Wednesday, August 13, 2008

3.1 is here: WFTDA Releases Rules Update

What do you call a group of roller derby referees? I'm sure there's a cool word we could come up with. Like a murder of crows. Perhaps a judgment of referees? Or we could just stick with the zebra theme and go with a herd of referees. Anyhoo...

Derby News Network has a nice overview of the rules changes. Most are fairly minor, but one change that will be most obvious to fans is how periods end. Previously, the period would end as soon as the period clock hit zero, even if that occurred in the middle of a jam. Now, the final jam will be allowed to continue to completion.

Get 3.1 here.

2 comments:

griffin said...

Foot pain, eh? I wish I had known that. We just published an article about the Portland roller derby team, the Breakneck Betties, interviews included, and I am fairly sure that the they could throw down in a national competition against any girls in the nation. The sport is undeniably raw and awesome. If you want to check out the article go to our website--not a gimmick--just thought you would like to know about some Oregon press. Maybe we will be featuring the entire league sooner or later; you can download a copy and keep it! Anyways. I will be seeing all of you around.
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Hurt Reynolds said...

What do you call a group of roller derby referees? I'm sure there's a cool word we could come up with. Like a murder of crows. Perhaps a judgment of referees? Or we could just stick with the zebra theme and go with a herd of referees. Anyhoo...

Not a direct answer to your question, but we at DNN call this formation a "Zeeba huddle". Then we generally thank our coverage sponsors.