Victoria BC: The Belles of the Brawl and The Margarita Villains chalked up a double win for the Eves of Destruction over the weekend! They traveled to the lower mainland for a Vancouver vs Victoria double-header against two Terminal City (TCRG) house teams.
The Belles of the Brawl opened the action at the Royal City Curling Club in New Westminster against Public Frenemy of TCRG. The Belles grabbed an early lead, but the action was close for most of the first half. Public Frenemy put up a 14-0 jam and sneaked into the lead with 11 minutes left in the first half, but the explosive power of the Belles jammers meant that didn’t last long. Within minutes, the Belles re-established their lead and didn’t look back. Massive jams by Courtney Shove (including two in quick succession, with scores of 24-0 and 20-0) gave the Belles a more secure lead early in the second half. When the dust settled, the Belles of the Brawl came out on top by a score of 216-134. Piledriver took home MVP for their blocking and jamming performances, while former Belles of the Brawl skater, Stevie Wounder, was awarded MVP for Public Frenemy.
The Margarita Villains hit the track hard from the get-go, playing against TCRG’s Bad Reputations. Strong defensive walls and aggressive jamming allowed the Villains to rack up a quick lead from which the Bad Reputations were unable to recover. Going into the intermission, the Villains were up 132-19. The depth of the Villains bench allowed the team to continue pushing hard throughout the second half, with every player on the team jamming at least once during the game. The Bad Reputations put up a fight, more than tripling their points scored in the first half, but were unable to close the gap and the Villains took home a win of 262-67. No Mer’Sea was given MVP honours, with Titanium taking it for the Bad Reputations.
In addition to the double-win on the track, the Eves of Destruction also represented off the track. A number of officials (both skating and non-skating) also made the trip off the island to bolster the officiating crews for the evening.
Your next opportunity to see roller derby in Victoria will be August 12th: The Hard Cores vs Brass Knuckle Derby Dames & The A-Team vs Camaro Harem. No advance tickets will be sold for this event as it is admission by donation! This exhibition double header is a great time to come check out roller derby for the first time, and to get more information if you are curious about joining!
All 2017 events are family friendly (kids under 10 are free!), include a beer garden, halftime events, vendor village and TWO games full of hard hitting action!