Saturday, December 24, 2011

Next Open Scrimmage- 1/22/2012

After the great time we had on at the December 18th open scrimmage, we've decided to host another in January.

Besides the Quadfathers and CNY, we had skaters from Albany All-Stars, Capital District Trauma Authority, Hellions of Troy, Oz Rollergirls, Watertown Roller Derby, ROC City, Pioneer Valley, and Garden State. Big thanks to our refs and NSO's who came out from all of these leagues (plus our home folks) too! Overall it was a great experience. We split 36 skaters into 3 teams of 12 and each team played two 30 minute halves against both other teams. Afterwards anyone that wanted to keep playing played another 30 minute half.

The next date will be run very similar, with teams split depending on numbers. $5 per skater admission fee for skaters, refs and NSO's free. Sunday January 22nd- arrive as early as 12, start warming up at 1pm, announcements and scrimmages start at 1:30. We can skate until 4pm.
All skaters who have passed WFTDA/MRDA minimum skills assessments are welcome to participate. All skaters must be comfortable in a co-ed scrimmage environment. Everyone needs one black and one white shirt with at least their player number on it. Our floor is Mateflex sports tile, very similar to SportCourt. The colder it is, the slicker our floor gets. We recommend hybrid wheels.

The venue is called 'SportsPlx' and is located at:
496 French Rd
Utica NY 13502

[It is just behind the train/hobby shop]
The burrito place next door has agreed to provide a number of dishes at $5 per meal prices for us afterwards. We will have menues available.

Please use the google form HERE to sign up, and also check out the facebook event page HERE and RSVP so that people can see who else is coming.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Co-ed Scrimmage Dec 18th!

To break up the monotony of the off-season and have some fun, The Quadfathers will be hosting a co-ed scrimmage on Sunday Dec 18th from 1-4pm. Registration is open to anyone who has passed their WFTDA/MRDA skater minimum skills testing, has skating insurance, and has competed previously. This will be a co-ed scrimmage, so all participants must be comfortable with a co-ed setting and have the ability to restrain themselves from being a douchebag :)
All safety gear must be worn at all times when skates are on feet, no exceptions. No spectators (this means anyone not there to actively participate as a skater or official) are allowed without prior approval.

The cost of the scrimmage will be $5 per skater to help us cover venue rental costs. Money will be collected at the door upon arrival. Signups are being done online via this google form. If we get to 28 skaters, we will wait list the remaining applicants until/if we get to 40 to make 4 teams and 2 full length scrimmages.

Referees and NSO's are also encouraged to apply via the same form to come help out. There is no cost for refs and NSO's.

The venue is called "SportPlx" and is located at:
496 French Rd
Utica, NY 13502

Its very easy on and off from NY Routes 12/8/5. The venue has a Mateflex floor (similar to SportCourt). Although many people are fine on 90-95 hardness wheels, many of us prefer hybrids and are OK on them.

Right next door is a great burrito place called 'Burrito Jonz' and a bar called the Black Cat. We are working on some food and drink specials for afterward, but either way, we plan to get together after the scrimmage for food and drinks.

Any questions please email us at

Friday, September 16, 2011

Quadfathers vs Dirty Dozen, 9/17/2011

On Saturday 9/17/2011, The Quadfathers are hitting the road with our friends the Central New York Roller Derby All-Stars and heading to Northampton, MA for a very much anticipated double header. The Quadfathers will take on the #5 ranked PVRD Dirty Dozen in a MRDA sanctioned bout, and the CNY All- Stars will take on PVRD's Western Mass Destruction in "The Valley vs Central New York"

Doors open at 5 pm, Game Starts at 6 pm. $10 at the door. Kids 12 and under $5 with paying adult. Kids 6 and under free with paying adult. Online for $8 advance at brownpapertickets.

These bouts will also be STREAMED LIVE!!!
Tune in to to watch!!!

Northampton High School, 380 Elm St., Northampton, MA. 01060.

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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Friday Sept 9th: Recruitment and Fundraiser Open Skate in Syracuse!!!

