Weekend in Review – March 10, 2014

Weekend in Review – March 10, 2014 Arch Rival's Smashinistas took home the home-team championship in front of a couple of thousand fans in St Louis this weekend too. Photo: Bob Dunnell

This weekend was the first of serious division one action of 2014, and we got a number of shock results from it. Before you read on, though, do check out our new WFTDA league table–it shows off the latest rankings and all the teams’ movements since the last ranking period from top to bottom to give you instant context on every result and every team’s momentum in the season so far.

D1C Quarterfinal: Gotham Flattens Ohio, 509-64

MILWAUKEE, WI–Despite Ohio and Gotham both being original members of the WFTDA, they had yet to play each other until today. Ohio came out guns blazing and gave Gotham everything they had, markedly improving their performance in the second half but fell deep into penalty trouble, losing three skaters to foul outs. Ohio capitalized on a few power Gotham jams and managed a handful of points on a stuck Suzy, but ultimately fell 509-64, the largest margin in Championship history.

D1C: Ohio Roller Girls Preview

D1C: Ohio Roller Girls Preview Photo: Bob Dunnell

MILWAUKEE, WI–Ohio is a prime example of hard work paying off. In 2011, they played 17 games before they entered playoffs as the 10th seed and came out 9th. The following year they played 21 games, entered playoffs as the 5th seed, and finished 4th.

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.