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Vancouver’s Terminal City Rollergirls are hosting another action-packed roller derby double header on Saturday, July 7 at Minoru Arena, this time with two house teams taking on opposition from the Fraser Valley and Washington State.
The fur will fly when TCRG's Faster Pussycats host the Doomsday Bunnies from Cloverdale's Mainland Misfits league, and local Bad Reputations meet up with old foes the Taco Kickers from Everett, Washinton.
Doors open at 5pm and pre-game show starts at 5:45pm at Minoru Arena in Richmond. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door for adults, $10 for kids 6-11 and kids 5 and under are free! Advance tickets are available online at terminalcitytickets.com or in person at the Sin Bin Sports Grill at 295 W. 2nd Ave in Vancouver.
For more info, check out the preview in Vancouver is Awesome!
Words by Ryan Seven, TCRG Bout Reporter, Photos by Bob Ayers
For Vancouver roller derby fans, it’s no biggie to see Terminal City All-Star RollerGirl picking up almost 30 points on a power jam. But last Saturday, it was a shocking and electric moment in TCRG lore, and it was only one of the many highlights of a historic double-header at Minoru Arena in Richmond.
The night started with the Faster Pussycats throwing down a strong 182-84 win over the Riot Girls in the TCRG house team match up, and it ended with a homecoming of sorts for the Terminal City All-Stars, who took on the Rat City Rollergirls All-Stars in WFTDA-sanctioned play, losing 284-144 to Seattle’s best skaters and bruise-inducing hitters.
Faster Pussycats versus Riot Girls
Although FPC ultimately dropped a large point deficit on the Riot Girls, the bout felt surprisingly close, with just a handful of big power-jams that opened up the scoreboard.
The first few minutes were jittery, with some scoreboard and penalty confusion. But by the middle of the first half, the Faster Pussycats had pulled ahead 44-34 before jammer NazDroveya Wylde powered through a 28-point power jam, followed by 15-point power jam by Schwarzemegger.
Skaters $100 (Early Bird registration $90 until June 15)
Off-Skate Coaches $40
Men: Saturday only $50
Raw Meat (non-contact): Sunday only $50
Roller derby season is in full swing in Vancouver, and if you only attend one event this year, this weekend’s upcoming bout is the one not to be missed.
The Terminal City Rollergirls rep team, the TCRG All-Stars, recently made the biggest regional rankings jump in Women’s Flat Track Derby Association history (23rd to 16th in the West), proving they are an up-and-coming team in the roller derby world. They have been turning heads all over the continent in 2012, but they hardly ever play at home, so this weekend is a rare chance for Vancouverites to see what they’ve been missing.
On Saturday, June 9th, The TCRG All-Stars will go head to head with Seattle’s Rat City All-Stars. Both teams are...
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