Photography by Cory Layman.
Bleeding Heartland is hosting its annual B-team tournament from April 23-24, 2016, and we would like to invite your league to participate. Apply here!
The goal of this tournament is to assemble a mix of WFTDA B-teams for some badass derby action; we select teams based on criteria including WFTDA rank, prior participation at B-Cup, and geography. We try to get teams old and new, near and far!
The sixth annual “B-Cup” will be an eight-team tourney run according to WFTDA rules and standard practices. We will again be able to guarantee all participating leagues three games (please see the example bracket below). Previous years’ participants have included B-teams from Montreal, Madison, Minnesota, Detroit, Charm City, Arch Rival, Toronto, Naptown, Nashville, Tri-City, and Cincinnati. We are planning to submit referee evaluations at this event in an effort to recruit the best refs possible, so please encourage your league’s referees to apply! (Officials application will be available soon.)
The tournament will be held at Frank Southern Ice Arena, which is only a couple miles away from downtown Bloomington and our sponsoring hotels. The arena is an excellent facility with a polished concrete floor. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions about it.
The tournament application is due Nov. 2, 2015. Apply with this form.
We will notify you by Nov. 16, 2015, if you are accepted to participate in the tournament, and you will then have until Jan. 11, 2016, to submit your payment. Entry fees are $500 per team. We ask that only B-teams, not home teams or A-teams, apply to this tournament. Please send all questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
2016 Example Bracket:
Saturday, April 23, Day 1 – 8 a.m. start
Game 1 – Team A vs. Team B (Winner: Team A)
Game 2 – Team C vs. Team D (Winner: Team C)
Game 3 – Team E vs. Team F (Winner: Team E)
Game 4 – Team G vs. Team H (Winner: Team G)
Game 5 – Team A vs. Team C (Winner: Team A)
Game 6 – Team E vs. Team G (Winner: Team E)
Game 7 – Team F vs. Team H (Winner: Team F)
Game 8 – Championship bout Team A vs. Team E
Sunday, April 24, Day 2 – 9 a.m. start
Game 9 – Team B vs. Team D (Winner: Team B)
Game 10 – Third/fourth place bout Team C vs. Team G
Game 11 – Fifth/sixth place bout Team B vs. Team F
Game 12 – Seventh/eighth place bout Team D vs. Team H