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