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4/20/2019 San Francisco ShEvil Dead v. Oakland Outlaw Game Recap

While winds raged outside the Palace of Fine Arts, crowds gathered inside to witness the opening bout of Bay Area Derby’s 2019 season. It was the newly-zested zombies of San Francisco ShEvil Dead playing against the outstanding Oakland Outlaws (champs of the #20SkateTeen season). Fans feasted on hotdogs and nachos to sustain their raucous yells as music from the Silk Road Truckers raised heart rates and anticipation — which team would come out on top?

Legs//Cité of Oakland took the line against Neuralize HER of the ShEvil Dead. A piercing whistle marked the start of the game, and the jammers were off! Legs//Cité pushed through the pack as lead jammer, scoring the first two points of the game. Next on the line was Snatch of the Oakland Outlaws, who pirouetted her away down the outside line and away from the pack. ShEvil’s jammer, Disco Brawl, kept pace with a brilliant star pass to the ShEvil pivot, Snakes Anna Plane, a pattern that would continue throughout the game. The first point for the zombies came when Red Hot Chilli Wrecker of ShEvil was able to get lead jammer status against Blood, Sweat, & Ears of the Outlaws and quickly call off the jam.

Throughout the first half of the game both teams struggled to skate on the slippery track. Oakland demonstrated solid footwork on the line and smart gameplay by scoring several points, then calling off the jam to prevent ShEvil jammers from scoring. Meanwhile, ShEvil experienced success in the last fifteen minutes of the first half, driving hard through the center of the pack and avoiding being hit out of bounds. Nonetheless, at halftime, Oakland led against the ShEvil Dead with a score of 106 – 42.

The Outlaws sustained their winning momentum in the second half, and were able to lock down their defense as skaters adjusted to the slick track. In the first few jams of the second half, blockers Lethally Blonde, Grim Reeba, Eris Jordan, and pivot Esteemed Bun Bun each played effective offense against ShEvil, creating opportunities for their jammer to pass by on the line and earn points. ShEvil Dead blockers Danger Dre and Brick Houser provided notable defense against Oakland, especially as they dealt with a power jam for the Outlaws in the first five minutes of play, and Stomping Hound scored ShEvil’s first points of the second half shortly thereafter. ShEvil jammer Neuralize HER came out hot after a team time out ten minutes into the second half, and scored seven much needed points for the zombies.

Throughout the second half fans saw more official and team timeouts and exciting power jams for each team. The last six minutes of play exemplified the game, with powerful play on both sides, and high-scoring jams for Oakland. In the nineteenth jam, Legs//Cité ran on her toes along the inside line to make the initial pass through the pack, while Hieronymus Bash and Ripley Effect provided relentless offense for the Outlaws. Wicked Bruisah of ShEvil made a powerful hit on Legs//Cité, knocking her out of bounds, although she was quickly back on the track scoring points.

The Outlaws sustained a victory of 267 – 95, and will return to the Palace of Fine Arts to defend their title against the Berkeley Resistance on June 1st. The hardworking zombies aren’t returning to their graves just yet, and will have another chance to triumph against the Resistance on July 13th. You won’t want to miss the action!

06/01/2019 Roller Derby Game 2: Oakland Outlaws vs. The Berkeley Resistance

Date: June 1, 2019
Where: The Palace of the Fine Arts
Cost: $20 – $30
Doors open: 5:00 PM
Game starts: 7:00 PM





After a riveting game against the ShEvil Dead in April, the Oakland Outlaws must now face-off against the fearsome Berkeley Resistance! 

The Resistance arrives this season on the hunt for a return to their status as league champs, but the Outlaws are determined to defend their 2018 title!  This bout is sure to be full of big hits, powerful jammers, and nonstop fun for all!

Where: The Palace of the Fine Arts Venue
When: June 1, 2019
Doors Open: 5:00 PM
First Whistle: 7:00 PM
General Admission: $20 (Kids 7 and under free)
VIP Admission: $30

Outside food and alcohol are not permitted but there will be food, beverages and alcohol available for purchase. Bars are cash only. There is an ATM on site.

General admission includes:

Bleachers, floor trackside seating (bring blankets, pillows, support cushions), and standing room areas. NO outside chairs allowed.

Accessible seating is also available.

VIP Admission Includes:

Limited VIP seating in prime viewing area (along the start straightaway and into turn 1), and dedicated line at the bar.

Entrance to the venue:

The doors to the event are on the inner portion of the building, near the famous rotunda.