This has been a long time in the making - we have quite a few guys from Syracuse and other points West that have skated with the Quadfathers, and we've been saying forever that we would hold a recruitment event in that area to show some of the local guys what we have to offer, and hopefully get some new skaters ready over the winter for Spring 2012 competitions.
Thanks to Black Mamba Skate Park, we are finally making this happen. On Friday Sept 9th from 6pm-10pm, Black Mamba will host The Quadfathers for a recruitment and fundraising open skate event. We will have recruitment info on hand for any guys interested in joining, along with team merch for sale, and even some giveaways.
This is also a time to come SKATE WITH US! We will be in game shirts, fully geared up, and having some FUN on the floor. So everyone is invited and encouraged to come skate with us, say hi, talk derby, ask questions......we are excited to present ourselves as a team to the Syracuse area.
Black Mamba has generously agreed to donate $3 of each person's skating fees that night to the team, and this money will go directly to defraying teh costs of travel for the Quadfathers to attend the Spring Roll tournament in IN next year. So come have some fun and help support men's derby at the same time!

Please RSVP to the facebook event page HERE if you're coming.

Black Mamba is located in the Sears wing of Shoppingtown Mall in East Dewitt NY. You can reach the store via their website, their facebook, or call 315-422-9500

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Saturday 8/20/2011, The Quadfathers vs the CT Death Quads in Yonkers

Almost a year ago exactly, The Quadfathers squared off against the CT Death Quads in our first full length home bout. CTDQ won that one 122-96. Since that time, both teams have come a long way, both having been accepted in MRDA and upping their play considerably. Expect this to be a hard fought battle for both teams. With a roster of 10 for the Quadfathers vs the DQ's full 14 bench,this will be an endurance and strategy test for the Quadfathers for sure.

This bout is a double header being hosted by the ladies of Suburbia Roller Derby in Yonkers. The girls bout directly following us is SRD's home season championships between the Country Clubbers and the Botoxic Avengers. Doors open at 5pm, men's bout starts at 6pm.

Tickets can be purchased in advance for $12+ HERE.

The event is being held at:
EJ Muray's Memorial Skating Center
348 Tuckahoe Road
Yonkers, NY

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So come on out and cheer us on and watch some awesome derby action! 

Also, RSVP to SRD's event page on facebook and let them know you're coming HERE

Bout Recap: 8/13/2011 vs Burlington Bomb Quads

photo by Pete Rodriguez
On Saturday 8/13/2011 The Quadfathers hosted The Bomb Quads from Burlington VT at JFK Arena in Rome NY. This was the last home bout of the 2011 season, and the Quadfathers certainly tried their best to give the fans a show.

The Quadfathers started out slow falling behind early 11-5 in the first three jams as each team seemed to be feeling each other out for weaknesses. Grambo stepped up to the jammer line in the 4th jam and put up a big 10-0 score that got the ball rolling for the home town boys. Burlington jammer Wraith tied the game in the next jam at 15 all. After that the Quadfathers slowly pulled away and by halftime had a 66-32 lead.
Coming out for the second half the Quadfathers continued to build their lead. They started out the half by going on a 53-0 run in the first ten jams building their lead to 119-32. By the final whistle the Quadfathers walked away with a 162-67 victory.

The Quadfathers put up some pretty impressive stats in the second half, shutting out the Bomb Quads in 17 of 23 jams. They held the visitors to 10 no passes as well while outscoring them 96-35. This is the second game in a row that the Quadfathers have put in a strong second half performance. In the last two home games this season the Quadfathers have outscored their opponents 173-48 in the second half.

Missing from the normal Quadfathers roster for this game were familiar jammers Peach and Ball Zach. With their absence jammer duties fell to Wildstyle and Grambo who both put up career high numbers scoring 79 and 56 respectively. Other game highs were turned in by Die-Lon with a 5.75 points per jam average, WOO with a +47 Pivot +/- ratio and Bobby Brady with a +65 Blocker +/- ratio. The Bomb Quads were lead by Uhoh Uhno with 24 points.

MVPs for the night were Wildstyle of the Quadfathers and Wraith for the visitors.

We couldn’t have put this whole thing together without all the zebras and NSO's who volunteered their time. The refs included:
Magnum Joe (of Central New York)
Miranda Wrights (of Hellions of Troy)
Reffin' Aint Easy (of Central New York)
The Constable (Of Hellions of Troy)
Lizzy Longshanks (of Ithaca League of Woman Rollers)
Pushup Zebra ( of Central New York)
Ref Doomsday (of Green mountain)

 See all the pics from Pete Rodriguez HERE.
If you see more pics posted, please leave a link in the comments field.

