The teams in WFTDA Division 2 tournaments are always closely matched, but the 2016 International WFTDA D2 Playoffs in Wichita, Kansas, USA, brought about even more nail-biters and seeding upsets than past years. The highest-seeded teams were knocked out of contention and a team rose from the #7 seed to earn a spot in the D2 bracket at the 2016 International WFTDA Championships this fall.
Brandywine Roller Derby of Downingtown, Pennsylvania, USA, won the tournament after starting the weekend as the #4 seed. Close behind them were the second place finishers, Blue Ridge Rollergirls of Asheville, North Carolina, USA, the aforementioned #7 seed. Both teams will advance to Championships, Nov. 4-6 in Portland, Oregon, USA.
1st Place – Brandywine Roller Derby (seed #4)
2nd Place – Blue Ridge Rollergirls (seed #7)
3rd Place – Jet City Rollergirls (seed #1)
4th Place – Nashville Rollergirls (seed #3)
5th Place – Boulder County Bombers (seed #8)
6th Place – Houston Roller Derby (seed #2)
7th Place – Tucson Roller Derby (seed #6)
8th Place – Kansas City Roller Warriors (seed #5)
9th Place – Chicago Outfit Roller Derby (seed #9)
10th Place – Carolina Rollergirls (seed #10)
Congratulations to all of the participating teams, and thanks to all the officials, announcers, photographers, and other volunteers who made the weekend in Wichita such a success! Special thanks go out to tournament hosts ICT Rollergirls for hosting the WFTDA community this weekend.