The Queen City Roller Girls are rolling into the 2013 season with a doubleheader at the Jan. 5 home opener, "Three's Company." The Suicidal Saucies will be taking on the 2012 Queen City Cup champions, the Nickel City Knockouts, at 6:45 p.m. at the Rainbow Rink, 101 Oliver St., North Tonawanda.
In the second game of the evening, the Black-N-Bluegrass Rollergirls from Latonia, Ky., will take on the QCRG's Lake Effect Furies in a Women's Flat Track Derby Association sanctioned game. Currently, the Furies are ranked 13th in the WFTDA eastern region, and the BBRG are ranked 27th in the WFTDA north central region.
With a new season at hand, fans will notice some big changes in the game. WFTDA released new rules, which eliminated all minor penalties and begins a jam with a single whistle start. There are some other changes as well, but the games will include people in the crowd who can answer questions. Information posted on the screens should help explain the rules, too.
Tickets are going fast. Purchase your general admission ticket for $15 at www.qcrg.net or at the Rainbow Rink or Terrapin Station.
Calling all chili lovers: The Queen City Roller Girls need a few good cooks
The Queen City Roller Girls' travel team, the Lake Effect Furies, is in need of some cooks. If you can't skate, that's OK; you just need to make some kick-butt chili.
On Jan. 19, 2013, the Furies will host their annual chili cook-off, from 6 until 8 p.m. at Appliance Associates of Buffalo (200 Amherst St., Buffalo). The cost is $5 to get in the door, which will include your first Flying Bison beer tasting. There will be basket and 50/50 raffles.
So pull out your grandma's famous chili and come share it.
There is a $20 entry fee. There will be awards for the
best chili under these categories.
•Best Overall Chili - $100 grand prize
•Meat Lovers - $25 and two tickets to next Furies home bout
•Veggie Delight - $25 and two tickets to next Furies home bout
•Flying Bisons Best (Best chili with beer) - Six-pack of Flying Bison Beer and two tickets to next Furies home bout
Contact HerHeiny Granger (Melissa Heft-Kalisiak) at PR@qcrg.net to signup.