Thursday, August 13, 2009

WFTDA (roller derby) Tournament Season is nearly here!

Check out this press release from WFTDA -- take a look and see where your local roller derby league is in the rankings...cheer them on in their tournament(s)!!!

August 12, 2009

For more information contact:
Kali Schumitz, WFTDA PR Manager
kschumitz@gmail. com

40 Roller Derby Teams to Compete for National Title

The Women's Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA) tournament season kicks off September 11, 2009, bringing together the best talent flat-track roller derby has to offer in matchups no derby fan will want to miss! Over a four-week period, 40 teams will compete in four regional tournaments for a shot at claiming the top rank in their corner of the country.

The top three teams from each region – East, North Central, South Central and West – will then advance to the third annual WFTDA National Tournament, Nov. 13-15 in Philadelphia, PA. This is the inaugural year for the North Central and South Central tournaments, resulting in the largest tournament pool in WFTDA history.

The top ten teams from each region, based on current WFTDA rankings, have received invitations to their respective regional tournaments. If a league was unable to attend, the next-ranked league was invited.

Wicked Wheels of the East
Eastern Regional Tournament
Sept. 11-13, 2009
Hosted by Carolina Rollergirls, Raleigh, N.C.

1 Gotham Girls Roller Derby
2 Philly Roller Girls
3 Charm City Roller Girls
4 Carolina Rollergirls
5 Boston Derby Dames
6 Providence Roller Derby
7 Steel City Derby Demons
8 Maine Roller Derby
9 CT Rollergirls
10 DC Rollergirls

Brawl of America
North Central Regional Tournament
Sept. 18-20, 2009
Hosted by Minnesota Roller Girls, St. Paul, MN
www.brawlofamerica. com

1 Windy City Rollers
2 Detroit Derby Girls
3 Mad Rollin' Dolls
4 Cincinnati Rollergirls
5 Arch Rival Rollergirls
6 Minnesota Roller Girls
7 Grand Raggidy Roller Girls
8 North Star Roller Girls
9 Brewcity Bruisers
10 Burning River Roller Girls

Southern Fried Smackdown
South Central Regional Tournament
Sept. 25-27, 2009
Hosted by Atlanta Rollergirls, Atlanta, GA

1 Texas Rollergirls
2 KC Roller Warriors
3 Houston Roller Derby
4 Dallas Derby Devils
5 Atlanta Rollergirls
6 Nashville Rollergirls
7 Tampa Bay Derby Darlins
8 West Texas Roller Dollz
9 No Coast Derby Girls
10 Memphis Roller Derby

Derby on the Rocks
Western Regional Tournament
Oct. 2-4, 2009
Hosted by Denver Roller Dolls and Rocky Mountain Rollergirls, Denver, CO
www.derbyontherocks .com

1 Oly Rollers
2 Denver Roller Dolls
3 Rose City Rollers
4 Rat City Rollergirls
5 B.ay A.rea D.erby Girls
6 Duke City Derby
7 Pikes Peak Derby Dames
8 Rocky Mountain Rollergirls
9 Tucson Roller Derby
10 Angel City Derby Girls

Founded in 2004, the Women's Flat Track Derby Association ( promotes and fosters the sport of women's flat track roller derby by facilitating the development of athletic ability, sportswomanship, and goodwill among member leagues. The governing philosophy is "by the skaters, for the skaters." Women skaters from the 79 member leagues are primary owners, managers, and operators of each member league and of the association. Operational tasks include setting standards for rules, seasons, and safety, as well as determining guidelines for the national and international athletic competitions of member leagues. All member leagues have a voice in the decision-making process and agree to comply with the governing body's policies.

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