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This weekend: QUAD CITY CHAOS!

That’s right, it’s finally here, the 2014 edition of Quad City Chaos!

March 22- 23 at The Bunker

Quad City Chaos 2014 is Toronto Roller Derby’s 5th annual WFTDA-sanctioned tournament featuring four WFTDA Division 1 teams: Toronto’s CN Power All-Stars, Ohio Roller Girls, Montreal New Skids on the Block, and Bleeding Heartland Flatliners.

  • ohio
  • montreal
  • bleeding heartland

8 bouts go Saturday and Sunday for this high-caliber roller derby event at The Bunker! Doors open at 9:00 am on Saturday, and 10:00 am on Sunday. Day passes will be sold at the door – $20 Saturday, $10 Sunday, and we are also selling special advance tickets to Saturday night’s epic doubleheader, featuring Ohio vs Bleeding Heartland, and Toronto vs Montreal. Advance tickets are available on Brown Paper Tickets, or at one of the following ticket outlets:

  • My Roll Life – 1714 Queen Street W
  • Purple Purl – 1162 Queen Street E
  • Rotate This – 801 Queen Street W
  • Soundscapes – 572 College Street
  • True North Climbing Inc. – 75 Carl Hall Rd, Unit 14

For the full schedule, including a full list of confirmed on-site vendors, hit up the Quad City Chaos page for all the details! See you on Saturday!

Coming up: QCC 2014!

QCC

March 22- 23 at The Bunker

Quad City Chaos 2014 is Toronto Roller Derby’s 5th annual WFTDA-sanctioned tournament featuring four WFTDA Division 1 teams: Toronto’s CN Power All-Stars, Ohio Roller Girls, Montreal New Skids on the Block, and Bleeding Heartland Flatliners.

  • ohio
  • montreal
  • bleeding heartland
Saturday night headlining double header:

5pm – Ohio (#22) vs Bleeding Heartland (#42)
7pm – Montreal (#17) vs Toronto (#29)
Beer sales!! Food trucks!! Get tickets to the headliner bouts on Brown Paper Tickets, or at one of the following ticket outlets:

  • My Roll Life – 1714 Queen Street W
  • Purple Purl – 1162 Queen Street E
  • Rotate This – 801 Queen Street W
  • Soundscapes – 572 College Street
  • True North Climbing Inc. – 75 Carl Hall Rd, Unit 14
A Weekend Full of Derby!

Want in on all the action? Choose either one or two days of action-packed days of derby! It’s $20 for 5 bouts on Saturday, including two headlining bouts, and $10 for three more bouts on Sunday. Day passes available at the door!

Schedule

Saturday March 22, 2014:
10am – Ohio vs Montreal Skids
12pm – CN Power vs Bleeding Heartland
2pm – Bay St Bruisers vs Ohio B-Team
4pm – *break* (aka when beer starts flowing)
5pm – Ohio vs Bleeding Heartland
7pm – CN Power vs Montreal Skids

Sunday March 23, 2014:
11am – Bay St Bruisers vs Montreal Sexpos
1pm – Montreal Skids vs Bleeding Heartland
3pm – CN Power vs Ohio

Immediately following the final bout on Sunday, we will be announcing MVPs for all 7 participating teams

8 announcers all weekend!

From ToRD: Mr Whistler, Bill Murray, Derby Nerd, Monichrome
From Montreal: Plastik Patrik, “Single Malt” Scott Mac Iver
From Ohio: Inspector Muffin
From Bleeding Heartland: Dick Smack

High Level Officiating Team

Of the 21 skating officials, 18 are certified by the WFTDA (two Level 4, six Level 3, ten Level 2). There will also be the largest collection of Certified NSOs ever assembled for a tournament in Canada.
Tournament Head Referee, WFTDA Level 4 – Matt S. Faction (Tri-City)
Tournament Head NSO, WFTDA Level 4 – Silken Tofu (Bleeding Heartland)
Crew Head Referee , WFTDA Level 4 – Code Adam (Chicago Outfit)
Crew Head Referee, WFTDA Level 4 – Jon Dilks (Philly)
Crew Head Referee, WFTDA Level 3 – David Feck’em (Burning River)

Vendors and Sponsors

This year’s vendors include:

