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! 

 

 

 


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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!

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Special Announcement from the Texas Rollergirls!

29684_1433787117181_2930374_nThe 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.
193694_1825177101686_7294821_oAfter 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.

May 16: Recap

TXRG 05.15: Hotrod Honeys vs HustlersHustlers vs Hotrods – 181-173 

 

The Hustlers and the Hotrods met on the track this past Saturday for the first time since last season. Anticipation was high after the mid-season draft brought new players to both teams. New faces included the high-profile transfer of Jackie Daniels from Windy City to the Hotrods (and the Texecutioners, obvs!), and Spawna Chainsaw, graduating to the Hustlers from TXRG’s Juniors program.The Hustlers took an early lead, and held it until late in the second half, when we saw not one, but FOUR lead changes! Fielding a rotation of jammers featuring Jackie Daniels, newly-returned Hauss the Boss, Stone Her, Legal Knieval, and Kategory 5, the Hotrods threw everything they had at the walls set up by the Hustlers. Both teams brought incredible game play to the Convention Center, most notably the Hustler’s defensive line, easily the strongest it has been in years.Leaning heavily on jamming by Nicki Ticki Timebomb, Wild Carnage, Molotov M Pale, and jamming more frequently than we usually see her, Fifi Nomenon, the Hustlers put up offensive just as menacing as their defense. Commanding an at least twenty-point lead for the majority of the game, things got heated in the last few minutes. With time for just a few jams left, Fifi took the line against Stone Her. who went to the box on a forearm penalty. Fifi saw her chance and took it, picking up two grand slams. A wild track cut by Stone Her at the end of that jam left Nicki Ticki Timebomb jamming unopposed.With the game clock run out, Nicki Ticki Timebomb got lead and called the jam, at a final score of 181-173.


TXRG 05.15: Hell Marys vs Honky Tonk HeartbreakersHell 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.

May 16: Pre-Game Run Down!

Are you ready to watch your favorite home teams battle it out? Saturday, May 16, we are back bigger and badder at the Austin Convention Center. We are taking an extended summer vacation this year, so make sure you see us now, or you’ll have to wait until our home team Champs in August.


hots v hustlersThe first bout of the evening will feature the undefeated Hotrod Honeys against the Hustlers. This one is guaranteed to be a nail-biter, so make sure you arrive on time. We had a mid-season draft that shook up all teams’ rosters a little, but none more than the Hotrods. The fast ladies in black have acquired roller derby’s sweetheart, Jackie Daniels, and Hauss the Boss left the Heartbreakers to return to the Hotrods. Look for both of them jamming on Saturday. Priss-n- Vinegar is the other draftee for the Hotrods. She is a triple threat, and could be utilized in any position on the track. The Hotrods are looking set to put up some big points in this game.

The Hustlers are a strongly defensive team, and will certainly give nothing to the Hotrods without a fight. They took on four new players from the mid-season draft. Impending Doom will be joining the Hustler walls, and giving the Hotrod jammers something to fight through. Recent junior roller derby graduate Spawna Chainsaw will be out there doing damage as well. The Hustlers also drafted former New Hampshire Roller Derby teammates Chicka Chicka Bam Bam and McKilla Queen. These ladies are already comfortable playing together, and will pick right back up where they left off up north. Any of these new teammates could take a turn with the jammer star along with Nicki Ticki Timebomb, who we have all learned means business on the track.


hearts v hellsThe second bout of the evening will feature the Hell Marys battling it out with the Honky Tonk Heartbreakers. The Hell Marys feature several Firing Squad skaters coming off of a hugely dominating weekend at The Big O Tournament. Adding to their defensive “Circle of Death” is Sandy Ravage and Rowdy Rothbomb. Yes, Sandy Ravage came out of retirement; sometimes you just miss derby too much! Rowdy Rothbomb was recently captain of the Rocky Mountain Rollergirls’ B-Team, and will be a strong link in the Hells’ wall. Watch for rookie Gravy, Baby! wearing the jammer star more in this game, along with Babyface Assassin, Mini Massacre, and Freight Train.

The Honky Tonk Heartbreakers are looking for their first win of the season, and will come out fighting on Saturday. After losing Hauss the Boss back to the Hotrods, the Heartbreaker jammer line has seen some shake ups. Rocking the star Saturday will be The Big 3 Under 5’3”: Thugs Bunny, Big Nasty, and Deep Dish Nitza. The Heartbreakers drafted three very tall, very talented skaters. Scornbread and Cold Case will be doing work in the pack, but don’t be surprised if you see either of them taking a turn jamming in this game. Just Carol is the other Heartbreaker mid-season draftee, although you will have to wait till August to see her skate. This team is in a must-win situation, and will certainly give it everything they’ve got. Make sure you stick around for the second bout!

