Written by Mary Helmer & Kaume-A-Kazi
On Saturday, March 7th 2015, the Kingston Derby Girls embarked on their first road trip of the season to participate in The Boys and Girls Clubbing one-day tournament hosted in Orangeville, Ontario by the Orangeville Roller Girls and Toronto Men’s Roller Derby. Participants included 4 women’s teams and 2 men’s teams. This tournament saw KDG’s Disloyalists take on Orangeville’s Pulp Affliction and the GTA Rollergirls’ G-Stars in two back-to-back, action-packed bouts.
First up was the bout against Pulp Affliction, where our Disloyalists took first blood and the early lead. The first half saw some great teamwork, however despite a strong start the girls headed to the change room on the lower end of the scoreboard. After regrouping at during half-time, KDG’s warriors in blue came back out with a fighting spirit and rallied to keep ORG at bay throughout the entire second half. The final score of the game was Pulp Affliction-228 Disloyalists-141, with the lovely Coop Du Jour taking the MVP award.
A mere hour later, the Disloyalists were back at it on the track, warming up to take on the G-Stars. As with the first bout, KDG stole the lead. Unfortunately, a number of injuries occurring in the second half brought the roster down to a mere 9 players, causing coaches Princess Redneck, Mr. Management, and El Kapitain to make the incredibly tough decision to call the game. Tyknee Smasher was named MVP, and the final score was 195-66 for the G-Stars.
Overall, the tournament was an amazing day of derby, which saw the Disloyalists girls playing two, three, and as many as five jams in a row. There were many spectacular feats, including fast, fierce jams, strong secure walls, and some awe-inspiring blocker/jammer sandwiches! The Disloyalists played with class and strength. Despite being small in numbers, they were mighty! An impressive start to the season, if I do say so myself.
Photo Courtesy of Tonkabell