Houston Roller Derby

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Houston Roller Derby
League logo
Metro area Houston, Texas
Country United States
Founded 2005
Teams The Bayou City Bosses
The Brawlers
The Psych Ward Sirens
The Valkyries
Track type(s) Flat
Venue Bayou Music Center
Affiliations WFTDA (South Central region)
Website houstonrollerderby.com

Houston Roller Derby (HRD) is a non-profit flat track roller derby league based in Houston, Texas, (USA).[1] [2] HRD was founded in early 2005,[3] and is a member league of the Women's Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA).[2] HRD consists of four home teams [1] that play within the league as well as against visiting teams from other WFTDA leagues.

Houston Roller Derby also has an all-star travel team, formerly called HaRD Knocks but now referred to as the all-stars, which was formed in 2006 to play against other WFTDA leagues across the U.S. and in WFTDA tournaments and competitions.[1] The HRD all-stars were one of 12 WFTDA teams who qualified to compete in the WFTDA National Championships in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, (USA) in 2009.[4] League skater Windigo played for Team Canada at the 2011 Roller Derby World Cup.[5]

History[edit]

Originally formed in early 2005 as the Space City Rollergirls, Houston Roller Derby split from their founding group in the pursuit of an all-skater owned league.[3] A majority of the skaters involved in Space City Rollergirls formed HRD after the founding members of Space City Rollergirls attempted to fire the league's coed training team.[3] The new league focused on democratic leadership, with decisions made by committees with elected leaders.[3] HRD's first bout took place in October 2005 at the Pasadena Convention Center.[3] By January 2006 the league had about 50 members and consisted of four teams: The Bayou City Bosses, The Burlesque Brawlers, The Machete Betties and The Psych Ward Sirens.[3] 2006 bouts took place at the Arabia Shrine Temple.[6] The 2007 and 2008 season bouts took place at the Verizon Wireless Theater, the 2009 and 2010 bouts took place at Kick's Indoor,[1] and the 2011 bouts took place at Houston Indoor Sports.[1] Houston Roller Derby filed as a public charity (Houston Rollergirls Inc. dba Houston Roller Derby) and received its tax-deductible 501(c)(3) non-profit status effective March 11, 2011.[1] HRD's season bouts from the 2012 season forward take place in downtown Houston at Bayou Music Center (formerly the Verizon Wireless Theater).[1]

Home Teams[edit]

The current home teams of Houston Roller Derby are The Bayou City Bosses, The Brawlers, The Psych Ward Sirens and The Valkyries.[1]

2012 Bayou City Bosses Roster[edit]

Becky Booty
Betty Watchett
BG Smack
Bleeda Ford
Big Bad Voodoo Dolly
Blindside (Co-captain)
Bloody Hell
Feisty
Grrrl Friday
Kiki Mojo
Lipstick Assassin
Mary Queen of Skates
Mommy Fearest
Rachael Rayge
Shaw Shank (Captain)
Shocker Zulu

2011 Bayou City Bosses Roster[edit]

Bat Brat
Becky Booty (Captain)
Betty Watchett
Beverly Kills
Big Bad Voodoo Dolly
Blindside
Bloody Hell
Bombadee
Cynder Hell Yeah
Goldie Bloxx
Grrrl Friday
Kiki Mojo
Little Hurtmaid
Lipstick Assassin
Mary Queen of Skates (Co-captain)
Norma Leigh Sane
Rachael Rayge
Rebel Ann
Shaw Shank
Shocker Zulu

2010 Bayou City Bosses Roster[edit]

Baby Face Assassin
Becky Booty (Co-Captain)
Beverly Kills
Blindside
Blitz
Bobituary
Bombadee
Cynder Hellyeah
Goldie BloXX
Grrrl Friday
Kiki Mojo
Lipstick Assassin
Mary Queen of Skates
Rebel Ann (Captain)
Shaw Shank
Rachael Rayge

