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Our Champion Officials

Our officials are so amazing that two of them were invited to officiate at the WFTDA International Champs this year in New Orleans! Congratulations to Danger Muffin and Bruise Almighty. Thank for your unflagging commitment to improving your officiating skills and for enabling us to safely play the sport we love! We couldn’t roll without you, and neither could the teams playing in Champs this weekend! #WFTDAChamps #GoTeamZebra #NSONovember

Additionally, our very own Kate Silver has journeyed to New Orleans to help PRODUCE for the amazing WFTDA.tv feed! Kate is an awesome announcer and all-around knowledge source for WFTDA and roby doby!  Thanks for representing us in NOLA, Kate! #KateIsGr8

BAD to Good to Great: A WFTDA Clinic

Join WFTDA Officiating Instructors Nora Leif (of Windy City Rollers) and Marriedjuana (of Sacramento Roller Derby) for a two-day officiating clinic held in Oakland, CA at Bay Area Derby’s practice space. Nora Leif is a Level 4 NSO and represents all of officiating to the WFTDA Rules Committee. Marriedjuana is a Level 2 SO, a language lead for the WFTDA, translating WFTDA documents into Spanish, WFTDA Clinic Instructor (5 years), and Former Head Referee of Sacramento Roller Derby.

Unlike many WFTDA clinics, this clinic is geared at mid-career officials, with plenty of experience, who are looking to make the “next step” from Good to Great. We expect all officials (including newer, early-career officials and perhaps even some advanced officials) to benefit. Specific skill sets include:

• Focus: Are you focusing too narrowly or too broadly? What needs your attention RIGHT NOW?
• Distractions: How to keep your mind from straying?
• Complex rules scenarios: How to handle them effectively at a moment’s notice, including star passes, jammer swaps, and more.
• Communication: How to talk to other officials, skaters, and coaches.
• Presence on the track: What do “Calm” and “Professional” really look like?
• Self-Assessment: Tracking and managing your own growth when you’re the most advanced official around
• Helping others grow: Are you the local mentor, and not sure how you got there? Tips for coaching other officials, including how to give and receive feedback
• Pursuing Certification: What the whole path looks like, and do you even want to?
• Footage Review: How to watch a game and find the things that matter

This clinic runs from 10am-2pm on Saturday, July 21, and then picks up again from 10am-5pm on Sunday, July 22. Snacks are provided, plus a lunch is provided on Sunday. Bay Area Derby has a public game on July 21; officials may sign up to work the event here: (form), or tickets may be purchased separately. Footage from this game may be reviewed on Sunday as part of the clinic. The cost to attend some or all of the clinic is $75. Register today!

Be BAD. Then get good. Now get better.

Bay Area All Stars Roll into Seattle for WFTDA Division 1 International Playoffs

Photo Credit: Lucas Saugen

Photo Credit: Lucas Saugen

Bay Area Derby is heading to Seattle for the 2017 International Women’s Flat Track Derby Association Playoffs September 1 – 3!

The Bay Area All Stars finished their 2017 WFDA regular season 4-0 and are ranked number 10 in the world, earning them the fourth seed in this weekend’s WFTDA playoff tournament. Their first game will be against the winner of Game 3: either Charlottesville Derby Dames All Stars (Seed 12) or Montréal Roller Derby New Skids on the Block (Seed 5) on Saturday, September 2 at 10 am.

Bay Area is looking forward to playing either opponent but a rematch against Montréal would be epic. Last year, the Skids defeated the BAD All Stars in the 3rd place game at playoffs in Montréal by a mere 12 points. Given the opportunity, the All Stars are keen on flipping the results against the Skids this year to take the win and earn a spot at Champs.

If you can’t make it to Seattle to cheer in person, buy a weekend pass from WFTDA.tv for only $16.99 to watch Bay Area play some of the highest level competitive roller derby in the world!

Want to watch with BAD? Chiquita Bonanza, skater and league member, is hosting a watch party at her shop Mischief. Check out the Facebook event for more details.

 

 

 

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Buy this special edition SOLID GOLD shirt for a mere $25. Look slick while helping us raise funds to cover the team’s travel and expenses for playoffs.

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2017 Golden Bowl: Bay Area All Stars

The 2017 Golden Bowl Invitational will showcase the Bay Area Derby Travel Team’s newly updated All Stars roster as they enter their 12th season ranked 22 in the WFTDA. BAD’s fresh line-up, noticeably dominated by prior season veterans and rounded with recent league transfers, will utilize defense-centric packs with a “respect all, fear none” attitude.  The Bay Area All Stars will wear black and white uniforms accented with gold along with their new signature gold chrome S1 helmets as they take the track in games against WFTDA charter teams from Boston, Tampa, and Vancouver throughout the weekend. Tune into BADtv for the free online broadcast June 16 – 18!

000 Demanda Riot
1 Liza Machete
13 Stefanie Mainey
20 Eva Menace
23 April Bloodgate
31 Frightmare
36 Skatelyn
405 Dirty Lil Trick
44 The 4closer
49 Cassie Beck
61 Pressure Cooker
7 Murderyn Monroe
701 Illuminaughty
818 Dani Rueda
86 Gretchen Vomette
888 Brawllen Angel
925 Sterling Archer

#staygold #flatwallwednesdays

2017 Golden Bowl: Santa Cruz Boardwalk Bombshells

The Santa Cruz Derby Girls are sending the Boardwalk Bombshells, ranked 17 in the WFTDA, to the 2017 Golden Bowl Invitational. Noted by The Apex as one of Ten WFTDA Teams on the Rise for 2017 after hosting and sweeping their Boardwalk Empire tournament in early April, the Bombshells aim to extend their scoring averages against Terminal City All-Stars, Boston Massacre, and Tampa Tantrums in just a few weeks.  Watch on BADtv as they demonstrate the power of pre-season preparation to build a champion team Saturday June 17 and Sunday June 18 at Golden Bowl.