For parking and public transportation information, visit SFMTA websites:

Short Term Parking Permits: https://www.sfmta.com/sites/default/files/reports-and-documents/2017/09/rpp_temp_permit_app_fy18_eng_v5.pdf

Public Transportation: https://www.sfmta.com/getting-around-san-francisco

BAD events at the Palace of the Fine Arts Venue are ADA accessible.

After party hosted by Silver Cloud Restaurant and Bar in San Francisco

Questions? Please email events@bayareaderby.com

2019 Oakland Outlaws Team Preview

The Outlaws are led by coaches Esteemed Bun Bun (#42)–a notorious Outlaw since 2012 who dominates with intensity, speed, and precision–and Grim Reeba (#666), who proved herself a fierce competitor last season after being drafted to the Outlaws straight out of BAD’s Reckless Rollers program and BAD Beginnings Boot Camp.

The Outlaws are building a unique chemistry that comes from a blend of strong, experienced, skaters and mentors like Dreadzilla (#333), Lethally Blonde (#45) and Legs//Cité (#1395), in addition to returning skaters at early stages of their careers and newly drafted rookies. This year, the team welcomes Luna Shovegood (#16), Maya (#847) and Foxosaurus (369) as early season draftees.  Evolving team strategies involve difficult-to-counter offense and fleet-footed jammer work characteristic of the Outlaws.

The team plays their first bout of the season against the ravenous zombies of the San Francisco ShEvil Dead on April 20th at the Palace of Fine Arts.  Will they be able to defend their title as League Champs all the way through August? Or will Berkeley and San Francisco give the Outlaws a tough fight?  Only time and scores will tell!

Current team roster:

#9 Blood Sweat and Ears || #88 Bent Burns || #333 Dreadzilla || #023 Eris Jordan || #42 Esteemed Bun Bun || #369 Foxosaurus || #805 Greer Factor || #666 Grim Reeba || #1929 Hieronymus Bash || #1395 Legs//Cité || #45 Lethally Blonde || #16 Luna Shovegood || #847 Maya || #483 Ripley Effect || #1062 Snatch || #29 Spiller

Bench Coach: Wilma Honey

BAD Home Championship Doubleheader

As the #20skateteen season comes to an end, Bay Area Derby plans to go out with a bang!  We’ve got TWO amazing games scheduled for August 25th at the Palace of Fine Arts, so bring your friends and families for one no-holds-barred night of hard-hitting roller derby!

In the first match-up at 5 PM, the Berkeley Resistance will take on Sonoma County Roller Derby.  Immediately after, at 7 PM, is the title bout — the Oakland Outlaws versus the San Francisco ShEvil Dead. Oakland seeks vengeance after SF narrowly took the win in July while San Francisco wants to close out the season undefeated.  Which team will gain the title of BAD Champs for 2018? You’ll just have to come and find out for yourselves.

Be sure to get there early and have cash ready to buy tickets for our fan-favorite raffle and wheel roll!

Outside food and alcohol are not permitted but there will be food, beverages and alcohol available for purchase. Bars are cash only. There is an ATM on site.


Buy Tickets

General admission includes:

  • Bleachers and floor trackside seating (bring blankets, pillows, and support cushions) and standing room areas. NO outside chairs allowed.
  • Accessible seating is also available.

VIP Admission Includes:

  • Limited VIP seating in prime viewing area (along the start straightaway and into turn 1), and dedicated line at the bar.
  • Season tickets include:
  • General admission seating for all four games plus VIP bar line access.

Parking:

There are a limited number of free parking spaces at the Palace of the Fine Arts available on a first come, first served basis. There is also limited street parking available as well. As always, be sure to obey all posting parking signs and lock up any valuables.

We strongly encourage carpooling and using public transit to our games.

Public Transportation:

The Palace of the Fine Art has access by San Francisco Muni buses #30, #43, #28, and #29. Muni bus lines #22, #41, and #45 also stop in the vicinity. From Fisherman’s Wharf take the #30 Stockton bus. For more information, call Muni at (415) 673-6864 or check the SFMTA trip planner. https://www.sfmta.com/getting-around-san-francisco

If you’re taking BART, get off at the Montgomery Street station, walk one half-block up Market Street to Third Street, and catch the #30 Stockton bus on the corner.

After Party:

TBD

Schedule

Game 1: Berkeley Resistance v. Sonoma County Roller Derby
First Whistle: 5:00 PM

Game 2: Oakland Outlaws v. San Francisco ShEvil Dead
First Whistle: 7:15 PM

Questions? Please email events@bayareaderby.com

BAD Home Bout: Oakland v San Francisco

Oakland Outlaws will be facing the San Francisco ShEvil Dead in the third home bout of the season.

