|WFTDA 2013 D1 & D2||
Playoffs & Championships
Time to start making your travel plans! The dates and locations of the 2014 Division 1 and 2 Playoffs and Championships have been announced.
The 2013 WFTDA Tournament season was full of surprises and exciting match-ups! Check out the links on the right for tournament results and recaps.
In 2006, the first flat track roller derby championship was Dust Devil, held in Tucson, AZ. Dust Devil kicked off with a round robin for seeding purposes, because at the time the teams had never competed tournament-style and had no national ranking method. In 2007, WFTDA saw competing leagues split into Eastern and Western playoffs, culminating in a Championship tournament in Austin, TX. Portland, OR's turn at hosting Championships in 2008 included the first unveiling of The Hydra, the championship trophy earned by the winner each year since. In 2009, competition subdivided into four geographic regions - East and West were joined by North Central and South Central. WFTDA played out those same regional playoffs in 2010, but it wasn't until 2011 that we first saw a league outside of North America qualify for the playoffs, with London Rollergirls making WFTDA tournaments a truly worldwide endeavor.
The 2013 tournaments are reaching another milestone in that the geography-based Region Playoffs will be replaced with four Division I Playoffs and two Division 2 Playoffs. Teams have been placed into three competitive divisions and will be held to a new set of regular season game play requirements to be eligible for Playoffs, replacing the old Regional requirements.
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