SoDel Rollergirls skate at Shamrock Showdown

Inaugural bout held in Milford
Diamond State Rollergirl Slip Ya a Micki tries to pass jammer Angela Colone (Gorelee Girl). BY DENY HOWETH
April 10, 2014

The Shamrock Showdown held March 29 was hosted by Milford Skating Center featuring the Diamond State Rollergirls and the Southern Delaware Rollergirls in a bout that ended 308-165.

Roller derby is a contact sport played by two teams of five members roller skating in the same direction around a track. Game play consists of a series of short matchups or jams in which both teams designate a scoring player, the jammer, wearing a star cap, who scores points by lapping or overtaking members of the opposing team.

The teams attempt to assist their own jammer while hindering the opposing jammer - in effect, playing both offense and defense simultaneously. Roller derby is played by approximately 1,250 amateur leagues worldwide, nearly half of them outside the U.S.