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The 2019 Fountain City Roller Derby Women’s Championship Preview

Fountain City fans, this Saturday night is it! The 2019 Women’s Division championship trophy is on the line, and this season, there’s a very, very good match-up waiting to happen.

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It might look like a repeat of last year’s championship battle — the Shotgun Sheilas are facing off against the Deadly Sirens for the second year in a row, after all — but I’m here to tell you that it’s a repeat in name only.


Here are the current standings going into this weekend’s bouts.

Shotgun Sheilas, 3-0
Points scored: 228
Points allowed: 147
Point differential: +81

Deadly Sirens, 2-1
Points scored: 212
Points allowed: 152
Point differential: +60

Royal Pains, 1-2
Points scored: 181
Points allowed: 183
Point differential: -2

Lovely Lethals, 0-3
Points scored: 152
Points allowed: 291
Point differential: -139


At the moment, the rankings seem pretty clear-cut. The 2018 defending champion Shotgun Sheilas boast an undefeated 3-0 record on the year, and their point differential is the clear-cut winner as well, a full 21 points over the second-place Deadly Sirens. And 21 points is a much bigger deal in MADE than it is in WFTDA, so the big game this weekend oughtta be a no-brainer… right?

As usual, not so fast.

Recall Game 2 back in July when the Sheilas clung to a two-point lead going into the final jam of the bout against the Sirens and hung on for the win, final score 61-59. The stats above clearly do not reflect the intensity of the action and the overall closeness of such a back-and-forth bout. And since that was the only game this season in which these two teams faced off, it muddies the waters a bit, now that it’s time to call a winner for the championship game on Saturday.

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Yeah, it’s like that.

With that on the table, we’re predicting a Shotgun Sheilas win by no more than 10 points. If that happens, the Sheilas will become the first ever back-to-back Fountain City Women’s Division champions.

If not… the Deadly Sirens will take home their first Fountain City championship ever. To this day, they’re the only FCRD team to have never won it all, so get to B&D early on Saturday night and don’t miss a moment of the action.

Immediately following the championship game, stick around to see the yearly grudge match, this time between the 1-2 Royal Pains and the 0-3 Lovely Lethals!


Doors open at B&D Skate Center at 6:00 p.m. Saturday night. Get there early and get a good seat. This is one night of Fountain City action you won’t want to miss.

Tickets are still available at Brown Paper Tickets, and they’re always cheaper in advance.

The charity for this month’s bout is the Homeless Period Project. The league will be collecting pads, panty liners, tampons, individually wrapped women’s hygiene products, and quart-size Zip-loc bags for distribution. Feel free to bring any/all of these items in support of the Homeless Period Project.

Saturday night’s event is masquerade-themed as well, so wear your best masquerade outfit and/or makeup for a chance to win a Fountain City swag bag!


Who will bring home the trophy at this Saturday night’s 10th anniversary championship bout? Join us trackside at B&D Skate Center to find out! We’ll see you out there…

Fountain City All-Gender Game 2

This Saturday night at B&D Skate Center in Independence, Fountain City’s All-Gender Division takes the track for Game 2!

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This month, the brand new Regulators team takes on the 2018 defending champions, The Usual Suspects in the first game of the night. Immediately following, the Untouchables take on their perennial rivals, The Public Enemies.

Doors open at B&D at 6:00 p.m., and the games begin promptly at 6:30.

This month, Fountain City is partnering with The Dalton Everett Burner Foundation, a pediatric cancer non-profit organization committed to supporting pediatric hematology and oncology families with financial assistance.

If you’d like to make a donation Saturday night, they are accepting any individual pre-packaged pantry items to stock for parents’ use while their child is in-patient at the hospital. Here is a wish list of items, taken right off Fountain City’s event page:

Soups
Cereal (mini boxes, individually wrapped)
Granola bars
Snacks
Chips (individual snack size)
Peanut butter singles
Tuna kits
Coffee Pods (for a Keurig)
Creamer
Laundry soap (HE)
Dryer sheets
Paper towels
Microwaveable bowls
Paper products-plates, coffee cups, etc.

If you’ like to put together a Parent Care Kit, fill a small basket or reusable tote with items like:

bottled water
adult-sized blankets
hygiene items (shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, toothbrush/paste, body wash, pads/tampons)
hand lotion
lip balm
journal/pen (for note taking when meeting with doctors)
gum/mints
mini packets of Kleenex
ear plugs

We hope to see everyone at B&D Saturday night for Fountain City’s All-Gender Division Game 2!

Fountain City All-Gender Game 1 – Results

Fountain City Roller Derby kicked off its 2019 season in a little bit different fashion Saturday night, this time starting the year off with their rebranded all-gender league taking the lead, instead of mixing up their schedule with the women’s division, which won’t begin until June.

Perhaps most importantly, Saturday night’s event marked the beginning of Fountain City’s 10th season on the flat track! Can you believe it?

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Happy 10th birthday, Fountain City!

Much more on this incredible milestone in the months to come. We’ve been around for most of the league’s existence, and the memories are pretty incredible.

And if that wasn’t enough, Saturday night also marked the flat track debut of the newest all-gender team, The Regulators, which was comprised, of course, of a hodgepodge of new and old faces you have (and haven’t) seen on the track at B&D before.

