The Tragic City Rollers closed out their 2018 home schedule at the Zamora Shrine Center in the Irondale area of Birmingham, Alabama on August 11th, and they did so in a very special way. The night of roller derby featured two bouts that both had special significance to every involved with the Tragic City Rollers.
The first bout featured, actually, two mini bouts with the Tragic City Trouble Makers, the newly created junior team for the Tragic City Rollers. After months of practices, the Trouble Makers showed off their skills in front of the audience at the Zamora Shrine Center. One mini bout saw the younger Trouble Makers go up against each other, while the other bout saw the older Trouble Makers take to the skates. Both bouts were entertaining to see, and it's obvious the future of the Tragic City Rollers will be very bright.
The second bout of the evening was the annual Tragic City Rollers "civil war" as it was an intrasquad competition. The Tragic City Rollers were split into two teams, the Rollsheviks and the Hot Quads, and they battled on the track to see who would come out on top as the 2018 home schedule came to a close. Even though the Rollsheviks put up a valiant effort, the Hot Quads came away with an impressive 328-120 victory to claim the win and the trophy that went with it.
Both bouts put a great bow on the 2018 home season for the Tragic City Rollers, and they also served as a way to lead into the 2019 schedule. I've had a fabulous time getting to photograph this season for the Tragic City Rollers, and I'm looking forward to do the same when next season takes place.
Until then, enjoy the photos from these two bouts. They are presented in chronological order so things begin with the Tragic City Trouble Makers.
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