We got to the arena a little early and caught the tail end of the first bout - Rebel Skate Alliance vs. M-80's. This gave us some time to familiarize ourselves with the rules of the sport and have a couple beers, so we could really get into it.
So, here's how it works.
Each team has one Jammer.
The Jammers are the scoring position on each team.
Jammers are designated by a star worn on their helmet.
The other positions on each team are Blockers.
The lead blockers are called Pivots -- they are designated by a stripe worn on their helmets.
Pivots control the speed of their team members and serve as
the last line of defense against the Jammer from the opposing team.
The eight blockers, four from each team, make up the "pack."
The pack lines up in front, with the Jammers behind.
When the first whistle is blown, the pack, led by the Pivots, begins to skate.
Jammers begin to accrue points on their second pass through the pack.
They receive one point for every opposing player they pass.
Mayor is a bad-ass blocker.
And I'm not just saying that because we're imaginary friends.
It was really fun to cheer for her!
I think he had a bit of a crush on her.
Unfortunately, Mayor's team did not win this night.
Victory went to Downtown Dallis and her Smashionistas.