Archive for June, 2012

Come support our HazMat skaters in Youngstown!

Posted: June 28, 2012 by burningriverrollergirls in BRRG News, Hazmat

It’s road trip time again derby fans, and this event is pretty exciting!

It’s 12 hours of roller derby action at the Covelli Centre in Youngstown for the Ruckus in the Rustbelt Tournament, including the Burning River Roller Girls’ HazMat Crew!

The event is hosted by the Little Steel Derby Girls and co-hosted by NEO Roller Derby. Doors open at 8 a.m. and the evnt is scheduled to end at 8 p.m. Our HazMat skaters will be hitting the track around noon for those who want to sleep in a bit.

See you Saturday in your orange and blue!

Hellbombers raise their trophy high … and Cleveland is Amazing.

Howdy, roller derby fans! Unless you’ve been living under a rock you know that our home team championships were earlier this month. While the Rolling Pin-Ups were able to overcome the reigning champs, the Hellbombers, earlier in the season, the girls in black and red were not about to hand over that Hazard Cup.

The Hellbombers won the championships 145-101.

Here are some other key scores and a recap of June 9 championships. But derby isn’t over yet for the season! Our HazMat Crew will be in Youngstown this Saturday, and both HazMat and All-Stars will be playing in Akron July 14. More details on those bouts tomorrow.

May 5 – Semifinals

Hellbombers 181, Hard Knockers 81
Rolling Pin-Ups 138, Cleveland Steamers 97

June 9 – Championships

Hard Knockers 185, Cleveland Steamers 84
Hellbombers 145, Rolling Pin-Ups 101

June 16
Burning River travel teams vs. Tri-City Roller Girls
BRRG’s Pyromaniacs vs. Glass City

Pyromaniacs 83, Glass City Rollers 19
Burning River All-Stars 125,  Tri-City Thunder 147
HazMat Crew 214, Tri-City Plan B 118

Premo Donna and the Killustrator round the track skate for skate.

The Hard Knockers and the Cleveland Steamers opened the night June 9, vying for third and fourth place among the Burning River home teams.

The first half was mostly dominated by the Hard Knockers, with the score hitting 31-8 by the 13th jam. But a 15-point jam by the Killustrator of the Steamers (the biggest score from either team for the half) evened the playing field a little, bring the score to a more attainable 31-23.

The first half ended with a score of Hard Knockers 55 to Cleveland Steamers 42, making it anyone’s game.

A swarm of Hard Knockers!

But the Hard Knockers really stepped up their game in the second half. Premo Donna slammed the Steamers with three double-digit jams in the first 9 jams, with 14, 19, and 19 points respectively, bringing the score 119-56. Scarlet GoDancin sealed the deal with a  25-point jam.

Final score 185-84, with the Hard Knockers scoring 130 of those points in the second half!

Lead change was the name of the game in the first half of the Rolling Pin-Ups vs. Hellbombers bout. A Hellbomber lead was snatched by Punkd Pixie’s 18 point jam, giving the Pin-Ups a 28-14 lead.

Eduskater took the lead back a few jams later with a 13-point jam. Punkd Pixie quickly responded with 13 points of her own, only to have the lead taken again by a 12-point jam from Marion Razorwound.

Hidden Ajennda puts a stop to Razorwound.

The Pin-Ups had 58 at the half against the Hellbombers 62.

The Hellbombers would maintain that lead throughout the second half. Several key jams solidified the lead for the Hellbombers, including a 20-point jam for Professor Booty (the skater formerly known as Your Royal Majesty formerly known as Professor Booty).

Final score Hellbombers 145 to Rolling Pin-Ups 101.

Congrats to the Hellbombers, and stay tuned for more travel team action coming your way this summer! For more play-by-play updates of past games and future events, check our live Twitter updates at www.twitter.com/burningriver.

Travel team bouts

Here’s everything you need to know for today’s bout!

Preshow Bout: Pyromaniacs vs. Glass City Rollers (Toledo)
Bout 1: Burning River All-Stars vs. Tri-City Thunder (Kitchener, Ontario)
Bout 2: Burning River HazMat Crew vs. Tri-City Plan B (Kitchener, Ontario)

Tickets can still be purchased in person at the Wolstein Center box office when you arrive.

