Preview: #1 Gotham vs NH/KCRW

Preview: #1 Gotham vs NH/KCRW Gotham in Leeds earlier this year. Photo (c) Moneyshot

Let’s get one thing clear out of the gate. This is not anyone’s game. If the winner of New Hampshire versus Kansas City were to win this game, it would make the Miracle on Ice a mere footnote in the great book of sporting upsets.

Preview: #3 Denver vs #6 Santa Cruz

Preview: #3 Denver vs #6 Santa Cruz Denver's Julie Adams vs Cincinnatii at playoffs in 2013 (c) Dave Wood

Denver have a winning history against other tournament entries (Terminal City, Kansas City, Tampa this season, and Minnesota in the last), beaten only by Gotham and Rat City.

Preview: #7 Tampa vs #10 Blue Ridge

The teams contesting the second game of day one in Sacramento had very different playoff seasons in 2013. Tampa came into Richmond with high hopes of improving on their seeding but dropped down to 9th after an upset by 10-seeded Terminal City on day one. Blue Ridge didn’t just see playoffs in the 2013 season, but they also went to Championships in Milwaukee, placing third.

Preview: #8 KCRW vs #9 New Hampshire

Preview: #8 KCRW vs #9 New Hampshire Annie Maul vs Game Ovaries (c) Sean Hale / Hale Yeah

Last year, in Richmond’s WFTDA D1 Playoffs, New Hampshire were the team that was simply thrilled to have made it to the arena. This year, with one season’s playoffs experience now under their collective belts and a 9th seed entry into the tournament, New Hampshire aren’t the new kids anymore. We’re likely to see more of their passionate enthusiasm, but with three months elapsed since their last sanctioned bout – a loss against 20th-ranked Ohio Roller Girls – and more losses than wins in their season history, the question of what kind of play we’re likely to see remains open.

New MRDA Secretary

MRDA is pleased to announce the appointment of Jonathan Dawkins aka Jimmy Rage of the New York Shock Exchange as the Secretary to the Executive Board of Directors, effective immediately.

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.