On August 22 – August 24 we’ll be hosting the WFTDA D2 tournament.
Watch some of the most talented skaters in the world compete for women’s flat track roller derby’s highest honour in the second of the 2014 WFTDA Division 2 playoffs.
Visit wftda.com/kitchener-waterloo for all the tournament information you need.
Waterloo Memorial Recreation Centre
101 Father David Bauer Drive, Kitchener ON
Get tickets online: wftda.com/tournaments/2014/kitchener-waterloo/tickets/
Watch the live stream:
We’ll see you there!
This Saturday you must take full advantage of your final summer opportunity to see your favourite TCRD skaters in their home team uniforms. Thereafter, they will jump into phone booths (explain to your kids what that is) and emerge as International Superstars, ready to host one world-class tournament and blast off to another.
Come prepared! Fans in team colours and prepared to make All The Noise shall be showered with affection and ensure victory!
Top Roller Derby Teams to Compete in Kitchener-Waterloo
Tri-City Roller Derby Hosts 2014 WFTDA Division 2 Playoffs
AUSTIN, TEXAS – Twenty of the top women’s flat track roller derby leagues in the world will compete for the sport’s top honors next month in the 2014 Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA) Division 2 Playoffs. Representing the best of the best in women’s roller derby, 10 of the Playoffs qualifiers will compete in Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, Aug. 22 to 24 in one of two playoff tournaments for the division.
Tri-City Roller Derby was selected through a competitive bid process to host one of the seven WFTDA tournaments this year. This is the first time that the WFTDA has selected a host site outside of the United States.
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 match-ups of the year.
Yesterday the WFTDA announced the competitors for this year’s international D2 Playoffs in Kitchener-Waterloo. Teams ranked 41-60 that have met minimum eligibility requirements were split between the two Playoffs brackets using “S-curve” seeding, similar to what is used for the NCAA basketball tournaments. Ten of these teams will compete at the Waterloo Memorial Recreation Complex Aug. 22-24 in hopes of finishing in the top two and advancing to compete at the WFTDA Championships, Oct. 31-Nov. 2.
- DC Rollergirls, Washington, DC, USA
- Queen City Roller Girls, Buffalo, NY, USA
- Rideau Valley Roller Girls, Ottawa, ON, Canada
- Killamazoo Derby Darlins, Kalamazoo, MI, USA
- Chicago Outfit Roller Derby, Chicago, IL, USA
- Boulder County Bombers, Boulder, CO, USA
- Gold Coast Derby Grrls, Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA
- Demolition City Roller Derby, Evansvile, OH, USA
- Bear City Roller Derby, Berlin, Germany
- Grand Raggidy Roller Girls, Grand Rapids, MI, USA
The WFTDA Division 1 and 2 Playoffs and Championships offer seven full weekends of full-contact competition. Learn how to join the action in Kitchener-Waterloo at wftda.com/kitchener-waterloo. The other Division 2 Playoffs will be held Aug. 15-17 in Duluth, Minnesota, USA. The WFTDA Championships will take place Oct. 31-Nov. 2 in Nashville, Tennessee, USA. All tournaments will also be covered live by WFTDA’s online broadcast channel, WFTDA.tv.