Women's flat track roller derby

Skaters revel in three-day 'Coastal Chaos' spotlight

Host Rock Coast Rollers second to Granite State of New Hampshire
By Ken Waltz | May 11, 2015
Photo by: Ken Waltz Scene from the Rock Coast Rollers' participation in the three-day, six-team "Coastal Chaos" women's flat track roller derby event May 8-10 at the Midcoast Recreation Center in Rockport.

Rockport — After participants from as far away as Virginia strapped on their knee and elbow pads, tightened the straps on their wrist guards and helmets, laced up their skates and, in some cases, applied intimidating facial paint, the spotlight shone brightly on women's flat track roller derby for three straight days at the Midcoast Recreation Center over the weekend.

Rock Coast Rollers, based out of Rockland, hosted its first Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA)-sanctioned tournament, "Coastal Chaos," Friday through Sunday, May 8-10.

Click for photos from this event.

Watch video below.

It was the first multi-day tourney for any derby league in the state. "Coastal Chaos" was a six-team, five-state, 11-bout, seeded-bracket tournament.

"Coastal Chaos" teams includeed Rock Coast Rollers (Maine), Worcester Roller Derby (Massachusetts), Bay State Brawlers (Massachusetts), Shore Points Roller Derby (New Jersey), Five 40 Roller Girls (Virginia) and Granite State Roller Derby (New Hampshire).

The hosts finished as runners-up to Granite State. In Sunday's championship bout, Granite State Roller Derby beat Rock Coast Rollers 302-73.

The Rock Coast Rollers' charity partner for "Coastal Chaos" was New Hope for Women.

The Rollers who participated in the event, with their roller derby number and name listed first, were: 11 Laser Wolf (Irene Yadao), 12 Hedda Flame (Brionna Barton), 203 Oxidizer (Kate Chandler), 217 Roto Tilda (Reba Richardson), 23 Chain Lynx (Kristen Eckmann), 26 Sass Girl Rilla (Skylar Bayer), 3 Vengeful Vegan (Carolyn Marriner), 31 Scarina (Leila Percy), 4 Sinner of Gravity (Maryanne Seredynski), 49 Awesome Pants (Grace McMullan), 5 Hurricane Bethany (Bethany McNelly-Davis), 6 R.I.P.unzel (Ashley Pillsbury), 69 Iron Orchid (Erin Darnell), 73 Sinistral Warrior (Candace Kuchinski), 789 Microburst (Katie Haugen Schoettle), 9 Roll Doll (Zoe Foster) and coach Beard (Prent Marriner).

The tourney results included:

Day 1

Bout 1: Bay State Brawlers 145, Shore Points Roller Derby 126.

Bout 2: Worcester Roller Derby 203, Five 40 Roller Girls 130.

Day 2

Bout 3: Granite State Roller Derby 324, Bay State Brawlers 111.

Bout 4: Rock Coast Rollers 230, Worcester Roller Derby 174.

Bout 5: Bay State won 182, Five 40 Roller Girls 146.

Bout 6: Worcester Roller Derby 194, Shore Points Roller Derby 174.

Bout 7: Granite State Roller Derby 237, Rock Coast Rollers 99.

Day 3

Bout 8: Worcester Roller Derby 160, Bay State Brawlers 159.

Bout 9: Rock Coast Rollers 161, Worcester Roller Derby 153.

Bout 10: Shore Points Roller Derby 152, Five 40 Roller Girls 141.

Bout 11: Championship — Granite State Roller Derby 302, Rock Coast Rollers 73.

'Coastal Chaos' roller derby
Rock Coast Rollers host "Coastal Chaos" three-day women's flat track roller derby event May 8-10 at Midcoast Recreation Center in Rockport. (Video by: Ken Waltz and Mark Haskell)
Scene from the Rock Coast Rollers' participation in the "Coastal Chaos." (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from the Rock Coast Rollers' participation in the "Coastal Chaos." (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from the Rock Coast Rollers' participation in the "Coastal Chaos." (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from the Rock Coast Rollers' participation in the "Coastal Chaos." (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from the Rock Coast Rollers' participation in the "Coastal Chaos." (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from the Rock Coast Rollers' participation in the "Coastal Chaos." (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from the Rock Coast Rollers' participation in the "Coastal Chaos." (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from the Rock Coast Rollers' participation in the "Coastal Chaos." (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from the Rock Coast Rollers' participation in the "Coastal Chaos." (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from the Rock Coast Rollers' participation in the "Coastal Chaos." (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from the Rock Coast Rollers' participation in the "Coastal Chaos." (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from the Rock Coast Rollers' participation in the "Coastal Chaos." (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from the Rock Coast Rollers' participation in the "Coastal Chaos." (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from the Rock Coast Rollers' participation in the "Coastal Chaos." (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from the Rock Coast Rollers' participation in the "Coastal Chaos." (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from the Rock Coast Rollers' participation in the "Coastal Chaos." (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from the Rock Coast Rollers' participation in the "Coastal Chaos." (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from the Rock Coast Rollers' participation in the "Coastal Chaos." (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from the Rock Coast Rollers' participation in the "Coastal Chaos." (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from the Rock Coast Rollers' participation in the "Coastal Chaos." (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from the Rock Coast Rollers' participation in the "Coastal Chaos." (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from the Rock Coast Rollers' participation in the "Coastal Chaos." (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from the Rock Coast Rollers' participation in the "Coastal Chaos." (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from the Rock Coast Rollers' participation in the "Coastal Chaos." (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from the Rock Coast Rollers' participation in the "Coastal Chaos." (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from the Rock Coast Rollers' participation in the "Coastal Chaos." (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from the Rock Coast Rollers' participation in the "Coastal Chaos." (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from the Rock Coast Rollers' participation in the "Coastal Chaos." (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from the Rock Coast Rollers' participation in the "Coastal Chaos." (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from the Rock Coast Rollers' participation in the "Coastal Chaos." (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from the Rock Coast Rollers' participation in the "Coastal Chaos." (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from the Rock Coast Rollers' participation in the "Coastal Chaos." (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from the Rock Coast Rollers' participation in the "Coastal Chaos." (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
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Ken Waltz has been member of the media nearly 35 years and has received hundreds of Maine Press Association and New England Press Association awards for his writing, photography and page design. He studied journalism at the University of Maine in Orono. He lives in South Thomaston with his wife, Sarah. The couple has an adult son, Brandon, who lives in North Carolina.

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