2012 Brawlers Roster[edit]

2xForce
AcuPunchHer
BlueJ
Flyon Maiden (Captain)
Freight Train
Louisa May Assault
Princess Prozac
Radium DK (Co-captain)
Grande Localicious
Raven Knockahoe
Patti Painz
Sexy Sniper
Sweetie Todd
Tempestua
The Prosecutor

2011 Brawlers Roster[edit]

2xForce
Bombs Away May
BlueJ
Dutch Destroyer (Co-Captain)
Flyon Maiden
Leather & Mace
Louisa May Assault
Princess Prozac
Radiem DK (Captain)
Grande Localicious
Sexy Sniper
Sweetie Todd
Tempestua
The Prosecutor
Windigo

2010 Brawlers Roster[edit]

Chainsaw Chic
Sinister Sista
Tempestua
Princess Prozac
The Prosecutor
Tammityville Horror
Dutch Destroyer
Nightmare on Em Street
Speed-O (Co-Captain)
Miss Lead (Captain)
Bethie Maehem
Lady GaG-Ya
Sexy Sniper
Gypsy Pickles
Sweetie Todd

2012 Psych Ward Sirens Roster[edit]

Brand-Aid (Captain)
Bustin Beaver
Dr. Shocktopus
Jekyll and Heidi
Lisa Lava
Mad Milkshake
Marianne Morgue
Maul McCartney
Maulin' Angel
Mistilla the Killa
Sick Nick
Singapore Rogue
Starr
SyRenge (Co-Captain)
Tie-Dye Pixie

2011 Psych Ward Sirens Roster[edit]

Brand-Aid (Co-Captain)
Candy Codeine
Carmen Geddit
Copperhead
Hot Rod Bettie
Jekyll and Heidi (Captain)
Kitty Cocktail
Kim Karsmashuin
Lisa Lava
Marianne Morgue
Maulin' Angel
Mistilla the Killa
Sick Nick
Singapore Rogue
SyRenge
The Angie Christ
Wicked Sweet

2010 Psych Ward Sirens Roster[edit]

Brand-Aid
Candy Codeine
Carmen Geddit
Copperhead
Hot Rod Bettie
Jekyll and Heidi (Co-Captain)
Mistilla the Killa (Captain)
Tex Offender
Creeping Beauty
Toni Smasheries
Wicked Sweet
Sick Nick
Marianne Morgue
Kym KarSmashUin
Kinky N' Da Brain
Poisoned Amazon

2012 Valkyries Roster[edit]

Bazinga
Captain Crunch
Carmen Geddit
Dirty Diana
Dutch Destroyer
Global Warman
Goddess of War
Goldie Bloxx
Hellious
HotAssets
Hot Rod Bettie
Locomeauxtion
Sam I Slam
Wicked Sweet
Yawanna Belize

All-stars Travel Team[edit]

Houston Roller Derby formed the travel team in 2006 to play against other WFTDA leagues across the U.S. and in WFTDA tournaments and competitions.[1] The team's first interleague competition was the Dust Devil National Flat Track Derby Tournament held in February 2006. The Texas Rollergirls from Austin won the 20-team tournament held in Tucson, Ariz.; HRD placed 13th.[7]

2012 HaRD Knocks Roster[edit]

Betty Watchett
Beverly Kills
Becky Booty
Brand-Aid
Carmen Geddit
Death By Chocolate
Flyon Maiden
Freight Train
Goldie Bloxx
Jekyll and Heidi
Miss Lead
Mistilla the Killa
Nawty Dread Knocks
The Prosecutor
Radium DK
Rebel Ann (Co-captain)
Shaw Shank
Speedo
Big Bad Voodoo Dolly
Windigo (Captain)

2010 HaRD Knocks Roster[edit]

Rebel Ann
Baby Face Assassin
Becky Booty (Co-Captain)
Carmen Geddit (Captain)
Bobituary
Beverly Kills
Mistilla the Killa
Jekyll and Heidi
Tammityville Horror
Sexy Sniper
Dutch Destroyer
The Prosecutor
Cynder Hellyeah
Tex Offender
BrandAid
Candy Codeine
Copperhead
Hot Rod Bettie
Toni Smasheries
Sweet Commotion

