Monday, September 11, 2006

Sake Tuyas Squeak by Stix in Suspenseful Season-Ending Skate Smackdown

It was SO close. The Atlanta Rollergirls' 2006 championship bout pitted my favorite team, the Apocalypstix, against reigning champs, the Sake Tuyas. These two teams were so evenly matched that I believe the score was tied at the end of every period. When the clock ran out, it was 97 to 97. There was a brief overtime, followed by a lengthy huddle among the referees, and then they announced that the Sake Tuyas had won it, 105 to 101.

I felt bad for the hard-skating Stix: Billie Clobberday and Lola Lixx skated through their injuries; Viva Hate led a lot of jams and took a lot of hits; and the rest of the team worked hard, especially Ash Kicker, Foxfire, Knockin Robin, Roxy Razor and Shank Ya Ma'am. But the Sake Tuyas skated just as hard: Belle of the Brawl and little Lily Punchter racked up the points, and Big Red and Pearl Reckless were knocking down skaters left and right, whenever they weren't in the penalty box! The excitement level was at a constant high. It was the best bout I've seen yet.

So the Tuyas are now two-time champs. And there is a post-season! The Rollergirl All-Stars Traveling Team will meet teams from other states on their home turf, the All American Skating Center in Stone Mountain, on these dates:

10/08/06 vs. the Sin City Neanderdolls from Las Vegas
10/22/06 vs. the Tragic City Rollers from Birmingham, AL
11/12/06 vs. the Dixie Derby Girls from Huntsville, AL

These shows are a damn good deal at $10 ($8 in advance). Sixty minutes of unbridled roller derby action, plus live bands. The Championship bout featured the excellent "psycho-surf" instrumental band Daikaiju. Come out to Stone Mountain on a Sunday night; the games start at 7pm. I took my friend "Sloop" Jon B., and he said it was like "Ultimate Fighting Championship on wheels".

Angie Heaton wants to Rollerskate.
The Figgs don't wanna Rollerskate.
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