011 seasons to use as comparison.

We will also have haltime entertainment by J Charlz Magic.
Our special guests for this event are the Utica LGBTQ Youth Group and facilitators, sponsored by Aids Community Resources.

Advance sale tickets can be purchased online HERE for $8 plus a $1 service charge

Advance sale bout tickets are always available at the following locations for $8-
Cafe Domenico (Genessee St, Utica)
The Tramontane Cafe (Lincoln Ave, Utica)
Bill's Variety Store (W. Thomas St, Rome)
Black River Ale House (Black Rvr Blvd, Rome)

Tickets at the door will be $10, and $1 of each door ticket will be donated the Arc, Oneida-Lewis, this seasons' non-profit partner.
As always, 10 & under as well as 65 & over are FREE admission.
This is a family friendly event.

Thank you to poster artist Amanda Desimone for this bout poster!

Clcik HERE to RSVP on our facebook event page....let us know you're coming to cheer us on!

The after party will be held at the Black River Ale House