I’m still working to get caught up after 3 days in the Wild West, but here’s a taste of what I’ve missed over the past week. As always, if we missed something please add it in the comments below or contact us with your stories.
- ECDX (or ECE) 2011 Sanctioned Bout Lotto tells you who gets to play games that count! How did I miss this last week? Congratulations to the lucky leagues!
- Hurt Reynolds joins the no-minors rebellion. Welcome to the club- now we just need to get those zebras on board. (You’ll need to log in to Facebook to see his writing.)
- Our Bout was Rained Out, the birth of Sorby. While we’re getting rid of minors, let’s get rid of skates! An awesome photo documentary of sock derby by LeVar Hurtin’.
the the track was really wet and the officials deemed it too dangerous to skate on after about 20 minutes of slipping and sliding in the first bout. Since derby girls have no quit in ‘em, they decided to give the fans something to talk about and play a couple games of Sock Derby, or as it will henceforth be called….”Sorby”.
- Salt City leaves WFTDA. WFTDA actually makes a public statement!
- WFTDA is hiring! Not on the list of available jobs: public relations & member transparency facilitator.
- It’s elementary: Stateline Roller Derby teaches gradeschoolers to skate. Don’t we all wish we had this class as kids? My favorite sports in PE were badminton and “hide-and-go-smoke-behind-the-bleachers.”
- San Francisco Chronicle opens its roller skating photo archives from the 30’s-60’s. Vote to get those photos back into circulation! Looks like some cool stuff!
- NOtown Roller Derby fundraiser for special needs kids. Pretty sure I’ve solicited donations on Fresno streets before… but in that case I was the special needs kid. Cool exposure for a great cause- nice work ladies!
- Wild West Showdown write-ups by Tom George. Tom (aka Elwood Bruise) has been hard at work since the tournament doing write-ups of what you may have missed at WWSD 2011.
- Randomness: 11 Ways Quidditch and Roller Derby are kinda similar. Actually, their title is probably more fitting. Replace the word “quidditch” with “roller derby” and really ponder the resemblence of quidditch, flat track derby, and Calvin Ball.
“Three-ring circus” doesn’t even begin to describe that level of complexity. It’s more like “trying to be the statistician at a gangbang.”
There are too many photos flowing out of last week’s tournaments. I recommend you click through to our photog page and then browse each contributor’s collections- great stuff!
These hit me via the contact form so I might as well throw ‘em back to you all.
are there bouts i can come and support and introduce my husband to the sport? we live in SoBe.
(rec’d Mar 5, 2011)
I’m not sure what SoBe is- South Beach in Florida?
Regardless, there’s roller derby all over the world- you just need to locate your local league! A tool that might help is http://www.derbyearth.com/ where you can see a map of all leagues. Lots of derby leagues in Florida!
Oh wise readers- can you tell Amy where to find derby (and me where to find SoBe… besides 7-11)?