After a one year absence, Arch Rival Roller Derby’s B-team is returning to a post-season tournament that features the upper-echelon of developmental squads.
ARCH Nemesis claimed placement at The Great B Team Skate Off, held in Denver, Colorado October 4-6. The ten-team, bracketed tourney is hosted by Denver Roller Derby and the Nemesis will find out their seed and placement in the tourney shortly.
“I am really proud of this team for being able to make it back to B Champs and compete at the highest level once again,” said Nemesis bench coach Gil Tiemann. “It was our goal to not only make it in, but make it without having to wait for other teams to decline the offer first and it is a testament to how hard the skaters have worked all year that we were able to accomplish our goal.”
The 19-game event plays under the Women’s Flat Track Roller Derby Association (WFTDA) rule set but is not officially sanctioned or produced by the WFTDA.
The ARCH B-team will be making their third appearance at B-Champs. In 2016, the franchise, then billed as the Saint Lunachix, competed at Sting of the Hill in Norcross, Georgia and finished seventh. The proceeding year, the Chix competed at Hostile TACOver in Tampa, Florida and again finished seventh.
The Nemesis claimed their entry with a strong victory over Nashville Roller Derby’s A-team (316-93) and Helsinki’s B-team (223-163) combined with narrow setbacks to Naptown’s A-team (141-122) as well as the B-teams from Windy City (163-160) and Gotham (168-142).
“The field is going to be very challenging, but this Nems team has what it takes to come away with a really successful weekend,” said Tiemann.
Congratulations to the Nemesis on their post-season bid and we’ll have future information on live online coverage.
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