Weekend Preview: 7/7/2012
Top WFTDA / MRDA Action
MRDA: (4 MRDA) Puget Sound @ (1 MRDA) YMMD -- See DNN's Feature Preview.
(9) Philly @ (12) Charm City -- See DNN's Feature Preview.
(10) Kansas City @ (6) Bay Area -- Even though Kansas City and Bay Area were both original members of the WFTDA when it was founded with 30 members in 2005, they've never actually met on the track before. Kansas City is 4-2 on the year, with their toughest win being over Montreal in April (KCRW won by 31); Rocky Mountain and Denver both whomped Kansas City by about 100 points each last month. Bay Area has had less action this year, but did better when they also faced DRD and RMRG; DRD swamped BAD by 138 points in the season opener for both teams, but BAD got a 47-point win over Rocky the next day. BAD is a favorite here, but not an overwhelming one. Textcast coverage courtesy of Bay Area Derby Girls begins at 7:30 Pacific on Saturday, July 7.
(25) Arch Rival @ Nashville -- Arch Rival reappeared on the DNN Power Rankings today after a lengthy absence and gets tested immediately by a league that was #19 as recently as April. Though Nashville recently lost one of their biggest impact skaters in Ramb0 Samb0, they might still pose a threat to Arch Rival, who had a strong June overall but only beat out the previous #25, Houston, by 21 points. No live coverage scheduled.
NW Junior Derby Championships
In the largest-ever event of its kind, 5 junior derby teams -- hosting Kitsap, Seattle Derby Brats, Emerald City Junior Gems, Rose City Rosebuds and I-5 Rollergirls -- head to Port Orchard, WA for a two-day double elimination tournament. The Rosebuds come in as the top seed. Preview with rosters & interview by Elwood Bruise; tournament bracket.
Other WFTDA Action
North Central: Derby City (23NC) goes to Demolition City (18NC); unranked Columbia hosts the South Central's Dixie (23SC).
South Central: Dallas (17SC) visits Hard Knox (15SC); the North Central's Sioux Falls (19NC) goes out of region to face No Coast (8SC) in Lincoln, Nebraska; Alamo City (24SC) goes to Wichita to play ICT (26SC)
West: Unranked Castle Rock hosts Pueblo (31W).