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: Queen City Confounds Demolition City, 188-174

KITCHENER-WATERLOO, ON–Queen City’s Lake Effect Furies were among the pre-tournament favourites but fell in their opening game. Demolition City were one of the mystery packages of the weekend having played very few sanctioned or streamed games, and had shown themselves to be formidable and physical opponents. What followed was a game that defies description except to note that it featured 92 penalties, 31 of which were jammer penalties, with 18 of those jammer penalties going to Queen City.

D2KW: Gold Coast Overthrows Queen City, 214-167

KITCHENER-WATERLOO, ON–While these two teams hadn’t met previously, Queen City skated into this game the clear favorites. And while Gold Coast had made short work of Grand Raggidy only hours prior, not entering this game fresh looked likely to do the team no favors. What happened instead was the day’s second huge seeding upset with Gold Coast taking the win, 214-167, and ensuring that for the first time in WFTDA tournament history both top seeds had been consigned to the consolation bracket.

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.