Day 3: Winning!

Sunday brings Spring Roll to a close, and your Twin City Travelers bring home a win against Connecticut, 227-115.  That takes TCDG to 2 wins and 1 loss for this tournament – a successful first trip by all accounts. Wish the Travelers safe travels this afternoon, and we’ll see you next from the road in June!

Spring Roll Mini-Update: Game 2

In the second game of the weekend, TCDG fought hard against an incredibly fierce Fort Wayne, but couldn’t bring a win home today.
The first half was a close chase, and TCDG had 55 to Ft. Wayne’s 99 going into the second half. The home team’s strong offense and amazing jamming by Majestic prompted some regrouping at the half, but despite ramping up attention to defense and deepening the pack rotations, TCDG just couldn’t make up the points. Final score was 113-219.
TCDG is back in green tomorrow morning at 8:30 EDT against Connecticut for their third and final game this weekend. Again, stay tuned to DNN for score and feed links!

Spring Roll Mini-Update: Game 1

2014-SpringRoll_bigeasy-clockTCDG brings home a hard-fought WIN in their first game of Spring Roll against New Orleans’ Big Easy — who was anything but easy!  Though Twin City took an early lead, Big Easy went on a scoring streak to take the lead 73-66 at the half. They held that lead through most of the second half, but TCDG never gave up and kept victory just within reach. In the final jam, begun just before the game clock was about to run out, the Big Easy jammer scored and attempted to call it off, but was sent to the box on a track cut. Houchebag seized the opportunity to get two passes in before the jam clock expired, and TCDG gets the win, 181-169!!

Tomorrow, TCDG wears black against the tournament hosts Fort Wayne in white. This will be an equally tough one, so be sure to stay tuned! DNN is live streaming all the Spring Roll bouts, so point your browsers at http://www.derbynewsnetwork.com/live!  12 noon EDT, Track 1.

Next Up: Spring Roll!

All eyes here at TCDG are on Fort Wayne for the upcoming weekend, as the ladies in green head to the annual Spring Roll Tournament.  Now in its 5th year, Spring Roll features 11 WFTDA leagues in sanctioned play (as well as 11 Men’s leagues in a parallel MRDA-sanctioned tournament).

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#0 Dame Sangre spins to hold the opposing jammer in last month’s sanctioned bout against the Chicago Outfit. Image by Steve Jurcovic, with permission.

In this three-game weekend, our charter roster of skaters will face three seasoned opponents:  New Orleans’ Big Easy (82nd),Connecticut (93rd), and the tournament hosts Fort Wayne (95th). All three games will be first-time matchups, and with the June 30 season-end approaching quickly, everyone is going to be anxious to pick up some extra ranking points. While all three teams currently sit below TCDG (70th) in the latest release of the official WFTDA rankings, we expect all to be tough opponents.

The full Spring Roll schedule can be viewed here, along with links to watch the streaming video feed (links coming soon). We’ll also be posting to our facebook page throughout the weekend, if you want to follow and cheer!

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#2007 Anthrobrawlogist spots her line as Jammer against the Chicago Outfit.

TCDG plays Friday, Saturday and Sunday as follows:

Friday 9:30 pm EASTERN time vs. Big Easy – Track 2
Saturday 12:00 noon EASTERN time vs. Ft. Wayne – Track 1
Sunday 8:30 am EASTERN time vs. Connecticut – Track 2

UPDATED:   Links to watch the live feed are here, courtesy of the Derby News Network!  (see Track assignments for each bout above)

Quick Recap: ARRG

arrg-shieldThe visiting Arch Rival Roller Girls (ARRG) C team took a hearty victory over the home TCDG C team last night — 262 ARRG vs. 110 TCDG.  We’re so grateful for ARRG and all the other leagues who have traveled to C-U to help us put on a great event for the home crowd!

Next on our home schedule will be the Lake City Roller Dolls from Warsaw, Indiana on June 8.  Stop in on their Facebook page and “like” them!

June 29 finishes out our home season, welcoming the Aurora 88s for their second trip down to C-U.

2014: Home Bout #3

The Twin City Derby Girls are hoping to secure a win in their third home bout on May 4, against the visiting Fleur De Linquents from St. Louis, MO.  Tickets are available through TicketLeap or at the door.  Skateland doors open at 6pm, and the bout starts at 7pm.

In case you missed it, here’s a quick recap on our home season thus far:

Bout #1: February 16: Prairieland Punishers defeat TCDG 190-165. MVP awards to Dame Sangre for TCDG and Sinnamon Slam for the Punishers.

