Sacred City Derby Girls to host “Rollin’ on the River”
2010 WFTDA Western Regional Tournament
Sacred City Derby Girls is pleased to be hosting the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA) 2010 Western Regional Tournament at the historic Memorial Auditorium in downtown Sacramento, Oct. 1-3.
The tournament will feature the top 10 ranked WFTDA teams in the Western Region, regarded as the most competitive of all WFTDA regions this year. At the close of the weekend, the top three teams will move on to compete in the WFTDA Championship Tournament in Chicago in November.
“Rollin’ on the River” is WFTDA’s Western Regional invitation-only tournament. This year’s participating teams (in order of ranking) are Oly Rollers, Rocky Mountain Rollergirls, Denver Roller Dolls, Rose City Rollers, Rat City Rollergirls, B.ay A.rea D.erby Girls, Jet City Roller Girls, Duke City Derby, Tucson Roller Derby and Sacred City Derby Girls.
Each team wants a spot at the national championship tournament, “Uproar on the Lakeshore,” to be held Nov. 5-7 in Chicago, so “Rollin’ on the River” will be competitive, fierce and first-class.
WFTDA is composed of 98 full-member leagues representing 41 states and provinces, with 27 of these member leagues in the Western Region. In addition, there are 43 leagues in the WFTDA Apprentice Program, as well as dozens of WFTDA rule set- compliant leagues across the country.
“Rollin’ on the River” is a high-profile event and is expected to attract spectators from across WFTDA’s Western Region, which spans from Northern Washington to Southern California and from Hawaii to New Mexico. In addition, the Sacred City Derby Girls bring their own fan base to the track; an average of 850 fans in attendance at their interleague home bouts.
Besides planning and arranging all aspects of this major event, the Sacred City Derby Girls organization is thrilled to be invited to skate at the regional tournament for the first time in its four-year history.
Sacred’s dreams of being a nationally competitive team and bringing world-class flat track derby to the central city are now being realized with “Rollin on the River 2010.”
The tournament will be held at one of the most recognizable and beloved buildings in the region, the Sacramento Memorial Auditorium, located at 1515 J St.
Tickets can be purchased online at rollinontheriver.net or by calling the Memorial Auditorium box office at 916-808-5181.
Three-day passes to all bouts are $60 general admission and $100 VIP. The daily price for Friday is $20 general admission and $35 VIP. Saturday and Sunday tickets are each $25 general admission and $40 VIP. Children under 6 do not require a ticket if accompanied by a ticketed adult. VIP admission includes reserved seating in Dress Circle and access to the VIP room with satellite bar and food servers during peak times. Doors open at 8 a.m. on Friday.
For more information on the tournament and sponsorship opportunities, visit rollinontheriver.net.
The Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA) is the international governing body for the sport of women’s flat track roller derby and a membership organization for leagues to collaborate and network.
The WFTDA sets standards for rules, seasons and safety, and it determines guidelines for the national and international athletic competitions of member leagues. There are currently 98 WFTDA member leagues and 43 leagues in the WFTDA Apprentice Program.
About Sacred City Derby Girls
Sacred City Derby Girls (Sacred) was founded in the spirit of the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association’s (WFTDA) "by the skaters, for the skaters" mantra.
As a WFTDA member league, Sacred is owned, managed and operated by its skaters. Sacred City Derby Girls formed in September 2006 with high hopes of being accepted into WFTDA, and by October 2007 those hopes were realized. For the first time since its inception, Sacred is both hosting the Western Regional Tournament and playing as seed No. 10.
For more information about Sacred, visit sacredcityderbygirls.com
For more information about WFTDA, vist www.wftda.com
This is an official press release from the Sacred City Derby Girls
Disclosure Note: Marc McLaughlin is the official photographer for the Sacred City Derby Girls.