Outside food and alcohol are not permitted but there will be food, beverages, and alcohol available for purchase. Bars are cash only. There is an ATM on site.


Buy Tickets

General admission includes:

  • Bleachers and floor trackside seating (bring blankets, pillows, and support cushions) and standing room areas. NO outside chairs allowed.
  • Accessible seating is also available.

VIP Admission Includes:

  • Limited VIP seating in prime viewing area (along the start straightaway and into turn 1), and dedicated line at the bar.
  • Season tickets include:
  • General admission seating for all four games plus VIP bar line access.

Parking:

There are a limited number of free parking spaces at the Palace of the Fine Arts available on a first come, first served basis. There is also limited street parking available as well. As always, be sure to obey all posting parking signs and lock up any valuables.

We strongly encourage carpooling and using public transit to our games.

Public Transportation:

The Palace of the Fine Art has access by San Francisco Muni buses #30, #43, #28, and #29. Muni bus lines #22, #41, and #45 also stop in the vicinity. From Fisherman’s Wharf take the #30 Stockton bus. For more information, call Muni at (415) 673-6864 or check the SFMTA trip planner. https://www.sfmta.com/getting-around-san-francisco

If you’re taking BART, get off at the Montgomery Street station, walk one half-block up Market Street to Third Street, and catch the #30 Stockton bus on the corner.

After Party:

Silver Cloud
Restaurant and Karaoke Bar
1994 Lombard St, San Francisco, CA 94123
“Come eat and sing your heart out!“”
Kitchen will be open super late for us!!

Schedule

Doors: 5:00 PM
First Whistle: 7:00 PM

Questions? Please email events@bayareaderby.com

BAD Home Bout: Oakland v Berkeley

Banner photo by Mark Nockleby.

Bay Area Derby CONTINUES! April 7, 2018

On April 7, our action-packed #20skateteen season continues with the Oakland Outlaws going head to head against The Berkeley Resistance. Who will stick it to the man worse?  The new band of Outlaws with something to prove? Or the organized Resistance disrupting the opposition? When these two teams meet on the track it’s sure to be an all-out uprising!

Where: The Palace of the Fine Arts Venue
When: Saturday, April 7, 2018
Doors Open: 5:00 PM
First Whistle: 7:00 PM
Who: Oakland Outlaws vs The Resistance
General Admission: $20 (Kids 7 and under free)
VIP Admission: $30
Season Tickets: $100

Get your tickets here!

Be sure to get there early and enjoy our pre-show entertainment by a roller skating dance troupe! And have cash ready to buy tickets for our fan-favorite raffle and wheel roll.

Outside food and alcohol are not permitted but there will be food, beverages and alcohol available for purchase. Bars are cash only. There is an ATM on site.

General admission includes:
Bleachers, floor trackside seating (bring blankets, pillows, support cushions), and standing room areas. NO outside chairs allowed.
Accessible seating is also available.

VIP Admission Includes:
Limited VIP seating in prime viewing area (along the start straightaway and into turn 1), and dedicated line at the bar.

Season tickets include:
General admission seating to all four games plus VIP bar line access.
For parking, ride share and public transportation options:

Parking:
There is public parking in and around the Palace of the Fine Arts as well as a few lots in the surrounding area.

Entrance to the venue:
The doors to the event are on the inner portion of the building, near the famous rotunda.

Public Transportation:
The Palace of Fine Arts Theatre has convenient access to public transportation. We are accessible by San Francisco Muni buses #30, #43, #28, and #29. Muni bus lines #22, #41, and #45 also stop in the vicinity. From Fisherman’s Wharf take the #30 Stockton bus. For more information, call Muni at (415) 673-6864 or check the SFMTA trip planner.

If you’re taking BART, get off at the Montgomery Street station, walk one half-block up Market Street to Third Street, and catch the #30 Stockton bus on the corner.

Virtually all downtown-bound Golden Gate Transit buses stop nearby the Theatre. Ask your driver for directions or call Golden Gate Transit Information at 511 (toll-free) or 415-455-2000 (outside the Bay Area).

https://www.sfmta.com/getting-around-san-francisco

Short Term Parking Permits: https://www.sfmta.com/sites/default/files/reports-and-documents/2017/09/rpp_temp_permit_app_fy18_eng_v5.pdf

PresidiGo
You can also take the PresidiGo for free on weekends from Embarcadero BART to Letterman Digital Arts Center, only a half mile from the venue!

