The Furies are headed to WFTDA Regional Champs — Tournament Preview!

This weekend (May 17-19) our Lake Effect Furies will be headed to the WFDTA Regional Championship for the North America Northeast region as a #8 seed. The annual WFTDA Playoff tournaments are the culmination of our work each season, with the top teams from these Regional Championships earning spots in the WFTDA Global Championship to be held later this year. Within the North America Northeast region, the top 3 teams at this weekend’s tournament will earn spots in the Global Championship.

This year’s tournaments are the first WFTDA post-season tournaments held since 2019, with travel play largely being on hold the last few years due to Covid-19. The time off also lead to a general overhaul of the WFTDA competitive structure, with a new regional system replacing the previous Division based structure. The Furies resumed sanctioned play last September. With their play over the last few months, the Furies have worked their way up to 8th in their region.

The Furies have previously competed in WFTDA Playoffs from 2013 to 2019, competing in the Divison 2 Playoffs in Kalamazoo (2013) and Kitchener-Waterloo (2014) and in the Division 1 Playoffs in Omaha (2015), Vancouver (2016), Dallas (2017), Atlanta (2018), and Seattle (2019). The Furies will begin play at 10:00 AM Friday, May 17 when they take on #9 Ann Arbor Roller Derby. The Furies most recently played Ann Arbor on September 30, 2023, losing 175 to 185.

Lake Effect Furies Tournament Roster

The following skaters & coaches will be representing the Furies at playoffs this weekend.

No. Name No. Name
011 Artuso* 505 Chickadeemolish*
013 Mouth 52 Tabrina Schreier* (Co-Captain)
063 She-Devil 639 Preying ManTease*
153 Low-Hits Griffin* 666 Sin*
16 Em Munition 710 M.I.A.
18 The Hammer 718 Ubebee*
19 Krraken* 88 Criddy
198 Jes Ghosen* (Co-Captain) 934 Cooper* (Co-Captain)
2002 Darth Mali Coach Andy*
21 Rander Coach Cleveland*
462 Necromatrix Coach Heiny*
50 Mini Fridge Coach Ryan

* past WFTDA Playoff Tournament Experience (as Skater, Coach, or Official)

Lake Effect Furies Season Results
Date QCRD Score Opponent Tournament / Notes
03/17/24 Lake Effect Furies 133 89 Ohio (Columbus)
10/29/23 Lake Effect Furies 124 126 Gotham (New York) Wall Street Traitors 2023 CHIdra of the Corn
10/28/23 Lake Effect Furies 119 221 Windy City (Chicago) 2023 CHIdra of the Corn
10/27/23 Lake Effect Furies 196 117 Windy City (Chicago) Second Wind 2023 CHIdra of the Corn
10/01/23 Lake Effect Furies 222 275 Detroit
09/30/23 Lake Effect Furies 175 185 Ann Arbor
Tournament Schedule

Furies games highlighted.

Date Game & Time Higher Seed Lower Seed
Fri, 5/17 Game 1: 10:00 AM Lake Effect Furies (#8) Ann Arbor (#9)
Fri, 5/17 Game 2: 12:00 PM Boston (#5) Tri-City (#12)
Fri, 5/17 Game 3: 2:00 PM Minnesota (#6) Montreal B (#11)
Fri, 5/17 Game 4: 4:00 PM Detroit (#7) Gotham B (#10)
Fri, 5/17 Game 5: 6:00 PM Arch Rival (#1) Lake Effect Furies (#8)
Fri, 5/17 Game 6: 8:00 PM Windy City (#4) Boston (#5)
Sat, 5/18 Game 7: 10:00 AM Gotham (#3) Minnesota (#6)
Sat, 5/18 Game 8: 12:00 PM Montreal (#2) Detroit (#7)
Sat, 5/18 Game 9: 2:00 PM Montreal B (#11) Tri-City (#12)
Sat, 5/18 Game 10: 4:00 PM Ann Arbor (#9) Gotham B (#10)
Sat, 5/18 Game 11: 6:00 PM Arch Rival (#1) Windy City (#4)
Sat, 5/18 Game 12: 8:00 PM Game 8 Winner Game 7 Winner
Sun, 5/19 Game 13: 11:00 AM Lake Effect Furies (#8) Game 8 Loser
Sun, 5/19 Game 14: 1:00 PM Boston (#5) Game 7 Loser
Sun, 5/19 Game 15: 3:00 PM
(3rd Place Game)
Game 11 Loser Game 12 Loser
Sun, 5/19 Game 16: 5:00 PM
(1st Place Game)
Game 11 Winner Game 12 Winner

* Note: Top 3 in Tournament go to the WFTDA Global Championship in November.