2017 WFTDA D1 Playoffs: Malmö Central

2017 WFTDA D1 Playoffs: Malmö Central Photo credit: Marko Niemelä Photography

The WFTDA Division 1 Playoffs started in Seattle, Washington last weekend, and now September 8th-10th is the next bracket of 12 teams competing for a spot at D1 Championships. Hosted by Crime City in Malmö, Sweden, and will also be one of the teams vying for the top four spots that will advance.

Teams below are listed with their Playoff seeding first and their June 30th WFTDA Ranking in parenthesis. Local time for the tournament is Central European Summer Time, and we’ve listed Eastern Daylight Time in the United States as well. Watch the games on and follow our Playoff coverage here and on TwitterFacebook, and Instagram.

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D1M: 3rd Place, #3 London claims bronze over #4 Crime City, 181-138

D1M: 3rd Place, #3 London claims bronze over  #4 Crime City, 181-138 Photo credit Marko Niemelä

MALMO, SWEDEN – The battle for bronze between the host league #4 Crime City Rollers and #3 London Roller Girls saw the momentum swing back and forth in the first half, including multiple lead changes.

The second half looked a bit different for both teams and, despite a valiant effort from Crime City, the team were not able to reclaim momentum for more than a few jams at a time. Whereas London was able to take charge of the second half and come away with the win, 181-138.

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I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: 2017 marks the start of a new era in International Roller Derby!

We’re moments away from the final day of play for this weekend’s FIRST international playoff in Malmo, and this past weekend’s amazing gameplay in Seattle by Argentina’s 2×4 Roller Derby is setting the stage for some serious global action in our sport. With the Roller Derby World Summit in the books and the Roller Derby World Cup on the horizon, travel talk has been something on everyone’s mind.