Victorian Repeats at The Great Southern Slam

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The biggest roller derby event in the world, The Great Southern Slam, took place in Adelaide, Australia over the weekend, bringing together 45 teams from across the Asia-Pacific region to compete for the third tournament title. The teams were broken into two divisions – 21 in division 1, 24 in division 2 – and in both divisions, competed in pools to progress to a single-elimination division title bracket.

Both the 2010 and 2012 Great Southern Slams featured a Victoria / Sun State grand final and when both sides put up 400-point margins over their opponents in the quarter finals, it was clear that a repeat was likely. Sydney knocked host side Adelaide out of the running in the quarters while Canberra took down Paradise City.

Victoria handily defeated Sydney in the semi-finals, 353-71, while Sun State had a tougher time with Canberra, coming away with a 176-100 win. New WFTDA #10 team Victoria then took their third consecutive Great Southern Slam title, taking the crown with a much narrower than expected 197-168 win over Sun State, while Canberra took third place.

In division 2, Queensland’s Reef City Roller Girls took the title over South Side Derby Dolls.

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