Many Angelenos braved the rain on November 17th to watch the last home bout of the season, NOtown Roller Derby vs. ACDG’s Rocket Queens. Several special treats were in store for what fans were calling the green vs. red “Christmas in November” matchup. Surprise guest announcer and America’s Girlfriend of the roller derby world, Jackie Daniels of the Windy City Rollers, was on hand to keep fans entertained alongside LA’s own Kasey Bomber. Marine Corps Reserves were on hand to collect donations for the annual Toys for Tots drive, honoring both ACDG and NTRD skaters on behalf of their efforts and donations.
The storm outside was not the only thing BOOMing as Stormy Heather took the track, aided by ACDG’s incredibly strong defensive walls for her first scoring pass. Thrashy Longerie was unstoppable for much of the bout as she glided through NOtown blockers with ease. FilthyOne and DanZigZag had some killer jams throughout the bout as well. The powerhouse defensive line of Missy Muerte, Alotta Backside, Juana Teaze, Shunami Bomb, AlbaToss and VaVaVa Gina helped ACDG hold the lead for the entire bout. The game ended with a final score of 163 to 127 in favor of the Queens.