Five-time WFTDA Champions Gotham Girls Roller Derby, of New York, NY, USA, put up decisive wins throughout the final weekend of the 2016 International WFTDA Playoffs series, held in Madison, WI, USA, to take First Place and secure a first-round bye at Championships. Gotham placed second in the 2015 International WFTDA Championships.
Joining Gotham at Championships, held Nov. 4-6, 2016, in Portland, OR, USA, will be the Minnesota RollerGirls (Second Place), of St. Paul, MN, USA, and Arch Rival Roller Derby (Third Place), of St. Louis, MO, USA.
Arch Rival jammer Swanson was named the tournament MVP after helping push her team through two close wins throughout the weekend.
First Place – Gotham Girls Roller Derby (Seed #1)
Second Place – Minnesota RollerGirls (Seed #3)
Third Place – Arch Rival Roller Derby (Seed #2)
Fourth Place – Tampa Roller Derby (Seed #4)
Fifth Place – Team United Women’s Roller Derby (Seed #5)
Sixth Place – Helsinki Roller Derby (Seed #6)
Seventh Place – Mad Rollin’ Dolls (Seed #10)
Eighth Place – Windy City Rollers (Seed #8)
Ninth Place – Ohio Roller Derby (Seed #9)
Tenth Place – No Coast Derby Girls (Seed #7)
Congratulations to all the participating teams, and thanks to all the officials, announcers, photographers, and other volunteers who made the weekend in Madison such a success! Special thanks go out to tournament hosts Mad Rollin’ Dolls for welcoming the WFTDA community to Madison (for the second time this year).