Bout #2: March 9: MidState Mayhem defeats TCDG 182-154. MVP awards to Jamie Lee Cutthroat for TCDG and Tenacious Doom for the Mayhem.

Photo by Alex Wild. Used with permission.
Photo by Alex Wild. Used with permission.

TCDG On the Road!

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Anthrobrawlogist faces a Chicago Outfit wall. Posted with permission of Steve Jurkovic.

The home season is now underway, but your favorite local roller derby team has been busy on the road since you last saw them!

The WFTDA competitive season runs roughly from January through June of each year, with playoffs in the late summer and early fall. TCDG is a Division 2 league in WFTDA, and we’re setting our sights on making our first appearance in tournament play this year — so keep a close eye on those rankings until the end of June! All bouts played after July 1 of the previous year are incorporated into seeding for this year’s tournament, with teams ranked #41-60 invited to Division 2 playoffs. TCDG is currently ranked #77 in the WFTDA, as of March rankings.

Photo by Alex Wild. Used with permission.
Photo by Alex Wild. Used with permission.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here’s where TCDG stacks up in sanctioned gameplay since last July 1:

July 7 – TCDG 247 vs. St. Chux 124 (closed @home)
August 8 – TCDG 262 vs. Old Capitol City 133 (away)
August 24 – TCDG 335 vs. Black N Bluegrass 75 (@home)
September 21 – TCDG 148 vs. Demolition City 136 (@home)
December 7 – TCDG 159 vs. Des Moines 151 (away)
March 29 – TCDG 92 vs. St. Chux 208 (away)
April 12 – TCDG 162 vs. North Star 122 (away, Skate to Thrill tournament)
April 12 – TCDG 202 vs. Fargo 168 (away, Skate to Thrill tournament)
April 13 – TCDG 114 vs. Brewcity 184 (away, Skate to Thrill tournament)
April 26 – TCDG 163 vs. Chicago Outfit 152 (away)

Next up for green is another tournament the weekend of May 16-18: Spring Roll in Fort Wayne, IN.  TCDG will face Big Easy from New Orleans, tournament hosts Fort Wayne, and Connecticut. Following those will be one more road trip for the season, to play North West Arkansas on June 21.

Next up: March 9!

Photo by Geri Aultum.
Photo by Geri Aultum.

In case you missed our season opener, it was a hard fought bout all around. TCDG busted out of the gates with a strong lead, but the Prairieland Punishers pulled ahead in the second half to take the win:  190 to 165. Check out some of the great images from this bout here.

Next up: Catch the Twin City Derby Girls in action for our second bout this season, and another first-time matchup! This time, it’s the MidState Mayhem from Springfield, IL. This is definitely going to be the one to watch! Your Twin City Derby Girls will be in green, and the Mayhem will be in teal and red.

Tickets are $8 and on sale now. Kids under 8 get in FREE! Make sure you’ve got a seat. Purchase tickets in advance at the link below, or at the door until we’re sold out.

We will have TCDG merchandise, a bake sale with yummy snacks baked with love by our TCDG members, and we will have the ever popular Wheel Game. $1/wheel and you might just score some TCDG swag!

Doors open at 6:00, and the action starts at 7:00. We’ll see you on the track.

http://twincityderbygirls.ticketleap.com for tickets.

Season Opener February 16

Prairieland Punishers logoCatch the Twin City Derby Girls in action for our season opener against our friends from the West, the Prairieland Punishers, in a highly anticipated roller derby match up. This is the first time these two teams have met, and it’s sure to be an on the edge of your seat thriller!

Whether you’re cheering for green or blue, you won’t want to miss this one!

Tickets are $8 and on sale now. Kids under 8 get in FREE! Make sure you’ve got a seat. Purchase tickets in advance at the link below or at the door until we’re sold out.

We will have TCDG merchandise, a bake sale with yummy snacks baked with love by our TCDG members, and we will have the ever popular Wheel Game. $1/wheel and you might just score some TCDG swag!

Doors open at 6:00, and the action starts at 7:00. We’ll see you on the track.

http://twincityderbygirls.ticketleap.com.

TCDG Fundraiser

Get out your legwarmers, tease up your hair–party with the derby girls–be there or be square! TCDG is throwing an ’80’s Party!
The fun starts at 9 pm on June 1st at Memphis on Main, 55 E. Main Street in Champaign.
Your $5 cover benefits the league!
Upshot will be playing all of your favorite hits from the 80s. There will be prizes for the Best ’80’s Outfit, Best ’80’s Hairdo, and… a Dance Off!
So come with us to Memphis on Main–it will be a most triumphant time!
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