Our next bout is 8/20/11 away vs the CT Death Quads in Yonkers (double header in conjunction with Suburbia Roller Derby's home season championship game).

Monday, August 1, 2011

Bout Recap: 7/30/2011 vs Capital District Trauma Authority

(All photos credit Pete Rodriguez)
On Saturday 7/30/2011 The Quadfathers hosted Albany area's Capital District Trauma Authority (CDTA) at JFK Arena in Rome NY. This bout was the much anticipated rematch of the April 2nd 2011 bout of the same teams at the Washington Ave Armory in Albany in which CDTA won 110-77 in their first public bout. The Quadfathers had been working hard in preparation for this rematch and it showed. Coached by Slay West and Mean Squeak, the Quadfathers deployed a noticeable change in teamwork and defensive strategy that proved very difficult for the CDTA jammers.
We couldnt have put this whole thing together without all the zebras and NSO's, so a big thank you to all of you.  Officiating the bout were some familiar faces from nearby places:
Anne Persand (Who had head reffed both bouts between these teams)
Magnum Joe (of Central New York)
Miranda Wrights (of Hellions of Troy)
Reffin' Aint Easy (of Central New York)
Otto A-Linement (of Assault City Roller Derby)
The Constable (Of Hellions of Troy)
Lizzy Longshanks (of Ithaca Legue of Women Rollers)
Special thanks also to Ida Feltersnatch and Eloda Sarcasm for announcing this bout- they did an amazing job and kept it humorous and cool even when the sound system was toppling around them (literally! read on...)
The first half was a very close, hard fought battle between the two teams, with 5 lead changes, disputed ref calls, and tensions high.  CDTA came into the game riding a 2 game win streak looking to make it three.  They jumped out to a quick nine point lead in the first 3 jams for the largest lead of the first half.  At the half, it was CDTA 49 to Quadfathers 44. The Quadfathers came out of the locker room for the second half with a renewed focus and it showed.  They Quadfathers took back the lead in the second jam with a 10 point jam by Die-Lon but CDTA answered right back 2 jams later with a 8 point jam by Jonny Malice to bring the score to 58-57 in favor of the home team.  The Quadfathers then went on a 45 point run holding the visiting team scorless until the 17th jam.  In the 17th CDTA star jammer Up End Atom tried to spark some life into the vistors scoring a quick 5 points and calling it.  The home town team quickly answered back closing out the game putting up a grand slam in each of the last three jams.
The Quads put up some pretty impressive stats in the second half, shutting out CDTA in 18 out of 20 jams.  They also gained lead jammer status 16 out of 20 jams.  Overall scoring in the second half was Quads 77- CDTA 13. The final score was Quadfathers 121-CDTA 62.
The crowd was wowed and cheering mutliple times for huge hits from both teams, sending skaters flying into the barriers, the crowd, and the photographers. A first half shoulder injury to Peach #27 of the QF's had the Quads facing a thinning jammer lineup for the second half but Peach pushed through it and jammed through the rest of the game. At one point in the second half Roarshock #8i8 of CDTA was sent flying off of turn 3 directly into the sound system / DJ table and sent most of the system crashing to the floor around him....luckily, nothing actually hit Roarshock and to everyone's delight the announcers' mics continued to work the whole time, and nothing was damaged (sigh of relief!). A second half injury to the knee of Johnny Rebel #904 of CDTA on turn one had the arena silent for a few minutes as EMT's attended. We've been told Johnny is OK.
By the end of the night the Quadfathers had 4 jammers with 20+ plus points lead by Peach with 35.  CDTA's leading scorer was #11 Jonny Malice with 23 points. 
MVP's were awarded to Up End Atom #9090 of CDTA and Bobby Brady #8 of the QF's.
The Quadfathers would like to especially thank CNY Roller Derby for allowing us the chance to host men's derby bouts in conjunction with their 2011 season. CNY's support has been invaluable to the growth and stability of our league over the past two years, and we are finally (hopefully) giving something back by putting on some very crowd pleasing shows for our common fans!  We would also like to thank the fans who came out and supported us.  We look forward to seeing all of you at our next bout.
Up next for the QF's is a bout on August 13th vs the Burlington Bomb Quads...stay tuned for details!

