Battle Born Derby Demons 2007 -2013
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The Battle Born Derby Demons is a roller derby league based in Reno, Nevada. Founded in 2006, until recently the league consisted of a single team, which competed against teams from other leagues. Established in 2013 the Sierra Regional Roller Derby now consists of two teams: the Sierra All-Stars (SAS) which is the travel team and the Battle Born Derby Demons (BBDD), which is the local team.
This was the Battle Born Derby Demons website for a number of years. The new owner of the domain loves roller derby and didn't want to see this content disappear. Take a nostalgic trip back
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Content is from the site's 2007 - 2013 archived pages. and other sources
Reno's Battle Born Derby Demons Roller Derby Team
This is the last bout of the 2010 season for Reno's Battle Born Derby Demons roller derby team. The event was in Reno's City Hall Plaza (site of Rink on the River) vs. The Tahoe Derby Dames from South Lake Tahoe.
City of Reno supports Battle Born Derby Demons’ Roller Derby Series
The City of Reno is proud to be one of the sponsors for the Battle Born Derby Demons’ Roller Derby Series. It’s flat track skating at its best!
The Battle Born Derby Demons are Northern Nevada’s first Women’s Flat Track Roller Derby league.
The series will be held at the City Plaza (10 N. Virginia Street) and starts on Saturday, June 22 with bouts following on July 20, August 24, September 21, and October 5. All bouts begin 7:00 p.m. with doors opening at 6:00 p.m. Adult tickets are $10 in advance ($12 at the door).
DeRBY DEMONS Everywhere!
The BBDD will be appearing at various locations throughout Reno over the next few months. Some are fundraisers, some are appearances, but we will be there...WILL YOU? We'd love to see you!
Below is a list of dates and times. More detailed information may be found on our Appearances Page or by contacting our Events Demon.
OCTOBER 5th: FINAL HOME BOUT OF THE SEASON!!!
The Battle Born Derby Demons love our fans, and to prove it the final home bout of the season is a FAN APPRECIATION BOUT! Come to the Rink on the River (10 N. Virginia, Reno) at 5pm on October 5th and get in free (although we will gladly take any donations)!!!
Featuring music by DJ Gekko and Da Funk, halftime by Controlled Burn, a beer garden, hard hitting roller derby action, you won't want to miss it.
Please be aware, due to the rapidly dropping Reno temperatures, this bout will be held at an earlier time of 5pm.
THE BBDD NEEDS AN INDOOR HOME!!!
With winter rapidly approaching, the BBDD need to find an indoor home. Additionally, the City of Reno currently has plans to use the Rink on the River as a staging area for the construction of the Virginia Street Bridge in 2014. This means that we are in need of a new bout and practice location for next year.
PLEASE help us find a new home. If you have any leads on a feasible space (or you'd like to donate a space to Northern Nevada's first women's flat track derby league), please contact us as soon as possible at email@example.com.
MAY 4: AWAY BOUT IN ELKO!
Support the BBDD on the road! Our first Away Bout of the Season is on May 4th. Join us for "Scar Wars" in Elko, NV as we take on the NV East Roller Girls! May the 4th be with you!
FIRST AWAY BOUT OF THE SEASON!
The Battle Born Derby Demons™ (BBDD) are Northern Nevada’s first Women’s Flat Track Roller Derby league. Skater-owned and operated, we are a non-profit, community-based amateur sports league.
Beginning modestly with seven women who "really wanted to skate", the BBDD were founded by Erinn McCann (aka Sweet Ruin) in the summer of 2006. Eventually more and more women joined the league and, after months of practicing in several different venues (including the back room of a local bar!), the BBDD debuted our inaugural season on May 19th, 2007. Skating in the heart of Reno's historic downtown (right next to the region’s beloved Truckee River), the BBDD soon proved we were an asset to the city, the community and women's athletics. By the end of our first season, we were drawing crowds of between 700 and 1000 fans! Flat track roller derby had found its place in northern Nevada.
Now entering our seventh season, The Battle Born Derby Demons™ continue to dedicate ourselves to our community (both through community service and fundraising efforts), to celebrate the strength and diversity of the many individuals that make up the league, and to follow the athletic ideals set down by the WFTDA: "For the skaters. By the skaters."
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NEWS & INFO
BBDD'S RESOLUTIONS FOR 2012!
The Battle Born Derby Demons have wrapped up our fifth season. As we skate into 2012, we'd like to share with you our New Year's Resolutions:
1) To Become Full-Blown Members of WFTDA!
The Battle Born Derby Demons are working harder than ever to complete our apprenticeship and become a full-blown Women's Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA) league! We want to represent Reno in the worldwide derby community. Thank you for your support as we strive to do just that!
2) To Continue to Build Community Support!
The BBDD are rolling out our "Roller Derby Lives in Reno" campaign! Our members are teachers, moms, students, nurses, nail technicians, chefs...we live and work (and play!) in Reno. This is our town and we are proud of it!
This month we will showcase at least one member of the Battle Born Derby Demons every day on Facebook! Get to know Reno's own flat track roller derby league.
