RICHMOND, CA — In the first consolation bout of the West playoffs, 5 seed Rocky Mountain wasted very little time getting in a dominant position against 7 seed Arizona. Two early big jams gave Rocky Mountain a 54-0 lead that they were never in danger of losing, and they eventually cruised to a fairly easy win by over 200 points, 279-76.
RICHMOND, CA — Friday’s second bout at Bay of Reckoning, the WFTDA Western Region Playoffs, featured a #7 vs. #10 matchup: the Arizona Roller Derby’s Tent City Terrors against the Sacred City Sacrificers of Sacramento. The crowd seemed particularly eager to see whether Arizona would live up to its #7 ranking given its recent loss of personnel, with several fans waving “Play Where You Live” signs. While the teams played fairly evenly early on, a Sacrificers 30-point powerjam by 4Closer at the middle of the first half allowed Sacred City to pull away, with 4Closer’s 111-point bout total foreclosing any opportunity for a Tent City triumph. The game ended as a significant blowout at Sacred City 242, Arizona 126. ??