The WFTDA is excited to present the 2018 International WFTDA Playoffs & Championships!
Championships Seeding and Bracket Announced!
Dates and Locations
2018 International WFTDA Playoffs: A Coruña
August 31 – September 2, 2018
Palacio de los Deportes de la Ciudad Deportiva de Riazor
A Coruña, Spain
2018 International WFTDA Playoffs: Atlanta
September 21 – 23, 2018
Georgia International Convention Center
2018 International WFTDA Championships
November 9 – 11, 2018
New Orleans, Louisiana
About 2018 Tournaments
From August 31 through November 11, the WFTDA will be taking roller derby to some of the finest cities, emerging regions, and hotspots in the world. For the first WFTDA Playoffs weekend, a new and dynamic WFTDA-Apprentice league, As Brigantias Roller Derby, will be hosting in their seaside city of A Coruña, Spain. The second Playoffs of the season shift down south when the 2012 International WFTDA Championships hosts, the Atlanta Rollergirls, bring the WFTDA community to Atlanta, Georgia once again. We’ll round out our post-season with the 2018 International WFTDA Championships hosted by the Big Easy Rollergirls in New Orleans, Louisiana November 9 – 11.
“We are incredibly excited about the new events and locations for our 2018 Tournament season,” says WFTDA President Molly Stenzel. “As we continue to extend competitive opportunities to our member leagues around the world, we are improving our outreach and support of roller derby as a sport and setting the international standard of what democratic competition can look like.”
The International WFTDA Playoffs and Championships in 2018 and 2019 will showcase the top 28 teams in the world based on June 30 global rankings. The top 4 ranked teams will automatically receive an invitation and top seeding at the International WFTDA Championships in November. The next 24 ranked teams will be seeded by competitive S-curve seeding into two Playoffs tournaments with the top three teams from each tournament receiving invitations to Championships. For more information on this and on our cups system please read more here.