The Heat Is On – Florida Diary

On April 28th a majority of our A-team boarded the flight to Ft. Lauderdale, to take part in the Beach Brawl tournament hosted by Gold Coast Derby girls. This tournament offered the opportunity to play against higher ranked american teams and a big possibility for us to climb rankings – with a chance to qualify for the WFTDA Division 2-playoffs.

Tampa4 After a brief 2-day-acclimatizing period, filled with sunny excursions in Fort Lauderdale and pool parties in our own house pool, we hit the road for the tours first pitch stop: Tampa and the girls of Tampa Roller Derby. The game against Tampa, a WFTDA sanctioned bout against a D1-team, definitively proved to be one of the toughest games this week. After a long travel from Fort Lauderdale to Tampa, we found ourselves changing into our team jerseys in what could have been the tiniest locker room in history. Warm-up then took place during an ongoing Junior Derby tournament. As the game started, it soon became evident that the force of the Tampa Girls was hard to stop. Perhaps were also the foreign heat and the long days travel our enemies on the track. The game ended with the scores standing at 294 – 94, assuring Tampa Roller Derby the win. Read more

Berlin vs. Munich & Berlin vs. Amsterdam

Living room bout VI 14.06.2014

2014-Kallio-BBS

On Sunday the odds stood in derbys favor with not one but two bouts taking place in our living room. During the first match we saw our C-Team take on the Munich Rolling Rebels and during the second game our Inglorious Bombshells faced off against the Amsterdam Derby Dames.

Our C-Team made their entrance to the beat of drums and roaring applause. Having been established almost a year ago and this being their second official game, our C-Team players had the chance to prove what they are capable of and showcase themselves as the worthy opponents they have developed into.

After a scoreless first jam for both teams, the Munich Rolling Rebels managed to gain the lead on the second jam. During the 7th jam Ann T. Matter scored the first four points for the Berlin C-Team, leaving the unfettered lead jammer status of the Munich Rolling Rebels momentarily behind. Read more →

Berlin Bombshells vs. Kallio Rolling Rainbow

Living room bout V 12.04.2014

2014-Kallio-BBS

Last weekend the Berlin Bombshells welcomed an opponent to a living room bout for the first time this season.
This time our guests were the girls from Kallio Rolling Rainbow from Helsinki.
KRR was facing off against the ladies from the Berlin A-Team, who are training hard for the Beach Brawl International Tournament in beautiful Florida.

Last year both teams were able to win their respective national championships.
The Berlin Bombshells showed up with 4 jammers, while Helsinki brought 3.
The bout had a hectic start for Berlin, with 3 of the Bombshells jammers landing in the penalty box during the first 10 minutes of the game. Kallio, on the other hand, played very calmly and effectively held back our jammer during a power jam in our favor. Read more →