  • Twelve Thirty Four Skate Co will have a booth, and all weekend long jammers will be lining up at the Twelve Thirty Four Skate Co Jammer Line
  • Jackson Skates – will be at there all weekend, and is providing MVP awards for the B Teams at QCC
  • Neon Skates
  • Rumbling Rage Derby Shop – skates, clothing, gear and more, also contributing to MVP awards
  • Team Canada – gearing up for the 2014 Women’s Roller Derby World Cup in Dallas in December (note that nearly half of the 2014 roster will be competing at this year’s QCC)
  • Rollerskatin.ca – “Canada’s Rollerskate Store!”
  • Jack In The Socks – colourful and exciting socks for all occasions (Saturday only)
  • The Sauce Shack – specialty hot sauces ranging from mild to painful (Saturday only)
  • Monster Muffin – uniforms and derby attire (Saturday only)
  • Sugar Rush Baked Goods – Home-made baked treats & sweets made from scratch using ethically-sourced, organic and high quality ingredients. (Saturday night only)
  • Inspiration Vintage – fun, flirty panties, crinolines, and other handmade retro-inspired pieces (Sunday only)

In addition to our on-site vendors, 2014 Quad City Chaos sponsors include:

  • Radar Wheels, who is providing MVP awards for this year’s tournament
  • ToRD league sponsor, co-operative sex shop Come As You Are, is providing fun things for gift bags for our visiting tournament participants
  • Sugarbomb – custom derby apparel, uniforms, armbands, accessories and more. Skaters will be visiting the Sugarbomb Penalty Box this weekend at QCC!
  • Wicked Skatewear
  • Nerd Roller Skates

Want to be a QCC vendor or sponsor? Email qccvendors@gmail.com or sponsorship@torontorollerderby.com.

ToRD Releases 2014 Schedule, Tickets On Sale Now!

Toronto Roller Derby is pleased to announce their 2014 winter and spring home season schedule:

JAN 25 – Season opener! Chicks Ahoy! vs. Gore-Gore Rollergirls & TJRD
MAR 1 – Smoke City Betties vs. Chicks Ahoy! & Gore-Gore Rollergirls vs. Death Track Dolls
APR 5 – Death Track Dolls vs. Smoke City Betties
MAY 24 – Chicks Ahoy vs. Death Track Dolls
JUN 7 – Gore-Gore Rollergirls vs. Smoke City Betties

Much exciting! So sports! Want see!

Note: Single headers are subject to change into double headers at a moment’s notice (yay more derby!).

CN Power, Bay St Bruisers, and DVAS games will be announced shortly into the new year. Semi-finals and Battle for the Boot are anticipated to take place in the fall, and will be announced soon.

Tickets are on sale now through Brown Paper Tickets at special holiday pricing! In addition to individual games, Quad Flex Pass and Season Pass options are back for 2014. Passes can be purchased by clicking here.

Quad Flex Pass: The Quad Flex Pass provides 4 entries into any regularly priced game held at the Bunker, including Battle for the Boot. Use the entries however you like – 4 x 1 entry, 2 x 2 entries, 3 then 1 entry. Price is $44 (plus service charge). Available until January 7th, or while quantities last.

Season Pass: Includes all ToRD home team games, including semis and champs, plus one bonus game which can be used for a friend or for a game not listed on the card and hosted at the Bunker. Pass holders will get a discounted door entry for games hosted by ToRD at the Bunker that are not listed on the pass (exceptions may apply). Available until Jaunary 7th at the holiday sale price of $60 plus service fee – regular price is $68 plus fees.

ToRD Releases 2014 Travel Team Rosters

Each year, ToRD holds tryouts from within it’s membership to determine the rosters for our two travel teams, the Bay Street Bruisers (B-team) and our A-team, CN Power. The travel rosters for 2014 are:

CN POWER
Ames to Kill
Bala Reina
Betty Bomber
Bruiseberry Pie
Candy Crossbones
Dusty
Dyna Hurtcha
Jubilee
Kookie Doe
Lady Gag-Ya
Mega Bouche
Mia Culprit
Motorhead Molly
Nasher the Smasher
Panty Hoser
Rainbow Fight
Renny Rumble
Santa Muerte
Scarcasm
Tara Part
BAY STREET BRUISERS
Android W.K.
Aston Martini
BelleFast
Biggley Smallz
Chevy Chase-Her
Chronic
Getcha Kicks
Honey Boom Boom
Joss Wheelin
Junkie Jenny
Kandy Barr
Lexi Con
LowblowPalooza
Machu Beatchu
Misery Mae
Robber Blind
SewWhat?
Sneaky Dee
titmouse
Tushy Galore

CN Power and the Bay Street Bruisers are in their off season right now, but will return to your local flat track in early 2014. Stay tuned for schedule announcements!

