Quick Recap: It’s an Alter Ego Win!

On April 18th, the Alter Egos brought it in Dekalb, IL facing off against the Barbed Wire Betties…and coming home with a win! In the end, it was TCDG Alter Egos 243 to the Barbed Wire Betties’ 142. We are especially proud of our first-time MVB, Glitter Cannon, and MVJ, Harmagedon!

More images of the bout are available online via Korfan’s collection.

It’s Venus vs. Mars at Home Bout 4/19

11129412_10153184776250149_6906477119845516732_oThe women of the TCDG Evil Twins take on the men of the Capital City Hooligans this Sunday, April 19th at Skateland in Savoy, IL!

Tickets are $8, $5 with a student ID, and kids 8 and under are free!

This is not one to miss! Get yourself a ticket online now!

Doors open at 5:30PM. First whistle at 6:30PM.

And let your friends and family know you’re going by sharing the Facebook event page for the bout.

Did you know that you can follow us on Facebook and Twitter for live score updates and other news?

And if you’re on Instagram, be sure to follow us there for images from TCDG skaters and other members on the road and off the track!

Next: Alter Egos Head to Dekalb, IL

barbed wire betties eventThis Saturday, April 18th, The ladies of the Alter Egos are headed to Dekalb, IL to face off against the Barbed Wire Betties at Huntley Middle School, located at 1515 S 4th St, DeKalb, IL 60115.

Tickets can be purchased ahead of time here for $10. At the door, tickets for adults are $12, seniors 55+ are $7, and kids 8 and under get in free. Doors open at 6pm, and first whistle is at 6:30pm. Concessions will be presented by HMS Student Council, with proceeds benefiting upcoming student projects.

Why not stick around after to hang out and get to know the teams? The afterparty will be at the American Legion Post #66 at 1204 S Fourth.

From the sidelines or in spirit, let’s cheer them on to victory!

Next: Evil Twins on the Road

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This weekend, the Evil Twins hit the road for a three-bout non-bracketed tournament in St. Louis, MO.  Skate to Thrill is produced by the St.Chux Derby Chix, and if last year’s experience is any indication, it should be a thrilling weekend of roller derby! Interested in coming to watch?  Tickets for Skate to Thrill are available here. $10 for a day pass, $18 for both Saturday and Sunday (individual bout tickets are not available).

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TCDG’s Evil Twins, currently ranked 88th in the WFTDA, will face three tough opponents this weekend:

– Burning River (101) from Cleveland, OH

– Junction City (94) from Ogden, UT

– Tiger Bay (60) from Cardiff, Wales

TCDG has played Burning River once before, at the very top of the 2013 season. We lost 189-145, but two years ago seems like a lifetime ago in derby years!  At that point, Burning River ranked 12 places above TCDG, and the final score still felt like a win to the team. We all look forward to playing them again this year — not once, but twice, as we’ll see them again in May as part of a two-bout weekend in Cincinnati.

TCDG hasn’t faced Junction City or Tiger Bay previously, but looks forward to both opportunities to play these tough teams coming from such great distances to take part in the tournament.

We’ll be posting brief updates during the weekend with scores, so stay tuned!

Did you know that you can follow us on Facebook and Twitter for live score updates and other news?

And if you’re on Instagram, be sure to follow us there for images from TCDG skaters and other members on the road and off the track!

 

p.s. Wondering when you can next catch TCDG at home?

We’ll be playing the Capital City Hooligans on April 19 at Skateland!
Women vs. men on the flat track — you don’t want to miss this one!!

Tickets are $8, $5 with a UIUC student ID, and Kids 8 and under are free!.
Doors open at 5:30, first whistle at 6:30pm.
Buy Tickets Here!

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Quick Recap: TCDG Wins on the Road!

TCDG’s Evil Twins won this past weekend’s bout against DuPage, 189-169!  Congratulations to the Evil Twins!

Photographer Keith Bielat (Recess) caught a lot of the action. All photos are © Keith Bielat and available on his Facebook page Derby with Recess.

Road Trip Saturday!

skatesThis Saturday, April 4, the Twin City Derby Girls’ Evil Twins are on the road to DuPage, IL for a WFTDA-sanctioned bout against the DuPage Derby Dames.

The bout is at the Coachlite Skate Center in Roselle, IL. Tickets are $12 at the door, and kids 8 and under are free!
Doors open at 5:30pm, with the first bout at 6:00 — featuring TCDG against the DuPage Uproar.

This road trip isn’t too far away; about 2 hours from Champaign.  Hope to see you there!

Take the WFTDA World Roller Derby Census!

11091302_10153214733039111_5355799796577304768_nStand up and be counted!

You are invited to take part in the first-ever roller derby Census.

The World Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA) is conducting the Census, but anyone who has ever had any type of affiliation to any form of roller derby, past or present, should answer this short Census.

The goal is to get a complete count of every participant in roller derby throughout the world. Every participant!

This includes: announcers, photographers, Officials (referees and NSOs), volunteers, league leaders, skaters, and any other role in which you have been involved.

The Census is short, and collects no personally-identifying information.

Please share, post, and take the census at wftda.com/census.

Viewing this from a mobile device? Take the census at wftda.com/census-mobile.

Quick Recap: TCDG Dead Ringers Win!

Dead RingersCongratulations to TCDG’s Dead Ringers, who bring home a WIN from Decatur in their first official away bout under their new name!

The Punishers have been hard at work building up their All-Stars team over the last year, and that work showed on Saturday night at the Decatur Civic Center! Strong pack work from both teams kept scores low, with many jams ending at 0-0.

Twin City’s jammer roster included rookie jammers Sasha Smashmouth and Jamma Wockee, both making strong showings in that role. TCDG appeared to dominate early, though the Punishers took advantage of a power jam to jump forward and take the lead for a short time. TCDG wasted no time in taking advantage of their power jams as well as some strategically-timed star passes to bring in jammers Brass Monke and Bunny McBones. The first half ended with TCDG ahead, 96-56.

The Punishers came back strong in the second half to match TCDG nearly point for point, threatening a lead change throughout the half.  Despite some impressive jamming by Bambi Bloodlust and Amanda Tori Suicide though, the Punishers couldn’t get the lead back.  Final score was 169-126. 

Twin City Dead Ringers vs. Prairieland Punishers All-Stars on 3/28!

punishersCome see your Twin City Dead Ringers go head-to-head with the All-Stars of the Prairieland Punishers!

Saturday, 3/28, the Dead Ringers will be headed to the Decatur Civic Center. The venue is located at 1 Gary K Anderson Plaza, Decatur, IL 62523.

Tickets are $10 in advance at www.punishersderby.com, $15 at the door, and $5 for kids (under 5 get in free).

Get there early! The first 100 fans will get a boom stick!

A Giant THANK YOU!

Thank you to all who contributed to our GoFundMe page to support the Evil Twin’s trip to our Florida bouts!

floridaSusan Adamson
Lori Beers
Brian Beakley
Justine Cox
Katelyn Gustafson
Kris Koester
Kouski Landscapes
Kendall Rodheim
Andrea Rundell
Madelyn Shapiro
Heather Steger

…and all those who contributed at the home bout at Skateland 🙂

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