Treasure Valley Rollergirls

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Treasure Valley Rollergirls
League logo
Metro area Boise, ID
Country United States
Founded 2006
Teams All Stars
Track type(s) Flat
Venue CenturyLink Arena Boise
Affiliations WFTDA
Website treasurevalleyrollergirls.net
TVR (in their original livery) vs. Utah's Wasatch Midnight Terror in 2010

The Treasure Valley Rollergirls (TVR) is a roller derby league based in Boise, Idaho founded in 2006.

Treasure Valley was formed in February 2006, shortly after the television series Rollergirls began airing, and played its first season the following year.[1] In January 2008, it faced the top teams in the Northwest in a tournament hosted by the Rat City Rollergirls.[2] Around this point, it had four teams: the B-Town Battalion, Cell Block B, the Devil's Darlings and the Derailers, but these were subsequently disbanded[3] shortly after the omnibus league moved from its grass roots beginnings at Expo Idaho in Garden City to Century Link Arena in downtown Boise.

The league was accepted into the Women's Flat Track Derby Association Apprentice Program in April 2010,[4] and became a full member of the WFTDA in September 2011.[5] It now hosts a tournament in its own right, the annual SpudTown Knockdown, an international annual two-day double bracket elimination tournament (typically held at what is now Century Link Arena in downtown Boise over the Labor Day weekend).[6][7][8] Aptly characterized as "the Best of the Rest of the West," inasmuch as it takes place prior to the WFTDA's Big 5 tournament,[9] the fourth annual SpudTown Knockdown, in a return to the TVR's roots, shall be held at Expo Idaho on July 20–21, 2013.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Chad Dryden, "A different kind of roller derby", Idaho Statesman, March 13, 2007
  2. ^ Athima Chansanchai, "Rat City roller girls get ready to rumble", Seattle Post-Intelligencer, January 31, 2008
  3. ^ Denise "Jake" Freeman, "Skate A Little Lower Now ...", Boise Weekly, March 21, 2007
  4. ^ "WFTDA Apprentice Program Welcomes 13 New Leagues", WFTDA, 8 April 2010
  5. ^ "WFTDA Welcomes 7 New Members", WFTDA, 1 September 2011
  6. ^ http://www.boiseweekly.com/boise/spudtown-knockdown/Content?oid=1755752
  7. ^ http://www.derbynewsnetwork.com/live/events/2011/09/spudtown_knockdown
  8. ^ http://www.ktvb.com/news/local/Spudtown-Knockdown-returns-to-Boise-129200268.html
  9. ^ https://fragglepuss.wordpress.com/2012/08/29/spudtown-knockdown-3-an-interview-with-candyman-tournament-director/
  10. ^ http://www.treasurevalleyrollergirls.net/