Officiating

These are patches for or about officials that are (usually) not related to a specific event.  Use of the words "referee", "NSO", and "official" is intentional.  If I misuse a word and in so doing incorrectly label or describe a patch, please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. a correction.

The 19th Wardens are the officiating crew of Roc City Roller Derby.

This is one of the neatest patches I've seen.  It was was created by Justa Maniac with Adelaide Roller Derby to celebrate their officiating crew's travels in 2013.  The blue is a map of Australia, with the star being their home city.  The colored lines emanating from the star represent their travels around the country to various derby events.  The busy black area in the Southeast is the city of Canberra where the 2013 Skate-Turion tournament was held.

This "crew patch" was distributed by Alt NSO Bert Hert with the Lansing Derby Vixens to the other alt officials at the 2018 WFTDA Playoffs in Atlanta.  I am uncertain if it was distributed to the Alt Refs (who were rotating in and out of OPR positions), or if it was reserved for Alt NSOs.

This appears to be a gift from the Roller Girls of the Apocalypse to their skating officials for their assistance during the 2014 season.  If anyone has more details or a picture of the NSO version, I'd love to hear from you.

This is the patch of the Roller Girls of the Apocalypse's officiating crew, the Apocalyptic Army.

Arbitros Roller Derby Bogota is a more localized version of Arbitros Roller Derby Colombia.  It provides support and information for officials working in the Botoga metropolitan area.

Arbitros Roller Derby Colombia is an association of Colombian officials dedicated to improving their officiating skills at the local, national, and international levels.

This is the patch for the Hellions of Troy Roller Derby's officiating crew, the Arguenots.

The Barcode Bandidos is the referee crew at Saskatoon Roller Derby League.

This crew patch is distributed by Bert Hert with the Lansing Derby Vixens to members of her crew at tournaments.

This patch refers to the original verbal cue for low blocking, "tripping".  The referee is making the hand signal for low blocking / tripping.

This patch was gifted to the officials at Black Rose Rollers at the end of their 2018 season.

This patch was a gift from the Black-n-Bluegrass Roller Girls to their officials at the end of 2017.

This patch was a gift from the Black-n-Bluegrass Roller Girls to their Referees at the end of 2016.

This is the patch of Brussels Derby Pixies' officiating crew.

The Bardbitros are the officiating crew of Buenos Aires Roller Derby.  "Bard" is the acronym for the league, and "bitros" means "biters" in Spanish.  The Little Shop of Horrors-style flower is a symbol of Buenos Aires Roller Derby.

This is the patch of Queen City Roller Girls' officiating crew, the Buffalo Herd.  The inside joke there being the league is centered in Buffalo, New York.

I'm told The Zoo was an unsuccessful officials' organization in Canada.  (If anyone has any more information I'd be glad to add it here.)

The Rule Breakers are the officiating crew of Central New York (CNY) Roller Derby.

Kat A Killzem used to sell these patches on Etsy.  They're "Certshrooms", and are designed to replace the five certification patches on less formal referee uniforms.

Kat A Killzem used to sell these patches on Etsy.  They're "Certshrooms", and are designed to replace the five certification patches on less formal referee uniforms.

Chicago Track Authority is an association of officials working in the Chicago area.