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D1S: #2 Rose City rolls over #14 Montréal, 204-98

D1S: #2 Rose City rolls over #14 Montréal, 204-98 Photo credit: Hellslinger. capobianco-photography.squarespace.com/

SEATTLE, WA – Both #1 Rose City and #5 Montréal came into Saturday’s headline matchup looking to continue their winning streak, each team with only one early-season loss on their 2017 record. Montréal made Rose City fight for every point, but Portland’s Wheels of Justice ended up taking a hard-fought victory to a berth in Sunday’s championship game with a final score of 204-98.

D1S: #5 Montréal beats Charlottesville, 486 -144

D1S: #5 Montréal beats Charlottesville, 486 -144 Photo credit: Hellslinger. capobianco-photography.squarespace.com/
SEATTLE, WA — In the third game of a so-far-rankings-true Division 1 Playoffs, #12 Charlottesville came in against the #5 Montréal New Skids on the Block. Charlottesville is no stranger to coming to D1s low. Over the last few years they have been one of the cusp teams that bounces between the two divisions, making a strong impression at Jacksonville D1 playoffs in 2015, and then finishing in 4th place at the 2016 D2 Championships.

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.

D1M: #2 Texas tramples #10 Rocky Mountain, 391-32

D1M: #2 Texas tramples #10 Rocky Mountain, 391-32 Photo credit Matthew Becker

MONTRÉAL, QC – #10 seed Rocky Mountain’s slim 155-151 win against #7 Kallio in the morning pitted the 5280 Fight Club against a fresh #2 seed Texas team. From opposite ends of the bracket, this meant that the #38 WFTDA ranked RMRG was taking on the #6-ranked Texacutioners, and unfortunately for Rocky, this rankings gap showed in the score.

Holding them scoreless for nearly the entire first half, Texas’s consistent lead status and onslaught of scoring was interrupted in the final minutes of the game when Fiona Grapple finally got Rocky Mountain on the board with three points. With a more successful second half, they were able to add in a few more scoring jams, but Texas took a dominate win, 391-32.

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.