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The Quadiest, Citiest, Quad City Chaos ever?

Toronto Roller Derby 2016 Quad City Chaos
Last weekend Toronto Roller Derby hosted the 7th edition of Quad City Chaos, an official WFTDA-recognized tournament. The 2016 edition featured:

  • nine games total, the same as 2015
  • the most leagues represented, with six
  • the most WFTDA charter teams, with five in action
  • the most cities represented, with eight (counting the 3 cities of “Tri-City”

Oh, and also amazing roller derby action all weekend long!

The results

Sanctioned Games
This weekend we welcomed back two WFTDA charter teams that have previously featured at Quad City Chaos – Queen City’s Lake Effect Furies (2013), Tri-City Thunder (2011, 2012) – and also welcomed two others to their first. Here’s the results:

Game 1: ToRD All-Stars 21297 RDQ Les Duchesses
Game 2: Queen City Lake Effect Furies 20971 Tri-City Thunder
Game 4: Tri-City Thunder 193139 RDQ Les Duchesses
Game 5: Queen City Lake Effect Furies 25796 ToRD All-Stars
Game 7: RDQ Les Duchesses 189133 Royal City Bruteleggers
Game 9: Tri-City Thunder 207158 ToRD All-Stars

B-team Regulation Games
In B-team action, the Montreal Sexpos returned for the first time since 2014 and cleaned up:

Game 3: Montreal Sexpos 31240 ToRD All-Stars
Game 6: Montreal Sexpos 35840 Queen City Subzero Sirens
Game 8: ToRD All-Stars 34498 Queen City Subzero Sirens

MVPs

There were incredible 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: Librawlian, Queen City Lake Effect Furies
A-team MVP Blocker: Annex, Tri-City Thunder
B-team MVPs
B-team MVP Jammer: Banshee, ToRD All-Stars
B-team MVP Blocker: Magnum PEI, Montreal Sexpos

MVPs received gift certificates for Roller Derby Athletics Stride Booster program, courtesy of Roller Derby Athletics, a belt buckle courtesy of Twelve ThirtyFour Skate Co., and gift packages courtesy of DivaCup! Congratulations to all 4 tournament MVPs!

Recaps

Full recaps of the entire weekend at Quad City Chaos are available at The Derby Nerd (Queen City Cleans Up at QCC 2016) and also on Artvoice (Buffalo’s Lake Effect Furies Win Big At Toronto’s Quad City Chaos Tournament ), the latter contribution by Queen City’s Dylan Powell.

Archived Game Broadcasts

The entire weekend was broadcast on Layer9.ca, AND simulcast on WFTDA.tv. All 9 games are being archived in HD on Layer9 here, along with the awarding of the MVPs.

Quad City Chaos! March 19-20 at The Bunker

Toronto Roller Derby 2016 Quad City Chaos

March 19 – 20 at The Bunker

Quad City Chaos is Toronto Roller Derby’s annual (our 7th!) two day tournament featuring multiple WFTDA leagues! The 2016 edition of Quad City Chaos is officially a WFTDA-recognized tournament! This might be your only chance to see your Toronto Roller Derby All-Stars in action at home in 2016, so don’t miss out on this!

5 WFTDA charter teams!

FuriesRDQRoyal City Brute-LeggersTri-City ThunderToronto

3 participating B teams!

SexposSirensToronto
  • Montreal Roller Derby – Les Sexpos (Montreal, QC)
  • Queen City Roller Girls – Sub Zero Sirens (Buffalo, NY)
  • Toronto Roller Derby All-Stars (Toronto, ON)
  • A Weekend Full of Derby!

    This year Quad City Chaos expands, with teams from 6 member leagues playing 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 – ToRD All-Stars vs RDQ Les Duchesses
    12pm Game 2 – Tri-City Thunder vs QCRG Lake Effect Furies
    2pm Game 3 – ToRD All-Stars vs Montreal Sexpos (B game)
    *break*
    Headlining doubleheader:
    5pm Game 4 – Tri-City Thunder vs RDQ Les Duchesses
    7pm Game 5 – ToRD All-Stars vs QCRG Lake Effect Furies

    SUNDAY
    11am Game 6 – QCRG Sub Zero Sirens vs Montreal Sexpos (B game)
    1pm Game 7 – Royal City Brute-Leggers vs RDQ Les Duchesses
    3pm Game 8 – ToRD All-Stars vs QCRG Sub Zero Sirens (B game)
    5pm Game 9 – Tri-City Thunder vs ToRD All-Stars
    7pm MVP ceremony

    Immediately following the final bout on Sunday, we will be announcing tournament MVPs.

