Last Sunday, I got the pleasure of photographing Tacoma’s roller derby. Last year, the Dockyard Derby Dames made quite a splash, and this year is looking to be even better. I only got to see one bout last year, the championship bout, but it was a ton of fun and I was hooked. This year, I’ll be taking photos at all the events, and trying to improve my low-light action abilities.
This bout was an exhibition to attract new dames. The league is offering open tryouts on March 2 for anyone that is interested.
The expo bout featured two teams, Team Good vs. Team Evil. Team Good was dressed up like Catholic school girls, and Team Evil was very black. Team Good ended up winning the match, but it was a very tight race up to the last few jams. In all, a great event. The next (and first regular season) bout is scheduled for April 5 at the Soccer Center. Be sure to check it out.