Terminal City Rollergirls

D1M: #7 Stockholm cleans up #10 Terminal City, 197-145

D1M: #7 Stockholm cleans up #10 Terminal City, 197-145 Photo credit: Marko Niemelä Photography. facebook.com/punkmarkophotos/

MALMÖ, SWEDEN – Malmö playoffs so far have been full of out-of-the-gate underdog power. The 6pm game between #7 Stockholm Roller Derby and #10 Terminal City Rollergirls was no exception.

Terminal City is no stranger to intense weekend play, having completed three games at The Big O and four games at Golden Bowl this year. Meanwhile, Stockholm is not short on tournament play this season either, having played in Anarchy in the UK and the Kallio FINvitational, along with crossing the ocean to play three games in the United States this season.

Stockholm jumped into a 57-point lead after two big jams early on, and Terminal City wasn’t able to bridge the gap. Stockholm took the win, 197-145.

2017 Big O Results

2017 Big O Results Photo credit: Benma Photo. facebook.com/benmaphoto

The Big O Tournament has been a platform for WFTDA, MRDA, and Junior roller derby teams to hit the track since 2011. In 2017 there are 16 WFTDA teams, 9 MRDA, and 4 junior teams in Eugene, Oregon from four different continents.

Check out our WFTDA preview of the weekend, Muckety Muck’s MRDA overview, and Sean Hale’s tournament tips for fans. Below are the results from the weekend with each team’s current ranking. Green are WFTDA sanctioned games, purple are WFTDA B teams, blue is MRDA games, and yellow are the junior games. Each game is linked with its archived video.

2017 Big O WFTDA Briefing

2017 Big O WFTDA Briefing Photo credit: Benma Photo. facebook.com/benmaphoto/

Coming up this weekend: the annual Big O Invitational in Eugene, Oregon (USA). While there have already been a few high-level tournaments already this season, this has become one of the most highly anticipated WFTDA Recognized Tournaments since it’s the first time we see many of the top-ranked teams back on the track each year.

There will be a few exciting rematches from last year, some new teams to watch, and plenty of roller derby on three tracks for three days. Are you ready?

Keep on reading for a quick briefing on the WFTDA and Junior teams in attendance. You can also check out our coverage of the MRDA briefing by Muckety Muck, as well as some tournament survival tips for fans by Sean Hale. Streaming of all three tracks will be done through WFTDA.tv and all WFTDA rankings are from today’s April 30th release.

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: #5 Terminal City topples #10 Arizona Tent City Terrors, 231-95

D1V: #5 Terminal City topples #10 Arizona Tent City Terrors, 231-95 Photo credit: Derby With Recess

VANCOUVER, BC- The second game of day two of Divison 1 playoffs in Vancouver saw the host league, Terminal City, fend off a challenge by Arizona Roller Derby’s Tent City Terrors, relying on consistent defense and relatively clean game play to prove dominant in the contest. Arizona pulled no punches but ultimately came up short, with a final score of 231-95.