International rollerderby champtionship in Nashville Oct 31 — Nov 2

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AUSTIN, TEXAS – The top women’s flat track roller derby leagues in the world will compete for the sport’s top honors during the international 2014 Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA) Division 1 and 2 Championships. The tournament will be held Oct. 31-Nov. 2 at the Municipal Auditorium in downtown Nashville, Tennessee, and is hosted by the Nashville Rollergirls. This year’s tournament includes teams from five countries, the most diverse group of teams to qualify for Championships in WFTDA history.

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.

The teams competing in Nashville earned their spots by being among the top finishers in the two Division 2 Playoffs and four Division 1 Playoffs, which took place throughout August, September and early October. Now, 12 Division 1 teams will leave everything on the track during the three-day tournament as they try and lay claim to the “Hydra” trophy and the title of WFTDA Champions. Four Division 2 teams will close out their season in the D2 Championship and Third Place games.

Division 1 Competitors

  • Angel City Derby Girls, Los Angeles, California, USA
  • B.ay A.rea D.erby Girls, San Francisco, California, USA
  • Denver Roller Dolls, Denver, Colorado, USA
  • Gotham Girls Roller Derby, New York, New York, USA
  • London Rollergirls, London, United Kingdom
  • Minnesota RollerGirls, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA
  • Philly Roller Girls, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Rocky Mountain Rollergirls, Denver, Colorado, USA
  • Rose City Rollers, Portland, Oregon, USA
  • Texas Rollergirls, Austin, Texas, USA
  • Victorian Roller Derby League, Melbourne, Australia
  • Windy City Rollers, Chicago, Illinois, USA

 

Division 2 Competitors

  • Bear City Roller Derby, Berlin, Germany
  • Detroit Derby Girls, Detroit, Michigan, USA
  • Fabulous Sin City Rollergirls, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
  • Rideau Valley Roller Girls, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

 

Tickets are on sale now for Championships weekend in Nashville, with weekend, single day and evening headliner game ticket options available. Additional information is available at wftda.com/championships. For the love of flat track. Be there!

 

For more on the Nashville Rollergirls, see

Nashville Rollergirls skate into season eight (April 2014)

This ain't your mama's roller derby (2008)

Roller Girls: Gays love their sassy subculture (2009)

Bigger, Better, Badder: Nashville Rollergirls look to build momentum after record season (2011)

 

 

 

graphic via Alexandra Lee Photography