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Win a pair of Moxi skates and help CN Power get to playoffs!

Toronto Roller Derby 2015 CN Power Omaha Playoffs Moxi Skates

Our Toronto Roller Derby All-Stars – CN Power have made it to the 2015 International WFTDA Division 1 Playoffs in Omaha, Nebraska! But now they need your help!

They’ve put in a lot of blood, sweat and tears to make it this far and after traveling and playing 12 bouts this season they’re happy to say All their hard work has paid off and they’ve made it to the coveted Division 1 Playoffs in Omaha, Nebraska from October 2 – 4 – the top tier of flat-track derby worldwide. CN Power is currently ranked #32 overall in the WFTDA, and enters the tournament as the #8 seed. Now, in order to get there, they need your support – and CN Power is offering you an AMAZING chance to win a pair of MOXI ROLLERSKATES donated by Rumbling Rage Derby Shop.

For just $20 (+$1.97 service fee–that’s TicketBud, not us!), you not only help them get to Omaha, but you also get a chance (for every $20 you donate) to win a pair of Moxi Roller Skates in the colour and size of your choice!

CN Power will be doing a video of the draw and announcing the winner Sunday, October 4th from the Omaha Playoffs! You’re probably already following them on facebook, twitter and Instagram, and that’s where you’ll catch that announcement.

To enter, please go to this link on TicketBud! Want to help even more (and increase your odds at winning the draw for the Moxi skates)? Purchase additional entries!

CN Power also is running an IndieGoGo campaign with amazing perks that you won’t get anywhere else – check that out here! Our All-Stars thank everyone for their support, and those perks are some of the incredible ways they can show you how much they appreciate it – every little bit helps!

For more information about CN Power’s Playoff in Omaha, including how you can watch them in their 3rd straight trip to Division 1 Playoffs, check out this post.

CN Power Back At WFTDA D1 Playoffs

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Quad City Chaos 2015 CN Power

The CN Power pose, at Quad City Chaos 2015. Photo by Neil Gunner

CN Power, Toronto Roller Derby’s All-Stars, return to WFTDA Division 1 Playoffs this October for the 3rd straight year! They’ve been tearing up the track all year, both at home and on the road, and go into Playoffs ranked 32nd in the world by the WFTDA, a fantastic achievement! (go here to see all the scores from 2015) But it’s not over yet – now they have a big trip ahead of them, as they head to Omaha, Nebraska to take on more of the WFTDA’s best. Those of us staying home in Toronto will be watching all the action on wftda.tv, and doing our own CN Power poses, as we cheer on the best that Toronto has to offer as they take on the world! Read on to learn more about Omaha and the 2015 International WFTDA Playoffs from the WFTDA:

The Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA) announced on July 15 that Toronto Roller Derby’s CN Power qualified for the 2015 International WFTDA Division 1 Playoffs in Omaha, Nebraska, Oct. 2-4 as the #8 seed, and ranked #32 overall. The tournament seeding reflects the June 30 WFTDA rankings, which were based on sanctioned games played through that date.

Marking its 10th year of pushing the sport’s athleticism and competition to new heights, the International WFTDA Playoffs and Championships bring together the most talented, highly trained skaters and teams from WFTDA member leagues. Whether participating on the track, cheering in the stands or watching online, WFTDA tournaments provide everyone who loves roller derby an opportunity to witness the most anticipated match-ups of the year.

The following teams will be joining Toronto in Omaha on Oct. 2-4 to compete for a spot at the WFTDA Championships in November. The top three teams from each of the four international D1 Playoffs will advance to Championships to compete for the sport’s highest honor: the Hydra trophy and the title of WFTDA Champions.

1. Gotham Girls Roller Derby, New York, New York, USA
2. Angel City Derby Girls, Los Angeles, California, USA
3. Minnesota RollerGirls, Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA
4. Montreal Roller Derby, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
5. Windy City Rollers, Chicago, Illinois, USA
6. Boston Derby Dames, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
7. Helsinki Roller Derby, Helsinki, Finland
8. Toronto Roller Derby, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
9. Queen City Roller Girls, Buffalo, New York, USA
10. No Coast Derby Girls, Lincoln, Nebraska, USA

The International WFTDA Playoffs and Championships offer seven full weekends of full-contact competition. Catch a preview of tournament action and see archives of past footage at youtube.com/thewftda. Clips for use in broadcast are available by request.

Learn how to join the action in Omaha; at the Championships in Saint Paul, Minnesota, Nov. 6-8; or at any of the WFTDA postseason events at wftda.com/tournaments. Those who can’t make the trip can still cheer on CN Power from home, via the WFTDA’s broadcast channel, WFTDA.tv!

