The Cincinnati Rollergirls, the area’s first and foremost women’s flat track roller derby league, are proud to announce for the first time ever, their all-star team, the Black Sheep, have qualified to play in the Women's Flat Track Derby (WFTDA) post season tournament.

Cincinnati will play the Charm City Rollergirls from Baltimore, Maryland in the WFTDA East Regional Tournament to be staged in Madison, Wisconsin from October 10-12. The tournament bouts will take place at the Veteran's Memorial Coliseum at the Alliant Energy Center.

With a 2008 record of 7-3, Cincinnati’s Black Sheep qualified for the post-season tournament by virtue of their WFTDA quarterly rankings, which were released this week. Cincinnati was ranked 20th in the July rankings, up from their April ranking of 26th. The WFTDA rankings are also broken into two regions divided by the Mississippi River, the East Region and the West Region. The top twelve teams in each region qualify for the post-season tournament, with the top four seeds in each region receiving a first-round bye. Cincinnati is ranked 11th in the East Region, while the Charm City All-stars are ranked 5th, with a record of 6-0. The winner of the Cincinnati-Charm City bout will play Chicago’s Windy City Rollers. The top four teams from the East Region will then proceed to the WFTDA Championship

Tournament in Portland, Oregon from Nov. 14-16 to play the top four teams in the West Region.


NOTE: The Cincinnati win over the Carolina Rollergirls on July 19 was not part of the July rankings. That win will be reflected in the 3rd quarter WFTDA rankings.

The following is a breakdown of both Cincinnati’s Black Sheep and the Charm City All-Stars’ 2008 season results.

Cincinnati Black Sheep 2008 Schedule

3/22/08 @ Naptown (Indianapolis, IN.) W 59-32
4/5/08 @ Derby City Roller Girls (Louisville, KY.) W 181-41
4/12/08 vs. Ft. Wayne Bomb Squad W 100-35
5/10/08 @ Boston Derby Dames All-stars L 42-87
5/17/08 vs. Philly Roller Girls - Liberty Belles L 35-102
6/7/08 vs. Steel City Derby Demons W 130-98
6/21/08 @ ECE vs. Grand Raggidy W 110-73
6/22/08 @ ECE vs. Texas Rollergirls – Texecutioners L 48-135
6/28/08 vs. Harrisburg Nuclear Knockouts W 115-69
7/19/08 vs. Carolina Rollergirls All-stars W 74-69

Charm City Rollergirls – All-stars ‘07-‘08 Schedule

12/8/07 @ Minnesota Rollergirls W 73-69
1/20/08 vs. Dallas Derby Devils W 117-89
2/17/08 vs. Ohio Rollergirls W 132-64
3/15/08 vs. Rocky Mountain Roller Girls W 115-97
6/22/08 ECE vs. Houston Roller Derby W 214-62
6/22/08 ECE vs. Providence Roller Derby W 131-62

The entire East Region qualifying teams, in order, are Gotham Girls Roller Derby, Carolina Rollergirls, Windy City Rollers, Philly Rollergirls (Liberty Belles), Detroit Derby Girls, Charm City Roller Girls, Boston Derby Dames, Mad Rollin’ Dairyland Dolls (Madison, WI.), Minnesota Roller Girls, Grand Raggidy Roller Girls, Cincinnati Black Sheep Rollergirls, Dominion Derby Girls (Virginia Beach, VA).

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