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Richter City Convicts face Hellmilton Roller Ghouls

Richter City Convicts face Hellmilton Roller Ghouls

On Saturday 11 October Wellington’s Richter City Roller Derby will host an interleague match-up not seen since 2011, when their Convicts travel team defeated Hamilton’s Raggedy Angst (All Stars) by just 7 points.

The Convicts are Richter’s development travel team – created in 2011 to enhance the league’s presence in the national derby scene, they’ve taken on teams from around the country and have an impressive record of 8 wins and 3 losses in their 4-year history. The ‘Vix’ as they are less widely known have dropped just one game since 2012, a tightly contested match that saw Whakatane Roller Derby League narrowly edge out the win in Wellington in April this year.

A fledgling national ranking system places Raggedy Angst 7th and Convicts 10th in New Zealand, while the more established Flat Track Stats system – which includes both home and travel teams from NZ and Australia – ranks the Convicts 41st and Raggedy Angst 86th in the Pacific region. Roller derby players and fans from around the country will have an eye on this test of the accuracy of rankings.

A whole new crop of rookies has joined the Convicts ranks following Richter’s home season. Fans can check out the new line-ups at https://www.facebook.com/richtercity

With a more cosy and homegrown atmosphere than Richter’s former home TSB Arena, fans will have to get in quick for the limited number of seats available at new bouting venue Kilbirnie Rec Centre.

Doors 6pm, bout starts 7pm – tickets available at http://www.cosmicticketing.co.nz/event/show/3694

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