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Roller Sports Illustrated

Roller Sports Illustrated
Roller Derby Publishing Corp.
Irwin Rose, Publisher
Fred Down, Lester Rose, Editors
Richard Rose, Managing Editor
Michael Saunders, Photographer
Alan Armstrong, Photographer
Mike Marinelli, Photographer
Kevin Haupt, Photographer
Donna Diamond, Art Director

Roller Sports Illustrated, published on the first and fifteenth of each month, by Roller Derby Publications Corp, Suite 926, 515 Madison Avenue, New York, N.Y., 10022, (P O Box 17 GPO New York, N.Y. 10001) Single copy 50 cents.  Subscription rates: $6.00 for one year in the United States; $7.00 for one year in the Possessions and Canada.  On change of address please allow two weeks to assure delivery.  Second class postage paid, at New York, N.Y. Copyright by Roller Derby Publishing Corp., 1972.

Magazine Name Roller Sports Illlustrated
Date of Magazine October 15-31, 1974
Volume Information Vol 3 No 1<h1 align="center"><b><i>ROLLER SPORTS ILLUSTRATED
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Vol 3 No 1 Oct 15-31  1974

Is Murray Coming Back?
I'm Better than Richard
Adams Wants Another Title
Chiefs to Get Gerry?
Peanuts Tough Nut to Crack
Meet the Stars:Lynn Romanello, Johnny Wrice
Brown, Arnold Lead Star Voting
Bombers Banking on Big Linda
Latin Lucy Leads Liberators
Fans Write


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Magazine Name Roller Sports Illustrated
Date of Magazine Nov 1-15, 1974
Volume Information Vol 3 No 2
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Vol 3 No 2 Nov 1-15  1974

Arnold tried to Get me
Chicken Soup Sowinski
Tonette Joins Chief Tepee
Meet the Stars: Donna Fox. Danny Reilly
Sally, Greg Show Star Support
Baseballs' Loss Is Bombers' Gain
Peterson Thrived on Pressure
Fans Write

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Magazine Name Roller Sports Illustrated
Date of Magazine Nov 15-30, 1974
Volume Information Vol 3 No 3
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Vol 3 No 3 November 15 - 30, 1974

Birds Swap Judy for Sally
Can B.J. do it again?
Leroy Strikes it rich
Ralphie to Libs
Meet the Stars: Judy Arnold, Greg Quinn
Locker Room Eavesdropping
Foreigners fight for star spots
1974 All-Star Ballots
Larry, Tony Two of a kind

Judy Arnold
In a year that provided ISC fans with a host of surprises, one thing remained the same - Judy Arnold had a tremendous season.
      But outstanding campaigns are nothing new to the War-Cats' captain, who's been a star ever since she set foot on the banked track.
      When the statistics are published at the end of the year, Judy Arnold's name usually appears high on the list.
   And this season was no different.  In fact, Judy was the only skater, male or female, to finish in the top six in scoring, blocking, and assists.  She was the most consistent skater in the league and only a suspension kept her from finishing even higher in the standings.
    In the playoffs, Judy continued to shine, offensively and defensively.  She led in blocks, finished second in assists, and fourth in scoring.  When it came time to vote for playoff MVP, Judy wound up second, two votes behind her bitter rival, the Chief's Sandy Dunn.
   A talented gal, on or off the track, Judy is involved in a number of ventures, not the least of which is her own boutique, "Judy's Other Place", located in Camden, N. J. 
  In this era of inflation, with everything always going up, it's nice to know that Judy Arnold is around to keep the opposition's score down.

Greg Quinn
   That's what's on Greg Quinn's mind as the 1975 ISC season approaches.
    The diminutive T-Bird jamming star was third in league scoring in 1973 and this past year, moved to second position behind Richard Brown.  Next season, he hopes to move up still another notch.
   And those numbers aren't bad when you consider that those were Greg's first two seasons on the banked track.
   But Quinn doesn't plan to sit on his laurels.  With a little bit of luck, added to his tremendous natural ability, achieving that top ranking is easily within his reach.
     One of the more dedicated skaters in the game, Greg is a keen student of the art of jamming and spends his spare time studying game films to try and improve his technique.  Looking at his statistics, you can see that Greg enjoys his nights at the movies.
   When he's not busy racing around the track, Greg can be found at the local stables engaging in his favorite hobby, horseback riding.
  For relaxation, "GQ" turns to swimming and music, where his record collection is among the most complete in ISC circles.
   In his two seasons in the league, Greg Quinn has been learning how to count.  First three, then two.  T-Bird fans are hopeful he reaches Number One sometime next June.

