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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.

Saturday! CN Power! Team Ontario!

So, this is happening:

On Saturday February 8th ToRD presents, not just the first CN Power game of the year, but the first Team Ontario bout! Come watch the best our province has to offer face off against the best your city has to offer, right here at the Bunker. Riding high on their performance at WFTDA D1 playoffs last year, CN Power is determined to continue their streak of awesome into 2014. Here’s a reminder of what that looked like:


All footage from WFTDA.tv. Photos from Jules Doyle Type2Bphoto.com and Donalee Eiri photography by D.E.sign. Edited by Wheels of Misfortune. Music by Drake “Started from the bottom”.

Note: new doors/game time for single headers.
DOORS 5pm
GAME 6pm

Tickets are available online and in stores now! Note to season pass holders: this game is not included in your seasons pass, however you receive a discounted entry of $12 a the door when you present your pass, or you may use your “bonus” entry for this game. Quad pass holders, your pass entries are valid for this game.

The after party will be hosted by the delightful Cardinal Rule, located at 5 Roncesvalles Avenue (at Queen St) in Toronto.

Fill your weekend with more derby! The Bay Street Bruisers will be away at the B Cup Tournament, hosted by the Bleeding Heartland Rollergirls this weekend. You can watch the stream live on DNN starting at 8am. The Bruisers first game is at 11:30am against the Nashville Rollergirls B-team!

Gores and TJRD take first victories of the year

Roller derby at the Bunker! This past Saturday Toronto Roller Derby and Toronto Junior Roller Derby kicked off their 2014 season.

First up was one of ToRD’s historical rivals, the Chicks Ahoy and the Gore Gore Rollergirls. These two teams have traded the Boot back and forth for most of ToRD’s history, and you could feel the tight competition in the air. It was a close game, with the lead traded back and forth several times in the first periods. Hips, shoulders and penalties were thrown around like nobody’s business as each team tried to pull ahead of the other, but the game stayed close through to the end.

Final score: Gore Gore Rollergirls 218 – 157 Chicks Ahoy!

Toronto Roller Derby’s opponents were Alliston Junior Roller Derby. Although junior roller derby features skaters 9 – 18, it ain’t no roller derby lite; the rules and game play are almost exactly the same as their older counterparts. The teams from both leagues hit the track hard, with points trading back and forth early in the game, until TJRD began to pull ahead, and maintained that lead throughout the second half.

Final score: TJRD 236 – 82 AJRD

All photographs courtesy Neil Gunner

Our next game is February 8th, when CN Power takes on Team Ontario. Say what? Tickets are on sale now in stores and online.

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!