We will also be introducing our BBDD Flash Mob! Look for information on Facebook or our Appearances page on how, when and where you may join.
And don't forget: you can also join us throughout the winter for our various fundraisers and appearances (listed on the Appearances page or on Facebook) as we work to raise money to support our league and prepare for our sixth season.
Look for our first bout of Season 6 in June 2012!
3) To Invite You to "Get Fit with the Battle Born Derby Demons"!
Join BBDD's Bootcamp at the Sparks Marina every Saturday at 11am and train like a derby girl! Just a $5 donation (half of which goes to the BBDD) gets you 30 minutes of off-skates training and 30 minutes of skates-optional training. All levels of fitness are welcome to attend.
Get to know your favorite derby girls, get fit and support local roller derby!
Want more derby? We are always recruiting for Refs, Non-Skating Officials, Skaters and Volunteers. See the "Join Us" page or shoot us an email to learn more!
2012 will be an exciting year for us. Thank you for your continued support.
BBDD MIXED BOUT ON MAY 5TH!
Be at Roller Kingdom on Saturday, May 5th for a mixed team double header. Five teams will bring their players to skate in two 40 minute bouts. Doors at 6:30pm. Skating starts at 7:30pm. Just 10 bucks get you in!
FINAL HOME BOUT ON SEPTEMBER 22nd!
The final bout of the season (vs. the Wild West Outlaws, a travelling team comprised of members from AZ, CA, CO and TX) will be on September 22nd at the Rink on the River.
This bout is in conjunction with Street Vibrations, so please be aware that this bout starts one hour earlier at 6pm! A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Susan G. Komen Foundation.
BBDD on THE CRAZY RENO PODCAST!
Battle Born Derby Demons' Anita JamBayou, Hell Bettie and Calhouligan appeared on the Crazy Reno Podcast on Sunday, September 16th. Tune in to hear us discuss such topics as bacon, roller derby, uniforms, texting, Honey Boo Boo, back to school night, and yes, more bacon. Please be advised of Explit Language.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT THIS SEASON!
The Battle Born Derby Demons have completed our 6th bouting season. Thank you to everyone who came to our bouts and events this season! With your help we were able to donate a portion of our proceeds to various charities, including Step 2, Northern Nevada Teen Challenge, Build Our Center and the Susan G. Komen Foundation.
We are currently finalizing our bouting dates for next season. In the meantime, you can still hang out with the derby at our many fundraisers and events during the winter.
DINNER WITH THE DEMONS ON OCTOBER 31ST!
Eat at Coach's Grill and Sports Bar (1573 South Virginia Street, Reno) on Wednesday, October 31st between 4pm and 9pm and the Battle Born Derby Demons will receive a portion of the proceeds. What better way to spend Halloween than eating good grub and helping your favorite flat track derby girls to raise money?
Download this flyer and bring it with you. Present it with your check and the BBDD gets 10 percent.
FUNDRAISER ON NOVEMBER 3RD!
Our next event, "Do You Have What It Takes?!" will be at 9pm on Saturday, November 3rd at the Little Waldorf Saloon. Can you out drink, out trash talk, out arm wrestle, out leg wrestle a derby girl? Try your luck in various minute to win it and other bar games! So really, do you have what it takes?
BBDD 2011 SEASON
BBDD PLANS FOR 2011!
The Battle Born Derby Demons are currently hard at work planning (and training!) for our fifth season. Join us throughout the winter for our various fundraisers and appearances (listed on the Appearances page) as we work to raise money to support our league.
We will begin our next bouting season in MARCH 2011. Check out our bouting schedule (by clicking on the "Schedule" Tab) for more info on teams, dates and locations.
We are still recruiting for Refs, Non-Skating Officials, Skaters and Volunteers. See the "Join Us" page or shoot us an email to learn more!
Thank you for the Support! See you this season!
Tough Love 5: LOVESTRUCK!
5th Annual "Date a Derby Demon" Auction
Friday, February 11th
BBDD's SEASON 5 Bouts
For more information about BBDD Events (or to invite us to YOUR event), please contact ourEvents Demon!
