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Battle for the Boot 2013: June 15th


On June 15th, the Death Track Dolls and the Smoke City Betties meet at Battle for the Boot 2013 for the first time ever! Who will take home the coveted Boot? Tickets are on sale now online and in-stores. Get yours early and save!

DOORS @ 6:30PM
TJRD @ 6:45PM
GAME @ 7:30PM

Battle for the Boot 2013 will feature a special 30 minute exhibition bout from Toronto Junior Roller Derby!

DVAS spell victory, Betties head to the Boot

It was an action packed night at the Bunker Saturday night, as four teams met for two very close bouts. Lead changes! Suspense! Tension! Excitement, oh my!

The DVAS opened up the night with a game against the South Simcoe Rebel Rollers. It was the first DVAS bout of 2013, and the first bout ever for many of the DVAS skaters, who had only begun playing roller derby within the past year. The game was close, with neither team gaining much of a lead throughout the first half. Both teams were well rounded, with good jamming and solid blocking, making it difficult for anyone to pull away. The DVAS began to slowly pull ahead of South Simcoe, and grew their lead throughout the second half.

Final score: DVAS 200 – 142 South Simcoe

Next up, the Betties and the Gores faced off in their second trip to the semi finals together in two years. Last year, the Betties beat the Gores in the regular season, only to fall to them in the all-important semi final game. This year, the Gores would win the regular season game, but fall in the semi finals.

The Gores pulled ahead with a lead early in the first period, but a few jams with natural grand slams by the Betties brought them to the front. Not to be beat the Gores fought back, guaranteeing several lead changes during low scoring first half; many jams ending 0-0 as the teams tried to one-up each other. Building up momentum, the Betties ended the first half ahead of the Gores.

Final score: Smoke City Betties 128 – 98 Gore-Gore Rollergirls

Next up for ToRD: CN Power and the Bay Street Bruisers are headed down to theBleeding Heartland Rollergirls on June 8th for a double header against their travel teams.


We’re back in the Bunker on June 15th for Battle for the Boot 2013, our championships, featuring the Death Track Dolls and the Smoke City Betties. Tickets will be on sale soon, both in stores and online.

You can catch the DVAS next at this year’s The Fresh and the Furious tournament on July 13th, hosted by the GTA Rollergirls

UPDATE: Tune in to RogersTV cable 10/63 on Saturday Jun 1st at 6pm to relive the semi final bout!

2013 Semi Finals this Saturday

The Dolls are in their first Championship bout this year; who will be their challenger? Find out Saturday night when the Gore-Gore Rollergirls and the Smoke City Betties block, hit, and skate their way past each other to get that challenger spot in Battle for the Boot.


The night opens up with the first DVAS bout of 2013; they will be taking on the South Simcoe Rebel Rollers. Come preview the next generation of ToRD in what’s sure to be an exciting game. Tickets are available online and at all our usual outlets.

GAME 1 @ 6PM
GAME 2 (around) 8PM

Following the game, the Chicks Ahoy are throwing a fundraiser for the after party. Come down to CineCycle (129 Spadina Ave) after the game to join in the fun and win some meat? What? Yes, win some meat. For more details, hit up the event Facebook page.

Dolls headed to the Boot, Betties and Gores rematch in Semi Finals

dollsbettiesgoreschicks ahoy!

And there it is! For the first time ever, the Death Track Dolls have swept the regular season and will be making an appearance in Battle for the Boot – and boy did they earn it this year. Their competition will be decided Saturday May 25th when the Gore-Gore Rollergirls and the Smoke City Betties meet in the ToRD semi finals – tickets will be on sale soon. Also making their 2013 debut at the semi finals will be this season’s fine crop of D-VAS! They will be opening up the night with a bout against the South Simcoe Rebel Rollers.

Saturday night opened up with the Chicks Ahoy challenging the Gore-Gore Rollergirls. Both teams were missing key players who were away in Cincinnati playing with CN Power (keep reading for more details), and the Chicks were suffering injuries to their core jammer rotation. The Gores dominated the game from the start and amassed a pretty large lead early in the first half, which they would extend in the second, though the Chicks made them work for each point.

Final score: Gore-Gore Rollergirls 323 – 75 Chicks Ahoy

Following, the Death Track Dolls and Smoke City Betties hit the track. The opening half of the game was very tight, until the Dolls capitalized on Betties jammer penalty trouble to open up a lead. The game continued to be fast paced and hard hitting, each team trying to one up the other with strategy. In the end, the depth of skill the Dolls have shown this year shone true, and they took home the game to close out an impressive unbeaten season.

