2011 Home Season in Review
November 5th: Night of the Living Dames II
Black Ice Brawlers win over ManchVegas Roller Derby
Grade A Fancy lose to Jersey Shore
October 8th Results: Keep On Truckin’
GMDD Grade A Fancy 96 vs.Lehigh Valley Rollergirls (WFTDA) 60
September 10th Results: Red White and Bruised Bout
GMDD Grade A Fancy 245 vs. Granite State 36
GMDD Black Ice Brawlers 67 vs. Madison Team Unicorns 256
Bout Recap #1: Black Ice Brawlers vs Team Unicorn
This was the first bout of a double-header that gave us whiplash. Our B team had a spectacular loss to Madison’s Mad Rollin’ Dolls Team Unicorn. And by “spectacular,” we mean a final score of 71 to 256. It hurt. A lot. And not just for us. One of the Unicorns injured her knee in the very first bout and had to sit out the rest of the game. Her team then helped her feel better by picking up a 34-point jam later in the first half.
In the second half, Madison increased a 105-point lead to a 185-point win, thoroughly trouncing our poor Brawlers, but doing it with style. Team Unicorn jammers who get lead jammer status put up “the horn” in celebration. They also bring some impressive names to the track, including our unanimous favorite, Iñigo Destroya #6FM. So, despite the epic loss for our home team, we enjoyed watching the bout.
Madison – Major Kusaknocky #sec9
Green Mountain – Snatch McKraken #3.69
Bout Recap #2: Grade A Fancy vs Legislashers
To balance the catastrophic loss of the first bout, the Fancies turned around and beat Granite State’s Legislashers 245 to 36. StrawBuried Jam, who we’ve seen skate for Central Vermont as well as the Dames, is, according to twoevils, officially a member of the Burlington Bombers, but she did some amazing things for the Dames in this bout, and we hope she sticks around. Nancy Nightmare also had some great jams, and it looks like our Fancies are working on their strategy and pack awareness.
Speaking of strategy, we saw not one but two attempts to pass the star, that somewhat obscure play that we first saw in Boston a few months ago, though only one of the attempts was successful. Pivots, remember that the jammer panties go over the pivot panties. Removing the pivot panties only gets you a major penalty. Still, the successful star pass did help the Legislashers gain a few points, and that first failed attempt was a good learning experience for them.
All in all, it was a great way to finish off the night, and we even got to pick a name of the bout that we’d missed out on the last time we saw the Legislashers play: Catcher In The Thigh #1972.
Granite State – Em Bomber #6ft
Green Mountain – StrawBuried Jam #623
Many thanks to our super fans Flocci Lady and Johnny Bash for writing this bout recap. Read more of their recaps at Pack Is Here!.
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April 9th Results: Superhero SLAM!
GMDD Grade A Fancy 80 vs. Assault Squad 68
GMDD Black Ice Brawlers 106 vs. Bridge Brigade 101
Double Win for GMDD! Grade A Fancy’s beat the Assault Squad 80-68 by running a speedy game and killer defense. Assault City Roller Derby had a strong comeback in the second, but not enough to take the game. Brawlers came back from a 50 point deficit to beat the Bridge Brigade 106-101 in the last jam – crazy exciting! Thanks for ACRD for an awesome night of roller derby, and of course, our amazing volunteers and fans!
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March 19th Bout Results: Granite & Furies Meet the Green Mountains
GMDD Grade A Fancy 32 vs. Buffalo 204
GMDD Black Ice Brawlers 114 vs. Granite State 78
The Green Mountain Derby Dames once again brought fans to their feet, with two great bouts on March 19th. The Black Ice Brawlers won their bout against the Granite State Derby Girls and Grade A Fancy fought hard against Buffalo’s Lake Effect Furies. Fancy didn’t win their bout, but they skated hard put on a great show for the hundreds who came out to support the team.
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February 19th GMDD Bout: Awesome Skating & Amazing Crowd!
February 19th Final Scores:
GMDD Grade A Fancy 281 vs. South Jersey 30
GMDD Black Ice Brawlers 30 vs. Hellions 164
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