B.ay A.rea D.erby Girls

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B.ay A.rea D.erby Girls aka "B.A.D. Girls"
League logo
Metro area San Francisco, CA
Country United States
Founded 2004
Teams Berkeley Resistance
Oakland Outlaws
Richmond Wrecking Belles
San Francisco ShEvil Dead
Golden Girls (All-Star Team)
Track type(s) Flat
Venue Craneway Pavilion
Fort Mason
Oakland Convention Center
Dry Ice Hockey Arena, 2004-2008
Affiliations WFTDA
Org. type Non-profit
Website bayareaderbygirls.com

The B.ay A.rea D.erby Girls, or B.A.D. Girls, is an all female flat-track roller derby league based in the San Francisco Bay Area in Northern California.[1] B.A.D. Girls were founded in 2004 and are members of the Women's Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA). B.A.D. Girls is a skater owned and operated 501 (c)(3) non-profit league. The league is composed of 4 member teams for intra-league play, and an all-star travel team that competes nationally. As of September 30, 2013, BAD is currently ranked second overall in the entire WFTDA.[2]

Teams[edit]

Richmond Wrecking Belles v. San Francisco ShEvil Dead 2008

Home Teams Compete locally.

  • Berkeley Resistance (founded 2011)
  • Oakland Outlaws (founded 2004)
  • Richmond Wrecking Belles (founded 2005)
  • San Francisco ShEvil Dead (founded 2004)


Travel Team Competes nationally.

  • Golden Girls (All-Stars)


The B.A.D. Girls have a "Swim Team" aka "Free Agent Pool," composed of skaters coming back after a long term absence, skaters who have not yet been drafted to a home team, and skaters who are in the process of transferring to the league from another league or Reckless Rollers.

Community Involvement[edit]


B.A.D Girls provides an environment for women of all athletic abilities to compete with like-minded women and push themselves to a higher athletic ability. B.A.D. started a recreation league in 2010, Reckless Rollers, which is composed of derby skaters in training, BAD alumni and league members.[3]

2006-9 "Skater Tots": The B.A.D. Girls would provide equipment & skating lessons to an economically disadvantaged grade school, for 8 weeks out of the school year, essentially, being the 'gym class' for a trimester.[citation needed]
Other community involvement

2011

  • Beer Booth @ San Francisco PRIDE Parade
  • Beer Booth @ Oakland PRIDE w/Mayor Jean Quan,
  • Guest appearance @ Piedmont Fourth of July Parade[4]
  • Guest appearance @ Beats 4 Boobs.[5]


The B.A.D. Girls have also partnered with: San Francisco Breast Cancer Emergency Fund, SF Cheer, The Girl Scouts of NorCal, Rocket Dog Rescue, The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence & Alameda County Food Bank.[citation needed]

Rankings[edit]

Season Q4 ranking[6] Playoffs Championship
2006 9[7] 9[8]
2007 13[9] R2[10] R1[11]
2008 N/A 2[12] R1[13]
2009 6 (W) 5[14] DNQ
2010 3 (W) 3[15] R1[16]
2011 6 (W) 6[17] DNQ
2012 3 (W) 3[18] R2[19]
2013 - 1[20] 3rd

Media[edit]

2011
Skater 26 a short documentary on Roller Derby featured athletes from all four home teams, Specifically, 'Chantilly Mace' and 'Miss Moxxxie' as the featured participants.[21][22]

2009
August 30, 2009: "What Would Brian Boitano Make" Food Network,[23][24]
November 16, 2009: B.A.D. Girls appeared in the video for "Felt Chewed Up" by Slug and Murs on the album "Felt 3: A Tribute to Rosie Perez". Directed by Alexander Tarrant & Justin Metros[25]

2008
October: "The Hot 20 Under 40" issue of 7x7 Magazine[26]

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