Blue Ridge Rollergirls

2016 WFTDA D2 Playoffs: Wichita Preview

2016 WFTDA D2 Playoffs: Wichita Preview Photo credit: Quick'N'Derby. facebook.com/quicknderbymedia

The first WFTDA Playoff tournament of 2016 will take place in Wichita, Kansas this weekend, August 19-21, and will be hosted by the ICT Roller Girls. The first two Playoff weekends will be Division 2 brackets, and historically they have provided close, well-matched games.

The first 10 teams to hit the track this weekend include four teams who have made it to D2 Championships in the past, one previous D2 1st Place Cup holder, and seven teams who were in a D2 bracket last season. Jet City and Houston come in as the top two seeds, while Tucson, Blue Ridge, and Carolina return to Playoffs after missing a WFTDA tournament or two.

Weekend Preview: April 24th-26th

Weekend Preview: April 24th-26th The last time Windy City and Minnesota met. Photo by Danforth Johnson.

Lots of roller derby to be had this weekend with three big events triangulated around the U.S., a highly anticipated rivalry, and the starting point of Helsinki’s travels to The Big O next weekend. Here is your weekend preview for April 24th-26th.

Review-Preview: April 17th, 2015

Review-Preview: April 17th, 2015 Nashville vs. Blue Ridge. Photo by ShutHerUp Photography

Last weekend, we finally got a peek at some of the higher Divison 1 teams, new Philly jerseys, and some interesting results at Skate to Thrill.

With the release of the March 31st WFTDA rankings this week, we can see which rank these recent April games were actually played under, and who is making big strides. Spring is really keeping busy with plenty more games this weekend, and likely a lot of teal.