As August comes to a close and September rolls into town, we here in Atlanta are brimming with excitement. After a phenomenal last few home games and plenty of intense action on the road, the Dirty South Derby Girls are polishing their training in anticipation of playoff weekend. Extra practices, guest jammers and new levels of cross training have all kept our charter pretty busy, so in case you haven’t heard, I’m here to fill you in on the details of watching your favorite ladies in red and baby blue dominate in the South.
This year, the potential places that DSDG could have been sent to for playoffs were spread all over the continent (with two possibilities in Canada)! We are INCREDIBLY lucky to have gotten placed in our own region, just a short ride over to Columbia! This helps the league in two big ways. Not only do we see an incredible savings when it comes to travel and lodging, but it means we can have YOU GUYS in the stands, screaming for/with us! Having a potential cheering section is a huge factor in why we got placed in South Carolina, so mark your calendars! DSDG enters the seeding at #16 and plays the #19 Crime City Rollers (from Sweden) at 6pm on Friday evening. How far will we go? BE THERE and find out for yourselves! There will be a whole group of Atlanta fans there, so make sure you find them!
Marking its 11th year of pushing the sport’s athleticism and competition to new heights, the International WFTDA Playoffs and Championships bring together the most talented, highly trained skaters and teams from WFTDA member leagues. Whether participating on the track, cheering in the stands, or watching on WFTDA.tv, WFTDA tournaments provide everyone who loves roller derby an opportunity to witness the most anticipated match-ups of the year. Live it or Stream it, Live.
- 2016 International Women’s Flat Track Derby Association Division 1 Playoffs in Columbia, SC
- September 9-11
- Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center
- Teams from 3 countries (USA, Germany, and the United Kingdom) will be participating!
There will be 10 teams, including your Atlanta Rollergirls, competing for a chance to advance to the WFTDA Championships in November. The top three teams that emerge after three days of competition will secure their spots in the D1 Championship bracket (Nov 4-6 in Portland, OR). The WFTDA Playoffs and Championships series brings together the most talented teams, skaters, and officials in the world for seven weekends of fast-paced, hard-hitting roller derby.
Ticket options for Columbia include weekend, single-day, and evening game passes.
Visit WFTDA.com/Columbia for more information and to purchase your tickets. We hope to see you there!