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SVRG on the air: Watch our March and May bouts!

Tune in to Channel 15 in San Jose to re-experience some of our bouts this season!

We have two more airdates for the Dot.Kamikazes’ March bout against the Dockyard Derby Dames:

Monday, May 31 @ 1:30pm

Thursday, June 3 @ 6:30pm

We also have airdates for the Killa and Dot May bouts against Central Coast Roller Derby:

SVRG May 1, 2010 – KillaBytes VS. CCRD Slo Slammers

Friday, June 4 @ 12:00am

Sunday, June 13 @ 1:00am

Tuesday, June 22 @ 12:30pm

Thursday, June 24 @ 6:30pm

SVRG May 1, 2010 –Dot.Kamikazes VS. Central Coast A-Team

Friday, June 4 @ 1:30am

Thursday, July 1 @ 6:30pm

Monday, July 5 @ 1:30pm

Thursday, July 15 @ 6:30pm

Thanks to Liz, Jen, Rhett, and the rest of the film crew for making this possible!!

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SVRG topples CCRD in doubleheader

In their second home bout of the season, the Silicon Valley Roller Girls’ KillaBytes slammed Central Coast Roller Derby’s SLO Slammers, 190-62, and SVRG’s Dot.Kamikazes conquered CCRD 142-108.

Unfortunately, I was home celebrating another Derby (the Kentucky Derby, and yes, I did pick the winner), but you can see a writeup of the bout by Southbay on the Derby News Network here.

You can see Jim Cottingham’s pictures from the Dot.Kamikazes’ bout here and from the KillaBytes’ bout here.

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Get your tickets for Surrender Yer Booty NOW!

The Silicon Valley Roller Girls will be taking on Central Coast Roller Derby on May 1 at San Jose Skate, 397 Blossom Hill Road, with a pirate themed bout.  Doors open at 5:30, with the KillaBytes playing at 6 and the Dot.Kamikazes at 8. As always, there will be a raffle, beer garden, concessions, vendors, and PIRATES!!!, including a swashbuckling half time show. Throw on your bandannas and eyepatches and come out in full pirate regalia–you will be in good company!

Tickets are now SOLD OUT online. Tickets can be purchased by coming to San Jose Skate during their business hours and buying at the window OR by calling them and purchasing with credit card. Tickets are now $15.00 for adults, $8.00 for kids. They take cash and credit card and their phone number is: 408-226-1155. Don’t wait until you get to the door the day of the bout–you may get shut out! A portion of the proceeds from this bout will benefit the YWCA.

Also, bring a new women’s pajama item to the YWCA booth & receive a FREE souvenir SVRG sports bottle, while supplies last! YWCA will be receiving a portion of the proceeds from the bout. Fans are encouraged to bring a *new* women’s pajama item such as T-shirts, PJ bottoms, sweats, or underwear to the YWCA booth at the bout, which will be donated to rape victims through the YWCA’s Rape Crisis Center. Fans who do so will receive a free SVRG signature sports bottle for their donation while supplies last. The need for these items are critical according to YWCA Development Officer Kelly Ramirez, “The purpose for these needs is that when a woman is sexually assaulted, her clothing becomes evidence and is needed to remain in custody.  Our Rape Crisis Advocates bring victims a change of clothing for when they need to release the clothing they were wearing.”

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Surrender yer booty! Tickets now on sale for Silicon Valley Roller Girls’ May 1 bout!

Artwork by Richard Vye

Arrrr, mateys, be prepared to SURRENDER YER BOOTY!

The Silicon Valley Roller Girls will be taking on Central Coast Roller Derby on May 1 at San Jose Skate, 397 Blossom Hill Road, with a pirate themed bout.  Doors open at 5:30, with the Killas playing at 6 and the Dots at 8. As always, there will be a raffle, beer garden, concessions, vendors, and PIRATES!!!, including a swashbuckling half time show. Throw on your bandannas and eyepatches and come out in full pirate regalia–you will be in good company!

Advance tickets are now SOLD OUT. See information below for purchasing options. Purchase tickets in advance at the bargain price of $10!! Kids are $5 (2 & under free) and seats for our new Pabst sponsored VIP section are $25. VIPs who are over 21 (with proof of age) will receive a free PBR.  A portion of the proceeds from this bout will benefit the YWCA.

