Monday, August 16, 2010

Winter practice location and times

Starting Saturday 9/25 The Quadfathers will practice regularly on Saturdays from 12-3pm at the Utica Center for Development, 726 Washington St in Utica (the former YMCA gym)

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Bout Recap, 8/14/2010

Poster by Garret Ingraham
On Saturday August 14th 2010, The Quadfathers hosted the Connecticut Death Quads at JFK Arena in Rome NY. This was the debut bout for the Quadfathers, the first men’s flat track roller derby team in Central New York.

The Quadfathers faced an uphill battle taking on the veteran Death Quads in their very first bout. The Death Quads quickly jumped all over the inexperienced Quadfathers taking a 17-0 lead. It wasn’t until the 6th jam that the Quadfathers got on the board, when jammer Die-lon  was able to put up 6 points for the home team. It wasn’t until the eleventh jam though that the Quadfathers seem to get settled in. Funk Roll Brother pulled off a big jam grabbing a grand slam and putting up 8 points. This started a 21-6 run for the Quadfathers over a seven jam span. The Death Quads answered right back with a huge 20 point jam by Circle Jerk and ended the half strong a few jams later with a 76-33 lead by the Death Quads.

Photo by Ramon Aiello
The second half saw a rejuvenated Quadfathers team take to the track determined to claw their way back into the game. The Death Quads came out just as strong though and increased their lead to 51 points by the 7th jam of the second half. Finally in the 8th jam was the spark the Quadfathers needed. Rebel Whithout A Pulse put up a big ten point jam. This was followed by big scoring jams from Monster Assault, TOM-A-Hawk and Funk Roll Brother allowing the Quadfathers to finish strong. The second half was definitely the Quadfathers' game, as they outscored the Death Quads 58-33 from the 8th jam on.

In the beginning of the second half, a serious injury to the left wrist of XS'V Force #71 of the QF's caused a slight delay in the game as EMT's and ambulance paramedics responded. We're happy to report that Force will be OK, but his arm/wrist is broken in 3 or more places and he's got quite the cast on now. Force gets the trooper award of the night for going to the ER and actually making it to the after-party for drinks!

In the 14th jam Fro Serious #1819 of CTDQ was expelled for gross misconduct after being called on 2 consecutive majors for a block with two feet off the ground and then insubordination on the way to the penalty box. In the 16th jam Double Oh No #00 of CTDQ was expelled for gross misconduct after he hit Die-lon #315 of QF's with a major back block that the refs considered intentional and well after the end-of-jam whistle. Following this penalty, Beastro #1718 of the QF's was expelled for gross misconduct for fighting, and Circle Jerk #19 of CTDQ was expelled for gross misconduct for swearing and spitting at officials.

In the end the Death Quads' early lead was simply too much for the Quadfathers to overcome and the game ended with a final score 122-96.

Just for the sake of our fans' information, both teams were on friendly terms off the track after the game, and amends were made between feuding parties. Roller derby can become heated and it doesn't mean that we wait for each other in the parking lot to throw just means sometimes we do things we wouldn't in everyday life. Sorry if our little skirmish offended anyone, and a HUGE THANK YOU to our ref and NSO crew for taking our crap. It is the HARDEST thing to do in roller derby to ref a game where there are a great number of refs playing, especially when those refs can be dicks like us. Thank you all for putting up with us and remaining professional and composed.


Leading Scorer:
Quadfathers - Funk Roll Brother 29 points
Death Quads - Circle Jirk 70 points

Highest Points per Jam (more then two jams):
Quadfathers - Funk Roll Brother 5.80 ppj
Death Quads - Circle Jirk 5 ppj

Lead Status:
Quadfathers - TOM-A-HAWK 5
Death Quads - Circle Jirk 9

Average Pivot +/- Leader: (more then two jams):
Quadfathers - Die-lon
Death Quads - Karn Evil

Average Blocker +/- Leader: (more then two jams):
Quadfathers - Beastro
Death Quads - Fro Serious

No official MVP's were handed out in this game, but from the Quadfathers' end we can say that it would have gone to Pastor of Muppets #42.

(please post links to new media as it becomes available in the comments section!)

Photos by Ramon Aiello

Photos by Vicki Fazio Hopper

Photos by Pete Rodriguez

Video Coming Soon!!!

Friday, August 13, 2010

Shirts for sale at Wicked Skatewear!

We had a huge response for our 'Think Outside The Box' Quadfathers' shirts at this year's MDC, but we only had 15 of the original design printed (so if you got one, be proud!). We had another run made for our May 8th expo, but unfortunately the 'box' graphic was a no-go for our printing company.

But guess who doesn't mind printing the box? The awesome girls at Wicked Skatewear, that's who!

Click HERE.

Check it out, and for all of you who wanted shirts that we couldnt get in time, buy 'em from Wicked. Email us a photo of you wearing the shirt for our site!

Thanks B-Train and Strychnine for your help!!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

THIS SATURDAY: Double Header, Men's and Women's Roller Derby!!!!!!

We would like to sincerely thank the ladies of CNY Roller Derby for thier willingness to let us do our thing. Your support will be returned 100fold.

Saturday August 14th 2010 is going to be a big day for roller derby in Rome NY.

The doors to JFK Arena open at 4pm.
At 5pm,The Quadfathers take the track in their first full-length bout versus the Connecticut Death Quads. If you liked what you saw on May 8th in the men's scrimmage we hosted, you will LOVE seeing real team-on-team men's roller derby action.

At 7pm, the ladies of CNYRD's Utica Clubbers will take the track versus the CT Rollergirls'  mixed A&B team. CNYRD is SOOOOO excited to be sharing the track with the CT Rollergirls, who have been some of our biggest proponents, helpers, and mentors both in building our league from the very beginning, and in the process of being a WFTDA apprentice. We look forward to sharing the track with them again (and showing them all that we've learned muahahaha! :)

After almost a year of travel planning CNYRD is thrilled to have a special guest for this bout, all the way from The Romsey Town Rollerbillies in Cambridge UK, our leopard and zombie green friend, Trash Gash.

As usual, advance sale tickets can be purchased for $10.
They can be purchased online from by clicking HERE.
Advance sale tickets can be purchased in person from the Tramontane Cafe (Utica), Cafe Domenico (Utica) or Bill's Variety Store (Rome).
Tickets can be purchased at the door for $12. $1 of every ticket sold at the door is donated to the YWCA's Domestic Violence Programs
Adults age 65 and over and children 10 and under are free.

The national anthem will be performed this bout by The Beam Brothers.

Music for the ladies bout will be provided by DJ DeafGeoff aka Funk Roll Brother #303 of The Quadfathers (he'll be a little busy during the men's portion!)

We hope that you can join us for this huge day of derby! It's 2 bouts for the price of 1, and twice the fun!

We've got a website started!!!

Logo by Jamie Cross
It's only in its infancy, but soon you'll be able to connect with and keep up to date on The Quadfathers very easily. Please check it out, set yourself up as a follower, and give us feedback as we stumble through the creation process:)