|This past weekend the Long Island Rock-A-Betty Bruisers (Rock-A-Betties) traveled to Schnecksville, PA to meet up with the Lehigh Valley Rollergirls’ (LVRG) Blast Furnace Betties. According to flattrackstats.com, LVRG had a 73% chance of winning with a predicted scoring ratio of 17 points to 13 points. Led by team captain #32, CTHU’ Lou, the Rock-A-Betties, started the game with some strong defense. For the first 5 minutes of game play, the score was low and tightly matched (5 to 8 favoring LVRG). However, LVRG’s Jammer #514 Dottie Deathwish capitalized on an early power jam and pushed LVRG into an early 10-41 lead over the Rock-A-Betties. About half way through the first half, LVRG kept their momentum going and continued to build on their score one point at a time. With 12 minutes left in the first half, the score was 42-80 with LVRG in the lead. Led by Captain Tortellina Temptress, LVRG held the Rock-A-Betties to a 42 point score for 7 more jams while they continued to run up their own score to 141 points. At the end of the first half, LVRG had a commanding lead over the Rock-A-Betties, 56-165. Read more Ever go to a WFTDA game and the winners look sad and the losers are happy? Welcome to the skewed world of the WFTDA rankings calculator. Some skaters understand it and some ignore it, but if you ever want to be competitive in WFTDA, you need to understand how the numbers of the game are like the 15th player on the track. What are WFTDA rankings? There are currently 215 leagues that are competitively ranked throughout the world against each other. Each WFTDA sanctioned game that is played not only affects the leagues that play each other but they affect each of the 215 leagues throughout the world because our rankings are inter connected with each other. Each team is ranked numerically from 1-215 and given a strength score based on their past 12 month rolling history of games. The current #1 team in the world, Gotham, has a strength score of 4.25, whereas the lowest team, located at #215 of WFTDA, has only a strength score of 0.50. Read more
LVRG’s next and last home bout of the 2014 Season
Metal Vixens vs. Blast Furnace Betties
Saturday, Oct 4, 2014
Doors open at 5pm
Bout starts at 6pm
Independence Family Fun Center
Away boutsCome travel with us!9/6 Metal Vixens vs New Jersey Roller Derby All-Stars in Morristown, NJ
9/20 Lehigh Valley All-Stars vs Hard Knox All-Stars in Knoxville, TN
Metal Vixens vs Hard Knox Brawlers in Knoxville, TN
10/18 Blast Furnace Betties vs Pottstown in Pottstown, PA
Check out the new photos of your favorite rollergirls!
Find recent pictures HERE!By Michael Hessor click on the photo box below for past bout photos.
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