Triple-D (Derby, Down and Dirty) 2012 Dates Announced

Tournament team Triple-D-Licious takes lead jammer status at last year's tournament. Team Triple-D-Licious won their bout over the Poison Pixies of New Hampshire in the second elimination bout of the tournament. (Christy Gemain Cass photo)
Tournament team Triple-D-Licious takes lead jammer status at last year's tournament. Team Triple-D-Licious won their bout over the Poison Pixies of New Hampshire in the second elimination bout of the tournament. (Christy Gemain Cass photo)

OSWEGO — Triple-D (Derby, Down & Dirty), a Flat Track Roller Derby Tournament, will be held again at Crisafulli Ice Arena in Historic Fort Ontario for the 2nd Annual event.

Triple-D (Derby, Down and Dirty) is a two-day Flat Track Roller Derby extravaganza in which derby skaters compete for the coveted Triple-D trophy for their home league. All styles of roller derby will be featured, from men’s, women’s and junior to WFTDA rule-set, Old School Roller Derby and any other flat track rule-set that would like to bout! Coming to you July 28th and 29th, 2012.

Triple-D is expected to partner with Oswego Harborfest again this year, combining efforts in order to bring the best of entertainment in New York State, to the participants and audience of Triple-D 2012 and the Oswego Harborfest!!

At the Triple-D 2011 event, the home team, Oz Roller Girls were in a tight competition with Ithaca wanting the win badly! In the words of the bout announcer, Professor Plutonium, here’s how the final bout transpired:

“It looked all but over as it came down to the final jam with the Oz Roller Girls trailing the very talented Ithaca Bluestockings in the championship game, 126 – 117. The teams matched speed, strength, skill and smarts all bout long, but a late surge by Ithaca left Oswego calling timeout with about 40 seconds left. Still time for one more jam, but what were the odds of Oz, playing its third game in three days, pulling the comeback win against such a great team?

But Oz would have done Houdini proud, with a thrilling escape. Jammer Masso-Kiss-Tic Mandy grabbed the lead for Oz and the Ithaca jammer went to the penalty box for a back block. That meant Mandy became the only player who could score points … and I tried to pass this info along to the audience without going too crazy on the mic. But we have a pretty well informed crowd, and as Mandy made her first pass for a grand slam (five points), the audience caught on. The Oz blockers found an extra burst of energy to get Mandy through. When she made a second pass, the crowd reached fever pitch … and at her third pass, to put Oz ahead, I thought the place (and my voice) was going to erupt. Mandy then called off the jam, the clock had run out and Oz somehow pulled off a 130-126 win for the first-ever Triple D Tournament title!”

For more information, to participate, buy tickets or get merchandise, visit the Triple-D 2012 event site at www.TripleD2012.com!