We're back with the Block of the Night Awards -- bouting practice is back, baby!
Tonight's blocks that especially caught the refs eye:
The Most Gratuitous Block of the Night goes to Suzy Hotrod of the Queens of Pain.
To set the scene: it was the last jam of a hot, grueling practice, and butts were dragging all over the place. The Mayhem's Bone Crawford was bringing up the rear of the pack, endeavoring to stay with the long two minute jam to the bitter end.
As she was had fallen more than 20 feet from the back, she was ineligible to block the jamming Hotrod. This referee called out, "Bone, you can't block her, you're 20 feet back." Ms. Crawford nodded in understanding, resigned to her fate.
Just then, Suzy came flying past, and hit a surprised Bone with a totally unnecessary (and totally legal) block which sent the leggy Mayhem skater sprawling. Very mean -- but very cool.
The UHIA Block of the Night goes to Ariel Assault.
While this was not technically a block, but an 'assist' to her own jammer, it was definitely worth a writeup.
The Mayhem's Ginger Snap was jamming in front of her teammate Ariel, of the Bombshells. (Sometimes scrimmages make strange bedfellows.) Ginger bent over and balled up to receive a push from Ariel, who dutifully blasted Ginger Snap forward --- planting Snapper's helmet directly into the buttocks of the opposing Queens Blocker Carmen Monoxide. Hello!
If you don't know what UHIA stands for, look it up as a variant of UFIA.
The Most Powerful Block of the Night goes to Queens' Donna Matrix, who gave a shove to the jamming Ariel Assault - jolting her directly into Ariel's Brooklyn teammate Penny Larceny. Both went sprawling, and Donna's Queens of Pain picked up a 3-0 shutout. The jam had to be halted early to tend to the broken victims.
The Most Effective, i.e. Best Block of the Night Award goes to Brooklyn's Lady Batterly, who ran a seek-and-destroy mission against Queens' Donna Matrix in her only jam, forcing Donna completely out of bounds two or three times. While Batterly didn't plant Matrix on her butt, she did keep her tied up and off the track while Batterly's teammate Penny Larceny jammed to victory.
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