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June 6: The 2015 Battle for the Boot!

Toronto Roller Derby 2015 Battle for the Boot

On Saturday June 6, the 2015 Toronto Roller Derby home team season concludes with the 9th annual Battle for the Boot at the Bunker at Downsview Park, between the first-place Gore-Gore Rollergirls and the Smoke City Betties, after their victory in the Semifinal on May 23. Game 1 that evening will be an exciting exhibition match featuring some of ToRD’s top talent, members of both our WFTDA charter team CN Power and our B team, the Bay Street Bruisers.

Game 1 – Bay Street Power!

CN Power has been largely playing on the road in 2015, and hasn’t played at home since Quad City Chaos in March. This will be possibly your last chance to see some of our All-Stars in action at home, before the WFTDA International Playoffs later this year. The Bay Street Bruisers meanwhile have been playing periodically at home, and of course their members are drawn from our other teams, but this is a great opportunity to see how they stack up. We’ll be mashing these two teams together for an exciting competition to get the ball rolling on June 6.

The Battle for the Boot – The Betties

Then in game 2, the 2015 Battle for the Boot playoffs conclude with the Championship game. The Smoke City Betties have been on a roll, first taking the Quarterfinal against the Chicks Ahoy! on May 2, and now upsetting the second-place Death Track Dolls 200-123 on May 23 to secure their spot in the Battle for the Boot. The Betties roster has largely remained intact this season, and put on an impressive performance in the Semifinal, but do they have what it takes to finally go all the way on June 6? This will be the third all-time appearance for the Betties in the Battle for the Boot final, and their first since 2013. Their other appearance in the Battle for the Boot was against this year’s opponent, the Gore-Gore Rollergirls, in 2009.

The Battle for the Boot – The Gores

Waiting patiently this whole time has been the regular season’s first-place finishers, the Gore-Gore Rollergirls, who by virtue of that finish earned a bye directly to the finals, bypassing the rest of the playoffs. While the Gores swept the regular season, 2 of those games, including a 7-point win over the Betties, went down to the final jam. The Gores roster has been just as consistent as Betties’, and with both teams at the top of their games right now, expect this one to be one for the record books. Will the Betties take their first Boot? Or will the Gores take sole possession of the all-time most titles by winning their 4th (and first since 2010)? There’s one way to find out, and that’s to be there on June 6!


The doors to the Bunker open to the public on June 6 at 4pm, with the CN Power / Bay Street Bruisers mashup at 5, and then the Battle for the Boot goes at 7pm. Advance tickets are available now, including discounts on groups of 4 and 10! Get yours today!

2015 Boot Quarterfinal brings date change, venue change

Toronto Roller Derby 2015 Remaining Schedule Quarterfinal

Toronto Roller Derby is coming downtown for the 2015 Battle for the Boot Quarterfinal, now scheduled for May 2 at Ted Reeve Arena! Here’s what you need to know:

What’s the date?

While the Quarterfinal was originally set for May 9, a scheduling conflict has led us to change not only the date but also the location. Ticket holders and Season Pass holders will see the old date on their tickets, but there is no Toronto Roller Derby event on May 9, and tickets and passes will be honoured instead on Saturday May 2.

Where is Ted Reeve Arena?

Ted Reeve Arena is located at 175 Main Street at Gerrard – just south of the Main Street subway station on the Line 2 Bloor-Danforth line. There is ample, free parking on the premises. Ted Reeve Arena is a year-round sports complex, complete with permanent tiered seating and snack bar, where our skaters and fans will be easily accommodated. As usual, you can sit up in the stands or sit trackside – bring a blanket or folding chair if you prefer the latter! Toronto Roller Derby has held Clam Slam at Ted Reeve the past two years, and will be doing so again on June 25 for this year’s edition.

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Who’s playing on May 2?

This event marks the first time since 2009 that Toronto Roller Derby is hosting a home team event in a hockey arena – we’re going back to our roots for this one! And what better way to do that than to bring you the first event of the 2015 Battle for the Boot Playoffs. The Quarterfinal is a new addition to our playoff structure this year, and pits the regular season 3rd and 4th-place teams – the Smoke City Betties and Chicks Ahoy!, respectively – going head-to-head, with the winner advancing to the Semifinal on May 23, where they will take on the the 2nd-place Death Track Dolls.