Doors open at 5 p.m. / Home teams, 6 p.m.
Wolstein Center – Cleveland State University
2000 Prospect Ave.
Cleveland, Ohio

Tickets:
General admission
Adult day-of: $17
Kids (12 and younger): $6
Special group (Student, Military, etc.): $10

VIP admission
Adult day-of: $20
VIP special group (Student, Military, etc.): $12

What does VIP mean? VIP gets you access to the sectioned off area on the floor with tables and chairs (see the action up-close without sitting on the floor)! It also gives you access to a private cash bar, so you never have to leave the action for refreshments. You as always can also sit wherever you want in the Wolstein Center, but you always have special access to this section.

I’m new to roller derby. What’s happening on the track? Great! Welcome! Look for our “Ask Me About Derby” representatives. Skaters will be walking around during the bouts with bright orange shirts. They are ready to answer any questions you might have about roller derby, from the basics to trickier strategic plays happening on the track.

What’s with this preshow bout? The Glass City Rollers will be matched up with BRRG’s Pyromaniacs, our farm team from which our other teams draft. The teams will play one 30-minute period before the travel teams face off, so show up a little early to cheer on the rising stars of the BRRG!

Parking is available in several parking areas and on streets near the Wolstein Center. The easiest access is a parking deck right next door. In the past, parking has cost about $6, but we have no control over this area, so there’s no guarantee that will be the price today. Just make sure you have cash on hand. In the past, the deck has closed at midnight. Make sure you check the times when you park.

Extras: Check out our BRRG Kids Club and our memorial table for Luna Lovewound in the concourse. Join us in the fan zone on the track after the last bout for skater autographs!

Also, the Wolstein Center does serve alcohol, including fancier drinks at the bar concession areas. Take our food and drink survey to let the Wolstein Center know what you would like to see more of at our bouts! Look for Katniss Evermean around the raffle table area. She’s also collecting survey information there.

AFTER PARTY: There will be an after party event at the Old Angle Tavern, 1848 West 25th St., Cleveland. Bring your ticket stub and come join the skaters as they celebrate!

Our home team season is over, and normally, that’s it for fans of the Burning River Roller Girls until our charity bout in the fall.

But this year, the excitement is just beginning.

This Saturday, June 16, our travel teams will compete against the Tri-City Roller Girls from Kitchener, Ontario in a double-header event!

These aren’t exhibition games. This is the real deal.  Saturday’s bouts will count toward our regional cred and will posture us in the WFTDA (Women’s Flat Track Derby Association) national rankings.

The HazMat Crew (B-team) and the Burning River All-Stars (A-team) are made up of the best skaters from our home teams. Imagine the Killustrator of the Cleveland Steamers skating on the same team as Hidden Ajennda of the Rolling Pin-Ups. Or Premo Donna of the Hard Knockers getting an assist from Morbid Cherub of the Hellbombers.

It’s a dream team for Cleveland roller derby fans, and it’s all going down this Saturday. Witness the best of the best of the Burning River Roller Girls as they compete in the first ever international roller derby bout at the Wolstein Center!

And if that wasn’t enough, show up early to watch our special guests, the Glass City Rollers of Toldeo face off against BRRG’s Pyromaniacs, the team from which our home teams draft skaters. You’ll want to keep an eye on these faces — they are the future of BRRG!

Tickets are $12 in advance, $17 at the door. Be there! Oh and don’t forget to wear your orange and blue!

Did you miss our semifinals May 5? Here’s a glimpse at what you missed:

Pyromaniacs vs. Sandusky

Hellbombers vs. Hard Knockers

Rolling Pin-Ups vs. Cleveland Steamers

If you missed out, don’t make the same mistake again! Here’s everything you need to know for today’s bout!

Preshow Bout: Cleveland Firestarters Junior Roller Derby
Bout 1: Hard Knockers vs. Cleveland Steamers
Bout 2: Hellbombers vs. Rolling Pin-Ups

Tickets can still be purchased in person at the Wolstein Center box office when you arrive.

Doors open at 5 p.m. / Home teams, 6 p.m.
Wolstein Center – Cleveland State University
2000 Prospect Ave.
Cleveland, Ohio

Tickets:
General admission
Adult day-of: $17
Kids (12 and younger): $6
Special group (Student, Military, etc.): $10

VIP admission
Adult day-of: $20
VIP special group (Student, Military, etc.): $12

What does VIP mean? VIP gets you access to the sectioned off area on the floor with tables and chairs (see the action up-close without sitting on the floor)! It also gives you access to a private cash bar, so you never have to leave the action for refreshments. You as always can also sit wherever you want in the Wolstein Center, but you always have special access to this section.

