Non-US/Canadian Derby Roundup: 29th/30th July 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). We’re working toward our August SRDRank release, which we expect to come out before the next of these posts. (SRDRank also has recent WFTDA rankings, including the 31st June ranking, as well as SRDRank, and allows you to make predictions from them.)

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 one tournament, and a few other things:

  • Friday, Dundee: Dundee Roller Girls host this month’s all-gender open scrim, for anyone mins-passed who wants to come along [EVENT]
  • Aberdeen: Granite City Roller Derby host Scottish Sevens – a classic seven-teams, seven-skaters, 21 minutes Derby Sevens tournament. [EVENT]
  • Glasgow: Glasgow Roller Derby host a board-games cafe fundraiser – come and play games with them! [EVENT]

UK

British Champs is approaching the end of the season, with several divisions complete, but there’s still bouts to come (and in August):

  • Durham, England hosts the Tier 4 N, in the last fixtures of that division. The hosts Durham Roller Derby play their fellow Durham team, Durham City Rolling Angels, York Minxters take on Grimsby’s Grim Reavers, and Wakefield’s Wakey Wheeled Cats play Mansfield Roller Derby [FTS Tournament][EVENT]
  • London, England hosts the Tier 2 South, in the last fixtures there. London Rockin’ Rollers host, and play Royal Windsor Roller Derby, Swansea City Roller Derby play Taunton’s SWAT, and Kent Rollergirls take on High Wycombe’s Big Bucks High Rollers. [FTS Tournament][EVENT]

Outside of Champs there’s a few things going on:

  • Oldham, England: Rainy City Roller Derby host a double header, as they welcome Reims’ Beastie Derby Girls across from France to play Rainy B, the Bet Lynch Mob [FTS], and North Wales Roller Derby B, the ZomBs [FTS][EVENT]  (SRDRank favours the visitors from France here)
  • Sunderland, England: Sunderland Roller Derby host Newcastle Roller Girls’ C team, the North Cs [FTS][EVENT] (SRDRank predicts a pretty close game, taking into account HTA)
  • Bristol, England: Bristol Roller Derby host a double header with an international theme: Bristol B facing Hannover’s Demolition Derby Dolls [FTS], whilst Bristol A take on Portsmouth’s Scurvy Wenches [FTS] [EVENT] (SRDRank predicts a strong performance from the home teams.)
  • Lincoln, England: Lincolnshire Bombers host their annual Super Summer Raffle fundraiser [EVENT]
  • Nottingham, England: the Hellfire Harlots are… probably… holding a sponsored skate-a-thon, but their event page is not that detailed. [EVENT]
  • Sheffield, England: Sheffield Steel Roller Derby are supporting Pride Sheffield this weekend! [EVENT]
  • Brighton, England: Brighton Rockers are holding a live bands party to fundraise to go and play over in Ireland [EVENT]
  • Sunday, York, England: as we mentioned in our catchup with them, York Minxters are hosting an end-of-T4-North scrimmage!

Europe

In Europe, most of the National tournaments have completed, but there’s still derby, and international event, and one national fixture:

  • Friday, Percoto, Italy: Basso Friulana’s Banshees Roller Derby host an end of season party [EVENT]
  • Toulouse, France: Toulouse’s Quad Guards host the first ever MRDA Qualifiers in Europe, Harvest of Champions. Teams competing to qualify for MRDA Champs here: the hosts, Newcastle’s Tyne and Fear, Manchester’s Chaos Engine, Paris’ Panam Squad and Lincolnshire Rolling Thunder [FTS Tournament][EVENT] (SRDRank favours the hosts, and Tyne & Fear to top the table, but it’s a closely ranked set of teams, so upsets are possible.)
  • Nürnberg, Germany: Sucker Punch Roller Derby host a Bundesliga div 3 bout against Riot Rockets Liepzig [FTS Tournament][EVENT]
  • Munich, Germany: Munich Rolling Rebels host a double header: Munich A versus Bordeaux Club [FTS], and Munich B (the Municorns) versus Innsbruck’s Fearless Bruisers [FTS] [EVENT] (SRDRank favours the hosts)
  • Münster, Germany: Zombie Rollergirls Münster have a fresh meat recruitment day [EVENT]
  • Hamburg, Germany: Harbor Girls Hamburg are part of an ongoing “St. Pauli’s Strong Women” exhibition event, which starts Saturday, and runs through September! [EVENT]
  • Stuttgart, Germany: Stuttgart Valley Roller Girls host a double header: South German Men’s Roller Derby versus Dijon’s La Raclée [FTS], followed by the hosts’ B team, the Bad Seeds, taking on the Freiburg’s Blockforest Roller Girls [FTS][EVENT]
  • Berlin, Germany: Bear City Roller Derby and Berlin Rollergirls host a double header: Berlin versus Frankfurt’s Roller Grrrl Gang [FTS], and Bear City with a “challenge bout” [EVENT]
  • The Hague, Netherlands: The Parliament of Pain are turning 6 years old, and to celebrate they’re holding an all-gender scrim, with randomly changing “special rules”… and a BBQ [EVENT]
  • Dublin, Ireland: Dublin Roller Derby host Norfolk Roller Derby for a double header – Dublin B versus the Norfolk Brawds [FTS], and Dublin C versus a “mixed team”, which FTS thinks is the Black Shucks [FTS] [EVENT]  (SRDRank favours the hosts)
  • Sunday, Eindhoven, Germany: Rockcity Rollers are hosting a fresh meat night recruitment night [EVENT]
  • Monday, Zürich, Switzerland: the second of Zürich City RollerGirlz’ tryout/recruitment nights [EVENT]

