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(Photo Credit: Bob Dunnell) Can you feel it? It’s almost here! Flat-track action is ready to be unleashed this Saturday for the twelfth season of Arch Rival Roller Derby! The 2017-18 ARCH local launch at Midwest Sport Hockey at Queeny Park (570 Weidman Rd., Ballwin, MO) begins at 6:30 pm and features a re-match of last season’s trophy tilt as the defending League queenpins – the Smashinistas – collide with the high-scoring Stunt Devils. Tickets for Saturday’s event, which inclu...

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(ST. LOUIS, MO) Since 2008, Arch Rival Roller Derby has selected an area non-for-profit organization as their Charity Partner for their annual intraleague (local) campaign and has raised donations by holding raffle drawings at home track events. ARCH continues this outreach for their seven-event local season that begins Saturday, December 16 at Midwest Sport Hockey at Queeny Park in Ballwin, Missouri. For the 2017-18 season, Arch Rival Roller Derby is proud to announce the National Conference fo...

ARCH 2017 Awards Night Recap!

(ST. LOUIS, MO) This past Saturday, Arch Rival Roller Derby held their 2017 ARCH League Awards at the Heavy Anchor. As voted upon by League members, the event recognized winners in 46 separate categories that involved local teams, travel squads and support personnel. ARCH veteran Kayla Woodward was recognized as “ARCH League MVP” and also claimed top honors as the “ARCH All-Stars Overall MVP” and “ARCH All-Stars MVP Blocker.” In the “ARCH Fan Favorite Award” that was determin...

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ARCH At WFTDA Champs Recap

(Photo Credit: Bob Dunnell) (PHILADELPHIA, PA) The Arch Rival Roller Derby All-Stars competed at the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association Division 1 Championships this past weekend at the Liacouras Center and finished the weekend 2-1 as they reached the Hydra Cup’s Elite Eight. Ranked seventh internationally by the WFTDA, ARCH picked up a 225-82 win over the #8 London Rollergirls in a Friday quarterfinal play-in game. Then in Saturday’s quarterfinal round, Arch Rival were handed a 237-109 ...

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(Photos by Bob Dunnell) It’s starting to become a recurring theme for the primary travel team of Arch Rival Roller Derby (ARCH). Claim a playoff medal in September and compete at an international championship tournament in November. The local rollers will compete at the global finale of the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA) that starts this Friday at the Liacouras Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Ranked seventh internationally by the WFTDA, ARCH earned placement in the Hydra ...

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Arch Rival Roller Derby, your hometown heroes on eight wheels, returns to the flat-track locally later this year and an exciting, heart-stopping season is projected following a competitive draft held last Thursday. ARCH presents their three-team, seven-game intraleague campaign at Midwest Sport Hockey in Ballwin, Missouri beginning Saturday, December 16. Held jointly with GateKeepers Roller Derby’s “Turf Wars” series, the doubleheader docket features six regular season games and a Champion...

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(Photo Credit: Bob Dunnell) (TEMPLE TERRACE, FL) For the second straight year, Arch Rival’s b-team traveling squad, the Saint Lunachix, finished with forward momentum in a post-season tournament by placing higher than their entry seed. Arriving at the ten-team “Hostile TACOver” as the eighth seed, the Lunachix finished the weekend 2-2 and claimed a seventh place victory over Tampa Roller Derby Bruise Crew, 241-202, Sunday afternoon. The end result replicated St. Louis’ tourney start and ...

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(Photos By Bon Dunnell) Arch Rival Roller Derby’s traveling B-team, the Saint Luncahix, takes a trip to the Sunshine State this weekend and competes at a national, post-season championship tournament. The Lunachix are the eighth seed at the ten-team “Hostile TACOver,” a three-day event that takes place at The Wrecking Hall in Temple Terrace, Florida. The ARCH B-team (4-2) meets ninth-seeded Minnesota Nice (8-3) in a quarterfinal play-in game Friday at 10 a.m. Eastern. After starting the se...

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(Photos By Bob Dunnell – Click on the image to enlarge) (IRVING, TX) The primary travel team for Arch Rival Roller Derby (ARCH) will have some extra weight in their skater bags when returning home from a Lone Star State tourney this week and will start preparing for future travel plans. This comes as a result of the ARCH All-Stars claim of the bronze medal at the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA) playoff tournament held at Irving Convention Center this past weekend. ARCH, curr...

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(Photos by Bob Dunnell) St. Louis sports fans might not be familiar with a local team on eight wheels that has garnered global exposure and success the past two calendar years. If Arch Rival Roller Derby, the local women’s flat-track skating franchise, has their say this weekend in post-season play, their current status will keep pushing forward and upward and their legend will grow. Currently ranked eighth internationally by the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA), ARCH competes at...