D1R: (3) Naptown Denies (6) No Coast, 206-144

D1R: (3) Naptown Denies (6) No Coast, 206-144 Photo: Jennifer M. Ramos.

RICHMOND, VA–In the second quarterfinal of Richmond’s D1 Playoffs, tournament 3 seed Naptown (Indianapolis, IN) went up against 6 seed No Coast (Lincoln, NE) with a trip to the final four on the line. No Coast was still in the game late, but saw two good-looking rallies snuffed out by jammer penalties; in the end, Naptown advanced to their tournament’s semifinals for the third straight year with a 206-144 win.

Preview: Richmond WFTDA Division 1 Playoff

This weekend, Virginia sees the second installment of the WFTDA Division 1 playoffs in the road towards Championships and the Hydra. And while this grouping of 10 leagues doesn’t have as many travel miles behind them on the way to the tournament as last weekend’s, it doesn’t make the road travelled seem any less long, metaphorically-speaking, with many of the leagues experiencing key team additions or subtractions, and dramatic alterations in game play on the way to these end-of-WFTDA-season games.

Power Rankings – May 2013

Now we’re cooking. May saw a couple of upsets, but most of what we learned came from the closeness of games that went the right way.

Fools Rush In: Weekly Rollup, April 4, 2013

Fools Rush In: Weekly Rollup, April 4, 2013 Mirambo hits the track at Thames Fatales vs Luscious Lunch Ladies. Photo Credit: Joe Mac/Midnight Matinee.

Last Weekend

After a few hectic weekends of WFTDA action, the last weekend in March provided some respite. Montreal’s visit to–and near upset of–Windy City was the weekend’s biggest bout, but it looks unlikely to have a major impact on the rankings.