The Big O: What We Learned

The Big O provided bouts up and down the WFTDA and MRDA ladders. We’ll be addressing the MRDA results separately, so watch this space. But on to WFTDA…

D1R 5th: KCRW Outruns Jacksonville, 199-171

D1R 5th: KCRW Outruns Jacksonville, 199-171 Photo: Jennifer M. Ramos

RICHMOND, VA–The New Jax City Rollers took on the Kansas City Roller Warrriors All-Stars for fifth place at 2pm on the final day. The 8th seed had picked themselves up from an opening-day shock against a disciplined New Hampshire team, while KCRW had built on a stronger-than-expected showing against the Philly Rollergirl before posting strong wins to take them to the end of the consolation bracket.

D1R: (5) Kansas City Pacifies New Hampshire, 272-123

D1R: (5) Kansas City Pacifies New Hampshire, 272-123 Photo Credit: Sean Hale / Hale Yeah

RICHMOND,VA–Fighting for the right to play for 5th, the fifth-seeded Kansas City squared off with ninth-seeded New Hampshire in the 11th game of the WFTDA Division 1 Playoffs in Richmond, Virginia. The two teams could not have arrived at the bout through more different routes; Kansas City are previous WFTDA champions who made it out of the South Central region every year to the Championship tournament, while New Hampshire were making a surprising maiden playoff appearance.

D1R: (5) Kansas City Escapes (7) Tampa, 207-172

D1R: (5) Kansas City Escapes (7) Tampa, 207-172 Photo: Jennifer M. Ramos.

RICHMOND, VA — In the second game of Saturday action, 5th seed Kansas City faced off against 7th seed Tampa in the consolation bracket. It was a heated fight to escape the 9th place game, with both teams obviously frustrated by the previous day’s results. After an extremely close battle with numerous lead changes, Kansas City managed to emerge victorious, 207-172.

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