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THANK YOU to the following businesses and people who have donated to our 2015 silent auction:
Bangers Sausage House & Beer Garden
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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!
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.
Full recap coming soon!
The 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.
If 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!
Both 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.
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!
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.
The 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!
Join 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!
Saturday, August 22, 2015
The Austin Convention Center | 500 E Cesar Chavez — Entrance at 4th & Red River
Tickets start at only $12! Buy your tickets today!
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?!
We’ll have a special halftime performance by Inside Out Steelband!
Join us after the second game at The Jackalope — where we’ll keep the party going all night!
No outside food or drinks!
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The 2015 Texas Rollergirls Advisory Board is thrilled to announce a new member of our Class Emeritus: Sic Shooter.
The Texas Rollergirls’ Class Emeritus is a special, reserved class that is meant to honor and recognize skaters who have gone above and beyond for our organization.
Sic Shooter has played an integral part of our organization since the roller derby revival in 2001. She skated with BGGW for a year and became an official Texas Rollergirl in 2004. She was drafted on to the Honky Tonk Heartbreakers and remained a loyal Heartbreaker, working as captain of that team in 2007 and 2012, until her retirement in 2014. This season, she is working as one of the coaches for the Heartbreakers. During her time as a Class S skater, she not only represented the Heartbreakers, she also skated for the Texecutioners and the Firing Squad.
Of course, her skating abilities are not the only things she has given to this league. Sic has worked in several vital positions in our league’s business, including serving as a Texas Rollergirls manager in 2006, part of the management team that created the Advisory Board and Chief Officer management set-up that we still use today.
She worked diligently as our league’s boot-camp coordinator for four years, followed by serving as an Advisory Board member during the 2010 and 2011 seasons.
Sic Shooter was a key player in successfully developing the Texas Rollergirls’ first-ever contract with the Austin Convention Center. She also worked closely with retired skater Cheap Trixie to sign the contract with the City of Austin that allowed us to paint our tracks and regularly practice at local Austin parks.
After serving on the Advisory Board, Sic worked in the marketing vertical, including after her retirement, as our ad-buying representative. She is still active in this role in our league’s business.
It is for all these reasons that the Advisory Board has gladly accepted her as a Class Emeritus member, and we have also decided to retire her number, 06, from the Honky Tonk Heartbreakers team. This number will be added to our retirement banners in the Blood Shed, hanging proudly among the numbers of other skaters who have given blood, sweat, tears and so much more to this league.
Sic, thank you for being such an outstanding skater, league worker and, most of all, friend.
Hustlers vs Hotrods – 181-173
Hell Marys vs Honky Tonk Heartbreakers – 389 – 158
The Hell Marys and The Honky Tonk Heartbreakers met on the track again, with the Hells showing the same ruthless dedication they used to beat the then-undefeated Hotrod Honeys in last season’s final game. While they executed some excellent defense–Booty Queen, in particular, being the only blocker who successfully held back Freight Train–the Heartbreakers’ defense was not up to the Hells’ jammers.
Freight Train, Brown Buttah, Babyface Assassin, and Mini Massacre did the lion’s share of jamming for the Hells. Thugs Bunny, Deep Dish Nitza, Big Nasty, and newcomer Scornbread took the star for the Heartbreakers.
Remaining mostly untouchable through the whole bout, Freight Train received notable resistance from both Booty Queen and Babe Ruthless, who executed an effective hit to the inside.
The Hells provided strong defense in addition to their strong offense. Of note were the efforts of PeaceWar and, returning from retirement, Sandy Ravage.
The Hell Marys took the lead early on, and never let it go. Despite strong, multi-point jams by Deep Dish Nitza and Thugs Bunny, the Heartbreakers were never able to catch up. The Hell Marys won, 389-158.