Dallas Derby Devils to Host WFTDA Division 1 Playoffs September 11-13. Dallas Derby Devils will also be competing in the tournament too

Top Quote Marking its 10th 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. End Quote
  • Dallas, TX (1888PressRelease) August 11, 2015 - The Women's Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA) announced today that the Dallas Derby Devils qualified for the 2015 International WFTDA Division 1 Playoffs in Dallas, Texas, Sept. 11-13 as the 6th seed. The tournament seeding reflects the June 30 WFTDA rankings, which were based on sanctioned games played through that date.

    Dallas Derby Devils Qualifies for Women's Roller Derby Playoffs
    Dallas Derby Devils to Compete in Division 1 Tournament in Dallas, TX

    The Dallas Derby Devils competed in Division 2 Playoffs in Des Moines, Iowa in 2013, entering as the 9th seed and finishing the tournament in 5th. Just barely missing the mark to compete in the 2014 playoffs, the league's all-star team, the Army of Darkness, set a goal to reach Division 1 the next season. Since then, they have risen in the WFTDA rankings to #24 in the world and achieved placement in the Division 1 Playoffs.

    The following teams will be joining the Dallas Derby Devils in Dallas on Sept. 11-13 to compete for a spot at the WFTDA Championships in November. The top three teams from each of the four international D1 Playoffs will advance to Championships to compete for the sport's highest honor: the Hydra trophy and the title of WFTDA Champions -
    1. Rose City Rollers, Portland, Oregon, USA
    2. Texas Rollergirls, Austin, Texas, USA
    3. Philly Roller Derby, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    4. Rat City Rollergirls, Seattle, Washington, USA
    5. Stockholm Roller Derby, Stockholm, Sweden
    6. Dallas Derby Devils, Dallas, Texas, USA
    7. Sun State Roller Girls, Browns Plains, Queensland, Australia
    8. Crime City Rollers, Malmo, Sweden
    9. Ohio Roller Girls, Columbus, Ohio, USA
    10. Rideau Valley Roller Girls, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

    The International WFTDA Playoffs and Championships offer seven full weekends of full-contact competition. Catch a preview of tournament action and see archives of past footage at youtube.com/thewftda. Clips for use in broadcast are available by request.

    Learn how to join the action in Dallas; at the Championships in Saint Paul, Minnesota, Nov. 6-8; or at any of the WFTDA postseason events at wftda.com/tournaments. Those who can't make the trip can still cheer on the Army of Darkness from home via the WFTDA's broadcast channel, WFTDA.tv!

    Michealle Key, Dallas Derby Devils Chairman - gm ( @ ) wftda dot com
    Kali Schumitz, WFTDA Public Relations - press ( @ ) wftda dot com
    Jenna Cloughley, WFTDA Marketing and Communications Manager - jenna ( @ ) wftda dot com

    Founded in 2004, and bouting in May 2005, the Dallas Derby Devils brought flat track roller derby to the DFW metroplex. As a skater-owned 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, and a member league of the WFTDA, our mission is to empower ourselves by working together on and off the track. We take time to give back to our community through charitable contributions, local sponsorship programs and by cooperating and collaborating with other roller derby leagues worldwide.

    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 international athletic competitions of member leagues. There are currently 315 WFTDA member leagues and 92 affiliated leagues in the WFTDA Apprentice program worldwide. The WFTDA is governed by a five-member, volunteer Board of Directors and managed by an Executive Director.

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