|WFTDA 2013 D1 & D2||
Playoffs & Championships
The 2013 WFTDA Tournament season is sure to be full of surprises and exciting match-ups! Whether traveling to watch a tournament in person, or setting aside an hour (or 20) to watch your favorite teams live on WFTDA.tv, you won’t want to miss this Real. Strong. Athletic. Revolutionary. roller derby action! All the information you need to get ready for the 2013 WFTDA Playoffs and Championships can be found right here at wftda.com.
Aug. 16-18, 2013: Des Moines, Iowa. Hosted by the Des Moines Derby Dames
Aug. 23-25, 2013: Kalamazoo, Michigan. Hosted by the Killamazoo Derby Darlins
Sept. 6-8, 2013: Fort Wayne, Indiana. Hosted by the Fort Wayne Derby Girls
Sept. 13-15, 2013: Richmond, Virginia. Hosted by the River City Rollergirls
Sept. 20-22, 2013: Asheville, North Carolina. Hosted by the Blue Ridge Roller Girls
Sept. 27-29, 2013: Salem, Oregon. Hosted by the Cherry City Derby Girls
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.
Real. Strong. Athletic. Revolutionary.