Austin Texas Roller Derby | Texas Rollergirls » Interleague Play http://www.texasrollergirls.org News, training tips, events, and other information from the Texas Rollergirls Thu, 30 Nov 2017 19:59:37 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Pre-Game Rundown: All-Star Bouts http://www.texasrollergirls.org/2016/03/pre-game-rundown-all-star-bouts/ http://www.texasrollergirls.org/2016/03/pre-game-rundown-all-star-bouts/#comments Wed, 23 Mar 2016 18:12:20 +0000 http://www.texasrollergirls.org/?p=11305 Hello fans of the Texas Rollergirls! Thank you for coming out earlier this month to support your favorite home team. We are giving them a bit of a break and showcasing our All Star teams for you this Saturday. This is a “low production” bout, so it will be a little less crazy, and a little more intimate, but still a LOT of hard hitting, highly skilled roller derby action. We can’t wait to show you what the best of Texas has to offer.

miniFirst up, beginning at 6pm, is our still undefeated, North American B-Team Champions, The Firing Squad. Don’t let the classification “B Team” fool you; these ladies are incredibly talented, disciplined, and mean business on the track. They are taking on Houston Roller Derby’s All Star Team, and will be bringing their “A” game.

Under the leadership of captains Virgo Vengeful and MariEZ Livin’, and coaches, Kelli and Prancing Johnny, The Firing Squad are ready to handle whatever Houston throws at them in this first bout of their 2016 season. We have some recent additions to the Firing Squad roster, ready to step it up and skate are Nine Lives, Impending Doom, Alley Oops, and Mona Vaydid. BabyFace Assassin, Mini Massacre, and Gravy, Baby! will be doing the bulk of the jamming, so watch out for them destroying Houston walls, and building a big lead for Texas.

Houston Roller Derby’s All Star Team is a solid competitor for our Firing Squad. They are led by captains 2XForce and Jekyll & Heidi, and are currently ranked 48th in the WFTDA. Watch out for Nikkity Split, Rainbow Fright, Bustin Beaver, and everyone’s favorite, Death by Chocolate.

For our second bout of the night, we have an extra special treat for you. Our all-star Texecutioners will play… themselves! That’s right, this is a Texie on Texie, black vs white, good ol’ fashioned, flat track roller derby scrimmage. The Texecutioners are currently ranked 5th in the WFTDA, so get ready to see some of the best roller derby the world has to offer!

bloodyThis will be your first chance of 2016 to see our All Star Only (ASO) skaters. These ladies have worked hard, and earned the privilege of stepping off their home team to focus only on representing the Texas Rollergirls on the world stage. Barbara Ambush, Bloody Mary, Polly Gone, and Smarty Pants are some of the cleverest skaters in the game. Watch them leading their packs, and making quick decisions to spring their jammer.

Did you know that Texas boasts FOUR current/former members of Team USA roller derby on our roster? That’s right! Our very own Smarty Pants, Trauma, Jackie Daniels, and Polly Gone have all helped the good ol’ US of A win gold in the Roller Derby World Cup. They are all strong, intelligent players who bleed roller derby. Make sure you snap a selfie with one if you can catch her!

We welcome you back to our home, The Bloodshed, THIS Saturday, March 26. Doors open at 5:15, and the first whistle is at 6pm. This is a “low production,” intimate bout, so make sure you get tickets in advance, as there will be less released, and it’s a guarantee sell-out. We can’t wait to show you what the best of Texas has to offer. Love ya till it hurts!

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April ALL STAR Double Header! http://www.texasrollergirls.org/2015/03/april-all-star-double-header/ http://www.texasrollergirls.org/2015/03/april-all-star-double-header/#comments Thu, 19 Mar 2015 21:03:40 +0000 http://www.texasrollergirls.org/?p=10421 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.

ABOUT THE FACILITY:

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Texas Takes on Champs, Nov. 8-10 http://www.texasrollergirls.org/2013/10/texas-takes-on-champs-nov-8-10/ http://www.texasrollergirls.org/2013/10/texas-takes-on-champs-nov-8-10/#comments Thu, 17 Oct 2013 12:56:43 +0000 http://www.texasrollergirls.org/?p=8094 Our all-star Texecutioners are making the trek to Milwaukee to play in the 2013 Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA) International Championships! Our Texies have endured grueling practices, trying scrimmages, and, of course, challenging bouts to earn a spot in these championship games.

You can join the Texas Rollergirls in Milwaukee the weekend of November 8-10! Not only will you get to see the best in Texas, you’ll get to see the best teams IN THE ENTIRE WORLD competing for a chance to win the coveted Hydra trophy! Champs takes place at the US Cellular Arena — and tickets to the event are available on WFTDA.com/Milwaukee. There is a group of TXRG friends and family going — which includes premier skaters, rec-league skaters, and fans — connect with us at our Texas Trip to Champs Facebook event page . We plan to sit together, party together, and cheer for our Texies together! Come with us!

Can’t make the trip? Watch every awesome hit, every fantastic block, every amazing juke LIVE on WFTDA.tv!

