During the Bay Area Derby Girls’ league championship game last July, underdog team the Oakland Outlaws eked out a win against the San Francisco ShEvil Dead by 23 points. This Saturday, at the season opener at the Craneway Pavilion (1414 Harbour Way South, Richmond), the Outlaws will try to maintain their heavyweight status in a battle against longtime victors the Richmond Wrecking Belles, who are looking to redeem themselves after failing to make it to the championships last year. The double-header will also include a matchup between the San Francisco ShEvil Dead and the Berkeley Resistance, but that game is more of a wildcard since both teams have almost entirely new rosters this year. For those who haven’t been to a derby bout before, expect to see intense competition and impressive athletic maneuvers. If you buy a VIP pass, you’ll be able to ask questions to the “Talk Derby to Me” liaisons.