A new local campaign for Arch Rival Roller Derby launches this weekend and a quartet of talented teams look to jockey for lead position.
The doubleheader at Queeny Park’s Midwest Sport Hockey (570 Weidman, Ballwin, MO) begins at 6:30 pm with the defending champions, the Smashinistas, tangling with last season’s runner-ups, Rebel Skate Alliance. Then in the night cap, the M-80s and the Stunt Devils renew their rivalry that dates back to 2007.
ARCH holds their four-event regular season over the next three months and the finale for the trophy takes place in early-April.
Returning skaters and hard-charging newcomers are plentiful in all four-teams. The pair of sixty-minute tussles features athletes from the local franchise currently ranked fifth internationally by the Women’s Flat-Track Derby Association (WFTDA).
The Smashinistas claimed their fourth ARCH title last April and a plethora of starters return. Jammers Frowntown and Skeevie Nicks are joined by returning blockers Cloak N’ Dragher, Gnarley Carbsmashian, Urgent Carrot, Intensive Carrot, Smash Money, Oliver Smash, Smashsquatch, Nigel Smashberry, WyldeSyde and Regrets. Newcomers to the team include Shady Hawkins, Skulpix and T-Bex.
Rebel Skate Alliance fields a jammer rotation of Darth Tator, Admiral Aggbar and Carth O’Nasty and are assisted by blockers Obi-Wan Kenosebleed, Jabba the Butt, Zombie Plagueis, Wookie Monster, Lethal Dose and SITH HAPPENS! Newly added skaters Strawberry MILFShake, Jam-It Ginger, Holiday Special and PhoeB-8 are set for impressive debuts.
The M-80s’ jammer rotation is topped by Loki Doki, who claimed numerous triple-digit performances last season with Camp Kwitcherbitchin’ and Slipknot will supplement while blockers Scouts Horror, Pecan Misandry, Slam Shakusky, Crumbledore, Curl Scout, Wood Bang, S’more Cowbell, Farts & Crafts and Trampfire lay down the foundation. Returning ARCH skaters Soundproof and Jenforcer and rookie Kick S’more Ass rounds out the roll call for the troopers.
Finally, the Stunt Devils are arguably are an outside favorite for an April title appearance based upon the solid returning line-up boosted by a robust draft. Jammers Scarrie Fisher, Zoe Hell, Slamgelina Jolie and Force Choke propelled the points while blockers Rhonda Lousey, Black Dynamite, Nunchucks Norris, Sir Ian McKillin’ set-up the walls. The additions, which include Downtown Dallis, Skaty Perry, Shiv Taylor, Tina Faceplant, Betty Davis Thighs, Rock Slobster and Thrasher, adds additional depth.
Tickets for the twin bill are $15 at the door while children 10 and under get in free. Save $3 on advance individual tickets and $6 on advance group tickets by clicking on this sentence.
Season passes for ARCH’s six-event docket are on sale for $60 at the same link. This includes special attractions from Dynamo Pro Wrestling on February 1, St. Louis Junior Derby on March 16 and a travel team contest on April 25.
ARCH RIVAL ROLLER DERBY 2020 LOCAL SEASON
All events at Midwest Sport Hockey at Queeny Park
SAT 1/11 SMASHINISTAS vs. REBEL SKATE ALLIANCE & M-80s vs. STUNT DEVILS
SAT 2/1 SMASHINISTAS vs. STUNT DEVILS Also: Dynamo Pro Wrestling Event
SAT 2/29 M-80s vs. SMASHINISTAS & STUNT DEVILS vs. REBEL SKATE ALLIANCE
SAT 3/21 REBEL SKATE ALLIANCE vs. M-80s Also: ST. LOUIS JUNIOR DERBY EXPO
SAT 4/4 ARCH CHAMPIONSHIP NIGHT 3rd Game & Championship Game
SAT 4/25 ARCH FLUER DE LINQUENTS & NEMESIS vs. TBA
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