Monday, June 22, 2009

Roller Derby: O-Town Downed

Posted By on June 22, 2009, 10:41 AM

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On Saturday, June 20 at the Eccles Conference Center, Ogden’s O-Town Derby Dames took on Pueblo, Colo.’s Devil Dollz in what’s become a hotly-contested roller derby bout—at least on O-Town’s side. The Derby Dames were defeated 320-25 (!), so they have some serious complaints about the Devil Dollz and their traveling referees in regard to penalties called and points awarded. O-Town’s Pepper Diamond elaborates:

“The amount of cheating by the Pueblo Dollz and their refs was unbearable. Although in a different light they would have won with how fast they were, we do not count them as the winners with what they continuously were doing and nothing being called.

“When their ref was on our jammers the second half, there were times where our jammer would lap the pack either by themselves or along side the other jammer yet no points were ever given … All of the penalties that should have been called on them for majors never were and somehow everything we did legally, or even that Pueblo did to us, we still got sent to the box.

“Our league is obviously upset at what occurred that night. It is absolutely ridiculous that we brought in a league to our home and they would play like that. Albeit if we would have played Pueblo and they did not cheat whatsoever, we feel they still would have won, but we do not give them credit. We are the first to admit when we lose, and when we lose to cheaters. We lost to cheaters that night.”

Shots from Saturday’s bout (O-Town in pink; Pueblo in white):

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