Support the Dames’ Injured Skater Fund…Deliciously!

September 26th, 2012 | 0 comments

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Once again, eat at the Blue Moon Diner any Friday in October and 10% of the proceeds for that day will be donated to the Dames’ Injured Skater Fund!

The Derby Dames use this money to help our skaters cover the expenses that come with serious injury: broken bones, ligament tears and sprains.

Put your team spirit where your mouth is and get some hogwaller hash, artisan bacon, and sweet potato fries for an injured Dame. OM NOMNOM NOM!

Thank you, Charlottesville Derby Fans!!

Blocktoberfest, October 6th @ Augusta Expo

September 13th, 2012 | 0 comments

Lace up your lederhosen and start practicing your yodel, it’s….

BLOCKTOBER_FEST

Blocktoberfest
Charlottesville Derby Dames, All Stars vs. Mason Dixon Roller Vixens
at August Expo, Fishersville, VA

Doors at 6 p.m.
Bout at 7 p.m.

Tickets are $7 in advance
$10 at the door
Children 5-10 are $5
Children under 5 are free

Get your tickets in advance at Blue Moon Diner or Rivanna Gear and Apparel or online at: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/278417.

A portion of the proceeds from this bout will benefit the Hospice of the Piedmont’s Transitions Program.

FRESH MEAT OPEN RECRUITMENT: Every Sunday in August!

August 1st, 2012 | 0 comments

School is back in session…the school of hard knocks, that is! Come out to the Derby Dames Fresh Meat Open Recruitment every Sunday in August at the Key Recreation Center, Downtown Charlottesville!

Fresh Meat Recruitment Poster

WHERE: Key Center, 800 E. Market St., Charlottesville (right across the street from Guadalajara)
WHEN: Every Sunday in August (6/5, 6/12, 6/19, 6/26) from 6:00-8:00pm

Got questions in the meantime? Send an email to contact@charlottesvillederbydames.com or click ‘Participate‘ link on this page!

2nd Annual Virginia is for Shovers Roller Derby Tournament

July 24th, 2012 | 0 comments

We’ve got skates, we’ve got attitude, and we’re ready to maul on the Mall.

2nd Annual Virginia is for Shovers Roller Derby Tournament
Featuring:
Dominion Derby Girls
Mother State Roller Derby
NRV Rollergirls
and, of course
THE CHARLOTTESVILLE DERBY DAMES

at Main Street Arena, Charlottesville, VA

In addition to tournament play, more than 70 skaters will skate in challenge bouts throughout the afternoon.

The 2012 VA is for Shovers tournament is an all-ages, family-friendly event!

Doors open at 10 a.m. for skater registration and the sale of all day passes.
Qualifying tournament bouts are in the morning, followed by challenge bouts.
The consolation bout will happen at 6 p.m. and the championship bout at 7 p.m.
Tickets for the championship bout  only will go on sale at 5:30.

In addition to all the derby mayhem, we will have loads of vendors for your entire bargain-hunting skater needs.

Ticketing info (tickets at the door only):

All Day Pass = $15
Main Event Only (7pm Championship bout) = $10
Children 6-10 = all tickets half-off regular price
Children 5 and under enter FREE!
Tickets will be available for purchase at the door only!

Following the day’s festivities, spectators and skaters are invited to celebrate an awesome day of derby at our after-party. Find out more information at http://www.vaisforshovers.com/.

Grapes and Skates, August 11 @ Cardinal Point Winery

July 16th, 2012 | 0 comments

Please come out and support the Dames with an afternoon full of wine and music.

Grapes and Skates

Cardinal Point is hosting Grapes and Skates from 4pm to 9pm outdoors at the Vineyard.
$10 bucks at the door helps the Dames keep rollin’.

Bands include:
The Rock ‘n’ Roll Cannibals (Zombie themed Rockabilly)
http://www.reverbnation.com/rocknrollcannibals

Girl Choir (Totally sweet Pop-Punk)

Luchadora (Appalachian Surf-Rock)
http://www.reverbnation.com/luchadora

Chamomile & Whiskey (Indie folk for all you banjo and fiddle lovers)
http://www.reverbnation.com/chamomileandwhiskey

Directions to Cardinal Point from Charlottesville:
I-64 west, exit 107. Left on Rt. 250 west for 4.7 miles. Left onto Rt. 151 south for 2.4 miles. Left onto Rt. 638 (Avon Road) for .9 miles. Left onto Rt. 636 (Batesville Road) for .7 miles. Cardinal Point Winery is on your right.

