The three-day Big O Tournament takes place May 5-7 at the Lane Events Center, and will host 35 women’s, men’s, and junior roller derby teams. Teams from as far away as Argentina, Sweden, and Finland will be competing this year, as well as many of the highest-ranking teams in the world. Competition is fierce and the stakes are high. Teams compete to gain ranking points to attend playoffs, and to ultimately compete for the title of world champion.
Teams include the repeat 2015 & 2016 Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA) World Champions, Portland's Rose City Rollers, along with six more of the top 10 women's teams including Victorian Roller Derby League, Angel City (Los Angeles), Arch Rival Roller Derby, Denver Roller Derby, and the Texas Rollergirls.
Local Lane County Concussion and Emerald City Reservoir Dolls will be playing in the men’s and junior divisions, respectively. The 2016 Men's Roller Derby Association (MRDA) World Champions-the St. Louis Gatekeepers-will also be competing, along with several other top-ranked men's teams including Portland's Bridgetown Menace and Puget Sound Outcast Roller Derby. The full line-up of teams is available on our website at http://ecrg.com/bigo/2017teams/.
More than 4,000 skaters, fans, officials, and volunteers from all over the country and beyond are expected to attend. The 2016 Big O had 40 registered teams, including 9 of the top-ranked men’s and women’s teams in the world, as well as Team USA. The event had more than 4,000 participants, including skaters, officials, vendors, spectators, and other support staff. It was recognized by Eugene, Cascades & Coast Sports Commission’s 2016 Sustainable Event of the year.
Daily and weekend tickets are available for $15-$60 at Brown Paper Tickets: http://bigo2017.brownpapertickets.com/. On Friday and Saturday nights, $15 gets you in the door after 5pm. Day passes are $25 or come for the whole weekend for $60.
The event will have a full house of local and national vendors, as well as local food and beer for the attendees. Volunteers are still needed. No experience is necessary and volunteers receive one-day entry for each 3-hour shift worked. If you would like to assist, visit http://ecrg.com/bigo or contact email@example.com.