Ridevu
Check out our Ridevu page to connect with other fans and request rides, as well as share a taxi to the event!

Questions? Please email events@bayareaderby.com

Three Home Teams for 2018

As mentioned in our season announcement, Bay Area Derby has consolidated from four home teams to three. Over the past couple of years, BAD’s membership has decreased with our number of retirees being greater than new recruits and transfers. This trend is not unique to BAD. Our governing body, the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA) has seen a decrease in the number of new leagues joining, some leagues merging due to declining numbers (e.g. Sacred City & Sacramento City), and some even losing their practice spaces.

In 2011, when BAD introduced a fourth home team —The Berkeley Resistance— we had a membership count of over 100 league members. At the end of 2017, we had 56 league members. For the safety of our skaters and to help continue to produce competitive and entertaining events for the public, the entire league membership voted to temporarily go back down to three home teams until we can drive our member numbers back up.

With the change in the number of teams, the league took this opportunity to reshuffle skaters in order to create new, closely-matched teams. This also made it so the skaters from the one eliminated team would not have to try to integrate into already formed/bonded teams. The Coaching Committee essentially picked names out of a hat and placed skaters on teams 1, 2 and 3, then evaluated each team to make sure they were even, followed by selecting team names from the hat.

The decision on which team names to keep was not an easy one to make. There was no question about maintaining the Oakland and San Francisco team names — they were the first teams of the league, both have a rich fan base, and are the cities where most of our league members and fans live, in addition to Oakland being the location for our headquarters.  While the Richmond Wrecking Belles were the third established team in the league and held the “Most Winningest Team” title, after careful consideration and deep deliberation, it was decided to keep the Berkeley team name. Berkeley won the last two BAD Championship bouts, we recruit several skaters from Cal and it’s in closer proximity to our headquarters.

BAD is so thankful to the City of Richmond and its incredible fans who came out to our games at The Craneway Pavilion. And we are especially appreciative of our Super Fans who traveled from Los Angeles to support the Belles. While this situation was not ideal, we want to emphasize that we are working hard to make this a short-term solution. The Belles will be back! And it’s already looking encouraging — we just picked up over 20 new skaters during our last tryout session. Continue telling your friends about roller derby and encourage them to come check out BAD!

If you have any questions regarding the reshuffle, please do not hesitate to reach out to Eva Menace at pr@bayareaderby.com.

2017 Season Preview: Oakland Outlaws

As the 2017 BAD home team season commences, the Oakland Outlaws’ “#girlgang” motto is in full effect as veteran coaches prepare to “bring on and bring up” their recent draftees.  The new roster additions provide raw talent to the Outlaw family whose team goals for 2017 include winning, training, and skating 110%—while mixing in comedy and laughs!

2016 Record: 3-1

All-time League Record: 19-14

Player Losses: #5678 Bully Elliott, #72 Chop Ramen, #29 Dual Hitizen, #40 Val Hella, #33 Vee, #777 Jane Hammer, #82 Brute E. Pie

Player Additions: #85 ButtN MashHer, #45 Lethally Blonde, #49 Raven Evergore, #246 Sinnabar, #313 Smother Mary

Photo Credit: Lucas Saugen
Photo Credit: Lucas Saugen

Coach Huck Sinn notes, “it is always rewarding to be part of a teammate’s first year with the Outlawsto experience the pride and bonding within the team as the season unfolds.  The Outlaws’ 2017 goals are to tailor the game focus around the new squad.  The Outlaws are known as the team who raises the bar together, achieves goals set together all with accountability. . .together.”

Roster additions include:  Raven Evergore, a recent transfer from Rat City, bringing a high level of game play with a passion for margherita pizza.  Sinnabar demonstrating tenacity and drive.  Butt’N MashHer and Smother Mary both bringing new energy.  Rounding out the draft is the uplifting Lethally Blonde, rejoining the Outlaws after a four season hiatus.  The stars have finally aligned for veteran BAD skater, Huck Sinn, allowing her to shift from jamming and introduce her alter-ego “Tiger Beat” as a blocker for the 2017 home team season.

Coach Bunn reinforces the newness of the team by stating, “roster turnover is exciting, allowing veteran skaters the chance to mentor new skaters allowing empowerment within the team to work together and lead by example.”  The 2016 Outlaw roster losses include:  Bully Elliott, Chop Ramen, Dual Hitizen, Val Hella, Vee, and most noticeably Jane Hammer.

