The Dutchland Rollers would like to release the following statement regarding our forfeit to Gotham at the East Region Playoffs:
Our decision to forfeit was made in the interest of performing well in our remaining tournament games and improving our overall ranking. It was a difficult decision to make, but it was a team decision. Dutchland holds WFTDA roller derby in the highest regard, and we went through the proper channels to verify that it was within the scope of tournament rules. We realize this is controversial, but we stand behind our decision.
Dutchland would like to thank the hosts, officials, skaters, and staff that made this tournament possible.