By granitecityrollerderby, Jul 23 2017 07:02PM
The last Saturday of July sees Granite City Roller Derby hosting a Sevens Tournament! A day which will be Jam packed (pun intended) with amazing players, cakes, raffles and derby fun!
For those who are unsure, a Sevens Tournament (which can be similar to Rugby Sevens) introduces faster gameplay, fewer skaters per team and a whole lot of entertainment! We have Seven Teams, consisting of seven players; every team will play against each other in games lasting 15 minutes and because this tournament takes place in our home city of Aberdeen we’ve incorporated our Scottish roots into the Tournament!
We asked a couple of the teams to describe a Sevens Tournament in one sentence below!
Sevens Tournaments are stupendously super, silently smashing and surreptitiously swell!
Team Whisky Business
Sevens Tournaments are fast, exciting and an opportunity to skate with skaters from all over Scotland!
Team Donald Fars Yer Bruisers
We also managed to grab a few of the teams for more questions a week before the Tournament!
How would you describe your team in 3 words?
We’re the Tits! – Mither Taps Aff
Strong, Funny and Awesome! - Donald Fars Yer Bruisers
Malty, Oaky and Peaty (Whisky Terms, get it??) – Whisky Business
Pals Skating Together! – Block Ness Monsters
What are you looking forward to most on the Day?
Getting to skate with friends from other leagues, Dundee and Granite skaters finally skating together! And Nuke! – Block Ness Monsters
Seeing all our lovely derby pals! – Mither Taps Aff
How is your team preparing in the run up to the Tournament?
We’ve been trying to eat healthy! Some of us have even given up drinking! – Mither Taps Aff
We’ve been talking a lot and managed a scrim with most of us! We all have similar views about derby, we train hard and support our team mates! – Donald Fars Yer Bruisers
We will be drinking copious amounts of Whisky while storing ourselves in wooden barrels until the Tournament! – Team Whisky Business
What will your team be bringing to the Tournament?
We will be bringing good times, scotch spirit and warmth! – Whisky Business
Mostly long limbs and some fierce skating! – Block Ness Monsters
Does your team have a motto or a mantra?
Play Hard, Win then Win the After Party! – Mither Taps Aff
Loosers Wear Troosers – Donald Fars Yer Bruisers
Wisky with an ‘E’ ain't Scottish, but we are! – Whisky Business
All our teams for Saturday’s tournament are listed below!
Skating in Red for Oor Wheely are Kami Tazzy, Hex, Wrighteous, emKa, Whyte & MacDie, Judder Jam and Konanbourg.
Skating in Blue for Block Ness Monsters are Udder Mayhem, Bosies, Milky, Crimson Chaos, Berocca Bama, Rock’n Riot and Nuke!
Skating in Green for Wheely Far North are Bentai, Alba Damned, BeX-Rated, Bruteyvicious, Hazzard, Tiny Turbo and Autopsy Turvey
Skating in Black for Donald Fars Yer Bruisers are Whiplash, Darth Evader, Psycho, Solo, Harm, Samawry and Hardcore!
Skating in Purple for Whisky Business we have G-Wrecks, Habs, HullabaLou, Wrecks, Lawless, Shona –Mercy and Kate Push!
Skating in Yellow for Mither Taps Aff are Major Vengence, Trackadder, Sho Time, Tenacious C, Panda-monium, Orion Packs and Black Death!
Skating in White for Tunnocks Teaskates are Yossarian, Macfarlane, Skeevy Wonder, Hawkeye the Noo, Skimbles, Stripey and Critical Hit!
Our Sevens Tournament will be held at Aberdeen Beach Leisure Centre on Saturday 29th July. Doors will open at 11am with the first game to start at 11:30m. Entry is £4 on the door and free entry to those aged 12 and under!
We have lovely, friendly faces eager to talk rules and roller derby to those who aren’t completely familiar with the game. Our Scottish themed raffle and yummy cake stall shall be in full force on the day and all proceeds from our cake stall will go to SAMH.
So mark the date in your diary, come along on the 29th and watch our amazing players battle it out to be crowned the winners!