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Magazine Name Roller Sports Illustrated
Date of Magazine Jan 1-15, 1975
Volume Information Vol 3 No 6
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Vol 3 No 6 January  1975

747 makes a crash landing on unfortunate Judy Arnold
Tokyo Readies '75 U.S. Invasion
Canada on Ropes
Warriors Defending Champs
Revamped Birds in Cup Chase
Chiefs to Avenge Gold Cup Defeat?
Warriors Title Defense Begins

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Magazine Name Roller Sports Illustrated 1974 Vol 2 No 18
Date of Magazine July 1-15, 1974
Volume Information Vol 2 No 18
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Vol 2 No 18 July 1 - 14, 1974

Jumpin' Judy Arnold
Sowinski Slam
Parker Horses Around
Ticket Info
Gold Cup Schedule
Official Standings
Article on the Series
Locker Room Eavesdropping
Meet the Stars:Greg Robertson, Peggy Fowler
Who's Setting the Pace
A Look at the Chief Tepee
Cho a fine choice
1974 World Series scorecard and roster
ADAMS thinks young
Who's who with War-Cats
Reilly, Ralphie rejoin T-Birds
Thunderbird Thumbnails
The WHO leave USA with a party with the roller derby stars
Little Rrichard


Team  Won Lost Tied Pct GB
L.A. Thunderbirds 59 51 3 .536 --
N. Y. Chiefs 60 58 3 .508 3
Phil. War-Cats 58 58 3 .5 4
Canadian Mounties 49 51 2 .495 5
Latin Liberators 21 27 2 .438 7
Tokyo Bombers 17 23 2 .425 7

Greg Robertson
:from a family of 11 kids. 6 foot 175 pound California native came to the Chiefs in April in a straight cash deal with the Canadian Mounties and has taken New York by storm. Greg does it at both ends of the track, and proved it last season by finishing number five in league scoring.  He was already regarded as one of the league's premier defenders, and his all-round ability will go a long way in determining the Chiefs' chances in the 1974 Gold Cup World Series.  Breaking in with the T-birds in 1965, Greg garnered Rookie-of-the-Year honors and won the world title for the team with a grand slam on the final jam.  From there he moved on the the Texas Outlaws, and then to the Canadians before coming to the Chiefs, where he feels he's found a home.  "I really love skating in New York," said Greg.  "The fans are smart and they appreciate good skating.  I only hope I can pay back their kindness by helping the Chiefs win the Gold Cup.

Peggy Fowler
:a college education is a great thing for a young girl to have but come playoff time, the Los Angeles Thunderbirds think Peggy Fowler is a great gal to have on their team.  Peggy, who had taken time off from the T-birds to resume her college studies, has just returned tot he team in time for the Gold Cup World Series, and she'll certainly be a welcome addition.  The former all-star is an exciting two-way performer who's bound to help the T-Birds playoff cause.  She can jam with the best and will also assist captain Judy Sowinski on defense.  When Pretty Peggy's not in the classroom, or out on the track, you can probably find her a the beach or camping or bowling or strumming her guitar or doing any one of the hundred other things she enjoys.  Peggy grew up in southern California, where she was one of the top athletes at Savanna High School.  She excelled particularly in softball, making the country all-star squad.  Someday Peggy hopes to become a teacher which explains her education courses at college.  In the meantime, though, she's concentrating on taking the T-Birds to the head of the Roller Games class.

