Non-US/Canadian Derby Roundup: 23rd-25th 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 all the action at home:

  • Thursday, Aberdeen: Granite City Roller Derby host their open scrims. [EVENT]
  • Friday, Dundee: Dundee Roller Girls host their open scrims. [EVENT]
  • Glasgow: Glasgow Roller Derby’s home season begins with last year’s winners the Bad Omens facing the Death Stars [EVENT]
  • Blackburn, Scotland: Glasgow Men’s Roller Derby run the third of their Jammer Club focussed bootcamps [EVENT]
  • Kirkwall, Orkney: Orkney ViQueens host a Rule56 / Missy Rascal Bootcamp [EVENT]
  • Monday, Glasgow: Resistance Roller Derby, the LGBTQIA-inclusive Junior Derby club, are running their second “Room To Grow” open event inviting adults to come along and skate (non-contact) with the team, and later an adults-only scrimmage.[EVENT]

UK

British Champs is having a busy time:

  • Cwmbran, Wales host the Tier 3 South as Riot City Ravens play Dorset Roller Girls, and host Cornwall Roller Derby bouting North Devon Roller Derby [FTS Tournament][EVENT]
  • Birkenhead hosts Tier 4 South, as Riverside Rebels play North Cheshire Victory Rollers; and Roller Derby Leicester compete against Cheshire Hellcats Roller Derby [FTS Tournament][EVENT]
  • Leeds sees the (postponed) Tier 1 Mens hosted by Lincolnshire Rolling Thunder (who play Birmingham’s Crash Test Brummies), along with Manchester’s New Wheeled Order completing with Sheffield’s The Inhuman League, Newcastle’s Tyne and Fear bouting South Wales Silures [FTS Tournament] [EVENT]

Outside of Champs there’s not a lot going on, outside of one big event!:

  • Friday, Portland, Oregon: London Rollergirls are playing Los Angeles’ Angel City [FTS] hosted by Rose City Rollers [EVENT], and also running a bootcamp. 
  • Cardiff, Wales: Tiger Bay Brawlers are hosting Dublin’s finest Dublin Roller Derby in a WFTDA Sanctioned bout [FTS][EVENT]
  • Clwyd, Wales: North Wales Roller Derby host a double header – an open subscription “rookie” bout [subscriptions full], followed by North Wales Roller Derby B facing Liverpool Roller Birds’ Yellow Shovemarines [FTS][EVENT]
  • Hull, England: Hull’s Angels B team host Aberdeen’s Granite City Roller Derby B (The Fight Hawks) [FTS][EVENT]
  • Manchester, England: Rainy City Roller Derby host a double header against London Rockin’ Rollers, with Rainy C versus LRR B [FTS] and Rainy B playing LRR A [FTS] [EVENT]
  • Surrey, England: Surrey Rollerboys host Dorset Knobs in a closed bout.
  • Sunday, Coventry, England: Coventry Roller Derby host Birmingham Blitz Dames B as part of a double header with a rookies bout [FTS][EVENT]
  • Sunday, Lincoln, England: Lincolnshire Bombers B host Rebellion Roller Derby of Bedfordshire [FTS][EVENT]
  • Sunday, Blackpool: Blackpool Roller Derby have an intake/open day [EVENT]

Europe

In Europe, the only “national tournament” with fixtures is the German Bundesliga:

  • Dresden, Germany: Roller Derby Dresden host a Bundesliga div 1 bout against Munich Dynamite [FTS] followed by Team Germany versus Team Germany! [EVENT]
  • Darmstadt, Germany: the Riot Rollers host a double header – a Bundesliga div 2 bout against Frankfurt’s Bembeltown Rollergirls [FTS], and their B team playing Mainz’s Maniac Monsters [FTS] [EVENT]

  • Leipzig, Germany: the Riot Rocketz host Bremen’s Meatgrinders for a Bundesliga div 3 bout [FTS][EVENT]
  • Kaiserslautern, Germany: the Roller Girls of the Apocalypse are celebrating their 7th birthday with Birthday Brawl 2017, seven bouts over two days, featuring (as well as the hosts) [FTS Tournament][EVENT]:
    • Stuttgart Valley Rollergirls
    • Karlsruhe’s Rock’n’Rollers
    • Roller Derby Metz Club (France)
    • and, Okinawa Roller Derby (Japan!)
  • Vienna, Austria: Vienna Roller Derby are hosting a double header, with their A team (Oysters) facing Berlin’s Bear City Roller Derby B [FTS], and their B team bouting Luzern’s Hellveticats [FTS] [EVENT]
  • Toulouse, France: Roller Derby Toulouse host a two day derby extravaganza, with quadruple header on the Saturday: [EVENT]
    • Belfort’s Knee Breakers on Wheels v Roller Derby Toulouse C, the Rainbow Furies[FTS]
    • Paris’ Quedalles versus Toulouse B, Blocka Nostra[FTS]
    •  ?? vs Nothing Toulouse [FTS]
    • and ?? v the Quad Guards [FTS]
      • Plus, on Sunday, a Sur5al tournament, with what sounds like “novelty Harry Potter themed” contests as well as the derby.
  • Charleroi, Belgium: Blackland K-Rollers host a triple header, as they take on Dom City B [FTS], the Junior team Blackland Teenage Terrors play a bout, and men’s team Blackland Randy Rebels play Namur’s Glorious Basterds [FTS] [EVENT]
  • Madrid, Spain: Roller Derby Madrid host a double header, with their A team facing Brussels Derby Pixies [FTS], whilst their B team play Dublin Roller Derby C [FTS][EVENT]
  • Friday, Madrid, Spain: Black Thunders Derby Dames host a fundraising party to raise travel funds to attend the Quad Cup International tournament in Coimbra 1st July [EVENT]

