by The Grand Poobah
Howdy, derby fans! As we break in the new year, there’s a few quick updates from ARRG Nation…
Just announced from the league is the second installment of the ARRG Trivia Night. Anyone who competed at our inaugural event in February saw just how intense the competition could get.
Details for the event are as follows….
THE EVENT: “Brains & Brawn” Trivia Night, presented by ARRG
DATE: Saturday, January 23, 2010
TIME: 7 PM (Doors open at 6 PM)
WHERE: Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 2934 Marshall Ave., Maplewood, MO
COST: $25 per person, which includes complimentary beer, wine, soda and light snacks.
Tables can consist of up to 10 team members. You can bring additional light snacks if you wish, but please, no outside alcohol.
Last year’s questions covered numerous categories, ranging from St. Louis history to popular culture, from movies to music, and even a round that had a special “derby” theme. If you’re unsure about your answers, mulligans will be for sale to help your team’s score!
Cash prizes will go to the top tables….and wouldn’t you and your tablemates love bragging rights for being “The Smartest Peeps in St. Louis??”
Plus, a slient auction will be held. Anyone who was at February’s event remembers the wide variety of items to bid on, including great gift baskets supplied by local businesses, gift certificates and even hand-made items from the girls of ARRG themselves.
Also on the docket is a table-decorating contest. I predict that this could be the most intriguing competition of the night.
Book your table now – for tables and tickets will not be available at the door. Our inaugural trivia event completely packed the gymnasium and we anticipate the same this time, so you’ll want to assemble your team early and pre-register to get a prime position for the competiton. RSVP at ArrgEvents@gmail.com.
We’ll have more details on this event as it approaches…but don’t hesistate to make your plans now to join us for a fun night of trivia, which supports the operation of ARRG in 2010.
2010 SEASON TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW!
Home season tickets for the “Twenty-10″ installment of the Arch Rival Roller Girls are on sale through Brown Paper Tickets. Your season pass gives you admission to six regular season bouts, the league championship in July, two “ARRG All-Star” home bouts (2/20 vs. Milwaukee and 6/5 vs. Albuquerque) as well as ARRG’s inaugural mini tournament on August 28 & 29.
Get your season pass now for only $85, a savings of $25 off the regular “bout night” ticket price. Passes can be picked up the night of the 1/09/10 bout or thereafter.
The home schedule for ARRG can be found here so you can plan your derby year when you buy your season pass.
YOUNG SPUDS’ TICKET PRICE FOR 2010? = $0
In keeping with the tradition of ARRG, tickets for those under 10 for home bouts this season are free. This makes a night out for ARRG action economical for those with kiddos. Our bouts are family-friendly and bringing the great action of ARRG to the younger audience is imperative for the future growth of the league. After the bout, feel free to let your youngsters meet and get autographs with the ladies. You’ll see firsthand that the ARRG athletes are the most approachable in St. Louis. Find out for yourself on Saturday, January 9th at the All-American Sports Mall.
GATEKEEPERS TEAM UP WITH ARRG IN 2010
The St. Louis GateKeepers men’s roller derby franchise will have their first public bout prior to the Smashinistas/Stunt Devils bout on Saturday, March 20th at the All-American Sports Mall. The GateKeepers battle the Race City Rebels from Indianapolis. ARRG Nation knows how passionate “The Circle City” is about their derby, so expect a good contingent to follow their team. This is our chance to support the men – many of whom are familiar to those who follow ARRG.
ARRG POST-BOUT “AFTERPARTIES” RETURN TO THE UPPER DECK
For the 2010 home season, ARRG will have their “official” post-bout afterparties at the All-American Sports Mall’s Upper Deck. This is your prime place to continue a fun night of derby action – and a chance to meet your favorite ARRG athletes.
(Poobah’s note: Upper Deck’s website currently has the 2009 ARRG schedule on their “upcoming events” page, so don’t be confused. Let’s just say we’re a little more pro-active in updating information. Long story short, you’ll be at the bout anyway – so join the rest of ARRG Nation up there.)
NEXT WEEK IN THE NEWS SECTION
The wait is finally over! The 2010 season begins with a re-match of the 2009 championship, as the Stunt Devils start the defense of their league title against the M-80s. My derbycast colleague Hells LaBelle will be by here next week to preview a highly anticipated match-up – which features a re-vamped line-up for the ladies in red.
The Grand Poobah and Hells LaBelle are bout announcers for the 2010 season of the Arch Rival Roller Girls. Check back here on Mondays for the latest in ARRG information.