USARS Regional Derby Tournaments Update

By Danielle Fairbanks | Aug. 18, 2012, 2:04 p.m. (ET)

USARS Regional Derby Tournaments Update

USA Roller Sports is pleased to announce some important updates in regards to the 2012 USARS Regional Tournaments.

Each participating team will have the opportunity to play a minimum of 2 games during each one of the tournaments regardless of the tournament structure defined by each region. “One of our goals is to give as much game time as possible to every participating skater, referee and NSO. This will help all of them get more comfortable with the USARS rule set and also raise the level of play for all the teams in the tournaments. Most teams will get to play three or four games during the weekend of the Tournament” said Danielle Fairbanks, USARS Roller Derby Director.

Teams located in states that do not belong to one of the six tournament regions below will have the opportunity to participate in any region of their choice. This structure will offer these teams a great level of flexibility and exposure to other regions.

Additional details about the tournament structure will be released after all submitted applications are reviewed and the participating teams are selected.

North Central
Five Flags Center (Dubuque, IA) September 21-23, 2012
Hosted by the Eastern Iowa Outlaws

Stockton Indoor Sports Complex (Stockton, CA) September 28-30, 2012
Hosted by the Port City Roller Girls

Virginia Beach Convention Center (Virginia Beach, VA) October 5-7, 2012
Hosted by the Resort City Roller Dolls

Great Lakes
Captain Dave’s Family Entertainment Center (Midland, MI) October 12-14, 2012
Hosted by the Chemical City Derby Girls

Mobile Civic Center (Mobile, AL) October 12-14, 2012
Hosted by the Deep South Derby All-Stars

Kootenai County Fairgrounds (Coeur d’Alene, ID) October 19-21, 2012
Hosted by the Snake Pit Derby Dames

Team applications are available and can be submitted to the USARS National Office now. The deadline for the team applications is August 27th, 2012. Teams will be selected on a first come, first serve basis and incomplete applications will not be considered.

Several cities are interested in the National Championships. After site visits to determine the most appropriate facility, the site will be publicly announced. The National Championships will be scheduled between mid-November and early/mid- December.

For more information, please contact the USARS National Office at 402-483-7551.