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.

1 comment:

  1. Here's a link to a facebook album from one of friends who drove about 2 hrs from the VT/NH border to watch this.