 

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Look for us on YNN today! http://www.texasrollergirls.org/2013/08/ynn-today/ http://www.texasrollergirls.org/2013/08/ynn-today/#comments Fri, 09 Aug 2013 14:31:24 +0000 http://www.texasrollergirls.org/?p=7907 We’re on YNN this morning! In a segment with Jess Mitchell called Active Now. We had a blast, despite waking up at 5am to get to the Austin Convention Center. Sinnerfold worked with Jess aka “Yellow-Haired Thunder” on a proper derby stance, falls, hits, and how to break through a wall – and she did great for having not had put on skates in years! Other skaters to look out for in the piece and who came out to skate the live segments early this a.m. are Voodoo Doll, DeBella DeBall, Barbie Got Back, Bad Influence, La Dolce Beatah, Me Shove You Long Time, Desi Cration, Notorious D.I.E, and Sprawkett.

And remember to get your tickets for tomorrow nights SEASON FINALE all-star double header!

Look for our Active Now segment running throughout the day. And check out a sneak peek here:

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Saturday, August 10 – LAST DERBY OF THE SEASON! http://www.texasrollergirls.org/2013/07/saturday-august-10-last-derby-of-the-season/ http://www.texasrollergirls.org/2013/07/saturday-august-10-last-derby-of-the-season/#comments Tue, 30 Jul 2013 15:14:40 +0000 http://www.texasrollergirls.org/?p=7847 DON’T MISS THE FINAL DOUBLE HEADER OF THE SEASON!

This is it! It’s last-chance roller derby action. This Saturday is the final roller derby double feature of the Texas Rollergirls home season, and you definitely don’t want to miss this hard-hitting, no-holds-barred derby spectacular. The Texas Rollergirls will bout against the most fierce flat-track roller derby players in the Lone Star State!

The family-friendly action gets rolling at 6 p.m., with the opener bout. The Firing Squad, Austin’s red-hot B-Team, welcomes the opportunity to trounce Dallas’ Assassination City All-Stars in an all-out battle for statewide roller derby bragging rights. Ready! Aim! Fire!

The main event of this roller derby double feature kicks off at 7:45 p.m. In this competition for roller derby domination, the Texas Rollergirls ALL-STARs Texecutioners, currently the sixth-ranked team in the world, face off against the 26th-ranked Houston Roller Derby All-Stars (www.wftda.com/rankings) in what promises to be a savage, cutthroat battle to the very last moment between skaters who know each other very well. This will be the best derby action of the season, and features the best flat track roller derby skaters in all of Texas. Don’t miss this last must-see double feature event of the season! It’s bout time!

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Biggest Derby Fan In Texas http://www.texasrollergirls.org/2013/07/biggest-derby-fan-in-texas/ http://www.texasrollergirls.org/2013/07/biggest-derby-fan-in-texas/#comments Sun, 28 Jul 2013 18:48:33 +0000 http://www.texasrollergirls.org/?p=7866 The Texas Rollergirls along with Lone Star Beer and Deep Eddy Vodka will bestow the title of BIGGEST DERBY FAN IN TEXAS at the season finale double header on Saturday, August 10. At half time of the main event (Texecutioners vs Houston All-Stars) be prepared to come down onto center-track to show your BIGGEST, ROWDIEST, FAN-NESS where the audience will vote by cheering for the winner. The winner will get bragging rights and a prize from our sponsors.

See you, and your most outrageous fan-ness, at the bout!

*This is a skill-based contest. Must be 21 to enter and must be present at center-track at halftime of the Texas Rollergirls bout on Saturday, August 10, 2013 at the Austin Convention Center. Get tickets here: http://texasrollergirls.bpt.me/ (or at the door).

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:

WE DARE YOU:

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It’s Bout Time – Saturday, May 11th http://www.texasrollergirls.org/2013/04/its-bout-time-saturday-may-11th/ http://www.texasrollergirls.org/2013/04/its-bout-time-saturday-may-11th/#comments Tue, 23 Apr 2013 14:25:33 +0000 http://www.texasrollergirls.org/?p=7407 May 11th - Watch the Texies take on Rocky MountainThe first Texas Rollergirls all-star bout of the season is gearing up to be a riotous brawl of epic proportions. The Mile High City will be knocked down to earth by a larger-than-life Austin all-star squad when Colorado takes on Texas Saturday, May 11, at the Austin Convention Center. The Texas Rollergirls all-star Texecutioners team, currently ranked FIFTH IN THE WORLD, will battle the 14th-ranked Rocky Mountain Rollergirls’ 5280 Fight Club (http://www.wftda.com/rankings) in this elite roller derby rivalry. Comprised mostly of Texas Rollergirls’ hardest-hitting home team skaters with devastating lightening speed, the Texecutioners represent the most fierce roller derby players in all of Austin—and some say the Lone Star State! Doors open at 5 p.m., and this battle of the all-stars gets rolling at 6 p.m.

But the battle of West versus South doesn’t end there! A special second bout, beginning at 7:45 p.m., pits the Texas Rollergirls B Team, the ruthless and savage Firing Squad, against the Rocky Mountain Rollergirls’ own B Team, the Contenders, in what promises be to a merciless roller derby match-up.

