The Blacksnake Rollergirls of St. Joseph have a way of putting on some of the best derby nights in the Kansas City area. The four teams, while relatively new to the sport, are tenacious, aggressive, spirited, and above all, well-matched. That’s really what fans come to see — exciting, competitive, impassioned roller derby that, dollar for dollar, really can’t be matched anywhere else in the world of Kansas City sports.
Well, as you can imagine, the BRG didn’t disappoint, and we have the game photos.
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The Venomous Vixens brought home the win against a fiery Rushin’ Rollettes team by a score of 81-75, and the Danger Dolls handled the formidable Jesse Janes 95-54. Special props go out to Lucy Brawler, Nic NailHer, and Little Miss Rampage for stepping up and skating with a Jesse Janes team that was short a few ladies due to uncontrollable circumstances. Their sportsmanship and willingness to, you know, skate in back to back games helped the show go on as scheduled.
We would be remiss if we didn’t also send out an extra helping of mad derby love to Lucy Brawler who, whilst temporarily wearing Jesse Janes red, snapped her ankle with half a second left in the game and is already out of surgery and doing well. Lucy tells us she’ll be out for the remainder of the season, but you can expect this pertinacious terror on eight wheels to be back on the flat track and cracking skulls for the Venomous Vixens in ’14.
As always, many thanks to the incredible Blacksnake Rollergirls for another fantastic night of flat track action in St. Joseph, and we look forward to many more.
Last weekend’s charity bouts at Hale Arena hosted by Dead Girl Derby were more fun than any derby fan has a right to, but how could it have gone any other way? The fun began with a co-ed mash-up bout and ended with the Kansas City Roller Warriors Plan B taking on Dead Girl Derby in a 50/50 bout in which the first half was played by the M.A.D.E. rule set and the second half featured WFTDA rules.
We’d certainly never seen anything like it before, and we’re guessing the rest of Kansas City hadn’t, either. The whole thing was one big fundraiser for Hillcrest Transitional Housing that brought in something like $1700, exactly 100% of which went to its intended charitable recipient.
Of course, we have the photos.
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Special thanks to the band Seventh Day for another awesome performance at this year’s charity bouts, and thanks again to Dead Girl Derby, the Cowtown Butchers, and KCRW Plan B for their participation in a truly unique event.
This weekend’s Full Metal Jammer event in St. Joseph served as yet another reminder of why we love our Blacksnake Rollergirls.
Hopefully, our photo set from this weekend’s games will serve as a reminder to you that you should seriously consider getting your arses up to St. Joe, if you haven’t already, to check out this phenomenal league.
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Congratulations to the Danger Dolls and the Rushin’ Rollettes for picking up the wins this weekend, and we will see you again on June 15th!
We finally have game photos from last weekend’s Kansas City Roller Warriors Game 2 featuring the Black Eye Susans’ win over the Victory Vixens and the Knockouts‘ handy victory over the Dreadnought Dorothys. Photos contained herein:
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The wins for these two extraordinary teams ensure a definite trip to the Rink of Fire championship bout and will bring us a first-time winner regardless of who comes out on top. It promises to be a very tight, competitive bout, given how tough these Susans and KOs have looked so far this season; we’ll know a bit more after the June bout, since they play each other once before the ROF, but we’re predicting a Knockouts win by a slimmer margin than anyone probably expects. Stay tuned, however — flat track roller derby in Kansas City is never very predictable when you’re dealing with talent of this caliber. We’ll be holding our breath with you to see who brings home the trophy.
If you’ve never been to a Blacksnake Rollergirls event at the St. Joseph Civic Arena — or more specifically, if you missed this weekend’s games — then we here at KC Derby Digest certainly pity the fool. Because you missed what will, without a doubt, go down as two of the closest, hardest-fought games of the 2013 season.
The first game of the evening saw the newly-formed Danger Dolls take on the second-year Jesse Janes and win in a fist-pounding nailbiter, 86-84. The second game was even closer than that, literally coming down to the very last jam, a zero-sum event that saw the 2012 champion Venomous Vixens cling to a 113-112 win over the Rushin’ Rollettes that left everyone in the Civic Arena holding their breath on the edge of their seats. There really is no sufficient hyperbole here — the Blacksnake Rollergirls killed it this weekend.
And we have the pictures.
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The next event in St. Joseph is on April 13th, and we will, as always, be bringing you reminders as the date draws near, as we do with all the leagues. Congratulations to everyone in the Blacksnake Rollergirls organization for giving the fans exactly what they showed up to see Saturday night. We can’t wait to see you again!
This weekend’s Dead Girl Derby presentation of Game 2: Shamrocks, Shillelaghs, and Shenanigans nearly topped last month’s home opener, and KC Derby Digest was, once again, on hand to witness the madness.
The Deadly Sirens squeaked out a win against the Lovely Lethals 43-41 in a nailbiter that left the Ladies in Pink with an 0-2 start for the first time in their history; don’t expect them to stay there. Next, the Shotgun Sheilas pulled out a modest 21-point win over a Royal Pains team that has never, ever looked better; expect great things from both of these squads this season. Finally, the ultra-tense Throwback game saw the Black Plague snag a last-second win over Gang Green 82-80 that left everyone at Hale Arena breathless.
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It was an absolutely phenomenal night of flat track derby action, and anyone who wasn’t there seriously missed out. Tickets for Game 3: Hair Bands from Hale are already on sale from your favorite Dead Girl, or keep an eye on Ticketmaster, where they’ll be available shortly. We hope to see everyone there. The way this season is going, no derby fan in his/her right mind would miss out if they could help it.