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Drum roll please… Announcing Season 7!

Posted: January 18, 2013 by burningriverrollergirls in Black & Blue, Bout Recaps, BRRG News, General, home teams

brrglogo_whiteIt’s a New Year and you know what that means — another season of hard-hitting roller derby action from the Burning River Roller Girls! While you’ve been eagerly anticipating Season 7, we’ve been hard at work training our new recruits, scrimmaging and getting ready to bring it all for our fans.

While you’ll see many of your favorite skaters returning and the same action-packed game you know and love, 2013 brings a few changes. A revamping of the WFTDA rules includes one-whistle starts for both jammers and blockers and the elimination of minor penalties. Stay tuned for an upcoming post on what this means for the fans.

Equally exciting is our new home — Ohio Nets Sports Complex in Parma. If you attended Black and Blue 7 in December for our inaugural bout at Ohio Nets, you’ll know it’s a great venue with seating close to the action and plentiful parking. And if you didn’t, what were you thinking?! We’ll forgive you — catch up on what you missed here

Bout dates:   February 16, March 16, April 20, May 11, June 1, June 22, July 20  Bonus!  Hangover Bout:   May 12 against Forty Wayne

You can get your season passes and February bout tickets through Brown Paper Tickets here:

Passes

http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/319974

Feb 16 opener

http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/318930

The skaters of the Burning River Roller Girls, Cleveland’s premier
flat track roller derby league, love two things: roller derby and the
city of Cleveland. That’s why this group of exceptional athletes is
proud to present Black & Blue 7, the league’s seventh annual charity
bout, which combines hard-hitting roller derby action with an
opportunity to give back to our city.

The event will take place Saturday, Dec. 1 at the Ohio Nets Sports
Complex in Parma.  The actions starts at 7:00 p.m.

This year, the league will be donating a portion of every ticket sale
to Beech Brook, a Northeast Ohio agency designed to provide
prevention, intervention and treatment programs for some of the area’s
most vulnerable children, teens and families. For more than 160 years,
Beech Brook has been providing services ranging from mentoring and
counseling to fostering and adoption.

All of the teams of the Burning River Roller Girls will regroup into
Team Black and Team Blue for one of the most exciting roller derby
events of the year. Fans can win the right to captain the teams via a
special eBay auction, in which proceeds will be donated to Beech
Brook. Captains will be able to draft their favorite skaters, attend
practices and share in the excitement and glory of game day, all while
helping a great cause.  Links to our auction will be updated at 8:00 p.m. Be sure to check our Facebook page!

But the highlight of night will be the halftime show, in which the new
recruits of the Burning River Roller Girls will engage in a battle of
full-contact musical chairs—on skates! This aggressive event keeps
fans talking all year long and acts as a rite of passage to the newest
members of the league.

Tickets
Adult advance: $12
Adult day-of: $15
Kids: Ages 6-12 are $8; 5 and younger, FREE
Groups (20+): $10
VIP (Includes free parking and two beers): $18
Tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance at
Brown Paper Tickets

Venue information
Doors open at 6 p.m. / Bout begins at 7 p.m.
Ohio Nets Sports Complex
12665 Corporate Drive, Parma, OH 44130

For more information:
Website:        www.BurningRiverRollerGirls.com
Facebook:       www.facebook.com/BurningRiverRollerGirls
Twitter:        www.twitter.com/#!/BurningRiver
BRRG Blog:      www.burningriverrollergirls.wordpress.com

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Burning River Roller Girls Season 6 officially came to an end over the weekend as we celebrated our league members with an amazing awards banquet.  Below you will find a list of winners – we’re so proud!  We couldn’t fit all of the photos into the post, so here’s just a taste.  Thank you to our very own Buddha (Victoria Stanbridge)  for taking the photos.  You can see more of her professional work here.  

Can’t wait to start Season 7!  We will have more details in the next few weeks, so please stay tuned!

League Awards

League MVP – The Killustrator

Best Jammer – Premo Donna
Best Blocker – Finnish-HER
Rookie of the Year – …oooh Shinee!
Most Improved – Mary Kaos
Derby Queen – Amstel Standin’
Most Intimidating – Morbid Cherub
Joan Weston Leadership Award: TIE!!!!  Eva Lucien & Mosh Spice
Most Dedicated Ref – David Feck’em
Most Dedicated NSO – Travis Sickle
CoCo Sparx Best Butt Award – West Nel Virus
Rockin Rack – Beatrix Wicked
Gorgeous Gams – Rainbow Fright
AllStars
MVP – The Killustrator
Best Jammer – The Killustrator
Best Blocker – Finnish-HER
Most Improved – Premo Donna
Rookie of the Year – oooh Shinee!
HazMat
MVP – Professor Booty
Best Jammer – Marion Razorwound
Best Blocker – Decibelle
Rookie of the Year- Mandy Maggots
Most Improved – Beatrix Wicked
Pyromaniacs
Jammer – Tuety Turmoil
MVP – 3 way tie: Dirty Rotten Oar, Social Batterfly, Hellz Kellz
Best Blocker – Pathojane
Most Improved – Hellz Kellz
Hellbombers
MVP – Professor Booty
Best Jammer – Marion Razorwound
Best Blocker – TIE – Morbid Cherub & Ivanna Destroya
Rookie of the Year – Action Jackson
Most Improved – Mary Kaos
Rolling PinUps
MVP – Punkd Pixie
Best Jammer – Punkd Pixie
Best Blocker – Rae Gunn
Rookie of the Year – oooh Shinee
Most Improved – Mandy Maggots
Steamers
MVP – The Killustrator
Best Jammer – Maulibu Barbie
Best Blocker – Rainbow Fright
Rookie of the Year – Knock Off Hanbag
Most Improved – Knock Off Hanbag
Hard Knockers
MVP – Bad Mooney Rising
Best Jammer – Premo Donna
Best Blocker – Finnish-HER
Rookie of the Year – Scarlet Go Dancin
Most Improved – Thrash-her

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.

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

Here’s everything you need to know for this weekend’s bouts!

MAY 5

Preshow Bout: Pyromaniacs vs. Sandusky Roller Girls
Bout 1: Hard Knockers vs. Hellbombers
Bout 2: Cleveland Steamers 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. / Preshow bout, 5:15 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.

What’s with this preshow bout? The Sandusky Roller Girls 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 four home 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 new BRRG Kids Club and our memorial table for Luna Lovewound in the concourse. Also try your luck at today’s raffle, and 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.

Also, the Wolstein Center does serve alcohol, including fancier drinks at the bar concession areas, for those who are looking to kick off your Cinco de Mayo festivities.

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!

MAY 6

Burning River All-Stars vs. Long Island Roller Rebels

Tickets:
General admission: $3 (cash only). Available at the door.
Free for season pass holders.

Doors open at 10 a.m. / Bout 10:20 a.m.
Pla-Mor Roller Rink
22466 Shore Center Drive
Cleveland, OH

Extras: Concessions will be available for purchase. Also, bring your own plastic chair or soft mat to sit on if you’re not comfortable on the floor.

More details about this weekend can be found here.