WFTDA Opens Bidding Process For 2014 Playoff and Championship Tournaments

June 7, 2013

The Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA) is seeking venues or entities that are interested in partnering with us to host the 2014 WFTDA Playoffs and Championships. There are currently seven opportunities to host WFTDA Tournaments.

  • Division 2 Playoffs host applications are being considered for two events in mid-August to early September.
  • Division 1 Playoffs host applications are being considered for four events in September to early October.
  • Championships host applications are being considered for one event in early November.

The top three teams from each of four Division 1 Playoffs (12 teams total) will advance to the WFTDA Championships and compete for roller derby’s top honor, The Hydra. Additionally, the top team from each of two Division 2 Playoffs will be invited to play for the title of Division 2 Champion and the second place team from each Division 2 playoff will play for Third Place.

The WFTDA Playoffs and Championships are held in venues ranging from sports arenas to convention centers that can accommodate between 2,000 to 8,000 spectators, depending on the event. An ideal venue has a competition track, warm-up track, tiered seating, multiple dressing rooms, and space for a vendor area. The skating surface must be suitable, smooth, flat, and obstruction-free (no pillars) with at least a 110 feet by 85 feet surface for the competition track.

Although bids are accepted from non-WFTDA organizations and leagues, it takes a tremendous amount of volunteer hours to put these tournaments on. Support from a local host WFTDA league is a key part of any bid.

The deadline for applications is July 3, 2013.

For questions or to request the application documents, contact WFTDA Tournament Director Alisha Campbell at

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