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Other Sports - 20. February 2009.


Save the date, roller derby fanatics! At the Austin Convention Center this coming summer, the TXRD--Lonestar Rollergirls will host "Capital Punishment: Battle on the Bank II," a two-day invitational tournament where the fiercest roller derby leagues from across the nation will duke it out mano a mano in the sweltering Texas heat. This all-out interleague brawl will showcase the top roller derby stars in the U.S., attracting both ferocious banked-track leagues and merciless flat-track leagues who are itchin' to make their presence known on the bank.

If you thought the historic, first ever banked-track tournament, "Battle on the Bank" in Los Angeles last year was a good time, wait 'til you see it done Texas-style. This time around, many of the same leagues will be anxious to hit the track, ready to draw new blood and reclaim glory. Will Team Awesome overcome their one-point loss to the Los Angeles Derby Dolls in the rematch of the century? Will TXRD rebound against their only defeat in interleague play? Will new stars rise to the top? Saturday will see the initial throw-downs, and the victors will move on to Sunday, when just one champion will receive the title.

This rip-roaring event is for folks of all ages, and it ain't just a fast-paced skater smackdown. "Battle on the Bank II" will also feature a local vendor village where fans and skaters alike can pick up one-of-a-kind gifts and skate gear between the bouts. Several local bands, including TXRD skater Chicle’s own Cruiserweight, will keep you soakin' in sweat if the Texas heat don't get you first.

For more information, please visit the tournament's website http://txrd.com/tourney/ . See you on the track!

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