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Magazine Name Roller Sports Illustrated 1974 Vol 2 No 6
Date of Magazine Jan 1-15, 1974
Volume Information Vol 2 No 6
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Vol 2 No 6 January 1-15  1974

Toughies Saw it All Coming
ISC Born:Ushers in New Era
Inside and Outside of the Track
Parker Whoops It Up For NY
Monte-Let the Others Beware
My Warriors Set - Roars Buddy Sr.
No Power Shortage For Birds
Tokyo All The Way?
Gautieri's Renegade Spoilers
Cats-Renegades Launch ISC Chase
Libertadores Goal - Numero Uno
Fans Write

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Magazine Name Roller Sports Illustrated 1974 Vol 2 No 7
Volume Information Vol 2 No 7
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Vol 2 No 7 January 15-31, 1974

BEEP BEEP Away Jim Flies
Questions and all the answers
Inside and outside the track
Inside Sandy Dunn
Warriors rocky road trip
Vinnie to Richard to scoreboard
ISC Rules
Rules Back Referees
T-Bird power dazzling
Bombers ready US invasion
Fran lifts Canada in ISC race
Team Canada Roster
Latins full of firepower
Tough old bird, Monte
Scopas back where he began

TEAM CANADA (Jan 1974)
Manager: Ken Monte

Greg Robertson
Larry Smith
Paul Rupert
Peter Kelly
Frank Macedo
Harry Morgan
Diane Syverson
Francine Cochu
Gwen Miller
Vickie Steppe
Donna Fox
Sue Thomas
Michelle Peloquin

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BEEP...BEEP - Away Jim Flies

The phrases .. "faster than a speeding bullet," ... "able to leap small buildings in a single bound," ... and the like started one of the most popular  television series ever to hit the screen.  Those same statements can be loosely applied to one of the top skaters in the Warriors new line-up.

    He's hardly from another planet, nor is he a mild mannered reporter for any of the Philadelphia newspapers; he's just one of the fastest men to ever strap on a pair of skates, that's all.

   Jim Terrigno is the young man, with nothing less than an outstanding career ahead of him.  Why not? Before he joined the ranks of the pros, he had won every conceivable honor on the flat track, except for the coveted number one spot at the National meet.  He was always second, which only made him try harder.

    Better known to fans from East to West as the "Roadrunner" the nickname is well earned by this Youngstown, Ohio native as he ahs been clocked on the track at 38.7 miles per hour.  Don't let the speed fool you, though, as even Jim admits that dynamite Mike Gammon of the New York Chiefs is just a hair faster.  Both men, though, would like to see the day they skate against one another just to really prove who is the fastest man on wheels.

    Terrigno spent a great part of his life on the West Coast following his father's job transfer, and attended both high school and Cypress College there.  It was in California that he began both his 16 years as an amateur skater, and his professional skating career.  He entered the Los Angeles training school and was quickly grabbed up by the T-Birds, but with his education foremost, it took awhile before he skated professionally on a full-time basis.

    A smattering of trouble crosses any pro's career and Jim is no exception, as the T-Birds called foul play when he signed his Warriors contract.  He maintained that the Warriors had approached him long before the  T-Birds team, but that didn't stop the Western squad from trying to crush his career.  In most cases during the current series, Jim's move was accepted very well by his former team-mates, except for Thunderbird coach, Ronnie Rains whom Jim considers his toughest opponent on the track.

    Jim likes to take things easy when he isn't skating or busy with his head buried in a research book. But when he puts on his skates, it is as if his whole character changes and he tries to move faster than a speeding bullet or tries jumping the pack as if it were the tallest skyscraper in downtown Philadelphia.



Ins and Outs of ISC


News of the formation of new International Skating Conference has created a tremendous response from followers of the banked track professional roller skating sport all over the world.  Literally thousands of letters, phone calls and other communications have been received by individuals, TV Stations, newspapers and various offices of teams that were affected by the formation of the New Conference.

       Because of the impossible task of answering each question and replying to each inquiry on an individual basis, following are the answers to questions most frequently asked:

Q:Just exactly what is the International Skating Conference?

A: The ISC is a banked track professional roller skating league organized by the National Skating Derby Inc., the National Roller Skating League of United States, National Skating Derby of Canada, and National Skating Derby Japan Co..