Final score: Death Track Dolls 265 – 63 Smoke City Betties

RogersTV was at the Bunker and filmed both bouts – tune in to RogersTV cable 10/63 on May 18th at 8pm for Gores vs. Chicks, and on May 19th at 8pm for Betties vs. Dolls.

Outside of Toronto, CN Power (#49) was busy taking on the #38 ranked Cincinnati Rollergirls in their home venue. Steadily working their way up the WFTDA rankings chart, CN Power is on the cusp of breaking into the Division 1 list, and their drive and determination showed in the tight and exciting game on Saturday night.

Final score: Cincinnati Rollergirls Black Sleep 217 – 188 CN Power.

Last Regular Season Bout!

This coming Saturday May 11th sees ToRD’s last regular season bout of 2013. The outcome of these two games determines who goes straight to the Battle for the Boot, and who will meet in the semi finals.


The Chicks Ahoy and the Gore Gore Rollergirls will open up the evening. Historically this has been an excellent match up; the Chicks and Gores have met at Battle for the Boot the last 3 years in a row. Following that game, the Death Track Dolls and the Smoke City Betties hit the track. Fresh from their 3rd place finish at Beast of the East, the Dolls are riding high on a string of victories this year.

Doors at 5pm, first game at 6pm, second game at 8pm. Follow the event on Facebook to learn more, and for your chance to win tickets. Hit up the Velvet Underground after the game for the official ToRD after party!

Saturday is also a big game for CN Power (Flat Track Stats #37), who are traveling to the US to take on the Cincinnati Rollergirls (Flat Track Stats #32). If you happen to be in that area, you can find out more about the game here.

Games 3 and 4 Results – Wowee!

It was an exciting Saturday night in the Bunker as fans packed in to watch the Chicks Ahoy vs the Smoke City Betties, and the Death Track Dolls vs the Gore Gore Rollergirls. It would also be a historic night, as both match ups had heavy one-sided win ratios for the Chicks and Gores in the past.

The Chicks and Betties were first on the track, and opened up with a tense first 10 minutes as the teams traded points back and forth, neither being able to open up a lead. However, capitalizing on a series of penalties for the Chicks, the Betties began to pull away for a lead that the Chicks would not be able to regain.

Final Score: 229 Smoke City Betties – 95 Chicks Ahoy.

With both teams coming into the game with strong victories in games 1 and 2, no one could predict what would happen in the Gores and Dolls bout. Even if they had, they likely still would have been surprised. The Dolls amassed a huge lead on the Gores right out of the gate; a lead which the Gores would fight to close, but were unable to surpass, despite an exceptionally strong and exciting showing in the second half.

Final Score: 233 Death Track Dolls – 153 Gore Gore Rollergirls

For a more detailed analysis of the game, hit up the Derby Nerd’s game recap, or watch the bout footage on Layer9.


If you missed the game, or want to relive the experience from a different angle and with commentary, our friends from Rogers TV were there and filmed the whole thing! The bouts will be airing on cable channels 10/63 next Saturday (April 20th). Tune in at 8pm to relive the Smoke City Betties vs. the Chicks Ahoy, and later at 10pm you can engross yourself with the Gore Gore Rollergirls vs. the Death Track Dolls. If you’ve never watched their derby broadcast before, it’s pretty damn pro, and you should definitely check it out (preview below).

We’re headed over to Montreal Roller Derby in two weeks to participate in Beast of the East – if you can’t travel with us, you should be able to watch it online via CanuckDerbyTV. On May 11th we’re back in the bunker to see the Gore Gore Rollergirls take on the Chicks Ahoy, while the Smoke City Betties and the Death Track Dolls will try to out-dominate each other on the track.

ToRD and the Bunker of Doom

It will be doom of a sort this coming Saturday as only one team will exit the Bunker with a 2 – 0 streak in the ToRD 2013 season. The Gores and Dolls, both winners of their first games this season, will meet up on the track to decide this fate. Who will keep bragging rights for the next four weeks?


But first, the Chicks Ahoy and Smoke City Betties will hit the track in what is sure to be a good game to watch, as both teams try to earn their first win of the season. Both bouts of the night are sure to be intense, and you won’t want to miss the action!

5pm Doors
6pm Chicks vs Betties
8pm Gores vs Dolls

Tickets are available online and at our usual outlets – as well as our new outlet Sonic Boom, located at 782 Bathurst St (tickets may also be available at the door). Merch, food and beverages will be available for purchase at the event.

Put on your team colours and bring out the family and friends for an action packed night!

UPDATE: The Feisty Jack food truck will be serving up delicious eats during the bouts. If you’re pumped and looking for more action afterwards, head on down to the Velvet Underground for the official after party!