Omaha Rollergirls qualifies for Women’s Flat Track Derby Association Playoffs, Sept 30 – Oct 2, 2011 in Kansas City
The Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA) announces that the Omaha Rollergirls earned a spot in the 2011 WFTDA South Central Region Playoffs. The top ten teams in the WFTDA South Central Region will head to Kansas City, Missouri, Sept. 30 to Oct. 2 to compete for one of three spots in the 2011 WFTDA Championships. The WFTDA South Central Region includes 27 teams hailing from a region that spans the southern states, from Florida and Georgia west to New Mexico, and extends as far north as Nebraska.
The South Central Region Playoffs, nicknamed “Show Me Der-B-Q” this year, are expected to attract thousands of roller derby players and fans to watch some of the best action the sport has to offer. Fans wishing to cheer on the Omaha Rollergirls can find ticketing and other information here.
To make it to the Playoffs, the Omaha Rollergirls first had to earn a top 10 ranking within the South Central Region. WFTDA members vote on rankings quarterly, based on the results of a team’s bouts against other WFTDA teams. Second quarter rankings are used to determine tournament eligibility. As the 10th-seeded team in the tournament, the Omaha Rollergirls will first play the 7th seed, No Coast Derby Girls (Lincoln), on Friday, Sept. 30, and will play at least three games over the course of the three-day, multi-level tournament.
The top three finishers at each of the four WFTDA playoff tournaments will advance to compete for the championship title. Consolation brackets for teams that don’t advance in the Playoffs will help determine future rankings within the South Central Region. Click here for more information on the WFTDA “Big 5” tournaments.