    Tickets

    2016 Quad City Chaos ticket prices:
    You can purchase advance tickets online here for the following options:

      • Single tickets for the Saturday night headline doubleheader only – $12 advance or at our ticket outlets; $18 at the door. Also available in 4-packs and 10-packs! (online only)
      • Day passes for either Saturday or Sunday – $20 at the door only. (Saturday’s day pass includes the doubleheader)
      • Weekend passes for the entire weekend – $30 online or at the door. (includes the doubleheader)

    Advance sales for Quad City Chaos will close at 10pm on Friday March 18!

    2016 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, Mr Whistler, Pink Slamminade
    Queen City: Señor Wiener
    Tri-City: Lightning Slim, OBI Serious, Roadside Bombshel
    Royal City: Captain Lou El Bammo
    Peterborough: Jax Blue

    Live Stream

    Can’t be there in person? Try harder! But seriously, for our out-of-town fans and friends, you can watch all nine games live on layer9.ca AND the tournament will be simulcast on WFTDA.tv! Want to talk to our broadcast announcers? Use the twitter hashtag #talk2QCC, and follow @tordtv on twitter for live updates!

    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 2016 edition, the Tournament Head Referee is Parking Lot of the Hammer City Roller Girls (WFTDA-certified Level 3), and the Tournament Head NSO is Samuel Bergus of Old Capitol City Roller Derby (WFTDA-certified Level 3).

    Crew Head Referees for 2016:
    Jules and Regulations, WFTDA Level 3, Tri-City Roller Derby
    Just Mo, WFTDA Level 3, Montreal Roller Derby

    Crew Head NSOs for 2016:
    Funnypack, WFTDA Level 3, Montreal Roller Derby
    Travis Sickle. WFTDA Level 3, Burning River Roller Derby

    Vendors and Sponsors

    Food Vendors:

    Prince Edward’s Fries (Saturday, roughly noon onwards)
    La Novela (Sunday, roughly noon onwards)

    This year’s sponsors include:
    Camp Roller Derby
    Monster Muffin Clothing
    Roller Derby Athletics
    Twelve Thirty Four Skate Co.
    Nerd Roller Skates
    Roller Sports Canada
    Wicked Skatewear
    The DivaCup
    Rollerbones

    This year’s vendors include
    Both days:
    Twelve Thirty Four Skate Co., Monster Muffin, Rumbling Rage Derby Shop, Brassiere Boutique, Rockin’ Ramzi’s Rockabilly and Pin-Up Emporium, Gentle Force Chain Maille Jewelry, iFly Indoor Skydiving, Adara Collection and Monark Effect.
    Saturday only:
    Rollerskatin.ca

Battle for the Boot X – Quarterfinals, March 12

Toronto Roller Derby 10th season
Our 2016 home team regular season wrapped up on February 20, and now we look ahead to the Battle for the Boot playoffs, which will culminate in Battle for the Boot X in June. Scroll down for a short recap of the regular season-closing doubleheader; first, what’s in store for the Quarterfinals!

This year, the Battle for the Boot Playoffs will follow a traditional Page Playoffs structure. First up, the Quarterfinals on Saturday March 12! In the first game at 5pm, the 3rd place Death Track Dolls face the 4th place Smoke City Betties; the winner will advance to the Semifinal on April 9. In the second game at 7pm, the 1st place Chicks Ahoy! play the 2nd place Gore-Gore Rollergirls; the winner will advance directly to Battle for the Boot X on June 11, while the other team gets a second chance to stay alive in the Semifinal against the winner between the Dolls and Smoke City. Doors open at 4pm, and the first whistle sounds at 5. Tickets are $18 at the door, or $12 in advance at our outlets or online here. There are also discounts when purchasing online tickets when you buy 4 or 10-packs.

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.

