The weekend of September 14 & 15, 2013, Crossfields Alberta will be inundated with Roller Derby players from across the province. The tournament is being hosted by the Rocky View Roller Derby Association, in partnership with the CWRDA.
This is an ALL Alberta, ALL Womens, 18+ Tournament. This is a time for travel teams to show their skills in a non-traditional derby tournament setting. So what makes this tournament unique, from the dozens of other Roller Derby tournaments that occur in Alberta annually? What is this non-traditional derby you are talking about? Well, on Saturday, how about 30 minutes with NO LEAD JAMMER! Anti-derby for 30 minutes – what is that you are thinking? CLOCK WISE!!! And how do you think a team will do when you are only allowed to switch out two players per jam, and the other three must remain?! Hence being named the Iron Woman Tournament!
Not only will this challenge the skills and endurance of these players, it will also somewhat level the playing ground between the participants. Plus, it will be a whole lot of fun to watch!!
Teams confirmed for this tournament are; Oil City Derby Girls and E-Ville Roller Derby from Edmonton, Central Alberta Roller Derby Association, from Wetaskiwin, Grande Prairie Roller Derby Association and Red Deer Roller Derby Association. There is also an Iron Woman mixed team that is composed of all-star players from across that province, whose leagues did not have enough players to roster a full team themselves.
It will be a great weekend of Roller Derby!
Hope to see you there!
Much derby love.