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USARS details 2014 nationals bracket

After the cancellation of all their playoff tournaments, USARS has now announced the 8 teams going to its Nationals event.

Turn down for… Gotham?

It seems that Gotham are here and are ready to play.

Photos: Windy vs Minnesota v10

Photos: Windy vs Minnesota v10 MNRG's Second Hand Smoke. (c) Danforth Johnson

This was the bout that made it ten bouts against Minnesota without defeat for Windy City, and we’re all lucky Danforth Johnson was there to capture it.

Photos: Texas cleans up the Dirty South, 160-107

There are some good shots of Texas’ unexpectedly narrow 160-107 win over Atlanta this past weekend in this exhaustive gallery from Jennifer M. Ramos.

Rideau Valley Sinks Berlin, 243-240

KITCHENER-WATERLOO, ON–The final of the second Division 2 tournament was contested by Bear City’s #9 seeded Berlin Bombshells and Rideau Valley’s #3 seeded Vixens–the representative teams from Flat Track Stat’s #5 leagues in Europe and Canada respectively. Form suggested that Rideau should take the win after two very strong wins in the run-up to this, but Berlin were having none of it. They took the lead inside the first quarter and held it into the final ten minutes, but could not quite hang on. It went down to the final seconds of the final jam–but Rideau Valley took the game, and the tournament, 243-240.

Windy Repeats Minnesota, 129-123

Windy Repeats Minnesota, 129-123 Photo (c) Danforth Johnson

MADISON, WI–In the nine times that Windy and Minnesota have matched up, WCR has always won, except in 2012 when the game ended in an impossible tie. On Saturday morning they met up on neutral ground in Madison, at the Fast Forward Skate Center for a sweaty rematch. Each team held the lead for awhile, while shutting out the other, and tied it up four times. Going into the last jam, they took the track tied up at 120, and Windy’s strong defense carried on their streak over Minnesota, 129-123.