WFTDA Declares Official Sanctioned Tie in Minnesota vs Windy City
In a Friday press release, the Women's Flat Track Derby Association announced that the official outcome of June 16th's game between Windy City and Minnesota is a 155-155 tie -- the first ever recorded in WFTDA-sanctioned play.
The press release reads as follows:
The Games Review Panel has voted to uphold the sanctioning and the tied score of the 6/16/2012 game between Windy City Rollers and Minnesota RollerGirls.
WFTDA membership has voted in the past that major rules violations alone are not sufficient to de-sanction a game. We found, while the lack of an overtime jam is a major rules violation as a result of officiating errors, there is insufficient evidence that there were enough instances of poor and inconsistent officiating to revoke the sanctioning from this game. As for the unprecedented tied score, we stand by the submitted bout paperwork as the correct totals for the game.
At the time of the game, Windy City was ranked 1st in the North Central region by WFTDA and Minnesota 2nd. Second-quarter rankings, which will determine the seeding for the regional playoffs in September, will be voted on by WFTDA member leagues this month and should be released near the end of the month.