All Scars at the East Coast Derby Extravaganza!

The All Scars have arrived in Philadelphia in preparation for the beginning of ECDX tomorrow.

They’ve got three bouts lined up against teams from Michigan, Ohio and New Jersey, and as one of only two teams participating from outside North America, they’re going to be handing out a taste of Kiwi derby to their opponents. Audio streams will be available for two of their three games – check out the ECDX schedule page for details.

Bout times (in NZ time) are as follows:

Pirate City vs Lansing Derby Vixens Saturday June 18th @ 10am No broadcast
Pirate City vs Gem City Rollergirls Sunday June 19th @ 8am Rink 2 audio stream
PCR All Scars vs Garden State Rollergirls Monday June 20th @ 2am Rink 3 audio stream

The girls are actively Snapchatting their adventures – follow “piratecity” or just use this handy dandy snapcode to get in on the action, and be sure and send them your messages of support! :)
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Give a little to help the All Scars get to ECDX

The All Scars are headed to the East Coast Derby Extravaganza in Philadelphia and they need your help!

As New Zealand’s top-ranked team they’ll be representing us all, but getting a whole squad of skate-borne badasses all the way across the Atlantic is a costly exercise. Any donation you can make will ease the financial burden of having to foot the bill themselves. So please, give generously!

You can make a donation – every little bit counts! via Givealittle:

Givealittle to help the All Scars get to ECDX

Thanks for your support!

Broadside Brawlers vs Sulphur City, 11th June!

Get set for a night of action!

Catch the latest in LIVE roller derby on Saturday 11th June as Pirate City Roller’s Broadside Brawlers are taking centre stage against Rotorua’s Sulphur City Steam Rollers.

Doors open at 4:30pm with the first whistle at 5pm. We will have food and beverages available including a fully licensed bar.

Tickets are available on Under the Radar now – $10 pre-sale or get your tickets on the door for $15.

Don’t miss this night of rad local roller derby, and keep an eye on our Facebook event for the latest updates.

Double Header incoming!

IT’S BOUT TIME!

Pirate city rollers take on the mighty Whakatane Roller Derby League in a dastardly Double Header.
First up the Broadside Brawlers take on the Prawn Stars at 4pm.
Followed by the All Scars vs the Brawl Stars at 6.30pm.
In recognition of ANZAC day all those from the armed forces who wear their uniform or show an ID card get free entry
Date: 21st May
Time: Doors Open 3.30pm, first game 4pm, second game 6.30pm
Where: ASB Stadium, Kohimarama, Auckland
Game 1: Broadside Brawlers vs Prawn Stars
Game 2: All Scars vs Brawl Stars

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Home season game – 15th of May!

Pirate City Rollers home season got you on the edge of your seat? Can’t wait to see what happens next? Well, the wait is nearly over! Mascara Massacre are taking on last year’s champions the Blackheart Bruisers on the 15th of May at the Trusts Arena in Henderson!

And as an appetiser before the main event we have something very special for you. Our most recent batch of Freshmeat graduates will be making their derby debut against their opposite numbers from the Auckland Roller Derby League! Come along and show them your support as they step into the blinding lights of the Derby world! Thrills and spills aplenty await them – and you – and it’s coming up fast! So bring your gold coin donation and come get your derby on!

WHAT: Mascara Massacre vs Blackheart Bruisers – with PCR Freshmeat Grads vs ARDL Freshmeat Grads as a curtain raiser

WHERE: Trusts Arena, Henderson

WHEN: Grad bout 10am, Main event 12pm

Home Season resumes this Sunday

The Broadside Brawlers are back in town after a stellar performance at the Japan Open – 3 games, 3 wins, Shehard named overall tournament MVP and – and and and – the Broadside Brawlers were named the winners of Division B! Well done girls, we’re so very proud of you!!

And now that they’re back, the home season is underway again with Blackheart Bruisers vs Dead Wreckoning at Glenfield Activzone!

Where: 30 Downing Street, Glenfield
When: This Sunday, April 3rd
Time: 3pm – 5pm
Entry by gold coin donation.
Note that seating at Activzone is very limited so bring a chair if you want to sit down!

Check out the Facebook event page for more info.

See you there!

Tournament Time

We got up bright and early for a team breakfast Thursday – complete with our companion hanging out in trees.


Then we had some of skates training & warm up in the hotel basement – to ensure top secretness. 

Next we hiked down the hill to the tournment – it was our daily exercise at the beginning and end of each day.   

We arrived in our allocated dressing room & started stretching and preparations.


Walking out like Bosses    

We then won our exhibition bout against the Devil Dog Derby Dames 180-165 to us.


Lindale Shovelace & Drop the Pom were our MVP’s 
This called for a celebration in the form of drinks and dinner in a karaoke room in the local pub.  

The next day we repeated our game plan – breakfast, warm up and skate out.

We played the JRDA Nippon team and kinda beat the pants off them. Final Score 502-82 to us.

MVP’s – Shehard & Rumblestintston   

Final day of the tournament dawned on Saturday and after a hearty breakfast we once again headed off down the hill.

A handful of our players were invited make up a mixed team to play JRDA. It was a fantastic bout and great fun was had by all involved. 

Later that afternoon we were playing our final bout against Misawa. We were evenly matched but the Brawlers stayed focused and won to make it 3 out of 3. final score 126-243 to us.

Then there was the prize giving and we were named the B division winner AND our very own Shehard won overall MVP!!! Our excitement was uncontrollable and we even got medals.



Next stop was the after party in the American Village where we partied till late.

Thanks to everyone who supported us through pledge me, Facebook and everywhere else. We couldn’t have done it without you.

Live from Okinawa!

The Japan Open Roller Derby Tournament 2016 has kicked off and the Broadside Brawlers are there representing Pirate City. Check out the timetable:

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All times are in JST (Japan Standard Time) which means the Brawlers are playing at 5:30PM today (Friday) and 5:30PM tomorrow (Saturday). And guess what – you can join in the action with the Japan Roller Derby Association’s live stream on Youtube!

So tune in, turn on and cheer for our girls!

Broadside Brawlers are in Japan

The Brawlers have made it to Japan.

Our mascot has been accompanying us on our travels so far and having a fantastic time as you can see in the photos below.

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The Meiji Jingu Shrine (where he helped us wish for luck to win!)

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Shopping till we dropped in Harajuku.

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Trying some local cuisine.

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Whisky Tasting

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