Picnics are encouraged!
*****NO OUTSIDE ALCOHOL*****

For more information visit charlottesvillederbydames.com or cardinalpointwinery.com

Stars and Strikes Forever, July 7th @ MSA

June 11th, 2012 | 0 comments

For life, liberty, and the pursuit of derby…

Stars and Strikes Forever

Stars and Strikes Forever
Charlottesville Derby Dames, Downtown Maulers vs. DC Rollergirls, Capital Offenders
at Main Street Arena, Charlottesville, VA

Doors at 6 p.m.
Bout at 7 p.m.

Tickets are $7 in advance
$10 at the door
Children 5-10 are $5
Children under 5 are free

Get your tickets in advance at Blue Moon Diner or Rivanna Gear and Apparel, or online at brownpapertickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/255992

A portion of the proceeds from this bout will benefit The Charlottesville Free Clinic.

Return of the Jammer, June 9 @ MSA

May 20th, 2012 | 1 comment

The Force is strong with this one:

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Return of the Jammer
Charlottesville Derby Dames vs. Mother State Roller Derby
at Main Street Arena, Charlottesville, VA

Doors at 6 p.m.
Bout at 7 p.m.

Tickets are $7 in advance
$10 at the door
Children 5-10 are $5
Children under 5 are free

Get your tickets in advance at Blue Moon Diner or Rivanna Gear and Apparel, or online at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/249950

A portion of the proceeds from this bout will benefit The Clothes Closet

FRESH MEAT Open Recruitment in the month of May!

May 2nd, 2012 | 0 comments

****Attention Fresh Meat: NO PRACTICE this Sunday 6/3…however, come and NSO for the regular practice scrimmage. You’ll get a practice credit if you have your punch card. Contact nso@charlottesvillederbydames.com to sign up or get more info. *****

Spring is in the air…Time to stop and smell the derby gear! Come out to the Derby Dames Fresh Meat Open Recruitment every Sunday in May at the Key Recreation Center, Downtown Charlottesville!

WHERE: Key Center, 800 E. Market St., Charlottesville (right across the street from Guadalajara)
WHEN: Every Sunday in May (5/6, 5/13, 5/20, 5/27) from 6:00-8:00pm

Got questions in the meantime? Send an email to contact@charlottesvillederbydames.com or click ‘Participate‘ link on this page!

Cinco de MAYHEM, May 5th at MSA

April 2nd, 2012 | 0 comments

Downtown Mall here we come:

Cinco de MAYHEM
Charlottesville Derby Dames vs. Charm City Rollergirls Junkyard Dolls
at Main Street Arena, Charlottesville, VA

Doors at 6 p.m.
Bout at 7 p.m.

Tickets are $7 in advance
$10 at the door
Children 5-10 are $5
Children under 5 are free

Get your tickets in advance at Blue Moon Diner or Rivanna Gear and Apparel, or online at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/240720%20

A portion of the proceeds from this bout will benefit S.H.E. (Shelter for Help in an Emergency).

Bout recap: CDD at River City Rollergirls for Tough Love, February 25, 2012

March 1st, 2012 | 0 comments

All photos courtesy of our own Lock-Down Sally (Charlotte Tisdale) unless otherwise noted.

The River City Rollergirls’ Poe’s Punishers showed the Charlottesville Derby Dames some Tough Love on Saturday night in both teams’ season opening bout, hosted by RCR in the Richmond Convention Center.

CDD Skaters take a knee before the start of the bout.

This was the first bout for the Dames after acceptance into the WFTDA Apprenticeship Program in January.  Saturday night also marked the debut of the Dames’ newly formed All-Stars Team including veteran skaters B-one Bomber, Rox Ann Stones, SparKills, Nilla WasteHer, Ivy Ketamean, Demolition Plan, Werefox, Die Ann Scream, Apple Clobber, Puerto Rican PunisHer, Bruta Liza, and Stonewallup.   Newcomers Mia Machete and Miami Beat Box completed the Dames’ roster.  Acting as Bench Coach and Bench Manager for the Dames:  Mad Mountin’ Mama and Rex Knightly, respectively.

Rex Knightly and Mad Mountin' Mama

CDD Bench Manager Rex Knightly and Bench Coach Mad Mountin’ Mama (photo by Whitney Richardson)

After suffering some setbacks at the end of the 2011 season, including the loss of a primary practice space, the Dames worked extra hard to prepare for this bout, CDD’s first against RCR in two years.

The team’s expectations were high.  SparKills, a four-year veteran of the Dames, said before the bout began, “We’ve never been more prepared.”

First to take the track were blockers Nilla WasteHer, Die Ann Scream, Werefox and Mia Machete, with B-one Bomber jamming.  After a slow start with both teams taking position at the jammer line, Poe’s jammer, Trauma Gotchi, was first to push through the pack to take Lead Jammer, scoring the first three points of the night for RCR.

CDD quickly came back in the next jam, with SparKills taking Lead Jammer for the Dames, picking up 8 points for CDD while CDD’s blockers proved effective in keeping RCR’s jammer  from leaving the pack.

