The Big O is featuring a local appreciation night on Friday, May 5th, the first day of the three-day tournament; showcasing the competition, the fun, and the intensity of roller derby to our local community. There will be raffle prizes from local sponsors as well as a variety of local non-profit organizations.

Spectators will experience men’s, women’s and junior derby including what may be the hottest games of the tournament. On Friday At 6:30pm, the #1 ranked men’s roller derby team and reigning world champions, the St. Louis Gatekeepers, take on Wheels of Mayhem from Ensenada, Mexico. At 8pm the 2016 women’s World Champions, the Rose City Rollers from Portland, Oregon take on Victorian Roller Derby League from Melbourne, Australia (currently the highest ranked team in the world).

The action will continue all weekend with more than 15 games each day spread across 3 separate tracks. The tournament closes with two exhibition bouts: The Big O MVPs vs USA Roller Derby. Fourteen skaters from USA Roller Derby will compete against the Big O MVP team (a team of skaters yet to be determined by “most valuable player” votes by opponents during the 3-day tournament). ┬áThere will be both a men’s and women’s game. The games begin at 8pm on Sunday evening

Tickets are only $15 after 5pm. Daily tickets ($25) and weekend tickets ($60) are still available. All are available online at Brown Paper Tickets or at the door.