Fresh off the heels of the Big O Tournament in Oregon, E-Ville Roller Derby looks ahead to Flat Track Fever this upcoming weekend (May 10-12) in Calgary. If you are new’ish to Roller Derby like myself, let’s talk about the aforementioned tournaments.
- “The Big O features world class adult and junior derby teams from around the world. We are proud to be able to host Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA), Men’s Roller Derby Association (MRDA) and Junior Roller Derby Association (JRDA) sanctioned bouts featuring some of the top roller derby teams from around the globe.”
— E-Ville Roller Derby (@E_VilleDerby) May 5, 2019
E-Ville Roller Derby entered their WFTDA team the E-Ville Dead. They represented Edmonton well winning their first two games and finishing with a 2W-2L record.
- “Flat Track Fever is now entering our EIGHTH year! Here you will find…Alberta’s largest flat track roller derby tournament.”
I was able to have a quick chat with “Spittany” from E-Ville. Here is that conversation:
1) Talk about the team composition a bit.
While not being able to give you the most objective perspective of the participating teams (as I am on the Living Dead), I can tell you a little about E-Ville’s place in the tournament structure. E-Ville’s B team, the Living Dead, will be competing in the Alberta Women’s Bracket. Our A team, the E-Ville Dead, will be competing in the tournament’s Feature Game against Calgary Roller Derby’s A team.
2) Mention some skaters to watch.
Spectators should be looking out for Living Dead blocker #64 Attica Flinch and jammer #1208 Fire Vixen, both of whom are also developmental skaters for the E-Ville Dead.
3) Edmonton vs Calgary – what’s your roller derby spin on the battle of Alberta?
The Battle of Alberta is an especially exciting match-up at Flat Track. Calgary Roller Derby and E-Ville Roller Derby’s A teams are incredibly close in the WFTDA Rankings–as of March 31, E-Ville is 43rd and Calgary is 45th. The last time these teams faced off, in 2018, Calgary secured the win. It’ll be exciting to see how the teams stack up over a year later.
4) NEXT E-VILLE HOME GAME AFTER TOURNAMENT
Saturday June 1 at 6PM. Our Slice Girls will be facing Oil City’s GI Janes. All the details in our Facebook Event for the game.
I will be in attendance on June 1st continuing to learn the game and sport of Roller Derby. If you are interested in coming out but are scared because you are unsure of what Roller Derby is all about, here is “The Not-So-Technical-And-Still-Incomplete-Guide To Watching Roller Derby“. Good luck in Calgary this weekend E-ville!