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D1D: #6 Queen City dominates #12 Wasatch, 270-77

D1D: #6 Queen City dominates #12 Wasatch, 270-77 Photo credit: Danforth Johnson

DALLAS, TX – To get this far, Queen City first beat Houston 195-104 on Friday and then faced a tough Arch Rival the following day. They came prepared, however and decided to go long early on, scoring 123 points to ARCH’s 339. Their strategic minds carried into their game today against Wasatch, with smart call offs and clock management.

Wasatch came into this tournament ranked #40, just barely getting pulled into Divison 1 after two years of attending D2 Playoffs. Their first game was against #5 seed Atlanta on Friday, losing 415-68 and giving them a day of rest between games. Struggling to score early on, Wasatch found some momentum towards the middle of the game but fell to Queen City 270-77.

D1D: #3 Arch Rival controls #6 Queen City, 339-123

D1D: #3 Arch Rival controls #6 Queen City, 339-123 Photo credit: Michele J. Hale. michelejhale.com

DALLAS, TX – The final Championship Qualifying game of the 2017 WFTDA Playoff season saw Queen City go into pre-emptive damage control mode in an attempt to limit Arch Rival’s score margin. Arch Rival’s superior cohesion and deep jammer rotation won the day, however, giving Arch Rival a 339-123 victory and ensuring their spot at Championships in November.

D1D: #6 Queen City freeze out #11 Houston, 195-104

D1D: #6 Queen City freeze out #11 Houston, 195-104 Photo credit: Michele J. Hale. michelejhale.com

DALLAS, TX – The first day of D1 Playoffs in Dallas had already had a close #8 seed/#9 seed game followed by a #10 seed upset over the #7 team. The first quarter of this game, it looked like #11 seed Houston was going to take charge right away and exploit the missteps of #6 Queen City. However, once the Buffalo, New York team found their groove, they were able to start laying on multi-pass scoring jams and pull the score away.

While Houston did better overall with penalties, Queen City’s lead status percentage, especially the 68.2% in the second half, helped them win more of the quick, hit it and quit it jams. Each team was able to control the other’s higher scorers, but other jammers emerged to pick up necessary points. Ultimately, Queen City got more than twice the amount of points than Houston in the second half, confirming their 195-104 victory.

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 dethrones #7 Sacred City, 242-160

D1V #9: Queen City dethrones #7 Sacred City, 242-160 Photo credit: Joe Mac

VANCOUVER, BC – While both teams,#9 Queen City and #7 Sacred City, seemed fairly evenly matched in terms of blocking and jammer strength, major penalty trouble throughout the entire game on Sacred City’s side left them at a large disadvantage in this game. They were unable to overtake Queen City after the first few jams. After a tough fight by both teams, Queen City took the win, 242 to 160.