Sunday, September 21, 2008

Black-n-Bluegrass Rollergirls' Heartbreaker Bout

Lead JammerOn Saturday night Dianne and I went to watch the Black-n-Bluegrass Rollergirls team the Moonshiners take on the traveling team of the Bleeding Heartland Rollergirls from Bloomington at Sportsville in Florence, Kentucky. It was their last home bout of the season and I wanted to see some of my favorite skaters back in action. The event was billed as "Heartbreaker" and the BBRG Moonshiners did break Bleeding Heartland by beating them with a score of 115 to 67.

The first period was a see-saw battle. Both teams have some speedy jammers and good blockers that were doing their best to stay on their feet on the slippery gym floor at Sportsville. On the Bloomington team, I was impressed with the efforts of Bad Mudda Trucka and KaKa Caliente. Right near the end of the period, Roseanne Scarr (shown at right as lead jammer) had a 10 point jam (with zero for BHRG) that put the Moonshiners ahead by a couple points.

Help From JuwanaIn the second period, the Moonshiner blockers effectively shut down the Bleeding Heartland jammers. I think Bloomington managed to score less than 10 points the whole period! Great job to all the BBRG blockers. Not only did the BBRG blockers shut down the offense, they also helped their own jammers through the pack. The photo at right shows Juwana Hurt moving in to position to help Pinup Pussycat. While Bloomington was stymied, the BBRG jammers (including Morgue Ann le Slayer, Petal to the Metal, Pinup Pussycat, and Roseanne Scarr) continued to rack up the points. The photo below shows Morgue Ann le Slayer going around the outside to score. At the end of the second period the score was 70 to 48 in favor of the Moonshiners.

Morgue Ann Trying to Score

Most everything continued to go the way of the Moonshiners in the third period. BBRG was trying some different things like letting Buckhead Betty take a turn with the jammer star. Petal to the Metal did take a hard fall right in front of us after a block knocked her off balance -- we were in the middle of the Petal fan club and there were a lot of gasps. The photo below shows her fall.

Petal Takes a Fall

Roseanne and MeAfter the match I was able to chat with Roseanne Scarr in her BBRG garb. It was nice to see her back in action. Dianne got this photo of us after the match. Roseanne racked up quite a few points during the bout and it looked like she was having fun doing it. She also took her turn as a pivot and blocker.

I also got the chance to meet and talk a bit with the BBRG jammer Pinup Pussycat. She also did well last night -- when, as she herself said, she wasn't in the penalty box. She was speedy on the slippery floor and got her share of designations as lead jammer. Dianne took this photo of me with Pinup.

Pinup and MeYou can see several other photos from the match in my Flickr set by clicking here. The crowd seemed a bit thin and hopefully the Moonshiners will get a larger following next year. There was quite a contingent from the Derby City Rollergirls who were doing some scouting for their upcoming bout on October 4th in Louisville. Congrats to the BBRG group on a great win!


morgue said...

Fabulous write up Earl! Thanks so much for bringing your wife and coming out to see us play some derby.
We had a blast and hope you had as much fun watching as we did skating!


Janet said...

Earl-Glad you came to the bout. We had a great time!
Damnit Janet

Natural Disaster said...

Earl - Hope you had as much fun watching as I did playing. Awesome game all around!

Tyra Durden said...

Nice write-up! Thanks for all the notes and photos (and the link!).

Roseanne Scarr, #18, BBRG said...

Thanks again for coming out to see us, Earl! We really appreciate your excellent writeup (like I could expect anything less) and photos. :D

Hopefully you guys can make it out to see us again some time. We'll try to make sure it's warmer for Dianne. ;P

Aine Ass BBRG #12 said...

Great write up Earl. It was a fair, challening game and I had a great time skating. Hope to see you around next season!

Earl said...

Wow! Thanks to all of you for stopping by and leaving comments. We had a great time at the bout. Good luck with Derby City.

Dot Coma said...

Thanks for coming out! That picture of Petal makes me squirm a bit ;)