WFTDA Western Regional Tournament

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WFTDA Western Regional Tournament
Tournament information
Location Various
Month played September
Established 2007
Format Knockout
Current champion
Oly Rollers

The WFTDA Western Regional Tournament or WFTDA West Region Playoffs is one of four roller derby qualifying tournaments for the WFTDA Championships.

The Tournament is organised by the Women's Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA). Full WFTDA members in the Western Region members are eligible for ranking, and the top ten leagues qualify for the Western Regional Tournament. The top three leagues qualify for the Championships. Together, the four qualifying tournaments and Championships are termed the "Big 5".[1]

Championships[edit]

Bay Area take on Rose City at the 2012 Tournament
Year Date Name Venue Champion Second Third
2007[2] 16-18 February Dust Devil Tucson, Arizona Rat City Rollergirls Tucson Roller Derby Texas Rollergirls
2008 1-3 October Battle Royale Houston, Texas Texas Rollergirls B.ay A.rea D.erby Girls Rat City Rollergirls
2009[3] 11-13 September Derby on the Rocks Denver, Colorado Oly Rollers Rocky Mountain Rollergirls Denver Roller Dolls
2010[4] 24-26 September Rollin' on the River Sacramento, California Rocky Mountain Rollergirls Oly Rollers B.ay A.rea D.erby Girls
2011[5] 16-18 September Bridgetown Brawl Portland, Oregon Oly Rollers Rocky Mountain Rollergirls Rose City Rollers
2012[6] 21-23 September Bay of Reckoning Oakland, California Oly Rollers Denver Roller Dolls B.ay A.rea D.erby Girls

2007 Dust Devil[edit]

On February 16, 2007, the Rat City Rollergirls beat Tucson Roller Derby 83–72 in the finals of the Western Regional Tournament, the Dust Devil, held in Tucson, Arizona.[7] The previous year, Tucson Roller Derby had hosted the first Dust Devil tournament, considered the first national roller derby tournament, placing second.[8]

2008 Battle Royale[edit]

On October 3, 2008, the Texas Rollergirls Texecutioners beat the B.ay A.rea D.erby Girls BAD Girls 135-59 in the championship bout.[9] Rat City Rollergirls beat the Duke City Derby Muñecas Muertas 158-95 in the consolation bout to take third place.[10]

2009 Derby On the Rocks Tournament[edit]

On October 4, 2009, the Oly Rollers' Cosa Nostra Donnas defeated the Rocky Mountain Rollergirls' 5280 Fight Club 119-64 in the West championship bout. The Denver Roller Dolls' Mile High Club beat the Rat City Rollergirls 172-94 to place third.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "WFTDA 2011 Big 5 Tournament Schedule Announced", WFTDA, 9 November 2010
  2. ^ 2007 Dust Devil Tournament, Tucson Roller Derby
  3. ^ Derby on the Rocks, WFTDA
  4. ^ Rollin' on the River, WFTDA
  5. ^ Bridgetown Brawl, WFTDA
  6. ^ 2012 WFTDA West Region Playoffs, WFTDA
  7. ^ "Dust Devil 2007 - Scores". Derby News Network. Retrieved 30 October 2011. 
  8. ^ "A Brief History of TRD". Tucson Roller Derby. Retrieved 31 October 2011. 
  9. ^ [1] Derby News Network
  10. ^ [2][dead link]
  11. ^ Feelgood, Justice. (2009-10-04) Western Regionals Capsule Recaps. Derby News Network. Retrieved on 2011-10-30.