Queen City Claims DC, 226-144

KITCHENER-WATERLOO, ON–Having entered this tournament as 1 and 2 seed respectively, Queen City and DC found themselves fighting for fifth place after having their Championships dreams dashed earlier in the weekend by teams with substantially lower seedings.

D2KW: DC Cleans Up Outfit, 186-169

KITCHENER-WATERLOO, ON–Traded penalties and a struggle to maintain cohesion for any length of time defined the D2 consolation-bracket match-up between the DC Rollergirls and The Chicago Outfit. DC held it together better through a messy encounter and emerged 186-169 winners, to fight for fifth and claim an improvement of at least three spots over their 2013 playoff placement.

D2KW: Berlin Shuts Down DC, 166-156

KITCHENER-WATERLOO, ON–The top-seeded DC Rollergirls faced Bear City’s 9-seeded Berlin Bombshells in the fourth game of the Kitchener-Waterloo games, and what a game it was. These teams have faced each other twice in the past two years, with Bear City taking the win in 2012–shortly before DC went to the final Eastern Regional tournament where they finished 6th–and DC taking the win in early May this year at the Beach Brawl. Bear City made it 2-0 on the day, and 2-1 all-time against DC, with a last-jam 166-156 win.

D2 Kitchener-Waterloo Playoff Preview

D2 Kitchener-Waterloo Playoff Preview DC, Photo (c) James Calder ShutterThug

The second playoff of the 2014 tournament season has a number of milestones: it is the first playoff to be held outside the USA, and it is the first to feature a team from continental Europe.

Read on to find out about all the teams, and all the day-one match-ups.