Fabulous Sin City Rollergirls
|This article relies on references to primary sources. (November 2010)|
|Metro area||Las Vegas|
Tommy Gun Terrors
|Venue||Riviera (hotel and casino) Convention Center|
|Affiliations||WFTDA (West region)|
The Fabulous Sin City Rollergirls or Sin City Rollergirls (SCRG), is the local Las Vegas, Nevada roller derby team, and a member of the Women's Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA). Roller Derby has been around for decades but uniformity was brought to flat track roller derby in 2004 with the creation of the United Leagues Coalition, now the WFTDA. Recently the sport has gained in popularity, likely in part through the 2009 film, Whip It. The SCRG began as the Las Vegas Neanderdolls in 2005. It was started by coaches Ivanna S. Pankin, owner of the online derby store Sin City Skates, and Trish the Dish. Ivanna and Trish had played with the Arizona Roller Derby and finding no team in Las Vegas, created one. Shawna th'Dead was the first member of Neanderdolls. The Neanderdolls grew in membership and became a travel only team. Thereafter they changed to the SCRG.
As of April 2010, the SCRG consists of four teams: the Tommy Gun Terrors, the Notorious VIPs, and the travel team, the SCRG All-Stars. The SCRG is also assisted by generous support staff. The SCRG members consist of a diverse group of women ages 20–50 years old. The WFTDA found in its demographic survey that throughout its member leagues, 71% are between the ages of 21 and 44 years, and 91% have some form of post secondary education. The SCRG derby season runs from fall through the spring.
Those interested in joining the SCRG are encouraged to review the WFTDA rules. Newbie practice is every first Wednesday of the month at West Flamingo Park. Completion of the WFTDA skills test is a prerequisite to joining a SCRG team.
The Sin City Rollergirls league is composed of one travel team and four home teams: The All-Stars is the travel team, the Notorious VIP, the Tommy Gun Terrors, the Hoover Damned, and The Flying Aces are the home teams.
- Sin-city website
- SCRG Rules
- "Current Rankings", WFTDA
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- "February 2006 Dust Devil Invitational Rankings", WFTDA [version of 23 February 2007]
- "Current WFTDA Rankings", Derby News Network, October 2007
- "Dust Devil 2007", Flat Track Stats