(BALLWIN, MO) Despite a snow ball thrown by Mother Nature thrown Saturday night, Arch Rival Roller Derby held their local season opener at Midwest Sport Hockey at Queeny Park and the action was melting as close to 800 points were collectively scored by the four squads. In the opener, defending League champions the Smashinistas out dueled Rebel Skate Alliance, 204-169, while in the nightcap, the M-80s bested the Stunt Devils, 231-179. With victories, both the Smashies and the M-80s share top hono...

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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. GET DISCOUNTED TICKETS BY CLICKING ON THIS SENTENC...

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ARCH 2019 Year In Review!

Story by Brian Ledford – Photos by Bob Dunnell 2019 turned out to be another breakthrough year for Arch Rival Roller Derby. The past twelve months saw St. Louis’ first flat-track franchise make top-shelf strides and set new benchmarks on the track. In the process, the League continued to reach out to the community and make inaugural appearances at events. Here is a recap of the past year for ARCH. JANUARY 1.5.19 – Continuing the return of a successful doubleheader format, the second fl...

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Q3 Results: COMO Wins Trophy!

Story by Muckety Muck – Photos by Bob Dunnell (BALLWIN, MO) The primary travel squad for COMO Roller Derby made the most out their mileage at the inaugural Queeny Quad Quake tournament held December 14 at Queeny Park’s Midwest Sport Hockey. The Columbia, Missouri travelers’ 100-mile trek was certainly worth it as the squad claimed the event’s trophy in the four-team event hosted by Arch Rival Roller Derby. COMO’s All-Stars topped the ARCH Fleur Delinquents in the semifinal round, 1...

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Arch Rival Roller Derby’s C-team, the Fleur De Linquents, are set to compete at the upcoming Queeny Quad Quake at Midwest Sport Hockey on Saturday, December 14. The team recently announced the 17-skater roster for the event and the line-up features nine skaters that will be making their ARCH debuts that night. The FDLs meet the COMO Roller Derby All Stars in the semifinal round. The 30-minute game takes place at 6:30 pm and the winner meets the victor of the semifinal game between the St. Chux...

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A brand new local season of Arch Rival Roller Derby launches this weekend at Queeny Park and the first cycle of our seven-event campaign features an inaugural tournament featuring a quartet of area flat-track franchises. The Queeny Quad Quake takes place on Saturday, December 14 at Midwest Sport Hockey in Ballwin, MO (570 Weidman Road). Doors for the event open at 6 pm and the evening’s first whistle blows at 6:30 pm. The format of the tournament features a pair of 30-minute semifinal games th...

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Since 2007, Arch Rival Roller Derby has partnered with an area non-for-profit organization and has raised funds with a 50/50 raffle drawing that takes place at our local games. As selected by League members, our Charity partner for the 2019-20 local season is St. Louis Crisis Nursery. Patrons at ARCH events at Midwest Sport Hockey at Queeny Park can help contribute with a purchase of a solo raffle ticket or multiple entries. Half the proceeds of the 50/50 drawing will go directly to Crisis Nurse...

ARCH Awards Night Results

(ST. LOUIS, MO) Arch Rival Roller Derby held their annual “Awards Night” at the Crack Fox in downtown St. Louis Saturday night. Honors were presented in 48 categories for skaters and League personnel. In the “ARCH Fan Favorite Award” that was voted online by the public, Stunt Devils’ jammer Force Choke received the honor. In the ARCH categories voted by the League internally, Smashinistas’ blocker Regrets won “Rookie of the Year.” For the travel teams, Annie Swanson claimed Overa...

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(Story by Brian Ledford – Photos by Bob Dunnell) (MONTREAL, QUEBEC, CANADA) Reaching uncharted territory, the Arch Rival Roller Derby All Stars entered Sunday’s bronze medal game of the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA) global finale with high hopes. After a quarterfinal victory over stubborn Denver and a semifinal setback against inevitable Hydra Trophy winner Rose City, St. Louis’s match-up with prior champ Victorian provided plenty of optimism. During numerous stretches...

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(Story by Brian Ledford – Photos by Bob Dunnell) (MONTREAL, QUEBEC, CANADA) Finding themselves in the semifinals of the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA) global tournament Saturday night, the Arch Rival All Stars knew they had a heavy task ahead, a meeting with defending Hydra Cup possessors, the undefeated Rose City Rollers Wheels of Justice. No pressure, right? It was quite a challenge and St. Louis was certainly game. In the first half, the locals had rebounded from two def...