Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Bout Preview: Richmond Wrecking Belles vs S.F. ShEvil Dead

League: B.ay A.rea D.erby Girls
Teams: Richmond Wrecking Belles and S.F. ShEvil Dead
Date: March 14th, 2009
Time: Doors at 6:30 pm, Bout at 8:00 pm
Location: Herbst Pavilion at Fort Mason Center in San Francisco

This Saturday night bout showcases two of B.A.D.'s local home teams, San Francisco vs. Richmond. ShEvil Dead vs. Wrecking Belles. Zombies vs....uh... Belles!

Just three weeks ago, the scrappy SF team took on B.A.D.'s 2008 season champions the Oakland Outlaws. With a 123 - 52 defeat, it gave the Zombies something to think about in the coming weeks before their match with Richmond.

At the end of last season, SF said goodbye to many longtime players: Miss Moxxxie, Terra NuOne, Pia Mess, Exquisite Corpse, Delia Hardknox, Sgt. Bashin' Butter among others. With the recent draft of the leagues new skaters, the Dead are fielding more rookie skaters than the other two teams in the league. Those fresh blood skaters on the bout roster include: Belle Right Hooks, Trixie Pixie, Booyaya!, and Knock Knock. They also picked up an original B.A.D. Travel Team skater Skatzophrenic who recently came out of retirement.

These new skaters have definitely wowed their more experienced leaguemates! I can say from personal experience that they make the opposing jammers job very difficult. With veteran guidance from jammer/blocker superstar Sassy Slayher and all-star players/coaches Motley Cruz and Kimfectious, the team is shaping up to be harder, faster, and more aggressive.

What can you say about the Richmond Wrecking Belles? They have a pretty damn good track record. Although they eventually lost to Oakland in the 2008 Championsip game (90 -79), they went *undefeated* in their first year as a team in 2007.

This year Richmond has a slightly different line-up than their fans may be used to. They lost their beloved skaters Cutthroat Cathy and Mandi Festo to retirement. They also lost frequent jammer Diane Rott to...Germany. We miss you, Rotty! For their first game of the season, they will also be without star jammer Racey Lane.

But Richmond fans should not fret! With last years mid-season addition of Sacred transfer Brawllen Angel and frequent jammers Friskie Meow and Golden Skate Warrior on the roster, their jamming rotation is flush with talent.

With hard hitters Liza Machete and Demanda Riot in the Richmond pack, this bout is sure to be full of big blocks and a ramped-up audience!

Faces to look for:

Teeny, tiny SF jammer Trixie Pixie! She is fast and elusive.
Big hits from SF blocker Messy Jessy.
Wardrobe malfunction from the always-stylish Coco Motion!
Super aggressive tenacity from Wrecking Belle Velveteen Savage.
Slippery jamming from Astronaughty.
All-over awesomeness from Sassy Slayher and Demanda Riot.

Tickets for this bout are still available for this bout at http://www.bayareaderbygirls.com


Lulu Lockjaw said...

I am bummed that I won't make it up there to see this game!

Lulu Lockjaw said...

I have a derby crush on Demanda!