The Rideau Valley Roller Girls are thrilled to present for the first time in Ottawa, the Canadian Women’s Roller Derby Association (CWRDA) East Championship: Blood Spill on the Hill. This two day tournament will bring together 8 competitive roller derby leagues for 3 days of skating, hitting and some raw fun! Come witness Rideau Valley, Hammer City (Hamilton ON), Ottawa Roller Derby, Forest City (London ON), Royal City (Guelph ON), Muddy River Roller Girls (Moncton NB), Belle City Roller girls (Brandtford ON), and GTA Rollergirls (Toronto ON) fight for the title!
The excitement will begin on Saturday June 18th starting at 9:00 am at the Navan Memorial Centre & Arena on 1295 Colonial Rd and the last bout starts at 7:00 pm. Each bout will consist of two 30 minute periods and one 15 minute half time. There will be six bouts on each day; first day starting with round robin and a second day of elimination until there is one standing champion!
Saturday Game Sched:
Game 1 (Hammer City vs. Brantford) 9 am
Game 2 (Rideau vs Moncton) 11 am
Game 3 (Forest City vs Royal City) 1pm
Game 4 (GTA vs Ottawa) 3pm
Game 5 (Loser of Game 1 vs Loser of Game 2) 5pm
Game 6 (Loser of Game 3 vs Loser of Game 4) 7pm
Sunday Game Sched:
Game 7 (Winner of Game 1 vs Winner of Game 3) 9 am
Game 8 (Winner of Game 2 vs Winner of Game 4) 11am
Game 9 (Winner of Game 5 vs Winner of Game 6) 1pm
Game 10 (Loser of Game 7 vs Loser of Game 8) 3pm (for 3rd place)
Championship Game (Winner of Game 7 vs Winner of Game 8) 5pm
Tickets for CWRDA East Championship Blood Spill on the Hill are $25 per day. Children aged 10 and under are admitted free (limit 2 children per adult please). The Rideau Valley Roller Girls strive to present an event that is family friendly, all while maintaining the edgy nature of the sport. Please note that it can be quite loud for very young children so we recommend ear plugs or ear protectors for children under 3 years of age. $25 advance tickets available at the following sponsoring locations:
The Candy Store - 350 Richmond Rd. (Westboro),
The Prescott Sports Bar - 379 Preston St. (Little Italy),
Market Organics - 126 York St. (Byward Market) or
SpaceMan Music - 388 Gladstone Ave. (Centretown)
J.T Bradley’s Convenience Store – 1220 Colonial Rd (Navan, ON)
Roller Derby first appeared in the 1930s as a depression-era endurance sport. It hit its zenith in the early 70s when it enjoyed international audiences due to wide spread television exposure. In this version of the game the competition was mostly staged. The sport has been experiencing a massive worldwide revival since 2000. Roller Derby has been reinvented with a strict set of rules and a focus on sport and athleticism. International competitions and regulating bodies have helped to legitimize the resurgence of the sport which continues to gain popularity and is creating a whole new generation of Roller Girls and Guys.
HOW DO YOU PLAY?
Roller Derby is a full-contact sport played on quad roller skates with 2 teams putting on 5 of their players at each jam. The players face off on an oval flat track to compete for points. Each team starts out on the track with the two point makers called "jammers" lined up behind the initial pack of 8 skaters (made up of blockers and pivots). The jammers race through the pack of defensive and offensive skaters to gain 1 point for each legally passed opposing player. Both jammers lap the pack continuously gaining more points until the lead jammer calls off the jam or when the jam clock expires after 2 minutes. A bout consists of two 30 minute periods of continuous play with just 30 second rest periods between jams.