Online Pioneer: B.A.D. Girls Enrich Community

The Bay Area Derby (B.A.D.) Girls ignites a roller derby revolution through competitive bouts and communal endeavors performed on a local scale.

“The Bay Area Derby girls are an amazing group of women who have taught me how to be a part of a democratic system of radical ladies,” said Kimberly “Kimfectious” Wendt, a co-team captain of the San Francisco Shevil Dead.

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Oakland Local: Bay Area Derby Girls on a roll following kick off of 2012 season

The Bay Area Derby Girls recently kicked off its seventh season, delighting roller derby fans in Oakland and around the Bay.

And the B.A.D. ladies have some big plans for this year, one of which includes hosting the regional playoffs for West Coast division of Women’s Flat Track Derby Association at the end of the season. In the meantime, they are practicing hard, long hours every week.

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Richmond Confidential: Richmond’s Wrecking Belles roll out a new season

Richmond’s roller derby team, the Wrecking Belles, boasts the most wins the Bay Area Derby Girls league’s history. The women kicked off their season at the end of February. Richmond Confidential reporter Lexi Pandell and former Richmond Confidential reporters Stacey Kennelly and Byron Wilkes (now of North Gate Radio and CNS News, respectively) visited the derby girls’ headquarters and the Belles’ first game of the season to bring you this special report.

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Weekender: The Top Five Things to Do Over the Next Three Days in the East Bay

East Bay Express, Ellen Cushing

Or, if you will, the top five things to do this weekend that aren’t Outside Lands.

The Golden Bowl
Just in case you needed any more proof that the Bay Area Derby Girls are fucking fierce: Less than three weeks after two of the local roller derby league’s players were robbed at gunpoint — losing thousands of dollars of team money…

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Game Theory: San Francisco ShEvil Dead vs. Oakland Outlaws

San Francisco Bay Guardian, Caitlin Donohue

April 5, 2010 – The bout began with some enthusiastic theatrics from both sides – glory laps taken by each ShEvil Dead team member as her name was announced by a commentator that was barely audible over the reverberating boos and cheers from the crowd. Derby games only come every once in awhile – the next match for the Outlaws isn’t until May – so every one counts. Particularly this one.

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