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Vipers and All-Stars March 25

Toronto Roller Derby 10th season
Our first appearances of 2017 for our rookie squad and our All-Stars! In the opening game, the Toronto Vipers are hosting the Belleville Roller Derby Bombshells, of Belleville ON. Then in the headliner, our Toronto Roller Derby All-Stars (WFTDA #99) take on the Roc Stars of Roc City Roller Derby, of Rochester NY (WFTDA #92). Don’t miss the 2017 debuts of many of our skaters! 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 10-packs.

Ticket outlets:

  • Purple Purl – 1162 Queen Street E
  • Rotate This – 186 Ossington Ave
  • Soundscapes – 572 College Street

Follow the facebook event page for this doubleheader for up-to-the-minute updates on our vendors and afterparty details for the night.

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

Quad City Chaos 2016 Officiating Application Open!

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 four WFTDA leagues! (teams to be announced)

Officials

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).

We are now accepting applications for referees and NSOs. All interested officials should fill out this application by December 27, 2015.

We are also seeking a WFTDA Games Tournament Oversight Officer (GTO) for the tournament, interested persons can email officials@torontorollerderby.com

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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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.