The second annual Women’s Flat Track Roller Derby Tournament will be held at the Crisafulli Ice Arena in historic Fort Ontario Saturday and Sunday, July 28 and 29. The event is free to the public.
The Triple D – Derby, Down and Dirty Tournament was created by Phil and Victoria Usherwood Gailinas, who also founded the Oz Roller Girls in 2010 and the Oz Revolution Roller Derby in 2012.
Triple D – Derby, Down and Dirty is a two-day flat track roller derby vent in which newly-qualified roller derby skaters, having met WFTDA or USARS minimum skating requirements, compete for the Triple D crown.
Flat track roller derby leagues from New Hampshire, Massachusetts, New York and Pennsylvania, among others, will face off.
The newest league to the Oswego Roller Derby family, the “Oz Revolution,” will host this years tournament along with COMPANY G Website Development of Oswego, the title sponsor.
The new USA Roller Sports rule set will be unveiled at the tournament as well as an exhibition bout of the Black Mamba Junior Roller Derby Team (ages 7-17).
The Oz Roller Girls held off the North Country Lumber Jills 130-127 in a back-and-forth roller derby bout recently at Oswego’s Crisafulli Rink.
Right down the final jam, a scoring duel between Masso-Kiss-Tic Mandy for Oz and BamB for the Lumber Jills, the teams played a tight, heady and physical match.
Masso-Kiss-Tic Mandy and Crushed Red Pepper paced Oz scorers with 49 and 40 points, respectively. Resilient Jen-Hitsu added 17, AJent Mayhem 16 and SarahNova eight points for the home team.
Celtic Storm led the visitors from Plattsburgh with 50 points. Bertha Victory added 35, Hail Mary Jane and Mayday VaJJ 17 each and BamB eight points for the Lumber Jills.
The Oz Roller Girls will hold an open house Sunday, March 25 at 7 p.m.
Attendees will have the opportunity to learn more about the fast-growing, fast-moving sport and its local league.
Attendees can meet members of the Oz Roller Girls, see roller derby demonstrations, hear about the fitness benefits of participating and ask questions about the sport or the league.
The 7 p.m. event, free and open to the public, will take place in the OzZone, the former Real Deals store, in Oswego’s Midtown Plaza.
The Oz Roller Girls rolled to their ninth straight victory and won their first international bout in defeating the visiting Kingston Derby Girls’ Skateful Dead squad.
Oz built an early lead that stretched as far as 116-16 and survived a late surge by the resilient Skateful Dead to push their record to 2-0 for the 2012 season.
Masso-Kiss-Tic Mandy led a well-distributed Oz scoring attack with 50 points, followed by J-Rock-It with 38, Kannonball Kat-astrophe with 26 and Medusa’s Might with 21.
Also in double figures in points for Oz were Crushed Red Pepper with 18, Rue B. Revolver with 16 and Abbie Cadaver and Resilient Jen-Hitsu with 14 each.