The final 2016 International WFTDA Playoff tournament in Madison, Wisconsin will decide the final three Division 1 teams that will attend Championships along with London, Texas, and Montréal from D1 Montréal; Rose City, Denver, and Jacksonville from D1 Columbia; and Victoria, Angel City, and Rat City from D1 Vancouver. After the award ceremony on Sunday, WFTDA will also announce seeding for the Champs bracket in Portland, Oregon this November.
MADISON, WI – The battle for third place turned out to be a hard-fought nail-biter with multiple lead changes between two supremely evenly matched teams, but #2 Arch Rival clawed back from an early deficit to eke out a win, 149-131. Both teams’ strong defensive formations proved difficult for the opposing jammers, with braced formations resisting head on challenges and anticipating lateral attacks. Each team proved resilient to their opponents offensive challenges, enduring interruptions and containing their opponents for long stretches of time.