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AUSTIN, TEXAS – The Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA) announced today that the Santa Cruz Derby Girls All-Stars, the Boardwalk Bombshells, qualified for the 2017 International WFTDA Division 1 Playoffs in Dallas, Texas, Sept. 22-24, as the #7 seed. The tournament seeding reflects the June 30 WFTDA rankings, which were based on sanctioned games played through that date.
Marking its 12th year of pushing the sport’s athleticism and competition to new heights, the International WFTDA Playoffs and Championships bring together the most talented, highly trained skaters and teams from WFTDA member leagues. Whether participating on the track, cheering in the stands or watching online, 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 Santa Cruz in Dallas on Sept. 22-24 to compete for a spot at the WFTDA Championships in November. The top four teams from each of the three international D1 Playoffs will advance to Championships to compete for the sport’s highest honor: the Hydra trophy and the title of WFTDA Champions.
Victorian Roller Derby League, Melbourne, Australia
Texas Rollergirls, Austin, Texas, U.S.
Arch Rival Roller Girls, St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.
Minnesota RollerGirls, Saint Paul, Minnesota, U.S.
Atlanta Rollergirls, Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
Queen City Roller Girls, Buffalo, New York, U.S.
Philly Roller Derby, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Arizona Roller Derby, Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.
Dallas Derby Devils, Dallas, Texas, U.S.
Houston Roller Derby, Houston, Texas, U.S.
Wasatch Roller Derby, Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.
For more information about playoffs and to download your own bracket, visit WFTDA.com/Dallas.