Tournament Central 2019


The Women’s Flat Track Derby Association is proud to announce locations for our 2019 International Playoffs, Championships, and Continental Cups. Montréal Roller Derby will host the first WFTDA Championships to be held outside of the United States, from Nov. 15-17 in Montréal, Québec, Canada.

The path to #WFTDAChamps begins in September, with the first of our International Playoffs series in the beautiful hills of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA, hosted by Greensboro Roller Derby. The following weekend the Playoffs head out west to Seattle, Washington, USA, with host league Rat City Roller Derby. The top three teams from each Playoffs tournament advance to meet the top four WFTDA-ranked teams at the Championships in Montréal — where only 3,000 tickets will be available, so keep an eye out for the ticket release!

The two North America Continental Cups will take place in August, first with the Happy Valley Derby Darlins hosting in Orem, Utah, USA, followed by the Dutchland Derby Rollers hosting in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA. The European Cup will fill the need for roller derby in October, as Kallio Rolling Rainbow hosts in Helsinki, Finland.

2019 WFTDA Postseason Schedule

Date Event Location Host
Sept. 6-8
International WFTDA Playoffs
Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA
Greensboro Roller Derby
Sept. 13-15
International WFTDA Playoffs
Seattle, Washington, USA
Rat City Roller Derby
Nov. 15-17
International WFTDA Championships
Montréal, Québec, Canada
Montréal Roller Derby

There are no changes to the competitive structure for the 2019 season. The 2019 International WFTDA Playoffs and Championships will showcase the top 28 teams in the world based on June 30 global rankings. The top four ranked teams in the world as of June 30 automatically receive an invitation and top seeding to Championships. The next 24 ranked teams will be seeded by competitive S-curve seeding into the two Playoffs tournaments, with the top three teams from each tournament receiving invitations to the 2019 International WFTDA Championships in Montréal, Québec, Canada.

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