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:
Toronto Roller Derby Public Relations – pr@torontorollerderby.com
Kali Schumitz, WFTDA Public Relations – press@wftda.com
Jenna Cloughley, WFTDA Marketing and Communications Manager – jenna@wftda.com

The WFTDA has also released the tournament brackets. Here’s the bracket for Omaha, so you can follow CN Power’s progress in October!

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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!

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

MVPs

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’
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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
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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!

Recaps

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!

Schedule

SATURDAY
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)
*break*
5pm Game 4 – Steel Hurtin’ v Boston Massacre
7pm Game 5 – CN Power v Rideau Valley Vixens

SUNDAY
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
Sugarbomb
Twelve Thirty Four Skate Co.
Urbane Cyclist
Wicked Skatewear including donation towards MVP prizes

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!

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CN Power

Ames to Kill
Android W.K.
Bala-Reina
BelleFast
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
Scarcasm
Smoka Cola
Tara Part

bruisers
Bay Street Bruisers

Beaver Mansbridge
Chronic
Devochka
Emraged
Getcha Kicks
Hannibelle
Honey Boom Boom
Joss Wheelin
Lowblowpalooza
Lucid Lou
Monster Muffin
Moose Knuckles
Murdercat!
Robber Blind
SewWhat?
Sleeper Hold
titmouse
Tushy Galore
WolveRina

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!

CN Power is going to WFTDA Division 1 Playoffs!

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CN Power, Toronto Roller Derby’s All-Stars, are heading back to WFTDA Division 1 Playoffs for the 2nd consecutive year! They’ve been tearing up the track all year, both at home and on the road, and go into Playoffs ranked 23rd in the world by the WFTDA, a fantastic achievement! (go here to see all the scores from 2014) But it’s not over yet – now they have a big trip ahead of them, as they head to Evansville to take on more of the WFTDA’s best, looking to improve on last year’s performance, when they finished 6th in the Division 1 tournament in Salem, Oregon. Those of us staying home in Toronto will be watching all the action on wftda.tv, and doing our own CN Power poses, as we cheer on the best that Toronto has to offer as they take on the world! Read on to learn more about Evansville and WFTDA Playoffs from the WFTDA:

 

The Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA) announced in July that Toronto Roller Derby’s CN Power has qualified for the 2014 WFTDA Division 1 Playoffs in Evansville, Indiana, Sept. 19-21 as the 6th seed, their highest tournament seeding yet. The tournament seeding reflects the June 30 WFTDA rankings, which were based on sanctioned games played through that date.

The international WFTDA Playoffs and Championships tournament series brings together the most talented, highly trained and committed skaters and officials from WFTDA member leagues to display the “Real, Strong, Athletic and Revolutionary” game play that pushes the limits of the sport worldwide. Whether participating on the track, cheering in the stands or watching online, the WFTDA tournaments provide everyone who loves roller derby an opportunity to witness the most anticipated match-ups of the year.

The following teams will be joining Toronto in Evansville Sept. 19-21 to compete for a shot at advancing to the WFTDA Championships in November. The top three teams from each of the four international D1 Playoffs will attend Championships to compete for the sport’s highest honour: the Hydra trophy and the title of WFTDA Champions.

  1. London Rollergirls, London, England, UK
  2. Texas Rollergirls, Austin, TX, USA
  3. Windy City Rollers, Chicago, IL, USA
  4. Jacksonville Rollergirls, Jacksonville, FL, USA
  5. Ohio Roller Derby, Columbus, OH, USA
  6. Toronto Roller Derby, Toronto, ON, Canada
  7. Steel City Roller Derby, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
  8. Nashville Rollergirls, Nashville, TN, USA
  9. Houston Roller Derby, Houston, TX, USA
  10. Arizona Roller Derby, Phoenix, AZ, USA

The WFTDA Playoffs and Championships offer seven full weekends of full-contact competition. Learn how to join the action in Evansville; at the Championships in Nashville, Tennessee, Oct. 31-Nov. 2; or at any of the WFTDA postseason events at wftda.com/tournaments. Those who can’t make the trip can still cheer on CN Power from home, via the WFTDA’s broadcast channel, WFTDA.tv! Where will YOU be watching CN Power this September?

FOR MORE PRESS INFORMATION, CONTACT:

Kali Schumitz, WFTDA Public Relations – press@wftda.com

Juliana Gonzales, WFTDA Executive Director – 512-587-1859, juliana@wftda.com