Saturday, August 23rd was a night to remember! We dusted off our Frank the Flamingo mascot and upped the fan experience ante.
Switchblade Sisters vs. Rockabilly Rebels
The night kicked off with the Switchblade Sisters taking on the Rockabilly Rebels from the Lakeland Derby Dames. Lakeland fans helped pack the stands. They cheered, jeered, and brought lots of enthusiasm to the atomosphere, but it was not enough to keep the Rebels undefeated season intact.
The shanky Sisters took home the win 353-58. MVPs for the game were the Rebel's Shelbizzle fo Shizzle and Bad Credit; and for the Switchblade Sisters' Rojo Grande and The Lunchlady.
Frank's Fan Favorite Skater for the evening was Apolo Ana, Switchblade Sister's captain.
Black Widows vs. Cigar City Mafia
The twilight bout pitted the Cigar City Mafia against the Black Widows. The last time these two met on the track the Mafia made away with a six-point win. This time, each team held the lead, sometimes with a one-point differential.
In the end it was the Widows who walked away with a six-point win, 168-162. MVPs for the game were PhDiesel and Lily the Kid for Cigar City Mafia and Stella Knockout and Raging Hadron for the Black Widows.
The Switchblade Sisters have had an undefeated season, therefore will be advancing to Championships this year. Our sixth and last regular home season bout will determine who will compete against them for the championship title. The Cigar City Mafia needs to either win or not lose by 40 points in order to play the for league trophy. If the Mafia are not successful in their endeavors, the Black Widows will advance to defend their 2013 title.
Our opening bout that night will be our junior home teams which will feature skaters in contention for National Junior Roller Derby Association's Team USA! Come out and support these young athletes before watching the action unfold when the Mafia fight to stay in the competition against the Sisters on Saturday, September 27th.
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WFTDA DIVISION I TOURNAMENTS
Next week, the Women's Flat Track Derby Association Division I Playoffs begin in Sacremento, CA September 5-7. The Tampa Tantrums will be entering this D1 tournament bracket as 7th seed. Their first bout will be against the Blue Ridge Roller Girls from Asheville, NC. You can watch the Tantrums in their playoff journey here (http://www.wftda.com/tournaments/2014/sacramento). The Tantrums would like to thank the league and our fans for all of their support this year!