April 23, 2011: Port Authorities vs Boston Massacre, Portland EXPO | Arts & Culture

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April 23, 2011: Port Authorities vs Boston Massacre, Portland EXPO
April 23, 2011: Port Authorities vs Boston Massacre, Portland EXPO

Just Announced! Also Coming Up:
April 17, 2011 | Double-header scrimmage: MRD vs PRD
Calamity Janes vs Killah Bees
Port Authorities vs The Riveters
Happy Wheels | 5 pm | Tickets $8 (only 100 tickets sold for this event)

April 23, 2011: Port Authorities vs Boston Massacre
PORTLAND EXPO | DOORS AT 5 PM, ACTION AT 6 PM | *WFTDA SANCTIONED BOUT
Tickets $10 in adv (sold online and at Bull Moose locations) | $13 doors | $5 kids 6-12 | Free for kids 5 & under
After-party held at Empire Dine & Dance | Cover is free with ticket stub, otherwise $3

The Port Authorities, ranked #11 in the East, take on the Boston Massacre, ranked #4. The Port Authorities enter this bout with three wins and one loss in 2001. Their latest win against #9 DC All-stars should land them a higher spot in the rankings, while Massacre's loss to #7 Montreal will cause a drop for their ranking. Massacre's definitely got the upper hand in this bout, but the Port Authorities should be able to keep the score close to make for an exciting bout.

The Port Authorities have played the Massacre every year since 2008 and have lost every bout. The team plans to use their line-ups strategically in order to stand a chance against the Massacre's heavy line-ups of defensive blockers. And then there's Claire D. Way, the Massacre's star jammer, who seems to hop, skip and duck her way through every pack. 

To prepare for this bout, the Port Authorities will scrimmage Providence's all-star team, The Rhode Island Riveters on April 17th. The scrimmage is unsanctioned, but will provide a sufficient challenge for the team. The scrimmage will be open to the public (all season ticket holders, in addition to 100 tickets to be sold) and include an additional scrimmage between the Calamity Janes and the Killah Bees (b-teams).

The roster for the April 23 bout includes Itsy Bitsy Fighter, Punchy O'Guts, Grim D. Mise, Shirley B. Slammin', Crystal Whip, Spry Icicle, Barbara Ambush, Polly Gone, Li'l Punisher, Lez Lemon, WrexZilla, T-Storm and Mae Snap. Coaching the team are Olive Spankins (a former Port Authorities jammer) and Auntie Dee.

The bout is held at the Portland Expo. Doors open at 5 pm, action at 6 pm. Todd the Rocket will provide music for the bout.
Following the bout is the an after-party for all the players, volunteers and fans at Empire Dine and Dance at 9 pm.

The 2011 Season
April 17, 2011 | Double-header scrimmage: MRD vs PRD
Calamity Janes vs Killah Bees
Port Authorities vs The Riveters
Happy Wheels | 5 pm | Tickets $8 (only 100 tickets sold for this event)

April 23, 2011 | Port Authorities vs Boston Massacre
Portland Expo | 6 pm
Tickets $10 ADV | $13 Doors | $5 Kids 6-12 | Free for kids 5 and under

April 30, 2011 | Port Authorities and Calamity Janes @ Suburbia Roller Derby [Westchester, NY]

May 1, 2011 | Port Authorities @ Stepford Sabotage [Waterbury, CT]

May 14, 2011 | Calamity Janes vs Providence Killah Bees
Portland Expo | 6 pm
Tickets $10 ADV | $13 Doors | $5 Kids 6-12 | Free for kids 5 and under

June 4, 2011 | Calamity Janes vs Queen City Cherry Bombs (NHRD home team)
Portland Expo | 6 pm
Half-time feature - The Meat Grinder! - a 30 minute exhibition bout featuring our fresh meat skaters.
Tickets $10 ADV | $13 Doors | $5 Kids 6-12 | Free for kids 5 and under

June 18, 2011 | Port Authorities vs Long Island Roller Rebels
Portland Expo | 6 pm
Tickets $10 ADV | $13 Doors | $5 Kids 6-12 | Free for kids 5 and under

June 19, 2011 | Calamity Janes vs Long Island Roller Rebels
Happy Wheels | closed bout until further notice

June 24-26, 2011 | East Coast Extravaganza @ Philadelphia
Port Authorities vs Hammer City
Port Authorities vs Steel City
 
HI-RES IMAGES and are available online at www.mainerollerderby.com/hi-res-images/. Please credit the photographers.
YouTube Videos
The Basics of Flat Track Roller Derby (how the game is played)
2011 MRD Commercial by Geoffrey Leighton
Bout Recap of Port Authorities vs Queen City
For additional information or if you'd like to attend a bout, please contact Punchy at pr@mainerollerderby.com to be placed on the guest list.

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