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TGSS 2020 Love Letter #2

Hi AUS & NZ Roller Derby Leagues…

This is TGSS 2020 Love Letter #2!

Oh boy, invite responses have been coming in thick and fast! Thank you to everyone for your patience as we sort out the tournament structure.


We’ve received emails from teams that missed the first round, and from leagues that are hoping to send more than one team. We plan to send second and subsequent round invites out every Friday until the tournament is full, so hold tight and check that inbox after 5pm!

Once this process is finalised, we’ll send out information on the tournament structure before publicly announcing seeding a little closer to the tourney.

On the topic of seeding – TGSS 2020 divisions and pool allocations will be guided by the rankings on Flat Track Stats. We encourage you to ensure that your league’s bout history is all up to date by the 31st March 2020, as we will be looking at the rankings after this time. When we say ‘guided’ by these rankings, what we mean is that we reserve the right to fiddle with things a bit, to try and ensure we don’t have neighbouring teams in the same pools, to account for merges, attrition, etc. Please contact the tourney crew if there’s anything you would like us to take into account.

The other thing to look out for once our tourney teams and structure are locked in is… the CHALLENGE BOUT EOI! It just wouldn’t be a TGSS without em, right?! We’ll be sure to let everyone know as soon as the EOI is ready.

Official Bizness…

All registration emails will be sent out to officials by Feb 14th. If you don’t receive an email and you registered as an official, please contact us asap on We do have a few NSO spots left to fill so please get in contact with us if you’d like to join the officials team!

Calling all commies

Are you a roller derby announcer who would love to commentate your team through the tournament? Or maybe your league isn’t coming to TGSS but you’d still like to come along and join the fun anyway? Commentator Expressions of Interest are open and we’re looking forward to hearing from you cos we wanna hear you all over the June long weekend! Keen beans please head on over and fill out the form here and if you have any comments or questions send ’em over here:


If you’re interested in snapping some photos at TGSS2020, the EOI form is now live. We’ll be in touch to chat further once you’ve filled it out. Head here to register your interest:


Handy with a camera? Boutcasting would love to hear from you!

If you can spare some time to film a bout or 5, fill out an expression of interest linked below.

Keen to have a stall or be a sponsor at TGSS?

We’d love to talk! We have some great opportunities available for you to be a part of our market village or there are varying levels of sponsorship available including some brand spanking new opportunities! Hit us up at for more information and we will be in touch soon!

We’re feelin’ pretty good today, and for those who have made it this far into the love letter, we want to make you feel special too. How? We want to share with you this special little treat.

THE TGSS 2020 MASQUERADE BALL AFTER PARTY!! That’s right, our big weekend finalé will see us all don some masks and party into the wee hours of Monday night! Held on site at TGSS, the after party will be held on Monday 8 June, featuring special guest DJs, food trucks and much more. Don’t have a mask, don’t worry! We have you covered with a DIY Mask station which will operate from the Bout Village all weekend.

TGSS contacts:

If you have officials who have questions please send them here:

If you have commies interested in coming along please email here:

If you have photographers send them here:

If you are a stall holder go here:

And finally, any other weird and wonderful enquiries please email here:

Love and bumps,

TGSS Operations Committee & Adelaide Roller Derby