You can see photos of this bout at these links- please add more links to the comments section as you find them:

Pete Rodriguez's Photos

Monday, July 11, 2011

July 30th: Quadfathers vs Capital District Tauma Authority

Join us at JFK Arena on Saturday July 30th for the much anticipated re-match of The Quadfathers vs. the Capital District Trauma Authority!

In our last bout on April 2nd in Albany, we lost to this team 110-77.  You can read the recap here. With lineup changes, lots of practice, and finally obtaining a floor fit for derby, we feel we have a good chance to get even and win this one, so please come show your support to the local boys in Orange!

This is a double header event, and the men's game will be played first, starting at 5:30pm. The women's portion is the CNY Roller Derby home team season chamionship game between the Blue Collar Betties and the Utica Clubbers.

Advance sale tickets can be purchased for $8 from the following local locations:
The Tramontane Cafe (Lincoln Ave Utica)
Cafe Domenico (Genessee St, Utica)
Bill's Variety Store (Thomas St, Rome)
Black River Ale House (Black Rvr. Blvd. , Rome)

You can also purchase advance tickets online for $8 plus a $1 service fee HERE.

You can also RSVP to the Facebook event and let us know you're coming HERE.

This event is being hosted by CNY Roller Derby, so a big thank you to them for being supportive of men's roller derby.

Fans under 10 yrs and over 65 yrs are admitted free. More details to come on DJ, Halftime Show, Announcers, etc.

We will have multiple new merch items for sale including girl cut tees and girl tanktops for this bout.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

New Merch!

The Quadfathers will have new merchandise for sale starting at this Saturday's CNY Roller Derby double header event.

We've got a new run of the original 'Think Outside The Box' shirts (with back graphic), as seen from the 2010 MDC in the 'This is How I Roll' trailer (check out about 3:57),
We've got girl's tees, we've got tanktops, we've got buttons.

So come and get it!

This Sunday's practice is 11am-1:30pm, then drinks....

The ladies of CNY cancelled their normal Sunday morning practice for 4th of July weekend, so the Quadfathers are starting at 11am on Sunday. Then after practice at around 2pm, please come out and meet us at Uncle's on Main St. in NY Mills for some food and drinks to celebrate our acceptance into the MRDA!

Monday, June 27, 2011

The Quadfathers have been accepted into the Men's Roller Derby Association!

Copied from the press release:

MRDA Reopens Membership and Announces 3 New Member Leagues:
Your Mom Men’s Derby from Des Moines, Iowa
Quadfathers Men's Roller Derby from Utica, NY
Rock City Riot from Fargo-Moorhead, ND

For Immediate Release

June 27, 2011 – Your Mom Men’s Derby becomes the first of three new members of Men’s Roller Derby Association of 2011. YMMD strives to promote roller sports in all its forms, and have been involved in several disciplines of roller sports for a number of years. YMMD’s sister league is the Des Moines Derby Dames, a WFTDA apprentice league. This upstart men's team from Iowa displays prowess and is ready for some serious competition. Your Mom's travel team has scheduled bouts against the top ranked teams of the MRDA for this summer in their quest to be ranked amongst the elite. For more information about YMMD and you are in the Des Moines, Iowa area, you can find information about them here:

Quadfathers Men's Roller Derby joins 2010 Champions, NYSE as the second MRDA members in the state of NY. Quadfathers started like many from the reffing community of their local sister league, who are WFTDA members Central New York Roller Derby. Quadfathers have a home bout against Capital District Trauma Authority on July 30th in Rome NY and then take on veteran MRDA members NYSE at the Empire Skate Showdown in August. For more information about the Quadfathers you can find them here:

Rock City Riot from Fargo, North Dakota, complete the first group of new members of 2011. RCR's sister league is WFTDA apprentice league Fargo-Moorhead Derby Girls, who were key in their development. Neighboring MRDA members are the Twin City Terrors of Minnesota. On June 25, Milwaukee Blitzdkrieg will visit Fargo to bout the Rock City Riot. For more information about Rock City Riot find them here:

The Men’s Roller Derby Association membership opened June 1st for more information about joining:

The Quadfathers would like to extend a big thank you to the MRDA for bringing us in- We are all very excited to represent the MRDA in competition. Congrats also to YMMD and Rock City Riot on their membership.

