Quite randomly I ended up at a roller derby tournament yesterday. Not just any roller derby either: Anarchy in the UK, the first WFTDA sanctioned roller derby tournament to be held outside of North America. By the end of the day I had a vague idea of what was going on, largely thanks to Royal Windsor Rollergirl “Red Arrow”s expert coaching.
Sadly I could only make it to the first day, due to family IT support duties. (I was tricked by the promise of a free lunch!) I did catch a couple of clips of the Sunday bouts on the Derby News Network though, and all the bouts are still on there if you want to see what happens. Not as good as watching live, but much better than a blurry photo!
I’m tempted to drag Jo along to a roller derby sometime, but it might be a little tough to beat Anarchy; the London Rollergirls certainly did an outstanding job hosting the event. Definitely more entertaining than your average sport.
Update: added link to much better review of the event than I managed! (11 April 2011)