Non-US/Canadian Derby Roundup: 3rd/4th June 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 for April is coming soon – the third for this year, with this years’ 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 all the action at home, but only one bout:

  • Aberdeen hosts a men’s/ota game, as Granite City Brawlers play the Knights of Oldham [FTS][EVENT]
  • Glasgow has a chance to join a team, as Mean City Roller Derby host a taster session [EVENT]

  • And up in Elgin, Helgin Roller Derby have a… unique fundraiser, as they’re inviting everyone along to bet on the horses [EVENT]

  • On Sunday, there’s more chances to get involved, as Livingston’s New Town Roller Girls host their intake day [EVENT]

UK

British Champs is back this weekend (after a break for the bank holiday last weekend):

  • Birmingham hosts the Tier 1 Mens, with a triple-header, as hosts Crash Test Brummies face Manchesters’ New Wheeled Order, Cardiff’s South Wales Silures bout Sheffield’s Inhuman League and Newcastle’s Tyne and Fear play Lincolnshire Rolling Thunder [FTS Tournament][EVENT]
  • York hosts the Tier 4 North, with hosts York Minxters playing Durham Roller Derby, and Grimsby’s Grim Reavers versus the Wakey Wheeled Cats of Wakefield [FTS Tournament][EVENT] [This is a semi-closed fixture, due to lack of space.]
  • St Austell, Cornwall hosts the Tier 3 South, as hosts Cornwall Roller Derby take on Riot City Ravens of Newport, and Dorset Roller Girls play Bath [FTS Tournament][EVENT]
  • Sunday; Taunton, Somerset hosts the Tier 2 South, with hosts South West Angels of Terror (SWAT) playing London Rockin’ Rollers, whilst Royal Windsor Roller Derby bout Swansea [FTS Tournament][EVENT]

Outside of Champs there’s not a lot going on, but what is going on is exciting:

  • On Sunday, in Cardiff; Tiger Bay Brawlers host Middlesbrough Roller Derby in the first of a series of WFTDA Sanctioned bouts they have planned. [FTS][EVENT]
  • and also on Sunday, X; North Devon Roller Derby versus Neath Port Talbot [FTS][EVENT] (this is closed)
  • and (still Sunday) in Blackpool, Blackpool Roller Derby host a co-ed (open) scrim [EVENT]

  • as does Cardiff’s South Wales Silures (fresh from their bout the day before) [EVENT]
  • Preston has chances to join the team, as Preston Roller Derby host an intake day [EVENT]

  • as do the Seaside Sirens of Southend-on-Sea [EVENT]

Europe

In Europe, there’s a few national tournament with fixtures, and several other big events:

  • Lille, France hosts the first part of the Final stage Playoffs for the French Nationale this season in a three day event (Saturday through Monday)![EVENT]
    • Hosts Switchblade RollerGrrrls, Roller Derby Lyon, Roller Derby Pibrac, Roller Derby Dijon, Nice Roller Derby, Roller Derby Aubenas, Lutèce Destroyeuses and B.M.O Roller Derby Girls compete for promotion from Tier 2 to Tier 1 [FTS Tournament]
    • Panthers Graou of Saint-Gratien, Marseille Roller Derby, Strasbourg Roller Derby and DCCLM of  Montpellier compete for promotion from Tier 1 to the Elite Tier [FTS Tournament]
  • Munich, Germany hosts the next bout in the Bundesliga Division 1 as Munich Rolling Rebels play Bear City B (the Inglorious Bombshells) [FTS Tournament] as part of a double header, followed by Munich B (the Municorns) taking on Roller Derby Erfurt [FTS][EVENT]
  • Helsinki, Finland is where much of the action is, as Kallio Rolling Rainbow host the FINvitational (WFTDA-Sanctioned) Tournament. Alongside the hosts; Stockholm Roller Derby, Malmö’s Crime City Rollers, the UK’s Rainy City Roller Derby… and Sun State Roller Girls from Queensland, Australia! [FTS Tournament][EVENT]
  • Friday, La Rochelle, France: Roller Derby La Rochelle host an informational evening for those interested in roller derby, with a screening of a documentary, demonstrations of roller derby, and chances to get to know the skaters [EVENT]
  • Saturday, Orleans, France:  Orleans Roller Derby are also doing outreach, with a stall at the “Rock n Roll Party” celebration of America-derived things [EVENT]

  • Kassel, Germany: Kassel Roller Derby are hosting a scrimmage + bootcamp on “the modern art of Roller Derby” – with “Newbie” and “Advanced” scrimmages [EVENT]

  • Zaragoza, Spain: it’s Zaragoza Roller Derby’s 5th Birthday, and they’re holding a party! [EVENT]

