Wednesday, August 3, 2011

The Nashville Rollergirls qualify for Women’s Flat Track Derby Association Playoffs

Big news tonight for the Nashville Roller Girls...

Here is the full press release...

The Nashville Rollergirls qualify for Women’s Flat Track Derby Association Playoffs

AUSTIN, TEXAS – The Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA) announces that the Nashville Rollergirls earned a spot in the 2011 WFTDA South Central Region Playoffs. The top ten teams in the WFTDA South Central Region will head to Kansas City, Missouri, Sept. 30 to Oct. 2 to compete for one of three spots in the 2011 WFTDA Championships. The WFTDA South Central Region includes 27 teams hailing from a region that spans the southern states, from Florida and Georgia west to New Mexico, and extends as far north as Nebraska.

The South Central Region Playoffs, nicknamed “Show Me Der-B-Q” this year, are expected to attract thousands of roller derby players and fans to watch some of the best action the sport has to offer. Fans wishing to cheer on the Nashville Rollergirls can find ticketing and other information at

To make it to the Playoffs, the Nashville Rollergirls first had to earn a top 10 ranking within the South Central Region. WFTDA members vote on rankings quarterly, based on the results of a team’s bouts against other WFTDA teams. Second quarter rankings are used to determine tournament eligibility. As the third-seeded team in the tournament, the Nashville Rollergirls will first play the #6 seed, the Tampa Bay Derby Darlins, on Friday, Sept. 30, and will play at least three games over the course of the three-day, multi-level tournament.

The top three finishers at each of the four WFTDA playoff tournaments will advance to compete for the championship title. Consolation brackets for teams that don’t advance in the Playoffs will help determine future rankings within the South Central Region. For more information on the WFTDA “Big 5” tournaments, see


Jessica Simmons, Nashville Rollergirl – 417-793-1465,
Kali Schumitz, WFTDA Public Relations –
Juliana Gonzales, WFTDA Executive Director – 512-587-1859,

The Nashville Rollergirls are a group of hard hitting skaters who make up Music City’s all female flat track roller derby league. Founded by local women in 2006, the Nashville Rollergirls were inspired by a resurgence of roller derby across the South. Skater owned and operated, the Nashville Rollergirls are a non-profit organization whose mission is not only to bring an exciting team sport to the city, but also to contribute to the community by supporting local charities and participating in community events.

ABOUT WFTDA:  The Women’s Flat Track Derby Association is the international governing body for the sport of women’s flat track roller derby and a membership organization for leagues to collaborate and network. WFTDA sets standards for rules, seasons, and safety, and determines guidelines for the national and international athletic competitions of member leagues. There are currently 117 WFTDA member leagues and 72 leagues in the WFTDA Apprentice program. WFTDA is governed by a five-member, volunteer Board of Directors and managed by an Executive Director.

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