Shoreline's Rat City Rollergirls compete in Division I playoffs this weekend

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Jammer attempts to break through a 3 person defense
Photo copyright Marc Weinberg

Rat City Rollergirls are leaving town this weekend for the 2013 Division I Playoffs in Salem, OR and a chance to compete for the world WFTDA Championship title. Rat City rolls in at the number 3 seed and will play its first game on Friday, September 27th at 8pm against the 6 seed Boston Derby Dames. Teams competing in this weekend's playoff span the globe from Australia, Canada and across the U.S.

Join your Rat City skaters in green to cheer them on track-side in Oregon. If you can't make the road trip to watch some of the toughest teams duke it out on the roller derby track, then stop by the new "Rat's Nest" in Shoreline for a viewing party or stream it from the comfort of your own home on!

If the All-Stars place in the top 3 at their playoff, they will earn a slot to WFTDA Championships in Milwaukee, WI, November 8-10 and a chance to bring home The Hydra Trophy.

Rat City All Stars vs. Boston Derby Dames
WFTDA Division I Playoffs - Tournament
Friday, September 27-29, First game starts @ 8 PM Friday Salem, OR and viewing party at the "Rat's Nest" in Shoreline - Viewing party

The viewing party will be hosted at Rat City's practice facility 19022 Aurora Ave, Shoreline, WA and starts at 7:00pm on Friday and 10:00am Saturday and Sunday.

All Teams competing this weekend:
  1. B.ay A.rea D.erby Girls (WFTDA #3)
  2. Atlanta Rollergirls (WFTDA #7) 
  3. Rat City Rollergirls (WFTDA #12)
  4. Detroit Derby Girls (WFTDA #15) 
  5. Charm City Roller Girls (WFTDA #20)
  6. Boston Derby Dames (WFTDA #23) 
  7. Sacred City Derby Girls (WFTDA #28)
  8. Victorian Roller Derby League (WFTDA #31) 
  9. Chicago Outfit Roller Derby (WFTDA #36)
  10. Toronto Roller Derby (WFTDA #39)
Tournament bracket: 

Print out your own tournament bracket and be prepared for all of the action: PDF format from the WFTDA website.

Now is a great time to make sure you are familiar with WFTDA rules, so you can enjoy the tournaments to their fullest! Full rules are available online in the WFTDA rules section, or take it a step further, and make sure you’re equipped with the WFTDA Rules Handbook – don’t get confused by the rules ever again!


The Rat City Rollergirls (RCRG) is Seattle’s premiere all-female, flat-track roller derby league. RCRG is composed of about 80 active skaters and many more retired skaters who are actively involved in the organization. The skaters are divided among four home teams: Derby Liberation Front, Grave Danger, Sockit Wenches, and Throttle Rockets.

In addition, a small number of skilled, dedicated skaters are chosen to represent the league on an expanded elite A/B team, called the Rat City Rollergirls All Stars. With lightning-fast jammers and a swarm of precision blockers, the women of Rat City have taken the international derby scene by storm, placing well in WFTDA-sanctioned tournaments and maintaining a ranking among the world’s top derby teams. RCRG has consistently graduated to larger and larger venues, finally finding a home at KeyArena, home of the Seattle Storm WNBA team and former home to the Seattle Sonics NBA team.


Anonymous,  September 27, 2013 at 3:32 PM  

Thought White Center was "Rat City". That's what everyone has called it for decades.

Anonymous,  September 27, 2013 at 4:54 PM  

They started in White Center at the Southgate Roller rink.

Anonymous,  September 27, 2013 at 9:48 PM  

Actually Dick's is located in Edmonds and Seattle.
Know your geography before you insult

Anonymous,  September 28, 2013 at 1:09 AM  

proved your shoreline attitude fool..... the point WAS WHITE CENTER being RAT CITY and I fooled you with a dick..... Mental midgets are out again

Anonymous,  September 28, 2013 at 12:38 PM  

"We expect comments to be civil and respectful, with no personal attacks or offensive language." Seems to be going well.

Why would complete strangers make pathetic attempts to demean each other in a public forum?

Anonymous,  September 28, 2013 at 2:31 PM  

Wow, I was thinking about dropping in to watch the roller girls and then read the comment written @9:03 pm, I know about the nick for White Center but if 9:03 pm is representative of the fan base or management, I have other ways to spend my time and money. I bought one of their t-shirts years before they moved out here.

What a way to win over Shoreline @9:03 pm.

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