Non-US/Canadian Derby Roundup: 10th/11th 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 June is out – the fourth 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, including the 31 May ranking, 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 action at home and away (away is in Europe):

  • Glasgow hosts the British Champs Tier 3 Mens’ as hosts Glasgow Men’s Roller Derby play Dublin’s Men Behaving Derby, and Falkirk/Stirling’s Skelpies take on Teeside Skate Invaders [FTS Tournament][EVENT]
  • On Sunday, there’s a closed triple bout, as GMRD take advantage of Men Behaving Derby being over to play them again, and also let Newcastle’s Tyne and Fear in on things.
  • On Sunday, Aberdeen sees a closed bout, as Granite City Roller Derby’s Fight Hawks play Inverness City Roller Derby, in the latter’s first ever bout. [FTS]

UK

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

  • Dorset hosts the Mens T3 South, with hosts Dorset Knobs playing Oxford Men’s Roller Derby, and Grimsby’s Brothers Grim facing Sons of Icarus [FTS Tournament][EVENT]
  • Liverpool hosts the Tier 2 North, hosts Liverpool Roller Birds against Cambridge Rollerbillies, and Manchester Roller Derby playing Rainy City Roller Derby B [FTS Tournament][EVENT]
  • Neath Port Talbot hosts the Tier 4 South, hosts NPT Roller Derby bouting Swansea’s Reaper Roller Derby, and Plymouth facing Severn Roller Torrent of Gloucester [FTS Tournament] [EVENT]

Outside of Champs there’s not a lot going on, as far as we can see:

  • Penryn, Cornwall hosts an amazing bootcamp, with Team Scotland Head Coach Rosie Peacock and Power of Scotland’s Optimus Grime [EVENT]
  • Birmingham hosts a Birmingham Blitz Dames intake “learn to skate” day [EVENT]
  • and on Sunday, Sheffield also hosts an intake day for Sheffield Steel Rollergirls [EVENT]

Europe

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

  • Nantes, France hosts the Grand Final of the French National Tournament, Elite Stage. Competing for the championship are: hosts Nantes Derby Girls, Caen’s Leopard Avengers, Amiens’ Rolling Candies, La Boucherie de Paris, SAM Roller Derby of Mérignac, Lille’s Bad Bunnies, Paris Rollergirls and Roller Derby Toulouse (Nothing Toulouse). Every previous Championship has come down to a tight Paris/Toulouse bout… and Paris has won every time, in the final jam. This year, Toulouse will want to show they can take the win. [FTS Tournament][EVENT]
  • Thonon, France: the Taxider’biches are hosting a two-day event, with bootcamp in Saturday, and a bout between les Biches and Les Amazones of Pays d’Aix [FTS] on the Sunday [EVENT]
  • The German Bundesliga is also still ongoing this weekend, with
    • Hannover hosting a Tier 2 bout, hosts Demolition Derby Dolls playing Bembeltown Rollergirls of Frankfurt [FTS Tournament], in a double header with men’s derby team, DHR Roller Derby [of Kiel, Germany and Aarhus, Denmark] take on Team Poland Men’s Roller Derby! [FTS] [EVENT]
    • Hamburg hosting a Tier 1 bout, with Harbor Girls Hamburg playing Munich Dynamite [FTS Tournament] in a double header with Hamburg B playing Roller Derby Twente (Eastside Rock’n’Rollers) [FTS] [EVENT]
  • Barcelona, Spain: Barcelona Roller Derby hosts their spring/summer tournament, Brawlcelona 2017, with Tenerife Roller Derby, Stockholm Roller Derby (B) and pan-French exhibition team Les Patins du Cœur competing with the hosts over Saturday and Sunday [FTS Tournament][EVENT]
  • Clemont-Ferrand, France: the Auver’Niaks host a double header, playing Belfort’s Knee Breakers on Wheels [FTS] and the Red Valentines of Valence [FTS][EVENT]
  • Porto, Portugal: Roller Derby Porto’s Dragons play Nidaros B [FTS][EVENT]
  • Milan, Italy: the Harpies of Roller Derby Milano are hosting Rotterdam Roller Derby [FTS][EVENT]
  • Warsaw, Poland: the Warsaw Hellcats host a triple header round robin, with Malmö’s Crime City Rollers C, and Bristol Roller Derby B the other competitors. [FTS 1,2,3][EVENT]
  • Graz, Austria: and Dust City Rollers are hosting Linz Roller Derby for a scrimmage (so it’s not on FTS at the moment)[EVENT]
  • Berlin, Germany: Berlin Rollergirls are playing the Fat Cats of Potsdam [EVENT]
  • The Hague, Belgium: The Parliament of Pain host a double header, with B team the Jokers facing Utrecht’s Dom City B [FTS], and PoP A taking on “The World”, an open subscription challenge team (signup still open) [EVENT]
  • Luzern, Switzerland: Roller Derby Luzern host the Rolling Furies of Lausanne [FTS][EVENT]
  • Nijmegen, Netherlands: the Roadkill Rollers host Namur Rollergirls C [FTS] in a triple header with Rockcity Rollers of Eindhoven playing Arnhem Fallen Angels [FTS] and men’s derby as Eindhoven/Nijmegen/Arnhem’s Market Gardeners play the Glorious Basterds of Namur [FTS][EVENT]
  • Norrköping, Sweden: Norrköping Roller Derby host a home teams event! [EVENT]
  • Porvoo, Finland: Porvoo Roller Derby host a double-header – Porvoo playing the combined forces of Vili Pohjola – the northern Finnish teams, before two exhibition teams (Black Metal v Disco) [EVENT]
  • Sunday, Amsterdam, Netherlands: Amsterdam Roller Derby host a double header; their A team facing Glasgow Roller Derby [FTS], and their B team playing Munich B, the Municorns [FTS] [EVENT]
  • Sunday; Avignon, France: the Rabbit Skulls host a double header, playing Les Harpies Braqueuses of Pibrac [FTS], whilst their new men’s team, Warren Track Fighters, take on the Unnamed Basterds [FTS] [EVENT]