  • Murcia, Spain; and there’s an actual bout going on, as Rock n Roller Derby Murcia host Roller Derby Madrid B [FTS][EVENT]
  • Sunday: Vannes, France sees Les V’hermines take on Nantes’ Filles de Neptune (one of the Nantes home teams) [FTS] [EVENT]

  • Sunday and Chambéry, France: Les Chambér’Hyènnes are hosting a triple header round robin with 40 minute games, against Épinal’s Reaper’s Crew and Gap’s Sisters in Arms[EVENT]

  • and on Sunday in Saintes, France: The Holy Terrors are hosting a Roller Disco [EVENT]

Pacific

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

  • Levin, New Zealand has the most exciting event this weekend: Whenua Fatales Roller Derby League hosting a 15 team Sur5al tournament, with some teams made up of skaters from Team New Zealand! Three and a half hours of track time ahead of anyone going to see this makes it well worth the effort. [EVENT]
  • Newcastle, Australia sees Newcastle Roller Derby host their third home teams bout of the season, as the Harbor Hellcats play the Bogey Rollers [EVENT]
  • Adelaide, Australia also has home teams happening, as Adelaide Roller Derby League holds their next fixture, with Salty Dolls facing Road Train Rollers [EVENT]
  • Wollongong, Australia has a double-header, as WIRD’s Steel City Derby Dolls take on Wagga Derby Dolls [FTS] followed by a co-ed bout as the two NSW exhibition teams, The Ultimates and The Incredibles, face off [EVENT]
  • On Sunday, Sydney, Australia sees  Sydney Roller Derby League host their level 1 intro to skating intake [EVENT]
  • and Christchurch, New Zealand also has a Sunday “try roller derby” session as part of Dead End Derby’s intake [EVENT]

  • Finally, Sunday, Okinawa, Japan: the recently-rebranded Okinawa Roller Derby are holding their home-teams game, Summer Shovin’ [EVENT]

Latin America

In Latin America, there’s quite a few things going on, a mix of fundraising and bouting, with a few tournaments:

  • Bogotá, Colombia sees the 4th District Tournament continue, hosted this weekend by Rock N Roller Queens. In the Women’s tier, Central Derby DC take on Maquina del Mal Feminino, and Fugitivas play Combativas Revoltosas; in the Men’s, Rock N Roller Kings play Légion [FTS Tournament][EVENT]

  • São Paulo, Brazil, the Ladies of HellTown are hosting Curitiba’s Blue Jay Rollers for a bout… [FTS][EVENT]
  • …and on Sunday, São Paulo hosts a home teams game for the Ladies of HellTown as well, as Samurais da Liberdade bout Piratas do Tietê! [EVENT]

  • Sunday, Buenos Aires, Argentina: Sailor City Rollers host a double-header of open-subscription bouts – a “B/C” level women’s game, and a men’s game [EVENT]

  • Sunday, Mendoza, Argentina: Lado Oscuro Roller Derby invite The Galaxy to compete against them in a co-ed/open open subscription bout against the hosts. This event is raising funds for LORD to attend the Torneo Sucio in a few weeks’ time in Temperley [EVENT]

  • Sunday in Salta, Argentina: Malditas Lisiadas Roller Derby are hosting a bout against Tucumán’s Centellas of Rayo Naranja [FTS][EVENT]

  • In nearby Jujuy, Argentina, Mortal Kollas Roller Derby are also bouting, against the Coquenos Fighters – Jujuy’s Men’s derby team! (this bout also raises funds for the Mortal Kollas to attend Torneo Sucio) [FTS][EVENT]

  • and, finally, Sunday, Buenos Aires, Argentina also has an demonstration and day, for the Brujas Roller Girls of Bahía Blanca [EVENT]

  • Late addition: Mexico City, Mexico sees a double header (which was announced at the time we were doing this post) hosted by EMEXRD, as the other Mexico City league, LRDCM’s Tekillerass take on Puebla’s Furias Negras [FTS], and their Aniquiladoras play EMEXRD’s Discordias [FTS] [EVENT]

Africa and Middle East

This section is quiet again…

Upcoming Events

Our upcoming events for this week are:

One in Argentina:

Torneo Sucio is Temperley’s big Roller Derby Tournament, hosted by the Dirty Fucking Dolls, and with multiple tiers for teams across Argentina. The full tournament design has not been revealed, but with 3 tiers (including a men’s tier), and 4 days (17th to 20th June), it’s another huge tournament in Latin America!

and one a bit closer to home, but further away in time:

the return of the Last Action Heroes tournament, organised by Talk Derby To Me’s King Crazy is upon us – and this time it’s in Halifax. 8 mixed/coed exhibition teams, each with an action movie theme, compete for the trophy over a day of action!

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