Buffalo’s internal drum derby league, Queen City Roller Girls (QCRG), will be kicking off their initial diversion of a 12th deteriorate during 7 p.m. on Friday, Jan 5th during Buffalo Riverworks. The Alley Kats, final year’s joining champions, will be confronting off opposite a 2017 runners up, a Devil Dollies, in a distraction of a 2017 deteriorate championship game.
The Alley Kats won a joining crater final year for a initial time given their pregnancy in 2008. Determined to say a pretension of QCRG Cup Champs, a Kats are skating into this deteriorate with a new care team: Coach Knockin das Boots (a late Kat), Assistant Coach Big Mac, and Bench Manager Bang GRRrang. When asked about her thoughts for this arriving season, Boots shares “This group is like a family to me, and it’s good to be home” she continued, “Our opponents are generally challenging this year- any for their possess reasons- so we concentration on fortify and control and try to play a Best derby we can play.” After a retirement and send of 5 skaters, a 2018 captain and co-captain, PaulverizHer and Arti Choker, will lead a group into a deteriorate opener with a register consisting of 6 code new Kats: Ashzilla, Cassadee Dope, Daisy Juke, Kate McHitten, Mick Dagger, and Ubebee. These rookies were drafted from Queen’s Court, that consists of new joining members who have never played on a group before, and a QCRG Junior league.
The Devil Dollies have also done some large changes to a team. With scarcely half their skaters timid during a finish of a 2017 season, captain Lip Service and co-captain Onyx Overkill drafted 10 new skaters: Bae-do, Gill Doe, Hebrew Hammer, Indiana Bones, Jiffy Pop, Jinx e. Jones, Legendbarry, Mer-Maiden, Michelle Angel, and Stretch Harmstrong. The new teammates on a Dollies embody a operation of transfers from other drum derby leagues, former QCRG youth players, and Queen’s Court players. The Dollies are also bringing on new leadership. Three players from QCRG’s internationally ranked WFTDA franchised team, a Lake Effect Furies, have assimilated together to co-coach a Dollies. Bricks Hit-House is returning as a coach, with Chickadeemolish and inSINerator starting this year. InSINerator has desired saying any lady on a group grow and learn to work together. She notes, “to me teamwork is a beauty of a sport, where we have 5 behaving as one. You turn selfless.”
This season, both a Alley Kats and Devil Dollies will be debuting new jammers. The Alley Kats have Ashzilla, Sara Lee, Ferga-Vicious, and Ubebee jamming this season, with Karsmashian returning to jam. The Devil Dollies rostered Michelle Angel, Jiffy Pop, Stretch Harmstrong, Indiana Bones and Hebrew Hammer as this season’s jammers.
The diversion will start during 7PM during Buffalo Riverworks, a internal grill and sports formidable with a drum derby course built into their venue. The teams contest to concede their jammers (team members with a star on their helmet) to path as many opponents as they can in sequence to accumulate points. This hit competition is played wholly on quad-roller skates, and games include of dual 30 notation halves.
Tickets are now on sale during qcrg.net/tickets, for $15, or $20 for premier seating.
For some-more information about a 2018 Queen City Roller Girls deteriorate opener, hit Kathy Lisborg (aka Vile Love It) during PR@qcrg.net.
About Queen City Roller Girls
The Queen City Roller Girls (QCRG) have had their home in WNY for eleven years and are entering their 12th season. QCRG has 5 teams: The internationally ranked (#18) Lake Effect Furies, a B-level transport group a Subzero Sirens and 3 residence teams: a Alley Kats, a Devil Dollies and a Suicidal Saucies. With over 70 skaters trimming in ages from 19 to 50. QCRG is an all-volunteer run classification ancillary WNY charities during each game.
QCRG is a member of a Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA) that has over 1000 member leagues on each continent in a world. Roller derby is one of a fastest flourishing sports in a universe as good as one of dual full hit sports for women (the other one is rugby).