Also, bring a new women’s pajama item to the YWCA booth & receive a FREE souvenir SVRG sports bottle, while supplies last! YWCA will be receiving a portion of the proceeds from the bout. Fans are encouraged to bring a *new* women’s pajama item such as T-shirts, PJ bottoms, sweats, or underwear to the YWCA booth at the bout, which will be donated to rape victims through the YWCA’s Rape Crisis Center. Fans who do so will receive a free SVRG signature sports bottle for their donation while supplies last. The need for these items are critical according to YWCA Development Officer Kelly Ramirez, “The purpose for these needs is that when a woman is sexually assaulted, her clothing becomes evidence and is needed to remain in custody.  Our Rape Crisis Advocates bring victims a change of clothing for when they need to release the clothing they were wearing.”
UPDATE: Tickets are now SOLD OUT online. Tickets can be purchased by coming to San Jose Skate during their business hours and buying at the window OR by calling them and purchasing with credit card. Tickets are now $15.00 for adults, $8.00 for kids. They take cash and credit card and their phone number is: 408-226-1155. Tickets will be sold here until they are sold out completely.

Tickets are available online at Brown Paper Tickets or pick up paper copies at the locations below.  *******Please note that once presale tickets are sold out online and at our locations, you will only be able to purchase tickets at San Jose Skate for door prices ($15/adults, $8/kids), so buy now!!******

Jack’s Bar & Lounge
167 E Taylor St
San Jose

Ohana Board Shop
3567 Stevens Creek Blvd
San Jose

Psycho Donuts SOLD OUT
2006 Winchester Blvd # C
Campbell

San Jose Skate
397 Blossom Hill Road
San Jose

Streetlight Records (San Jose location only)
980 South Bascom Avenue
San Jose

***UPDATE on 4/5: We are overwhelmed at the fan response! We just posted this THREE DAYS AGO and already we have sold HALF of our presale tickets online! Tell every SVRG fan you know to BUY NOW! Otherwise, they will have to buy tickets at door prices at San Jose Skate. Yarrrrgh! Save ye booty and buy yr tickets now!

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Silicon Valley Roller Girls’ 2010 Season Announced

The Silicon Valley Roller Girls would like to announce our 2010 season! We have more games this season for both the Dot.Kamikazes, including our first tournaments, and the KillaBytes. We will also be logging the frequent flyer miles next season, as we will be traveling from Arizona to Washington to Colorado for various bouts. But, three of our four home bouts this year are doubleheaders, so that’s almost twice the derby! We also promise some outdoor bouts at Roosevelt Rink (TBA). Below, our home bouts are in boldface:

March 6: Dot.Kamikazes vs. Dockyard Derby Dames (Tacoma, WA) AND

KillaBytes vs. San Diego Hard Corps (doubleheader @ San Jose Skate)

March 27-28: Dot.Kamikazes compete in The Dustbowl Tournament @ Bakersfield, CA

April 17-19: Dot.Kamikazes compete in The Dust Devil Tournament @ Tucson, AZ

May 1: Dot.Kamikazes vs. Central Coast Roller Derby (Paso Robles, CA) AND

KillaBytes vs. Central Coast Roller Derby (doubleheader @ San Jose Skate)

June 5-6: Dot.Kamikazes at The Big One Tournament @ Paso Robles, CA

June 12: KillaBytes vs. Denver Roller Dolls’ Bruising Altitude @ Denver, CO

June 26: Dot.Kamikazes vs. Bellingham Roller Betties @ Everett, WA

July 10: Dot.Kamikazes vs. Treasure Valley (ID) Rollergirls @ San Jose Skate

July 24: KillaBytes vs. Lake Tahoe Derby Dames @ Tahoe, CA

August 21: Dot.Kamikazes vs. Humboldt County Redwood Rollers AND

KillaBytes vs. Humboldt (doubleheader @ Eureka, CA)

September 11: Dot.Kamikazes vs. Rose City Axles of Annihilation (Portland, OR) AND

KillaBytes vs. Sac City Rollers’ Folsom Prison Bruisers (doubleheader @ San Jose Skate)

October 23: Dot.Kamikazes vs. Santa Cruz Derby Girls’ Boardwalk Bombshells AND

KillaBytes vs. Santa Cruz Derby Girls’ Harbor Hellcats (doubleheader @ Santa Cruz, CA)

November 20: KillaBytes vs. Derby Revolution of Bakersfield @ Bakersfield, CA

We had some sellouts last season, so check back here when season tickets for our home bouts will be available through Brown Paper Tickets.

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SVRG has a fun and derbyful weekend

The Silicon Valley Roller Girls’ season officially ended at the November bout, but we’ve still been workin’ it out and taking any derby opportunity that rolls our way. This weekend SVRG members made appearances at Red Red Holiday, a mixed scrimmage hosted by Sac City, and a scrap team (translation: anyone who had the time & money to travel) meandered down to face some of the San Diego Derby Dolls.

