We’ve previewed the competitiors and the match-ups–but who is keeping a watchful eye over proceedings, and making sure everything actually *works* as it should on the track? We’ve included the current certification level for those who like to know these things–and we’ve included the leagues (where appropriate) where these officials ply their trade to highlight their diversity, and ensure leagues get appropriate credit for not only their success on the track, but the professionalism and training of their officials to boot.
THR: Professer Murder : Philly Rollergirls : L5
CHR: Judge Knot : Philly Rollergirls : L5
IPR: Loren Order : Denver Roller Dolls : L4
JR: Jonathan Lee : Bay Area Derby Girls : L5
JR: Cruel Hand Luke : Rocky Mountain Rollergirls : L3
OPR: Biggie Talls : Oly Rollers : L2
OPR: Stegoscorus : Rose City Rollers : L3
OPR: Roo Lynn Forcer : Boston Derby Dames : L2
ALT: Crash Test Ref : Terminal City Roller Girls
CHR: Harry Spot’er : Victorian Roller Derby League : L4
IPR: Colin D Shotz : Wasatch Roller Derby : L4
JR: Phillip McCrevasse : Wasatch Roller Derby : L4
JR: RAWK : Rose City/Oly Rollers : L5
OPR: Dell From Hell : Rat City Roller Girls/Jet City Roller Girls
OPR: Kiss My Axe : Bay Area Derby Girls : L3
OPR: Rage Appropriate : Atlanta Rollergirls L2
ALT: Allyn UR Grill : Jet City Roller Girls : L2
CHR: Umpire Strikes Back : Minnesota RollerGirls : L5
IPR: Charmer : Angel City Derby Girls : L3
JR: Jesse Jackass : Oklahoma Victory Dolls : L3
JR: Wernher von Bombed : Minnesota RollerGirls
OPR: Short Fuse : Cajun Rollergirls : L3
OPR: Harm N Killabrew : Classic City Rollergirls : L3
OPR: Miler Prower : Denver Roller Dolls : L3
ALT: Phil Doe : Dupage Derby Dames/Chicago Outfit : L2
THNSO: Stabby McNeedles : Cincinatti Rollergirls : L4
CHNSO/IWB : Reed d’Rulz : Rat City Rollergirls: L3
PT: Sean Quad : Chemical City Derby Girls : L2
PW: Bladey Bug : FoCo Girls Gone Derby : L2
JT: Darby O’Kill : Angel City Derby Girls : L2
SK: Deliah Damage : Humboldt Roller Derby : Currently Uncertified
SK: Betty Bruises : Rose City Rollers : L2
SBO: Jeri Riggs : Angel City Derby Girls : L2
PBT: Tenacious D Cup : Rat City Rollergirls : L2
PBT: Los Angry Lez : Angel City Derby Girls : L2
PBM/ALT: Izzy Pop : Dockyard Derby Dames : L3
LT: Bert Hert : Lansing Derby Vixens : Currently Uncertified
LT: Lasseration : Angel City Derby Girls : Currently Uncertified
LTS: OrgAnnica : Cajun Rollergirls : L2
LTS: Strong Female Character : Bay Areas Derby Girls (formerly Chicago Outfit) L2
CHNSO/IWB: N. Vaidya Space : Boston Derby Dames : L3
PT: Russel Crowbar : Angel City Derby Girls : L2
PW: Numb3r Crunch3r : Sun State Roller Girls : L2 Skating Official
JT: Plenty O’fficial : Salish Sea Rollers : L2
SK: Alison Wonderslam : Angel City Derby Girls : Currently Uncertified
SK: Los Angry Lez : Angel City Derby Girls : L2
SBO: Mike SomNoyz : Angel City Derby Girls : L2
PBT: Wizard of Laws : Rat City Rollergirls : L2
PBT: Chiro Fracture : independent : L2
PBM/ALT: Izzy Pop : Dockyard Derby Dames : L3
LT: Lady Ringher Bellum : Peninsula Roller Derby : L2
LT: Darby O’Kill : Angel City Derby Girls : L2
LTS: Jeri Riggs Angel City Derby Girls : L2
LTS: Dorthy Dangerous : San Fernando Valley Rollergirls : Currently Uncertified
CHNSO: TaraByte : Silicon Valley Roller Girls : L2
PT: Betty Bruises : Rose City Rollers : L2
PW: Allyaz Stoned : Independent : Uncertified
JT: Wizard of Laws : Rat City Rollergirls : L2
