Black and Blue Belles win in Canberra Roller Derby League blowout
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
In honour of, the skaters were introduced wearing Jedi-style hooded cloaks and carrying . hairstyles were also popular amongst the crowd.
The sport has become very popular, and the bout was sold out. Nine new skaters have joined the four Canberra teams this year, and another fifteen are in training for their debut next year.
The bout got off to a fast start with a power jam enabling Short Stop to run up thirty points. This helped the Black and Blue Belles skate to a lead of almost 100 points by half time. Instead of playing Short Stop as jammer, she became a pivot. An aggressive defence allowed the Black and Blue Belles to add points to their score line. The final result was a 107 point victory.
This was the two teams' first bout of the year. It was the second bout on thecalendar. The Brindabelters met the Red Bellied Black Hearts on March 23 in a close contest. It was also their first bout played under the new rules. The changed the rules earlier in the year.
A trivia night in April raised funds for a Roller Derby Tournament to be held in Canberra on thelong weekend on June 8–9.
- "Brindabelters V Red Bellied Black Hearts bout one 2013" — , May 6, 2013 (date of access)