Pre-Game Rundown: 2016 Season Opener

Greetings rollerfans, and welcome to the Texas Rollergirls 2016 season! We have had a productive offseason, and look forward to seeing you this Saturday, February 13 at our home, The Bloodshed. Our home team opening day will include two full-length bouts along with some hilarious half time entertainment brought to you by the Double Dog App.

hotsBout one is a rematch of 2015’s third place battle between the Hotrod Honeys and the Honky Tonk Heartbreakers. Both teams have something to prove, and this game will not disappoint. The Hotrods handily defeated the Heartbreakers to end last season and plan to start 2016 by doing the same. The retirement of TXRG founding member Lucille Brawl is a huge loss to the ladies in black and pink, but they won’t let that slow them down. The Hotrods picked up triple threat Nine Lives as an interleague transfer. Watch for her solid pack play, and maybe even some time with the star. They have both all-star Texecutioner captains in their ranks, and Jackie Daniels and Stone Her are both physical players, solid in any position. Watch for smart pack play from blockers Bo Jacks’em and MariEZ Livin’; these ladies will be making things difficult for the Heartbreaker jammers.

joThe best thing about starting in last place, is that you have nowhere to go but up, and the Heartbreakers have their gold and gingham hearts set on moving straight to the top! Since winning champs in 2013, the Heartbreakers have spent the last two seasons rebuilding and restructuring their team. Fresh from an international roller derby win in South Africa, they are ready to take on the Hotrod Honeys. Fan favorite Flash Gorgeous is back after taking a two-season break, and she hasn’t missed a beat. In addition to Flash, the Heartbreakers have picked up three new skaters for the 2016 season. Maeby comes straight from our Rec League program, and is strong, smart, and ready for her first premier league bout. Transfers Mona Vaydid and Vivian LeighEmOut are joining the Heartbreaker jammer rotation along with Thugs Bunny, Scornbread, and Firing Squad superstar Sideshow Ho. Don’t miss this exciting first bout beginning at 6pm!

freightThe second game of the evening, beginning around 7:45pm, is a rematch of the 2015 Championship bout. The Hustlers will be defending their first place status against a hungry-for-revenge Hell Marys. This is guaranteed to be an exciting and hard-hitting game, so make sure you stick around! The Hell Marys have picked up interleague transfer and Team USA skater, Trauma. She will be doing some serious work in the pack, along with blockers Sandy Ravage, Dolores Fuertes, and the Mad Hatcher. Fan favorite, and Firing Squad jammer Brown Buttah retired at the end of 2015, but the ladies in plaid have a strong jammer rotation ready to fill her skates. Blink and you’ll miss super-fast BabyFace Assassin and Mini Massacre, and keep your eyes on the incredible footwork of force-to-be-reckoned-with Freight Train.

nickiReigning champs, The Hustlers are not going to be easy to take down in 2016. They are led by two captains with incredible derby brains, Impending Doom and Nicki Ticki Timebomb. This self-described “weird” team in purple is anchored by formidable Texicutioner blockers Bittercup, CC Boom, and Molotov M. Pale. Their packs are strong, smart, and take no prisoners. They have added four new skaters to their ranks this season. Grit, Grendel Gruesome, and Alley Oops come from our own TXRG Rec League, and Kill ‘Ems is a recent transfer to Texas. Calling them “rookies” would be selling these ladies short; they are strategy-savvy, strong, and prepared to do their part to keep the Hustlers on top.

We look forward to seeing you at our 2016 home opener THIS Saturday, February 13, at The Bloodshed. Doors open at 5pm, and we suggest getting there early to secure a spot. This bout will sell out, so buy your tickets in advance here. This is a family-friendly event with an interactive half time show, so bring your Valentine, your best friend, your mom, and your kids! Love ya till it hurts!

Hangover Tournament

Hangover Tourney

 

What: 8 on 8 Bracket Play with a 3 Bout Guarantee (bouts are condensed)
When: January 2nd
Where: The Blood Shed
Cost: $160 per team ($20 per skater!)
Additional Info: Limited to the first 8 teams to sign up! Darks vs Lights – colors of the teams’ choosing. Co-ed!