There will be celebrations this week, stay tuned for where you can meet us all for a toast on a goal achieved!

Friday, May 27, 2011

Change in Practice Day/Time

Hello all- We are taking this weekend off for Memorial Day (with the added bonus of helping CNY Roller Derby set up their brand new SkateCourt floor which we will be benefitting greatly from!), and starting next weekend (so starting Sunday June 5th), we're switching practices to Sundays at 1:30pm.

As always, scrimmage ready skaters from other leagues are welcome, just shoot us an email in advance at You must have full gear and have passed WFTDA minimum skills assesments with your home league to participate, but we're ok with people coming to get extra skate time on the outside of the track too.

Monday, May 9, 2011

5/7/2011 Bout Recap: NY Shock Exchange

Old Bethpage, NY
A short-staffed but dedicated roster of Quadfathers traveled to Long Island on Saturday to take on the undefeated and defending MDRA/MDC national champions, the New York Shock Exchange. This was a very important bout for New York Mens Roller Derby, as this was the first bout in which the national champions faced off against another New York State team.

Skating with only 9 members, the Quadfathers fell behind early and never were able to gain any momentum. The first jam set the tone for the bout as NYSE’s jammer Jonathan R racked up 25 points to zero for the Quadfathers. The next jam gave promise for the Quadfathers, as Peach scored one point for the visitors and the pack held NYSE jammer Rinkworm to one point making it 26-1. Unfortunately, this was the last point the Quadfathers in the first half. The Shock Exchange continued to pile on the points resulting in a 207-1 lead at the half.

The 2nd half mirrored the first half as Shock Exchange Jammer Ronnie Mako reeled off 19 points in the first jam of the final period. The Shock Exchange shut-out continued until the 24th jam of the bout, when Grambo put the Quadfathers back into the score column with a 4 point jam. Unfortunately, this was the last time the Quadfathers were able to get on the scoreboard.

During the second half Die-lon fouled out, Raging Homo was injured with a bloody nose, Peach was injured with a wrist guard to the right eye, and for a time the Quadfathers were skating with a total roster of 6. Fatigue due to being shorthanded on the bench, along with injuries and 13 trips to the penalty box in the 2nd half helped lead to a final score of 382-5, in favor of NYSE. Picking up MVP awards were Widstyle for the Quadfathers and Maulin’ Brando for the NYSE.

While the final score may seem excessive at first, the Quadfathers never gave up and played hard until the end. The never give up attitude of the Quadfathers was appreciated by the crowd and by the members of the Shock Exchange. The Quadfathers look forward to round 2 against NYSE at the Empire Skate Showdown in August.

Next up for the Quadfathers is a home bout against Capital District Trauma Authority on July 30th in Rome NY--

Skating for the Quadfathers were
Bobby Brady
Flyin Phil
Raging Homo

Skating for the NYSE were
Ace of Skates
Bane-ana on Skates
Filthy McNasty
Jack Rabid
Jimmy Rage
Jonathan R
Ladies Knight
Maulin’ Brando
Ronnie Mako
T-Stop Tornado
WolfGang Von Stomp

You can view some pics of the event courtesy of Sean Hale HERE.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Come watch us play the champs!

On Saturday May 7th, The Quadfathers are hitting the road to Long Island for an exciting night of roller derby.
At 6:30pm, The Quadfathers will take on the national champions the New York Shock Exchange, followed by the Long Island Roller Rebels vs Lehigh Valley. It's going to be a fun night of roller derby. Come on out and share the excitement:)

To purchase advance sale tickets, follow this link.

Doors at 6pm. Men's bout begins at 6:30pm.

Skate Safe America
182 Old Bethpage Sweet Hollow Rd
Bethpage, NY 11804

*parking is free but be sure to arrive early.

Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door.

Additional Information:
Tickets can be picked up at the will call table starting at 6:00 pm the day of the event.

