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Between 1935 and 1950, Roller Derby was
promoted in major cities across the United States. During
this time, the concept of physical contact and a simple point
scoring system were introduced to the game. Jerry Seltzer,
Leo’s son, moved the organization to Southern California
in 1950. Between 1953 and 1960 the appeal of Roller Derby
boomed on television. This was due in part to the uniqueness
of the male/female team concept and the constant interplay
of offensive & defensive skating. In 1958, the Seltzer
organization moved its base of operation to Northern California
in order to secure larger indoor arenas capable of holding
the growing crowds.
When the Seltzer organization relocated to Northern California
a new group emerged in Southern California. Roller Games.
Skaters who chose not to make the move to Northern California
founded this group. Roller Games promoted their product primarily
as a public exhibition form of entertainment. Roller Games
flourished in the Southern California market and eventually
grew into a worldwide organization.