Roller Derby and Bike Polo
Gotham Girls Roller Derby invited NYC Bike Polo to play a game of bike polo during the half time show for the match of The Brooklyn Bombshells versus The Queens of Pain. Zach, Grace and Ken played as a team up against Corey, Chombo and Adam. Blue Vs. Black same as the main event. The exhibition game of bike polo was more than likely played before a record number of spectators, an estimated 1,000 people watched as the loud buzzer marked the start of the game and the roller derby announcer gave the play by play. The single match was about 12 min. long and the final score was unrecorded. But the crowd loved it, cheering and booing. It was awesome. I got a few shots but my indoor photography is not so good.
And roller derby is really crazy to watch. There are some fast and tough skaters out there. Before the half time Queens was stomping on Brooklyn, but after the half, Brooklyn was not down and out. The last half was a true battle and Queens was pressed to keep the lead, even thought the lead was only brought back to something like a 25 point gap. Every second of this flat-track all girl roller derby was keeping me on the edge of my front row seat.
All Photos © Doug D 2008