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Reflections on SVRG’s 2011 Season

What’s the old saying? You don’t know where you’re going unless you look back to where you’ve been? Two thousand and eleven has been quite the year for Silicon Valley Roller Girls.

By the numbers, let’s take a peek at each of our teams’ performances this year. For those of you who are new fans of SVRG, we actually have three full teams: A (a WFTDA-ranked team), B, and C-level teams.

Hard Drivers (C-level)
vs. Rollin’ Roulettes WIN (158-72)
vs. Cal State WIN (236-41)
vs. Monterey LOSS (202-88) *unofficial score

KillaBytes (B-level)
vs. Sac City WIN (119-118)
vs. Undead Betties LOSS (132-147)
vs. Ressurection WIN (149-69)
vs. Pikes Peak B WIN (140-67)
vs. Jet City B WIN (106-78)
vs. Battle Borne WIN (169-126)

Dot.Kamikazes (A-level)
vs. Slaughter County LOSS (182-104)
vs. Humboldt WIN (119-84)
vs. Angel City LOSS (187-81)
vs. Pikes Peak A WIN (147-120)
vs. Jet City A LOSS (129-68)
vs Angel City A LOSS (118-143)
vs. Tuscon LOSS (109-91)
vs. Assassination City WIN (248-40)
vs. Sin City WIN (198-63)
vs. Lava City WIN (226-56)
vs. Dockyard WIN (219-58)

I really love this image that Flat Track Stats creates. It gives you an across-the-year view of how our WFTDA-ranked team did.

As with everything in life, after you reflect, you just keep on moving forward. So what’s next for SVRG? Our last home bout for the season takes place on Saturday, October 15th at our dear old San Jose Skate.

The Dot.Kamikazes will be taking on Blockwork Orange (Orange County Rollergirls) and the Killabytes will be facing  Atomic Assault Central California Area Derby.

Buy your tickets at BrownPaperTickets.com here. And hell, we even took $3.00 off for this game because we love our fans that much.

See you there!

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Derby 2.0 and KillaBytes, April 2nd

The Silicon Valley Roller Girls’ Derby 2.0 Host Debut Home Bout with the KillaBytes on Saturday, April 2nd!

The Silicon Valley Roller Girls, have a new show in town: Derby 2.0. The league’s newest team, made of young derby girls aged 7 to 17, is a striking new phenomenon that has gained popularity with their recent NBC News coverage.

The junior derby skaters, affectionately called ‘jerbs,’ are very excited about their debut home bout against Sacramento’s junior derby league on Saturday, April 2nd. Headlining the event are SVRG’s KillaBytes, who will be taking on the Battle Borne Derby Demons. The event will kick off at 5:30pm at San Jose Skate, located at 397 Blossom Hill Road in San Jose.

Fans are encouraged to get their tickets before they sell out, as SVRG regularly sells out their 1,000+ capacity in advance of most games. Tickets are on sale now at San Jose Skate, Streetlight Records, and Psycho Donuts (Campbell & Downtown) and online at Brown Paper Tickets.

A portion of the proceeds from the bout will be donated to Career Closet, a local nonprofit that provides professional work attire for women in need. They will also be accepting donations of gently-used professional business clothing, accessories, and handbags at the event.

Come and show your support for your local derby girls by donning your green and black. For more details about the bout and SVRG, click on over to our website.

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Kick Off SVRG’s 2011 Season

The Silicon Valley Roller Girls kick off our 2011 season on February 5th with an action-packed double-header!

SVRG’s 2011 home games are on Saturday nights, including February 5th, April 2nd, June 11th, August 20th, September 10th, and October 15th. Fans are encouraged to get their tickets before they sell out, because we sold out our 1,000+ capacity in advance of many of last season’s games.

The season opener on Saturday, February 5th is a WFTDA-sanctioned double-header which allows SVRG to be nationally ranked among the nation’s best flat track roller derby teams. The games feature SVRG’s Dot.Kamikazes against Bellingham, Washington and SVRG’s KillaBytes versus B.ay A.rea D.erby Girls’ Berkeley team. The event will kick off at 5:30pm at San Jose Skate, located at 397 Blossom Hill Road in San Jose.

Tickets for February 5th are on sale now at San Jose Skate, Streetlight Records, and Psycho Donuts (Campbell & Downtown) and online at Brown Paper Tickets. A portion of the proceeds from the bout will be donated to One Brick, a local volunteer nonprofit organization that brings people together to help nonprofits and community organizations staff their events or work on volunteer projects throughout the Bay Area.

Come and show your support for your local derby girls by donning your green and black. For more details about the bout and SVRG, click on over to our website.

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Congratulations, Santa Cruz Derby Girls!!

We are happy to announce that our sisterly rivals, the Santa Cruz Derby Girls, have been accepted into the Women’s Flat-Track Derby Association. We are very proud to welcome them to WFTDA. Congratulations, ladies!

And, it will be all the sweeter when we beat them in October 🙂 Get your tickets now to come down and support SVRG in their doubleheader at Santa Cruz on October 23 when Silicon Valley Goes Home…with the WIN!

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SVRG KillaBytes destroy Humboldt Redwood Rollers, 259-121; Dot.Kamikazes felled by Humboldt All-Stars, 125-75

Two great bouts! Sorry we don’t have any pictures to share (let us know if you find any!) Check out this article from the front page of the sports section in the Humboldt Times-Standard.

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Tickets now on sale for the last SVRG home bout of the season, Sat., Sep 11!

It is our last home bout of the season, and we have a lot of roller derby in store for you at San Jose Skate on September 11! First, we will have the public debut of our Derby 2.0 junior derby teams, the MicroChicks and the Web Bruisers. Girls ages 7 to 17 that have attended our junior derby summer camp and other sessions will be taking the floor at 5:30. The KillaBytes will then take on Sac City’s Folsom Prison Bruisers at 6:30, and the Dots will be challenging the Choice City Rebels of Northern Colorado at 8.

Again we are rewarding our hardcore fans: we are having an early bird special, so anyone who purchases online at Brown Paper Tickets before August 25th will get adult tickets for only $10!! After that, tickets are available online or at the following ticket locations at $13 for adults, $8 for kids: San Jose Skate, Psycho Donuts, Streetlight Records (Bascom location only), and Jack’s Bar & Lounge. Door tickets will be $17 for adults and $10 for kids.

A portion of the proceeds from the bout will be donated to Career Closet, which aims to empower women to return to the workforce by preparing them with business attire and confidence! Donate a work-appropriate accessory, such as jewelry, shoes, scarf, or handbag to the Career Closet vendor table and receive a FREE SVRG giveaway!

As always, we will have a beer garden, raffle, and half-time entertainment for your enjoyment. Come get some of our last official derby action of the season here in San Jose!

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KillaBytes off to Lake Tahoe this weekend

If you’re feeling like a road trip and want to see your fierce Silicon Valley Roller Girls on the warpath, the KillaBytes will be taking on the Lake Tahoe Derby Dames at Bijou Community Park in South Lake Tahoe this Saturday, July 24. Doors are at 5 pm, bout at 6 pm. $10 for adults; children 10 & under are free. Bring a lawn chair as there is limited seating available. Afterparty at Brothers Bar & Grill. There will be a big SVRG cheering section, so come join us!

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