Toowoomba, Brisbane City take out Roller Derby wins on Australia's Sunshine Coast

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Monday, June 24, 2013

Caloundra, QueenslandWikinews attended a roller derby event at the Caloundra Indoor Stadium on Australia's Sunshine Coast on Saturday. The event, entitled Winter Whackdown, featured the hosting association — the Coastal Assassins Roller Derby (CARD) — fielding two teams, the Toowoomba Range Renegades and the Brisbane City Rollers Punk Blockers.

Upon arrival, the spectators were still filing into the stadium.

Ace Invaders 90
Toowoomba Range Renegades 263

The opening bout between the CARD Ace Invaders and the Toowoomba Range Renegades started around 5:15pm local time (0715 UTC). The Range Renegades won 263 points to 90.

The Ace Invaders trailed for most of the match
Video: Patrick Gillett.

Video: Patrick Gillett.
Roller derby score.JPG
Image: Patrick Gillett.
Retaping.JPG The track had to be retaped on some occasions.
Image: Patrick Gillett.
Roller derby crowd.JPG A reasonable crowd showed up to the event
Image: Patrick Gillett.

Video: Patrick Gillett.
Player rejoining play.JPG Rogue Maiden rejoins play after getting knocked off track.
Image: Patrick Gillett.
Mid jam behind Ranges Renegades bench.JPG
Image: Patrick Gillett.


Blood Diamonds 127
Brisbane City Rollers Punk Blockers 215

The second bout between the CARD Blood Diamonds and the Brisbane City Rollers Punk Blockers started around 7:30pm (0930 UTC). The Punk Blockers won 215 points to 127.

Muffy Marauder as jammer.JPG Muffy Marauder as jammer for the Blodd Diamonds
Image: Patrick Gillett.

Blood Diamonds v Punk blockers Roller derby non skating officials.JPG Blood Diamonds v Punk blockers Roller derby non skating officials
Image: Patrick Gillett.

Roller derby ref.JPG A referee keeps an eye on play
Image: Patrick Gillett.
Dutchess of Hazard scoring (roller derby).JPG Dutchess of Hazard (22) scoring vs Blood Diamonds
Image: Patrick Gillett.
Dutchess of Hazard scoring (roller derby) 2.JPG
Image: Patrick Gillett.
Dusty Flya scoring (roller derby).JPG Dusty Flya (81 white) scoring vs Punk Blockers
Image: Patrick Gillett.
Blood Diamonds and Punk Blockers 2013.JPG Blood Diamonds and Punk Blockers roller derby teams
Image: Patrick Gillett.


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