We’re getting to the pointy end of the derby season now and there are just two opportunities left to see your Texas Rollergirls in action this year! This Saturday, the teams will clash to determine final seeding for the September 8 championships. The victors of each of the two bouts will play for first place next month, while the vanquished teams will take part in a consolation bout for third.
In this weekend’s first bout, starting at 6pm, the #2 seeded Honky Tonk Heartbreakers will take on the #3 Hotrod Honeys. The Heartbreakers have gone 2-1 this season, only losing to the currently top-ranked Hell Marys, but the Hotrod Honeys (currently 1-2) must win this game if they’re to have the chance to defend their 2011 second-place finish.
The second bout of the night sees the #1 seed Hell Marys take on the defending champion Hustlers. The women in purple haven’t won a game since their victory in the 2011 grand final and the team in plaid are intent on continuing their undefeated streak — but that doesn’t mean an upset isn’t possible! Both these teams overturned their favored competition in the 2011 championships, so we know they pull out all the stops when the chips are down.
Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 at the door; student and military discounts are available online only, and kids under 12 get in FREE.
Remember, your tickets gets you into both bouts and the truly derby-addicted will come early and stay late — but if that’s just too much derby (inconceivable!) or it’s a school night, pick your favorite team and just support them!
CHECK OUT the last time these matchups played each other: