Non-US/Canadian Derby Roundup: 22nd/23rd April Edition

As is traditional, we’re bringing you another roundup of the upcoming Roller Derby this weekend from across the world. As always, we’re using Flat Track Stats for much of this information – for regions with less good coverage, we also do a bit of intensive searching using a tool which scans the Facebook events of Roller Derby leagues known to Derby Listing.

Predictions of bouts are from FTS, if possible, and from our own SRD Rank where FTS cannot make predictions (for example: Latin America, or non-MRDA men’s bouts). Our new SRD Rank is out – the first for this year, and now includes Junior leagues where possible, and a lot more Latin American leagues.

If we’ve missed you from our roundup, please let us know!

Scotland

Unusually for an update here recently, the Scottish derby action is entirely in Scotland this weekend:

  • British Champs Tier 3 North comes to Aberdeen, Granite City Roller Derby host Auld Reekie Roller Girls B, and also Furness Firecrackers versus Halifax Brusin’ Banditas [FTS Tournament][EVENT]
  • And before that, Friday brings another of Dundee Roller Girls’ “Learning” Scrims – an open subscription scrim hosted by Dundee, intended to encourage skill development. This particular edition is targeted particularly at Officials – from Referees through all kinds of NSOing. [EVENT]

UK

As will be the case for the next few months, much of the bouts in the UK are part of British Champs:

  • As well as the above, the Tier 2 North is also on, hosted by Newcastle Roller Girls B, the Whippin Hinnies, as they face Manchester Roller Derby, and host Liverpool Roller Birds against Wirral Roller Derby [FTS Tournament][EVENT]
  • and on Sunday, Cheltenham hosts the Tier 4 South, with hosts Severn Roller Torrent facing Hereford Roller Girls, and hosting Plymouth versus Neath Port Talbot  [FTS Tournament][EVENT]

Outside of Champs:

  • In Manchester, the very first WFTDA World Summit sees Rainy City Roller Derby host the World in an event focusing on Media, Emerging Nations and Advocacy, and also including a Public Scrimmage, Announcer and Officiating Clinics, and the first chance to see Team England on track as they play themselves Red versus White. [EVENT]
  • In Nottingham, One very special event, as the Louisey Rider Cup returns for a second year of all-day Coed-Tournament-Action in honour of Louisey Rider, and raising money for the road-safety charity “Break” [EVENT]
  • In Cambridge, there’s a double-header, as Cambridge Rollerbillies A face Portsmouth Roller Wenches A… [FTS] and then Cambe B play Portsmouth B[FTS][EVENT]
  • and a special shoutout to Birmingham Blitz Dames, who are across in New York State for the Siege of Central New York tournament, hosted by Central NY Roller Derby. The Blitz Dames are competing in the Sanctioned (A) tier of the tournament.[FTS Tournament][EVENT]

Europe

In Europe, there’s rather a lot of derby, but all concentrated in a few places…

  • the French National Championships continue, with Division 2 hosted by Roller Derby Caen, with Le Man’s Roller Derby 72, Brest’s BMO Roller Derby Girls, CPR Lorient and Anjou Derby Girls competing [FTS Tournament] [EVENT]
  • and more French Nationale Division 2 is hosted in Pontarlier by the Molly Hatchets, as La Bande à ta Mère of Lyon, Clermont-Ferrand’s Auverniak’s, Macon’s Bananas Clit, Thonon Les Bains’ biches and the Grrriottes Girrrls of Lyon all compete [FTS Tournament][EVENT]
  • The German national Bundesliga also continues this weekend, with Bembel Town (Frankfurt) hosting a double header – Riot Rollers Darmstadt versus a mixed team, and a Division 2 Bundesliga bout between the hosts Bembel Town and the Zombie Rollergirlz of Münster [FTS][EVENT]
  • and a Division 1 Bundesliga event in Cologne, as Cologne Roller Derby take on Bear City Roller Derby [FTS][EVENT]
  • In Uppsala, Sweden, the National Seriespel Division 1 completes, with Jackdaw City Rollers hosting the final games on the Saturday,  Umeå  vs Örebro and  Jackdaw City  vs Stockholm B [FTS Tournament], followed by a Sunday of short-format games for Gothenburg B, a Karlstad/Sundsvall mixed team, Linköping, Norrköping, Stockholm C, and Uppsala B! [EVENT]
  • Outside of national tournaments, on Sunday, Quaregnon, Belgium sees Manneken Beasts host “240 minutes of Beasts and Mon’sters”, as they play Manchester’s New Wheeled Order (twice) [FTS 1,2], whilst Mons’ Mons’ter Munch play the Unnamed Basterds [FTS] and women’s team the Freaky Mons’ter Ladies take on the Cuberdonnas (Gent B) [FTS] [EVENT]
  • In Zürich, Switzerland, Saturday, Zürich City Rollergirlz host Toulouse B, the Blocka Nostra [FTS][EVENT]
  • Hamburg, Germany, sees Harbor Girls Hamburg host a double header: Hamburg B playing Arnhem [FTS], whilst the A team take on the Quads de Paris [FTS][EVENT]
  • and Stuttgart sees Stuttgart Valley Rollergirlz host Strasbourg [FTS][EVENT]
  • In Bergen, Norway, Wet City Rollers host a triple-header round robin with Aalborg’s Combat Bullies[FTS] and the Broilers (a fusion of Stavanger’s Oil City, and Bodø Roller Derby)[EVENT]
  • In Warsaw, Poland, Warsaw Hellcats are playing the Hard Breaking Dolls of Prague[FTS][EVENT]
  • and in Bilbao, Spain,  Bilbo Roller Derby are hosting a triple-header round robin against Murcia’s Rock ‘n’ Roller Derby, and Las Palmas [FTS 1, 2, 3][EVENT]
  • Finally, Dublin Roller Derby are holding their Bootcamp, with a “coed challenge game” to close [EVENT]

Pacific

In Australia and New Zealand, it’s pretty busy, as

  • In Whakatāne, the New Zealand Top 10 national tournament continues, with a triple header, hosts Whakatāne Roller Derby League versus Wellington’s Richter City and Bay City Rollers of Hawke’s Bay, in a round-robin [FTS Tournament][EVENT]
  • Tasmania sees the Tiger Town Takedown, hosted by Convict City Roller Derby League, and featuring Perth Roller Derby, Canberra Roller Derby League,South Island Sirens Roller Derby League, Melbourne Northside Rollers,South Sea Roller Derby and Devil State Derby League in a tournament still under development  [EVENT]
  • and MRDA comes to Sydney, Australia, with MRDA Down Under, Australia’s first MRDA-Sanctioned tournament, hosted by Sydney City SMASH, and featuring ThunderQuads Roller Derby Masculino (from Argentina), Victoria Men’s Roller Derby,The Scartel from Brisbane and Capital Carnage from Canberra![FTS Tournament] [EVENT]
  • Darwin Roller Girls are hosting a home teams game, Arafuries vs Psyclones [EVENT]
  • and a special mention of Hobart Junior Roller Derby who are recruiting on the *Friday* [EVENT]

Latin America

In Latin America…:

  • Bogotá, Colombia’s 4to Distrital Tournament continues, with Maquina Del Mal Feminino hosting Combativas Revoltosas versus Rock’n Roller Queens, Fugitivas RollerPunk versus Central Derby DC, and in the men’s tier, Kings versus Combativos [FTS Tournament][EVENT]
  • in Mendoza, Argentina, Lado Oscuro are taking on “The Galaxy”, an open subscription team you can sign up to here. [EVENT]
  • in Blumenau, Brazil, the Iron Ladies are hosting an all day event, with 2 full length bouts (hosts v Blue Jays (Curitiba) [FTS] and Blue Jays v “IronMachine” (a mashup of the hosts and MeatMachine of Campo Grande)), as well as mixed 10 minute round games and rookie events. [EVENT]
  • In Celaya, Mexico, Roller Derby Celaya play  Ovejas Negras (the Black Eggs) of Michoacán [FTS][EVENT]
  • And in Mexico City, the Atomicas host Mexico City Roller Derby B, the Quadtlicues [FTS] [EVENT]

Africa and Middle East

After last weekend’s historic bout, this section is quiet again.

Other Events

Our semi-regular “other events” section highlights things further in the future you might want to keep an eye on.

Coming up in May, there’s more bootcamps, as Juke Boxx and Ballistic Whistle host one in Newcastle:

and looking ahead a bit further – if you were impressed by the performance of Nordic Roller Derby at Anarchy last weekend, you can see even more in June as Kallio host the FINvitational two-day tournament:

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