Bout Recap: CDD vs. CVRG in the Brawl on the Mall

June 5th, 2011 | 0 comments

In the spirit of “better late than never,” we bring you the first of two recent bout recaps written by our friend Slam Donaldsin.  All pictures courtesy of CDD’s Dan “Jugglenaut” Purdy.  Many thanks to both of you!!

First up:  Slam recounts what happened when the Dames took on CVRG in the Dames’ inaugural Main St. Arena bout on April 30, 2011.


Charlottesville Derby Dames roll over Chemical Valley Rollergirls 138-81
By Slam Donaldsin

The Charlottesville Derby Dames triumphed over the Chemical Valley Rollergirls 138-81, Saturday, April 30, before a frenzied hometown crowd in downtown Charlottesville in their second win of the season.

“It felt good to see the crowd so jazzed,” said Die-Ann Scream, who moderated all over the track as a jammer and blocker that night.

Die Ann Scream, jamming for CDD

The Dames were down by 9 points early in the bout, but began to creep closer to Chemical Valley. Things really began to turn around when CDD’s B-one Bomber had an impressive run as lead jammer, the first of several devastating carpet bombings she would unleash during the bout. This was followed up by another great run, this time by SparKills.

B-one Bomber takes off against CVRG's Double Portion

By half time, B-one, SparKills, and Jane SkEyre had scored points for the Dames, bringing the score to 74-45.

Chemical Valley’s Liz Vicious (jammer, blocker) and Annie Knuckles (Jammer/Blocker), Captain and Co-Captain respectively, made Charlottesville work to keep their lead. The team had some incredibly fast jammers and their pack kept things, well, action-packed.

MatilDa molish and Rubber Bandit put the squeeze on an opposing blocker

CDD’s blockers were in top form Saturday night, too. Derby Dames coach Rex Knightly said that they were a key to the team’s success.

“We stopped the bleeding and never let them have a 20-point jam,” Knightly said. “They did exactly what we tried to establish in practice. They were excellent.”

Coach Rex Knightly and Bench Manager Boob-onic Plague

Blockers Research and Destroy, MatilDa molish, and Vixen DeBrawl, the game’s MVP, strategized exactly how to some kick ass in the pack, allowing the CDD jammers through and walling off the Chemical Valley girls. Rox Ann Stones held jammers at bay and Mad Mountain Mama hit them out at the back of the pack.

Rox Ann Stones, Rubber Bandit and Jane SkEyre, going after the opposing jammer

Vixen DeBrawl, CDD's bout MVP

SparKills, who put a lot of points on the board for the Dames, agreed that the pack was a central factor.

“It’s easy to watch the jammer, but the meat of what’s happening, the strategizing, is happening in the pack.”

The second half saw Die Ann, SparKills, and B-one piling up the points for Charlottesville, along with a double grand-slam by plaid-skirted Jane SkEyre that would have made ol’ Eddie Rochester fall at her feet.

By the time The Dames were seconds from their 138-81 victory and SparKills was taking a victory lap, the 1000+ crowd was so loud you would have thought you were down the road at Scott’s Stadium watching the Cavaliers.

SparKills calls off the last jam and ends the game with a victory for the Dames


Brawl on the Mall full roster: B-One Bomber, Mad Mountin’ Mama, Miss Teaza, SparKills, Research and Destroy, MatilDa molish, Die Ann Scream, Yoko Slammo, Jane SkEyre, Vixen DeBrawl (MVP), Kar Fetish, Fracking ToastHer, Rubber Bandit and Rox Ann Stones.

Special note: this was Yoko Slammo’s last bout with the Dames before moving to CA. Yoko, you’ll always be a Dame!

Yoko Slammo, in her last bout with the Dames

Father’s Day Fray

June 5th, 2011 | 0 comments

Nothing says “Happy Father’s Day” better than two tickets to the Derby Dames’ Father’s Day Fray!

Surprise your dad with a night out for some awesome roller derby action on Charlottesville’s Downtown Mall, Saturday June 18th.

The Charlottesville Derby Dames will face the fierce Star City Rollergirls from Roanoke.

Doors are at 6pm, the bout starts at 7.

Ticket Pricing:
$7 in advance, available online at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/177290 and at Blue Moon diner.
$10 at the door
Children 6-10 are $5.
Children 5 and under free.
CHILDREN’S TICKETS WILL BE DISCOUNTED AT THE DOOR.

A portion of proceeds will benefit BOOKS BEHIND BARS.

Wedding Smashers

May 16th, 2011 | 0 comments

The Dames are back at the Main St. Arena on Saturday, June 4, this time to meet the Charlotte B Dazzlers.

Doors are at 6pm, the bout starts at 7.

Ticket Pricing:
$7 in advance, available online at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/177285 and at Blue Moon diner.
$10 at the door
Children 6-10 are $5.
Children 5 and under free.
CHILDREN’S TICKETS WILL BE DISCOUNTED AT THE DOOR.

A portion of proceeds will benefit CASA.

The Dish: What’s up with the Dames in MAY

May 5th, 2011 | 0 comments

May 5, 2011

Here’s what’s happening with the Derby Dames this month:

May 5 – VA is for Shovers Team Registration ends – http://www.vaisforshovers.com/index.php/tournament/team-registration/

May 8 – VA is for Shovers Individual Registration BEGINS – http://www.vaisforshovers.com/index.php/tournament/individual-registration/

SCRIMMAGE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC . . . May 7 – 11-1, Public Scrimmage at MSA – http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/event.php?eid=189077741139208

FUNDRAISER . . . May 15 – 10-4, Belle of the Brawl Fundraiser at Blue Moon Diner – http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/event.php?eid=170437029676404

AWAY BOUT . . . May 22 – 3pm, Away @ Rocktown Rollers – http://www.facebook.com/#!/event.php?eid=214294385257068

 

And in the first week of June . . .  another bout at the Main St. Arena:  6/4 – 7pm, Home vs. Charlotte B Dazzlers . . . more details to come soon.

