Non-US/Canadian Derby Roundup: 13th/14th May 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 second for this year, with an entirely redesigned interface, allowing you to browse historical rankings for the last 10 years, view a map of all the active teams, select by country, gender, and get predictions of scores. (It also has some WFTDA rankings as well as SRDRank.)

If we’ve missed you from our roundup, please let us know! [Or add yourselves to FTS and/or Derbylisting]

Scotland

This weekend Scotland has a double headers’ worth of action at home (plus some action away):

  • Grangemouth sees British Champs Tier 3 Men’s North hosted by Bairn City Rollers’ Skelpies. Due to various issues, the Skelpies are playing Glasgow Men’s Roller Derby in an “unofficial” bout, but the Teeside Skate Invaders v Men Behaving Derby bout counts for Champs itself. [FTS Tournament][EVENT]
  • and if you’d like to start roller derby yourself, Glasgow Roller Derby are hosting their recruitment/new skater intake [EVENT]

UK

British Champs fixtures are on in the rest of the UK too:

  • Cambridge hosts the Tier 2 North, with hosts Cambridge Rollerbillies against Wirral Roller Derby, and Rainy City B facing Liverpool Roller Birds [FTS Tournament][EVENT]
  • Oxford hosts the Tier 3 Men’s South, as hosts Oxford Men’s Roller Derby play the Brothers Grim of Grimsby, and Dorset Knobs compete against North Wales’ Sons of Icarus [FTS Tournament][EVENT]
  • and Durham hosts the Tier 4 North, as host Durham Roller Derby bout Wakefield’s Wakey Wheeled Cats, and York Minxters play Durham City Rolling Angels [FTS Tournament][EVENT]

Outside of Champs there’s also this we know about:

  • Southend-on-Sea sees a double header, with hosts Seaside Sirens playing Dundee Roller Derby [FTS], and exhibition teams Team Dragon and Vagine Regime UK bouting as well. [EVENT]
  • Birmingham hosts one of the two strongest teams in France, as Roller Derby Toulouse visit Central City Rollergirls [FTS], and Central City B take on Killa Hurtz of Chelmsford [FTS][EVENT]
  • Croydon sees Croydon Roller Derby invite over Lille Roller Girls from France for an A v A [FTS], B v B [FTS] double header [EVENT]
    • and Lille are staying over for the Sunday, to take on London Rockin’ Rollers [FTS]
  • Newcastle Upon Tyne, and hosts Newcastle Roller Girls C are playing Nottingham Hellfire Harlots B [FTS][EVENT]
  • Sunday: Taunton, Somerset, sees the South West Angels of Terror B host a triple-header round robin with Bristol Roller Derby B and Team Bath [FTS 1,2,3] [EVENT]
  • Also Sunday, Brighton sees Brighton Rockers host a double header, the A team playing Hell’s Belles of Hertfordshire [FTS], and the B’s bouting Suffolk Roller Derby B [FTS] [EVENT]
  • And finally for the weekend’s bouts, Coventry Roller Derby host their first game of the season, against Deathrow Hull [FTS][EVENT]
  • In Preston, though, Preston Roller Girls are hosting a sunday open-scrim (skater places currently sold out) [EVENT]

  • Late addition (Saturday): Nottingham hosts a short-format “B-teams” tournament featuring hosts Nottingham Roller Girls B; Sheffield Steel Roller Girls B, Wolverhampton Honour Rollers Pack Beaters and Leeds Roller Derby B! [EVENT]

Europe

In Europe, there’s one national tournament with fixtures, but a lot beyond:

  • Cologne, Germany hosts the next Bundesliga (Tier 1) bout, as hosts Cologne Roller Derby take on Munich. [FTS Tournament][EVENT],
  • whilst in Ludwigsburg, Barockcity Roller Derby host a Bundesliga Tier 2 bout against the Delta Quads of Mannheim [FTS Tournament][EVENT]
  • Nørresundby, Denmark sees hosts Aalborg Roller Derby run the “Northern Takedown” tournament, featuring the hosts, Aarhus Derby Danes, Tampere Roller Derby B, Dock City Rollers B, and Antwerp’s One Love Roller Derby B  [FTS Tournament][EVENT]
  • La Roche sur Yon, France sees Les Passeuses Dâmes host “Block’n’Roll 2”, a tournament featuring, as well as the hosts, Nantes Derby Girls B, Roller Derby Rennes B, and Roller Derby Angoulême B[FTS Tournament][EVENT]
  • Prague sees a double-header as both active leagues host: Prague City Roller Derby playing Sweden’s Västerås Roller Derby [FTS], and the Hard Breaking Dolls playing Vienna Roller Derby B. [FTS][EVENT]
  • Nidaros, Norway: Nidaros host Berlin’s Bear City Roller Derby [FTS][EVENT]
  • Oulu, Finland, and Eurovision fans Oulu Shitty City Rollers host a double header, playing Luleå Roller Derby [FTS] and hosting a rookies bout featuring skaters across Finland. [EVENT]
  • The Hague, Netherlands: Parliament of Pain B hosts Arnhem Fallen Angels [FTS][EVENT]
  • Gothenburg, Sweden sees Gothenburg B host Växjö and Uppsala B for a triple-header round robin [FTS 1,2,3] [EVENT]
  • Sunday, Milan, Italy: Harpies Roller Derby Milano host Bordeaux Roller Derby Club [FTS][EVENT]
  • Sunday in Paris, France: La Boucherie des Paris host a double header: La Barbaque playing Rouen [FTS], and Le Carcass taking on Les Gueuses de Pigalle B [FTS][EVENT]
  • In Marseille, France on Sunday, there’s a triple header, with Marseille Men versus Le Raclée of Dijon [FTS], Marseille A facing Barcelona [FTS] and Marseille B taking on the Rabbit Skulls of Avignon [FTS][EVENT]
  • Le Havre, France sees a double header, as Le Havre A take on both Cherbourg’s Cherboobs [FTS] and Amiens B [FTS] [EVENT]
  • Sarreguemines, France also has a Sunday double header, as the Mechanical Dolls host and play Roller Derby Luxembourg [FTS], whilst Roller Derby Metz Club B play Nancy Wheel Spirit B [FTS] [EVENT]
  • and finally for France and Sunday: Lyon hosts a triple header, as hosts Lyon Roller Derby play the Unnamed Bitches [FTS], Lyon B compete against Roller Derby Pays d’Aix B (Les Amazones) [FTS] and men’s team Mon Cherrry bout the Unnamed Basterds [FTS] [EVENT]

Pacific

In Australia and New Zealand, it’s pretty busy, but with little on FTS:

  • Dunedin, New Zealand: and Dunedin Roller Derby host a double header against Christchurch’s Dead End Derby,  B v B  [FTS] and A v A [FTS][EVENT]
  • Gosford, NSW, Australia sees Central Coast Derby United host the East Coast Invitational 2017, a two division tournament featuring…Victorian Roller Derby League (C), Varsity Derby League, Canberra Roller Derby League, Sydney Roller Derby League (B,C), Inner West Roller Derby League, Kingston City Rollers, NorthSide Rollers, Brisbane City Rollers, South Side Derby Dolls & hosts Central Coast Roller Derby! With no public schedule this isn’t on FTS yet – although a livestream is promised.[EVENT]

  • Wauchope, NSW sees Port Macquarie Roller Derby host a Saturday open scrim [EVENT]

  • Adelaide Roller Derby’s home season continues with the Road Train Rollers taking on the Wild Hearses [EVENT]

  • and in Tasmania, Convict City Roller Derby League are hosting a recruitment day [EVENT]

Latin America

In Latin America, it seems quite quiet…

  • Bogotá, Colombia and the 4th District Tournament continues, this round hosted by Combativos, and sees Combativas Revoltosas playing Central Derby D.C, and Fugitivas playing Bogotá Bone Breakers in the women’s tier, and Rock N Roller Kings taking on Maquina del Mal in the men’s [FTS Tournament][EVENT]
  • In Blumenau, Brazil, the Iron Ladies are hosting their second recruitment day of the year [EVENT]

  • and Monterrey, Mexico, and Monterrey Roller Derby host Fairy Dust of Ciudad Victoria [FTS][EVENT]
  • This Sunday, São Paulo, Brazil sees the start of a series of introductory derby days run by Ladies of Helltown to promote and grow Roller Derby in the region[EVENT]

  • Also Sunday, Mendoza, Argentina sees the Sarcasticats host a fundraiser and mixed scrim (including both rookies and experienced skaters). Money raised helps the Sarcasticats attend the “Torneo Valletano” tournament in July. [EVENT]

  • And also on Sunday, La Plata, Buenos Aires sees Chat Noir host a double header – Chat Noir playing Wonderclan C [FTS] and Alianza Rebelde v Wonderclan B [FTS]  [EVENT]

Africa and Middle East

This section is quiet again.

Upcoming Events

Our upcoming event this week is that Argentinian tournament mentioned above: Torneo Valletano. Not much is public yet, but this is the third edition of the event, and previous events have included teams from across Latin America.

 

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