Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search


Blackheart Bruisers vs. Mascara Massacre 22 September


Final Showdown in the Wild West: Blackheart Bruisers vs. Mascara Massacre

On Saturday 22nd September, the Trusts Stadium Arena in Henderson will host a mighty showdown between two of the toughest roller derby teams in the Pirate City Rollers: Mascara Massacre and the - unbeaten - Blackheart Bruisers.

The 2012 season, The Good, The Bad and The Derby has been full of twists and turns as changes to team line-ups has meant the balance of power has shifted, making the teams more even than ever before. The last game was very close, as Dead Wreckoning fought their hardest, but narrowly lost to the Blackheart Bruisers’ solid walls and effective point scoring. Now the competition is down to two teams who will be vying for victory and bragging rights as 2012 champions, and of course the biggest prize, the Black Dahlia Cup.

Blackheart Bruisers and Mascara Massacre both have extremely athletic and agile jammers, aided by blockers who form solid walls and read the game very well; this bout will come down to strategy, and the teams gelling on the day.

Roller derby is the fastest-growing women’s sport in the world and has been taking New Zealand by storm over the past six years. The Pirate City Rollers are New Zealand's founding league, and continue to go from strength to strength in developing the sport with a crew of dedicated skaters, refs and officials. It is fitting that the Final Showdown is held at the Trusts Stadium Arena, which has been the backdrop to some of the biggest events in New Zealand.

On game day, doors open at 6pm at the bout starts at 7pm sharp so be sure to arrive on time, get a seat close to the rink and enjoy the atmosphere and adrenaline of this all-female action sport.

Corporate tables are also available.

Date: Saturday 22 September, 2012
Times: 6pm doors open, 7pm bout starts
Venue: The Trusts Stadium Arena, 65-6 Central Park Dr, Henderson, Auckland
Presale tickets can be purchased from Ticket Direct: or 0800 224 224.
Adults: $15 + booking fee.
Doorsales: Adults: $20; Children 12 and under: $5; Children under 5: Free.

Corporate Tables: $600 per table, email


© Scoop Media

Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines


Howard Davis: Joel Coen's Monochromatic Macbeth

The Bard of Avon may well be smirking up the sleeves of his lace doublet at the irony of Will Smith's Oscar debacle, but now that the initial furore has dissipated, it's worth revisiting the movie for which Denzel Washington was also nominated. More>>

Howard Davis: Kenneth Branagh’s Black & White Belfast

Branagh has assembled a wonderful cast, including Ciarán Hinds, a gently formidable actor who well deserves his Oscar nomination, and Judi Dench, who steals every scene she’s in. More>>

Howard Davis: Dennis Villeneuve’s Dune - A Brief History

So many elements of Herbert’s novel have since become tropes of popular SciFi that Villeneuve’s film sometimes seems deceptively derivative. What makes all this nonsense essential viewing is his astonishing visual sensibility. More>>

Howard Davis: Jill Trevelyan's Rita Angus

Although Angus has become one of Aotearoa’s best-loved painters, the story of her life remained little known and poorly understood before Jill Trevelyan's acclaimed and revelatory biography, which has been republished by Te Papa press. More>>



  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland