March 7: Game Recap

On Saturday, March 7th, the four teams of Texas Rollergirls returned to The Blood Shed for another evening of exciting roller derby. We knew it was going to be awesome, but we were not prepared for not one but TWO nail biters as both games included multiple lead changes and amazing plays. See below for scores and recaps!

Texas Rollergirls: Hell Marys vs HustlersHells vs Hustlers – 217-205, Final

One of the most exciting things about this game was the introduction of Freight Train to TXRG fans. Freight Train joined us recently from Houston, TX, where she skated for the Brawlers and the Houston All-Stars.

Many were excited to see what she would bring to the 2015 Hell Marys, still rebuilding after losing several skaters to retirement at the end of last season. Ladies and gentlemen, we were not disappointed.

Freight Train shared jamming duties with Peace War, Brown Buttah, and BabyFace Assassin, all of whom showed the Hustlers that they were not to be trifled with.

The Hustlers held a commanding lead until just about halftime, when Freight Train came and showed us why she’s Freight Train! (She brushed Me Shove You Long Time to the outside during one jam like it was nothing!)

After that point, it was a battle of the extremely tight defenses, both teams working beautifully.

Newcomers Nicki Ticki Timebomb and Wild Carnage jammed most frequently for the Hustlers, with veterans Molotov M. Pale and Fifi Nomenon coming in when the chips were down.

Despite a number of strong, high points jams for the Hustlers, the Hell Marys came out on top, with a very close final score of 217-205.


Texas Rollergirls: Hotrod Honeys vs Honky Tonk HeartbreakersHotrod Honeys vs Honky Tonk Heartbreakers, 197-193, Final

For our second heart stopping game, we saw the Hotrod Honeys go up against the Honky Tonk Heartbreakers.

In addition to this season’s newcomers, the exciting thing to watch in this game was former Hotrod, Hauss the Boss, going up against former Heartbreaker, DeBella DeBall.

After an early lead by the Heartbreakers, the Hotrods spent most of the game ahead of the Heartbreakers. However, by the end of the second half, the Heartbreakers were breathing down their necks!

Stone Her spent the majority of the game as lead jammer, but Hauss the Boss, Thugs Bunny, and Sideshow Ho frequently made high scoring jams.

For most of the second half, the Hotrods’ jammers racked up all the points, with the Heartbreakers having trouble against the Hotrods’ defense. In the last ten minutes of the game, however, the Heartbreakers’ jammers really did everything they could to close the gap.

In the second to last jam, Sideshow Ho brought the score to 197-193, making us all wonder if the Hotrods were in for quite the upset. It was not to be, however, when in the last jam, Stone Her got lead for the Hotrods, and because the game clock had already run down, called the jam with no more points scored for either team.

The final score stayed at 197-193, Hotrods.

TXRG megafan Phil Arnold posted this tweet, which BLEW OUR MINDS. Thanks for the history lesson, Phil!

Join us in April for an all-star double header you don’t want to miss! Our Texecutioners are taking on the all-stars from Tampa, Florida, in the first game of the night, and after that, our Firing Squad will face off against the b-team from Tampa! Come cheer on TEXAS! Get tickets now!

March 7 Pre-Game Run-Down

We sure hope you were able to catch our sold out opening bout on Valentine’s Day! As promised, it brought shake ups and excitement. Don’t worry if you missed it, though, just hurry and get your tickets for our second doubleheader on Saturday, March 7.


hells vs hustlersThe first bout of the evening will be the 2014 champion Hell Marys taking on the Hustlers. In February, the Hell Marys lost to the Hotrods by 2 points in a tense back and forth, down-to-the-final-second upset, and they are looking to redeem themselves against the Hustlers. Since that upset, the Hells have picked up Houston Roller Derby transfer Freight Train. Rarely does a derby name fit a skater as well as hers. This woman can jam and block, and those who get in her way will feel the punishing blows the next day. Keep your eye on sneaky jammer BabyFace Assassin, known for her big apex jumps and even bigger grin. Watch out for Brown Buttah as well, she is a triple threat, and will be out there letting the Hustlers know she has work to do.

The Hustlers put a hurt on the Heartbreakers in the season opener, and would like to keep on crushing 2015. New jammer Nicki Ticki Timebomb hits hard, skates hard, and has earned herself respect in the game of flat track derby. Wild Carnage is also going to be giving those Hells blockers a hard time holding her back from quickly sneaking by and racking up points. The Hustlers have been working on creating dynamic, impenetrable walls, and with blockers like Me Shove You Long Time, Bad Influence, and CC Boom, the Hell Marys have their work cut out for them.


hearts v hotsThe second bout of the night will be the Hotrod Honeys taking on the Honky Tonk Heartbreakers. The Hotrods pulled off an incredible win in February with a last jam, last second, 2 point victory, and are looking for another regular season winning streak. They are playing a few skaters down due to injury, but don’t let that fool you into thinking they are weak. The Hotrods are tough, and they play solidly together. Watch for Stone Her wearing the jammer star most of the night along with Kategory 5 and LaVoodoo. All three jammers have very different skating styles, and will keep the Heartbreakers guessing what might happen next. The Hotrod packs will be anchored by DeBella DeBall, and veteran Texas Rollergirl Lucille Brawl. These ladies play smart and hit hard.

Don’t count the Heartbreakers out just yet, though. Rather than licking the wounds from their season opener loss, the ladies in gingham have been working extra hard to lock down their defense. Their shrewd packs with Danke Shame, Nine Lives, and Big Nasty are playing tight enough to give even the slipperiest of jammers a tough time. Twin blockers Ruby Wring and Fender Bender are the nicest people you will ever meet, until you meet them on the track. These twins mean business. Rookie Thugs Bunny is proving herself to be a strong jammer, and Hauss the Boss always has a few tricks up her sleeve. Watch for her abs of fury racing around the track. This game could be another nail-biter for the Hotrods.

The Texas Rollergirls 2015 season continues THIS Saturday, March 7, at our home, The Blood Shed (6110 Trade Center Drive). The doors open at 5pm, and the first whistle blows at 6pm, but we welcome you to get there early to tailgate. Make a sign, have a beer, and scream for your favorite team! Faster, Break ‘em, Hustle, Hell Yeah!

Love ya ‘till it hurts.

2015 Season: Game 2

txrg 2015 social - Bout 2Join us for the second game in our 2015 home season as the Hustlers take on the Hell Marys, and the Honky Tonk Heartbreakers face off against the Hotrod Honeys!

WHEN:
Saturday, March 7, 2015

WHERE:
The BloodShed | 6110 Trade Center Drive, Suite 101 B. ATX, 78744

TICKETS:
Tickets start at only $12, and because seating is limited, this game WILL sell out — buy your tickets today! 

TIME:
5PM: Doors
5:45PM: Opening Ceremonies
6PM: Game 1 — Hustlers vs. Hell Marys
7:30PM Game 2 — Honky Tonk Heartbreakers vs. Hotrod Honeys
VIP ticket holders can enter the facility at 4:45PM! 

PARKING:
Parking at the Shed is FREE. There are limited parking spots available in front of our facility, and street parking is available along Trade Center Drive.

SEATING:
General admission seating is floor seating & standing room only. Chairs are available in our VIP section, and handicap chairs are available upon request. Bringing your own chairs is not permitted.

FOOD & BEVERAGE:
Austin-local food trucks Chaat Shop and Svantes Stuffed Burgers will be parked out back, serving up deliciousness throughout the night! Alcoholic drinks will be on sale in the facility for our guests 21 and up, and the food trucks will have plenty of non-alcoholic beverages on sale! Please, no outside food or drinks.

AFTER PARTY: 
Join us after the second game at Casino South — where we’ll keep the party going all night!

NOTE:
No outside food, drinks or folding chairs.

ABOUT THE FACILITY:

TXRG bloodshed layout 2015

 

THANK YOU:

FEB 14 sponsors

April ALL STAR Double Header!

texies and fs april 11Join us for an all-star double header as our Texecutioners take on the Tampa Tantrums all-stars, and the Firing Squad faces off against Tampa’s B-Team, the Bruise Crew! 

WHEN:
Saturday, April 11, 2015

WHERE:
The BloodShed | 6110 Trade Center Drive, Suite 101 B. ATX, 78744

TICKETS:
Tickets start at only $12, and because seating is limited, this game WILL sell out — buy your tickets today! 

TIME:
5PM: Doors
5:45PM: Opening Ceremonies
6PM: Game 1 — Texecutioners vs. Tampa Tantrums
7:30PM Game 2 — Firing Squad vs. Tampa Bruise Crew
VIP ticket holders can enter the facility at 4:45PM! 

PARKING:
Parking at the Shed is FREE. There are limited parking spots available in front of our facility, and street parking is available along Trade Center Drive.

SEATING:
General admission seating is floor seating & standing room only. Chairs are available in our VIP section, and handicap chairs are available upon request. Bringing your own chairs is not permitted.

FOOD & BEVERAGE:
Austin-local food trucks will be parked out back, serving up deliciousness throughout the night! Alcoholic drinks will be on sale in the facility for our guests 21 and up, and the food trucks will have plenty of non-alcoholic beverages on sale! Please, no outside food or drinks.

AFTER PARTY: 
Join us after the second game at Casino South — where we’ll keep the party going all night!

NOTE:
No outside food, drinks or folding chairs.

ABOUT THE FACILITY:

TXRG bloodshed layout 2015

 

THANK YOU:

FEB 14 sponsors

Take the Muddy Cheer Challenge with the Texas Rollergirls!

txrg muddycc square graphicJoin us this summer in the Muddy Cheer Challenge – a 3k fun run and obstacle course right here in Austin!

When: Saturday, June 6th

Where: ADVMX Track | 14600 Pearce Lane

Race wave time: 2PM

Group name: Texas Rollergirls

Cost per person: $30 — $7.50 of your race cost comes back to the Texas Rollergirls as a donation!

This is an all-ages, dog friendly 3k beginner-level obstacle course. Come prepared to get muddy!

Sign up to run with Texas Rollergirls today! 

General Q&A
Muddy CC

Pre-Game Run Down: February 14, 2015

Everything you thought you knew about the Texas Rollergirls home teams you can throw out the window, and hold on to your seats. The off-season has seen some big shake ups, and 2015 could be anyone’s year.


Game 1: Hustlers vs. Honky Tonk Heartbreakers14766392649_7be102d467_o

The first bout of the evening is a rematch of the 3rd place game of 2014 with the Hustlers taking on the Honky Tonk Heartbreakers. The Heartbreakers had a tough rebuilding season in 2014 after winning champs in an overtime edge-of-your-seat bout in 2013. During the off season, they acquired Trauma formerly of Kansas City, a Team USA skater, and an incredible asset to the team’s blockers. Add her in with Headless Highness and Nine Lives, and they are going to make things difficult for some opposing jammers. Hauss the Boss (from the Hotrod Honeys), Cease Ann Desist, and Babe Ruthless (from the Hustlers) will all be skating in gingham and gold this year. Hauss’s powerful jamming along with the quickness of Sideshow Ho and Deep Dish Nitza, guarantees the Heartbreakers some high scoring jams this season. Keep your eye on the team’s only true rookie, Thugs Bunny, because she has some tricks up her sleeve. Retired skaters Kitty Karnage and Sic Shooter will be running the Heartbreaker’s bench.

The Hustlers are looking terrifyingly strong in their first scrimmages of the season. Fifi Nomenon, Bittercup, and The Killa’ Sal Monella form a wall to be reckoned with. Throw in recent additions CC Boom (from San Antonio) and rookie Couch Crasher, and these blockers can put the fear in any jammer. The Hustlers also added two jammers from the Lonestar Rollergirls: Nicki Ticki Timebomb and Wild Carnage. They both bring an intensity and unpredictability to the jammer rotation which includes the slippery Malice. Sprawkett has traded in her jammer star for a coach’s whistle this season.