Q:What is the purpose of the ISC?

A:The purpose of the ISC is to try to bring together as far as possible the top roller skating talent in the world into a single league composed of strong teams, representing all areas competing against each other on a home-to-home basis in order to produce a professional banked track roller skating world championship team.

Q:When was the idea first originated?

A:The idea has been talked about for many years by fans and participants of the sport.

Q:Is Bay Promotions or the International Roller Derby League involved with or associated with the ISC?

A:No. There is no association, connection or affiliation between Bay Promotions or the IRDL with the ISC.

Q:Why is it then that there are skaters and executive personnel of these organizations now with the ISC?

AIn keeping with the policy of the ISC of obtaining the finest talent avalaible, skaters, executives and other personnel that were formerly with these now inactive organizations have been hired by the ISC.:

Q:What is the status now of the IRDL?

A:The IRDL whose members skated Roller Derby events, had been inactivated.

Q:What is the present status of Roller Games?

A:Roller Games is a term which continues to be used to describe the game skated by the ISC.

Q:What is the status if the National Roller League?

A:The National Roller League, whose members skated Roller Games events has been superseded by the new International Skating Conference.

Q:What happened to the Bay Bombers, MNidwest Pioneers, Jolters, and other teams of the IRDL?

A:These teams have been disbanded.

Q:What happened to the National Roller League teams, the Northern Hawks, New York Bombers, Texas Outlaws, Brooklyn Red Devils?

A:These teams have been disbanded.

Q:If the IRDL teams have disbanded, what is meant by the announcement that appeared stating that the Midwest Pioneers and Bay Bombers have joined forces and pooled their resources and skating talents with the Los Angeles Thunderbirds to form a single team known as the Thunderbirds to represent the areas in the new ISC formerly represented by all three teams.

A:This announcement means that the Thunderbird management has acquired a tremendous pool of skaters and executive personnel which became available when the Midwest Pioneers, Bay Bombers and other teams of the IRDL were disbanded.

Q:What rules will be used to govern the games skated by the ISC?

A:Basically the rules are the same as those that were used by the NSD, Inc.  However, the new conference has modified and changed some of the rules which they felt would improve the game and make the sport more exciting and interesting for the fans.

Q:Will the teams' uniforms be changed?

A:Each team will be allowed to retain or change their team uniforms just as in the past.

Q:With the new ISC, new rules and other changes that have been made, will the game itself be changed?

A:Essentially the banked track game that the fans of the National Roller League have enjoyed watching all over the world will remain the same. However, it is anticipated that it will be faster, more exciting and better than even bringing even greater appreciation and enjoyment to the fans everywhere.  The teams will be stronger.  With home  and home games, fans everywhere will see all of the teams of the league in action in their home area.  The playoffs will be held in the league cities all over the world and the champion will truly be a world champion.

Q:What is meant by announcement that the new ISC will present the "best of Roller Derby and Roller Games."

A:This means that with the disbanding of Roller Derby's IRDL the new ISC as the successor of the National Roller League has available all of the top skating talents and skills of both the IRDL and the Roller Games National Roller League and as a result will be able to skate a game and offer competition whish is the finest in the history of the banked track professional roller skating sport.

Q:If the IRDL and the National Roller League have not combined, what is meant by the statement of one owner who said: "It had to happen that the major skating derbies would join together to forma  single upper league?"

A:The enthusiastic owner was referring to the fact the the best players from the former leagues are now skating for the new ISC, a fact long dreamed of by banked track skating fans.



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Article 1


International Skating Conference Games will be played between two teams composed of 5 men and 5 girls on each team, with no more than 5 members of each team permitted on the track at any one time. 


1. The track shall be oval shape.  It should be covered with tempered masonite.  The outside edge of the track should be protected by a handrail with sturdy padded upright posts placed at intervals of approximately 10 feet. A safety kick rail shall be fastened to the top pf the track made of lumber bent to the curvature of the track.  The track should be banked from the inside to the outside rail.


1. A minimum of one and a maximum of three officials shall be present in the infield at  all times. If more than one official is present, one official shall be designated as head referee and shall be responsible for the final decisions on rule interpretations during the course of the game.

