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Jammer helmet cover by Mystr Fox
May 10, 2021, 10:30:12 am

Re: Resources for new referees. by tamall
November 19, 2020, 04:30:47 am

Re: London Roller Derby Referee Sessions by tamall
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London Roller Derby Referee Sessions by 3Beers
July 14, 2020, 01:34:46 pm

Re: Jammer's time in penalty box by 3Beers
April 26, 2020, 09:46:33 pm

Getting officials attention by Rego_Derby
March 03, 2020, 04:05:02 am

Re: Jammer's time in penalty box by Major Wood
February 05, 2020, 05:52:31 pm

Jammer's time in penalty box by 3Beers
January 29, 2020, 03:33:20 am

Nashville Roller Derby 2020 Scrimmage-A-Thon - 7/11/2020 by Major Wood
January 27, 2020, 09:36:38 pm

Re: Rule clarification by 3Beers
January 26, 2020, 08:09:00 pm

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Rules Discussion / Jammer helmet cover
« Last post by Mystr Fox on May 10, 2021, 10:30:12 am »
If a jammer has been penalised while doing a star pass, but has gone to the box without the helmet cover, then the jam ends, can the jammer be given the helmet cover while sitting in the box serving their penalty, so they have the cover for the next jam?
General Ref Discussion / Re: Resources for new referees.
« Last post by tamall on November 19, 2020, 04:30:47 am »
Thanks the SEO tips that I have found in other forums do not support me completely, the question is that I would like to speed things up because I am stagnating in the search for information when it should not be like that, but practice more.
Rules Discussion / Re: London Roller Derby Referee Sessions
« Last post by tamall on November 19, 2020, 04:24:30 am »
Should I carefully follow everything? I am looking for new methods.
Rules Discussion / London Roller Derby Referee Sessions
« Last post by 3Beers on July 14, 2020, 01:34:46 pm »
Rules Discussion / Re: Jammer's time in penalty box
« Last post by 3Beers on April 26, 2020, 09:46:33 pm »
Thanks.. :-)
General Ref Discussion / Getting officials attention
« Last post by Rego_Derby on March 03, 2020, 04:05:02 am »
My team was debriefing from their most recent bout and asked me what is the best way to get the officials attention regarding what should have been blatant game interference matter. The situation was white team lined up 4 blockers and a jammer for the upcoming jam. Nobody except black team realized white team had a blocker in the penalty box (obviously a pretty catastrophic failure of officiating for it to go unnoticed by the skating officials, penalty box manager, lineup tracker, and penalty wrangler). Shouting and waving didn't get any of the officials attention. So black team was wondering what else they could or should have done to get the officials to stop the jam before any significant advantage was gained by white team and for the interference penalty to be assessed on white team. They wondered should the skaters have all taken a knee to start the jam? Should they have run up to officials interrupting the jam to get them to notice? I didn't know what to tell them so thought I would bring it up here what you would want done.
Rules Discussion / Re: Jammer's time in penalty box
« Last post by Major Wood on February 05, 2020, 05:52:31 pm »
I don't think I agree with that. C4.4.2A is describing a situation that is a little different from what you describe. You are describing a situation with 3 jammer penalties, where C4.4.2A is describing a situation where there are 4 jammer penalties.

The part of the rule that you need is from 4.4.2:

1. The two Jammers serve an equivalent amount of penalty time, per penalty
2. Whenever possible given point 1, there is at least one Jammer who is not serving a penalty

This is still handled the way you described. I find it's easiest to think of jammer penalties as sets:

  • White jammer sits for a penalty, beginning set A.
  • Black jammer sits for a penalty 25 seconds later, and white jammer is released. This is the second (and last) part of set A.
  • White jammer returns and sits for another penalty 10 seconds later, beginning set B.
  • Black jammer is still on set A, so is not released, and has 15 seconds remaining where both jammers will be in the penalty box.
  • Black jammer is released after 15 seconds, but returns 10 seconds later. This is the second part of set B. White jammer is released, and black jammer has 25 seconds to serve.
Once both jammers are out of the box, you can reset your mental count of which set you are on.
Rules Discussion / Jammer's time in penalty box
« Last post by 3Beers on January 29, 2020, 03:33:20 am »
Penalty enforcement 4.4.2 says....whenever possible...there is at least one jammer not serving a penalty.
Casebook C4.4.2A says...too complicated!..too many scenarios!....
It was my understanding ( before the 30 second change) that if a jammer returns to the penalty box, for a second penalty, while the other jammer is still serving a penalty...both serve out their time.
I don't see any clear explanation, as to whether both stay, or one is released.
Comments please.
Events / Nashville Roller Derby 2020 Scrimmage-A-Thon - 7/11/2020
« Last post by Major Wood on January 27, 2020, 09:36:38 pm »
Nashville Roller Derby are hosting their annual Scrimmage-a-thon on July 11th, 2020*. This will be held at The Fairgrounds Nashville in Nashville, TN.

We are seeking officials to staff the 6 scrimmages (each 45 minutes long) and be considered for two games after the scrimmages are over. Lunch and dinner will be provided for officials, with accommodations made for dietary concerns (we won't leave you high and dry if you are vegan, gluten free, etc).

This event is one that has been very successful in getting newer officials lots of feedback. We generally have several high level referees (several with Playoffs and Champs experience) there doing lots of watching and shadowing to give feedback.
This year we are again seeking to increase the number of high level NSOs available for feedback. If you think you may be able to give feedback, please consider coming.

There is no specific application close date, but we will be doing rolling invitations (hopefully every week or so, depending on the number of applications). So you should be able to make plans fairly quickly after you apply.

Apply here

* Yes, the date is correct. This event will be held much later in the year than usual.
Rules Discussion / Re: Rule clarification
« Last post by 3Beers on January 26, 2020, 08:09:00 pm »
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