Santa Cruz Derby Girls
SVRG’s Hard Drivers hosted an exhibition bout against Black Thunder from Santa Cruz at Hot San Jose Nights on July 14th. SVRG pocketed a third win this season against our sisters from over the hill, with a final score of 233-71. Unleasha Moore amazed the crowds with a 26-point jam in the first period. Skirt Vonna-Gut entertained fans by jumping over 3 girls during halftime. Here’s a photoblog of the action.
It was great to see some new faces out on the track…
…and to witness the triumphant return of Skater Tots!
These wonderful photos were taken by Mike Ko of SiliconValley Designs. Let’s show him some derby love by liking his Facebook page!
We are happy to announce that our sisterly rivals, the Santa Cruz Derby Girls, have been accepted into the Women's Flat-Track Derby Association. We are very proud to welcome them to WFTDA. Congratulations, ladies!
And, it will be all the sweeter when we beat them in October Get your tickets now to come down and support SVRG in their doubleheader at Santa Cruz on October 23 when Silicon Valley Goes Home...with the WIN!
The Silicon Valley Roller Girls' Dot.Kamikazes came out of their pool 2-1 after a day full o' derby at The Big One tournament in Paso Robles, CA, today. Pool play today involved 20-minute bouts against each team in the pool.
Despite their roster being decimated by injuries and absences, the Dot.Kamikazes made a very strong showing their first day out, showing that they have a depth of talent. In their first round of pool play, SVRG handily defeated Derby Revolution of Bakersfield, 98-10. In the second round, SVRG narrowly lost to last year's champions, the San Diego Derby Dolls' Wildfires, 43-31. In their final bout of the evening, SVRG defeated the Santa Cruz Boardwalk Bombshells 73-18, marking the third time SVRG has taken down Santa Cruz in tournament play this year. Follow this link to relive the text boutcast on Derby ... Read More »
That's right, SVRG skated in their first tournament ever this weekend, and they dominated!
On Saturday, they played four 20-minute games in their pool, securing four wins. First, the Dot.Kamikazes defeated hosts Derby Revolution of Bakersfield 42-14. Next, they blew out Central California Area Derby 88-9. Then, they faced their BFFs from over the hill, the Santa Cruz Derby Girls, and triumphed 68-12. In their last pool play game, they faced tough competition from Arizona Roller Derby, but SVRG came away victorious, 45-31.
Sunday, SVRG entered competition as the top seed. Sunday's play featured 30-minute games. They faced Santa Cruz again, whom they beat 80-22. In the final round, they were set to play the Sac City Rollers, who had defeated Tucson. The Dots dominated Sac City, 170-100, to win their first ever tournament!
Special congratulations to MisTits, who was named Best Blocker, ... Read More »
The Silicon Valley Roller Girls would like to announce our 2010 season! We have more games this season for both the Dot.Kamikazes, including our first tournaments, and the KillaBytes. We will also be logging the frequent flyer miles next season, as we will be traveling from Arizona to Washington to Colorado for various bouts. But, three of our four home bouts this year are doubleheaders, so that's almost twice the derby! We also promise some outdoor bouts at Roosevelt Rink (TBA). Below, our home bouts are in boldface:
March 6: Dot.Kamikazes vs. Dockyard Derby Dames (Tacoma, WA) AND
KillaBytes vs. San Diego Hard Corps (doubleheader @ San Jose Skate)
March 27-28: Dot.Kamikazes compete in The Dustbowl Tournament @ Bakersfield, CA
April 17-19: Dot.Kamikazes compete in The Dust Devil Tournament @ Tucson, AZ
May 1: Dot.Kamikazes vs. Central Coast Roller Derby (Paso Robles, CA) AND
KillaBytes vs. ... Read More »
The Silicon Valley Roller Girls' season officially ended at the November bout, but we've still been workin' it out and taking any derby opportunity that rolls our way. This weekend SVRG members made appearances at Red Red Holiday, a mixed scrimmage hosted by Sac City, and a scrap team (translation: anyone who had the time & money to travel) meandered down to face some of the San Diego Derby Dolls.
Red Red was particularly exciting this year because we got to send a lot of our new blood for some scrimmage experience. In addition to SVRG vets Steffen Razor (Team Orange) and MisTits (Dark Green), five of our interns got their first taste of bouting: Bozo Disposo (Dark Blue), Cannonball Iztik (Black), Absolutely Scabulous (Red), Blanca Basura Barbie (Pink) and Catherine Beata Bones (Light Green). The ladies had a wonderful time, ... Read More »
Just a reminder...we are in the final days of collection for the SVRG Skate-O-Thon, scheduled for this coming Monday. We could really use your help in meeting our goals! We are trying to raise money to cover our travel expenses for our away games next season. You can read more about our efforts here.
You can pledge a per-lap donation to an individual skater by contacting her individually, or visit our homepage to donate via PayPal. Through PayPal, you can make a team donation or support an individual skater’s efforts by writing her name in the comments when you make your donation. Some skaters are also on Facebook and have ChipIn on their profiles if you prefer to donate that way.
If you want to come see us, the Skate-O-Thon will be held Monday, Oct. 19 from 8-10pm. We will be in ... Read More »
The KillaBytes were full of excitement for their fourth official bout of the season, and all the better that they were facing the Harbor Hellcats from SVRG’s favorite friendly rival, the Santa Cruz Derby Girls. The anticipation continued to build as the announcement was made that the Civic Auditorium had sold out and the teams would be facing off in front of a packed house of more than 1,100 derby fans. The KillaBytes wanted to hold on to SVRG’s reign after the Dot.Kamikazes defeated SCDG’s Boardwalk Bombshells in a thrilling throwdown this past June; the Harbor Hellcats were equally motivated to take back the crown and send the Valley girls home with a loss.
Although this was the first showdown for these teams, several players had encountered each other on the rink before. A few KillaBytes had played against the Hellcats ... Read More »