Our 2015 season continues THIS Saturday, May 16 downtown at the Austin Convention Center. Doors open at 5pm, the first bout begins at 6, and the second at 7:30. In honor of Armed Forces Day, we are offering $10 tickets to all active and retired military personnel with ID. Get there early, stay late, and get loud for your favorite team! Faster, Break ‘em, Hustle, Hell Yea!

Love ya ‘till it hurts.

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May 16: Armed Forces Day

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Join us on Saturday, May 16th, at the Austin Convention Center for Armed Forces Day! ALL military get $10 tickets — online and at the door! Buy tickets today!

The Texas Rollergirls thank you for your service!

2015 Season: Game 3

Social Image - Bout 4 - nochampsJoin us for the third game in our 2015 home season as the Hustlers take on the Hotrod Honeys, and the Honky Tonk Heartbreakers face off against the Hell Marys!

WHEN:
Saturday, May 16, 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 — Hustlers vs. Hotrod Honeys
7:30PM Game 2 — Honky Tonk Heartbreakers vs. Hell Marys
VIP ticket holders can enter the facility at 4:45PM! 

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! 

THANK YOU:

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All Star Pre-Game Run Down

March’s home team double header featured two of the closest, most intense bouts in Texas Rollergirls history! To see what happens next for the Hell Marys, Hotrod Honeys, Honky Tonk Heartbreakers, and Hustlers, make sure you check out the next home team bout at the Austin Convention Center on May 16.

For the April bout, we are giving the home teams a break, and letting the All-Stars shine bright. This will be some of the highest level derby play you will see in Austin this year. If you want to witness hard-hitting blockers, quick-as-lightening jammers, and smart, calculated track play, this is the game for you.

hipelThe first bout of the evening will be the Texecutioners vs the Tampa Tantrums. Our All-Star team features some of your home team favorites, plus seven all-star only players that you haven’t seen yet this season. Everyone’s favorite jammer, and 2013 MVP of the WFTDA Champs, Bloody Mary, will be putting up points all night. Keep your eye on her if you can keep up. Smarty Pants is co-captaining the Texies this season, and is a triple-threat. She is known worldwide as an incredible derby coach, and keeps a balance of intensity and fun on the track for her team. Luce Bandit is the strong, silent type. She knows what the other team is going to do before they do, and will keep her team three steps ahead.

Barbara Ambush is a jammer spirit killer. She can stop on a dime to take the speed of the quickest jammer who will never juke around her. Sarah Hipel is another derby coach known the world over. She understands the rules better than most referees, and has the agility to jam or block. Watch for her jumping the apex forward as a jammer, or back as a blocker to smash an opponent. Keep a keen eye on Shortcut. She is the player who makes everything happen in the pack. She’s not always the one making the big hits, but she is setting them up. Polly Gone has the footwork and leverage to stay in front of any jammer, and if that jammer thinks she’s getting around, she will quickly find herself on the floor and out of bounds.

faceAfter the Texecutioners destroy the Tampa Tantrums, you may find yourself pumped up and wanting more. Lucky for you, the second bout of the night is the Texas Rollergirls’ Firing Squad vs the Tampa Bay Bruise Crew. After an undefeated 2014, our B-Team is back to continue their streak with a few new faces. Check out CC Boom putting the hurt on Tampa’s jammers. Her name is quite fitting, and they don’t call her “Boom” for nothing! Recent additions Mini Massacre and Nicki Ticki Timebomb will be doing work with the jammer star. Nicki with her strength to bust through any wall, and Mini with her fast feet and agility to fake out the smartest blockers.

Fan favorite BabyFace Assassin will be zipping around, jumping the apex, and scoring points before Tampa even knows what happened to them. Watch for Sideshow Ho, the triple-threat. One jam she will be laying devastating hits, and the very next she will take the star and rack up grand slams. Punkin’ Dominion will be in the pack smashing anyone who gets in her way along with Dolores Fuertes and MariEZ Livin’.

The Firing Squad may be TXRG’s B Team, but there is nothing B-Level about these women. This will be top level roller derby.

We welcome you back to our home, The Blood Shed (6110 Trade Center Drive) THIS Saturday, April 11. The doors open at 5pm, and the first whistle is at 6pm, but please get there early to tailgate with the Derby Brothers. This is guaranteed to be THE highest level derby play in Austin all year. Texas! Texas! Kill! Kill! Kill!

Love ya ‘til it hurts.

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 truck, Wünder Pig Barbecue Co., 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.

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