SK: Sean Quad : Chemical City Derby Girls : L2
SK: Refe Loco : Ark Valley High Rollers : Currently Uncertified
SBO: Delilah Decider : Angel City Derby Girls : Currently Uncertified
PBT: Strong Female Character : Bay Areas Derby Girls (formerly Chicago Outfit) L2
PBT: Time Lord : Rage City Rollergirls : Currently Uncertified
PBM/ALT Dedi Hubbard: Bay Area Derby Girls L5
LT: Tenacious D Cup : Rat City Rollergirls : L2
LT: 2 Pack Shock-Her : West Coast Derby Knockouts : Currently Uncertified
LTS: ShellCat : Bay Area Derby Girls : L2
LTS Thurston Gore : Rainy City Roller Dolls : Currently Uncertified
THR = Tournamemt Head Ref : Oversees all officials at the tournament. Is the final word regarding officiating-related decisions.
CHR = Crew Head Ref: Oversees assigned Officiating Crew. Is also an IPR*
JR (2) = Jammer Referees: In charge of counting points scored by the jammer from assigned teams. Jammer Referees switch teams at the half, so each JR works with both teams during a bout.
IPR = Inside Pack Ref: Officiates from the inside of the track
OPR (3) = Outside Pack Ref: Officiates from the outside of the track
ALT = Alternate: Official with the ability to fill any role within the crew should there be need for replacement. Also at WFTDA tournaments will often liaise with announcers to communicate review decisions and the like.
SO = Skating official (officials in stripes)
NSO = Non-Skating Official (officials in pink)
THNSO = Tournamemt Head Non-Skating Official: Oversees all Non-Skating Officials.
CHNSO = Crew Head Non-Skating Official: Directly oversees specifiC NSO crew. In this round of tournaments, also serves as IWB*
JT= Jam Timer: Blows whistle to signal the start of each Jam. If jams runs for the full 2 minutes, blows whistle indicating the end of the jam. Is responsible for timing Team Timeouts. Is also responsible for tracking/relaying the time used for Official Reviews and Official Timeouts to the CHR.
PT = Penalty Tracker: Records penalties communicated from PW
PW = Penalty Wrangler: Communicated penalties called by Skating Officials to the IWB
IWB = Inside Whiteboard: Records penalties relayed from PT onto whiteboard in the center of the track.
PBT (2) = Penalty Box Timer: Times skaters from assigned team while they are in the penalty box
PBM = Penalty Box Manager: Manages penalty box timers. Relays to SOs if there is a skater ‘in queue’. Often times both Jammers’ penalties.
SK (2) = Score Keeper: Works with assigned JR though the duration of the game. Communicates points scored, communicated from Jammer Referee via hand signal, to SBO
SBO: Scoreboard Operator: Records bout information relayed from various members of the Officiating Crew to scoreboard for fans/viewers. Works with JT to ensure all time-related matters in each specific jam and the overall game are correct.
LT (2) = Lineup Tracker: Tracks actions of skaters from assigned team participating in each jam using laptops. Relays information that’s gathered to RINXTER operator.
LTS (2) = Lineup Tracker Spotter(s) : Uses pencil and paper to record stats. Usually located at Turn 4 on the track.
RO = (RINXTER Operator). Records stats relayed from LTs/LTSs into RINXTER.
RINXTER = Roller Derby’s ‘Operating System’. Person running this takes info from both LTSs to provide ‘real time’ player/team statistics.
L<> the current certification level of an official based on the WFTDA Certification program.