“Losing Jane Hammer as a key blocker for the Outlaws is a huge loss on the track.  Hammer, a founding member of the Outlaws, provided an amazing sense of calm on the track,”  according to Huck. The good news is that Hammer will anchor the team from the sidelines as their bench coach and help support growth of the new Outlaws.

The Oakland Outlaws play their first game of the year against San Francisco ShEvil Dead at the BAD Season Opener March 18 at the Station (historic 16th Street Station) in Oakland.


#7 Murderyn Monroe || #10 Huck Sinn || #27 Red Card || #42 Esteemed Bun Bun || #45 Lethally Blonde ||  #49 Raven Evergore || #63 Imelda Snarkos  || #64 Mary Prankster || #85 Butt’N Masher || #99 Pizza Party || #215 Isabella Bruisellini || #246 Sinnabar || #313 Smother Mary || #333 Dreadzilla || #410 Ames to Maim || Bench Coach: Jane Hammer

Get drafted to a BAD home team!

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Our season is about to start with the Battle of the Bay on March 18, a match up between the Oakland Outlaws and San Francisco ShEvil Dead. Who should you cheer for? Let this quiz help you decide!

Put on our digital sorting hat and find out which Bay Area Derby home team YOU should be on.

 

You might belong in the Resistance,

Where dwell the bros at heart,

Back-to-back champions and pink uniforms,

Set the Berkeley team apart;

You might belong with the Wrecking Belles,

Where the winningest team dons yellow and blue,

The Richmond team is determined to win,

With defense and destructive offense, too;

Or yet with the tough ol’ Outlaws,

If you’re ready for the grind,

Where those of Oakland dig deep,

Most fierce on the track their opponents find;

Or perhaps with the unrelenting ShEvil Dead,

The San Francisco team in green so bright,

Those zombies work hard off and on the track,

Always ready to put up a good fight.

So take this quiz and don’t you worry,

There’s no risk of getting bruised,

Submit your email for a chance to win tickets,

And at the least be most amused!


After you take the quiz, follow the link in the result to enter our contest for a chance to win 2 season tickets. Contest runs from February 22, 2017 to March 8, 2017. Terms and conditions apply.

6/25 Bout Recaps: Oakland Outlaws vs Berkeley Resistance

In a rematch of the 2015 BAD League Championship game, the Oakland Outlaws faced a depleted Berkeley Resistance squad and came away with a resounding win thanks to their veteran blockers and an overworked Berkeley jammer rotation.

At the first whistle, Oakland opened the scoring with #33 Vee putting up 14 on her way to being the game’s high scorer with an impressive 82 points. Berkeley got on the scoreboard soon after but then their offense went cold for eleven jams allowing Oakland to go on a 32-0 run. The Resistance responded with two strong jams from #888 Brawllen Angel and #1217 Chasing Amy, but were unable to gain ground on the Outlaws. Berkeley would settle at 63 points to Oakland’s 106 at the half.

The real story for Berkeley was their diet roster of only 11 skaters who labored valiantly to match the Outlaws horde. #86 Gretchen Vomette skated in ten of the first eleven jams as well as the Resistance captain, #405 Dirty Lil Trick, skating in nine consecutive jams at one point. Berkeley’s offense struggled to stay even with Oakland in the second half with reserve jammer #434 Shenghis Khan getting caught up in a whirlwind of penalties over three jams leaving Oakland jammers #10 Huck Sinn and #333 DreadZilla able to capitalize. Stifling defensive blocking from Outlaws veteran #7 Murderyn Monroe and relative newcomers #410 Aims to Maim and #29 Dual Hitizen put Oakland in the driver seat after halftime. The most recent addition to the Outlaws jammer line up, #99 Pizza, was able to break off an 18 point jam – her share of 99 total second half points for the Outlaws.

Credit: Nocklebeast
Credit: Nocklebeast

Ultimately, Oakland outlasted Berkeley, taking control of the game by grabbing Lead Jammer status 25 times out of 43 total jams and taking advantage of a Resistance corps that barely had time to catch their breath in the second half.  The final score was Oakland Outlaws 205 to Berkeley Resistance 168. With their win the Outlaws go to 2-0 for the season. Berkeley adds a loss to their one win and now stand 1-1.

Both of these teams have different opponents on July 23. For the first bout, Berkeley will face off against the upstart zombies of the San Francisco ShEvil Dead. In the second bout of the evening, Oakland will go up against their longtime rivals the Richmond Wrecking Belles.