Pacific

In Australia and New Zealand, it’s pretty quiet… except for the giant tournaments:

  • Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia: Paradise City Roller Derby hosts the Royal Rumble Roller Derby Tournament – a three day event (Saturday through Monday) seeing two tiers – a WFTDA-Sanctioned tier with hosts Paradise City, Adelaide Roller Derby, Light City (of Adelaide too), Canberra Roller Derby League, Dunedin Roller Derby (New Zealand),  South Side Derby Dolls (Sydney), Northside Alliance of Melbourne and Convict City (Glenorchy); and a non-Sanctioned round with Victorian Roller Derby B, Ballarat Roller Derby, Adelaide B, Toowoomba Roller Derby and Mackay City; plus a challenge bout (Crazy Cat Ladies v Unicorns) [FTS Tournament][EVENT]
  • Tauranga, New Zealand: Mount Militia Derby Crew are also hosting a two day tournament, the War of the Wheels, with two tiers. Competing, as well as MMDC’s A and B teams, are Timaru Derby Dames, the Space Invaders of (), the Huka Dolls of Taupo; Pirate City Rollers B of Auckland, Sulphur City Steam Rollers of Rotorua and Dead End Derby’s Living Dead Rollers of Christchurch [FTS Tournament] [EVENT]
  • Townsville, Queensland, Australia: Towns Villains Roller Derby are playing Reef City Rollergirls of Cairns [FTS] [EVENT

  • Christchurch, New Zealand: not content with playing in a tournament this weekend, Dead End Derby is also holding a fresh meat “graduation event” with Otautahi Roller Derby – both leagues’ newly bout-ready skaters facing each other on track. [EVENT]
  • Late addition: Auckland, New Zealand: Pirate City Rollers are hosting a Dogs v Cats home game on Friday. [EVENT]

Latin America

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

  • Peñalolén, Chile: Metropolitan Roller Derby host the second fixture in their home teams games this season, as Hot Chili play Cannibales Dolls, and Anfetamina play Histeria [EVENT]
  • San Jose, Costa Rica: Costa Rica Roller Derby are hosting a band night, with “Child in Time” and Analogico, where you can also meet the team and learn about derby [EVENT]
  • Sunday: Santa Fe, Argentina: Santa’s Hell Roller Derby are hosting a bingo fundraiser, doubling as a “learn about roller derby” event. [EVENT]

  • Sunday; Santos, Brazil: Men’s team, the Thunder Rats are raising funds too… with an Open Fry event! Essentially, if you like fried potato, you will love this event. [EVENT]

  • Celaya, Mexico: Roller Derby Celaya host their 4th bout of 2017, their Delicious Wheel taking on the Furiosas of San Luis Potosí [FTS][EVENT]

  • Late addition (because the event didn’t exist a day ago): Sunday: Mexico City, Mexico: the Catrinas host a game against Querétaro All Stars [FTS], we’re told that there is also a men’s bout on this date, but have no info so far.[EVENT]

Africa and Middle East

This section is quiet again…

Other Tournaments

Despite being in the USA, some Tournaments there also feature teams from across the World. We call these out here.

  • Greely, Colorado, USA sees Slaughterhouse Derby Girls host the 2017 Mayday Mayhem, a three tier (WFTDA, MRDA, JRDA) tournament. As well as a host of US and Canadian teams, this year the WFTDA tier also features the UK’s Newcastle Roller Girls, and Central City Rollergirls (Birmingham). [FTS Tournament][EVENT]
  • Rockport, Maine, USA sees Rock Coast Rollers host the 2017 Coastal Chaos, a single-tier WFTDA-sanctioned event. As well as a host of US teams, this year the tournament also features Sweden’s Gothenburg Roller Derby! [FTS Tournament][EVENT]

Upcoming Events

Our upcoming events for this week is:

the return of Geneva’s Track’lette Sur5al tournament. Organised by GVA Roller Derby and LeMan’Wheels, this is a Sur5al tournament with a twist – as the name implies, post-tournament, everyone goes and eats raclette!

 

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