Looking for a local thrill this weekend? We've got your answer: the Nashville Rollergirls are hosting the Honky Tonk Stomp, a roller derby state championship tournament between the Nashville Rollergirls' Music City All Stars, the Hard Knox Rollergirls' All Stars (out of Knoxville), and the Memphis Roller Derby's Hustlin' Rollers. What could be more thrilling or entertaining than watching 10 women roll around an oval track, blocking, pivoting, jamming and doing whatever else it is a rollergirl does?
Bouts between the three aforementioned teams will be Women's Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA) sanctioned games. All three will play Saturday at the Tennessee State Fairgrounds Sports Arena. In addition to the three WFTDA bouts on Saturday, Johnson City's Little City Roller Girls will skate against Nashville's Music City Brawl Stars.
Sunday's festivities are set aside for mini scrimmages, and if you've passed a skills test from any roller derby league you're invited to strap on your skates and join the fun. Sign up at www.nashvillerollergirls.com to join one of the scrimmage teams: Graceland, Dollywood, Unicorns, Werewolves, Southerners, or Displaced Yankees. Full schedule below:
Saturday, June 12:
9 a.m. — Doors Open
10 a.m.-noon — Little City Rollergirls vs. Music City Brawl Stars
12:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m. — Memphis Roller Derby Hustlin' Rollers vs. Hard Knox Rollergirls All Stars
4 p.m. — Doors Open
5 p.m.-7 p.m. — Memphis Roller Derby Hustlin' Rollers vs. Music City All Stars
7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. — Hard Knox Rollergirls All Stars vs. Music City All Stars
Sunday, June 13:
10 a.m. — Doors Open
11 a.m.-11:30 a.m. — Robots vs. Dinosaurs
11:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m. — Graceland vs. Dollywood
12:30 p.m.-1 p.m. — Unicorns vs. Werewolves
1:15 p.m.-1:45 p.m. — Southerners vs. Displaced Yankees