Texas Rollergirls Champs  08.16.14 - The Hotrod Honeys vs The HeGame 2: Hell Marys vs. Hotrod Honeys

The second bout of the night is the 2014 Champs rematch between the Hell Marys and the Hotrod Honeys. Both of these teams look very different in 2015, but that doesn’t mean that they don’t both want this big win. The Hotrod’s Bloody Mary has opted to skate “All-Star Only” this season (after 13 years with TXRG!), and with Hauss shifting to the Heartbreakers and Olympia retiring, they had some pretty big skates to fill. DeBella DeBall has joined the Hotrods (from the Heartbreakers), and will take on the role of jammer killer. MariEZ Livin’ (from the Hustlers), and captain LaVoodoo along, with rookie Sum Ho will be making life tough on opposing jammers. Joining Olivia Shootin’ John and Stone Her in the jammer rotation will be Kategory 5, formerly of Lonestar Rollergirls.

Your 2014 champion Hell Marys pulled off a nail-biter of a win last year, and have seen some of the biggest off season changes. They lost key players Sinnerfold, Notorious D.I.E, and Sandy Ravage to retirement, and Smarty Pants opted to play all-star only for 2015. The Hells have the bulk of this season’s rookie class, but don’t let that fool you, they are still looking like tough competitors. Keep your eye on Gravy, Baby!, the jammer powerhouse from Jewel City, as well as Mini Massacre, the sneaky jammer who transferred from Lonestar Rollergirls. Angela Momentum, from our Rec League, and Bullet Sucker, from Houston Roller Derby,  are strong blockers that along with captain Dolores Fuertes, and veteran blocker Virgo Vengeful, are sure to give those Hotrod jammers some trouble off the line.

The Texas Rollergirls 2015 season starts THIS Saturday, February 14. We welcome you to our home, The Blood Shed (6110 Trade Center Drive). Please get there early to tailgate! Doors open at 5:00pm, and the band Rugaroux, comprised of former skaters and coaches, will be playing until the first whistle blows at 6pm. The Hell Marys have a title to defend, but the Heartbreakers, Hotrods, and Hustlers won’t let be easy for them. It’s anybody’s season.

Love ya ‘till it hurts.

BUY TICKETS NOW! 

2015 SEASON OPENER

txrg 2015 poster - Bout 1

WHEN:
Saturday, February 14, 2015

WHERE:
The BloodShed | 6110 Trade Center Drive, Suite 101 B. ATX, 78744

TICKETS:
Tickets start at only $12, and because seating is limited, this game WILL sell out — buy your tickets today! 

TIME:
5PM: Doors
5:45PM: Opening Ceremonies
6PM: Game 1 — Hustlers vs. Honky Tonk Heartbreakers
7:30PM Game 2 — Hell Marys vs. Hotrod Honeys
VIP ticket holders can enter the facility at 4:45PM! 

PARKING:
Parking at the Shed is FREE. There are limited parking spots available in front of our facility, and street parking is available along Trade Center Drive.

SEATING:
General admission seating is floor seating & standing room only. Chairs are available in our VIP section, and handicap chairs are available upon request. Bringing your own chairs is not permitted.

FOOD & BEVERAGE:
Austin-local food trucks, Chaat Shop and Svantes Stuffed Burgers, will be parked out back, serving up deliciousness throughout the night! Alcoholic drinks will be on sale in the facility for our guests 21 and up, and the food trucks will have plenty of non-alcoholic beverages on sale! Please, no outside food or drinks.

LIVE BAND:
Austin-local band, Rugaroux, will be playing before the bout and at halftime!

AFTER PARTY: 
Join us after both games are over at Casino South — where we’ll keep the party going all night!

NOTE:
No outside food, drinks or folding chairs.

ABOUT THE FACILITY:

TXRG bloodshed layout 2015

 

THANK YOU:

FEB 14 sponsors

2014 Whammy Awards

TXRG_SealThe Texas Rollergirls annual Whammy Awards is the official kick-off party for a new season — we celebrate the previous season’s success and give awards to some very important people!

