Monday, February 17, 2014

Season Opener

Your Gate City All-Stars and the Motley Brew. Image by Frayed Image Concepts, LLC

Yesterday was bout day! We played our season opener against the Motley Brew. Hopefully you were there to cheer us on, but if you weren't (shame on you ;-) !), here is a short recap!

General Sew by Frayed Image Concepts, LLC
We had a very intense first half with neck-in-neck jams all the way through. Both teams brought their A-game and were excited to play. We saw some hard hits, fast pace, big falls and great teamwork which left us with a 70-69 advantage Gate City at the end of the first half.

After half-time the Motley Brew gained the advantage and pulled ahead. Your Gate City All-Stars fought hard, but the Motley Brew stayed on top for the rest of the bout. However, the last 10 minutes saw some amazing recovery where Gate City closed the gap. The final score of the bout was 131-184.

Carnegie Brawl by Frayed Image Concepts, LLC
Some stats from the bout:
Number of jams: 23 in the first half and 21 in the second half
Number of jammers used by Gate City (GC): 7 
GC skater who became lead jammer the most times: Frosty Snowmean, with 10 leads
GC skater who scored the most points: Frosty Snowmean, 92 points
GC skater with the most penalties: Carnegie Brawl, with 6 penalties
Total number of penalties: 61, 30 by GC and 31 by MB


MVP GC: Betty Switch
Rosie Cheeks and Betty Switch by Frayed Image Concepts, LLC
MVP MB: Rosie Cheeks

The zebras never lose! Image by Frayed Image Concepts, LLC
Since GSORD is skater owned and run, we put on these bouts ourselves with the help of our skaters, refs, NSOs (Non-Skating Officials) and volunteers. As we are using rented venues, we have to set up and break down everything before and after each bout. This takes a lot of man-power, so if you would like to help, we would love to have you! Please contact to join our league as a volunteer, non-skating member, or referee. That is also the same address to email if you would like to join us as a skater! If you would like to learn how to NSO, contact These are the people you see at the bouts who run scoreboards, lineup tracking, penalty box and much more! 

Our next bout will be the 22nd of March at the Greensboro Coliseum and will feature two of our home teams battling it out! Come out to see the Elm Street Nightmares play the Battleground Betties at 6pm. 

Coming up in our next post on March 3: Battleground Betties Introduction

Check out some more images from yesterday's bout! (All by Frayed Edge Concepts, LLC).

Schoolya Childs and Flirtini in the penalty box

Schoolya Childs and Frosty Snowmean

General Sew, Hitter Miss, Butternut Squasher and Emma Ture

Carnegie Brawl, Betty Switch and PepperSpray Pattie

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