2012 WFTDA Championships
Nov 2–4, 2012 — Atlanta, GA Hosted by Atlanta Rollergirls

2012 Championships Blog

Bout recaps from 2012 WFTDA Championships!

Bout 12: Gotham Girls Roller Derby vs Oly Rollers

November 4, 2012

Gotham (#1E) takes third WFTDA title over Oly Rollers (#1W)

By Elle Beaux

In the championship bout pitting east versus west, the Oly Rollers (West #1) faced Gotham Girls Roller Derby (East #1) in a replay of the 2011 championship game. After a hard fight, Gotham took home the championship for the second time in a row, becoming the only team in WFTDA’s history to be a three-time champion. Oly fell short last time the teams met, and came out swinging today. Gotham has always been known for stellar teamwork, and today’s showing was no different.

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Bout 11: Denver Roller Dolls vs Texas Rollergirls

November 4, 2012

Denver (#2W) edges out Texas (#1SC) to take 3rd place

By Elle Beaux

In the fight for 3rd place of the 2012 WFTDA Championships, the Denver Roller Dolls’ Mile High Club took on the Texas Rollergirls’ Texecutioners in a heart-stopping bout that came down to the last jam. Denver ultimately pulled out a victory that was largely decided by power jams. Tough games throughout the weekend could have led to severe fatigue, but neither team showed signs of slowing down. Today’s game was a demonstration of fierce athletic prowess – from the first whistle, both teams were laying devastating hits that continued throughout the game.

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Bout 9: Denver Roller Dolls vs. Gotham Girls Roller Derby

November 3, 2012

Gotham (#1E) quashes Denver (#2W) to advance to championship game

By Shelly Shankya

In the second semifinal match of the night, Gotham Girls Roller Derby (East #1) took on Denver Roller Dolls (West #2). Despite a strong performance by Denver, Gotham came out on top to qualify for the championship game.

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Bout 10: Oly Rollers vs. Texas Rollergirls

November 3, 2012

Oly (#1W) advances to championship game with win over Texas (#1SC)

By Elle Beaux

The first semifinal game of the tournament brought the Oly Rollers (West #1) against the Texas Rollergirls (South Central #1) for both teams’ second bout of the day. After beating the odds to come back against Bay Area earlier in the day, all eyes were on Texas to see if they could make magic happen twice.

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Bout 6: Gotham Girls Roller Derby vs. Naptown Roller Girls

November 3, 2012

Gotham Girls Roller Derby (#1E) grab win over Naptown Roller Girls (#3NC)

By Shelly Shankya

After an upset over Atlanta Rollergirls on Day 1, Naptown Roller Girls (NC #3) went into their quarterfinal game against reigning WFTDA Champions Gotham Girls Roller Derby (East #1) with vigor.

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Event Information

Tournament Results

Gotham Girls Roller Derby win 2012 Championships!

1st Gotham Girls Roller Derby

2nd Oly Rollers

3rd Denver Roller Dolls

4th Texas Rollergirls

Tournament MVPs

Jammer MVP Sandrine Rangeon, Denver Roller Dolls

Blocker MVP Shaina Serelson, Denver Roller Dolls

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Participating Leagues

Atlanta Rollergirls SC #2

Bay Area Derby Girls W #3

Charm City Roller Girls E #3

Denver Roller Dolls W #2

Gotham Girls Roller Derby E #1

Kansas City Roller Warriors SC #3

Minnesota RollerGirls NC #2

Naptown Roller Girls NC #3

Oly Rollers W #1

Philly Roller Girls E #2

Texas Rollergirls SC #1

Windy City Rollers NC #1

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Champs Seeding Info

Flashback to 2011

Remembering the 2011 Championships, Continental Divide and Conquer...

November 11, 2011: WFTDA 2011 Championships Day 1 Wrap Up

November 12, 2011: WFTDA 2011 Championships Day 2 Wrap Up

November 13, 2011: Gotham Wins 2011 WFTDA Championships!

Real. Strong. Athletic. Revolutionary.