Crazy 8’s Tournament

Crazy-8s

 

What: 8 on 8 Bracket Play with a 3 Bout Guarantee (bouts are condensed)
When: December 20th
Where: The Blood Shed
Cost: $160 per team ($20 per skater!)
Additional Info: Limited to the first 8 teams to sign up! Darks vs Lights – colors of the teams’ choosing. Female Only. (Sorry men! Y’all will have to wait until our coed Hangover Tourney on January 2. Check back for more information, but save the date for now!)

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Silent Auction Donors

THANK YOU to the following businesses and people who have donated to our 2015 silent auction: 

Dos Chivos
Michi Ramen
Bangers Sausage House & Beer Garden
Maudie’s
Cherrywood Cafe
Daruma Ramen
Snap Kitchen
Sweet Ritual
Easy Tiger
Gourmands
Odd Duck
Uchiko
East Side Cafe
Fresa’s Chicken
Stiles Switch BBQ
Bacon
P. Terry’s
Ruby’s BBQ
Juiceland
Lick Ice Cream
Hopdoddy Burger Bar
Contigo
Gourdough’s
The Jackalope
Prima Dora
Bookwoman
Birds Barbershop
Red Stella Salon
Toyshades
Fast Folks
Texas Stars
Easy Canvas Prints
Pro Designed Pads
KOOZA Cirque Du Soleil
Sea World
Animal World & Snake Farm Zoo
Advantage Sports Massage
CATZ / Champion Performance
Black Swan Yoga
Embellish Nails
Alamo Drafthouse
Capital City Cruises
School of Rock
Lighthouse Country Club
Blue Lake Golf Club, Inc.
Lake Travis Zipline Adventures
Brass Ovaries
The Expedition School
Texas Fit Chicks Bootcamp
Traditional Martial Arts Academy
Paula Gruber
Rare Bird Art
Marta Pelrine-Bacon
Jen Wireman Fitness
Punkin’ Dominion
DeBella DeBall
Jackie Daniels
Summer Hough
Young Money Mackerel
Muffin Tumble

2015 Fall Festival

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Join the Texas Rollergirls for our first ever Fall Festival, on Saturday, September 26th, at our practice facility, located at 6110 Trade Center Drive!

The Fall Festival will feature a day chock-full of roller derby, and will include a vendor village, with vendors from all over the Austin area, and a silent auction benefiting the Texas Rollergirls, a non-profit organization.

11:00AM | Doors open

11:30AM| Co-ed scrimmage. 
“Glitter v. Goth” co-ed scrimmage, open to intermediate and advanced skaters. Come watch these two teams duke it out in a for-fun scrimmage!
If you’ve signed up to skate, please pay here!

12:30PM | All-Star Texecutioner Exhibition Bout
Meet your all-stars and cheer them on as they skate Texas vs. Texas in this awesome bout!

2:00PM | Austin Anarchy vs. TXMRD
Halftime: Texas Rollergirls Junior All-Stars Mini-Bout

4:00PM | Texas Rollergirls Mash-Up vs. Cen-Tex RollerGirls
Halftime: Special Performance by Brass Ovaries!

ALL DAY | Vendor Village Open

11AM – 5PM | Silent Auction
Check out the list of our awesome silent auction donors here!


F.A.Q.

Can I BYOB?
Tailgating is fine & definitely encouraged, please clean up after yourself, though. Wine, beer and non-alcoholic drinks will be for sale during the event. Outside food & beverage will not permitted inside the Blood Shed facility during the event. 

Can I bring my own chair?
There will be plenty of floor seating/standing room. Limited seating will be provided, outside chairs will not be permitted.

 

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We’re excited to host the following food trucks for this event!:

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2015 Champions

Congratulations to the Hustlers, who won the title of 2015 home team Champions on August 22nd! The Hustlers bested the Hell Marys with a final score of 244 – 145.

Full recap coming soon!

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Champs: Recap

Hotrod Honeys vs Honky Tonk Heartbreakers

20848156446_581b35807f_bThe night began with the fight for third and fourth place, and it was checks versus gingham!