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Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Bout Recap 4/2/2011

On April 2nd, the Quadfathers took part in a historic bout with our brethren from Albany, the Capital District Trauma Authority. Not only was it the first ever bout between two New York based men’s teams, it was also the inaugural bout for the CDTA. Along with a rather large contingent of fans, friends, and family, the Quadfathers made the 90 minute trek East to Albany to play in the first bout of a roller derby double-header, followed by our sister squad, the CNYRD All-Stars vs the Albany All-Stars.

Skating for the Quadfathers in the first official bout of the season were:
Woo – 96 – Captain
Raging Homo – 28
Flyin Phil – 5
Peach – 27
Bobby Brady – 8
WildStyle – 215
Grambo – 37
Doom Buggy – 999
Blackjack – 21
Die-Lon – 315
Monster Assault – 555
Jiffy – 17
Zack Attack – 29

Slay West – Bench Coach
Tom-A-Hawk – Assistant/Jam Coach

The Quadfathers were met by CDTA’s lineup of:
Hart Attack – 0bpm
Bear Lee Giveashit – 1FTW
Massacre – H4TE
Jonny Malice – 11
Dr. Dan – 29
The Fox – 40
Wellen Dowd – 72
A Ladd Insane – 73
Roarshock – 8i8
Museknuckle – 1-12
Maul Bunyan – 420
Johnny Rebel – 904
Syko – 5150
Up End Atom - 9090

In front of a raucous and boisterous crowd at the jam-packed Washington Street Armory, the CDTA jumped out to an early lead, forcing the Quadfathers to play catch-up from the beginning of the first half.  Through excellent jam management (assisted by bench/jam coach Tom-A-Hawk) and teamwork, the Quadfathers battled back to take a slight edge near the fifteen minute mark. As the hits and physicality increased, the CDTA took an approximately  ten point lead into the halftime break, after a disputed jam which saw Die-Lon unable to jam after it was alleged he left the track before the starting whistle.

In the 2nd half, the hits and action continued to escalate. Unfortunately for the Quadfathers, so did the amount of penalties and along with that, the CDTA’s lead. The Quadfathers were able to cut into the deficit near the end of the 2nd half, but the lead proved to be insurmountable. The final score was 110-77 in favor of CDTA.

While many were disappointed by the final result, regardless of who you were cheering for, the crowd was treated to 60 minutes of hard-hitting, fast-skating, men’s roller derby action.  The MVP for CDTA was Wellen Dowd #72, and  Peach  #27 from the Quadfathers was given the same honor. Both MVP’s received the infamous and wonderful golden cup (the athletic supporter kind) trophy.

The Quadfathers as a team would like to congratulate CDTA on winning their first bout ever, and look forward to continuing the battle for Upstate New York men’s roller derby supremacy when the CDTA will visit JFK Arena in Rome on July 30th.

The Quadfathers also would like to congratulate our sister team, the CNYRD All-Stars for the victory following our bout, and everyone involved with the bout for being such gracious hosts. We look forward to returning that favor as well when they visit in July.

The Quadfathers will be at CNYRD’s upcoming recruitment/openhouse events on April 6th from 7pm to 10pm and April 9th from 10am-12pm for any and all interested skaters, regardless of skill level or experience. Both events are held at JFK Arena in Rome, NY.  This is a chance to come meet the Quadfathers, talk about the program and upcoming season, see some examples of drills, and even lace up some skates and strap on some pads (we provide!) and try out some skating. Both of these dates have NO COST … they are 100% free.

Next up for the Quadfathers is a bout with the New York Shock Exchange on May 7th in Long Island

Media from the bout (please add links in comments as they become available)
Helmet Cam videos by jam ref Ludachris Speed (Thanks Ludachris!!!)

Photos by Rob Gierthy

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Want to join? Open House April 6th and 9th!!

The ladies at CNY Roller Derby have been kind enough to open their next round of new skater training classes to prospective Quadfathers too.  Please see here for info:

There will be Quadfathers reps on hand for the meet and greet dates and for most of the new skater training. Please drop us a line if you plan to attend

We are opening the doors for interested new recruits to the world of men's roller derby. No skating experience is necessary. Come meet some of the guys and get some info, or throw on some skates and loaner pads and give it a try in a no-pressure environment.
The ladies of CNYRD have been kind enough to allow our interested new guys who are in need of training to attend their upcoming new skater classes, which will be Wednesdays 7-10p and Saturdays 10a-12p from April-July. We can go over costs and expectations at the open house.
Got skating experience already? Come get evaluated and you might be able to jump right into regular practices.
Regular Quadfathers practices are Saturdays 12-3pm, with the possibility of a soon-to-be-announced weeknight coming up.

