NWA Roller Derby Double Header June 6

NWA Roller Derby Double Header June 6

Written by: Grrlock Holmes Fayetteville, AR — On Saturday, June 6, Northwest Arkansas Roller Derby will present their last competitive home game of the season with a double header at Starlight Skatium in Fayetteville. They will host teams from two visiting leagues for a night of fast-paced, competitive gameplay. The first game will feature the NWA Natural Disasters against the Central Arkansas Roller Derby Queens and it will be the first meet up of these two teams. “The Natural Disasters are coming off a win from our last game and we are determined to keep building on the teamwork we’ve shown this season,” says Natural Disasters captain Kat Krash Fever. The second game will be a WFTDA (Women’s Flat Track Derby Association) sanctioned match up with the NWA Roller Derby All-Stars, currently ranked #77 of over 200 teams in WFTDA, taking on the Oklahoma Victory Dolls All Star Squad, ranked #46 in WFTDA. These two teams faced off earlier in the season, with OKVD taking the win. “We have learned a lot with our travels and competition this season and we are excited to bring our A game to this upcoming bout,” says NWA All-Stars captain Rusty Guillotine. The doors will open at 5pm, with the game starting at 6pm at Starlight Skatium located at 612 N College Avenue, Fayetteville, Arkansas. Tickets are $10, and children 5 years and under get in free with a paid adult. The beer garden, sponsored by Core Brewing Company, will be open at 5pm. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit...

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NWA Natural Disasters vs Maidens of Mayhem May 17

NWA Natural Disasters vs Maidens of Mayhem May 17

Written by: Grrlock Holmes Fayetteville, AR — On Sunday, May 17, Northwest Arkansas Roller Derby will present their third home game of the season with the NWA Natural Disasters taking on the Leflore County Roller Derby Maidens of Mayhem at Starlight Skatium in Fayetteville. The Maidens of Mayhem are a newly formed team from Poteau, Oklahoma, and Sunday’s game will be the first match-up between these two teams. Fans can expect an exciting game of competitive roller derby action. “After watching our All-Stars play in the Big O tournament in Eugene, Oregon, the Natural Disasters are inspired and can’t wait to take on the Maidens of Mayhem to show off what we’ve learned,” says Natural Disasters Co-Captain Ginny Wheezy. The doors will open at 5pm, with the game starting at 6pm at Starlight Skatium located at 612 N College Avenue, Fayetteville, Arkansas. Tickets are $10, and children 5 years and under get in free with a paid adult. The beer garden, sponsored by Core Brewing Company, will be open at 5pm. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit...

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All-Stars take the win against C.A.R.D. Derby Queens

All-Stars take the win against C.A.R.D. Derby Queens

Written by: Ginny Wheezy Fayetteville, AR — On April 18, your NWA Roller Derby All-Stars took on Central Arkansas Roller Derby Queens at Starlight Skatium. Although it wasn’t sanctioned, it was one of CARD’s first official games since becoming a full-fledged WFTDA member league a few months ago. Photo by: Dan Snow Photography The first whistle kicked things off at 7pm with JoAnn of Arc quickly taking the lead and adding six points to the scoreboard. Funk You Up, Jendetta and Femme Faye-tal all managed to take lead jammer status in the next few jams bringing the score to 32-0. NWA’s defense managed to hold CARD’s jammer at bay while JoAnn of Arc managed a power jam, jumping the score 68-0. Halfway through the first half, CARD was able to score four points before forcing NWA to call off the jam. Funk and Femme showed off some impressive footwork, and paired with a lead jammer status by Jendetta, they brought NWA’s score past the century mark at 111-15. CARD jammer Ally Macom powered through NWA’s hard-hitting defense and put five more points on the board with a score of 126-20. The final jam of the half saw CARD’s jammer going to the box, allowing NWA to pump the score up 181-20. CARD appeared to step up their intensity at the start of the second half, bringing some impressive hits against NWA, but the All-Stars weren’t daunted and brought the score to 207-20. Ally Macom was sent to the box for a track cut allowing J Lowe Blow a power jam which put the score at 235-20. After a series of power jams for CARD and a lead jam status claimed by Jaims Maims, the score stood at 278-36. NWA continued to let their blockers strap on their jamming skates and sent out Rusty Guillotine and Stompin’ Ash to power through CARD’s defense. By the end of the game, CARD scored six more points, leaving the final score at 328-42. MVP’s for this match-up for NWA All-Stars went to JoAnn of Arc (jammer) and Great Wall of Gina (blocker), and for C.A.R.D. Queens went to Ally Macom (jammer) and Panama Crack (blocker). The All-Stars’ will have their next series of games at The Big O in Eugene, Ore. Catch their first game live online at http://ecrg.com/bigo/live or http://wftda.tv at 3:30 CST Friday, May 1. Catch your NWA Natural Disasters at the next home game at Starlight Skatium on Sunday, May 17 at 6pm as they face off against the LeFlore County Roller Derby Maidens of Mayhem. For more information, join our facebook event:...