AWAY BOUT: March 2, 2011
vs. HUMBOLDT ROLLER DERBY
in Eureka, CA
TOURNAMENT: March 26-27, 2011
DUSTBOWL INVITATIONAL ROLLER DERBY TOURNAMENT
in Bakersfield, CA
AWAY BOUT: APRIL 2, 2011
vs. Silicon Valley Roller Girls
in San Jose, CA
HOME BOUT: APRIL 16, 2011
DOUBLE HEADER AT LAWLOR EVENTS CENTER
vs. Shasta Derby from Redding, CA
and UNDEAD BETTYS ROLLER DERBY from Antioch, CA
HOME BOUT: MAY 21, 2011
DOUBLE HEADER AT LAWLOR EVENTS CENTER
vs. TREASURE VALLEY ROLLERGIRLS from Boise, ID
and SACRED CITY DERBY GIRLS from Sacramento, CA
HOME BOUT: JUNE 18, 2011
DOUBLE HEADER AT LAWLOR EVENTS CENTER
vs. V-Town DERBY DAMES from Visalia, CA
and ROCKY MOUNTAIN ROLLERGIRLS from Denver, CO
AWAY BOUT: JUNE 25, 2011
vs. SAC CITY ROLLERS in Sacramento, CA
HOME BOUT: JULY 16, 2011
"aBOUT RENO 5" AT RINK ON THE RIVER
vs. O-TOWN DERBY DAMES from Ogden, UT
AWAY BOUT: AUGUST 13, 2011
vs. TREASURE VALLEY ROLLERGIRLS in Boise, ID
HOME BOUT: AUGUST 27, 2011
"ROCKY HORROR DERBY SHOW" AT LAWLOR EVENTS CENTER
vs.SONOMA COUNTY ROLLER DERBY from Sonoma, CA
*In conjunction with the RNR Screening of The Rocky Horror Picture Show
AWAY BOUT: SEPTEMBER 10, 2011
vs. MOUNTAIN DERBY GIRLS in Sonora, CA
HOME BOUT: SEPTEMBER 24, 2011
"FighT LIKE A GIRL" AT THE RINK ON THE RIVER
vs. Central CALIFORNIA AREA DERBY from Fresno, CA
*In conjunction w/ Street Vibrations, this bout starts one hour earlier (at 6pm)!
HOME BOUT: OCTOBER 22, 2011
DOUBLE HEADER AT LAWLOR EVENTS CENTER
*TEAMS STILL TO BE DETERMINED. LOOK FOR MORE INFO SOON!
** ALL HOME BOUTS ARE AT LAWLOR EVENTS CENTER EXCEPT FOR JULY 16 AND SEPTEMBER 24!
(July 16th and September 24th are at the Rink on the River located at 10 N. Virginia in Reno, NV)
BBDD 2007 SEASON HIGHLIGHTS
ROCK 'EM SOCK 'EM ROLLER DERBY
Saturday, October 20, 2007, STOCKTON, California
BDD headed back over the hill to face Stockton's PORT CITY ROLLERGIRLS
Many new Demons took to the track with a few veteran all stars, and fought the good fight - but lost the battle. Thank you to the PCRG for their first-class derby hospitality and spirit.
Much Demon love goes out to our family, friends, and fans for their support at this - and every - bout this season!
Rough Riding ROLLER Derby Action at the RINK RASH RALLY!
Saturday, SEPTEMBER 22, Downtown Plaza
The cold and rainy streets of Reno rumbled as California's OC ROLLERGIRLS
rode into town and delivered the Demons their first taste of defeat. The relentless action gave way to thick tensions on the track as OCR captured an 8 point lead. The battle ended with a final score of 68 to 76.
We nod our heads in respect to our OC sisters, and thank them, our fans, and our sponsors for their SUPPORT!
We'll tell you aBOUTreno: THE DEMONS WENT UNDEFEATED!!!
Saturday, JULY 21, Downtown Plaza
The Demons bashed and smashed their way to an undefeated season with a 91 to 70 victory against
Stocktons's SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY VIXENS
Our Demon hearts pump black and blue for the Vixens, our fans, and our sponsors! THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!
THE GOOD, THE BAD, and the DERBY
Saturday, JUNE 23, 2007
BBDD VS PORT CITY ROLLERGIRLS
Downtown Plaza, RENO
Doors: 6:00 pm Bout: 7:00 pm Tix: $10
Ages 5 and under FREE, ages 6-12 $5
PRESALE TICKETS are available at
RENO SKATE SUPPLY.
25 Saint Lawrence Avenue, Reno NV, 89509
BEER GARDEN and AFTER PARTY: hosted by
BULLY'S SPORTS BAR & GRILL
LIVE MUSIC: featuring THE DARLINS
JULY 4, 2007
We LOVE any excuse to legally take over the
streets of RENO! So come on down and we'll show you
our stars and stripes. Let's celebrate the birth of this
great nation that preserves our right to put hurt in a skirt!
THIRD TIMES THE HARM
JULY 21, 2007
BBDD VS SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY VIXENS
Downtown Plaza, RENO
ANOTHER VICTORY FOR THE DEMONS AT THE BIG TOP BRAWL!
Friday, JUNE 15, Civic Auditorium, STOCKTON
The Demons packed up their gear and headed over the hill to score their first victory on the road against Stockton's SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY VIXENS.
A big top helping of DEMON LOVE goes out to The Vixens, our fans, and sponsors! THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!
BBDD KICKS ASS in FIRST BLOOD DEBUT BOUT!
SATURDAY, May 19th, Downtown Plaza
The Demons delivered a mighty victory to the Reno crowd against Utah's DAVIS DERBY DAMES.
A big LOAD of DEMON LOVE goes out to The Dames, our fans, and sponsors! THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!
Now that you've seen us... join us! We're always looking for new skaters (age 21 and over), volunteers, refs, and roadies.
Hit the CONTACT link above, fire off an email, and join the DEMON family!