CN Power, Toronto Roller Derby’s All-Stars, are heading back to WFTDA Division 1 Playoffs for the 2nd consecutive year! They’ve been tearing up the track all year, both at home and on the road, and go into Playoffs ranked 23rd in the world by the WFTDA, a fantastic achievement! (go here to see all the scores from 2014) But it’s not over yet – now they have a big trip ahead of them, as they head to Evansville to take on more of the WFTDA’s best, looking to improve on last year’s performance, when they finished 6th in the Division 1 tournament in Salem, Oregon. Those of us staying home in Toronto will be watching all the action on wftda.tv, and doing our own CN Power poses, as we cheer on the best that Toronto has to offer as they take on the world! Read on to learn more about Evansville and WFTDA Playoffs from the WFTDA:
The Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA) announced in July that Toronto Roller Derby’s CN Power has qualified for the 2014 WFTDA Division 1 Playoffs in Evansville, Indiana, Sept. 19-21 as the 6th seed, their highest tournament seeding yet. The tournament seeding reflects the June 30 WFTDA rankings, which were based on sanctioned games played through that date.
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 following teams will be joining Toronto in Evansville Sept. 19-21 to compete for a shot at advancing to the WFTDA Championships in November. The top three teams from each of the four international D1 Playoffs will attend Championships to compete for the sport’s highest honour: the Hydra trophy and the title of WFTDA Champions.
- London Rollergirls, London, England, UK
- Texas Rollergirls, Austin, TX, USA
- Windy City Rollers, Chicago, IL, USA
- Jacksonville Rollergirls, Jacksonville, FL, USA
- Ohio Roller Derby, Columbus, OH, USA
- Toronto Roller Derby, Toronto, ON, Canada
- Steel City Roller Derby, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
- Nashville Rollergirls, Nashville, TN, USA
- Houston Roller Derby, Houston, TX, USA
- Arizona Roller Derby, Phoenix, AZ, USA
The WFTDA Playoffs and Championships offer seven full weekends of full-contact competition. Learn how to join the action in Evansville; at the Championships in Nashville, Tennessee, Oct. 31-Nov. 2; or at any of the WFTDA postseason events at wftda.com/tournaments. Those who can’t make the trip can still cheer on CN Power from home, via the WFTDA’s broadcast channel, WFTDA.tv! Where will YOU be watching CN Power this September?
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Kali Schumitz, WFTDA Public Relations – firstname.lastname@example.org
Juliana Gonzales, WFTDA Executive Director – 512-587-1859, email@example.com