On September 1, the Hollywood Scarlets secured their position at the 2017 WFTDA Championships in Philadelphia when they defeated Tampa Roller Derby, 287-87. This, their first game of WFTDA Playoffs in Seattle, WA, earned them a spot in the semi-finals on Saturday against the hometown heroes, Rat City Rollergirls from Seattle. They defeated Rat City in front of a rowdy hometown crowd 224-142, and moved on to the Finals on Sunday against the 2016 World Champions, Wheels of Justice from the Rose City Rollers of Portland, OR.
Sunday’s final against Rose City began with a rocky start but a strong finish, with the Scarlets out-scoring the Wheels of Justice in the second half. Though this was not enough to take down the reigning world Champions, the Scarlets return home with silver medals and an opportunity to avenge the loss in Philadelphia where the top teams in the world will compete for the Hydra trophy at the WFTDA Championships.
Congratulations to our Hollywood Scarlets on a strong showing. Support their journey to Philly by picking up some Scarlets merchandise! Order here – All proceeds from these 3 shirt designs go to the team travel fund.