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Royal Brawl 2017 Invitational Tournament

The very first Royal Brawl Invitational Tournament was held this past weekend at the Centennial Arena in Guelph. Hosted by the Royal City Roller Girls, this WFTDA sanction event featured some fantastic flat track derby over 2 days.

Featured Teams
Capital City Dollinquents
Capital City Dolly Rogers
Rideau Valley Roller Girls Vixens
Royal City Brute-Leggers
Royal City Rum Runners
Tri-City Thunder
Winnipeg Roller Derby League All-Stars

I've posted albums on Facebook. Free free to tag and share.

Friday May 12th, 2017
Game 1 - Rideau Valley Roller Derby -Vixens VS. Winnipeg Roller Derby League - All Stars
Game 2 - Tri-City Roller Derby - Thunder VS. Royal City Roller Girls - Brute Leggers

Saturday May 13th, 2017
Game 1 - Royal City Roller Girls - Rum Rollers VS. Capital City Derby Dolls - Dollinquents
Game 2 - Royal City Roller Girls- Bruteleggers VS. Capital City Derby Dolls - Dolly Rogers
Game 3 - Tri-City Roller Derby - Thunder VS. Rideau Valley Roller Derby - Vixens
Game 4 - Capital City Derby Dolls - Dolly Rogers VS. Winnipeg Roller Derby League - All stars
Game 5 - Rideau Valley Roller Derby - Vixens S. Royal City Roller Girls - Brutelegger


A album collection of the event broken down on a game by game basis hosted on Flickr

Neil Gunner publishes photojournalism roller derby book: Into Battle

Photographer Neil Gunner has just released his book Into Battle: The Roller Derby Experience in Photos and InterviewsI've had the privilege of working with Neil these last few seasons while shooting for Toronto Roller Derby at The Bunker, Downsview Park. Into Battle has been a long term project of his that reflects both his style of photography and his approach to story telling.

At over 200 pages of photos and interviews, Neil has presented an in-depth look at what fuels the passion of so many athletes who make Roller Derby such a fascinating sport to watch. 

The Derby Nerd, a Toronto based writer and massive fan of Roller Derby, has published an in-depth review of Neil's book on his blog.

Into Battle: The Roller Derby Experience in Photos and Interviews is available to purchase online or at Toronto Roller Derby matches. It is a perfect gift for any sports lover.