18 Jem Jones
116 TARAism
13 Chelsea Smile
1384 Hell Louise
221 Yeti or Not, Here I Come
24 Beans
3 Ace Wenchura
3000 Mystery Violence Theater
322 Kosher Assault
41 Queen Litigious
444 Unleashed
47 Patti Smithereens
5 Skirt Vonnegut
514 Victoria Mayhem
626 Madi Masochist
7 Adrian’s Revenge
8 Shamrock N. Roller

#derbylove #santacruzderbygirls

2017 Golden Bowl: Terminal City All-Stars

Skating out of beautiful southern British Columbia, the Terminal City Rollergirls All-Stars are Vancouver’s travel team, ranked 27 in the WFTDA. The Terminal City All-Stars are known for their generous but fierce devotion to friendship and derby. Hustle and heart exemplify the passion and ambition of Terminal City! Follow their Golden Bowl adventure on BADtv as they play four games June 16 – 18 against fierce opponents from the US East and West Coasts—the Tampa Tantrums, Boston Massacre, Santa Cruz Boardwalk Bombshells, and Bay Area All Stars.

8 Violet Death
131 BruiseBerry Pie
16 Palmer
19 Ann O’War
1940 Green Lantern
1964 Annie Means Necessary
22 Mulan Bruise
250 Sushi Slammer
305 Smokie
314 Bazinga
322 Handley
42 Griffith
46 Hurt Russell
47 Scarlett Bloodbath
69 Flower Plow’her
76 Frank the Tank
88 Maiden Sane
9 Skatepark
934 Sirius Brat
99 La Zole

#vancouversports #spotthemoose

2017 Golden Bowl: Boston Massacre

The Boston Massacre of Boston Roller Derby enter the 2017 Golden Bowl Invitational ranked 35 in the WFTDA. The Massacre’s style includes unique defensive formations and strategic play beguiling opponents and derby fans alike. Their traditional uniforms are navy blue with red accents and white with navy blue and red accents. Traveling across the country, the New England team will play four games June 16 – 18 against the BAD All Stars, Terminal City All-Stars, Tampa Tantrums, and Santa Cruz Boardwalk Bombshells. All their Golden Bowl games will be broadcast on BADtv.

11 Kacie McLean
1111 Maya Mangleyou
121 Agent MauledHer
134 Five Penny
14 Emily “Kelli” Cooper
1930 Betty Swoop
1987 Shark Week
207 Crueliette Lewis
25 Rainbow Crash
42 Flyin’ King
43 Caitlin Monaghan
5 Sweet Enemy
60 Swirko
626 Janelle Ellison
66 Little Loca
749 Wednesday Atoms
78 Amy Rock
8 Aubrey Planitz
88 HardCore
99 Eszter Boros

#pinchpinchpinch #bostonderby

2017 Golden Bowl: Tampa Tantrums

The Tantrums of Tampa Roller Derby, currently ranked 20 in the WFTDA, boast a motto which reflects the team’s style of fast, smart and fearless roller derby. They pride themselves on one spirit, one team, and one win at a time!  Traveling from the Bay Area of Florida, the Tantrums will be sporting white as well as their unmistakable and flamingo pink uniforms, to compete in the 2017 Golden Bowl for a weekend of sanctioned game play. Tampa is going into the weekend 0-3 after having lost to Philly Roller Derby, Montreal Roller Derby, and Rat City Roller Girls at last month’s Tiny Tourney. Tune into BADtv June 16 – 18 to watch all four of their games at this year’s Golden Bowl.

6 Ana Cheng
101 Smooth Operator
138 Lauren Smith
16 Aimee Myers
2 PhDiesel
20 Laryn Kill
21 Flex A. Belle
357 Phelony PhatBottom
41 Amber Luu
417 AmTastic
424 Zom B
7 Taz Maniac
81 D.Ride
9 Wasylkiw
90 Littlefield

 

#TampaTantrums #trd2017

2017 Golden Bowl: Santa Cruz Derby Girls Harbor Hellcats

The Harbor Hellcats are Santa Cruz Derby Girls’ B team. They are made up of skaters from Santa Cruz’s three home teams: Organic Panic, Redwood Rebels, and the Steamer Janes. The Hellcats will be traveling up to Oakland from Santa Cruz to play the Tampa Bruise Crew at the 2017 Golden Bowl Invitational. This game will be live streamed on BADtv Saturday June 17 at 4 pm!

#derbylove #santacruzderbygirls

2017 Golden Bowl: Sacred City Sacrificers

The Sacred City Derby Girls Sacrificers from Sacramento, ranked 56 in the WFTDA as of April 30, 2017, will participate in a regulation game vs Tampa Bruise Crew at the 2017 Golden Bowl Invitational on Sunday June 18 at 3 pm. Catch the action live on BADtv!

#sacredporvida