The first game of the night featured a rematch of last season’s championship bout. The 2018 coed champions, the Usual Suspects, notched a 67-58 win over the formidable Untouchables, leaving us to wonder just where the trophy will land this season, given how competitive the whole endeavor was.

That game was followed by the 2019 debut of the Public Enemies, who brought home a big win over the brand new Regulators by a final score of 109-42.


Current Standings

Usual Suspects: 1-0
Public Enemies: 1-0
Untouchables: 0-1
The Regulators: 0-1

We’ll have bout photos published as soon as we’re able. Stay tuned, of course, for more Fountain City action — the 2019 season has just begun!

Are You Ready for Some Derby?

There was a time in Kansas City when the roller derby season didn’t start for another two or three months. The Kansas City Roller Warriors‘ season typically ran from March to August, and Fountain City usually started in February and lasted through roughly the end of summer.

Times have thankfully changed, and nowadays, the months-long wait for more roller derby action has been pared down significantly — especially when you consider KCRW’s mini-tournaments and invitationals that can extend into December, rendering the “off season” a bit of a misnomer.

Derby fans in Kansas City will be able to get their flat track fix starting January 5 when KCRW kicks off its 2019 season at Memorial Hall in KCK.

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We’ll have the full details for you as bout day draws nearer. Mark your calendars now for January 5 and join us trackside as we spend another incredible season covering this amazing league.

Later, toward the end of January, Fountain City Roller Derby‘s all-gender/coed league kicks off ’19 with Game 1 on January 26.

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Stay tuned to KC Derby Digest, both here and on social media, for all the latest in upcoming roller derby action right here in KC. 2019 is a season you won’t want to miss!

The Shotgun Sheilas are Fountain City Roller Derby Champions

If you were fortunate enough to join us this past Saturday night, you witnessed history as the Shotgun Sheilas brought home their third Fountain City Roller Derby championship trophy.

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Although the final score wasn’t very close — the Sheilas took down the resurgent Deadly Sirens 78-51 in the end — it was a very exciting night overall, and most memorable for those Sirens fans in attendance, particularly those who have been with us long enough to feel the pain of the Teal’s seven-year championship dry spell.

The Sirens remain the only team in the league to have never taken home the trophy, but truly, stay tuned for 2019, because we suspect these ladies and their coaches have big things in store for next season. Despite the many things that set roller derby apart from other competitive sports, one similarity that will never go away is the cyclical nature of the whole thing. No one stays down — or on top — forever. It’s as true on the track as it is on the diamond or the gridiron.


The second game of the evening featured the coed championship bout between perennial favorites The Untouchables and the Usual Suspects. Like the preceding game, it wasn’t especially close in the score, but it was, as always, full of high-energy, hard-hitting action Fountain City is known for. In the end, the Usual Suspects pulled out the championship win to the delight of all their fans on hand at B&D who came out to cheer them on.

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Fountain City Roller Derby kicks off their 2019 season sometime in January. Once the dates have been announced, you’ll be the first to know. Keep an eye on our Facebook page for up-to-the-moment announcements, and big thanks to Fountain City for another phenomenal year on the flat track! We can’t wait to see you all again in 2019!

The 2018 Fountain City Championships

The last time the Deadly Sirens competed for the Fountain City Roller Derby championship, the league wasn’t even called Fountain City. It was called Dead Girl Derby. But this Saturday night at B&D Skate Center in Independence, they will indeed take the track once again in the hopes of bringing home their first ever championship trophy.

They’ll be facing off against the heavily favored Shotgun Sheilas, who have experienced tremendous success over the past several seasons, but even at that, still haven’t taken home the Fountain City trophy since 2014.

So someone’s going home with all the marbles for the first time in a while, and we hope you’ll join us trackside for the final event of Fountain City’s phenomenal 2018 season.

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The second bout of the night features the Coed League championship as The Usual Suspects face off against perennial favorites The Untouchables. Coed action has been a fan favorite in Kansas City for a few years now, and it’s always fantastic to see the ladies and gents in head-to-head competition.

And if the evening’s festivities weren’t already enough, the Kansas City Junior Roller Warriors will be playing an exhibition bout between the two games! Make plans now to join Fountain City for this phenomenal send-off to the 2018 season.

Doors at B&D open at 5:30 p.m. Saturday night, and the first whistle is at 6:00. Adult tickets are $12, and everyone under the age of 18 is admitted free. Advance tickets are still available at Brown Paper Tickets.

Scar Wars

This Saturday night, which side will you choose — the dark side or the light?

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Fountain City Roller Derby‘s Coed League is back in action this weekend at B&D Skate Center, and you won’t want to miss this.

Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Saturday evening, and the night begins with the Public Enemies taking on the Untouchables.

Immediately following will certainly be one of the best novelty bouts Kansas City roller derby has seen in quite some time as the Usual Suspects take on a team called the FCRD Legends. Word has it that this “Legends” team is made up of old school Fountain City and legendary Dead Girl Derby players who haven’t been seen on the track in quite some time!

Of all things, do not miss this rare opportunity to see some of your favorite Fountain City and Dead Girl players, past and present, taking the track and squaring off in this very unique event. Adult tickets are $12 at the door, and everyone under the age of 18 is admitted free. The first game begins at 6:30 sharp.

Join us trackside this Saturday night for Fountain City Roller Derby‘s Scar Wars!