PRESS RELEASE – OHRG HEADED TO D1 PLAYOFFS!
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PRESS RELEASE – OHRG HEADED TO D1 PLAYOFFS!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Ohio Roller Girls Qualify for Women’s Roller Derby Playoffs

OHRG to Compete in Division 1 Tournament in Evansville, IN

AUSTIN, TEXAS – The Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA) announced that the Ohio Roller Girls qualified for the 2014 WFTDA Division 1 Playoffs in Evansville, Indiana, Sept. 19-21 as the #5 seed. The tournament seeding reflects the June 30 WFTDA rankings, which were based on sanctioned games played through that date.

The international WFTDA Playoffs and Championships tournament series brings together the most talented, highly trained and committed skaters and officials from WFTDA member leagues to display the “Real, Strong, Athletic and Revolutionary” game play that pushes the limits of the sport worldwide. Whether participating on the track, cheering in the stands or watching online, the WFTDA tournaments provide everyone who loves roller derby an opportunity to witness the most anticipated match-ups of the year.

The following teams will be joining OHRG in Evansville Sept. 19-21 to compete for a shot at advancing to the WFTDA Championships in November. The top three teams from each of the four international D1 Playoffs will attend Championships to compete for the sport’s highest honor: the Hydra trophy and the title of WFTDA Champions.

  1. London Rollergirls, London, England, UK

  2. Texas Rollergirls, Austin, TX, USA

  3. Windy City Rollers, Chicago, IL, USA

  4. Jacksonville Rollergirls, Jacksonville, FL, USA

  5. Ohio Roller Derby, Columbus, OH, USA

  6. Toronto Roller Derby, Toronto, ON, Canada

  7. Steel City Roller Derby, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

  8. Nashville Rollergirls, Nashville, TN, USA

  9. Houston Roller Derby, Houston, TX, USA

  10. Arizona Roller Derby, Phoenix, AZ, USA

The WFTDA Playoffs and Championships offer seven full weekends of full-contact competition. Learn how to join the action in Evansville; at the Championships in Nashville, Tennessee, Oct. 31-Nov. 2; or at any of the WFTDA postseason events at wftda.com/tournaments. Those who can’t make the trip can still cheer on OHRG from home, via the WFTDA’s broadcast channel, WFTDA.tv!

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:
Candace Moser-Stafford, OHRG – marketing@ohiorollergirls.com
Kali Schumitz, WFTDA Public Relations – press@wftda.com
Juliana Gonzales, WFTDA Executive Director – 512-587-1859, juliana@wftda.com
Full press release available for download here.

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