We started with Stone Her of the Hotrods jamming against Deep Dish Nitza of the Honky Tonk Heartbreakers. Stone Her got lead, and got things started with a twelve point lead from the first jam. Unfortunately, the Heartbreakers never quite caught up.

Despite numerous multi-point jams by Deep Dish Nitza, Sideshow Ho, and Thugs Bunny, the Heartbreakers were never able to build momentum with their scoring.  The combination of the Hotrods’ jamming lineup of Jackie Daniels, LaVoodoo, Olivia Shootin’ John, Legal Knievel, Stone Her, and Kategory 5, in addition to their defensive line, was too much for the Heartbreakers, who fought tooth and nail for the points they scored.  

Two Heartbreakers took their bows: Headless Highness bench coached, having retired earlier in the season, and Babe Ruthless skated her last bout.

The final score was 307 – 80, in favor of the Hotrods.


Hustlers vs Hell Marys

20686535078_682aa0f86d_bIf there is one phrase that sums up this match up, it is this: “Contentious blocking.”

The Hells were thirsty to defend their title, and the Hustlers were hangry to reclaim it. The game started with Fifi Nomenon jamming against Freight Train, a matchup we saw frequently through the rest of the game. Nicki Tick Timebomb and Wild Carnage handled most of the rest of the jamming duty for the Hustlers, with Malice stepping in sometimes too. Brown Buttah, Mini Massacre, and Babyface Assassin took up most of the jamming for the Hells. (Special mention must be given to Babyface Assassin’s GIANT HEADS in the crowd! Further proof that Local 666 works overtime for their team!)

This bout was exciting! Full of lead changes in the first half, and every pack demonstrating astounding blocking techniques. However, two-thirds of the way into the first half, the Hustlers took lead and never gave it back. Fifi Nomenon got lead an incredible six times in a row, though her most notable jam involved the very jammer star being knocked from her head by the Hells! 

20899281292_487a9bf200_bBoth teams had members retiring, giving both of them extra incentive to win one last game for the road. Brown Buttah of the Hell Marys played her final game against retiring Hustlers, Killer Crouton, Scrape Myrtle, and Bad Influence. 

The final score was 245-145, in favor of the Hustlers.

CHAMPS: Pre-Game Run Down!

Hello derby fans!  We know you’ve missed us, and we sure have missed you too!  It has been a long, hot summer but we have been training hard to give you the best flat track derby you have ever witnessed at the Texas Rollergirls Home Team Championships this weekend!


hearts v hots The first bout of the evening will pit the Honky Tonk Heartbreakers against the Hotrod Honeys in a battle for third place.  The sweethearts in gingham have yet to win a home team game this season, although they lost by only 4 points to the Honeys in black and pink back in March, so this is anyone’s game.  Will the Heartbreakers pull away with a win this time?  Captain Danke Shame believes in her team, “The Hearts have been working really hard the last couple of months, and we are looking strong. We’re ready to bring a good fight to the Hotrods.”

The Hotrod Honeys certainly won’t be taking it easy on the Heartbreakers. Both teams are back at full strength after taking the summer to recover from some injuries. Watch for strong, heavily defensive Hotrod packs locked down by Slamdra Dee, Jackie Daniels, Punkin’ Dominion, DeBella DeBall, and LaVooDoo.  Crowd favorites Olivia Shootin’ John and Hauss the Boss will be playing both offense and defense, and are devastating in either position. When asked for a quote, Hauss had no words, she plans to let her skating do the talking for her.

The Heartbreakers are planning to leave all the Hotrods speechless with teamwork, solid packs, and strong defense.  Ruby Wring, Trauma, Shiner Blond, Nine Lives, and Booty Queen are anchoring the defense with solid walls which the Hotrod jammers will have to penetrate.  Also watch out for Thugs Bunny, Sideshow Ho, and recent draftee Scornbread, who shines at both blocking and jamming.  Don’t think this third place bout will be any less hard hitting or exciting.  These women will be tearing up the track and playing hard like they are after the trophy, so be sure not to miss the first bout, beginning at 6pm.


hells vs hustlersThe 2015 Texas Rollergirls Home Team Champions will be determined in the second bout of the evening.  Will it be the current reigning champs the Hell Marys? Or will the Hustlers claim that title back for the first time since 2011? Both teams are incredibly strong defensively. You can look forward to punishing packs, hard hits, and quick, jukey jammers.  Yes, these teams are strong, tough, and they mean business.

