D1C Quarterfinal: Texas Takes Atlanta, 227-134

D1C Quarterfinal: Texas Takes Atlanta, 227-134 Photo: Donalee Eiri, Photography by D.E.sign

MILWAUKEE, WI– Saturday’s first quarterfinal match at the WFTDA Championships saw a rematch of the 2012 Atlanta / Texas South Central final, a classic that saw Texas survive by 20 points on a dramatic last-jam resolution.The first half of this bout looked just as competitive — Texas’ 109-65 halftime lead was basically the result of a single early 37-0 power jam for Bloody Mary — but the Texecutioners pulled away in the second half as Atlanta’s offense seemed to struggle. Texas ultimately skated away with a 227-134 win and will progress to meet Denver in the final four on Saturday night

D1C: Atlanta Denies London, 184-169

D1C: Atlanta Denies London, 184-169 Photo: Danforth Johnson.

MILWAUKEE, WI — In the opening battle of the 2013 WFTDA Championships, Atlanta used tight, smart defense and a fairly balanced jammer attack to stubbornly hold off a London side representing the first non-U.S. team to reach Champs. Atlanta led for the entirety of the second half and survived a last-jam scare to triumph 184-169 and advance to a Saturday-morning quarterfinal meeting with Texas.

D1C: Atlanta Rollergirls Preview

D1C: Atlanta Rollergirls Preview Alassin Sane, Wild Cherri and Scout SnipeHer take on Bay Area's Chantilly Mace at WFTDA Playoffs in Salem this year. Photo by Donalee Eiri of Photography by D.E.sign

MILWAUKEE, WI–2012 was the year of the Dirty South Derby Girls, who did the unthinkable, both hosting and playing at WFTDA Championships. Despite losing their only game at that tournament, when the team came back this year, they made sure they were not to be underestimated, racking up 10 wins and just two losses over the season.

WFTDA Announces Championships Bracket

SALEM, OR–The Women’s Flat Track Derby Association drew the Championships bracket at the close of the last Division 1 Playoff. The four playoff winners–Gotham, Bay Area, Texas and Denver–have all earnt a first-round bye, while second- and third-place winners face a play-in round.