USA Roller Sports

Mar 07 USARS selects Port City to Host Roller Derby National Championship in Stockton

March 07, 2014, 5:29 p.m. (ET)

Contact:  AJ Epp

Tel: 402-483-7551 x 11

Email: aepp@usarollersports.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

USARS selects Port City to Host National Championship in Stockton

After analyzing several bids, the USARS Roller Derby Committee has selected Port City Roller Girls from Stockton, California to be the host of the 2014 USARS National Championship. The event will be held at the Stockton Arena starting September 26.

Teams across the nation are invited to compete for a spot in the Championship by playing in the Regional Qualifiers. USARS is excited to announce the following hosts and dates for the 2014 Regional Qualifiers:

Region 1

August 30-31, 2014

Atomic City Roller Girls

Southridge Sport and Event Complex

Kennewick, Washington

Region 2

July 19-20, 2014

Rollin Roulettes

Roll-er Land

Merced, California

Regions 3 & 4 *

Date and Venue TBD

Johnson County Roller Derby

Johnson County, Texas

The beautiful Stockton Arena overlooking the bay.

* Separate tournament brackets are planned for each region, but depending on the number of teams entering the tournament, they may be combined into a single qualifying bracket.

The three-day National Championship will feature the top three teams in each Regional Qualifier. Participation in tournaments for all different categories (junior, men, women, co-ed) is welcome and will be organized based on the number of teams participating.

“Ultimately it was a tough decision because we had several good options but the bid from Stockton was fantastic and the facilities are top-notch,” said AJ Epp, USARS Roller Derby Coordinator.

“The Stockton Arena management team and the Visitors Bureau of Stockton have shown an amazing level of support for the event and a big desire to make it happen in their city. We are also very happy to have the Port City Roller Girls, who have been supportive of our program for many years, as this year’s hosts,” continued Epp.

Conveniently situated in the center of California, Stockton is just a short drive from San Francisco or Sacramento. The Stockton Arena is located in the heart of Downtown Stockton, along the city’s waterfront and a few steps from the University Plaza Waterfront Hotel, as well as several restaurants, bars and other attractions. The facility offers an NHL regulation-size competition area, warm up areas, private dressing rooms for each team and officials, vendor areas, concession stands and many other amenities.

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USA Roller Sports (USARS) is recognized by the Federation Internationale de Roller Sports (FIRS) and United States Olympic Committee (USOC) as the national governing body for competitive roller sports in the United States. USARS is dedicated to creating, enhancing and conducting the best competitions and programs for roller sports. We instill the drive to win and be the absolute best in sports and in life.

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