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2016 WFTDA D1 Playoffs: Vancouver Central

2016 WFTDA D1 Playoffs: Vancouver Central Photo credit: Regularman Photography. www.regularmanphotography.com

We are now entering weekend number five for WFTDA Playoffs, and the third Division 1 tournament. Half of the D1 Championships bracket is already filled out, and the top three finishers of this weekend will join London, Texas, Montréal, Rose City, Denver, and Jacksonville in Portland this November. If you want to see how those teams punched their tickets, read up on the games from Montréal and Columbia.

To read more about the ten teams attending the Playoff tournament this weekend browse our Vancouver preview.

D1V: #9 Queen City beheads #6 Naptown, 160-138

D1V: #9 Queen City beheads #6 Naptown, 160-138 Photo credit: Derby With Recess

VANCOUVER, BC – In what started off quick and even between the 22 WFTDA ranked Naptown Tornado Sirens and 36 ranked Queen City Lake Effect Furies eventually became the nickel-and-dime show as both teams duked it out in the quest for the 5th place bracket, and the chance to face Sacred City Derby Girls later on today at 4:00pm PST.

Naptown had just come off a tough day 1 loss against the #3 seeded Rat City Roller Girls, while Queen City lost against the 8th seeded Stockholm Roller Derby All Stars, before each team met. And while the fiery start shot both teams up, small increments was what eventually won out, as Queen City pushed ahead to take the win, 160-138.

D1V: #3 Rat City exterminates #6 Naptown, 285-57

D1V: #3 Rat City exterminates #6 Naptown, 285-57 Photo credit: Derby With Recess

VANCOUVER, BC – Friday’s third game of the WFTDA International Division 1 playoffs in Vancouver pitted the #3 seed, Seattle’s Rat-City All stars (12th in WFTDA), against the Naptown Tornado Sirens of Indianapolis (22nd in WFTDA) who came in as the #6 seed.  Rat City asserted an early dominance and appeared to be the only team so far not effected by the unusual nature of the sport court over rubberized gym floor.  Even the officials were having trouble keeping their feet on the surface. Rat City came away with a 285-57 win over Naptown.

D2D 3rd Place: #4 Naptown (#48) Wears Out #6 Chicago Outfit (#52), 190-107

D2D 3rd Place: #4 Naptown (#48) Wears Out #6 Chicago Outfit (#52), 190-107 Photo by Lex Dodson - wwww.rustbeltraw.com & @rustbeltraw on Instagram.

DETROIT, MI – As a D1 tournament team last year, Naptown (#48) finished 6th in Charleston, while Chicago Outfit (#52) picked up 5th at the D2 tournament in Kitchener-Waterloo. Meeting up this year in D2, the two mid-western teams hadn’t faced off since 2010, when Naptown came away with the win, twice.

Chicago kept things fairly even in the first half, but Naptown’s defensive dominance locked onto the Outfit, helping their jammers get lead status to control the second half of play. With the addition of offense off the line, it was the one-two punch combo that the Tornado Sirens needed to result in their 190-107 win, placing 3rd.

Skate to Thrill: Day 2 Recap

Skate to Thrill: Day 2 Recap No Coast v. St. Chux. Photo by Jeff Higgins

ST. PETERS, MO– The final day of the “Skate To Thrill” Invitational saw the highest-ranked and lowest-ranked WFTDA leagues participating net three-game sweeps, and the continuation of the competitiveness that was found in Day One.