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Written by Terminal City All-Star, Booty Quake #8.0
This weekend the Terminal City All-Stars once again head stateside to continue our determined climb up the West Region WFTDA roller derby rankings. The Wild West Showdown, hosted by Bremerton, Washington's Slaughter County Rollergirls pits the All-Stars against three mid-ranked teams sure to challenge.
Still floating a couple of inches above the track after our three big fat wins at the recent Big O
Tournament in Eugene, OR, the TCRG team needs to follow through here with some consistency and grit to seal a spot in the top 15 for the next WFTDA rankings release. We sit at #23 as of January 2012, but have decisively beat teams ranked 18th and 21st already this season, and are undefeated in 5 straight bouts! We're pretty much over the moon about our season so far, but we know wehave our work cut out for us in the Wild West.
The marquis Saturday night bout slot at 8pm March 3rd sees the All-Stars matched up against the Emerald City Rollergirls' Skatesaphrenics (#12) of Eugene, OR. At our last meeting in Eugene back in June 2011, a short TCRG bench of just 9 skaters helped give Emerald City the win. However, ECRG suffered two tough losses as as the hosts of the Big O, including a heartbreaker to Silicon Valley (14), losing by just two points. With a full and healthy bench, the All-Stars might have the edge this time around.
In the All-Stars' second bout, we'll face a big, skilled team in the Jet City Bombers (#8), the highest ranked team we've ever contended against in WFTDA play. Jet City, from Everett, WA, had two tough bouts at the Big O, dropping one to Silicon Valley (14), 124-122, and barely sneaking past upstart Wasatch (17) 117-112. They're sure to drop a few notches in the next official rankings issued, and TCRG are going to do everything we can to make sure that happens! No doubt Jet City will have a different plan in mind, and the TCRG will have to pull together as a team to defeat this veteran juggernaut.
While the Terminal City All-Stars sent Pike's Peak packing with a 100-point victory on Day 2 at The Big O, Pike's sank Santa Cruz' Boardwalk Bombshells the next day, 153-125.So the odds seem to be in TCRG's favour against SCDG (15) in our third Wild West bout, unless Santa Cruz has something up their sleeves...er... wristguards. The whistle blows at 6pm Sunday –we'll see which team can bring the intensity at the end of a long weekend of derby punishment.
The Terminal City All-Stars' Wild West Showdown schedule:
vs. Emerald City (12) – Saturday March 3rd at 8pm
vs. Jet City (8) – Sunday March 4th at 1pm
vs. Santa Cruz (15) – Sunday March 4th at 6pm
Check out the Wild West Showdown Website: http://www.slaughtercountyrollervixens.com/WWS2012.html
Terminal City All-Stars are preparing for the "Wild West Showdown" Tournament that's happening in Bremerton, Washington on March 2-4, 2012!
2012 has been shaping up nicely for the Terminal City All-Stars! They made their debut on the WFTDA ranking in September 2011 and they've been working hard at winning as many bouts as possible to increase their chances of getting into the Western division top 10. At the Big O Tournament in Eugene, Oregon, the Terminal City All-Stars managed to win all 3 of their bouts including one against a higher ranked team (Pikes Peak) which will help the All-Stars move up in their rankings.
Psst...Want to read all about the All-Stars and the Big O Tournament? Check out these article off the Derby News Network:
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Terminal City hold Treasure Valley:
Terminal City stifles Pikes Peak:
Calling all TCRG fans! Terminal City All-Stars need YOUR support!
As the All-Stars continue to fight their way to the top, they still need the support of their fans at away bouts! Get a head start on the 2012 TCRG season and check out the All-Stars down in Bremerton, Washington.
"Where's Bremerton?" Bremerton is located approximately 4 hours south of Vancouver, BC., across the border and a short ferry ride. Hop in the car with your fellow TCRG fans and come cheer on the All-Stars! Bring signs, wear red and white or sport your favourite TCRG t-shirt. Make a short detour and you can visit Seattle on your way home from the tournament.
About the Wild West Showdown tournament:
This will be the 3rd year the Wild West Showdown has been hosted by the Slaughter County Roller Vixens and has become a major event in the roller derby season. Upsets and close games can affect 1st quarter rankings, and are always hard fought. The WFTDA sanctioned bouts played on Kitsap Sun Pavilion track 1 and 2 always prove to be exciting displays of athleticism and sportsmanship. A 3rd track in the President’s Hall features shorter exhibition bouts. The pick-up, co-ed, and men’s teams are always fun to watch. Stay tuned for info on other track 3 bouts.
Terminal City All-Stars schedule
3/4/12 1pm - Terminal City vs. Jet City
3/4/12 6pm - Terminal City vs. Santa Cruz
*schedule subject to change, check out the Wild West Showdown website for confirmed dates.
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The Terminal City All-Stars are gearing up for a road trip to Eugene, Oregon, where they will be playing in their very first big WFTDA tournament February 10-12th! The All-Stars will be playing 3 WFTDA sanctioned bouts at The Big O where they will have the opportunity to try and up their rankings within the Western division. For those new to WFTDA level roller-derby, some consider the Western Division the toughest region to break into due to the high level of competition in the area. The All-Stars are currently ranked at #23 in the West, but it's only the beginning. Be sure to like them on Facebook to keep tabs on their progress and watch them smash their way into this year's Western Division top 10. The Big O Tournament will be a tough battle, but the All-Stars have been training hard all winter and are ready to show those American teams what Canadian roller derby is all about!
If you want to follow along at The Big O, make sure to follow us on Twitter.
The Emerald City Roller Girls are teaming up with the Derby Deeds Done Dirt Cheap podcast to present The Big O roller derby tournament February 10-12, 2012 in Eugene, Oregon. The tournament will feature three days and three tracks of both WFTDA and MRDA sanctioned bouts as well as junior, men’s, women’s, and co-ed challenge bouts.
TCRG All-Stars' Big O Tournament Schedule
Friday February 10:
5:30 pm TCRG All-Stars vs. Humboldt Roller Derby
Saturday February 11:
2:00 pm TCRG All-Stars vs. Treasure Valley Rollergirls
7:00 pm TCRG All-Stars vs. Pikes Peak Derby Dames
Want to learn more about the Women's Flat Track Derby Association and what this has got to do with the Terminal City All-Stars? Check out the WFTDA website: www.wftda.com/
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