B.ay A.rea D.erby Girls

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Bay Area Derby
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 bayareaderby.com

Bay Area Derby, formerly B.ay A.rea D.erby Girls,[1] is an all-female flat-track roller derby league based in the San Francisco Bay Area in Northern California.[2] BAD was founded in 2004 and is a member of the Women's Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA). BAD is a skater-owned and -operated 501 (c)(3) non-profit league. The league is composed of four teams for intra-league play, and an all-star travel team that competes nationally. As of 2015, BAD is currently ranked in the top 10 overall in WFTDA.[3]

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 internationally.

  • Golden Girls (All-Stars) and Team Gold (B-team)


BAD has 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.

History[edit]

BAD formed in August, 2004, and practice was during open skate at Golden Skate Roller Rink in San Ramon, California. BAD later moved to The Bladium in Alameda, California, in early 2005, and Dry Ice Hockey Arena in Oakland, California later in 2005. BAD signed the lease at their current practice space, a warehouse in West Oakland, California, on April 1, 2010.

BAD's first bout, "Thirst for Blood," was held at Dry Ice Hockey Arena on Saturday, October 22, 2005. It featured the Oakland Outlaws vs the San Francisco ShEvil Dead. Final Score: ShEvil Dead 59, Outlaws 50.[4][5]

The BAD All-Stars were founded in January, 2006 by the BAD coaching committee to represent the league at the 2006 Dust Devil National Flat Track Derby Tournament in Tucson, Arizona on February 24–26, 2006. Hosted by Tucson Roller Derby, this tournament was the BAD All-Stars' first inter-league tournament as well as the first WFTDA-sanctioned inter-league roller derby tournament. Original Roster:

  • Faster PussyCat $100
  • Ghoulina 26
  • Iva Vendetta 1031
  • Killer Vee 1337
  • Kitt Turbo 667
  • Liza Machete 1
  • mindianapolis500 0
  • Miss Moxxxie XOXO
  • Racey Lane 96
  • Sassy Slayher .30-06
  • Skatzophrenic 51/50
  • Stitches Stew 187
  • Surly Vixen 00
  • Terra Nüone 1111

BAD came in as a relative unknown to the tournament, but started strong and beat the Windy City Rollers and Dallas Derby Devils, and tied Arizona Roller Derby's Tent City Terrors (eventual 3rd-place finishers) in the tournament's first day round-robin seeding event. BAD moved on to day 2 but fell to the Carolina Rollergirls.[6]

Community Involvement[edit]

BAD provides an environment for women of all athletic abilities to compete with like-minded women and push themselves to a higher athletic ability. BAD started a recreational league in 2010, Reckless Rollers, which is composed of derby skaters in training, BAD alumni, and league members.[7]

2006-9, 2013 – present "Skater Tots": BAD provides equipment and skating lessons to an economically-disadvantaged grade school in Richmond, CA, for 8 weeks out of the school year, essentially, being the "gym class" for a trimester.[8]
Other community involvement

2011

  • Beer Booth at San Francisco PRIDE Parade
  • Beer Booth at Oakland PRIDE with Mayor Jean Quan
  • Guest appearance at Piedmont Fourth of July Parade[9]
  • Guest appearance at Beats 4 Boobs[10]


BAD has also partnered with the San Francisco Breast Cancer Emergency Fund, SF Cheer, The Girl Scouts of NorCal, Rocket Dog Rescue, The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, and Alameda County Food Bank.[citation needed]

Rankings[edit]

Season Final ranking[11] Playoffs Championship
2006 9[12] 9[13]
2007 13[14] R2[15] R1[16]
2008 N/A 2[17] R1[18]
2009 6 (W) 5[19] DNQ
2010 3 (W) 3[20] R1[21]
2011 6 (W) 6[22] DNQ
2012 3 (W) 3[23] R2[24]
2013 - 1[25] 3rd
2014 3 1 3rd[26]
2015 9 2 R2[27]

Media[edit]

2011
Skater 26 a short documentary on roller derby featured athletes from all four home teams, with Chantilly Mace and Miss Moxxxie as the featured participants.[28][29]

2009
August 30, 2009: "What Would Brian Boitano Make" Food Network,[30][31]
November 16, 2009: BAD 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[32]

2008
October: "The Hot 20 Under 40" issue of 7x7 Magazine[33]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bay Area Derby blog". 
  2. ^ "Bay Area Derby homepage". 
  3. ^ "WFTDA". 
  4. ^ "Thirst for Blood". Inside Bay Area. 
  5. ^ Hix, Lisa. "Clubland". SF Gate. SF Gate. 
  6. ^ "Dust Devil". Flat Track Stats. 
  7. ^ "Reckless Rollers". 
  8. ^ "Skater Tots". Bay Area Derby. 
  9. ^ "Ronada-Ramona Neighbors Win For Parade Float". 
  10. ^ "Beats for Boobs 2010". 
  11. ^ "Current Rankings", WFTDA
  12. ^ "12/8/2006 WFTDA National Rankings", WFTDA [version of 23 February 2007]
  13. ^ "February 2006 Dust Devil Invitational Rankings", WFTDA [version of 23 February 2007]
  14. ^ "Current WFTDA Rankings", Derby News Network, October 2007
  15. ^ "Dust Devil 2007", Flat Track Stats
  16. ^ "Texas Shootout 2007", Flat Track Stats
  17. ^ "Battle Royale", Flat Track Stats
  18. ^ "Tournament Results", Northwest Knockdown
  19. ^ "Derby on the rocks 2009 Western Regionals", WFTDA
  20. ^ "Rollin’ on the River 2010 West Region Playoffs", WFTDA
  21. ^ "Uproar on the Lakeshore", WFTDA
  22. ^ "Bridgetown Brawl WFTDA 2011 West Region Playoffs", WFTDA
  23. ^ "Bay of Reckoning", WFTDA
  24. ^ "Grits and Glory", WFTDA
  25. ^ "D1 Playoffs: Salem", WFTDA
  26. ^ "November 8-10, 2013: Milwaukee, Wisconsin - Women's Flat Track Derby Association". wftda.com. Retrieved 2016-08-02. 
  27. ^ "November 6-8, 2015 - Women's Flat Track Derby Association". wftda.com. Retrieved 2016-08-02. 
  28. ^ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hud0r8fPtPg
  29. ^ https://www.facebook.com/pages/Skater-26/218528821503250
  30. ^ "What Would Brian Boitano Make - Derby Girls". 
  31. ^ "What Would Brian Boitano Make--Brian Feeds Bacon to Derby Girls". 
  32. ^ "Felt Chewed Up". 
  33. ^ "2008 Hot 20 Under 40: 7x7 Magazine". 

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