The next games is approaching.
On April 1st we’re taking on the Panam Squad from Paris in Karlsruhe.
This is no April Fools Prank (Aprilscherz), it is the Aprilschmerz!
Exactly 3 years ago we played our first game against Paris, also in Karlsruhe (During the rocKArollers Birthday Bashing tournament).
This time we are again celabrating with Karlsruhe Roller Derby who have a full day of Roller Derby with great teams celebrating their 6th birthday.
All details (and tickets) can be found at the rocKArollers web site and at the Facebook event page.
The German-German Men’s Roller Derby Clash!
SGMRD 173 – 93 DHR Roller Derby
It took us a bit but here’s the recap for our season opener.
This time, we took on one of the few other German Men’s Teams, “Der Hässliche Rest” from Kiel and Aarhuis (ok, that’s not Germany but Denmark).
Many of the players know each other from the German National Squad and have played together quite a bit.
We were able to roster 13 active players. Our regular training sessions paid off and we could build up strong defensive lines that held the opposing jammers quite well.
Our game went as planned pretty much from the start and we could constantly build up a lead and widen the gap more and more as the game progressed.
Despite the clear result, the game was very intense, physical and both teams played good roller derby, we were just constantly a tiny bit better and thus could take a well-earned win.
It was great fun playing our northern friends, we’ll meet again on the track very soon.
All the pictures you could ever want can be found at Olivier Vax‘ amazing gallery: Click here!
It’s about time for a short recap of our last game against our French friends from Metz and Straßbourg, Team Rock’Est.
SGMRD 193 – 86 Team Rock’Est
We were able to roster 13 players, among them we had 2 novices and some returning players. We were also happy to welcome Chibi Chibster from the Stuttgart Valley Rollergirlz as Lineup Manager.
The game itself was intense and physical. Team Rock’Est was able to field jammers with really quick feet and amazing acceleration. However, SGMRD’s defensive walls held tight and forced the French jammers to recycle again and again or made them commit penalties and spend precious time at the penalty box. Team Rock’Est committed roughly twice as much penalties as SGMRD (42 against 22).
In the meantime, our jammer rotation of Duke Jukem, Bloodred Kelly, Mahatma Bronson and Psycho Crusher were able to get Lead Jammer status in 2/3 of the jams and could score constantly.
We quickly built up a nice lead until Team Rock’Est switched to playing more physical offense against our walls which briefly slowed us down.
Thanks to our experienced core team and our great bench staff we were able to adapt our game and keep the upper hand without loosing step.
Half Time had us in the lead with 99:49 and we never looked back. The second half continued just as the first with hard hits, artistic jamming and solid walls.
It was a wonderful and fair game, we had a blast and won some new fans for Men’s Roller Derby (as they told us after the game).
See you soon in Frankfurt!
All images are (c) by Olivier Vax (https://www.facebook.com/OlivierVaxPhoto)
Many more pictures of this game here: SGMRD vs. Team Rock’Est (all by Olivier)
Our wonderful Line Up manager, Chibi Chibster
Intense Bench Coaching
SGMRD 193 – 86 Team Rock’Est
The whole bunch of dudes
#11 – Jam Pain
#111 – Andy Bar
#12 – Michael Broydo
#1337 – Big Red
#17 – Lukomotive
#23 – Duke Jukem
#3 – Mahatma Bronson
#4 – Bloodred Kelly
#619 – Krasser Kollege
#666 – Rolling Reaper
#667 – Psycho Crusher
#85 – Track Gyver
#999 – Steißkerl
Bench: Ellie Minate
Line Up: Chibi Chibster
This is it, the one and only home game in 2016. We have been out and about. We traveled to the Men’s Roller Derby World Cup and Men’s European Cup as part of other teams. Now it is time to show the fans at home what we can do and present our new players.
We will face off against the Graouwheels hailing from Metz.
We need to start pretty early because this is part of a triple header with the Stuttgart Valley Rollergirlz. Seats are limited (this is for real, this was planed as a cosy season finish but kind of exploded).
SGMRD vs. Graouwheels
Get your Tickets here
Adults: 11 Euro (+ 1,55 Euro Fee)
Kids / Students: 7 Euro (+ 1,15 Euro Fee).
