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3rd Place: #12 Naptown Knocks Out #16 Dublin, 215-144

3rd Place: #12 Naptown Knocks Out #16 Dublin, 215-144 Photo credit: Steve Jurkovic Roller Derby Photography. facebook.com/pg/SteveJurkovicRollerDerby

Battling for third place overall, #12 Naptown took on #16 Dublin. These teams faced each other only the day before with a very different overall outcome, with Dublin taking the win 161-158 after a surge late in the game. In this match, however, Naptown dominated Dublin in this game, taking a swift victory of 215-144.

#14 Bear City Claws Past #10 Pirate City, 275-253

#14 Bear City Claws Past #10 Pirate City, 275-253 Photo credit: Steve Jurkovic Roller Derby Photography. facebook.com/SteveJurkovicRollerDerby

In a nail-biter of a game, #10 seed Pirate City took on #14 seed Bear City. Both teams were coming off of losses yesterday and came out of the gate looking to clench today’s victory.

While Bear City held lead for the majority of game, Pirate gave them a run for their money, slowly closing the lead a bit at a time until the game was tied at 241 when the game clock expired. However, in the overtime jam, a trip to the penalty box for Pirate City allowed Bear City to collect points, ultimately winning 275-253. Bear City will play E-Ville later this evening at 6:30pm EDT

Left For Deadwards: Captain of Tournament Hearts

Left For Deadwards: Captain of Tournament Hearts Photo credit Danforth Johnson

So many of you have enjoyed our playoffs tournament coverage over the span of the last weeks. And we’ve been so glad to have you here with us.

You might be looking forward to the upcoming Champs in Portland as much as we are.

Or have perhaps enjoyed the consistent and comprehensive coverage for tournament after tournament all year long, every year since Derby Central began.

You may not know this yet, but you have one person to thank for this.

And her name is Deadwards

D1V #9: Queen City dethrones #7 Sacred City, 242-160

D1V #9: Queen City dethrones #7 Sacred City, 242-160 Photo credit: Joe Mac

VANCOUVER, BC – While both teams,#9 Queen City and #7 Sacred City, seemed fairly evenly matched in terms of blocking and jammer strength, major penalty trouble throughout the entire game on Sacred City’s side left them at a large disadvantage in this game. They were unable to overtake Queen City after the first few jams. After a tough fight by both teams, Queen City took the win, 242 to 160.

D1C: #1 Rose City Cuts Down #3 Denver, 250-137

D1C: #1 Rose City Cuts Down #3 Denver, 250-137 Photo by TI Stills

Columbia, SC – The final game of the WFTDA Division 1 playoffs in Columbia brought together #1 seed Rose City and #3 seed Denver, both teams coming off of two hard-fought wins throughout the weekend. While Rose City held a strong lead for the duration of the game, consistently scoring 6.5 points to every 3.5 points for Denver, both teams displayed the strong defense and incredible jammer talent expected at this level of play. Denver put up a noble fight against the reigning world champions, but in the end, Rose City’s all-around consistently strong gameplay earned them the gold medal in this tournament, winning 250-137.