November 2, 2014
Gotham Girls Roller Derby, of New York, New York, narrowly defended their title of WFTDA Champions, their fourth consecutive year taking home the Hydra trophy and their fifth Championship title in WFTDA history.
The Rose City Rollers, of Portland, Oregon, placed a very close second to Gotham, losing in the final jam of the final jam by just 3 points. The B.ay A.rea D.erby Girls placed third among the Division 1 teams.
In Division 2 action, the Detroit Derby Girls, of Detroit, Michigan, had a more comfortable win over the Rideau Valley Roller Girls, of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, to win the D2 Championship. Bear City Roller Derby, of Berlin, Germany, took 3rd Place in Division 2 with a thrilling 1-point win over the Fabulous Sin City Rollergirls of Las Vegas, Nevada.
The tournament had the most international participation of any Championship in WFTDA history, with teams from five countries competing throughout the weekend. It was the second trip for London Rollergirls, and the first time that teams from Canada, Germany and Australia qualified for the tournament. Melbourne’s Victorian Roller Derby League was the first team from heir country to earn a spot in Championships, and were eliminated by London in the quarterfinals.
Congratulations to all the participating teams for making it to Championships and playing their hearts out, and thanks to all the officials, announcers, sponsors and volunteers who supported the tournament. Special thanks to tournament hosts Nashville Rollergirls for welcoming the WFTDA community to their city!
Real. Strong. Athletic. Revolutionary.