The open house events are FREE.

The open houses are:
Wednesday April 6th 7-10pm
Saturday April 9th 10a-12p

please click on these links to the facebook events and let us know you're coming!

...and stick around after the Saturday time and watch a men's practice.
...and stick around a bit later than that for CNYRD's first friends and family intraleague bout of the year, Utica Clubbers vs Rome Wreckers for a measly $3 suggested donation.

Monday, March 14, 2011

3/13/2011 Bout @ Burlington recap

On Sunday March 13th, The Quadfathers took to the road for a closed door bout with the Burlington Bombers men's roller derby team. Skating were:

WOO #96 (C)
grambo #37
Die-lon  #315
Blackjack #21
Jiffy  #17
Zach  #29
Raging Homo  #28
Fliyn' Phil  #5
Wildstyle  #215
Doom Buggy  #999
Peach  #27

The Quadfathers were coached by Slay West, assisted by Gutshot (both of CNY Roller Derby)

Special thanks to Itty Bitty Bastard and Cat Scratch Beater (also both of CNY Roller Derby) for helping us out with our impromptu merch table.

The event was run as a fully staffed normal bout, and was held at the Sports and Fitness Edge, a multi-use sports facility in South Burlington which also sponsors the Bomb Quads league. As one of the Bombers guys put it, referring to the rubberized athletic floor for roller skating, "It sucks the soul out of you!", and he was 100% correct. While juking and fast lateral movement was a pleasure, any endurance we thought we had going in was quickly zapped out of us, legs first:)

The Bombers pulled out to an early lead for the first few jams as we got our bearings and developed some strategy.

At the half the score was still tight, with the Quadfathers only leading by around 14 points.
The second half started with 3 Quadfathers players already having accrued 3 minors each, and so Slay West used some strategic poodleing in order to get penalties cleared without suffering huge losses to short lineups. The Quadfathers quickly pulled out another 30 points into the lead, and then stayed well in the lead for the rest of the game. The final score was 156-64.

Big thanks are due to the Bomb Quads’ ref and NSO crew for recruiting all kinds of help to fill out the staff for this scrimmage. There were officials from the Bomb Quads, GMDD (good seeing you again Starslayer!), Plattsburgh, Central VT, and New Hampshire (someone correct if we’re wrong or missing anyone, please!). Officiating for a bunch of loudmouth guys who also ref is always a challenge, and these girls and guys truly did a good job of holding it together and keeping things under control.

We were also covered on the local news, thanks to Annie Cockledeux of GMDD. Thanks Annie! You can see the recap here.

We all had a wonderful time and the Bombers were great hosts. We hope to face them again this season and with any luck we can convince them to come down to Utica to fill our 8/13 home double header with CNY taking on GMDD…..NY vs VT battle royale!

We will add photo links from the scrimmage as soon as they become available. (Hint hint, post em if ya got em folks!)

EDIT 4/4/2011: Here's a link to some awesome video of the scrimmage.

Monday, February 28, 2011

2011-02-26 Scrimmage with Central New York Roller Derby's All-Stars

photo by Pete Rodriguez
 On Saturday 2/26/11 The Quadfathers were happy to host CNY Roller Derby's 'CNY All-Stars' travel team for a scrimmage during our practice time. The scrimmage was made extra interesting by the fact that each team had the other team's coach competing (Die-lon and Slay West).

On the Quadfathers roster were:
#5 Flyin Phil
#8 Bobby Brady
#17 Jiffy
#27 Peach
#28 Raging Homo
#29 Zach
#37 grambo (C)
#215 Wildstyle
#315 Die-lon (A)
#999 Doom Buggy

On the CNY All-Stars roster were:
#xxx0 Sinful Pleasures
#5 Little Bastard
#L8 Betty B. Ready
#13 Slay West
#19 Deadtime Story
#333 Pied Viper
#412 ShortE Fuze
#5150 Moody Obsession
#5689 Gutshot (C)
The All-Stars were bench coached by Anita Grenade #79.

