Dot.Kamikazes massacre ShEvil Dead 127-65; KillaBytes fall to Sacred, 148-44

Posted on May 6th, by demonic in Roller Derby, SVRG Bouts. Comments Off

SVRG's first doubleheader was an action-packed evening for certain!

As yours truly was home with the "other" derby, that is, the Kentucky Derby, get your detailed recap from Killer Vee here. Dan Brown of the San Jose Mercury news also gave a shout out in his blog. Here are a couple of great shots from the Dot.Kamikazes' victory over ShEvil:

Despite the loss, there were several memorable moments in the KillaBytes' battle against Sacred as well:

More photos can be found on Jim Cottingham's page and nocklebeast's page.

"You don't need your nose to skate."

Posted on February 23rd, by demonic in SVRG Bouts. Comments Off

This weekend, the Silicon Valley Roller Girls had their first bout of the 2009 season, and also their first bout against a WFTDA-certified league, Central Coast Roller Derby.

The team did their best to prepare for a different environment at the Paso Robles Event Center, particularly CCRD's polished concrete floor. Polished concrete is notably slicker than wood floors, and so SVRG had to be sure to consider the new surface in their strategy.

The first half was a slow start for SVRG. Adjusting to the new surface was tricky, and CCRD was operating like a well-oiled machine. CCRD kept SVRG's jammers back with solid recycling, a strategy in which blockers rotate through positions in a continuous attack-and-regroup pattern. SVRG fought tooth and nail to earn their first ten points, but by the first half they had fallen behind CCRD, 55-11.

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