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The primary travel team of Arch Rival Roller Derby (ARCH) has reached a new historical benchmark within sanctioned play of the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA). The governing body recently released their calculated rankings and ARCH placed fifth for all international teams eligible for placement in the hierarchy. For the last set of WFTDA rankings released in May, ARCH placed seventh but outcomes against current top-ranked Victorian and second-ranked Rose City at the Big O invi...

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(Photos by Bob Dunnell) (BALLWIN, MO) Bucking tradition Saturday night, the helmet covers for the jammers of Arch Rival Roller Derby’s Fleur De Linquents displayed the image of a unicorn. It seems apropos that the C-team turned in a magical performance and by utilizing a pair of power jams deep, the FDLs galloped to a 215-176 victory over the West Kentucky Rockin’ Rollers at Midwest Sport Hockey. ARCH scored 29 straight points with under four minutes left that launched their 2018 campaign an...

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Arch Rival Roller Derby’s B-team of travelers, the Saint Lunachix, launches their 2018 campaign with a trip to the Udder Chaos Invitational this weekend in Madison, Wisconsin. The inaugural event, hosted by the Mad Rollin’ Dolls, begins Friday on the polished concrete at Hartmeyer Ice Arena. The three-day event features 17 contests overall and spotlights primary interleague sanctioned play for the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA) and highly-competitive B-team match-ups. Friday ...

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A brand new season for Arch Rival Roller Derby’s C-team of travelers, the Fleur De Linquents, launches this Saturday night at Midwest Sport Hockey in a tussle with the West Kentucky Rockin’ Rollers. The two-game event begins at 6:30 p.m. with the inaugural full-length contest by St. Louis Junior Roller Derby’s Untamed Youth as they challenge West Kentucky Junior Roller Derby. Tickets for the doubleheader are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Children 10 and under get in free. CLICK ON TH...

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Story by Muckety Muck – Photos By Bob Dunnell The annual Big O, a flat-track roller derby invitational held in Eugene, Oregon, has historically been beneficial for St. Louis-based Arch Rival Roller Derby (ARCH). The Arch Rival All-Stars, currently ranked seventh globally by the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA), used their results last season at the Big O as a springboard en route to an 8-5 record and their inevitable third straight appearance at the governing body’s interna...

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(Recap by Muckety Muck – Photos by Bob Dunnell) (BALLWIN, MO) The Stunt Devils claimed the 2017-18 Arch Rival Roller Derby (ARCH) local championship Saturday night at Midwest Sport Hockey with a 215-198 victory over the defending champions, the Smashinistas. In a topsy-turvy finale that saw numerous nail-biting moments, the Stunts utilized a 35-1 second-period run deep en route to the team’s 17-point victory over the defending champs and their fifth trophy overall. “We forgot that we w...

The perpetual story of St. Louis’ first women’s flat-track roller derby franchise repeatedly contains the word “evolution.” Founded in 2005 as the Arch Rival Roller Girls, the League evolved into a chartered member of the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association in September 2007. Since then, the League has evolved their on-track play to the point of consistently achieving Top 10 status within the governing body’s set of international rankings. In 2016, the League evolved by changing its...

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A title is ready to be claimed this Saturday night! Arch Rival Roller Derby (ARCH) presents their local championship game at Queeny Park’s Midwest Sport Hockey (510 Weidman Road, Ballwin, MO) where in the 6:30 p.m. contest, the defending champs, the Smashinistas, tangle with the Stunt Devils. The Smashies (2-2) have dropped their last two contests, which included a 272-218 setback to the M-80s earlier this month. In the contest, the troopers were low on numbers as four starters were out of the...

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(Photos by Bob Dunnell) (BALLWIN, MO) For the flat-track faction known as the Smashinistas, the defending local champions of St. Louis-based Arch Rival Roller Derby, Saturday’s 272-218 setback to the M-80s resulted in mixed emotions. In the quad-skate contest held at Midwest Sport Hockey in front of 650 spectators, the 54-point loss to the “mighty mateys” resulted in the team’s second straight defeat and final regular season finish of 2-2. That could be considered a bit of a downer. But ...

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The final regular season local game for Arch Rival Roller Derby (ARCH) takes place this Saturday night and the ending result will determine the teams that will appear at the League’s trophy tilt that takes place later this month. The Smashinistas (2-1) tangle with the M-80s (1-2) in the 6:30 p.m. tussle held at Midwest Sport Hockey (570 Weidman Rd., Ballwin, MO). If the M-80s claim victory on Saturday, all three ARCH local teams will finish the regular season with identical 2-2 records. The pa...