The second game of the night will feature ToRD’s B team the Bay Street Bruisers hosting Plan B from Tri-City Roller Derby. Thus far in 2015, the Bruisers have a perfect 4-0 record, and are looking to continue that run against a tough opponent from Tri-City.

4pm: Doors open

5pm: Smoke City Betties vs Chicks Ahoy! 2015 Boot Quarterfinal

7pm: Bay Street Bruisers vs Tri-City Plan B


Advance tickets are available at the following ticket outlets for $12:

  • Purple Purl – 1162 Queen Street E
  • Rotate This – 801 Queen Street W
  • Soundscapes – 572 College Street
  • True North Climbing  – 75 Carl Hall Rd, Unit 14

Online advance tickets are available here, also $12 (with discounts on 4-packs and 10-packs).

Tickets will also be available at the door for $18 – so get yours in advance and save!
Stay tuned for more details about this exciting event as they become available!

Quad City Chaos 2015 a smashing success

This past weekend Toronto Roller Derby hosted the 6th edition of Quad City Chaos, and it was the biggest and most successful and entertaining one yet!

  • The biggest, as for the first time we held 9 games over the weekend – 6 WFTDA-sanctioned games, and 3 regulation B-team games
  • The most successful – some of the closest games ever at this tournament, with the biggest sanctioned-game point spread only 55 points (CN Power vs Boston Massacre)
  • The most entertaining, with multiple lead changes in almost every game, and incredible hits! Such as this one captured by George Pelekis and posted on his TOderby flickr page, of CN Power’s Lady Gag-Ya taking out Steel Hurtin’s Snot Rocket Science, who through sheer force of will manages to stay in bounds and keep going:

The results

Sanctioned Games
As mentioned, this weekend’s 6 WFTDA-sanctioned games had some of the tightest scores we’ve ever seen at Quad City Chaos, with multiple games being decided only in the dying minutes. With all 4 teams currently ranked in the top 40 of the WFTDA (and Rideau Valley clearly showing that their #39 slot is only temporary and that they do indeed belong in Division 1), every game was an unpredictable battle. This weekend was noteworthy also as the first time since 2012 (and only the second QCC ever) that CN Power went undefeated at 3-0 in their own tournament. The scores:

Game 1: #39 Rideau Valley Vixens 165142 #29 Steel Hurtin’
Game 2: #28 Toronto CN Power 229174 #25 Boston Massacre
Game 4: #25 Boston Massacre 169127 #29 Steel Hurtin’
Game 5: #28 Toronto CN Power 186154 #39 Rideau Valley Vixens
Game 7: #25 Boston Massacre 182159 #39 Rideau Valley Vixens
Game 6: #28 Toronto CN Power 235191 #29 Steel Hurtin’

B-team Regulation Games
In B-team action, the Bay Street Bruisers continued their undefeated run at Quad City Chaos, although that streak was in serious jeopardy in their second game against the Boston B-party, who led for the majority of the game, with the Bruisers pulling off the come-from-behind victory on the final jam. The scores:

Game 3: Toronto Bay Street Bruisers 253144 Rideau Valley Sirens
Game 6: Toronto Bay Street Bruisers 184180 Boston B-Party
Game 8: Toronto Bay Street Bruisers 31969 Steel Beamers


There were so many options for MVPs for this year’s Quad City Chaos. There were 4 awarded – a blocker and a jammer from the A-team games, and a blocker and a jammer from the B-team games.

A-team MVPs
A-team MVP Jammer: Soul Rekker, Rideau Valley Vixens
A-team MVP Blocker: Nic Rollfiliac, Steel Hurtin’
Soul Rekker MvpNic Rollfiliac Mvp

A-team MVPs received Juice Wheels courtesy of Rumbling Rage Derby Shop, a belt buckle courtesy of Twelve ThirtyFour Skate Co., and samples from sponsors Come As You Are, Honibe and Zax Bruise Cream.

B-team MVPs
B-team MVP Jammer: Devochka, Bay Street Bruisers
B-team MVP Blocker: MC SlamHer, Boston B Party
Devochka MvpMC SlamHer Mvp

B-team MVPs received gift certificates courtesy of Wicked Skatewear, a belt buckle courtesy of Twelve ThirtyFour Skate Co., a roll of KT Tape, mouthguards courtesy of SISU Mouthguards and samples from sponsors Come As You Are, Honibe and Zax Bruise Cream. Congratulations to all 4 tournament MVPs!


