Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Rats! Narrowly defeated

Last Saturday was our first bout of 2012 against the Death Track Dolls, and GEEZ was it a close one! The Dolls won 115 - 100, but we sure made them work hard for each and every point they got. The lead was traded back and forth so often that it was anyone's guess who would win.

This year is a turning point for us. After two years of rebuilding since the team almost dissolved in 2009, our skillset has evolved into a force not to be taken lightly, as the Dolls learned last Saturday. At the end of the first half, we were ahead 56 - 52, the first time we've had a halftime lead since 2009. So exciting! Our packs are tighter, our jammers agile, and its like the pivots have eyes in the back of their heads.

Our next competitive track time is at the end of April at Beast of the East in Montreal, and we have high hopes and expectations for how we will do this year. If you want to check us out a little closer to home, on May 12th we skate against the 2011 champions, the Chicks Ahoy. Tickets for that bout are on sale now through Toronto Roller Derby.

We are really really appreciative of all our fans who have stuck with us through the hard times - we'll be back on top, just you wait! Our roster has gone through quite an overhaul since 2009, so we'd like if it you would join us Friday March 16th at the Flying Beaver Pubaret for some beer(s), hearty Karaoke, and to meet & greet with all of us so we can thank you in person. There will also be a great assortment of raffle prizes from some of our favorite places & things.

Big thanks to Quickdraw for the amazing poster! Can you identify the 8 Betties in it?

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Our first game of 2012 is this Saturday!

Oh hi there, have you missed us? We're back in black & blue for 2012, ready to kick butt and look hot doing it.

This Saturday, March 3rd we face off against the Death Track Dolls at The Bunker, home of Toronto Roller Derby. Our roster feature a collection of your favorite Betties, both new and old! Come early and watch BruiseBerry Pie and Mia Culprit represent the Betties on ToRD's all star team, CN Power, as they challenge the visiting Roc City.

CN Power has the pleasure of the first bout, kicking off at 6pm. We hit the flat track roughly around 7:30pm, and we're going for the win. Tickets are on sale now through Toronto Roller Derby ticket outlets and online. Wear your blue and come cheer us on!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Winds of Change

The bout on August 27th ended with a 236 - 70 loss to the Tri City Rollergirls Venus Fly Tramps. The ladies of Tri City were amazing hosts, and great derby players!

The winds of change are moving through the Betties for 2012. Long time Betties players Lacy Brawler and Pretty Peeved have retired from the team, as have P Doddy and Diva Zapata. We will miss them, and wish them well. Although they won't be on the flat track, expect to see them in blue in the crowds on game day, cheering on the Betties! New players will be drafted to the team from the D-VAS on October 15th to fill our roster and compliment the team skillset. Buliding on the foundation laid by Hot Roller over the years, new Betties captains Misery Mae and titmouse will lead the team through the upcoming season. Expect good things to come for 2012!

You don't have to wait until the new year to see us play next though! On Saturday October 1st, we will face the Hammer City Harlots in our new home, The Bunker, just down the street from the Hangar. Doors open at 5pm, with the Betties hitting the track at 6pm. Following this bout will be CN Power vs. the Hammer City Eh! Team; two bouts for the price of one! You can't go wrong with a sweet deal like that - see you there!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Travelling to TriCity - August 27th!

The Betties are travelling to the Kitchener-Cambridge-Waterloo area on August 27th to challenge the TriCityRG Venus Fly Tramps in a double header roller derby show down. When we last met the Venus Fly Tramps in a 20 minute bout at Beast of the East 2011, the Fly Tramps walked away with the victory. Now that we're meeting in a full-length bout, we aim to turn the tables. Come on down and cheer us on!

The double header also features the Gore Gore Rollergirls against the Vicious Dishes!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Thanks & Upcoming Bout

Thank you to all our fans, supporters, sponsors and gift donators for helping out and attending our Fundraiser this past Friday! Your generous support helps us offset the costs of traveling to Beast of the East, and improving our training!

Our next bout is this Saturday May 14th against the reigning Gore Gore Rollergirls! Come early and you can see our little sister league, Toronto Junior Roller Derby, play their first bout ever!

Doors at 5:30pm, TJRD hits the track at 6pm, Betties vs. Gores kicks off at 7:30pm! Tickets are on sale now in stores and online, or available at the door.

For more details click here.

See you there!

Friday, May 6, 2011

Fundraiser This Saturday!

The Smoke City Betties are holding a fundraiser at the Fort York Armoury tomorrow night! There will be games showcasing feats of strength, mental awareness, comedic and musical features, tons of great raffle prizes and of course, shots, beer, and other favorite beverages! Come out and meet your favorite Smoke City Betties skaters!

When: Saturday 07/MAY/2011, doors at 9pm. Cover $5.
Where: Fort York Armoury, 660 Fleet Street, Toronto, ON. Click here for a map of the location.

Raffle prizes include:
- pairs of tickets to the Smoke City Betties/Gore Gore Rollergirls bout on May 14th
- Rollerbug prize pack
- Cure Salon & Spa gift certificate
- $50 gift certificate to Ella's Botanicals
- DVDs
- electronics
- and much, much more!

Click here to join the event on Facebook

Also... I heard a rumour there might be jello wrestling....

Friday, April 29, 2011

SCB to take on Beast of the East!

The ladies in blue are packing our bags and superhero utility belts and heading out to Montreal to play in the Beast of the East tournament this weekend. This is a double elimination of epic proportions, 16 teams, 29 games,2 days...2 for $5 beers...its sure to be a good time. Betties have been working hard all year and are looking to bring some serious black and blue ass kicking to the track. With games reduced to 20 mins, these games can belong to anyone. Even if your not making it out to Montreal this weekend, you can rep our Betties by wearing blue and cheering us on in spirit.

Betties love xo