2. A medical trainer or doctor must be present or immediately available at all times.

3. A game announcer or track-side commentator shall be designated for each game.

4. A statistician will be designated for each game to record and tabulate the scoring and other game statistics as required.

5. A skate technician and/or track maintenance man shall be present or available at all times.



1. Each game shall be divided into 8 10-minute periods.  Eight minute periods may be permitted in doubleheaders.  The girls' teams will skate the first period, followed by the mens' teams, and then the girls and men will alternate for the remainder of the eight skating periods.  There shall be a half-time intermission between the fourth and fifth skating periods.

2. Two points shall be entered in the league standings for the wining team in each game. In the event of a tie game it shall be so entered on the official score sheet adn one point shall be credited to each team in the league standings.

3.  Overtime: in a playoff or championship game if the score is tied at the end of the game, the girls and men shall continue to skate alternate five-minute periods until a period ends with one team in the lead.

  Where time is limited by TV restrictions or travel schedules or other emergencies, the officials may designate that the first team to score in the overtime period will be the winner.

4. The periods shall be timed by an official game clock which shall run continuously except during timeouts.

5. Timeouts: 
    a:The referees may call an official timeout whenever needed for track or equipment repair, serous injury, track or crowd conditions or any other reason which, in his judgement, may affect the safety of the players, the spectators, or the proper conduct of the game.  Such timeouts shall be limited to the duration of the emergency.
    b. Coaches or captains of each team are permitted to call a maximum of 1 timeout in each skating period and these shall be limited to a maximum of 2 minutes each.
    c. The clock shall be started immediately upon the referee's whistle indicating that the jam is under way.
    d. "Final Play" rule:any jam starting  with less than 60 seconds remaining in the period shall continue until 60 seconds have elapsed or the jam is called off.


1. All skaters of both teams skating as a group around the track shall be termed the Pack.

2. The pack shall be considered intact hen the jammers (scorers)  are in their proper position at the rear of the pack and the pivot man for each team are evenly together at the front of the pack.  Each team shall be allowed two jammers who shall wear helmets to signify their eligibility.  

To score. These helmets must be worn to score.  In addition, each team shall have a pivot man, wearing a distinguishing helmet, who may become eligible to score after the first jammer is out of the pack.  When the jammers and pivot men are in their designated positions, the referee shall signal the start of the jam (scoring play).


1. An attempt by one or more players from either team to score after the referee has signalled that the Pack is intact and at least one jammer (scorer) has moved from the rear to the front of the pack, shall be termed a Jam.

2. These skaters shall have a maximum of 60 seconds, in which to score, once the referee has officially signalled the start of the jam.  The time will be determined by the official scorer and it shall be announced at regular intervals by the game announcer.

3. Conclusion of the jam.  A jam shall be considered as ended when any of the following occurs:
    a. When 60 seconds have elapsed as announced by the official timer.
    b. When the lead jammer goes out of bounds by skating into the infield with both feet or is blocked or falls off the track.
    c. When halted by the referee's whistle for an official timeout.
    d. When the lead jammer, while in a skating position, places both hands on his hips.
    e. Any official may end a jam at any time at his own discretion whenever required for track or equipment repair, serious injury, track or crowd conditions or any other reason which in his judgment, may affect the safety of players, spectators, or the proper conduct of the game.

Article 2


1. Points are scored when one or more jammers circle the track within the 60 second time limit and pass one or more skaters of the opposing team who have remained in the pack.   One point is awarded for each skater  thus passed, by each jammer of each team.  Only two skaters from each team are permitted to score on any one jam.

2. If a team has skaters in the penalty box at the time an opposing jammer passes all the remaining skaters of that team, each jammer will be awarded five points for so passing.

3. A jammer fouled on a jam by an opposing blocker may be awarded a point for such an infraction.

4. If an opposing skater commits a foul on another skater of the jammer's team and thus prevents the jammer from scoring, the jammer may be awarded points for such an infraction.

5. A blocker may be lapped on any single jam any number of times by a jammer and points recorded for each time the blocker is passed within the 60 second time limit.

