This past weekend marked a significant and very important next step in the evolution and growth of modern roller derby. The Spring Roll tournament in Fort Wayne, Ind. saw the coming-out party of the newly launched Men’s Roller Derby Association. Ten men’s teams played in 17 games, with one of them ending in a historic snap-streaking … Continue reading History in the Making?
In the world of sports, the first Saturday in May is the biggest day for derby in the world. Thousands of spectators from all walks of life descend to one place to watch top athletes with clever names race around an oval track, showcasing their athleticism, strategy, and speed. The event takes place all day, but the only … Continue reading Derby’s Biggest Day
This past weekend, the Philly Roller Girls swung through Colorado to take on both Denver and WFTDA champs Rocky Mountain. Philly was obliterated by Rocky Mountain by the score of 183-32 on Sunday and was well-beaten at Denver 138-89 the day before. While I make it a point to see WFTDA games between highly-ranked teams, … Continue reading Pack No-Starts: An Analysis and Condemnation
A few weeks ago, the WFTDA announced that they would be “beta testing” a new ruleset that does away with the minor penalty. The beta section 6 (PDF) of the updated rulebook simplifies things so that something is either a penalty or not a penalty, whereas previously it was either a major … Continue Reading ››