This Charming Wham
Texecutioners host Charm City Roller Girls Sunday
By Richard Whittaker,
9:00AM, Thu. Jun. 24, 2010
The four teams of the Texas Rollergirls take a break this weekend from their hunt for the league title. Instead, the touring Texecutioners are cracking their knuckles, getting ready to play gracious hosts to Baltimore's CCRG All-Stars.
Think of it as an exchange trip: After all, the Texies got to scout out Charm City last weekend when the Hotrod Honeys traveled east last weekend. They dominated their hosts' b-team, Female Trouble, 223-26, before hitting the sidelines to watch the All-Stars (ranked #4 in the WFTDA Eastern region) take down the Kansas City Roller Warriors (#2 in the South-Central region) 220-158.
The Texies will be looking for a definitive victory. They're the first to admit that this is a rebuild year, but after losses in successive double-headers in Colorado and Washington State, the new-look version of the #1 South-Central team is looking stronger. With much of the derby world up in Philadelphia for the East Coast Derby Extravaganza, a big win against one of their own would send a clear message to the East Coast powerhouse teams that Texas is serious about the championship.
Halftime music this week provided by pataphsyics (read Austin Powell's great piece in this week's Off The Record about the people who put the rock in rock-n-rollerderby.) The bout will kick off courtesy of this month's guest whistleblower Allan Y Chen, editor-in-chief of Austinist.
The bout takes place June 27 at Playland Skate Center, 8822 McCann Drive: First whistle at 7pm, doors 6.30pm. Tickets available online or at Playland, Rio Rita, and Cheapo Discs. $12 advance, $15 on the door.