ToRD Closes Out 2013

Toronto Roller Derby held its last bouts of 2013 this past Saturday at the Bunker. Fans filled the venue to watch the finale of this year’s roller derby action.

The Bay Street Bruisers opened up the night against the Misfit Militia of Alliston, ON. Both teams came out strong, but early jammer penalty trouble allowed the Militia to pull substantially ahead, and maintain that differential throughout the rest of the game.

Final score: Misfit Militia 226 – 132 Bay Street Bruisers

Following their strong showing in the WFTDA Playoffs, #32 ranked CN Power hit the track against #52 Grand Raggidy Roller Girls. The first ten minutes of the game were tense, with neither team able to score many points or gain the advantage of the other. Then CN Power broke free, unleashing the strong defense and unstoppable offensive plays that served them so well at Playoffs, to overwhelm the Grand Raggidy skaters.

Final score: CN Power 200 – 54 Grand Raggidy.

Rogers TV was there filming the action, so if you missed the game or want to relive the action, keep an eye out for broadcast announcements.

UPDATE: Rogers TV broadcast details:
Sat, Oct 26 @ 2:00pm
Misfit Militia vs. Bay Street Bruisers (taped Oct 19/13)
Sat, Oct 26 @ 3:30pm
Grand Raggidy Roller Girls vs. CN Power (taped Oct 19/13)

Can’t wait for next year? ToRD will be releasing their 2014 season schedule soon, with tickets on sale before the holidays at a special discounted advance price!

Oct 19th: Last ToRD Game of the Year

On Saturday October 19th at 5pm, the doors will open on the last Toronto Roller Derby bout of 2013. The night will showcase our A and B travel teams, who have been working hard all year to improve and bring glory to our city.

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CN Power is recently returned from their trip to the Salem WFTDA Playoffs, where they entered as the 10th seed team, and finished in 6th, defeating teams like the Boston Massacre along the way. This is their first home bout in many months; come on out and cheer along your international roller derby representatives!

5PM Doors
6PM Bay Street Bruisers vs. Misfit Militia
8PM CN Power vs. Grand Raggidy Roller Girls All Stars

Food and beverages will be available for purchase at the event, as well as Toronto Roller Derby merchandise.

UPDATE: After party at the Velvet Underground, 510 Queen St W! There will be a bus leaving Downsview direct to the after party location departing approximately 30 minutes after the last game. Come celebrate CN Power’s excellent performance at Playoffs!

9 – 18 years old and interested in roller derby? Toronto Junior Roller Derby will have a booth set up the event, where you can discuss and learn more about the sport with some of the youth that play.

Travel Team Updates

Travel team season is in full swing, and our three teams are busy racking up the points!

Last weekend, CN Power and the Bay Street Bruisers traveled to Milwaukee to take on the Brewcity Bruisers. Two hard fought bouts later, both teams would emerge victorious! This was CN Power’s last bout before heading to the D1 Playoffs in Salem, and they showed their strength in a 301 – 98 victory over the Brewcity All Stars. The Bruisers would cruise to a 213 – 105 victory over the Brewcity Battlestars.

Yesterday, Montreal Roller Derby drove up for a visit with their rookie skaters the Smash Squad, and Les Sexpos, their B-team. In the first half, the Smash Squad capitalized on a series of DVAS jammer penalties to gain a significant lead over the DVAS. Not to be outdone, after halftime the DVAS rallied and closed their almost 100-point deficit to within mere points, with an exciting 2-minute last jam that would see the DVAS lose by just two points.

Final Score: Smash Squad 188 – 186 DVAS

With both teams attempting to uphold the glory of their leagues, the Bruisers and the Sexpos packs were furious on the track. The Sexpos opened up an early lead, taking advantage of penalties to get ahead at the start. Regrouping after a time out, the Bruisers pushed back to close the gap and start growing a lead. Points would trade back and forth for the remainder of the game, with the Bruisers slowly growing their point advantage.

Final Score: Bruisers 162 – 101 Sexpos

CN Power is now turning all their efforts to prepping for the the WFTDA D1 playoffs in Salem, OR. You can help them get there. Be sure to turn in to WFTDA.tv the weekend of September 28th to watch them play.