D1C: Windy Storms Philly, 221-174

D1C: Windy Storms Philly, 221-174 Photo: Danforth Johnson

MILWAUKEE, WI — Fighting for the right to take on Bay Area, Philly Roller Girls’ Liberty Belles took on the Windy City Rollers’ All-Stars at the 2013 WFTDA Championships. Coming into this game, Philly had taken the wins in their previous four meetings, the most recent being a one-point overtime win at the 2013 East Coast Derby Extravaganza.

D1C: Windy City Rollers Preview

D1C: Windy City Rollers Preview Photo: Danny Nguyen.

MILWAUKEE, WI — When Windy City (#9 WFTDA, #10 FTS) takes the track against Philly (#14 WFTDA, #11 FTS) in Friday night’s marquee bout, they’ll be up against two different types of history.

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.

D1A 3rd: (3) Windy Denies (4) Minnesota, 160-154

D1A 3rd: (3) Windy Denies (4) Minnesota, 160-154 Photo: Jennifer M. Ramos

ASHEVILLE, NC–While the most recent game between Windy City and Minnesota was the biggest WCR win for some time, these two teams’ storied history meant there was a buzz in the arena as the crowd awaited the start. That buzz was rewarded with a scintillating back-and-forth game that saw Windy come back inside the final ten minutes and claim the ninth ticket to Milwaukee in November, 160-154.