June 2014

The month of June has Tampa Roller busy as bees!

This year's WFTDA Invitational, Franky Panky, is in the books for Tampa Roller Derby. The league hosted a two-day event Saturday, June 14 and Sunday, June 15. Teams from all over the country arrived at Downtown Skate in Tampa to leave it all on the track.

On Saturday New Jax from Jacksonville, FL faced the Columbia QuadSquad hailing from South Carolina. New Jax earned a substantial win that would set the pace for them for the weekend with a score of 293-93. Charm City traveling from Baltimore, MD defeated Santa Cruz 193-120. The Tampa Tantrums All-Stars took on the Oklahoma Victory Dolls and won 234-154. Tampa's B-team, The Bruise Crew, continued their winning streak against Columbia's B-team, the Miss B-Havers, with a final score of 212-131. Santa Cruz and Columbia played their second game of the day with Santa Cruz coming out on top 175-96. The final game of the day saw Charm City face off the Tampa Tantrums with Charm City taking home the win 219-147.

On Sunday Oklahoma lost to Columbia 187-141. Charm City played their last game against New Jax. The closest game of the weekend with a 26-point differential, New Jax took their second win 200-174. Oklahoma played and lost their last game, this time against Santa Cruz, 175-127. Tampa's junior roller derby all-star team, Tampa Bay Derby Chicks contended with their cross state rivals, the Duval Roller Dolls from Jacksonville, in a rematch from last month's nail bitter, one-point differential, in which Duval took the win. Sunday, Duval took their second win over the Derby Chicks 252-218. The weekend's main event and another cross state rivalry, pitted the Tampa Tantrums against New Jax. In April, New Jax won by 25 points. On Sunday, New Jax won by 79 points, 231-152.

Saturday, June 21 the juniors will play in an intraleague home game, the Demolition Dolls vs Team Knockout.

Our first QK (quad killers) rookie class of 2014 have graduated and will be playing in their first game Sunday, June 22!

On June 28-29 the Tampa travel teams, Tantrums and Bruise Crew, will fly out to Denver, Colorado to play two very talented teams: the Denver Roller Dolls A and B teams and the Rocky Mountain Roller Girls A and B teams. Stay tuned for updates on these games as they may be streamed online for your viewing pleasure!

 

Junior Derby on the News!

Tampa Bay Junior Derby was featured on Bright House Sports!

This past weekend, Tampa Roller Derby was proud to host the Junior Roller Derby Association's (JRDA) Southeast Regional Tournament at our home venue. Our juniors made our league proud, playing three hard fought games, and bringing home two wins.

Check out what Bright House Sports Network has to say about the future of roller derby by clicking here.

 

Tampa Roller Derby is Recruiting!

Join Tampa Roller Derby! Come to Our Recruitment Bootcamp and Tryouts!

Want to become a member of Tampa Roller Derby?

Join us on May 31st, 2014 at 9:30am for the New Recruit Bootcamp! 

This boot camp will take interested recruits through the basic skills they'll be evaluated on during tryouts. YOU MUST HAVE YOUR OWN MOUTHGUARD TO PARTICIPATE IN THE BOOT CAMP. Skates and protective gear are encouraged but not required (we have equipment you can borrow).

Tryouts will be held on Wednesday, June 25th, 2014 at 7:30pm.

During tryouts, you'll be evaluated on Section 1 of the Minimum Skill Requirements set forth by the Women's Flat Track Derby Association (http://wftda.com/resources/wftda-minimum-skill-requirements.pdf). YOU MUST HAVE YOUR OWN MOUTHGUARD TO PARTICIPATE IN TRYOUTS. Skates and protective gear are encouraged but not required (we have equipment you can borrow).

More information is available on our website at www.TampaRollerDerby.com under the “Join Us” tab or you can contact our recruitment team directly at recruitment@tampabayderbydarlins.com (for Juniors, please contact lisa9321@hotmail.com).

Location: Downtown Skate 5313 East Busch Blvd Tampa, FL 33617

 

Recruitment and Draft Party!

Join Tampa Roller Derby! Open Recruitment Starts in January

Want to become a member of Tampa Roller Derby or Tampa Junior Derby?

Join us for our first recruitment Meet & Greet of the 2014 season on January 27th. The Meet and Greet for our juniors will begin at 6:30pm, immediately followed by Tampa Roller Derby's at 8pm. The event will include information on joining our growing and dynamic league, what to expect during our training program, and what gear you'll need to get started!

More information is available on our website at www.TampaRollerDerby.com under the “Join Us” tab or you can contact our recruitment team directly at recruitment@tampabayderbydarlins.com (for Juniors, please contact lisa9321@hotmail.com).

Location: Downtown Skate 5313 East Busch Blvd Tampa, FL 33617

 

2014 Tampa Roller Derby Draft Party!


Want to meet all the new draftees that you will see playing next year? Want to hang out with your favorite roller girl?

Come on out to our TRD Draft Party on Friday, February 14th at 9:00 pm.

Who needs flowers or a box of chocolates on Valentine's Day when you can schmooze it up with the most awesome people in town?

Join us at The Crowbar - 1812 N. 17th Street, Ybor City, FL 33605

2014 Derby Season is Here!

Season Passes are Available!

It’s once again that special time of year, and what better gift to receive than a 2014 Tampa Roller Derby season pass! Season passes are at a special discount of $60.00 through December 31st, 2013 and can be purchased through Brown Paper Tickets.com.

To get your 2014 season pass now go to http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/530250

NOTE: Kids under 12 are now free!

For information on group, student, military, and/or derby girl discounts please email info@tampabayderbydarlins.com

 

2014 Season Schedule

(All games begin at 6:00 pm unless otherwise noted)

  • 2/22: Doubleheader - Tampa Junior Derby Team Knockout vs. Demolition Dolls; Tampa Bay Bruise Crew vs. South Florida
  • 3/15: Doubleheader - Tampa Bay Men's Roller Derby v. BAM; Cigar City Mafia vs. Black Widows
  • 3/29: Tampa Junior Derby Team Knockout vs. Demolition Dolls (10:00 am)
  • 4/12: Doubleheader - Switchblade Sisters vs. Cigar City Mafia; Black Widows vs. Jacksonville River City Rat Pack
  • 5/10: Tampa Junior Derby Team Knockout vs. Demolition Dolls (10:00 am)
  • 5/17: Doubleheader - Tampa Bay Junior Derby All Stars vs. The Attack Pack; Black Widows vs. Switchblade Sisters
  • 6/14 - 6/15: Franky Panky Annual Invitational (teams being announced soon!)
  • 6/21: Tampa Junior Derby Team Knockout vs. Demolition Dolls (10:00 am)
  • 7/5: Tampa Junior Derby vs. Holy City Chaos (10:00 am)
  • 7/5: Doubleheader - Switchblade Sisters vs. Black Widows, Cigar City Mafia vs. Sintral Florida Derby Demons
  • 7/12: Tampa Junior Derby Team Knockout vs. Demolition Dolls (10:00 am)
  • 8/23: Doubleheader - Black Widows vs. Cigar City Mafia; Switchblade Sisters vs. Lakeland Derby Dames
  • 9/27: Doubleheader - Tampa Junior Derby Team Knockout vs. Demolition Dolls; Cigar City Mafia vs. Switchblade Sisters
  • 10/18: Doubleheader - Tampa Junior Derby B Team vs. Bradentucky Derby Brats; League Championships

Disclaimer: Downtown Skates and the Tampa Bay Derby Darlins, LLC shall not be liable for the loss or theft of, or damage to, the personal property of any participant, member, guest or patron while in attendance of TRD bouts.

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