HaRD Knocks Travel Team WFTDA Sanctioned Interleague Play[edit]

10/02/11 No Coast Derby Girls 173 HRD
157 NCDG
Kansas City, Missouri, Show Me Der-B-Q - 2011 WFTDA South Central Regional Tournament
10/01/11 Omaha Rollergirls 170 HRD
103 OR
Kansas City, Missouri, Show Me Der-B-Q - 2011 WFTDA South Central Regional Tournament
10/01/11 Gold Coast Derby Grrls 138 HRD
106 HRD
Kansas City, Missouri, Show Me Der-B-Q - 2011 WFTDA South Central Regional Tournament
09/30/11 Atlanta Rollergirls 133 AR
117 HRD
Kansas City, Missouri, Show Me Der-B-Q - 2011 WFTDA South Central Regional Tournament
09/10/11 Assassination City Roller Derby 182 HRD
75 ACRD
Ft. Worth, Texas
07/30/11 Montreal Roller Derby 126 MRD
121 HRD
Houston, Texas
07/10/11 Windy City Rollers 171 WCR
74 HRD
Chicago, Illinois
07/08/11 Boston Derby Dames 102 BDD
96 HRD
Boston, Massachusetts
05/28/11 Harrisburg Area Roller Derby 303 HRD
59 HARD
Houston, Texas, 2011 Comicpalooza Convention
05/14/11 Green Country Roller Girls 166 HRD
55 GCRG
Huntsville, Alabama, 2011 Rocket City Rumble Tournament
05/14/11 Atlanta Rollergirls 107 AR
73 HRD
Huntsville, Alabama, 2011 Rocket City Rumble Tournament
04/03/11 Green Country Roller Girls 255 HRD
53 GCRG
Dallas, Texas, 2011 Clover Cup Tournament
04/03/11 Texas Rollergirls 119 TXRG
69 HRD
Dallas, Texas, 2011 Clover Cup Tournament
04/02/11 Dallas Derby Devils 223 HRD
59 DDD
Dallas, Texas, 2011 Clover Cup Tournament
04/02/11 Texas Rollergirls 144 TXRG
90 HRD
Dallas, Texas, 2011 Clover Cup Tournament
03/06/11 Ohio Rollergirls 193 HRD
60 OR
Tampa Bay, Florida, 2011 Franky Panky Tournament
03/06/11 Gold Coast Derby Grrls 214 HRD
38 GCDG
Tampa Bay, Florida, 2011 Franky Panky Tournament
03/05/11 Tampa Bay Derby Darlins 107 HRD
55 TBDD
Tampa Bay, Florida, 2011 Franky Panky Tournament
02/13/11 Texas Rollergirls 197 TXRG
71 HRD
Beaumont, Texas, 2011 Governor's Cup Tournament
02/13/11 Dallas Derby Devils 153 HRD
104 DDD
Beaumont, Texas, 2011 Governor's Cup Tournament
02/13/11 Texas Rollergirls 158 TXRG
40 HRD
Beaumont, Texas, 2011 Governor's Cup Tournament
02/12/11 Spindletop Roller Girls 208 HRD
45 SRG
Beaumont, Texas, 2011 Governor's Cup Tournament
02/12/11 Dallas Derby Devils 124 HRD
87 DDD
Beaumont, Texas, 2011 Governor's Cup Tournament
10/10/10 Dallas Derby Devils 150 HRD
69 DDD
Lincoln, Nebraska, Amber Waves of Pain - 2010 WFTDA South Central Regional Tournament
10/09/10 Tampa Bay Derby Darlins 144 TBDD
129 HRD
Lincoln, Nebraska, Amber Waves of Pain - 2010 WFTDA South Central Regional Tournament
10/08/10 Memphis Roller Derby 237 HRD
61 MRD
Lincoln, Nebraska, Amber Waves of Pain - 2010 WFTDA South Central Regional Tournament
10/08/10 Atlanta Rollergirls 153 AR
92 HRD
Lincoln, Nebraska, Amber Waves of Pain - 2010 WFTDA South Central Regional Tournament
08/28/10 Assassination City Roller Derby 276 HRD
40 ACRD
Fort Worth, Texas, 2010 Clover Cup Tournament
07/25/10 Brewcity Bruisers 120 BB
102 HRD
Milwaulkee, Wisconsin
07/24/10 Mad Rollin' Dolls Roller Derby 180 MRDRD
80 HRD
Madison, Wisconsin
06/05/10 Steel City Derby Demons 218 SCDD
67 HRD
Houston
05/01/10 Dixie Derby Girls 188 HRD
33 DDD
Houston Texas
03/07/10 Tampa Bay Derby Darlins 150 TBDD
143 HRD
Fort Worth, Texas, 2010 Clover Cup Tournament
03/06/10 Dallas Derby Devils 141 DDD
54 HRD
Fort Worth, Texas, 2010 Clover Cup Tournament
02/21/10 Dallas Derby Devils 163 DDD
91 HRD
Austin, Texas, 2010 Governors Cup Tournament
02/20/10 Dallas Derby Devils 174 DDD
64 HRD
Austin, Texas, 2010 Governors Cup Tournament
02/20/10 Assassination City Roller Derby 168 HRD
60 ACRD
Austin, Texas, 2010 Governors Cup Tournament
11/13/09 Rocky Mountain Rollergirls 239 RMRG
46 HRD
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Declaration of Derby - 2009 WFTDA National Championship
05/02/09 Dirty South Derby Girls 127 HRD
181 DSDG
Houston, Texas
10/04/08 Dallas Derby Devils 90 HRD
65 DDD
Houston, Texas, BattleRoyale - 2008 WFTDA Western Regional Tournament
02/09/08 Pikes Peak Derby Dames 117 PPDD
97 HRD
Colorado Springs, Colorado
01/06/08 Memphis Roller Derby 126 HRD
58 MRD
Memphis, Tennessee
09/16/07 Dallas Derby Devils 114 HRD
90 DDD
Houston, Texas

