By: Candice Heiden
This weekend marks the climax of a year-long battle for the crowning of 2012 Women’s Flat Track Derby Champions aka Grits and Glory!
This year the Atlanta Rollergirls will be hosting the championships from November 2-4 at the Georgia World Congress Center in the same venue that hosted the Olympics in 1996.
After four regional Playoff Championships: East, West, North Central and South Central the top three leagues from each Playoff will meet in Atlanta for a tournament of queens that you won’t want to miss.
The following leagues have qualified:
Atlanta Rollergirls * Bay Area Derby Girls * Charm City Roller Girls
Denver Roller Dolls * Gotham Girls Roller Derby * Kansas City Roller Warriors
Minnesota RollerGirls * Naptown Roller Girls * Oly Rollers
Philly Roller Girls * Texas Rollergirls * Windy City Rollers
Follow the link for the Bracket Information
The Atlanta Rollergirls are proud to be the hosts of this year’s Championship tournament, as well as competing for the title themselves.
They have promised skaters, fans and supporters a time to be remembered with world-famous after parties, lovely November weather in the mid 60′s, authentic Southeastern live music, and of course the finest Southern Hospitality.
The action starts early on Friday November 2 and continues until early afternoon on Sunday Novemeber 4. Check out a detailed scheduled…remember times are Eastern.
Bout Times Subject to Change
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2012
Denver Roller Dolls (West #2) vs Charm City Roller Girls (East #3)
Minnesota Rollergirls (North Central #2) vs Kansas City Roller Warriors (South Central #3)
Philly Roller Girls (East #2) vs B.ay A.rea D.erby Girls (West #3)
Atlanta Rollergirls (South Central #2) vs Naptown Roller Girls (East #3)
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2012
Texas Rollergirls (South Central #1) vs Winner Game 4
Oly Rollers (West #1) vs Winner Game 3
Windy City Rollers (North Central #1) vs Winner Game 1
Gotham Girls Roller Derby (East #1) vs Winner Game 2
Winner Game 7 vs Winner Game 8
Winner Game 5 vs Winner Game 6
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2012
Loser Game 9 vs Loser Game 10
Championship Bout: Winner Game 9 vs Winner Game 10
Ticketing Information can be found here. Prices range from $27 per day to an $80 3-day ticket or you can purtchase a single game ticket for $15. Don’t worry if you are not in the Atlanta, GA area you can still keep up with the action by watching the tournament Live on WTFDA.tv!
With coverage that fits every budget, the Championship tournament will be available via pay-per-view. The Championships pay-per-view costs have been lowered by nearly half the rate of the 2011 tournaments, which is awesome! WFTDA.tv will also offer a free audio boutcast for all pay-per-view bouts and free on-demand archives following the events. All-inclusive 2012 Championships will be available for $20 for the weekend.
So this weekend, be sure your plans include a Roller Derby viewing party, no excuses, its being brought right into your own home…heck yeah! Best of luck to all leagues competing, there’s no question these women have trained extensively to get to this point and deserve our support.