West Consolation: 5W Rocky Mountain Batters 7W Arizona, 279-76

West Consolation: 5W Rocky Mountain Batters 7W Arizona, 279-76 Photo: Axle Adams.

RICHMOND, CA — In the first consolation bout of the West playoffs, 5 seed Rocky Mountain wasted very little time getting in a dominant position against 7 seed Arizona. Two early big jams gave Rocky Mountain a 54-0 lead that they were never in danger of losing, and they eventually cruised to a fairly easy win by over 200 points, 279-76.

West Playoffs: 10W Sacred City Whomps 7W Arizona, 242-126

West Playoffs: 10W Sacred City Whomps 7W Arizona, 242-126 Sacred jammer Colt 45. Photo: Donalee Eiri, Photography by D.E.sign

RICHMOND, CA — Friday’s second bout at Bay of Reckoning, the WFTDA Western Region Playoffs,  featured a #7 vs. #10 matchup: the Arizona Roller Derby’s Tent City Terrors against the Sacred City Sacrificers of Sacramento. The crowd seemed particularly eager to see whether Arizona would live up to its #7 ranking given its recent loss of personnel, with several fans waving “Play Where You Live” signs. While the teams played fairly evenly early on,  a Sacrificers 30-point powerjam by 4Closer at the middle of the first half allowed Sacred City to pull away, with 4Closer’s 111-point bout total foreclosing any opportunity for a Tent City triumph. The game ended as a significant blowout at Sacred City 242, Arizona 126.  ??

Preview: 2012 WFTDA West Region Playoffs

Preview: 2012 WFTDA West Region Playoffs The Bay Area / Rat City first-round matchup will be a reprise of a late-June game that Bay Area barely won by 5 points, 152-147. Photo: Bekah Root.

RICHMOND, CA — This weekend the WFTDA roadshow moves on to California’s Bay Area for Bay of Reckoning — the 2012 West region playoffs. While it’s almost possible to fill in two Championships teams in all the other regions before a whistle is blown, the West is wide open.

DNN Interview: Joy Collision on the Arizona / Oly Transfer

DNN Interview: Joy Collision on the Arizona / Oly Transfer Joy Collision was captain of Team USA at last December's World Cup and skated for Charm City from 2006 to early 2012. Photo: Dave Wood.

On Wednesday evening, derby culture zine Hellarad broke one of the biggest derby stories of the year – in typically sardonic fashion – when they announced that three of roller derby’s best known and most talented players, Joy Collision, Atomatrix and Hockey Honey, were transferring from Arizona Roller Derby to the Oly Rollers. The move comes just barely in time for the three to be eligible to play for Oly in next month’s Western Region playoffs, as WFTDA rules require skaters to be added to an all-star charter 30 or more days before playing in a sanctioned game. Both Oly and Arizona qualified for the playoffs, with Oly entering as the #4 seed and Arizona at #7.

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