Rankings[edit]

Season Q4 ranking[8] Regionals Championship
2006 20[9] 13[10]
2007 21[11] DNQ[12] DNQ[13]
2008 2 9[14] DNQ
2009 3 3[15] R1[16]
2010 7 7[17] DNQ
2011 5 5[18] DNQ

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i http://houstonrollerderby.com
  2. ^ a b http://wftda.com/leagues/houston
  3. ^ a b c d e f Keith Plocek, "Houston Press", Jan. 11, 2006, "Roller Grrrls", accessed Feb. 25, 2010
  4. ^ Craig Malisow, "Houston Press," Nov. 11, 2009, "Houston's Roller Grrls Headed To National Championship", accessed Feb. 25, 2010
  5. ^ Mercy Less (5 August 2011). "Team Canada Roster Announced". Derby News Network. Retrieved 9 December 2011. 
  6. ^ Louis B. Parks, "Houston Chronicle," May 28, 2006, "Good bad girls: The women of Roller Derby are a hit in Houston", accessed Feb. 25, 2010
  7. ^ Lana Berkowitz, "Houston Chronicle", April 6, 2006, "Rollergirl has Killa instinct", accessed Feb. 25, 2010
  8. ^ "Current Rankings", WFTDA
  9. ^ "12/8/2006 WFTDA National Rankings", WFTDA [version of 23 February 2007]
  10. ^ "February 2006 Dust Devil Invitational Rankings", WFTDA [version of 23 February 2007]
  11. ^ "Current WFTDA Rankings", Derby News Network, October 2007
  12. ^ "Dust Devil 2007", Flat Track Stats
  13. ^ "Texas Shootout 2007", Flat Track Stats
  14. ^ "Battle Royal", Flat Track Stats
  15. ^ "Southern Fried Smackdown", WFTDA
  16. ^ "Declaration of Derby", WFTDA
  17. ^ "Amber Waves of Pain", WFTDA
  18. ^ "Results", Show Me Der-B-Q

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