Full recaps of the entire weekend at Quad City Chaos are available at The Derby Nerd (Toronto Teams Go 6-0 at a Thrilling 2015 Quad City Chaos) and also on Derby Central (Quad City Chaos Tournament, Toronto, ON), the latter contribution by Death Track Doll Pr’Editor.

The good folks at CityNews provided this recap during the Sports section of their newscast on March 23:

Archived Game Broadcasts

The entire weekend was broadcast on Layer9.ca, with Games 4,5 and 9 simulcast on WFTDA.tv. All 9 games are being archived in HD on Layer9 here, and Game 9 concludes with the awarding of the MVPs.

Next: Quad City Chaos at the Bunker, March 21-22

Toronto Roller Derby 2015 Quad City Chaos

March 21 – 22 at The Bunker

Quad City Chaos is Toronto Roller Derby’s annual (our 6th!) two day tournament featuring four WFTDA top-40 leagues: Boston Derby Dames, Rideau Valley Roller Girls, Steel City Roller Derby and of course, Toronto.

  • Boston
  • RVRG
  • Steel
  • Toronto
A Weekend Full of Derby!

This year Quad City Chaos expands, with now nine games over the weekend: 6 full WFTDA-sanctioned games over the two days, plus three B-team bouts! Stay up to date by RSVP’ing to the Facebook Event listing for QCC!


10am Game 1 – Rideau Valley Vixens v Steel Hurtin’
12pm Game 2 – CN Power v Boston Massacre
2pm Game 3 – Bay Street Bruisers v Rideau Valley Sirens (B game)
5pm Game 4 – Steel Hurtin’ v Boston Massacre
7pm Game 5 – CN Power v Rideau Valley Vixens

11am Game 6 – Bay Street Bruisers v Boston B Party (B game)
1pm Game 7 – Boston Massacre v Rideau Valley Vixens
3pm Game 8 – Bay Street Bruisers v Steel Beamers (B game)
5pm Game 9 – CN Power v Steel Hurtin’
7pm MVP ceremony

Immediately following the final bout on Sunday, we will be announcing tournament MVPs. You can purchase advance tickets online here for the following options:

  • Weekend passes (includes the doubleheader)
  • Weekend VIP passes (includes the doubleheader)
  • Single tickets for the Saturday night headline doubleheader only (also available in 4-packs and 10-packs)
Saturday night headlining double header:

5pm – Steel City Steel Hurtin’ (#29) vs Boston Massacre (#25)
7pm – Toronto CN Power (#28) vs Rideau Valley Vixens (#39)
Tickets for the headlining doubleheader are currently on sale at our ticket outlets, and also online, as are other ticket options: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1336635

Note: online advance ticket sales close at 5am, Saturday March 21.

2015 Quad City Chaos Announcers

We always have a great crew of announcers all weekend long at Quad City Chaos, both in-house and on the stream, and this year’s is no exception!
Toronto: Bill Murray, Derby Nerd, Monichrome, Mr Whistler
Steel City: Hawkeye
Rideau Valley: Tipsy McStaggers
Special Guests! Captain Lou El Bammo (Royal City Roller Girls), Lightning Slim (Tri-City Roller Derby), Victor Won (Border City Brawlers), Bob Noxious (Brewcity Bruisers)
Our announcers will be live both in house and on our boutcast on Layer9.ca, plus, the Saturday night headlining doubleheader AND the final game on Sunday will be carried live on WFTDA.tv!

High Level Officiating Team

Quad City Chaos offers great exposure and experience for high level skating and non-skating officials every year, typically featuring some of the highest-certified WFTDA officials in North America. We’re excited to announce that for the 2015 edition, the Tournament Head Referee is Jean-Philippe Amann of Montreal Roller Derby (WFTDA-certified Level 4), and the Tournament Head NSO is Wishbone Breaker of Lansing Derby Vixens (WFTDA-certified Level 3).