I’m new to roller derby. What’s happening on the track? Great! Welcome! We have programs available for only $2 that include a break down of the basics of roller derby with rules and graphics. A great resource for newbies or those who want to refine their knowledge. Also look for our “Ask Me About Derby” representatives. Skaters will be walking around during the bouts with bright orange shirts. They are ready to answer any questions you might have about roller derby, from the basics to trickier strategic plays happening on the track.

Parking is available in several parking areas and on streets near the Wolstein Center. The easiest access is a parking deck right next door. In the past, parking has cost about $6, but we have no control over this area, so there’s no guarantee that will be the price today. Just make sure you have cash on hand. In the past, the deck has closed at midnight. Make sure you check the times when you park.

Extras: Check out our BRRG Kids Club and our memorial table for Luna Lovewound in the concourse. Also try your luck at today’s raffle, a basket filled with gobs of gift cards and goodies. Join us in the fan zone on the track after the last bout for skater autographs!

Also, the Wolstein Center does serve alcohol, including fancier drinks at the bar concession areas. Take our food and drink survey to let the Wolstein Center know what you would like to see more of at our bouts!

AFTER PARTY: There will be an after party event at the Harbor Inn, 1219 Main Avenue, Cleveland. Bring your ticket stub and come join the skaters as they celebrate!

Who will take home the Hazard Cup??? Find out tonight!

Derby is on the rise around the globe, and Cleveland is no different. The Burning River Roller Girls, Cleveland’s premier flat track roller derby league, is ushering in a brand new era this season with not only its traditional five home team bouts, but also, for the first time ever, two travel team events at the Wolstein Center in Cleveland!

 

The Eduskater tries to edge past decibelle.

JUNE 9

The league will conclude its home team season Saturday, June 9 with a championship double-header full of hard hits, high skill, fast action and fun for the entire family!

Be there as Cleveland’s four home teams face off, starting with the Cleveland Steamers vs. the Hard Knockers vying for third and fourth place.

Then for the third year in a row, the Hellbombers and the Rolling Pin-Ups will duke it out for all the glory and the right to take home the Hazard Cup! Will the reigning champs, the Hellbombers, keep the coveted trophy? Or will the Pin-Ups reclaim the title they held in 2010? Either way, this promises to be an edge-of-your-seat event!

Arrive a little early to watch Cleveland’s junior roller derby league, The Firestarters, perform during a pre-show bout.

 JUNE 16

If you love our home teams, you won’t want to miss our travel teams! See your favorite skaters from the league join forces to take on regional rivals. The Burning River All-Stars and HazMat Crew make up the best of the best of the Burning River Roller Girls, and they aim to prove it!

Saturday, June 16, the HazMat Crew will take on Tri-City Plan B from Kitchener, Ontario. Then the All-Stars will battle the Tri-City Thunder in a WFTDA (Women’s Flat Track Derby Association) bout that will count toward the team’s national rankings.

The evening will kick off with a pre-show bout featuring Burning River’s farm team, the Pyromaniacs, vs. the Glass City Rollers of Toledo, Ohio.

 TICKETS                   

General admission
Adult advance: $12
Adult day-of: $17
Kids (12 and younger): $6
Special group (Student, Military, etc.): $10
 
VIP admission
Adult advance: $15
Adult day-of: $20
VIP special group (Student, Military, etc.): $12

Have a group of 10+ from your work or other organization? Call the Wolstein Center to inquire about special pricing. Tickets can be purchased in person at the Wolstein Center box office, by phone at 1-877-468-4946 or online at http://www.wolsteincenter.com.*

*Processing/convenience fees apply for online and phone orders.

 Venue information

Doors open at 5 p.m. / Bouts begin at 6 p.m. / Pre-show events start at 5:15 p.m.
Wolstein Center – Cleveland State University
2000 Prospect Ave.
Cleveland, Ohio

Brewhaha!

Posted: June 1, 2012 by burningriverrollergirls in travel teams, WFTDA rankings
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The Brewcity Bruisers are hosting the Midwest Brewhaha this weekend — a two-day event in Milwaukee with 25 teams, two flat tracks and derby all day long. And your very own Burning River All-Stars are going to be there!

Saturday at 5 p.m. the All-Stars will match up against Toronto Roller Derby League’s CN Power. Sunday at 5 p.m. they will playthe Chicago Outfit Syndicate.

Both bouts will be WFTDA sanctioned, meaning the outcomes will count toward our national rankings!

Can’t make it to Milwaukee? Check Derby News Network for live coverage. A schedule of their coverage has not been posted yet, but click here for updates.

Wish our ladies in blue and orange good luck as they hit the road!!!