Big LeBOUTski Tournament Proves Eves A Team Is On Track

    Image credit: Bill Zingraf

    The Eves of Destruction’s A-Team was in Washington this past weekend to participate in the annual Big LeBOUTski Tournament, put on by Storm City Roller Derby. The A-Team entered the tournament as the bottom seed, but two solid performances will see them net a positive WFTDA score for the weekend.

    The A-Team is currently ranked #192 in the worldwide WFTDA, and took on #155 Gorge Roller Derby from The Dalles, OR on Saturday morning. The A-Team beat the score spread they needed to come out with a positive result, despite losing 147-197 to the higher ranked team. Femme Fatality was awarded MVP Jammer with Hot-Piece-a-Sass picking up MVP Blocker.

    The afternoon game was a rematch of last month’s game against the Bellingham Roller Betties (Bellingham, WA), which saw the A-Team victorious. Bellingham put on a strong showing at the Big LeBOUTski, having done their homework following their defeat last month, besting the A-Team 173-103. Their strong walls and big hits made room for their jammers to begin racking up the points early and the A-Team was unable to catch up. Femme Fatality was again awarded MVP Jammer, with Tina F. Lawless grabbing MVP Blocker.

    Both games, while losses for the A-Team will boost their WFTDA rankings. Despite the scoreboard results, the A-Team had a great weekend and played well as a unit.

    A-Team Coach, Pfury S Pfaff, put the losses in perspective:

    “We knew coming in that this weekend was going to be tough mentally and physically. We came in with a plan to play strong and together, with a focus on keeping the scores competitive, which we did. Overall, we executed our game plans and achieved the goal of having a positive WFTDA result at the end of the tournament.”

    Two skaters made their A-Team charter debuts this weekend: Violet Criminal and Margaret Smackwood. Violet Criminal was an integral part of the defensive plan, and her on-track communication was a highlight versus Bellingham. Margaret Smackwood was part of the core jamming rotation, and was the top-scoring jammer through the first half against Gorge Roller Derby, putting up a significant number of the A-Team’s points for the weekend.

    Roller derby returns to Victoria on April 6th for the 2019 home-opener mini-tournament, Capital City Chaos. Three games will be open to the public and will feature the A-Team vs Sitka Sound Slayers of Sitka, Alaska and Emerald City Roller Derby of Eugene, OR.

    Your sports. Your teams. The ISN Daily Digest.

    Sign up to the ISN Daily Digest and sit back while we pick the previous day’s best headlines and speed them straight to your inbox every morning.
    Email address
    First Name*
    We abide by all applicable emailing laws including 100% CAN-SPAM/CASL/US CAN-SPAM Act compliance. No spam!