Chicago Outfit Roller Derby

D2W: #9 Chicago Outfit defeats #10 Carolina, 249-173

D2W: #9 Chicago Outfit defeats #10 Carolina, 249-173 Photo by Donna Olmstead

WICHITA, KS – This is the only bout of the day that was predicted by seedings. Chicago Outfit came in as #9, Carolina came in as #10. These teams sit at #60 and #62 in WFTDA rankings so it was expected to be a close, nail-biting bout, and it was for the first eight jams.

D2W: #6 Tucson Tramples #9 Chicago Outfit, 220-86

D2W: #6 Tucson Tramples #9 Chicago Outfit, 220-86 Photo credit: Donna Olmstead Photography. facebook.com/donnaOphoto/

WICHITA, KS – Game 7 started strong, as the consolation bracket began with Tucson Roller Derby (ranked #51) and Chicago Outfit Roller Derby (ranked #60).

Both teams had a tough first day with Tucson dueling Nashville in a nail biting game resulting in a loss, while Chicago Outfit faced tough defense in the second game of the day against the Boulder County Bombers.

The Tucson Saddletramps showed up with the same game they had yesterday, but more consistency in this game helped them take the win, 220-86, against the Syndicate.

D2W: #8 Boulder County bombs through #9 Chicago Outfit for commanding win, 162-82

D2W: #8 Boulder County bombs through #9 Chicago Outfit for commanding win, 162-82 Photo credit: Donna Olmstead Photography. facebook.com/donnaOphoto

WICHITA, KS – Tight defense and aggressive, coordinated offense propelled the Boulder County Bombers to an 80-point win over the Chicago Outfit in the second game of day one of D2 playoffs in Wichita, Kansas. Consistent lead jammer statuses, as well as a combination of fast, hit-it-and-quit-it scoring passes and being able to take advantage of power jams, pushed the Bombers into the lead early on, with the Outfit unable to close the gap throughout. Despite some solid last-minute efforts from the Outfit’s top performing jammer, Lola Blow, the Syndicate fell far short, with Boulder winning handily, 162-82.

2016 WFTDA D2 Playoffs: Wichita Central

2016 WFTDA D2 Playoffs: Wichita Central Photo credit: Danforth Johnson

The 2016 WFTDA Playoffs begin this year in Wichita, Kansas with the first of two Division 2 brackets. The top two finishers will advance to Championships this November in Portland, and will face off against the top two finishers of the other bracket. Bookmark this page and return here all weekend long as your central source for scores, links to game recaps, and more! To watch the games live, go to WFTDA.tv.

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.