Pacific

In Australia and New Zealand:

  • Christchurch, New Zealand: Otautahi Roller Roller Derby host Wellington’s Richter City B, the Convicts [FTS][EVENT] (SRDRank favours the visitors)
  • Wangarei, New Zealand: Northland Nightmares host a double header – a Junior derby game from Northland Jrs, the Hell Razors, followed by Northland’s Hell’s Wives versus Napier’s Bay City Rollers [FTS][EVENT] (SRDRank favours the visitors)
  • Taupo, New Zealand: the Huka Dolls host Kapiti Coast Derby Collective in a prom-themed bout… [FTS][EVENT] (SRDRank favours the hosts.)
  • Nelson, New Zealand: the Sirens of Smash host a home-teams game, with the theme Zombies versus Girl Guides! [EVENT]
  • Campbelltown, SA, Australia: Murder City Roller Girls host a double header, as Mt Barker’s mixed-gender Rockabellas Roller Derby League play a home-teams game, followed by a home teams game from Murder City – Slamazons v Dames of Hazzard [EVENT]
  • Caloundra, QLD, Australia: the Coastal Assassins Roller Derby League host Sun State Roller Girls’ Killer Bees [FTS][EVENT] (SRDRank favours the visitors.)
  • Sunday, Katoomba, NSW, Australia: Blue Mountains Roller Derby League host the next fixture in the 5×5 Roller Derby Championship [FTS Tournament][EVENT]
    • Western Sydney vs Newcastle (A tier)
    • Maitland vs Hawkesbury (B tier)
    • Varsity vs Sydney (A tier)
    • Blue Mountains vs South Side (B tier)
  • Sunday, Brisbane, QLD, Australia: Sun State Roller Girls hold their New Recruits – On Skates Session (for newbies through to transferring skaters or officials) [EVENT]
  • Sunday, Cairns, QLD, Australia: Reef City Rollergirls are holding their fresh meat intake [EVENT]
  • Sunday, Mackay, QLD, Australia: Mackay City Roller Maidens have their fresh meet intake [EVENT]
  • Sunday, Hobart, Tasmania: Convict City Rollers host a Rumble in the Jumble Market, full of all kinds of stalls. [EVENT]
  • Sunday, Westbury, Tasmania: Devil State Derby League host an open scrim (mins-passed only) [EVENT]
  • Monday, Walkaway, WA, Australia: Sin City Rollers of Geraldton are hosting the first of a series of fresh meat intake events [EVENT]
  • Late addition: Brisbane, QLD, Australia: The Guild of Roller Derby host a coed/OTA/all-gender double header, with (apparently) entirely open-subscription teams. [EVENT]

Latin America

In Latin America, there’s the usual tournament and other things :):

  • Bogotá, Colombia: the 4th District tournament has a two-day finals and semifinals scheduled for this weekend, but there is little information so far. (Update: the schedule is for next weekend, we think?)
  • Buenos Aires, Argentina: 2×4 Roller Derby host their home-teams tournament, as the Bully Chicks, Cowgirls from Hell and Bloody Furias all compete for the cup. [FTS 1,2,3][EVENT]
  • Mar del Plata, Argentina: MDQueens host a “triangular” tournament, with the hosts, Sailor City Rollers’ Sea Monsters, and MDQueens’ B-team Royal C all playing each other. [FTS 1,2,3][EVENT]
  • San José, Costa Rica: Dark Side Roller Girls host the third edition of “Rock and Derby”, an event bringing together Costa Rican bands Bad Words and The Knives, all kinds of skate and dance skills (break dancing, skateboarding and inline) as well as, of course, Roller Derby! [EVENT]
  • Itzapalapa, Mexico: Atómicas Roller Derby host LRDCM (Mexico City)’s Tekillerass [FTS][EVENT] (SRDRank can’t predict this due to lack of scores from the Atomicas)

Africa and Middle East

  • This is quiet again to our knowledge.

International Events

Whilst we normally don’t cover events in the USA and Canada, we’d like to make a shout-out to the biggest event in Roller Derby, by some measures: Rollercon. Increasingly, Rollercon is attended by skaters from across the World – and this Rollercon hosts both a National Teams bout (Korea versus Philippines), and several other reps from other National Teams (including Team Russia Roller Derby).

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