And there it is! For the first time ever, the Death Track Dolls have swept the regular season and will be making an appearance in Battle for the Boot – and boy did they earn it this year. Their competition will be decided Saturday May 25th when the Gore-Gore Rollergirls and the Smoke City Betties meet in the ToRD semi finals – tickets will be on sale soon. Also making their 2013 debut at the semi finals will be this season’s fine crop of D-VAS! They will be opening up the night with a bout against the South Simcoe Rebel Rollers.
Saturday night opened up with the Chicks Ahoy challenging the Gore-Gore Rollergirls. Both teams were missing key players who were away in Cincinnati playing with CN Power (keep reading for more details), and the Chicks were suffering injuries to their core jammer rotation. The Gores dominated the game from the start and amassed a pretty large lead early in the first half, which they would extend in the second, though the Chicks made them work for each point.
Final score: Gore-Gore Rollergirls 323 – 75 Chicks Ahoy
Following, the Death Track Dolls and Smoke City Betties hit the track. The opening half of the game was very tight, until the Dolls capitalized on Betties jammer penalty trouble to open up a lead. The game continued to be fast paced and hard hitting, each team trying to one up the other with strategy. In the end, the depth of skill the Dolls have shown this year shone true, and they took home the game to close out an impressive unbeaten season.
Final score: Death Track Dolls 265 – 63 Smoke City Betties
RogersTV was at the Bunker and filmed both bouts – tune in to RogersTV cable 10/63 on May 18th at 8pm for Gores vs. Chicks, and on May 19th at 8pm for Betties vs. Dolls.
Outside of Toronto, CN Power (#49) was busy taking on the #38 ranked Cincinnati Rollergirls in their home venue. Steadily working their way up the WFTDA rankings chart, CN Power is on the cusp of breaking into the Division 1 list, and their drive and determination showed in the tight and exciting game on Saturday night.
Final score: Cincinnati Rollergirls Black Sleep 217 – 188 CN Power.