February 20 recap


February 20 Game 1: Death Track Dolls 224 – Smoke City Betties 132

Toronto Roller Derby March 12 2016

Kil’her at Large looks to get around the Dolls’ Bomber. Photo by Neil Gunner

Both these teams, who combined have captured the last 3 Battle for the Boot championships in a row, were looking for their first victories of the season. Smoke City got on the board first with a strong 10-0 jam by Caume-a-Kazi. On the very next jam, however, Getcha Kicks took advantage of a power jam for the Dolls and put up a 24-0 jam, putting the Dolls up 24-10 after 2 jams. Smoke City got within 2 points, but then another Dolls power jam allowed them to pull away again to 35-22 after 5 jams; halfway through the first half the Dolls lead had grown to 49-37. At points in the first half the Dolls had leads of up to 40 points but were not yet able to pull away; a big 27-4 jam by Caume-a-Kazi kept Smoke City in it going into the half down 101-85. In the second half, the Dolls started to pull away, going 36-4 on the first 5 jams to take a 137-89 lead. As the period went on, Smoke City’s short bench (due to injuries they started the game with only 11 skaters) began to take its toll, as both Jammerhead Shark and Mia Culprit fouled out, and the Dolls sealed the deal with their first victory of the season, claiming 3rd place in the standings.


February 20 Game 2: Chicks Ahoy! 180 – Gore-Gore Rollergirls 168

Toronto Roller Derby March 12 2016

Lexi Con (front) and Banshee (rear) both had huge games. Photo by Neil Gunner

For the first time since 2012, ToRD’s biggest rivals (historically speaking) were going head to head to settle first place over all in the standings, with both holding identical 2-0 records, and similar point differentials, going into the match. And boy did these two teams deliver. A classic battle that went down to the final whistle which had fans in the Bunker on the feet, featuring multiple lead changes in the second half. Why tell you about it when you can see it for yourself? This game was streamed live on layer9.ca with a full broadcast setup, and you can watch the archived footage, featuring Pink Slamminade and Mr Whistler on the call, on layer9.ca here.

And then make your way over to Brown Paper Tickets to pick up your tickets for the Quarterfinals on March 12. With rematches of this most recent doubleheader, you know this is going to be an event you do NOT want to miss!

Smoke City Betties win historic first Boot title

9th Battle for the Boot

Photo by Neil Gunner

During the opening game on Saturday June 6 you could hear a pin drop at the Bunker. That wasn’t solely due to the riveting Toronto All-Stars game that preceded the Battle for the Boot; unexpectedly, and with the worst possible timing, the sound system at the Bunker crashed and left us in silence. After determining it could not simply be restarted, our sound crew raced out to secure a replacement board, and with minutes to spare before the big game kicked off, we were back in business.

It didn’t stay quiet in the Bunker for long.

The Gore-Gore Rollergirls jumped out to an early lead, and in the early going it was all Gores all the time, as they never trailed in the first half, and went to the break with an 89-67 lead. Every time the Betties closed the gap, the Gores would follow that up with similar points on the following jam, and it looked like a 4th Boot (which would have given the Gores the all-time lead) was in store for the team with the spots.

The second half started off much like the first, and at one point the Gores led by as much as 30 points. The crowd, however, was electric – possibly boosted by a surprise appearance at the start of the second half by retired ToRD announcer Crankypants, who exhorted the crowd to Get Louder; not that they needed the advice. Every jam had the crowd on its feet and screaming at the top of their lungs, as if to make up for the relative quiet of the earlier game. With roughly ten minutes left in the game, the Betties had brought the score to within 3 points, and a timeout was called. On the ensuing jam, the Betties took advantage of a power jam and Smoka Cola put up 18 big roller derby points for the Betties’ first lead of the game, a lead they would not relinquish. The Gores fought them all the way to the final seconds, but in the end it was the Betties who came out on top, completing their long run through the playoffs with a thrilling come-from-behind victory, 171-140, and the first-ever Boot title for the Smoke Show.

MVPS

9th Battle for the Boot MVPs

Photo by Mr Whistler

Immediately after the big game and the presentation of the Boot, continuing in the grand tradition of derby, the teams awarded MVPS to each other. Here were the big winners:

  • Gores MVP blocker: Jill ‘Em All
  • Gores MVP Jammer: Beaver Mansbridge
  • Betties MVP Blocker: Honey Boom Boom
  • Betties MVP Jammer: Smoka Cola

Recaps

The Derby Nerd had his writeup of the big game here, with all the details.

