Rose City Rollers Derby Championships: June 27 + Win Tickets

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"I sincerely wish our opponents the best of luck, as they will surely need it.  We are settling for nothing short of first place this season."

-Layla Smackdown, Captain of the High Rollers
How to Give a Beating in Skates and Spandex: the Countdown to PDX Roller Derby Victory
by Stephanie El-Hajj

From Press Release:

  • High Rollers and Breakneck Betties Skate for Championship Title
  • Guns N Rollers, Heartless Heathers Brawl for Third Place

The Rose City Rollers are lacing up and training hard for the highest-stakes bout of Season 4 — the championships on June 27! After a nail-biting semi-finals match, the victorious Breakneck Betties glided into position to take on the High Rollers in a fierce battle for the first place title. The Guns N Rollers will compete against the Heartless Heathers for third place.

The June 27 Championship Bout at the Portland Expo Center will be the first time in the league's history that the High Rollers will have the chance to compete for first place, and the first time the Heartless Heathers will not.
With only three home season wins in their history, the High Rollers are approaching the championship with something to prove. “The fact that we're in an unprecedented position right now, pursuing first, is amazing; it's time we get some respect,” said Layla Smackdown, High Rollers' co-captain.

The anomalous match-up means the champion title is up for grabs in what promises to be a struggle of will and skill for the ladies of the Rose City Rollers.

2009 Season 4 Championships, June 27. Doors open at 5 p.m., action starts at 6 p.m. The Portland Expo Center is at 2060 N. Marine Drive.

Tickets are on sale at TicketsWest for $14/$20 pre sale or from your favorite derby gal.

Tickets to the June 27th, 2009 Season 4 Championship doubleheader bout are available from TicketsWest. Click Here to purchase Championship Tickets!

*****Picture by Steve Price


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61 Responses to Rose City Rollers Derby Championships: June 27 + Win Tickets

  1. Elissa Gavette June 24, 2009 at 4:52 pm #

    Breakneck Betties!!

    • Jill June 26, 2009 at 10:01 am #

      Rhea DeRange rules the free world!!!

    • teri sharman June 26, 2009 at 12:10 pm #

      we love our betties!! love my cadillac. and derange, and acid, and dk, and monroe, and . . .i’m tellin’ ya, we love them all!!!

  2. Dawn June 24, 2009 at 4:56 pm #

    I’ve never seen any of these teams (other than the appearance at the Starlight Parade a few weeks ago), they all sound great. I’ve been looking forward to this weekend’s event.

  3. Jed Arkley June 24, 2009 at 5:49 pm #

    What can I say? I love Fresh Meat. I know they’re just learning, but I truly love them.

    • Jared June 24, 2009 at 7:12 pm #

      Rhea DeRange and Smack Ya Sideways. Can’t wait to see the bout Sat.

  4. will June 24, 2009 at 7:10 pm #


  5. tedder June 24, 2009 at 11:13 pm #

    My favorite- White Flight, of course.

  6. Megan Heffernan June 25, 2009 at 1:39 am #

    I think my friend is on Guns N Rollers…?

    I hope so :) I’d love to see her kick A** and take names

  7. Christian June 25, 2009 at 3:59 am #

    The High Rollers are going all the way!

  8. anne mcquary June 25, 2009 at 9:21 am #

    Break Neck Betties!!!! If I win, I’m taking my hubby & eight year old son! Sah-wheeeeet!

  9. Lexuh June 25, 2009 at 9:23 am #

    Sully Skullkicker with the High Rollers! Now beer me.

  10. katherynei June 25, 2009 at 9:54 am #

    Heartless Heathers-hands down. But that said I would be happy to go to most bouts :).

  11. Amber Schaecher June 25, 2009 at 9:59 am #

    Breakneck Betties, baby!!!

  12. Graeme June 25, 2009 at 10:07 am #

    Never seen them…but would love to…heard great things!

  13. Ian June 25, 2009 at 11:53 am #

    High Rollers!

    • Ryan June 25, 2009 at 12:08 pm #

      Looking forward to watching to Derby on Saturday. Go High Rollers!

  14. Eva Miller June 25, 2009 at 1:07 pm #

    When I watch the roller girls, I feel pretty good about bein’ a girl, too. They are strong, brave, graceful, happy in their own skin, and competitive yet respectful. You go, High Rollers. I’m for the Betties, but I *heart* you all.

  15. April June 25, 2009 at 1:35 pm #

    Heartless Heathers, FTW!!

  16. Hannah Lowen June 25, 2009 at 1:40 pm #

    the High Rollers!!!!

  17. Brooke Harmon June 25, 2009 at 1:43 pm #

    I don’t have on yet, but I’d love to see them and find a favorite!

  18. Steph June 25, 2009 at 1:54 pm #

    Breakneck Betties!!!!

