On a fall Saturday morning, the San Diego Tremors got up early to travel to Anarchy Hall, the home of Los Anarchists. The two-day long junior derby tournament, Turkey Day Melee, began with a Tremors math up against the LA Revolt. The San Diego roster has undergone a big change these past few months and skaters, new and old, were looking forward to testing their new roster against the LA team.
The Revolt came out strong as the Tremors were finding their legs. With an early morning game and an unfamiliar track, the game proved to be a nailbiter with a half-time score of 101-96 with Revolt in the lead. The Tremors have historically been a second half team and, true to form, were able to dig deep and adopt strategies in the second half. The Tremors plodded their way into a 215-185 lead by the final whistle for the win.
The Tremors moved on to game two of this three game tournament was against Arizona Junior Derby. Last season, the Tremors traveled to Arizona multiple times and barely squeaked out victories against a talented young AZ team. With a few key Arizona members having aged out of the program, this time around the Tremors had the upper hand. Already warmed up and acclimated to the unfamiliar surface, the Tremors obtained the lead early and didn’t let go of it with the final score of 215-149.
The Tremors walked away from day one with two victories, had a much deserved dinner and dip in the hotel pool. Waking up fresh the next day, they took on a brand new team entering the Junior Roller Derby Association (JRDA) in another sanctioned bout. The Tremors used this game to vet new players and allow for new perspectives and experiences for all players. The Tremors came away with a clean sweep of the weekend with a win 396-165 in their final game.
We must give thanks for an amazing tournament headed up by Los Anarchist Derby and all their many devoted volunteers. Thank you greatly for hosting a seamless event. The Tremors continue to build on existing relationships and built new ones with their friends Los Anarchists, HitSquad and Got Serif?.