          Already breaking the 5-year streak of teams winning the championship one year, then falling to last place the next is the Hell Marys. They may have lost many of their core skaters to retirement after winning 2014 Championships, but they did not let that slow them down. “We’ve worked extremely hard to show that 2015 wasn’t a rebuilding year for us,” revealed triple-threat Gravy, Baby!  “Thanks to our amazing coaching and support staff, we are more than ready for the Hustlers to bring it.”

The Hell Mary defense has perfected their “circle of death” strategy with solid blocking by Bullet Sucker, Angela Momentum, Dolores Fuertes, Sandy Ravage, and The Mad Hatcher.  Watch for Freight Train to dominate in any position, she is truly a force to be reckoned with on the track.  Zippy jammers Mini Massacre and BabyFace Assassin are difficult to slow down, and will force the Hustler walls to be patient and strong.

Are the Hustlers ready for this challenge? “I believe in the power of purple,” proudly declared Hustler blocker, Me Shove You Long Time. “We’ve had our eyes on this prize since we won in 2011. We have a strong team, and each skater has been working hard for this moment. Let’s get weird, y’all.”

If getting weird translates to bringing the pain, then the Hell Marys better be ready for those immovable Hustler walls, and hard offensive strikes.  Nicki Ticki Timebomb is one of the hardest hitting jammers the game has seen in a while, she is strong and difficult to catch.  Wild Carnage, on the other hand, has fancy, unpredictable footwork. Both jammers will be working hard to put points up on the scoreboard. One of the derby world’s favorite stars, Fifi Nomenon will be playing in all positions; you can’t miss the attention she commands on the track.  The physical defense from CC Boom, Bittercup, Impending Doom, Malice, and Mostly Harmless will be working to stop the Hell Mary jammers in their tracks.

This Championship bout is guaranteed to be edge-of-your-seat excitement.  With the close games happening all season, the trophy is either team’s to win.  Both the Hustlers and the Hell Marys have been working hard for this game, both physically and mentally.  It’s going to come down to the final whistle. Who wants it more?

Join us at the Austin Convention Center in beautiful downtown Austin, Texas this Saturday, August 22 for our final home team game of the season.  Doors open at 5:15, and the 3rd place bout begins at 6pm.  In addition to the derby, there will be music by the Inside Out Steel Band between the two bouts.  Stay until the end to see the crowning of the 2015 champions, followed by a skater retirement ceremony, then walk over to the afterparty at the Jackalope to celebrate a season well played with all of your Texas Rollergirls.

Love ya ‘til it hurts!

2015 Season: Champs!

txrg 2015 poster-bout 5-PREVIEWJoin us for the last home game in our 2015 season as the Honky Tonk Heartbreakers take on the Hotrod Honeys for third place, and the Hustlers face off against the 2014 season Champs, the Hell Marys, for our Championship game! 

WHEN:
Saturday, August 22, 2015

WHERE:
The Austin Convention Center | 500 E Cesar Chavez — Entrance at 4th & Red River

TICKETS:
Tickets start at only $12! Buy your tickets today! 

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

 

 

 


Fairdale-Bike-Raffle_V3RAFFLE!: 
The Texas Rollergirls are a non-profit organization, and we rely on your generous support to help keep our league running! Show your support by buying a raffle ticket from one of your favorite skaters! You’re entered to win a sweet bike, courtesy of Fairdale Bikes! The winner will be drawn at halftime of our Champs game! You don’t have to be present to win, but why wouldn’t you want to be there?!

 

 

 


HALFTIME: 
We’ll have a special halftime performance by Inside Out Steelband!

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

NOTE:
No outside food or drinks!

BUY TICKETS NOW! 

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