Our 2014 Whammy Awards were a huge hit — and we’d like to especially thank Pink Avocado for catering our event and Electra Events for helping this night go off without a hitch!

Award Winners:

Hell Marys
Best Jammer
Sinnerfold

Best Offensive Blocker
Notorious D.I.E

Best Defensive Blocker
Notorious D.I.E

MVP
Smarty Pants

Captains’s Choice
The Mad Hatcher


Honky Tonk Heartbreakers
Best Jammer
Barbie Got Back

Best Offensive Blocker
Headless Highness

Best Defensive Blocker
DeBella DeBall

MVP
Sideshow Ho

Captains’s Choice
Nine Lives


Hotrod Honeys
Best Jammer
Hauss The Boss

Best Offensive Blocker
Olympia

Best Defensive Blocker
Olivia Shootin’ John

MVP
Olivia Shootin’ John

Captains’s Choice
B Money (Hell Marys Captain)


Hustlers
Best Jammer
Malice

Best Offensive Blocker
Fifi Nomenon

Best Defensive Blocker
Fifi Nomenon

MVP
Fifi Nomenon

Captains’s Choice
Mostly Harmless


Firing Squad
Best Jammer
Sinnerfold

Best Offensive Blocker
Notorious D.I.E

Best Defensive Blocker
LaVoodoo

MVP
Sinnerfold

Captain’s Choice
Shiner Blond


Texecutioners
Best Jammer
Hauss The Boss

Best Offensive Blocker
Fifi Nomenon

Best Defensive Blocker
Smarty Pants

MVP
Smarty Pants

Captain’s Choice
PeaceWar


League Awards
Jammer of the Year
Hauss the Boss

Offensive Blocker of the Year
Fifi Nomenon

Defensive Blocker of the Year
Smarty Pants

Most Valuable Player
Smarty Pants

Most Improved
Brown Buttah

Ms Texas Rollergirl
Angel O


Other League Awards
Best Assets
Olympia

Camera Hog
Big Nasty

Best League Spirit
Angel O

Best Volunteer
Q- Ball Craze

Best NSO
Goldie Clocks

Best Referee
Brass Monkey

Life of the Afterparty
Stone Her


Fan Favorite Awards
Who is your favorite Texas Rollergirl?
Fifi Nomenon

Which is your favorite Home Team?
Hell Marys

Golden Mic – Who was your favorite announcer or crowd wrangler?
Chip Queso

Shutterbug Award – Who was your favorite photographer?
Jennifer Ramos


THANK YOU!
PinkAvocado ElectraEvents

Treat your Valentine like a VIP

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Join us on Saturday, February 14, for a Valentine’s you won’t soon forget! This night kicks off our 2015 Texas Rollergirls season and the first game will feature the Honky Tonk Heartbreakers taking on the Hustlers! After that, you’ll enjoy the ’14 Champs rematch of the Hotrod Honeys versus the Hell Marys.

This double-header bout takes place at our premier facility, The BloodShed. Located in south east Austin, this night will be a great night of roller derby, with the fun, up-close action you’ve come to know and love!

Treat your date like a true VIP with our Date Night Package — you’ll get 2 VIP tickets, plus a bouquet of roses hand delivered to your date by a Texas Rollergirl during the night!

VIP Date Night packages are $80.00, and can be purchased here.

 

2015 Texas Rollergirls Officiating Bootcamp

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Are you a roller derby referee or non-skating official?

Join us for a two day bootcamp that will help expand your skillset and better your officiating!

This two day camp will take place at our training facility, The BloodShed, and will include WFTDA standard practices and rules. We’ll have classroom training and hands-on scrimmage scenario training (so bring your gear, folks!). Any and all officials are welcome — whether you’re wanting a refresher before the home season starts, or you’re interested in becoming an official!

Hours:

Saturday, January 24: 9AM – 5PM
Sunday, January 25: 9AM – 3PM
Note: Both days will include lunch breaks!

Cost: $20.00 per day OR $30.00 for both days

Payment: Send Payment via Paypal to officials.txrg@gmail.com, or pay when you arrive

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