Women's Flat Track Derby Association Division 2

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The Women's Flat Track Derby Association Division 2 (WFTDA Division 2) is the second-highest level of play in women's flat track roller derby.

Organisation[edit]

For 2013 and 2014, the division consisted of the members of the Women's Flat Track Derby Association who were ranked from 41 to 100. The rankings were set at the start of each year, based on performance over the previous year. Although rankings are updated during the year, teams would only transfer between divisions at the start of each year. Teams in Division 2 played in bouts through the year, aiming to qualify for one of the end-of-year playoff tournaments. Any Division 2 teams which were ranked in the WFTDA's top forty at the end of June each year qualified for the WFTDA Division 1 Playoffs. Those ranked between 41 and 60, which might have included WFTDA Division 3 teams who met sanctioned-game play requirements, qualified for one of the two Division 2 Playoffs.

Starting with 2015, sanctioned-game play requirements were modified to be simply any 4 WFTDA-sanctioned games played between December 1 of the previous calendar year and June 30, without a requirement to play a certain number of games against similarly-ranked opponents.[1] Teams which do not play a minimum number of sanctioned bouts are not permitted to compete at the Playoffs.[2] Eligible teams ranked 41-60 as of June of the calendar year remain eligible for Division 2 Playoffs.

Historically, the WFTDA divided member leagues into four geographical regions: East, North Central, South Central and West. At the start of 2013, these were redivided into three divisions, each operating worldwide. However, foreseeing continued growth in membership, the WFTDA stated that future developments were likely to include new regional structures alongside the divisional system.[2]

2014 leagues[edit]

The 2014 Division 2 membership list was announced on 9 December 2013, based on the overall rankings that took effect as of 30 November 2013.[3][4] The membership of Division 2 in 2014 mostly comprised teams from the United States, but also three from Canada and two from Scotland. With Division 2 game play requirements abandoned starting with the 2015 season, this list comprises the most recent list of Division 2 membership,[1] as the division designation currently only exists for playoff tournament placement.

League City Country Entered division
Arizona Roller Derby Phoenix, AZ United States 9 December 2013
Auld Reekie Roller Girls Edinburgh Scotland 9 December 2013
Big Easy Rollergirls New Orleans, LA United States 1 January 2013
Blue Ridge Rollergirls Asheville, NC United States 1 January 2013
Brandywine Roller Girls Downingtown, PA United States 9 December 2013
Brewcity Bruisers Milwaukee, WI United States 9 December 2013
Burning River Roller Girls Cleveland, OH United States 1 January 2013
Carolina Rollergirls Raleigh, NC United States 9 December 2013
Charlotte Roller Girls Charlotte, NC United States 9 December 2013
Chicago Outfit Roller Derby Chicago, IL United States 9 December 2013
Columbia Quad Squad Columbia, SC United States 1 January 2013
CT RollerGirls Naugatuck, CT United States 1 January 2013
Dallas Derby Devils Dallas, TX United States 1 January 2013
DC Rollergirls Washington, D.C. United States 9 December 2013
Demolition City Roller Derby Evansville, IN United States 1 January 2013
Des Moines Derby Dames Des Moines, IA United States 1 January 2013
Duke City Derby Albuquerque, NM United States 1 January 2013
Dutchland Rollers Lancaster, PA United States 9 December 2013
Emerald City Roller Girls Eugene, OR United States 1 January 2013
Fabulous Sin City Rollergirls Las Vegas, NV United States 1 January 2013
Fargo Moorhead Derby Girls Fargo, ND United States 1 January 2013
Fort Myers Derby Girls Fort Myers, FL United States 9 December 2013
Gainesville Roller Rebels Gainesville, FL United States 9 December 2013
Garden State Rollergirls Newark, NJ United States 9 December 2013
Glasgow Roller Derby Glasgow Scotland 9 December 2013
Gold Coast Derby Grrls Fort Lauderdale, FL United States 1 January 2013
Grand Raggidy Roller Girls Grand Rapids, MI United States 1 January 2013
Green Mountain Derby Dames Burlington, VT United States 1 January 2013
Hammer City Roller Girls Hamilton, ON Canada 9 December 2013
Humboldt Roller Derby Eureka, CA United States 1 January 2013
Ithaca League of Women Rollers Ithaca, NY United States 1 January 2013
Killamazoo Derby Darlins Kalamazoo, MI United States 1 January 2013
Long Island Roller Rebels New York, NY United States 1 January 2013
Lowcountry Highrollers Charleston, SC United States 9 December 2013
Maine Roller Derby Portland, ME United States 1 January 2013
Memphis Roller Derby Memphis, TN United States 1 January 2013
NEO Roller Derby Akron, OH United States 1 January 2013
North Star Roller Girls Minneapolis, MN United States 1 January 2013
Northwest Arkansas Rollergirls Fayetteville, AR United States 1 January 2013
Oklahoma Victory Dolls Oklahoma City, OK United States 1 January 2013
Old Capitol City Roller Girls Iowa City, IA United States 1 January 2013
Paper Valley Roller Girls Appleton, WI United States 1 January 2013
Pikes Peak Derby Dames Colorado Springs, CO United States 1 January 2013
Providence Roller Derby Providence, RI United States 1 January 2013
Queen City Roller Girls Buffalo, NY United States 1 January 2013
Rideau Valley Roller Girls Ottawa, ON Canada 9 December 2013
River City Rollergirls Richmond, VA United States 1 January 2013
Roc City Roller Derby Rochester, NY United States 1 January 2013
Sac City Rollers Sacramento, CA United States 9 December 2013
Silicon Valley Roller Girls San Jose, CA United States 1 January 2013
Sioux City Roller Dames Sioux City, IA United States 1 January 2013
Sonoma County Roller Derby Santa Rosa, CA United States 1 January 2013
Springfield Roller Girls Springfield, MO United States 1 January 2013
St. Chux Derby Chix St. Charles, MO United States 9 December 2013
Suburbia Roller Derby Yonkers, NY United States 1 January 2013
Tallahassee Rollergirls Tallahassee, FL United States 9 December 2013
Treasure Valley Rollergirls Boise, ID United States 1 January 2013
Tri-City Roller Girls Kitchener, ON Canada 1 January 2013
Tucson Roller Derby Tucson, AZ United States 1 January 2013
Twin City Derby Girls Champaign-Urbana, IL United States 9 December 2013

