The Damned at Attack of The C Squads


 On the weekend of May 17th-18th the Damned Skaters traveled to Sonora to compete in their first tournament! The Attack of the C Squads Tournament attracted teams from all over California and presented a unique challenge to the Damned Skaters, derby TOURNAMENT style. Instead of the typical 1 hour bout with a half-time break, the skaters played blitz style 30 minute bouts giving absolutely no chance for a “second half come-back”. These sprint style bouts were exciting to play in and also exciting for the skaters/fans to watch.

The Damned began (and ended) their Saturday by playing The OC Roller Girls’ “Pulp Friction” team. They won the game 119 to 84 giving them another opportunity to play Sunday morning at 8am.

The Damned nearly snagged a win Sunday morning, losing by 6 points with The Foothill Foxy Flyers winning 79 to 73. With the Foxy Flyers failing to field a jammer in one of the last jams, excitement in the Indoor Sports Arena reached a fever pitch!  The Damned regrouped and pumped them-selves for another shot that afternoon at Game 22 where they would face a team familiar to them, Peninsula Roller Girls (PRG). This Redwood City team promised a competitive but fun bout. Both sides fought hard and The Damned Skaters pulled a win with a score of 120 to PRG’s 102. This win meant a shot at the semi-finals and Game 24 where they would meet Resurrection Roller Girls (RRG).

The bout against RRG was intense and hard fought, but Resurrection Roller Girls pulled away with a win. Final score 101 RRG to The Damned Skaters’ 38. This put the Damned Skaters into 4th place overall with Foothill Foxy Flyers moving on to 3rd place. Resurrection Roller Girls later claimed 2nd place when they lost to Santa Cruz who made it through the entire weekend undefeated and took 1st place in the Attack of the C Squads Tournament.

Overall the experience was an amazing challenge for the Damned Skaters and they enjoyed the opportunity to bout against some great teams.

Next blog: Derby at the fair: The Bearded Ladies vs The Bruisin Brawlers (Damned Skaters and Dead scrimmage), Undead + The Skaters Grim Co-ed bout against San Diego Co-ed and The Haunted House vs The Fun House (Undead Scrimmage).


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