As they head to Austin, Denver’s imposing derby skaters may be on a Rocky Mountain high, but they’ll soon learn that, from smashing blows to scores differentials, Everything’s Bigger in Texas!

Show your love for the Texas Rollergirls and the Lone Star State. Get your tickets now. It’s bout time!

DOORS: 5pm / OPENING CEREMONY: 5:45pm
FIRST BOUT: 6pm / SECOND BOUT: 7:45pm
At the Austin Convention Center – 4th & Red River

Get your tickets NOW!

1 TICKET – 2 BOUTS!
KIDS 12 AND UNDER (General Admission) ALWAYS FREE!

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May 11 – Meet The Competition http://www.texasrollergirls.org/2013/04/may-11-meet-the-competition/ http://www.texasrollergirls.org/2013/04/may-11-meet-the-competition/#comments Mon, 15 Apr 2013 17:16:48 +0000 http://www.texasrollergirls.org/?p=7493 TEXAS vs COLORADO!

It’s an ALL-STAR BOUT of epic proportions as the Rocky Mountain Rollergirls from Denver, Colorado travel to Austin to take on our ALL-STARS this SATURDAY, May 11! The Colorado team was the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA) world champions in 2010 and while our ALL-STARS, the Texecutioners, are currently ranked above them (Texas at 5th and Rocky at 14th), this promises to be a battle ’til the last whistle.

You already know your Texas Rollergirls ALL-STARS, so it’s time to size-up the competition:

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Texas Rollergirls Honored in Best of 2012 Poll http://www.texasrollergirls.org/2013/01/rollergirls-honored-best-2012-poll/ http://www.texasrollergirls.org/2013/01/rollergirls-honored-best-2012-poll/#comments Fri, 04 Jan 2013 21:42:44 +0000 http://www.texasrollergirls.org/?p=6490 Each year, the independent Derby News Networks runs a worldwide Readers’ Choice Poll, honoring stand-outs in a variety of categories, including Most Valuable Blocker and Jammer, Best Double-Threat, Rookie of the Year, and more. DNN makes five nominations in each category and asks the derby community to add five more. In 2012, Texas Rollergirls were represented in four categories and took home top honors in two of them.

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Our first victory was in the Bout of the Year category, where our battle with the Denver Roller Dolls for third-place at WFTDA Championships got the nod. The Texecutioners held the lead through much of this game and had a 50-point margin at halftime, but with just six minutes left on the clock, Denver’s Sandrine Rangeon put up a record-breaking 44-0 jam to snatch the win for her team. DNN has a full recap of the bout available, or you can watch the whole thing on WFTDA.tv

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Smarty Pants romped home in the Breakout Player of the Year category, leading her nearest competitor by nearly 200 points. Smarty joined Texas Rollergirls in January 2011 after years playing banked track derby and quickly made an impact on both the Hell Marys and the Texecutioners–and the global scene, taking second place in DNN’s Rookie of the Year in the 2011 poll. However, she seemed to really hit her stride in 2012 as a core member of the Texecutioners’ defence and a stalwart, reliable jammer.

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Members of Texas Rollergirls were nominated in a few other categories: new Hustler Fifi Nomenon, formerly of Angel City Derby Girls, edged into second place in the Rookie of the Year contest in the closing hours of the poll. Sarah ‘Killbox’ Hipel was nominated in Best Double-Threat and Polly Gone was nominated in Most Valuable Blocker.

Read the full list of honorees on DNN.

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2012 DNN Best of’s http://www.texasrollergirls.org/2012/12/2012-dnn-best-ofs/ http://www.texasrollergirls.org/2012/12/2012-dnn-best-ofs/#comments Fri, 21 Dec 2012 17:20:44 +0000 http://www.texasrollergirls.org/?p=6470 Derby News Network has posted its nominations for the “Best Of 2012″ in the world of roller derby. And TEXAS is representing with some serious talent in four categories. Three of your Texas Rollergirls’ All-Star Texecutioners are nominated and one of our new rookies is as well! DNN is opening up the nominations in the comments section of the post — there are certainly some other athletes from TEXAS left off this list — help us correct that!

I don’t know about you all, but, all this talk about 2012 is getting me really excited about 2013!

Most Valuable Blocker
belle RIGHT hooks (Bay Area)
Gotham’s Hive Mind (Gotham)
Hockey Honey (Oly)
Polly Gone (Texas)
Wild Cherri (Atlanta)

Best Double-Threat
Carmen Getsome (Rat City)
I.M. Pain (Charm City)
Jackie Daniels (Windy City)
Killbox (Texas)
Nock Nock (Bay Area)

Rookie of the Year
Fifi Nomenon (Angel City)
Flamin’ Aggro (London)
KonichiWOW (Windy City)
On Da Sligh (Oly)
Shaina Serelson (Denver)

Breakout Player of the Year
Lenore Gore (DC)
Merchant of Menace (Atlanta)
Sargentina (Windy City)
Shaolynn Scarlett (London)
Smarty Pants (Texas)

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