Pirates go down in history
Kwinana’s Dread Pirate Rollers have made history, becoming one of the first teams in WA to play double over time in their clash against Margaret River at last month’s State roller derby tournament.
Held in Maylands, the Boom State Clash hosted teams from Kalgoorlie, Geraldton, Albany, Bunbury, Margaret River and various Perth-based clubs.
On September 28 the Dread Pirate Rollers competed in the final round of the four-part tournament series, meeting the Margaret River Cabernet Savages in a nail-biting clash.
Scores were tied at 193 before the game moved into double overtime jams to determine the winner — a first in WA tournament history.
A hard-fought contest, it went down to the wire, but Margaret River took the win and defeated the Dread Pirates by just a point.
Kwinana did not let the loss get them down, returning on the second day of competition to defeat combined Geraldton and Kalgoorlie team “Double Gs”, 195 to 134.
Dread Pirate Rollers club administrator Leigh Turland said the team finished fifth overall, which was an outstanding effort for the rookie team.
Turland thanked the City of Kwinana and Bendigo Bank Kwinana for their support in funding new helmets and team gear.
Dread Pirate Rollers train at The Zone in Kwinana on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6pm to 9pm.
For more information search Dread Pirate Rollers on Facebook.
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