Roller Derby Campionship Rematch

Richmond Wrecking Belles get their chance at a rematch against 2008 Bay Area Derby Girls Champions the Oakland Outlaws at Fort Mason in SF on Saturday, April 4, 2009.

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Jammers wear stars on their helmets and score points by passing the blockers who try to stop them. Here Oakland Outlaw jammer Burly Bot (left in black) makes her way through the pack behind Richmond Wrecking Belle jammer Brawllen Angel (center) and Oakland blocker Taxi Scab (right).
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Astronaughty, the Richmond jammer on the left, tries to get past Lady Kiss-Off, one of Oakland's blockers. The pictures in this gallery are from April 4, 2009, the first meeting of the Outlaws and Wrecking Belles since the 2008 Championship.
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The jammers start 20 feet behind the pack of blockers, who take off a few seconds before the jammers.
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Players left to right: Oakland Outlaws Roughouse Rhonda, Taxi Scab, Deadly Nightshade, and Richmond Wrecking Belles Nina Beretta, and Roxie The Riveter.
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Brian Boitano (center), sits between his friend Gordon to his right and Oakland Outlaw Chesty Gillespie's Dad to his left.
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Jane Hammer (left to right), jamming for Oakland, splits the pack as Lusty Malice, Friskie Meow, Demanda Riot and Liza Machete of Richmond pursue.
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Referee Sexy Beast looks on.
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Roxie The Riveter (right) sizes up Oakland jammer Burly Bot (center).
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Taxi Scab (gold helmet) talks strategy with the Oakland Outlaws.
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One of Richmond's star blockers Demanda Riot wears scary face paint each time she bouts.
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Fort Mason
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Richmond jammer Velveteen Savage approaches the pack as Demanda Riot blocks Burly Bot.
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2008 All-Star jammer Kitt Turbo cheers from Oakland's sidelines now that she is retired.
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Golden Skate Warrior (center), jams for Richmond as Jane Hammer (left) jams for Oakland.
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Outlaw jammer Killer Vee passes Demand Riot.
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Richmond Wrecking Belles got their revenge beating 2008 champions the Oakland Outlaws on Saturday, April 4, 2009.
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Scorecard lady pumps up the crowd.
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Oakland's Burly Bot skates for lead jammer status with Richmond's Brawllen Angel.
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Jenacologist (pink helmet) takes out Astronaughty of Richmond.
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Referee Enstephalitis
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Belles' Diva Negativa and Demanda Riot prepair to block Outlaw Burly Bot.
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Brian Boitano stands up and takes a wave, to the surprise of the audience (typical 'reality' tv stuff).
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The blockers stand on the line waiting for the whistle.
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Oakland Outlaws gather just before the end of the first half.
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The half-time show was an awesome double-dutch jump rope team of three lovely ladies in cool 1920’s era flapper outfits with dancing frill as they jumped, rolled, and flipped over and around their ropes.
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SFC Double Dutch is the name of the group.
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SFC Double Dutch showing off their stuff at the half-time show.
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Brian Boitano like it!
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SFC Double Dutch invited up audience members to have a jump-off.
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Oakland came back and took the lead in the beginning of the second half. Here you can see Killer Vee in the middle jamming for Oakland.
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Oakland celebrates as they get within a few points of Richmond's lead.
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Referees signal "split pack" by raising their hands in the air as Oakland's blockers fall behind Richmond's blockers who are trying to keep Burly Bot from getting through.
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Velveteen Savage jams for the Richmond Wrecking Belles.
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Demanda Riot (center) grabs hold of Deadly Nightshade while sliding over to block Jane Hammer.
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Richmond blockers (left to right) Friskie Meow, Demanda Riot and Liza Machete surround Oakland jammer Burly Bot.
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Fans are on their feet for the final jams of the bout.
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Richmond Wrecking Belles congratulate Velveteen Savage after a huge jam at the end of the game to help seal Oakland's fate.
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Lusty Malice starts an early celebration just before the end of the bout Saturday, April 4, 2009.
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Mercy Xilling and Liza Machete pump up the Richmond fans.
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Velveteen Savage, sitting in the penalty box, stands with excitement as the final few seconds tick off of the clock confirming Richmond's win.
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The Richmond Wrecking Belles celebrate their victory.
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Final score, Richmond Wrecking Belles 120, Oakland Outlaws 106.
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Demanda Riot cheers, showing her black teeth.
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Astronaughty (center) slaps hands with the Outlaws.
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Liza Machete takes one last fall...
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Richmond and Oakland are scheduled to play again on August 8, 2009 with a double header including a game with the B.A.D. Girls All-Star team taking on Rose City Rollers (Portland, OR). All of the Richmond players seen here are also on the All-Star team.
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Richmond's (left to right) Velveteen Savage, J Crush, Lusty Malice, and Liza Machete
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Battling all night in the pack, Deadly Nightshade and Demanda Riot hug after the bout.
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Brian Boitano and film crew interview Oakland Outlaw jammer Burly Bot after the bout.
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Had to throw this in... best improvisation for cold feet, this no sock having lady wore her gloves to keep her feet warm, which looked really creepy and weird so I had to take a picture.
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