2012 WFTDA Championships
Nov 2–4, 2012 — Atlanta, GA Hosted by Atlanta Rollergirls

Bout 6: Gotham Girls Roller Derby vs. Naptown Roller Girls

November 3, 2012

Gotham Girls Roller Derby (#1E) grab win over Naptown Roller Girls (#3NC)

By Shelly Shankya

After an upset over Atlanta Rollergirls on Day 1, Naptown Roller Girls (NC #3) went into their quarterfinal game against reigning WFTDA Champions Gotham Girls Roller Derby (East #1) with vigor.

2012 WFTDA Championships: Bout 6: Gotham Girls Roller Derby (East #1) vs. Naptown Roller Girls (NC #3)

Photo by Tom Klubens

Much like the previous night’s game, Naptown was held scoreless for the first several jams as Gotham racked up the points, scoring 76 points. Naptown jammer Maiden America, after big points last night, broke the team’s ghastly goose-egg with a 5-point grand slam as Gotham jammer Suzy Hotrod went to the box for a major back block. The officials took the chance to clear up some penalty questions, as Naptown blocker Asian Sinsation was sent to the box for two minutes after accruing a major penalty, as well as an extra minute for insubordination, a failure to leave the track quickly enough.

And penalty trouble continued to be a problem for the ladies from Naptown during the first period. Blockers Asian Sinsation ended the first period with six minutes in the penalty box, and Cereal Killer had five. Gotham Girls gave up only two power jams to Naptown during the first half, whereas Naptown gave Gotham four chances on the track to put points on the board. Not a team to miss out on opportunities for points, Gotham scored 80 points on power jams during the first half. The half closed 141-28.

With the halftime to recuperate for Naptown, the ladies did not come back to the track as they would have liked. Jammer Amuse Booche gave Gotham jammer Bonnie Thunders a power jam opportunity to score 25 points. The third and fourth jams, however, went to the ladies from Indianapolis as Gotham jammer Slamda Phage had two minutes in the box, as she accrued a major low block and then, after returning to the track, got another minute in the box for a major back block. Naptown jammers Blue Messiah and Amuse Booche grabbed 24 points to staunch the bleeding.

Naptown continued to skate away with points here and there, especially during the 12th and 13th jams when they scored 31 points on two more power jams from Slamda Phage, a real coup for the team, as they closed the point gap, and more than tripled their score from the break at half. Bonnie Thunders scored 172 points during the game, and Gotham took the win 316-111.

Gotham Girls Roller Derby (#1E) 316
Naptown Roller Girls (#3NC) 111

Event Information

Tournament Results

Gotham Girls Roller Derby win 2012 Championships!

1st Gotham Girls Roller Derby

2nd Oly Rollers

3rd Denver Roller Dolls

4th Texas Rollergirls

Tournament MVPs

Jammer MVP Sandrine Rangeon, Denver Roller Dolls

Blocker MVP Shaina Serelson, Denver Roller Dolls

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Participating Leagues

Atlanta Rollergirls SC #2

Bay Area Derby Girls W #3

Charm City Roller Girls E #3

Denver Roller Dolls W #2

Gotham Girls Roller Derby E #1

Kansas City Roller Warriors SC #3

Minnesota RollerGirls NC #2

Naptown Roller Girls NC #3

Oly Rollers W #1

Philly Roller Girls E #2

Texas Rollergirls SC #1

Windy City Rollers NC #1

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Champs Seeding Info

Flashback to 2011

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