Category Archives: Roller Derby

Rollerderby WAS serious!

Several last jams had major penalties and so were skated over. Then it became a tie and went into another three minutes of play time. Talk about hard-fought. The Cherry Bombs ended up losing by a couple of points. Probably good for them as they won’t be too complacent about training for the upcoming championship. Don’t miss the championship on October 15. Its at the convention center to accommodate the anticipated attendance. But get tickets ahead because it will likely sell out.

Banked Track Rollerderby is fixing to get serious!

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This morning I went to the veloway to start accruing the 100 miles I try to get in every week on the seat of a bicycle. I ran into Dawna Destruction of the Cherry Bombs and had a nice chat. About the time she left several members of the Rhinestone Cowgirls showed up to skate a few laps and we had a nice visit. So, that reminds me to remind you…..Saturday 7:00 PM at the Palmer Events Center we have the Cherry Bombs vs. the Rhinestone Cowgirls. These are currently the two top teams in the league — both undefeated so far this season, the Cherry Bombs undefeated last season as well. The winner of this upcoming bout goes straight to the championship bout, the loser has to play the #3 team — the Putas del Fuego — to go to the championship. Having sponsored the Cherry Bombs for the last few years I have my bias, but really this one is too close to call. If you go and find the bout boring, I will personally reimburse you for your ticket! I have made this offer before — no takers yet! If you can’t make this one, the playoff and championship bouts are in October.


YEAH!!! Its been a good season so far despite the fact that the two TXRD teams that Don’s Automotive sponsors don’t look good for the championship this year. The Rhinestone Cowgirls have a captain that goes by the track name of “Kategory 5.” She is a former speed skater from Norway and lightning fast and nimble. But a superstar skater can’t score her team points without the team being there to help her through the pack and block the opposing jammer. The word is she has had her team on an extreme training regimen with no down-time since last season. It sure looks like it. They beat the Putas Del Fuego by 16 points Saturday night and are probably on a fast track to the season championship.

On July 23rd the Cherry Bombs — proudly sponsored by Don’s Automotive for the last few years — play the Hellcats at Palmer Events Center. The two teams should be about evenly matched, so expect a real nail-biter. Starts at 7:00, over before 10:00. If you find it boring just let me know and I will reimburse your price of admission!

Rollerderby one week from today

We have the Holy Rollers (sponsored by Don’s Automotive) vs. the Rhinestone Cowgirls. These are teams in TXRD, which is the banked track league in Austin. We also have a fine flat track league — Texas Rollergirls. As their sponsor, I wish the Holy Rollers the best, but don’t have high hopes for them at this bout. A lot of their players retired recently. They placed well enough last season that they didn’t get first choice drafting new girls. The word is Kategory 5, captain and easily one of the league’s top 5 jammers, has been seriously cracking the whip training the Rhinestone Cowgirls and they will be very hard to beat this year. Sunday, Feb 20th @ Palmer Auditorium. Parking is easy, show starts at 7:00, out by about 10:00. Be advised many TXRD bouts sell out these days, so you had best buy tickets ahead! Come say hello to me, Tony, Brandon, Torf and whoever at VIP seating. Tony and Brandon from Don’s Automotive are valuable track setup and maintenance workers, as is our family friend Julio. Hard core brutal competition with a healthy dose of Austin weirdness.