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D1M: #8 Detroit outshines #9 Kallio’s rainbow, 269-162

D1M: #8 Detroit outshines #9 Kallio’s rainbow, 269-162 Photo credit Marko Niemelä

MALMÖ, SWEDEN – Detroit and Kallio played at the same tournament last year, and against similar opponents, but it was still unclear who was going to take the win in this closely seeded matched up. In the end, the #8 seeding rang true for Detroit Roller Derby against their #9 seeded opponents, and they took the first game of the tournament, 269-162.

D1M: #1 London walks over #9 Detroit, 384-77

D1M: #1 London walks over #9 Detroit, 384-77 Photo credit Matthew Becker

MONTRÉAL, QC – #1 seed London, ranked #3 overall, dominated the #9 seed Detroit, #35 overall, in a swift victory, 387-77. These two teams met earlier this season at The European Smackdown with similar results where London won 345-79.

2016 WFTDA D1 Playoffs: Montréal Central

2016 WFTDA D1 Playoffs: Montréal Central Photo credit: Juan Paden.

This weekend’s tournament in Montréal will kick off the Division 1 portion of WFTDA Playoffs and start the road towards the Hydra. This is the most internationally diverse bracket with teams representing the United States, Canada, England, Finland, and Australia. This will be Kallio Rolling Rainbow’s debut in WFTDA post season, and you can learn more about how they got this far here. For a quick round up of the teams and their initial match ups, check out our Montréal preview.

D1M 7th Place: #10 Rocky Mountain extinguishes Detroit, 196-195

D1M 7th Place: #10 Rocky Mountain extinguishes Detroit, 196-195 Photo credit: Matthew Becker Photography. facebook.com/mbeckerphoto

MONTRÉAL, QC – Detroit and Rocky Mountain came in as the lowest seeds of the Montreal tournament, but played for 7th place today, both bettering their seed just by doing so. The game was close start to finish, concluding in a stressful last jam where both jammers went to the both. In the end, Rocky Mountain was able to squeak by Detroit, winning 196-195, and claiming seventh place.

D1M: #5 Dallas survives #9 Detroit, 206-171

D1M: #5 Dallas survives #9 Detroit, 206-171 Photo credit Duane Baker

MONTREAL, QC –  The last bout of day two turned out to be a duel of the black and red. Having already beaten Kallio at noon, The Dallas Derby Devils Army of Darkness entered the game worn, but thoroughly warmed up and on a high. Detroit, meanwhile, fought tooth and nail until the end of the game, but due to early use of timeouts and official reviews, failed to cash in on momentum gained in the final minutes. Dallas took the win 206-171.