  19. freeland June 25, 2009 at 1:59 pm #

    layla smackdown has thrown down the gauntlet. go high rollers!

  20. Kent June 25, 2009 at 2:40 pm #

    I’ve rooted for the Heartless Heathers before but go Breakneck Betties!

  21. Adri June 25, 2009 at 3:38 pm #

    H-H-H-High Rollers, what what!

    That’s who Michael Jackson was rooting for also, Rest in Peace.

  22. bennamin June 25, 2009 at 5:01 pm #

    I’m a sucker for the underdogs — go High Rollers!

  23. Georgia June 25, 2009 at 5:01 pm #

    Heartless Heathers!

  24. janell June 25, 2009 at 5:02 pm #

    Go Breakneck Betties! Death to New Meat!

  25. Terrance June 25, 2009 at 9:43 pm #

    Heartless Heathers

  26. megan June 25, 2009 at 9:44 pm #

    Breakneck Betties!

  27. jak June 25, 2009 at 9:45 pm #

    this looks like family entertainment! must go see.

  28. dee June 25, 2009 at 9:46 pm #

    Go High Rollers!!

  29. Meg June 25, 2009 at 10:06 pm #

    Better than rockstars!

  30. Missi June 25, 2009 at 10:17 pm #

    Oooo, pick me! Pick me!!!

  31. Ed June 25, 2009 at 10:18 pm #

    I hope I win the Roller Derby tickets. This would make it a perfect day! Leave Beaverton at 7:30 to go to the Kite Festival in Lincoln City, come home and change, stop by Deschutes 21st birthday bash in the Pearl on the way to the roller derby, then finish up at the Off Key karaoke night.

  32. michelle June 25, 2009 at 10:54 pm #

    hello. heartless heathers!

  33. Carla June 25, 2009 at 11:49 pm #

    Hi Julian….Been dying to see the Rose City Rollers since moving to Portland last year-used to watch Roller Derby on TV every weekend when I was a young girl in Texas in the 1970’s but have never seen a bout in person. Counting on you to hook me up so I can cheer on Axel Blows of Guns N Rollers! Thanks!

  34. Jason June 26, 2009 at 12:07 am #

    Heartless Heathers are great!

  35. hugo June 26, 2009 at 1:14 am #

    is terry from portland playing on this team

  36. Heather Rieder June 26, 2009 at 6:02 am #

    Breakneck Betties kickin’ some bootay!!

  37. chelsea June 26, 2009 at 6:32 am #

    The Break Neck Betties are so sexy!

  38. Taylor June 26, 2009 at 8:50 am #

    High Rollers are my co-pilots!! Seriously, I was one for Halloween!

  39. Vanessa June 26, 2009 at 8:53 am #

    Woo Hoo!! Go November Pain!!

  40. Emily June 26, 2009 at 9:18 am #

    I really just want to join the team, but getting amped up watching is awesome too!

  41. sarah t June 26, 2009 at 9:38 am #

    guns-n-rollers baby

  42. Allen June 26, 2009 at 10:04 am #

    Fresh Meat! A name that can’t be beat.

  43. carl damato June 26, 2009 at 10:16 am #

    I went to see an exhibition last year and loved it. I would love to see the event on Saturday, but this economy has me down. So, I’m hoping I win tickets.

  44. Laura_Borealis June 26, 2009 at 10:55 am #

    I would love to see the High Rollers bring the smackdown this Saturday! I’m rooting for you, ladies!

  45. Megan June 26, 2009 at 11:56 am #

    Oooooh, I would luuuurve to see this!

  46. Graham June 26, 2009 at 11:56 am #

    Yo! Gimme the free stuff b/c I deserve it.

  47. Franklin June 26, 2009 at 11:56 am #

    High Rollers!

  48. Michelle June 26, 2009 at 12:03 pm #

    I have yet to come to a match yet and pick a favorite, but I would love to win some tickets so I can become a REGULAR!!!

  49. Brittney June 26, 2009 at 12:03 pm #


  50. Erica June 26, 2009 at 12:14 pm #


  51. Ron June 26, 2009 at 12:16 pm #

    I would love to check it out!

  52. Erica June 26, 2009 at 12:17 pm #

    Oh, teams!

    Wheels of Justice
    Break Neck Betties!!

  53. Gauri June 26, 2009 at 12:29 pm #

    heck yea!

  54. Count Troversial June 26, 2009 at 12:30 pm #

    DAYUM! Hope I win! Been loooking forward to this bout all year! Can’t afford tickets to watch the High Rollers squeek by the Betties for the championship! They deserve it. They have come a long way since last season. HRMF!!!!!

  55. Ren Walker June 26, 2009 at 1:28 pm #

    High Rollers all the way!

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