2010 WFTDA East Playoffs Day 1 Recap

September 24, 2010

Top four seeds advance to East Region semifinals

Derby In The Burbs Despite spirited challenges from lower-ranked teams, the higher seeds prevailed in every game of the first day of the WTDA East Region Playoffs Sept. 24. The day also marked the first appearance of a non-US team in the WFTDA playoffs -- Montreal Roller Derby, of Montreal, QC.

In Saturday's semifinals, #1 seed Gotham Girls Roller Derby, of New York, will face the #4 seed, the Charm City Roller Girls of Baltimore, MD, and #3 seed Boston Derby Dames will take on #2 seed Philly Roller Girls. All four teams still have a shot at making it to the 2010 WFTDA Championship Tournament in November, but only three will ultimately advance to the Championship.

Providence Roller Derby and the Carolina Rollergirls both experienced a win and a loss Friday. Providence held off the Dutchland Rollers, of Lancaster, PA, before losing to Gotham later in the day. Carolina advanced to play Philly but lost, after Carolina had won their first game of the day against the DC Rollergirls.

East Region Playoffs Day 1

Photo by Manish Gosalia

All teams will continue play through the remainder of the weekend, with non-advancing teams playing for rankings in the "consolation" rounds.

East Playoffs Day 1 Results:

  • Providence Roller Derby (#8) 190, Dutchland Rollers (#9) 134; Providence advanced to play Gotham Girls Roller Derby (#1), Dutchland will play Montreal Roller Derby (#6) Saturday
  • Carolina Rollergirls (#7) 164, DC Rollergirls (#10) 88; Carolina advanced to play Philly Roller Girls (#2), DC will face Steel City Derby Demons (#5) on Saturday
  • Charm City Roller Girls (#4) 181, Steel City Derby Demons (#5) 107; Charm City heads to the semifinals to challenges #1 seed Gotham Girls Roller Derby, Steel City will play DC Rollergirls (#10) next
  • Boston Derby Dames (#3) 147, Montreal Roller Derby (#6) 85; Boston will take a shot at #2 Philly Roller Girls in the semifinals, Montreal will play the Dutchland Rollers (#9)
  • Gotham Girls Roller Derby (#1) 314, Providence Roller Derby (#8) 14; Gotham will face Charm City in the semifinals, Providence will play the winner of the DC Rollergirls vs. Steel City Derby Demons
  • Philly Roller Girls (#2) 220, Carolina Rollergirls (#7) 34; Philly faces Boston in the semifinals, Carolina will play the winner of Dutchland Rollers vs. Montreal Roller Derby

View score updates and event information at www.derbyintheburbs.com. Watch live online coverage of the rest of the weekend's bouts at www.derbynewsnetwork.com.

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