Playoff tournaments[edit]

2013[edit]

Both of the 2013 Playoff tournaments were played in the United States.

Location Dates Champion Second Third
Des Moines, IA 16-18 August 2013 Jet City Rollergirls Blue Ridge Rollergirls Treasure Valley Rollergirls
Kalamazoo, MI 23-25 August 2013 Santa Cruz Derby Girls Sac City Rollers Killamazoo Derby Darlins

2013 Championship[edit]

Location Dates Champion Second Third
Milwaukee, WI 8-10 November, 2013[5] Jet City Rollergirls Santa Cruz Derby Girls Blue Ridge Rollergirls

2014[edit]

The first 2014 Playoff tournament was held in Duluth, Minnesota,[6] and the second was held in Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, the first WFTDA Playoff tournament to be held outside the United States.[7] At Kitchener-Waterloo, the Rideau Valley Roller Girls from Ottawa, Ontario became the first non-American team to win a WFTDA playoff tournament.[8]

Location Dates Champion Second Third
Duluth, MN 15-17 August 2014 Detroit Derby Girls[9] Fabulous Sin City Rollergirls St. Chux Derby Chix
Kitchener-Waterloo, ON 22-24 August 2014 Rideau Valley Roller Girls[10][8] Bear City Roller Derby Killamazoo Derby Darlins

2014 Championship[edit]

Location Dates Champion Second Third
Nashville, TN 31 October - 2 November, 2014 Detroit Derby Girls[11] Rideau Valley Roller Girls Bear City Roller Derby

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "WFTDA Releases Nov. 30 Rankings, Announces Change to Division Assignment Process". WFTDA. 15 December 2014. Retrieved 27 March 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "WFTDA Competitive Divisions System", WFTDA
  3. ^ "Current Rankings". WFTDA. Retrieved 30 August 2014. 
  4. ^ "Nov. 30 WFTDA Rankings, New Division Assignments Released". WFTDA. 9 December 2013. Retrieved 30 August 2014. 
  5. ^ 2013 Championships
  6. ^ "Top women's roller derby teams head to Duluth". CTV News. 15 August 2014. Retrieved 27 March 2015. 
  7. ^ Rivet, Christine (23 August 2014). "Derby gals invade Waterloo". Waterloo Record. Retrieved 27 March 2015. 
  8. ^ a b Scholey, Lucy (29 August 2014). "Ottawa roller derby team scores first international tournament win". Metro. Retrieved 27 March 2015. 
  9. ^ "August 15-17, 2014: Duluth, Minnesota, USA". WFTDA. Retrieved 27 March 2015. 
  10. ^ "August 22-24: Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario, Canada". WFTDA. Retrieved 27 March 2015. 
  11. ^ "Oct. 31 - Nov. 2: Nashville, Tennessee, USA". WFTDA. Retrieved 27 March 2015.