6. A defensive skater forced into the infield who attempts to better his position upon returning to the pack will be considered as having been passed by the jammer for a point.

7. Passing a fouled skater:
    a. A fouled skater cannot be passed for a point unless he has sufficient time to recover and rejoin the pack.
    b. A fouled skater who has been injured by such a foul can not be passed for a point.

8. A skater with skate trouble can not be passed for a point.

9. A jammer forced off the track or knocked down may resume a jamming position  providing he does not improve his position.

Article 3


1.REPORTING: A skater replacing team-mate must report to the official scorer unless the teammate is off the track because of accident or injury.  The replacement must resume a position in the Pack. Failure to report shall be considered an illegal substitution and shall be penalized accordingly.

2. An illegal substitution will be considered as a 6th skater on the track at any time and team will be subject to a penalty of one jam.

3. IN the event of skate trouble a team is allowed an immediate substitution.

4. No substitution will be permitted during a jam except in the event of skate trouble, accident or injury.  Defensive skaters forced off the track or injured may not be replaced until they have been passed for one point by the jammer.

Article 4


Officials may levy fines against individual players or teams for infractions of the rules which, in the judgment of the officials, are so warranted.


1. Penalties: A penalty shall require that the penalized skater remain in the penalty box until the completion of the next subsequent jam.

A penalty box shall be placed immediately behind the team bench. Penalties may be called at the discretion of the officials for holding, illegal blocking, stalling, tripping, illegal use of hands, unnecessary roughness, fighting, insubordination, unsportsmanlike conduct and similar offenses.

2. Expulsion: A skater may be expelled from the game for the following: deliberate or unnecessary physical contact with the officials or gross unsportsmanlike conduct or insubordination.

3. Automatic Expulsion: A player who accumulates a total of five or more penalties is automatically expelled from the game and the penalized team must send a skater to the penalty box for the next two subsequent jams.

4. A team with mire than five members on the track at one time is subject to a penalty.

Article 5


1. A skater may not block with his feet or trip an opponent.

2. At the discretion of the officials, other forms of illegal blocking may be called.

Article 6


1. The coach or his designated replacement may enter a protest on the ruling of an official at any time during the progress of a game.  Such a protest will be registered with the official scorer at the time and thus indicated on the official score sheet.  

2. ON any disputed point that is not clearly spelled out in these rules, a consensus of the referees will make the final decision.

                    End of rules


With the establishment of the new ISC, the newly-appointed Commission has established a revised single set of rules to govern and regulate the skating of the banked track game.

In general there were few differences between the rules of the former Roller Derby and Roller Game leagues.  With the exception of a few minor technical points, the games for the most part were essentially the same.  When the two teams met in inter-league play the skaters had little difficulty adapting their game to that of their counterpart in the other league.  As far as the fan is concerned, unless extremely astute and close observation of the two games was made, there was little difference that was apparent.

There are two visual differences as far as the use of helmets is concerned which will concern the fan.  Three skaters from each team will now wear helmets, the two jammers and the pivot man.  The latter's helmet ill be a different color form that of the Jammer.  Each team must be evenly together at the front of the pack with the four jammers at the rear of the pack at the time that the referee declares that the pack has been formed and is intact.

After the referee's signal, the jammer may then move from the rear of the pack to the front.  When one jammer has cleared the pack, the jam time will start.  At this instant, the pivot men are permitted to score on any one jam, so if the pivot man becomes a jammer, one of the designated jammers is then ineligible to score.

One change made in regard to wearing of the helmet is that the jammer must retain his helmet during the jam in order to score.  Formerly if the jammer's helmet fell or was knocked off accidentally, he was permitted to score without the helmet.  Because of the abuse fo this privilege in the past, the Commission has tightened up on this requirement.

A rules governing the ending of the jam remain the same with the following modifications: The so-called "three second" rule used in Roller Games has been eliminated, when the lead jammer is downed he may get up and continue to jam regardless of how long he is down.  However, if the lead jammer goes out of bounds by skating into the infield with both feet or is blocked or falls off the track, the jam is automatically over.  To prevent a skater from calling off the jam while sitting on the track or in some other such postion, the rules have been clarified to state that in order to call off the jam, the skater must be in a skating position.

