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Motor City Mayhem Tournament Brings The Nation's Best Skaters To The Detroit Area

Hello Detroit Roller Derby fans!

Photo: Josh Kahl

Photo: Josh Kahl

We are still winding down from a whirlwind weekend of roller derby. We hope you had as much fun as we did! The Motor City Mayhem tournament brought lots of hard hitting action to the Taylor Sportsplex. Skaters from Florida, New York and Grand Rapids descended on the area and while here they worked hard to make their hometowns proud.

Here's a recap of the weekend games:

Tampa Bay Tantrums (A) 191
Queen City Lake Effect Furies (A) 156

Tampa Bruise Crew (B) 191
Grand Raggidy Allstars (A) 166

Detroit Roller Derby Allstars (A) 162
Tampa Bay Tantrums (A) 235

Detroit Roller Derby Allstars (B) 213
Tampa Bruise Crew (B) 268

Detroit Roller Derby Allstars (A) 229
Queen City Lake Effect Furies (A) 285

Detroit Roller Derby Allstars (B) 355
Grand Raggidy Allstars (A) 173

See you soon!

Mayhem in the Motor City! June 16th + 17th

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Get ready for some mayhem in the Motor City... Well, in Taylor, Michigan to be exact!
A jam packed weekend of roller derby is coming your way. Head to the Taylor Sportsplex on Saturday and Sunday, June 16th and 17th to watch some of the best skaters around all in one venue!

The Detroit Roller Derby Allstars will host a special tournament with teams from all over the country with both the Detroit AllStar A and B teams playing! 

The Queen City Roller Girls out of New York, skaters from Tampa Bay Roller Derby, and Grand Raggidy Roller Derby from nearby Grand Rapids will all take part. You do not want to miss this!

The action starts bright and early at 10am on both Saturday and Sunday. Double header, full day and weekend passes are now available at www.brownpapertickets.com. As always, kids 12 and under are free with a paying adult so bring the entire family.

The Taylor Sportsplex located at 13333 Telegraph Road in Taylor will serve at the backdrop for the special tournament. There is plenty of parking on site.

You can also follow Detroit Roller Derby on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat.

See you there!

Motor City Disassembly Line Celebrates Mother's Day with a Big Win!

Photo: Dave Randall Photography

Photo: Dave Randall Photography

Thank you for coming out and celebrating Mother's Day with us last weekend! Hundreds of people packed the Masonic Temple on Saturday night to watch Motor City Disassembly Line's season opener! It was an international face off with our derby sisters across the bridge. There were plenty of hard hits during the match up with Windsor's Border City Brawlers. The crowd even got to see a couple of apex jumps. MCDL took the win with an impressive 347 to 116 victory.

Detroit Mens Roller Derby opened the night's action with a resounding win over the Cincinnati Battering Rams. Riot's jammers were too tough to catch and their walls proved to be inpenetrable. They outscored Cincinnati by more than 200 points. The final in that game was 291 to 70.

We also want to send a big shout out to the Detroit School of Rock and Pop which performed during both half times. They certainly had the crowd moving, dancing and singing along!

If you missed out on last week's action, don't worry another game is just around the corner. Our next double header is set for Saturday, June 16th when Detroit Roller Derby's Allstars A & B play Tampa A & B teams. It will be held at the Taylor Sportsplex located at 13333 Telegraph Road in Taylor. The first whistle blows at 6pm.

Star Wars Themed Roller Derby Doubleheader Will Be Out Of This Galaxy

Calling all Jedi! Grab your light sabers and head down to the Masonic Temple on March 10th for a doubleheader that will be out of this galaxy!

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Detroit Mens Roller Derby will warm up the crowd when they face off against the Cleveland Guardians. Then for the first time this season, you will get to see the Detroit Roller Derby AllStars in action when they are split up into Red (Rebels) vs. Black (Empire). Will the Rebels win for the Alliance or will the Dark side rise again? Fans are encouraged to wear black or red or come dressed up as their favorite Star Wars character.

We'll be collecting non perishable items for Gleaners Food Bank. The organization has been feeding the area hungry for 40 years now. You can also enter a raffle to win two custom painted Star Wars helmets. The proceeds will be donated to Gleaners.

Doors open at 5pm on Saturday, March 10th. The first whistle blows at 6pm.Tickets are now available at www.brownpapertickets.com. They are $15 dollars in advance and $18 the day of the doubleheader. Kids 12 and under are free with a paying adult.

The Masonic Temple is located at 500 Temple Street in Detroit. It is the largest building like it in the world. There is plenty of parking onsite.