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2016 WFTDA D2 Playoffs: Lansing Preview

2016 WFTDA D2 Playoffs: Lansing Preview Photo credit: Joe Mac. facebook.com/joemacphoto

The first round of 2016’s WFTDA Playoff games took place last weekend in Wichita, Kansas, and lived up to the tournament’s Division 2 history of exciting upsets and results. By the end of the weekend, after entering as the #4 seed, Brandywine took 1st place over the #7 seed, Blue Ridge, who ended up leaving the tournament with 2nd.

This coming weekend, in Lansing, MI, will include the first two of five teams that are new to Playoffs this year, a couple who have risen high enough to make a return, a few teams who dropped out of Division 1 since last year.

Overall, many of the teams experienced inconsistent results this year which makes the whole bracket a bit tough to predict, but all the more exciting for seedings upset potential ahead. The top two finishers will join Brandywine and Blue Ridge in Portland, OR, at Championships this November to decide the ultimate placement of the top four Division 2 teams.

2016 Midwest BrewHaHa Central

2016 Midwest BrewHaHa Central Photo credit: Donna Olmstead Photography. facebook.com/donnaOphoto

This weekend, June 3rd-5th, the Brewcity Bruisers are hosting the 7th annual Midwest BrewHaHa in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. This tournament is typically one that attracts Midwest teams, but this year it also includes teams representing Germany, Australia, and Canada. There will be Women, Men and Juniors played  games on 2 tracks starting at 10:45am CDT Friday until 8:30pm CDT Sunday evening. You can catch the games online right here.

2015 WFTDA D1 Playoffs: Tucson Central

2015 WFTDA D1 Playoffs: Tucson Central Photo by Danny Ngan Photography. facebook.com/dannynganphotography

The first of Division 1 playoffs takes place in Tucson Arizona, hosted by Tucson Roller Derby. 10 teams will hit the track to battle for the top 3 spots that will head to Championships in St. Paul, Minnesota. Return here all weekend long for your central update for scores, links to game recaps, and more. To watch the games live, go to WFTDA.tv.

D1T 9th Place: #8 Arizona Terrorizes #10 Tri-City, 239-170

TUCSON, AZ — Arizona entered the tournament seeded 8th, but after defeating Tri-City, 239-170, Arizona will leave with 9th place for the 2015 D1 Playoffs at Tucson. While Tri-City will leave as they entered, in 10th place.

Arizona dominated lead calls and controlled the game, but as they have throughout the tournament, quickly fell into penalty trouble. Arizona chose to mix up their jammer rotation in this game in hopes of cutting down penalties but found little success. While Tri-City combatted the lead calls with quick star passes and stashes.

D1T: #5 Charm City Sneaks Past #10 Tri-City, 218-180.

D1T: #5 Charm City Sneaks Past #10 Tri-City, 218-180. Photo by Donna Olmstead Photography.

TUCSON, AZ – In a tightly fought game with unexpected lead grabs and a final winner that few might have seen coming, Charm City finally claimed the win for Baltimore over the Canadians with a last minute come-from-behind that finished the game at 218-180.