Red Red was particularly exciting this year because we got to send a lot of our new blood for some scrimmage experience. In addition to SVRG vets Steffen Razor (Team Orange) and MisTits (Dark Green), five of our interns got their first taste of bouting: Bozo Disposo (Dark Blue), Cannonball Iztik (Black), Absolutely Scabulous (Red), Blanca Basura Barbie (Pink) and Catherine Beata Bones (Light Green). The ladies had a wonderful time, and three were on the top teams. Barbie’s team, Pink (too appropriate!), took first place, MisTits’s Dark Green took second, and Steffen’s Orange took third. Congratulations!

In the meantime, a bunch of scrappers were bouting in San Diego. There was a question of whether the bout would even take place, because the roof at the Del Mar Fairgrounds was leaking in several places above the concrete track. Thing is, you can’t just tell derby girls there’s no derby. After consulting both teams, SDDD’s Bonnie D. Stroir declared that the game would go on, with some brave volunteers actively toweling the wet spots on the floor.

Because SVRG couldn’t field a whole team, we were grateful for the assistance of a couple of Central Coast Roller Derby ladies, Ivanator and Lacy Thunderware, to help fill our roster. Ivana joined Pia Mess, Death by Dollface, CynTax, and Betta Watchit (in her bout debut)  in the jamming rotation, while Rot Wheels, Kimfectious, Lizapalooza, Belle Wringer, Satan’s Kitten, Bitch Puddin’, Retox Fox, and BootyVicious performed blocker duties. Refs Texas Tea Bag and All Nate Long made the trip with the team, and the most honorable Aim De Kill tackled lineups for the group since her knee injury kept her off the track.

The game was a close one, with SVRG up by only ten points at half time. The tide turned in the second half, however, when SVRG often had more players in the penalty box than on the track. On numerous occasions SVRG was plagued by confusion, because a skater would get sent to the box only to find it chock full of her teammates, at which point she would have to return to the track until she was sent back. Before the midpoint of the second half, SVRG was down two skaters as both Ivanator and Lacy Thunderware had been ejected. SDDD wisely used their perpetual blocker advantage; having more blockers on the floor for nearly every jam allowed them to play woman-on-woman defense and keep one blocker solely on the SVRG jammer, limiting SVRG’s scoring. SDDD also made the most of a couple of power jams when SVRG had their jammer in the box. Gradually, they inched closer and closer, finally securing the lead in the last three jams of the night. SDDD defeated the SVRG scrappers, 97-82. One of our photographers, Adrian Valenzuela, made the trip down with us and you can see a couple of his shots here and a full Flickr set here. You can also check out other pics from the game here.

But the derby wasn’t over for the weekend. SDDD graciously hosted us at their amazing warehouse the next day so some of us could skate on a banked track for the first time. As Satan’s Kitten noted, we were all “SVRG green with envy” about the team’s space, which had room for a banked track, a regular track, workout equipment, lounging area, kids’ play area, and plenty of storage. Some of our previous night’s opponents, Bully Julie and Lila Monster, were there to give us some lessons on how to maximize our speed, hit legally, and take hits on the rail. Despite getting a serious workout the night before, we were all super psyched for the opportunity to skate on the banked track. THANK YOU SDDD and especially Julie and Lila for letting us come skate! You all are awesome!

L: SVRG hearts SDDD! On couch, Lila Monster, Bitch Puddin', Retox Fox, and Satan's Kitten; standing, Bully Julie and Belle Wringer. R: Belle, Kitten, Kimfectious, and Fox on the banked track.

L: Kimfectious and Betta Watchit on the rails. R: Kitten roars on the track.

Of course, that’s not enough derby for some of us. Some of the girls who had skated this weekend (Steffen, Dollface, Disposo, Belle, Fox, and Kimfectious) joined their teammates in welcoming some of the Santa Cruz Derby Girls for a mixed scrimmage last night. Lulu Lockjaw, Hell Louise, Pippi Hardsocking, Roxy Scarmichael, and CinZilla came out to skate with us and it was a fun evening for all. Thanks to all the refs and NSOs who made it possible, and a personal thanks to Broken Baby Doll, Panda, and the rest of the crew who came to my aid after my injury. Congratulations to Team Girth (Pandamonium, Hell Louise, Smack Dahlia, Lindsay Lohanded, Beth Sentence, Donna Diggler, Steffen, Fox, and Knuckles) who defeated Team White (Lulu, Dollface, Pippi, Roxy, CinZilla, Belle, Kimfectious, Smash ‘n’ Burn, and Disposo). Thanks to Jim Cottingham, who came out to photograph us (pics here), and a big thanks to SCDG for coming to visit!

Photo credit: Jim Cottingham

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