Other EVENTS:
May 28 – CLAWney Island @ Blue Moon Diner (Dames providing Security)

Contests:
Name the July Home bout against RCR: https://spreadsheets.google.com/viewform?hl=en&formkey=dHdwLTBCLWNOaGh1UmhfUURnMjM2VVE6MQ#gid=0

Belle of the Brawl Fundraiser

May 3rd, 2011 | 0 comments

May 3, 2011

VA is for Shovers!

April 25th, 2011 | 1 comment


On August 6, 2011, the Dames will host a day-long tournament at the Main St. Arena where teams from across the state will compete for the title of “The Best Roller Derby Team in Virginia.”

Want to know more? Visit the VA is For Shovers official website at www.vaisforshovers.com

Register your team soon because registration for teams ends on Cinco de Mayo (May 5).

Important Dates

  • April Fool’s Day (April 1): Registration begins for the tournament (sorry only VA teams are eligible)
  • Cinco de Mayo (May 5): Registration begins for individual skaters for scrimmages
  • Cinco de Mayo (May 5): Cutoff date for team registration for the tournament
  • Independence Day (July 4): Cut-off date for individual registration for scrimmages
  • Shover’s Day (August 6): Virginia is for Shovers, VA tourney and fun times for all

Fresh Meat Schedule Change!

April 20th, 2011 | 2 comments

Fresh Meat is cancelled for this Sunday (April 24th) due to Easter and the Key Center being closed for the holiday. Therefore, the Open Recruitment period will be extended to May 1st! Bring your friends, sisters, cousins and most importantly yourself to check out roller derby first hand! Click on ‘Participate’ at the top of the page for more details or email us at contact@charlottesvillederbydames.com . We hope you see you there!

Charlottesville’s Official Roller Derby Team

April 19th, 2011 | 0 comments

Rox presents Mayor Norris with his Derby Dames shirt

Last night, Charlottesville Mayor Dave Norris proclaimed the Charlottesville Derby Dames “The Official Roller Derby Team of Charlottesville” in honor of our contributions to the community and women’s fitness, health and well-being.

Derby Dame Rox Ann Stones accepted the proclamation from Mayor Norris and in return, presented him with his very own Derby Dames’ shirt, complete with his derby name on the back:  “Nunchuck Norris.”

The Dames are proud of this honor and thrilled that the city of Charlottesville recognizes our sport as a serious athletic pursuit.

As a not-for-profit organization, the team is dedicated to giving back both time and money to the Charlottesville community, supporting charities like Habitat for Humanity, CASA, The Charlottesville Free Clinic and SARA.  A portion of the proceeds from every bout goes to benefit these organizations.  This year, with record-breaking levels of attendance expected for the bouts at the Main St. Arena and because many of the Dames’ operating costs are covered by the generosity of local business sponsors, the Dames will be in a position to donate thousands of dollars to local charities.

Short Stir-up holds up the shirt that was presented to Mayor Norris

Our next bout, The Brawl on the Mall, will happen on Saturday, April 30 at the Main St. Arena.   A portion of the proceeds from that bout will benefit the VA Discovery Museum.   Buy your tickets online at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/169795 or in person at Blue Moon Diner.  Support the community AND enjoy an incredible evening of roller derby in the process.

Thanks for supporting your Derby Dames, Charlottesville!

Sneak Peek Scrimmage

April 11th, 2011 | 0 comments

Get a peek at what the Dames – and roller derby – are all about when we open up our scrimmage practice to the public this Friday, April 15 at the Main St. Arena (former Ice Park at the end of the Downtown Mall).

It will be Dame vs. Dame when CDD’s two intraleague teams – The Blue Ridge Bombshells and the Downtown Maulers – battle each other for bragging rights.

It’s not often that the Dames open up our scrimmage practices to the public. Take advantage of this opportunity to see …the Dames right on the Downtown Mall!

Doors will open at 6:45pm on Friday, April 15. Admission is free to the public (with a suggested donation of $5 to the CDD Practice Fund). Scrimmaging starts at 7 and ends at 8. The Arena bar will be open afterward so feel free to stay when the scrimmage is over and meet the Dames!

Track-side seating on the floor will be available but feel free to bring a camp chair. This is a family friendly event – kids are welcome!

Dames will also be on hand to sell merchandise and tickets to our April 30th bout (also at MSA against Chemical Valley). This is the perfect opportunity to pick up a Derby Dames shirt to wear when you come to see us bout at the end of the month!

See you Friday, Cville!

Brawl on the Mall

April 4th, 2011 | 0 comments

Roller Derby is about to hit the Downtown Mall!

Come see the Charlottesville Derby Dames take on Charleston, WV’s Chemical Valley Roller Girls in our first bout in downtown Charlottesville!

Family friendly fun for all!

Doors open at 6 p.m. The bout starts at 7 p.m.

A portion of proceeds from this bout will benefit the VA Discovery Museum.

Ticket Pricing:
$7 in advance, available online at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/169795 and at Blue Moon diner.
$10 at the door
Children 6-10 are $5.
Children 5 and under free.
CHILDREN’S TICKETS WILL BE DISCOUNTED AT THE DOOR.

Act fast because we expect this event to sell out!