And you thought the fireworks were over. Not so, derby fans! We’re just getting heated up for this Saturday’s double-header. You won’t want to miss it!
Atlanta’s all-star Dirty South Derby Girls are bringing the pain against the Naptown Rollergirls from Indianapolis at 5 p.m. this Saturday, July 12. Coming off a huge win against Arch Rival Rollergirls, DSDG is ready for more. Ranked 13 in the WFTDA, DSDG is looking to move up a few spots as they take on the number 18 team. The last time these two teams met, it was during the WFTDA Championships in 2012, and the Dirty South came short by only 16 points in a game that came down to the very last jam. This matchup is going to be action packed! Keep your eye on Naptown jammers Amooze-Booche, Maiden America, and G Rocket, along with blockers Dora the Destroyer and Asian Sinsation. You’ll be treated to dynamite blocking by DSDG, led by Queen Loseyateefa and Ozzie Kamakazi, you’ll see double trouble with captain Wild Cherri jamming and blocking, and don’t miss the fancy feet of jammers Jammunition and Jean-Juke Picard.
Home team action is also heating up as the Apocalypstix take on the Denim Demons at 7:30 p.m. The ladies in pink have created a derby machine, bringing transfers from Athens, Michigan, and Arkansas together with stalwart Atlanta veterans to bring about the derby apocalypse. But don’t discount the Demons- they’re known for the toughest blockers in the business and jammers that can’t stop, won’t stop. We asked Apocalypstix Co-Captain Quadratic Abrasion for her take on the upcoming bout.
The Stix have many close friends, partners, and even some former teammates on the Demons and are thrilled we get to share the track with a team with which we have such a strong bond. Every time the “Stemons” (our affectionate name for our combined teams) play, it’s a physical, fast-paced game and both teams leave it all on the track. It’s hard to ask for a better game than that! We’re also so happy to have Alicia Brains, who’s been out on injury, rejoin us, and welcome our newest Stix, Slams McKenzie!
The Demons play some of the strongest defense in the league, with well anchored, slow, and solid walls, coupled with fast and slippery jammers that grab points in the blink of an eye. We’ve been working on some key strategy points to combat this solid defense, as well as working on the strength of our slow and steady defense in preparation for this game. We are looking forward to bringing our best game to this battle. Thunderdome will surely prevail.
When the Demons played the Stix last season, the Demons won by a considerable margin. However, the Apocalypstix have added blocker Madditude Adjustment and jammer The Boss, both of whom don’t mess around. Don’t worry, you’ll still get to experience the bombastic blocking of Rudy Huxtabrawl and Slamborghini, while enjoying the jammer stylings of Genie in a Battle and The Boss. As for the Demons, we know you just can’t get enough blocking from Switchblade Siouxsie and Lez Dispenser, so they’re bringing it, along with their friends jammers Afro Dykee and Nora Gretz. Choose sides now, cheer for blue or pink, and get on your feet! If you haven’t gotten your tickets yet, there’s still a little time left. You can buy tickets either online or in person at Powerhouse Skates. Hurry! They are sure to go even faster one of our jammers!