Scarlett Bloodbath clears a lane for NazDroveya Wylde during the Terminal City All-Stars game against Sac City at the Big O Tournament in Eugene, OR. Photo by Bob Ayers
The Terminal City All-Stars returned from a road trip south of the boarder earlier in May and brought with them three huge wins.
The team was at the Big O Tournament in Eugene, OR May 2-4, hosted by Emerald City Roller Girls where they played three games over the course of the weekend.
Ranked 37th going into the tournament, the All-Stars played Sac City (#39), Kansas City (#29) and Oly Rollers (#12).
They beat Sac City 342 to 75, Kansas City 249 to 150, and most impressively Oly Rollers 139 to 130.
“We set the goal of entering into the Big O with the same momentum we left off with in Tinseltown, and I think the progression of our games and our 3-0 record for the weekend are testimony to having achieved that,” said co-captain Megan Griffith. “Emerald City puts on a tremendous event with lots of great derby, so it was just a fantastic weekend overall.”
Next, the team is off to East Coast Derby Extravaganza in Feasterville, PA June 20-22.
By The Great Gashby
Jammer Justine TimberSkate of the Riot Girls is held back by a Public Frenemy wall on May 4. Photo credit: Brendan Abbott
Though the weather was miserable outside, inside the action was heating up! Game three of Season 8 took place on May 4 at Royal City Curling Club in New Westminster, with the league-leading, undefeated Riot Girls taking on the fourth place Public Frenemy. League standings aside, when the whistle blows, it’s anybody’s game.
First jam of the night, Justine TimberSkate (JT) burst through the pack, grabbing 24 points for the Riot Girls. The Soldiers of Awesome weren’t done yet — they continued to rack up points and capitalize on Public Frenemy’s penalty troubles. PF refused to take the beatdown, and fought back with strong jamming by Red Sonja and ALKAZAR. However it wasn’t quite enough, and at the close of the first half, the Riot Girls had a decisive 127 to 47 lead.
The battle continued into the second half. Public Frenemy’s Didgeri Doom was able to capitalize on a Riot Girls’ jammer penalty to the tune of 10 points. Still, veteran jammer JT, along with rookie jammers Annie Means Necessary and End’er Wigglin, combined with the Riot Girl’s formidable defence led by veterans Booty Quake and Mick E Knocks, proved too dominant for the Public Frenemy. When the final whistle blew, the Riot Girls were victorious, 254 to 116 over PF.
Faster Pussycat Rookie jammer, Ida Rumble, tries to squeak past Bad Reputations blocker Amazombie on May 4 at Royal City Curling Club in New Westminster. Photo credit: Brendan Abbott
The second match-up of the night pitted the hard-hittin’ Bad Reputations against the feisty Faster Pussycats. The Pussycats were without power jammers NazDroveya Wylde and Simonius Smaximus, and looked to dip deep into their rookie roster for jamming excellence.
The first half began with a bang for the Bad Reps. They dominated in both blocking and jamming, getting lead jam in eight straight starts, until Drago finally broke the streak for the Pussycats. Fantastic offence and smart jamming by Real Canadian Bacon and the Bad Reps kept the Pussycats’ score low, but the Pussycats’ still had their claws; in a small-pack-situation, Ida Rumble sprang forward through the pack to grab full points. At half time, the Pussycats had clawed their way onto the score board with 16 points to the Bad Reps’ 148.
Throughout the second half, strong wall defence on the part of the Bad Reputations kept the Pussycats’ score to a minimum. Penalty troubles also hurt the Pussycats; on one power jam, Cherry Bob-omb exhibited explosive jamming, racking up the points from three grand slams for the Bad Reps. Taking advantage of their lead, the Bad Reps gave some new faces a chance to jam, including rookies Bangarang and RiannaConda, sophomore Kiwibrute and veteran Major Assets. The final score was Bad Reputations 293, Faster Pussycats 25.
With the regular season over, the playoffs are up next. Join us Sunday, June 15 at 5 p.m. for the Semifinals at Royal City Curling Club.
Photo credit: TJ Chase
The second double header of the season sure proved to be action-packed!
April 27 kicked off with a bang when the Riot Girls took on the Faster Pussycats in the first game of the evening. Both teams took a win a few weeks prior at the season opener, but the Riot Girls were victorious on Sunday with a score of 235 to 135.
The second bout of the night matched Public Frenemy against the Bad Reputations. The game was close the entire time, but the Bad Reps walked away with a win, 140 to 128.
If you missed the incredible action this past weekend, you can catch up on all the excitement this coming Sunday, May 4.
