The second weekend of WFTDA Division 2 tournament games kept fans and skaters on the edge of their seats. Following in Wichita’s footsteps, the 2016 International WFTDA D2 Playoffs in Lansing, Michigan, USA served up a good deal of final-jam wins and seeding upsets. The top-seeded teams were knocked out of contention and the #5 and #7 seed teams rocketed up to earn two spots in the D2 bracket at the 2016 International WFTDA Championships.
Calgary Roller Derby Association of Calgary, Alberta, Canada, won the tournament after starting in the #5 seed—making them the second Canadian team to ever win a D2 Playoff tournament. Not far behind were the second place finishers, Charlottesville Derby Dames of Charlottesville, Virginia, USA, who entered the tournament in the 7th seed. Both teams will advance to WFTDA Championships, Nov. 4-6 in Portland, Oregon, USA.
Calgary’s Easy Break Oven, with a 73.3 lead percentage, 187 points, and a +2.8 differential, was named the tournament MVP.
If you missed out on any of the action this weekend, check out game photos and recaps in the tournament blog, and watch the game archives on WFTDA.tv later this week.
1st Place – Calgary Roller Derby Association (seed #5)
2nd Place – Charlottesville Derby Dames (seed #7)
3rd Place – Charm City Roller Girls (seed #1)
4th Place – Wasatch Roller Derby (seed #3)
5th Place – Bear City Roller Derby (seed #8)
6th Place – Tri-City Roller Derby (seed #9)
7th Place – Sac City Rollers (seed #2)
8th Place – Cincinnati Rollergirls (seed #4)
9th Place – Nidaros Roller Derby (seed #6)
10th Place – Grand Raggidy Roller Derby (seed #10)
Congratulations to all of the participating teams, and thanks to all the officials, announcers, photographers, and other volunteers (both onsite and working at home) who made the weekend in Lansing such a success! Special thanks go out to tournament hosts Lansing Derby Vixens for welcoming the WFTDA community to Michigan this weekend.