Thursday, February 25, 2010

BERG takes on Mississippi Rollergirls

The Big Easy Rollergirls take on The Mississippi Rollergirls this Saturday, February 27th at Harrison County Skate Park in Gulfport, MS located on 269 Debuys Road.

This is BERG's first bout of the year, and thus far Mississippi is undefeated this season. Which team will take home the goods after some Roller Derby Take-Out?

The Big Easy Rollergirls

The Mississippi Rollergirls

The doors are at 6PM. The bout starts at 7PM.

Tickets are available at the door. Adults are $10 and kids 12 and under are free.

Half-time entertainment by The Cowboy Killers

Afterparty at Venues Ultra Lounge located at 100 Caillavet St in Biloxi (across from Beau Rivage).

Also, this will be the virgin bout for some of our newbies who have now been escalated (through hip checks, shoulder slams and body knockdowns) to rookie status.
Come and cheer on Anne goLA, Megumi Nasty, Tchoup'er, and Rogue Roulet as they make their official bout debut. Way to go, ladies!

Congratulations to Cougar!

Congratulations to our very own Joan Cougar Menstrualcramp, who was awarded

A fierce competitor specializing in big-cat attacks on the rink,
and a loyal and kind friend off the rink.

A helluva woman, and a helluva skater.


Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Tryouts Recap

In January, The Big Easy Rollergirls held tryouts for spots in our league.

Over 50 girls came out to see if they had what it takes to strap on skates and become a rollergirl.

Rookies and Vets ran The Fresh Meat through some drills: basic skating, time trials, stops and falls. All of the women performed amazingly well! There were even some standout stars!

Membership manager Deb U Taunt stated, "We saw a lot of great talent and potential and can't wait to get started training with the fresh meat. Fans watch out, we have some new rollerstars on our hands!"

Congratulations to all Fresh Meat; we hope to see you out on the rink soon!

All Photos by Koch Photography

Monday, February 08, 2010

BERG to roll in Muses!

Big Easy Rollergirls are rolling again in THE KREWE OF MUSES on Thursday, February 11th at 6:30 PM.

We are thrilled that once again, Muses is extending their parade route!

The parade will start at Magazine and Jefferson, and will proceed down Magazine to Napoleon, where we will fall in behind Babylon and Chaos and pick up the traditional route. Babylon and Chaos will start as usual on Napoleon.

And once again, The Big Easy Rollergirls will have special throws, beads, and if you're lucky, one-of-a-kind decorated wheels!

Come out and cheer us on as we take a break from training for our March 6th bout to join in on the Mardi Gras Madness!

Friday, February 05, 2010

Mystic Knights of Adonis

The Big Easy Rollergirls are rolling in the Mystic Knights of Adonis this Saturday, February 6th at 10:45 AM on the Westbank.

They will be debuting their own ADONIS DOUBLOON, and a Captain’s Doubloon.

They have as their Grand Marshal, David Bologna, direct from Broadway, just completing his role as Michael in the Broadway production of Billy Elliot the Musical. We will also be joined by 15 bands and marching groups, and the LA Rough Riders.

Come out and share in the magic of Mardi Gras!

Monday, February 01, 2010


Last year, The Big Easy Rollergirls were fortunate to welcome two veteran skaters from other leagues: Bang Crosby and Peaches Rodriquez, as well as a new referee Johnny Crash.

Bang, Johnny & Peaches

Bang moved here from Austin, Texas in October. She started skating in March of 2008 with the Texas Rollergirls Rec-n-Rollerderby. In September 2008, she tried out for The Texas Rollergirls and was drafted by the Hotrod Honeys. The Hotrods, two-time Texas Rollergirls Champs, are renowned for their teamwork and hardcore training. Bang learned to play derby with some of the best skaters in the country, including Rice Rocket, Cat Tastrophe, Vicious Van GoGo, Lucille Brawl and Crackerjack. She also learned a lot of the business of running a derby league as an assistant to Rice Rocket and Electra Blu, the Chief Operating Officers, and later as Program Coordinator of the Rec-n-Rollerderby and the Texas Rollergirls Junior League.

The Hotrods only lost one game in the season Bang played with them, and it was against the Oly Rollers Cosa Nostra Donnas (Current WFTDA Champs).

My scariest and favorite moment on the track was lining up against D-Bomb and coming out of it alive. My first bout was against the Nashville Rollergirls All-Stars. I was nervous and excited and the crowd of 1200 people booed us and we won 156-40. It was a great night. I learned so much and had so many wonderful experiences with the Hotrods, but I'm definitely still learning my place on the track.

Bang usually plays Blocker 2 or 3, and hopes to play pivot and jammer as well, with Big Easy. Currently, Bang serves on The Training Committe and Interleague Committee.

My goal for our league is to really come together, skate hard, and make it to Regionals.

Peaches transferred from Tucson Roller Derby/TRD in Tucson, AZ. TRD is the Third oldest Roller-Derby League in the World. She started skating for TRD during it's 2005/2006 Season and was placed on it's flagship Team the Furious Truckstop Waitresses as well as their Travel Team the Tucson Saddletramps. At the end of the 2008/2009 Season, Peaches received the "FTW Best Jammer", "FTW Best Pivot" and "FTW MVP" Awards.

Following a total of eight months off of skates, Peaches transferred to BERG and returned to Roller-Derby.

I am very excited about playing for BERG and the Southern Region. I would very much like to see the Southern Region become as competitive and fierce as it's Western and Eastern counterparts and want to help BERG however possible to smash it's way to the top of the Southern Rankings. I and am very grateful to have been given the chance to be a skating representative of the great City of New Orleans and fully intend to give BERG and NOLA everything and anything I am physically able.

Aside from her expertise, Peaches also brought along her husband Johnny Crash.

Johnny was TRD's Head Ref for over 2 Years. He is one of only five Level 4 WFTDA Certified Referees in the country! In 2005, Johnny officiated at the very First Dust Devil in Tucson, AZ (Roller-Derby's very first National Tournament), as well as the Second Dust Devil in 2006. He Reffed at WFTDA Nationals, the Texas Shoot-Out in Austin TX. in 2007 and the WFTDA Nationals, the Northwest Knockdown held in Portland, Or. in 2008. Johnny has also Reffed at least 7 Regional Tournaments across the country and truly is one of the most experienced Roller-Derby refs in the world.
Johnny's first trip to New Orleans, LA was for the WFTDA Rules Conference in 2007 (NO-CON).

Welcome Bang, Peaches and Johnny. We are so happy to have you part of The Big Easy Rollergirl family.