  • Prague, Czech Republic: Prague City Roller Derby’s B team, the Bad Wolves will be facing Rotterdam B, The Killer Bees [FTS][EVENT]

  • Le mans, France: Roller Derby 72 are hosting a 2 day tournament – “NEVER TRACK DOWN” featuring 72’s Missfeet, Passeuses Dâmes of La Roche sur Yon, and Cherboobs of Équeurdreville-Hainneville, alongside rookie bouts and others. [FTS Tournament][EVENT]

  • Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy: Alpn’Rockets host “The Italian Roller Derby Tournament”, “Skate Im Ring” on Sat and Sunday. There’s no events in FTS yet because no published schedule. [FTS Tournament][EVENT]
  • Sunday, Poitiers, France: Poitiers Roller Derby are hosting a triple header, with the Broyeuses du Poitou (rookies) playing Saintes / Cholet, the Broyeuses du Poitou (advanced team) bouting Les Puces’Hells of Orléans and Limoges , and a mixed scrimmage [EVENT]

  • Sunday, Kassel, Germany: Kassel Roller Derby are holding an intake day [EVENT]

  • Paris, France: La Boucherie de Paris are celebrating their 5th birthday [EVENT]

  • Lille, France: Lille Roller Girls are hosting a bootcamp for NSOs and Referees, with both theory and practice elements. [EVENT]

  • Lille, France: Roller Derby Lille (“Switchblade”) are also holding an event – a Roller Disco and Roller Dance event in collaboration with Skatepark de Lille [EVENT]

  • Sunday, Chalon, France: Roller Derby Chalon’s Rolling Storms are opening a junior derby tryout/experience for children over the age of 8 [EVENT]

  • Sunday, Paris, France: Panam Squad are hosting a mixed gender bootcamp with spaces for NSOs and skaters [EVENT]

  • Special mention to:

    • ECDX, where Gothenburg, Sweden’s Dock City Rollers compete amongst a host of USA/Canadian teams [FTS Tournament][EVENT]
    • Sibling Rivalry, where Australia’s Sydney City SMASH compete in the men’s tier [FTS Tournament][EVENT]
    • Monday, St Louis, X: Sydney City SMASH are finishing off their tour of the USA by taking on the St Louis Gatekeepers as Sibling Rivalry finishes… [FTS][EVENT]

Pacific

In Australia and New Zealand:

  • Gladstone, Queensland, Australia: Gladstone PCYC host a triple header; a black v white bout from Gladstone Juniors; Rockhampton’s Rocky Roller Derby taking on the Brisbane City Rollers [FTS], and a coed/open-to-all finisher as two mixed teams with skaters from Gladstone Haul Stars, Toowoomba City Rollers, Rum City Derby Dolls, Rocky Roller Derby and Brisbane City Rollers[EVENT]

  • Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia: Darwin Roller Girls host a home teams game, as the Arafuries bout the Psyclones[EVENT]

  • Canberra, Australia: Canberra Roller Derby League host their 4th home teams game of the season, as Red Bellied Black Hearts take on Black ‘n’ Blue Belles. [EVENT]
  • Sydney, New South Wales, Australia: Inner West Roller Derby League host the 4th round of the 5×5 Roller Derby Tournament 2017: Central Coast, Newcastle Roller Derby League, Maitland, Blue Mountains, Western Sydney, Sydney, hosts Inner West and Hawkesbury compete  [FTS Tournament][EVENT]

  • Denmark, Western Australia: Albany Roller Derby League host a black and white scrim [EVENT]

  • Brunswick, Victoria, Australia: Victorian Roller Derby League host a trivia night! [EVENT]

  • Campbelltown, AC, Australia: Murder City Derby Dames host a double-header as Light City Derby of Adelaide’s home teams Galactic Guardians and Medic Mayhem play, and Murder City home teams Dames of Hazard bout Valkyrie Storm [EVENT]

  • Nelson Bay, New Zealand: The Sirens of Smash play Wellington’s Convicts [FTS][EVENT]

  • Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand: Bay City Rollers host a double header – with their entire lineup facing Hellminton Roller Ghouls of Hamilton – bouts between the A teams [FTS], B teams [FTS] and even their junior teams on the schedule [EVENT]

  • Otaki, New Zealand: Kapiti Coast Derby Collective host Swamp City Roller Rats B of North Palmerston [FTS][EVENT]

  • Christchurch. New Zealand: Otautahi Roller Derby’s newly graduated rookies play Timaru Roller Derby’s new graduates as a mutual graduation bout [EVENT]

  • Sunday, Caloundra,Queensland, Australia : the Coastal Assassins host a Roller Disco [EVENT]
  • Sunday, Sydney, Australia: South Side Derby Dolls host an intake day [EVENT]

Latin America

In Latin America, it currently seems oddly quiet:

  • Polideportivo Aranjuez, Costa Rica: Liga Roller Derby Costa Rica host their first bout of the year, with home teams Panties Dinamita and Gatas Callejeras [EVENT]
  • Montevideo, Uruguay: Pájaros Pintados Roller Derby (the “Painted Birds”) host a “Heaven” v “Black” bout, as teams Celeste and Negro play [EVENT]

Africa and Middle East

This section is quiet again…

 

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