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International Roller Derby Playoffs Series Begins Aug. 15

Top Women's Flat Track Roller Derby Teams Compete for Championship

AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The top 60 women's flat track roller derby leagues in the world will compete for the sport's top honors in the 2014 Women's Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA) Division 1 and 2 Playoffs, a series of six international tournaments between Aug. 15 and Oct. 5.

Gotham Girls Roller Derby, of New York, NY, (in black) won the 2013 Women's Flat Track Derby Association Championships after a close win in the most talked-about women's roller derby game of the season, against the Texas Rollergirls, of Austin, TX. The international 2014 WFTDA Playoffs series begins Aug. 15.

The international WFTDA Playoffs and Championships tournament series brings together the most talented, highly trained and committed skaters and officials from WFTDA member leagues. Whether participating on the track, cheering in the stands or watching the broadcast, the WFTDA tournaments provide everyone who loves roller derby an opportunity to witness the most anticipated match-ups of the year.

The top 40 ranked teams of the 259 WFTDA member leagues will compete in four Division 1 Playoffs, hoping to advance to the WFTDA D1 Championships. Teams ranked 41-60 will compete in the Division 2 Playoffs, with the top finishers also advancing to the D2 games at the WFTDA Championships, Oct. 31-Nov. 2 in Nashville, Tennessee.

This year's tournament dates and locations are:

The WFTDA Playoffs and Championships offer seven weekends of full-contact competition. Learn how to join the action at wftda.com/tournaments. Those who can't make it to the events in person can watch live coverage of Playoffs and Championships via the WFTDA's broadcast channel, WFTDA.tv.

Interested in covering a WFTDA tournament? Visit wftda.com/tournaments/credentials for more information.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:

Jenna Cloughley, WFTDA Marketing and Communications Manager – 647-298-6529, [email protected] 
Kali Schumitz, WFTDA Public Relations – [email protected]

ABOUT WFTDA:  The Women's Flat Track Derby Association is the international governing body for the sport of women's flat track roller derby and a membership organization for leagues to collaborate and network. The WFTDA sets standards for rules, seasons, and safety, and determines guidelines for the international athletic competitions of member leagues. There are currently 259 WFTDA member leagues and 98 affiliated leagues in the WFTDA Apprentice program worldwide.

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