Queen City Roller Girls qualify for Women's Flat Track Derby Association playoffsby jmaloni
Queen City Roller Girls to compete in Division 2 tournament in Ontario
The Women's Flat Track Derby Association has announced Queen City Roller Girls qualified as the No. 2 seed for the 2014 WFTDA Division 2 playoffs in Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario (Aug. 22-24). The tournament seeding reflects the June 30 WFTDA rankings, which were based on sanctioned games played through that date.
QCRG initially joined WFTDA in 2010 as a WFTDA Apprentice League, gaining full member status in 2011. QCRG's travel team, the Lake Effect Furies, first qualified for a WFTDA playoff in 2013, participating in the Division 2 Playoffs in Kalamazoo, Michigan, and ultimately finishing ninth in the tournament.
The international WFTDA playoffs and championships tournament series brings together the most talented, highly trained and committed skaters and officials from WFTDA member leagues to display the "real, strong, athletic and revolutionary" game play that pushes the limits of the sport worldwide.
Whether participating on the track, cheering in the stands or watching online, the WFTDA tournaments provide everyone who loves roller derby an opportunity to witness the most anticipated matchups of the year.
The following teams will be joining Queen City Roller Girls in Kitchener-Waterloo to compete for a shot at advancing to the WFTDA Championships in November. The top two teams from each of the two D2 playoffs will advance to the WFTDA Championships to compete in the Division 2 Championship and third-place games.
1. DC Rollergirls, Washington, D.C.
2. Queen City Roller Girls, Buffalo
3. Rideau Valley Roller Girls, Ottawa, Ontario (Canada)
4. Killamazoo Derby Darlins, Kalamazoo, Michigan
5. Chicago Outfit Roller Derby, Chicago
6. Boulder County Bombers, Boulder, Colorado
7. Gold Coast Derby Girls, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
8. Demolition City Roller Derby, Evansville, Indiana
9. Bear City Roller Derby, Berlin (Germany)
10. Grand Raggidy Roller Girls, Grand Rapids, Michigan
The WFTDA playoffs and championships offer seven full weekends of full-contact competition. For more information, visit wftda.com/tournaments. Those who can't make the trip can still cheer on the Lake Effect Furies from home, via the WFTDA's broadcast channel, WFTDA.tv.