A special thanks to our officials for coming out for this:
Refs- Magnum Joe (CNYRD), Reffin' Aint Easy (CNYRD), Scargeant Pepper (Utica Rollergirls), Otto Alignment (Assault City Roller Derby).
NSO's -  Leia, Mia Malicious, Ganja Ninja, Freegan Brutal, TOM-A-HAWK, Box Bitch, and Eric.

The final score had the Quadfathers 66 to CNY All Stars 141.
The score stayed pretty even throughout the first 5 or so jams, but ultimately penalty trouble killed the Quadfathers as we gave up 30+ points in 2 power jams and then continued to accrue penalties while the All-Stars skated very very clean with almost no penalties. However, our goals of enhanced teamwork and pack awareness were definitely met and it was a very good learning experience.

Great fun was had by all, and some awesome photos were taken courtesy of Pete Rodriguez.
Photos 1
Photos 2

A rematch is planned soon!

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Our Season So Far....

Just an informal update to let you know what our season is looking like so far. Mark your calendars! We're going up against some great teams this season, with more to add soon.
We'll be adding a home date or two and annoucing the matchup for July 30th soon, and we'll make a more formal announcement with a graphic and all that once things are finalized...

March 13th - Away - vs Burlington Bombers (scrimmage)
April 2nd - Away - vs Capital District Trauma Authority (Albany)
May 7th - Away - vs NY Shock Exchange @ LIRR
July 30th - Home - vs TBA
Sept. 3rd - Away - vs NY Shock Exchange @ Empire Skate Showdown
Sept 17th - Away - vs Pioneer Valley's Dirty Dozen (Holyoke, MA)

Friday, January 28, 2011

Our Next Bout! April 2nd in Albany!

We're excited to announce that on Saturday April 2nd The Quadfathers will take on Capital District Men's Roller Derby's Trauma Authority as part of a double header event with Central New York Roller Derby's CNY All-Stars vs the Albany All-Stars. Get on the facebook event page and tell them you're coming!

Albany has been packing the house at the Washington Ave Armory for their bouts, and this one is going to be crazy. If you havent been, the venue is a great place to watch a bout. We foresee a huge crowd, so get your tickets in advance! (via

This is the public debut of men's derby for the capital district (which is enough reason for you ALL to go, riiiiight?!?!?),  along with a long standing rivalry between Albany and CNY for upstate bragging rights after a nail biter 1 point game at last year's Empire Skate Showdown.

So please come out and cheer on all the boys as we help show the city of Albany what men's derby is all about!!

Introducing our coach, Slay West

photo by Vicki Fazio Hopper
The Quadfathers are excited to announce that Slay West #13 of Central New York Roller Derby is now coaching the team. Slay is the Coaching & Training chair for CNYRD, along with the captain of the Blue Collar Betties, and has years of experience in team sports. Plus in 'real life' she's an athletic trainer and god knows we can use someone with medical training on board with the way we play ;)

Slay will also have some guest helpers from CNYRD coming in to show us some moves, and we are grateful for the opportunity to have someone with her experience help us learn to play as a team and push ourselves that extra mile.

Slay showing Funk Roll Brother
 how to stop a jammer

Now Recruiting for 2011 Season!!!

The Quadfathers are looking for new skaters!
Already skate? Great, you sign a waiver and we can jump you into practices anytime and learn-as-you-go. We've got loaner gear and skates available for you to try it out.
If you decide you like it and want to stay, dues are $20 per month and insurance costs $45 for the year.

New to skating? Most of us were too! We are excited that CNY Roller Derby is once again allowing us to have our new skaters jump into their very well organized new skater training class. We will be announcing dates soon, but it will kick off with a meet-and-greet, open skate night at CNYRD's (and our!) soon-to-be-announced new home space in Utica sometime in late February. Following that, there will be new skaters classes Wednesday nights from 7-9 and Saturday mornings from 10-12. During the time you are part of new skater training, you pay $30 per month to CNYRD for their training. A Quadfathers rep will be at most new skater practices to help out ans answer questions.

The team practices Saturdays from 12p-3p, and new skaters are encouraged to stick around after the 10a-12p practice and get to know the team, help out with drills, and watch practice.

We have an exciting season shaping up, so get in NOW!

Questions? Email to and we'll answer promptly. See you on the track!