The so-called "final jam" rule used by one of the leagues in the past has been extended to apply to all 8 periods.  The rules now read: "If the final jam of any period starts with less than 60 seconds of jam time remaining shall continue til 60 seconds have elapsed or the skater goes out of bounds or off the track or calls off the jam.  This rule will prevent "stalling" by a team in the lead in order to run out the clock.

There have been only minor changes in the penalties, the Commission wisely believing that there were enough rules on the book and that strict enforcement was needed rather than new laws.  One change is in the method of computing time in the penalty box.  Rather than specifying the amount of time, a skater will be penalized for one jam, the next jam immediately following the reception of the penalty.  All penalties will be for one play or one jam duration with the exception of banishment and that will require that the penalized team send a skater to the penalty box for 2 subsequent jams instead of one.  Any player who receives 5 penalties will be banished for the remainder of the game.  Banishment will always be for the entire game.

To put teeth into the rule requiring that a substitute report to the official scorekeeper when entering a game, the rules now consider failure to report as an illegal substitution and the guilty skater must spend one jam in the penalty box for such an infraction.  This rule does not apply to skaters substituting for injured skaters or those with skate trouble who are forced off the track.

A new rule has been added which gives referees the power to decide on any point not specifically covered by the rules on a consensus basis.  The commission has ordered that the officials to enforce all of the rules on a no-nonsense basis equally and impartially to all players and teams alike.


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Magazine Name Roller Sports Illustrated 1975 Feb 1-15
Date of Magazine Feb 1-15, 1975
Volume Information Vol 3 No 7
Article Content


Vol 3 No 7 February 1-14, 1975

Chickenman's Claw
Warrior's Await Japanese Invasion
Roller Stars Debut In Garden
Meet the Stars: Pam Harrison, Miki Tsunoda
Locker Room Eavesdropping
Linda, Hori Bombers' Big Guns
Return of Thunder Babes

Pam Harrison
Just another pretty face, you say?
         Not so.  New York Chief Pam Harrison has plenty of talent to go along with her good looks.  She's a winner in every way.
               She broke in with the Chiefs last fall and immediately began to assert her presence on the track.  At 5'8" and 139 pounds Pam packs a mean wallop and veterans soon realize she was one rookie who wasn't going to be pushed around.
                  Now entering her second full season, Pam is arriving in a big way.  She is number two gal on the New York squad behind B. J. Peterson and her versatility gives coach John Parker a solid one-two punch.
             Back in high school, Pam won awards for basketball, baseball and gymnastics.  She was an excellent student and made the honor roll every semester.
            Away from the track, Pam enjoys music, the beach, shows, and movies.  She loves concerts and is a regular at any film starring Paul Newman.  
             Pam considers going to Japan the biggest thrill in her short Roller Games career.  The Gold Cup, however, might help to dim, the lights of the Ginza just a little.
           Talented Pam Harrison is definitely not just another pretty face.

Miki Tsunoda
     He's one of the Colonel's biggest fans... Colonel Sanders, that is.
     Miki Tsunoda, coach and star performer of the Tokyo Bombers, could beat anyone in the ISC in a fried chicken eating contest.  There's nothing Miki likes better than to sit down to several platters of the Colonel's "finger lickin' good" chicken.
   Except making the 1974 ISC All-Star team.  Being voted to the squad was a dream come true for the Bomber coach.  Miki has enormous pride in his ability and feels he can jam as well as anyone skating today.
   When Channel 12 in Japan held a contest to pick two skaters to train in America, Miki saw it as his chance to make it to the top.
     He practised endless hours and when the contest was over, Miki was on his way to the United States to begin a new career.
     Only 23, Miki is the ISC/ youngest coach, but has tremendous ability as a leader.  His own performance and determination set a fine example for his skaters and they are quick to follow his lead.
       Miki's goal is to bring  the Gold Cup to Japan in 1975.  And if he has his way, it will be filled with Kentucky Fried Chicken.

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