All(Scar)-American Heroes: Division 2 Playoffs

SAT AM: The crowd went wild here in Auckland as our illustrious All Scars represented Pirate City Rollers in their first battle of the weekend, taking on Boston Roller Derby at the Division 2 Playoffs in Pittsburgh, USA. Pirate supporters hunkered down for early morning viewing parties to enjoy what turned out to be an epic battle between equals. After two furious halves, and some knife-edge jams, the final score was an agonisingly close 194­­–184 in Boston’s favour. It was an incredible performance from the All Scars, and a trailblazing achievement as the first New Zealand team to ever participate in the WFTDA Divisional Playoffs.  

In their own words, “It was an intense game with multiple lead changes and we are all stoked with how we represented our team, league, and country”. HECK YEAH!

Back here in Auckland, a piratical hoard of extremely proud fans wait excitedly for the team’s second game against Bear City Roller Derby tomorrow (Sunday, NZ time).

For more info, and a hot-off-the-track interview with our AS, check out the Facebook page HERE!

All Scars to the K-Town Shakedown and The Big O

Pirate City Roller’s All Scars are competing in back to back WFTDA tournaments: The K-Town Shakedown in Kalamazoo, Michigan and The Big O in Eugene, Oregon.

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The K-Town Shakedown is a WFTDA Recognized tournament welcoming WFTDA Division 1-3 A and B teams as well as MRDA leagues from the US, Canada, Sweden, and New Zealand. The Big O Tournament is one of the biggest annual WFTDA events hosting Women’s, Men’s, and Junior roller derby teams from both the U.S. and around the world.

While the All Scars travel abroad each year to work on their international ranking, this is the first time they’ve been accepted into two back-to-back tournaments.

You can keep up to date with the Pirate City Rollers on Facebook and by following the event pages for the K-Town Shakedown and The Big O.

Freshmeat Open Day this weekend!

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Keen to start a new sport this year? Watched Whip It and felt inspired to become a Roller Derby queen? Now’s your chance to get involved!

Pirate City Rollers are starting their first Freshmeat course of 2017 with an Open Day on Sunday February 12th. During the course you’ll be taught the basics of roller skating and the game of roller derby. You’ll also become part of a great community of strong and athletic people from all walks of life.

NO previous experience required!

Suitable for those keen to play, referee, or who’re just interested in finding out more about Roller Derby. Gear will be available to hire, but you’ve got to bring your drink bottles. Make sure to wear clothes that you’re
comfortable to do sport in. Derby Depot will be there selling everything you need to play roller derby, with full pad sets available on the day.

DETAILS
What: Freshmeat Open Day
Where: Trusts Arena in Henderson
When: 12pm-2pm.
Who: Anyone interested in roller skating and roller derby. No age limit for the Open Day.
Cost: $5 entry to Open Day & $5 skate and protective gear hire.
Sign up to our Freshmeat newsletter.

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Halloween Quiz Night – 3rd Nov

From dusk we shift from sight to murk
And in these hours we turn our frowns to smirks
Old knowledge we seek, old knowledge we keep
We invoke the night and summon thee

On the third day of the eleventh month
We gather hence and fill our cups
Merry cheers and wits to share
The Feast of the Dead, come forth if you dare

Halloween just came twice this year.

The Pirate City Rollers are celebrating Halloween at the Thirsty Dog with a themed quiz night! From horror movies to common knowledge about the undead, think you got what it takes to claim the sweet, sweet prizes?

Bring your creepy friends and register your group on the night. $5 per head with a maximum of 4 people/ creature per team. What do you have to lose? *evil chuckle*

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Black Heart Brusiers vs Mascara Massacre – 15 Oct

It’s that Time again!

Pirate City Rollers Home Team Final!

After a season of battling it out, the Black Heart Brusiers take on Mascara Massacre in what promises to be an action packed bout.

Details:

Doors Open 6pm, Game starts at 7pm.
$5 on the door, kids under 12 gold coin donation.
At the Trusts Arena – 65-67 Central Park Drive, Henderson, Auckland 0610
Food available on site.
After party across the road at the Hanger Bar.

Come along for a night of derby and ensure you pick your favourite team to cheer along.

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Broadside Brawlers vs Motley Crew in Rotorua Halloween Weekend!

TRICK OR TREAT!

The Sulphur City Steam Rollers present a Halloween event like Rotorua has never seen before… HELL-O-WHEELS! The inaugural Halloween Skate Spooktacular which promises to be a fun themed event for the whole family!

~!~ TICKETS ON SALE EARLY OCTOBER ~!~
Follow this event listing for updates!

PRICES:
$15 adult
$7 child (< 14yrs)
$40 family (2 adults and 2 kids)
Under 2s free
*booking fees may apply

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The Sulphur City Steam Rollers‘ will be facing off against members of the original New Zealand roller derby league: the Pirate City Rollers, as their Broadside Brawlers venture south in the hopes of crushing our rockers on home ground!

Half-time entertainment will include a performance by members of the Rotorua Roller Skating Club, and kids in the crowd in costume will be invited down to the Track for Treats!

Prizes will also be given to the Best Dressed Adult and Child Halloween Costumes, as well as those with the Best Supporter Signs for their favourite team or skaters.

The Sulphur City Steam Rollers will be selling team merchandise and raffle tickets, offering you a chance to win a horrifically frightening visit to Spookers in Auckland!

In every one of the Sulphur City Steam Rollers’ events to date, tickets have sold out up to a week prior to the event. So the organisers recommend that you purchase your tickets well in advance. We’re not even kidding!

Doors open at 6pm with game formalities commencing at 6:45pm. Food, non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase.

DOORS OPEN: 6:00pm
GAME START: 6:45pm
EST. END TIME: 8:45pm

Harry Potter Quiz Night – 8th September

Dear Sir/ Madam/ Inbetweeners,

We are pleased to inform you that you have been invited to partake in a magical evening of brews and to test your knowledge of the magical realm. From books to films, characters of great courage and treacherous beasts from the forbidden forest, expect the unexpected.

Choose your allies for the evening but be warned, there will be a limit of 4 members per team. If you and your team-mates are successful in this quest, you will be rewarded.

To confirm your attendance, accept this invitation.

I wish you the best of luck.

Yours sincerely,

The Pirate City Rollers
Representative of the Art of Kickarssery.

Serious Stuff:
Starts 7pm, Thursday the 8th of September
Located at the Thirsty Dog Tavern, 469 K Road
$5 per person, 4 people max per team
Facebook Event <- Use it to RSVP if you're planning on joining the fun!