RCR fought back hard using a very effective hammer and nail strategy to consistently land take-down strength hits on the Dames as they struggled to maintain a defense against RCR’s jammers.   CDD’s heaviest hitting blockers, Rox Ann Stones and Ivy Ketamean, were on the track in nearly every jam, working hard to destroy RCR’s tight walls.   Werefox and PunisHer teamed up several times to successfully hold back RCR’s jammers.

Blockers Machete, Clobber, PunisHer and Die Ann Scream assist Miami Beat Box

But despite CDD’s best efforts, RCR proved more effective in getting their jammer out of the pack first, taking Lead Jammer status in all but four of the first period’s twenty jams.   Even so, CDD trailed RCR by just 13 points going into the last jam of the first period.

At the start of the first period’s last jam, CDD’s jammer, B-one Bomber, and one blocker, Apple Clobber, were sidelined in the penalty box.  Taking the track for CDD were SparKills, Nilla WasteHer and Ivy Ketamean.    Although B-one was released from the penalty box just seconds after the start of the jam, she was quickly returned after being called on a major.  SparKills and Nilla followed after also being called with major penalties, leaving Ivy on the track alone against RCR’s blockers.  RCR’s jammer, Raci Lords, very quickly cleared the pack to take advantage of a Grand Slam situation.  She scored 40 points, bringing the score at halftime to RCR 76 and CDD 29.

Coming back from halftime, the Dames were refocused on offensive strategy and it showed:  in the second half, the Dames traded Lead Jammer status fairly evenly with RCR.  First to take Lead Jammer for the Dames in the second half was Miami Beat Box, who captured a handful of points for the Dames before calling off the jam.

Rox Ann Stones blocks RCR’s 40 Ounce Bounce

The next few jams saw the Dames struggling to stay out of the penalty box.  RCR soon took advantage of yet another Grand Slam opportunity when CDD jammer Die Ann Scream and two CDD blockers, Machete and Stonewallup, sat in the box at the start of the jam, leaving just Rox Ann Stones and B-one Bomber to defend against RCR.

RCR, not content to let CDD sit alone in the box, soon joined our players with three of their own.  Werefox, jamming for the Dames, took lead jammer in the next jam, bringing the score for CDD to 42 against Poe’s 119, with a little over half of the period left.

The Dames successfully refocused on moving quickly from offense to defense and over the next several jams was able to further reduce Poe’s lead, bringing CDD’s score to 77 and keeping Poe’s from advancing past 139.

Unfortunately for the Dames, RCR also successfully refocused on offense, taking lead jammer for the next three jams and bringing their score to 148 vs. CDD’s 85.   CDD responded with increased intensity, and Miami Beat Box, skating as if she were the spawn of B-One Bomber and SparKills, took lead jammer once again and grabbed 5 points for the Dames.

 

Miami Beat Box jams for the Dames

With two jams left in the period, the Dames knew they needed to fight for lead jammer status.  Blockers Nilla, Machete, Demolition Plan, and Bruta Liza took the track with Werefox wearing the star for the Dames.   Poe’s took lead jammer and made  several blow-by scoring passes on the Dames.  Nilla and Werefox orchestrated a beautiful star pass in the hopes of moving CDD’s jammer out of the pack and into a scoring pass of her own.   However, RCR quickly called off the jam, leaving CDD with no points to show for their efforts.

In the last jam of the night, CDD took the track with 90 points.  On the track for CDD:  Rox Ann Stones, Ivy Ketamean, Die Ann Scream and Apple Clobber with B-one Bomber jamming.  B-one immediately cleared the pack to take lead jammer status and scoring 10 points for the Dames to bring the final score of the night to CDD 100 vs. RCR 186.

Game MVPs:  for CDD, Ivy Ketamean and for RCR, 40-Ounce Bounce.

Bout MVP: Ivy Ketamean

Next up for the Dames:  another away game!  The team will travel to Roanoke to bout Star-City Rollergirls on Sunday, March 11 in their St. Patty’s Punch Out.  Tickets are available in advance for $6.50 at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/229063

And at the end of March, the Dames will host their first HOME BOUT of the season at Augusta Expoland.  Join us for Mad March:  Beyond Rollerdome when we host Lynchburg’s Blackwater Rollergirls.   A portion of the proceeds from the bout will benefit the RISE Campaign.   The RISE Campaign empowers women and girls to challenge the disparaging portrayals of women in the media, and to rise to new standards of strength and distinction.

Tickets for Mad March:  Beyond Rollerdome are available in advance for $7 at Blue Moon Diner, Rivanna Gear and Apparel or online at  http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/230361  Tickets will be available at the door for $10.  Kids under 5 enter free; Kids 5-10 are $5.