Crew Head Referees for 2015:
Jon Dilks, WFTDA Level 4, Philly Roller Derby
Patricide, WFTDA Level 4, Montreal Roller Derby
Deuce Willis, WFTDA Level 4, Hammer City Roller Girls

Crew Head NSOs for 2915:
Funnypack, WFTDA Level 2, Montreal Roller Derby
90 Degrees Johnson, WFTDA Level 4, ROC City Roller Derby
Travis Sickle. WFTDA Level 3, Burning River Roller Derby

Vendors and Sponsors

Food Vendors:

Cardinal Rule, offering vegetarian, meat and gluten-free options. (Saturday and Sunday, roughly noon onwards)

Caplansky’s food truck Thunderin’ Thelma! (Saturday night only)

This year’s vendors include
Both days:
Twelve Thirty Four Skate Co., Monster Muffin, Rumbling Rage Derby Shop, Toronto Junior Roller Derby, Brassiere Boutique, Happy Peddler, Rockin’ Ramzi’s Rockabilly and Pin-Up Emporium, Gentle Force Chain Maille Jewelry, South Hill Designs, and Younique.
Saturday night only:
JDzigner, Chic Made Consciously, and The Sauce Shack.
Sunday only:
USANA & Badass Button

This year’s sponsors include:
Foundation Physiotherapy
Honibe – Island Abbey Foods
KT Tape
Nerd Roller Skates
Roller Derby Athletics
Rumbling Rage Derby Shop including donation of Juice Wheels for MVP prizes
SISU Mouthguards including donation of mouthguards for MVP prizes
Twelve Thirty Four Skate Co.
Urbane Cyclist
Wicked Skatewear including donation towards MVP prizes

D-VAS and Bruisers host Orangeville and Royal City February 7

Toronto Roller Derby Event 3

On Saturday February 7, Toronto Roller Derby hosts our first travel team doubleheader of the 2015 season. In the opener, The D-VAS host The Orangeville Fox Force Five, and then in game 2, our B Team The Bay Street Bruisers host the Royal City Brute-Leggers from Guelph, who are celebrating their new status as a full member of the WFTDA. As usual, doors at The Bunker will open at 4pm.

Follow the facebook event page for this doubleheader for up-to-the-minute updates on our food vendor(s) and afterparty details for the night.

Get your tickets online HERE or at one of the following ticket outlets:

  • Purple Purl – 1162 Queen Street E
  • Rotate This – 801 Queen Street W
  • Soundscapes – 572 College Street
  • True North Climbing – 75 Carl Hall Rd, Unit 14

As usual, advance tickets are $12, and they are $18 at the door. Coming with a group? Use our online ticket options for group discounts! Bring your friends!

2015 Travel Team Rosters Announced

On Saturday, November 8, we held our annual tryouts for CN Power (our WFTDA A team) and the Bay Street Bruisers (our B team). Toronto Roller Derby is now pleased and excited to announce the rosters for our travel teams for the 2015 season!

cn power
CN Power

Ames to Kill
Android W.K.
Biggley Smallz
Just Jes
Kookie Doe
Lady Gag-Ya
Machu Beatchu
Mad Megz
Mega Bouche
Mia Culprit
Misery Mae
Nasher the Smasher
Panty Hoser
Renny Rumble
Santa Muerte
Smoka Cola
Tara Part

Bay Street Bruisers

Beaver Mansbridge
Getcha Kicks
Honey Boom Boom
Joss Wheelin
Lucid Lou
Monster Muffin
Moose Knuckles
Robber Blind
Sleeper Hold
Tushy Galore

Stay tuned for details on our 2015 schedule, including the 2015 edition of Quad City Chaos, where you can see both of these amazing teams in action!

ToRD is back in action in September!


After a long summer off of training and fun times, Toronto Roller Derby is back in action this month with two doubleheaders! On Saturday September 13, the DVAS are hosting the Dollinquents of Capital City Derby Dolls, of Ottawa at 5pm. Then at 7pm, our Bay Street Bruisers play their first home game in months, hosting the Muddy River Rollers, from Moncton, NB. We’ve been missing our fans all summer, and can’t wait to see you all trackside on the 13th!

Our official afterparty will be held at The Magpie Taproom, 831 Dundas St West, just 2 blocks west of Bathurst.

Admission at the door at The Bunker will be $18.00, but $12.00 Advance Tickets are now available online on Brown Paper Tickets, and old-fashioned paper tickets (also $12.00) are available at the following outlets:

Purple Purl  – 1162 Queen Street E
Rotate This  – 801 Queen Street W
Sonic Boom – 782 Bathurst St
Soundscapes  – 572 College Street
True North Climbing Inc.  – 75 Carl Hall Rd, Unit 14

Keep your calendar open on Saturday September 27th for another ToRD doubleheader, including a DVAS bout, and the 2014 Battle For The Boot Semi-FInal!