We may be far from Atlanta, but SVRG friends and family are no doubt interested in the three days of hard-hitting roller derby that will take place in Georgia. This weekend, the Atlanta Rollergirls host twelve teams to determine the best WFTDA team in 2012. Formerly referred to as Nationals, the tournament is now known as Championships in order to reflect the global membership of the WFTDA. This year, teams from Montreal, Canada and London, England participated in the regional playoffs.
Regionals pit the top ten teams from each region (North Central, South Central, East and West) against each other to vie for a spot to Championships. The top three teams from each region advance to play at Championships to vie for first place.
SVRG was ranked 15th in the West Region at the time when teams were invited to Regionals. Many ... Read More »
The Dot.Kamikazes were invited to compete in the 2012 Dust Devil Tournament from April 13-15 in Tucson, AZ. Rocky Mountain Fight Club took home the championship trophy. Silicon Valley placed 6th out of 10 teams, putting us at #12 overall in the Western Region according to Flat Track Stats.
Bout #1 Loss to Arizona Roller Derby
On Day 1 of the Dust Devil, the Dots were met with a 258-93 loss to tournament co-hosts, AZRD’s Tent City Terrors. Arizona’s roster included some formidable opponents who had recently transferred to AZRD, including Hockey Honey (former Oly Roller), Joy Collision (from Charm City), and Cybil War (from Philly).
The Tent City Terrors took the lead on the scoreboard from the first jam and held on to it for the duration of the bout. Kozmo Trouble and SVRG’s blockers made a solid effort to hold back ... Read More »
The Emerald City Roller Girls hosted the Big O tournament in Eugene, Oregon, from February 10th–12th. Thirteen WFTDA-sanctioned bouts were held, as well as three men’s bouts.
After graduating from the apprentice program, SVRG competed as a full-fledged WFTDA member league in 2011, ranking 14th out of 30 in the Western region at the end of our first year.
At the Big O, SVRG was matched up against the Jet City Roller Girls from Everett, WA (8th in the West), our hosts the Emerald City Roller Girls (12th in the West), and the DC Rollergirls hailing from our nation’s capital (11th in the East). Although we were the underdogs, we fought hard and won all three bouts! Read on for some game highlights.
Bout #1 Win over the Jet City Roller Girls
SVRG’s Dot.Kamikazes upset the Jet City Bombers in a fight-to-the-finish bout ending in ... Read More »
The Women's Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA) is conducting two surveys to learn more about you, the people who make up derby nation—the skaters, fans, sponsors, medics, officials, photographers, and all who take part in this great sport. Last year over 10,000 people took the survey revealing trends that have sponsors clamoring to be a part of the meteoric rise of modern roller derby. Derby nation is the mom next door, your lawyer, your kid's teacher, it's all around you...and it's growing.
Please fill out a short survey by February 15th. Your confidential answers will help the national association and your local roller derby league improve the fan experience. If you provide your email, you could win some WFTDA swag for your time.
It was an incredible tournament season for SVRG's Dot.Kamikazes as they began the journey to becoming a nationally-ranked WFTDA team!
At the Wild West Showdown in Bremerton, Washington, the Dots made a very big showing in their first tournament as a member of WFTDA by winning all 3 of their bouts with a seriously impressive point spread.
First up, they rolled out against Tacoma's Dockyard Derby Dames, also new to the WFTDA and currently unranked. In the end, the Dots were making waves that the Dockyard Dames just couldn't handle, and won 216-58.
After a full day of rest, the Dots were up against #21 in the region, the Sin City Roller Girls. In the end Sin City was thwarted 198-64. Two hours later they were back in action against Lava City's Smokin' Ashes from Bend, OR; currently ranked 19 in the west. The Smokin' Ashes ... Read More »
The Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA) is hosting its annual fan demographic survey and by participating you’re entered into a drawing for a prize package! This survey is designed to help the WFTDA and its individual member leagues understand the modern roller derby audience – that means YOU! To participate in the survey please click on over to the WFTDA website.
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!
After a lot of intense work, particularly by our current President, Zootown Throwdown, and our former president and current WFTDA liaison, Death by Dollface, the Silicon Valley Roller Girls are VERY proud to announce that after completing the apprentice program, we have been accepted as a league in the Women's Flat-Track Derby Association.
To give you a more digestible parallel, this is like us getting accepted into the MLB or NFL. As a competitive sport, this opens a lot of doors for us. Because WFTDA teams are encouraged to play other WFTDA teams in sanctioned bouts, many higher-ranked teams will be seeking to play us in the future. Also, going forward, we will be eligible for WFTDA rankings as well as regional and national tournaments.
A big thanks to our very supportive derby sisters, especially our mentor league, the Oklahoma Victory Dolls ... Read More »
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We could not possibly be more thrilled!! We got our official notification that the SiliconValley Roller Girls is one of only ten leagues in the entire country to make it into the WFTDA apprentice program! This is a very big step for us to become an officially sanctioned WFTDA team. Once we are WFTDA we will be eligible for regional rankings and competing in regional and national WFTDA tournaments.
Thank you for all of your support!