The print@home option ist free
Prices at the door are: 14 / 10 Euro (but expect it to be sold out)
Friends, SGMRD have been quiet but not lazy in the last months.
Most of us have been participating in the Mens Roller Derby World Cup “MRDWC” in Calgary this summer where Team Germany finished 14th. We’ll publish a little report later.
Although the year is rapidly coming to an end, christmas is near and gingerbread is already all over the place, we’re not finished, yet.
We have something coming up on December, 10th.
Last weekend, five of the SGMRD players packed their bags to train and play some derby.
Our “Mahatma Bronson #3” spent his time in Milano, Italy at the “SKIR 2016”, the four of “Duke Jukem #23, Jam Pain #11, Lukomotive #17 and Steißkerl #999 took the long road to Bruges, Belgium to participate at the amazing Derby Revolution 2016.
SGMRD goes Derby Revolution 2016 in Bruges
We spent 4 days packed with skating classes, derby strategy, scrimmages and theory classes to widen our view and sharpen our edges.
High class international coaches (full list here) filled their training sessions with inspiring, challenging and sweaty drills.
The vast number and variety of offered classes gave each of us the opportunity to satisfy his own interests, be it as a skater or coach, on a technical or strategic level or by spending time with nice people from all across Roller Derby Europe.
Some things that need to be said:
We’d like to thank all coaches for their input and working all 4 days constantly to help improve European Roller derby.
Thank you Missy Rascal for showing us edges that we never knew existed.
Thank you Christy Demons for giving us watery eyes admiring your quick feet.
Thank you Mick Swagger for bringing us the latest strategies and the coolest session names.
Thank you Laci Knight for giving us insight in fitness aspects and for your first ramp drop-in with Lukomotive.
Thank you Shaina Serelson for reminding us, that forward blocking still exists and is tremendously powerful.
Thank you Tony Muse for your energetic training sessions, “douchebag moves” and for emphasising that backwards blocking is an awesome tool, but not if it is your only tool.
And Thank you to all other coaches, supporters and helping hands.
Finally, a big shout-out to what seemed to be half of the German Derby community we were able to meet (again).
See you all soon!
You can find a bunch of pictures on Facebook
Final Score 25:340
Road Trip to the Netherlands
We played the Rotterdam Classy Roaches who started with 5 new guys and some more experienced guest skaters on track.
SGMRD was able to field a well attuned roster introducing Steißkerl #999 who played his first bout and guest skater Psycho Crusher #667.
Playing with 9 guys and a rotation of 3 dedicated jammers (Duke Jukem, Bloodred Kelly and Mahatma Bronson), our blockers had to fill quite a bit of track time. Since the arena’s floor seemed constantly to be facing uphill we had some work to do against 12 opposite players.
The game itself went perfect for us from the start, we were able to strictly contain Rotterdam’s jammers while ours could work their way through the pack and score.
Our defense played well together while some offensive plays went pretty smooth as well.
This allowed us to pull away from our heroic friends from Rotterdam pretty quickly, build a strong lead and never look back.
Our thanks goes to all the guys from Rotterdam, some of whom had a 4 hours training session before the bout (crazy, aren’t they?), for staying positive and smiling all the time. Thanks to our wonderful bench and lineup manager Kadda Handlung, to all our hosts and everybody supporting the triple header in Rotterdam.
You can find a load of pictures on Facebook (click here)
#11 Jam Pain
#1337 Big Red
#23 Duke Jukem
#3 Mahatma Bronson
#4 Bloodred Kelly
#667 Psycho Crusher
#981 Rudi Cartell
This will be our first Bout in 2015.
We travel to Sweden and play the Gothenburg Salty Seamen in their home town. There is just no better way to start the year after the awesome time we had during B.E.A.R.D.I. We are happy to think, that we are indeed the main event. There will also be a game run by the lovely ladies of Gothenburg Roller Derby, they take on Oslo Roller Derby for the first game of the day.
On November 29th – 30th, we will roster some of our Skaters for the B.E.A.R.D.I Tournament hosted by the Crash Test Brummies.
In conjunction with the MOVEMBER charity they will help to raise money for this great cause with all proceeds going to this awesome charity.
6 teams from the UK and Europe will battle it out over two days to become BEARDI Champions 2014.
We play against Panam Squad from Paris, France at the birthday tournament of the rocKArollers Karlsruhe, Germany.