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NWA Roller Derby All-Stars vs C.A.R.D Queens April 18

NWA Roller Derby All-Stars vs C.A.R.D Queens April 18

Written by: Grrlock Holmes Fayetteville, AR — On Saturday, April 18, Northwest Arkansas Roller Derby will have their second home game of the season with the NWA All-Stars going up against the Central Arkansas Roller Derby (C.A.R.D.) Queens at Starlight Skatium in Fayetteville. The NWA All-Stars are ranked #69 of over 200 leagues currently ranked in the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA), and C.A.R.D. was recently accepted as a full WFTDA member league. Photo Credit: Susannah Bailey Photographer “The All-Stars just got back from competing in the Clover Cup in Dallas, Texas and we are working hard on some new strategies,” says NWA Roller Derby All-Star Captain, Rusty Guillotine. The upcoming game will deliver an exciting night of hard-hitting action, including some newcomers to the All-Star team from the Natural Disasters, who are “showing great potential for being forces to be reckoned with. All-Stars plan to dominate this game,” says Rusty Guillotine. Doors will open at 6pm, with the game starting at 7pm at Starlight Skatium located at 612 N College Avenue, Fayetteville, Arkansas. The beer garden, sponsored by Core Brewing Company, will be open at 6pm. For more information or to purchase tickets visit...

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NWA Opens Home Season with Two Big Wins

NWA Opens Home Season with Two Big Wins

Written by: Ginny Wheezy Fayetteville, AR — On Sunday, February 22, NWA Roller Derby hosted its season opener with a fierce double header against the ladies of Mo-Kan Roller Girlz out of Joplin, Missouri. Playing to a packed house, the night was punctuated by some intense power jams, and great defensive pack work. NWARD’s Natural Disasters hit the track first against Mo-Kan’s Blockade. Game One: NWA Natural Disasters vs Mo-Kan Blockade From the first whistle, J Lowe Blow took a quick lead with an immediate power jam, scoring nearly 20 points. Although the NWA Disasters frequently managed to get lead jammer status in the first half and were quickly racking up points, they were having a hard time staying out of the penalty box, leaving many jams down a blocker or two. Even with this slight disadvantage, the Disasters blockers did some great defensive work preventing the Blockade’s jammer from making it through the pack leaving the score at halftime 176 – 28. The second half started out much like the first with the Disasters breaking 200 points a few minutes in. However, the Blockade came back strong in the second half by changing their strategy which resulted in them taking lead jam status for the next several jams, adding more points to their score. This ended up not being enough to combat the Disasters and left the final score 348 – 94. MVPs for the Natural Disasters were J Lowe Blow (Jammer) and Cosmic (Blocker). MVPs for the Blockade were Roc Nag ‘Em (Jammer) and Perpetrator Pinky (Blocker). Photo Credit: Susannah Bailey Photographer Game Two: NWA All-Stars vs Mo-Kan All-Starz After a 30-minute intermission, both teams got back on the track with NWARD’s All-Stars and Mo-Kan’s All Starz facing off. Being the first game of the season for the NWA Roller Derby All-Stars, it also marked the first game for skaters Hollywood, a transfer from Mo-Kan, and Funk You Up and Carbomb, who moved up from the Natural Disasters this year. The game started out exceptionally fast paced, with NWARD’s blockers seeming to wear the opposing jammers down with fast packs in addition to solid hits and cycling them to the back of the pack. Their strategy seemed to work well as the score was 144 – 40 at the half. Jammer Veronica Bruiseher from Mo-Kan did however give the NWA Roller Derby All-Stars some trouble scoring the majority of her team’s points with the help of blockers Salty Dawg and Hott Dawg Havoc. However this was not enough, as the score kept ramping up with some impressive jams from the NWA Roller Derby jammers, including a 23-point jam by Funk You Up. With their blockers unable to keep up with the agility of NWARD’s jammers and their jammers’ endurance flagging, Mo-Kan managed a mere 20 total points in the second half, leaving the final score 303 to...

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Mardi Gras Parade February 14

Mardi Gras Parade February 14

Written by: Great Wall of Gina Fayetteville, AR — On Saturday, February 14, Northwest Arkansas Roller Derby will be skating the streets of downtown Fayetteville in the annual Mardi Gras Parade of Fools. Make sure to catch your favorite skaters and Refs as they pass out beads and get into the Mardi Gras spirit. Parade will begin at 2pm on Mountain Street. Please see below for the parade route. For more information:...

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