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Fountain City — Game 3

This Saturday night at B&D Skate Center, Fountain City Roller Derby takes the track for Game 3 of its already phenomenal 2022 season.

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The Lovely Lethals and Deadly Sirens kick off the evening’s action, followed by the Shotgun Sheilas and the Royal Pains in the finale.

Doors open at B&D at 6:00 p.m., and the first whistle blows at 6:30 sharp. Adults 18 and over are $15 each, and everyone 17 and under accompanied by a parent or guardian is admitted free of charge.

Join us trackside as Fountain City blows the roof off the place again in another action-packed night of flat-track fun!

The Fountain City Roller Derby 2022 Season

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This weekend, Kansas City roller derby fans, is what we’ve all been waiting for — the return of roller derby after a long, long delay.

Saturday night, February 26, Fountain City Roller Derby kicks off the 2022 season with their first scheduled bout in more than two years. As always, B&D Skate Center is the place. Doors open at 6:00 p.m., and the first whistle is promptly at 6:30.

Ushering in the return to the flat track are two match-ups featuring perennial, old-school rivals from way back in the day when the league was still called Dead Girl Derby.

To begin, multi-year FCRD champions the Shotgun Sheilas face off against the Deadly Sirens in a rematch of the 2019 championship bout that saw the Sheilas add another trophy to their collection. The Sirens will no doubt be back hungrier than ever, as they remain the only team in Fountain City to have never taken home the championship.

Later, the Royal Pains and the Lovely Lethals square off in their season opener to add another chapter to a very long history of epic battles between these two indomitable squads. The league simply couldn’t have chosen a better way to bring us back to the sport of roller derby than this weekend’s event.

Masks are mandatory at B&D this Saturday night. Admission for adults 18 and over is $15 each, and anyone 17 and under enters free when accompanied by an adult guardian.

As always, KC Derby Digest will be there covering all the action. You can follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Smugmug, our official photo album.

We simply can’t wait to see you all trackside as Fountain City kicks off the 2022 season!

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!