Our friends from CityNews were on hand, and we present their recap here, which includes a quick post-game interview with the Betties’ titmouse and the Gores’ Santa Muerte:

Photos

As usual, the ToRD photographers were out in full force. Here are photo galleries that have come in so far (more will be added as they get posted):
Neil Gunner’s photo set may be found here.
Greg Russell’s photo set may be found here.
George Pelekis’ (aka TO Derby) photo set may be found here.

Broadcast and footage

Mr Force has his trackside footage available for viewing on Layer9.ca here. Make sure you look under “TORD 2015 videos”.

For the full experience, you’ll want to look for re-broadcasts of the Battle for the Boot (and the All-Star game that preceded it) on Rogers TV. Featuring multiple camera angles, instant replay, and play-by-play and analysis by Derby Nerd and Monichrome, Rogers TV puts on a high-level production that you don’t want to miss! The premiere airdates for the Rogers broadcasts are as follows:

Rogers Sports+ Channel 368/369 HD
Friday June 12 4:00pm (All-Star game) and 5:30pm (Battle for the Boot)

Toronto Rogers TV Channel 10/510
Saturday June 13 8:00pm (All-Star game) and 9:30pm (Battle for the Boot)

The Rogers TV broadcasts are not available online, so make sure you check your Rogers TV listings for future airdates!

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

Double Your Pleasure, Double Your Fun!

We’re back from RollerCon! Miss us? Of course you did. We missed you too. <> You know what we didn’t miss? The humidity. I like being able to breathe easily. Speaking of lake effect, on Saturday August 21st, ToRD is happy to bring you a WICKED SWEET DOUBLE HEADER! (best. segue. ever.)

Double Header!!


Saturday August 21st, CN Power will face off against the Buffalo (NY, and wings!) Lake Effect Furies – but that’s not all! Preceding that bout of hardcore awesomeness, ToRD’s Rookie team, the D-VAS will face off against the newly formed Durham Region Roller Derby team. You get all this double header action for the same price as a regular bout! Can I hear you say “HELLZ YEAH!”?

Doors open at 5pm, the first bout kicks off at 6. Where at? The Hangar, Downsview Park – home of ToRD! As always, ToRD bouts are family friendly, so bring the whole gang – kids 9 and under are FREE!

Concerned about missing your dinner to watch us play? No worries, we totally thought about that! There is pizza and pop for sale at all ToRD bouts, so you can get your munchies on. As a happy bonus, we’re also a licensed event, so you can wash your pizza down with a nice cold brewski if that’s your flavour.

Click here for details about purchasing tickets.

Also currently for sale is the next ToRD regulation bout – Death Track Dolls vs. the undefeated (since pre-2009!) Gore-Gore Rollergirls! It’s going to be vicious…ly awesome!

Why not buy tickets to both? You should – you know you’ll be there anyways. The season runs through the summer months, and before you know it it’ll be over *tear* so you should get your fix now!

Missed some of the earlier bouts in the season and wanna know what’s going on? Head on over to This entry was posted in 2010 Season and tagged , , , , , on by .

DTD vs. CA this weekend! + ToRD.tv news

This Saturday, June 12th, the Death Track Dolls take on Chicks Ahoy! in the second bout of the ToRD 2010 regular season! It’s sure to be jam-packed with excitement, fan craze, and sweet derby action.

6:30pm, The Hangar, Downsview Park. Be there, or be square (I’m totally bringing that back)

Tickets are onsale at ticket outlets until the close of business Friday June 11th, and online until midnight on Friday! As well, this is your last chance to pick up your 2010 ToRD Season Tickets! The tickets have been pro-rated for the number of bouts remaining – it’s a savings of over 20$, and your guarenteed entry to all bouts! Check out the Tickets page for more details!

Check out Part 1 of The Derby Nerd’s analysis of the bout on the Death Track Dolls

Part 2 on the Chicks Ahoy! is now up as well.

ToRD.tv has re-launched, and now all the content from the Season Opener is posted! That’s full bout footage, filmed by the wonderful Mr. Force, and plenty of bout interviews by the Derby Nerd and Monichrome – as well as our behind-the-scenes segment CandyCam, hosted by the talented Candy Crossbones! Check it all out at www.tord.tv – be sure to watch the amazing video created by Dan Lim and Matthew Nayman!