Wednesday, June 24, 2009

This Weekend in Nor Cal Roller Derby

Humboldt Redwood Rollers 98
vs ACDG's Rocket Queens 89

Now I believe that the Rocket Queens are the B team for the Angel City Derby Girls. ACDG is a staple of West Coast roller derby. They are a WFTDA team that has been around for several years. They recently took second place at the all-California flat-track tournament, the Big One. Humboldt is in the midst of their second season. The Redwood Rollers suffered a loss from the B.A.D. Girls Oakland Outlaws last month but regained their confidence with a back and fourth close game with this So Cal team.

Central Coast Roller Derby 90 vs B.ay A.rea D.erby Girls Plan B Team 88

Sadly, this was the last game for B.A.D.'s Plan B. After a loss against Central Coast this weekend and an appearance last month at The Big One, the leagues B team has been disbanded. There seems to not be enough time or resources within the league to keep it going right now.

I wasn't in attendance for the game and I'd rather not repeat the comments I heard about the overall experience for fear of heresy. But a look at the score should tell you how close this game was and how it probably could have gone either way. Sometimes, when a game is a matter of mere points, it's easy to place the blame somewhere. It's easy to look back at that one jam that you thought you were cheated out of points or you thought you shouldn't have gotten that major penalty.

However, you can't go back and have a do-over. You just have to buck up and remind yourself that next time you'll get them. Next time.

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