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 tickerderby.com 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.