Kallio Rolling Rainbow

D1M: #7 Stockholm rolls past #9 Kallio, 184-166

D1M: #7 Stockholm rolls past #9 Kallio, 184-166 Photo Credit Marko Niemelä

MALMÖ, SWEDEN – If you had only watched the first quarter of the game, it would have seemed #20-ranked Stockholm had firm control of scoring and was going to run away with the game. Over an initial 13 jams, #29-ranked Kallio was only able to gather ten points to 48 by Stockholm. But then Kallio surged forward and, after holding a brief lead, were down by just 12 points going into the halftime break.

Kallio actually ended up with a slight lead status advantage in each half and did better with total penalties overall. However, they were never able to get those advantages to pay off with points, to take the game lead back from Stockholm – while they did close the gap, they fell short by the time the clock ran out. Inevitably, Stockholm took their second win of their weekend of three games, beating Kallio 184-166.

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.

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 9th Place: #8 Sun State swarms #7 Kallio, 155-148

D1M 9th Place: #8 Sun State swarms #7 Kallio, 155-148 Photo credit: Matthew Becker Photography. facebook.com/mbeckerphoto

MONTRÉAL, QC – #8 Sun State (overall rank #29) overtook #7 Kallio (overall rank #27) in a closely matched game for 9th place. While the game began, as so many have this tournament, with a quick lead by Sun State, Kallio mounted a comeback late in the first half. They were not able to shut down Sun State however, even after they made some adjustments to their offensive approach. Sun State powered through the last half and came away with an emotional win, 155-148 for 9th place at the 2016 D1 International WFTDA Playoffs in Montréal.

D1M: #5 Dallas marches past #7 Kallio, 181-81

D1M: #5 Dallas marches past #7 Kallio, 181-81 Photo credit: Duane Baker Photography. facebook.com/duanebakerphotography

MONTRÉAL, QC – The #5 seed Dallas Derby Devils continued to meet their defensive match this weekend with a tough battle against #7 Kallio today, but this time it was Dallas who stayed one step ahead of their competition, leading them to a 181-81 win. Kallio seemed to make some adjustments since their first every Playoff game yesterday, but with a slow start they weren’t able to keep up against Dallas.

Dallas got out to a quick start by playing a clean game and benefiting by a couple early jammer penalties by Kallio. The All Colours cleaned up their overall game by accruing 11 fewer penalties compared to yesterday, but with their jammers giving up 10 power jams again, they gave Dallas too many opportunities to pick up big points.