ARIZONA DERBY DAMES 10TH SEASON PLAYOFFS CELEBRATED WITH A TRIPLE HEADER BANKED TRACK ROLLER DERBY BOUT ON SATURDAY MARCH 7TH, 2015
PHOENIX, AZ (FEBRUARY 16, 2014) – ARIZONA DERBY DAMES. The Arizona Derby Dames are closing in on the end of their 10th season with a triple header playoff night on Saturday, March 7th at the Hall of Dames. Four teams will battle it out on the banked track to see which
is worthy of facing the undefeated Runaway Brides for the Season 10 Championship.
In the first bout, the Dames are replaying last year’s opening playoff bout. The 2nd place Bombshells will be taking on the 5th place Schoolyard Scrappers. It’s well known that a team with nothing to lose is a dangerous opponent and the Scrappers are looking for their first win of the season. Scrappers’ Captain Nikki Badazz (#669) when looking towards the playoffs was quoted, “I say bring it. My girls will be more than ready to rumble.”
“We plan to win, all night long.” boasted Bombshell’s Captain Sho’Nuff. “The playoffs are where we will hone our skills and strategies for the Championship bout.” Expect to see an exciting bout as Bombshells try to contain the dangerous underdog Scrappers.
The second bout will pit the 3rd place Coffin Draggers up against the 4th place Brutal Beauties. In their last regular season matchup, the Coffin Draggers buried the Brutal Beauties. When pressed about this final stand, the Beauties’ Captain Abby Arsenic (#1/3 Tsp) was quoted, “I know the Draggers. I’ve played with them. I know how they train and play. They’re fierce competitors, but this time around the Beauties will be crowned Queen of the Rink.”
Rising from the grave, the Draggers Captain Lelu Dallas MultiBash (#23) responded.”The Beauties aren’t the same team we remember from last year. But neither are the Draggers. We’ve retooled our training and strategies. The Beauties won’t know what hit them on the banked track.”
Just when you thought the fun was over, the Arizona Derby Dames will present a third bout this night throwing the winners of the first two bouts onto the track to face each other. Both teams will be tired, bruised and completely determined to destroy the other. This exciting final bout of the regular season will lead directly to the Championship Bout in April against the Runaway Brides.
Immediately following the bouts, the Derby Dames will be headed to their official Afterparty at the Steel Horse Saloon. Come hang out with your favorite skaters at Arizona’s “Original” Biker Bar! Unfortunately for our younger Derby fans, Arizona law limits the after party to adults 21 and over.
The Arizona Derby Dames are thankful for their loyal fanbase. The skaters have been training hard and are eager to deliver the same high-speed entertainment their fans crave. Now in our 10th season, the Arizona Derby Dames are planning many throwback events to celebrate
our history and our fans. Fans should stay tuned to the league’s social media pages for updates and additional information on upcoming events. The entire season schedule can be found on the Arizona Derby Dames’ website (http://www.azderbydames.com).
Bout Day Information
The Arizona Derby Dames’ Hall of Dames is located at 2517 West McDowell Road, Suite 118, Phoenix, AZ 85009. Fans who have not yet been to the Hall of Dames will find A-Frame signs and parking attendants dressed in safety orange shirts to help direct them to the entrance on the south side of McDowell Road, just west of the I-17 Freeway. As always, parking at the Hall of Dames is free of charge.
Doors will open at 5:00 p.m. with the first whistle at 6:00 p.m. General admission tickets at the door are $20 for adults and $7 for for children 12 and under. Discounted tickets can be purchased in advance for $15 at Brown Paper Tickets (http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1294540 ).
Bleacher seating is available on a first come first served basis and for those with disabilities. Additional standing room on raised platforms and track side benches are available as well.
Immediately following the bouts, the Derby Dames will be headed to Steel Horse Saloon for their official Afterparty. Steel Horse Saloon
is located at 1818 W Bell Rd in North Phoenix. Due to Arizona statutes, the Afterparty is restricted to fans 21 and older.
About the Arizona Derby Dames
Arizona Derby Dames (AZDD) is an all-women’s banked track roller derby league based in the Phoenix, Arizona metropolitan area. Its foremost priorities are to provide top-notch training, achieve the highest national ranking, set the standard for roller derby leagues worldwide,
and to instill the values of hard work and dedication in AZDD members that lead to success in all aspects of life. AZDD is the the first league to play banked track roller derby in Arizona since the 1960′s and is a founding member of the Roller Derby Coalition of Leagues.
Media Contact Information
Mizz Nashty (#1631)
2517 West McDowell Road, Suite 118
Phoenix, AZ 85009