Local roller derby team to host international tournament

By Spencer Davidson

UTICA, N.Y (WKTV) - A Utica-based roller derby team, The Quadfathers, will host the 2013 Mohawk Valley Cup, at the JFK Civic Arena in Rome, NY, August 17-18.

The Cup, which will be competed for by eight teams, will be the first MRDA (Men's Roller Derby Association) tournament to feature sanctioned bouts from teams across three countries.

In addition to the New York State-based teams competing in the tournament, bouts will also feature a team from Canada, as well as, the United Kingdom.

Bouts start on both Saturday and Sunday at 9 a.m., with doors opening to the public at 8.

For more information regarding the tournament, and ticket information, visit The Quadfathers' website at

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