ECDX 2011 features an opening night rematch between Gotham's Wall Street Traitors and Philly Roller Girls' Independence Dolls. (Photo: Brian Macke)
by Teflon Donna
June 24th, 2011 - 6PM (EDT): Philly's Independence Dolls vs Gotham's Wall Street Traitors
For the second year in a row, the East Coast Derby Extravaganza kicks-off at 6pm Friday night with a battle between the Philly Roller Girls' Independence Dolls and the Gotham Girls Roller Derby's Wall Street Traitors (WST). The tradition of rivalry began at ECDX in 2009 when the WST beat the Dolls in a 30-minute challenge bout, 69-25. The Dolls avenged their loss in 2010, in the first regulation bout meeting of the two teams winning 112-62. Watch for knockout hits from Dolls co-captain LaiYa Out Ali, combined with relentless blocking from The Cycrone! and Dotti Horror. Antidote's speed and agility are likely to earn her lead jammer status frequently, and she'll rack up the points along side Eileen U. Scream and P.M.S. The WST know how to pack a punch with crushing blows delivered by GalXC and double threats Anne Frankenstein and Mayday. Brazilian Nut, in her rookie season, may have a thing or two to show those veteran Dolls as she dons the jammer star.
Dolls: Leggs Benedict, Antidote, Boosh, LaiYa Out Ali, P.M.S., Feisty
Psyche, Duck N LoveHer, Fully Addomatic, Rollanya Asse, The Cycrone!,
Dotti Horror, Eileen U. Scream, Maddily Hatting, Lolli, Alessa Evil
Traitors: Mayday Malone, Bitch Cassidey, Brazilian Nut, Anne
Frankenstein, Double Clutch, Greta Turbo, Care Bear Scare, Terror
Byte, Rat-A-Tat Kat, Lady Fingers, Tail Gunner Flo, Pipi
Strongsocking, Bunny McBones, Straight Razor, GalXC, Megahurtz
Gotham Girls Roller Derby All-Stars are back for the 2011 ECDX, taking on Rose City's Wheels of Justice Friday evening.
June 24th, 2011 - 7:30PM (EDT): Gotham Girls Roller Derby All-Stars vs Rose City's Wheels of Justice
Will this East Coast versus West Coast match-up decide which coast is the best coast? Either way, it's sure to be a battle of epic derby proportions.
Currently, Gotham Girls Roller Derby's All-Stars are ranked by WFTDA as the #1 East Region seed, while Rose City's Wheels of Justice are ranked #5 in the WFTDA West Region. There isn't much history between these two teams, having only met on the track on two previous occasions. Gotham took the victory both bouts, first in October 2007 by a score of 129-86 then again in August 2010 at the Hometown Throwdown, 190-63. The powerful jammer-duo of Bonnie Thunders and Suzy Hotrod can be a buzz kill for anyone rooting for the other team. When these two relinquish the star, watch for Hyper Lynx and B. Zerk to shine. In the pack, Donna Matrix and Fisti Cuffs work the rear engagement zone effectively, denying jammers sought-after points. The Wheels of Justice have no shortage of standout jammers in White Flight, Rhea DeRange and new edition Scald Eagle. Coupled with the Wheels' incredible teamwork and smashing hits from Layla Smackdown, Mel Mangles and Mercy, you won't want to miss a single second, so plan to arrive early. Broadcasts live at 7PM (EDT) right here.
Gotham: Ana Bollocks, Kandy Kakes, B. Zerk, Donna Matrix, Sweet Sherry
Pie, Fisti Cuffs, Luna Impact, Splint Her, Hela Skelter, Bonnie
Thunders, Hyper Lynx, Papierschnitt, Suzy Hotrod, Wild Cherri,
Brigitte Barhot, Sexy Slaydie, OMG WTF, Davey Blockit, Puss N Glutes,
Rose: Mercy, Soulfearic Acid, Heidi Go Seek, Wreck Deckard, Scratcher
in the Eye, Blood Clottia, Rhea DeRange, Joyride, Mobi-Wan Kenobi, Mel
Mangles, Scald Eagle, Mick Swagger, White Flight, Layla Smackdown,
Napalm Beth, Sully Skullkicker, Havana Goodtime, Hurricane Skaterina,
JK Rolling, Cadillac