For the Big O, I put together an army of writers to cover all of the bouts for DNN. Due to circumstances beyond DNN’s control, they were unable to publish all the recaps. So, I am publishing them here. None of the articles were written by me. I’m just an editor for them. Jenesis O’Sin did a fine job writing this recap. Jenesis is a captain for Emerald City’s Flat Track Furies.
EUGENE, OR – Saturday afternoon at the Big O Tournament, Treasure Valley Rollergirls (#85 in WFTDA) of Boise, ID accosted the Silicon Valley Roller Girls (#62) of San Jose, CA in a contest for Valley supremacy. Fresh off their heartbreaker of a loss to Humboldt (111-109), Treasure Valley came to the game fired up and ready to make a statement. Their message was received loud and clear as they handily took Silicon Valley down 287-122.
Treasure Valley set the tone from the start claiming lead jammer 10 out of the first 11 jams, and exploiting three power jam opportunities given up by Silicon Valley to push ahead 59-8. Treasure Valley’s tenacious defense excelled at manhandling Silicon Valley’s jammers to the outside and stringing the pack back to delay their reentry. This allowed ample time for Treasure Valley’s jammers to earn lead and rack up points. Silicon Valley’s blockers Spankin’ Firecracker, Absolutely Scabulous, and Catherine Beata Bones unleashed plenty of havoc of their own but could not stop the unrelenting push of Treasure Valley’s jammers Dawn of the Shred, Demolition Barbie, and Cherry effBomb. Going into the end of the first half, Silicon Valley prevented the gap from widening any further and even seemed to be picking up momentum. They put up a 16-3 streak in the final four jams of the period to bring the score to 108-51 Treasure Valley.
Silicon Valley managed to cling to their upswing for three jams in the second half before succumbing to the same patterns that plagued them in the first half. The perfectly timed backwards blocking skills and out-of-play awareness of Treasure Valley’s Scarlet Danger and Sinister Kate repeatedly stymied Silicon Valley’s jammers and forced four track cuts. The old adage of “You can’t score points while your jammer is in the box!” proved to be Silicon Valley’s downfall as they gave up thirteen power jams to Treasure Valley’s three. Treasure Valley walked away with the win 287-122.
Treasure Valley’s next bout is against Rainy City (Wash.) on June 15th. Silicon Valley hits the track next against Duke City on June 22nd.
You can watch video of this bout here.