WFTDA Selects Des Moines, Kalamazoo to Host Division 2 Playoffs
8 Apr, 2013
First-Ever Playoff for Division Title to be Held in August
The Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA), the national governing body for roller derby, has announced its Division 2 playoff locations.
Division 1 teams are those ranked 1-40. Division 2 teams are those in the 41-60 rankings. June 30 is the rankings release date. This year marks the first-ever Division 2 playoffs for teams.
The Division 2 Playoff locations are:
WFTDA Games Committee will send out invitations to both Division 1 and Division 2 tournaments following the June 30 rankings release.
As in years past, each Division 1 playoff will supply three teams to compete for the coveted Hydra trophy in a 12-team Championship bracket.
The 20 teams, ranked 41-60, will be seeded into two Division 2 Playoffs. The Division 2 Playoff brackets will be the same as the Division 1 playoff brackets with seedings based solely on ranking. Division 2 winners will have a special opportunity to compete at Championships weekend with the addition of two Division 2 games. The top finisher from each Division 2 Playoff will meet head-to-head in a Final to determine a Division 2 Champion while the second place teams will meet in a Third Place game.
The Women’s Flat Track Derby Association is the international governing body for the sport of women’s flat track roller derby and a membership organization for leagues to collaborate and network. The WFTDA sets standards for rules, seasons, and safety, and determines guidelines for the national and international athletic competitions of member leagues. There are currently 176 WFTDA member leagues and 103 leagues in the WFTDA Apprentice program. The website, for information on leagues, events and more, is http://wftda.com/