With the eighth season now fully underway, last weekend certainly rocked the Royal City Curling Club, and with another doubleheader coming up, you can be sure that the Terminal City Rollergirls house teams will all be competing fiercely for their next win.
The upcoming matchup this Sunday will feature the Riot Girls against the Public Frenemy early in the evening, and the second feature of the night will line up the Faster Pussycats against the Bad Reputations.
The Riot Girls will be fiercely competing to maintain their winning streak, so the Frenemy will need to fight hard against the momentum they’ve gained since the season started. The Pussycats will be looking to get back on top after their one loss this season, and the Bad Reps aren’t going to pass it up easily.
Both bouts will ensure to keep the intensity of Season 8 flowing.
Additionally, the famous DougieDog diner truck will be on site serving up hotdogs, and a beer garden will be hosted upstairs in the RCCC lounge, providing a seated window area for audiences to watch the action from a bird’s-eye view. The club is likely to reach capacity quickly, so patrons are reminded to arrive early and bring a chair as club chairs are limited.
You can catch the hard-hitting, fast-paced derby of the TCRG next Sunday, May 4 in New Westminster.
Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for kids aged 6-12, and available by cash at the door. Kids aged five and under are free. Doors open at 4 p.m. and the first whistle is at 5 p.m. The Royal City Curling Club is located at 75 E. Sixth Ave., and is opposite the New Westminster Canada Games Pool. Free parking is available.
By The Great Gashby
Justine Timberskate with the Riot Girls tries to get past a pack of Faster Pussycats during a game on April 27 at Royal City Curling Club. Photo credit: TJ Chase
On April 27, the ferocious Faster Pussycats took on defending Mercury Shield champs, the rumble-hardened Riot Girls, in the second doubleheader of TCRG's eighth season at Royal City Curling Club in New Westminster, B.C. Expectations for a great battle were high since both teams were coming off of wins in the season opener and were looking to establish winning streaks.
The Riot Girls exploded to an early lead but the score stayed close as lead jam was traded back and forth between the two teams. In her league debut, rookie Pussycat jammer Silent Hill's smooth skating skills earned some hard-fought points. However, hard-hitting and fantastic recycling by the Riot Girls’ blockers took an early toll on the Pussycats resulting in penalty troubles. A power jam for the Riot Girls allowed Justine Timberskate to rack-up both the laps and the points. This trend continued as the first half wore on and the Riot Girls further asserted their power over the Pussycats. Every jam was a hard-fought battle for points with lots of contact and scrum-like starts producing some exciting derby. In the last jam of the half, TK grabbed a well-timed whip off of Ryder Gentley to score the Pussycats’ points and end the jam. At the half, Riot Girls lead the Faster Pussycats 132-43.
The second half saw the Riot Girls continuing their powerful play. In her league debut, pint-sized torpedo and crowd favourite, End’er Wigglin, took lead jam to the loud cheers of the fans. Strong blocking by veteran Epic Wheel Time and rookie Bell Curves, combined with the formidable and powerful jamming of Mary Queen of Shotz and Annie Means Necessary, helped the Riot Girls increase their lead to 213-84. In the final jams, the 'Cats made a strong push for points with big jams by TK and NazDroveya Wylde, but it was not enough. The Pussycats fought tooth and claw to stay in the game but their opponent was formidable and relentless, resulting 235-135 victory for the Riot Girls.
The night's second bout was a match-up between the hard-hitting Bad Reputations and the “calm green ocean” Public Frenemy. Frenemy jumped to an early lead with a combination of speedy, skilled jamming and strong defensive blocking by Alkazar and Deathly Innocent. Penalty troubles afflicted both teams and allowed the Bad Reputations to steal the lead only to have Public Frenemy snatch it back with an 81-61 advantage at the end of the first half.
Didgeri Doom of Public Frenemy clears the pack during a game against the Bad Reputations on April 27 at RCCC. Photo credit: Bob Ayers
Thanks to strong jamming by Red Sonya and Didgeri Doom, Public Frenemy was able to add to their lead in the second half but penalties would continue to haunt them. Powerful jamming by Bad Reputations' Xena Saurus and Real Canadian Bacon, combined with the physical blocking of Major Assets and rookie RiannaConda, whittled the Public Frenemy lead down to six points and made the game a nail-biter as Frenemy fought to maintain their slim margin. The last few jams saw two Frenemy players in the penalty box as the Bad Reps broke through to seize the lead. With the final jam called due to an injury to Bad Rep jammer Diva La Revolutions, it was Bad Reputations triumphant at 140-132 when the dust settled.
Next game is this Sunday, May 4, at RCCC. Hope to see you there!