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article imageWomen's Roller Derby hosting International Tournament Dec. 2011

By Daniel Boyington     Apr 11, 2011 in Sports
Toronto - Toronto Women's Roller Derby League will be hosting an International tournament in December 2011, venue location is still to be announced. There are just over 100 leagues in North America with about 13 in Canada.
"We just won the bid to host the first ever World Cup of Roller Derby in Toronto, December 1-4, 2011 with 13 International teams from all over the world" said Krizsanta Muerte (Santa) a member of the Gore-Gore Roller Girls and defending champs of last years fifth season. Santa is also on the organizing committee for locations and on the Board of Directors for the league.
On Saturday night match at The Hanger at Downsiew Park, Santa's Gore-Gore Roller Girls defeated Chicks Ahoy 132-83 and said "The Chicks are always super hard to play against but we did it Saturday night."
The crowd base of just under 1000 were not disappointed by all the action and it cuts across all demographics, because in the beginning "Back when the league started five years ago, the fan base was mostly women 18-45 but now it has mushroomed into an all different crowd, since people are realizing there is a lot of strategy involved in the game, and Roller Derby is the only game in the world where both teams can score simultaneously," said Santa.
Action get's underway again this Saturday, April 16 at The Hangar at Downsview Park, doors open at 6:30pm and more info can be found at the Toronto Roller Derby website.
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