Non-US/Canadian Derby Roundup: 5/6 August 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 end of the week. (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 bout at home… but another team away internationally:

  • Glasgow: Mean City Roller Derby host a double header – a rookie / cherry popper bout to start with, followed by Mean City themselves playing a mash-up Scottish team, the North East Beast [EVENT]

UK

British Champs is approaching the end of the season, with more divisions and tiers playing some of their last fixtures:

  • Manchester, England hosts the last games of the Tier 2 North; hosts Manchester Roller Derby playing Liverpool Roller Birds, Newcastle B (Whippin’ Hinnies) playing Wirral Roller Derby, and Cambridge Rollerbillies taking on Rainy City B (the Tender Hooligans). [FTS Tournament][EVENT]
  • Dorset, England hosts the last games of the Tier 3 South; hosts Dorset Roller Girls playing Cornwall Roller Derby, and North Devon Roller Derby bouting Bath Roller Derby Girls [FTS Tournament][EVENT]
  • Widnes, England hosts the last games of the Tier 4 West; hosts North Cheshire Victory Rollers bouting Manchesters’ Arcadia Roller Derby, and Birkenhead’s Riverside Rebels Roller Derby taking on Cheshire Hellcats Roller Derby [FTS Tournament][EVENT]
  • Ipswich, Suffolk hosts the Tier 4 East’s last fixtures; hosts Suffolk Roller Derby playing Vendetta Vixens of Northampton, and Oxford Wheels of Gory taking on Lincolnshire Bombers (marked as a “friendly”) [FTS Tournament][EVENT]
  • Swansea, Wales hosts the Tier 4 South’s last fixtures too; hosts Reaper Roller Derby playing Hereford Roller Derby, and Severn Roller Torrent (Gloucester) playing Neath Port Talbot Roller Derby [FTS Tournament][EVENT]

Outside of Champs there’s a few things going on, including some national teams stuff:

  • Friday, Croydon, England:  Croydon Roller Derby host an “open evening” for both prospective skaters and referees. [EVENT]
  • Friday, Bridgend, Wales: Bridgend Roller Derby host an open scrim – Bridgend B versus The World, with skaters invited to get more experience (non-mins-passed but scrim-safe skaters accepted, on discussion) [EVENT]
  • Nottingham, England: England Roller Derby host “Northern HemisFear”, a National teams tournament featuring the hosts, and teams Canada, Finland and Sweden. As top 8 teams in 2014, this will be a particularly competitive tournament! [FTS Tournament][EVENT]
  • Sunday, Blackpool, England: Blackpool Roller Derby are hosting an open coed/OTA scrim [EVENT]
  • Sunday, Manchester, England: Manchester Roller Derby top off their weekend by hosting an open, intermediate level, coed/OTA scrim [EVENT]
  • Sunday, Bedford, England: Team West-Indies are taking on an open subscription team! [EVENT]
  • Monday, Rochester, England: Southern CoEd Roller Derby are hosting a free Junior Roller Derby taster session (postponed from earlier in the year). [EVENT]

Europe

In Europe, most of the National tournaments have completed, but there’s quite a bit of tournament happening:

  • Barcelona, Spain: Team Spain Men’s Roller Derby host Roller Derby Torneo Barcelona City, an international men’s derby tournament. Competing are: London’s Southern Discomfort B (Mild Discomfort), Orcet’s Roller Derby Wolfgang, Tampere’s Rollin’ Bros, Pancet Warriors, Manneken Beasts, Milan’s Wood Gang, Paris’ Panam Squad B (Banane Squad), and Glasgow/West Lothian’s Glasgow Men’s Roller Derby! [FTS Tournament][EVENT]
  • Friday, Munich, Germany: Munich Rolling Rebels continue their regular “open spectation” scrimmage, with post-scrim pub meet/greet [EVENT]
  • Reims, France: The Beastie Derby Girls host the first of two “summer workshops”, to let prospective recruits get a taste of derby before their actual recruitment in September. [EVENT]
  • Erfurt, Germany: Roller Derby Erfurt host the fourth of their Roll Your Socks Off Skater/NSO/Referee/Announcer bootcamps, with coaching by Sixxi Blitz and Peanut Butter Panic (Berlin Bombshells, Bear City Roller Derby); Joe Care (Frankfurt Roller Derby); Der Könich (rocKArollers – Roller Derby Karlsruhe);  Val Kyria (Mannheimer Rhein-Neckar Delta Quads) respectively. [EVENT]
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  • Stockholm, Sweden: Stockholm Roller Derby are participating in Stockholm’s Pride event! [EVENT]
  • Västerås, Sweden: Västerås Roller Derby are hosting a roller disco [EVENT]
  • Sunday, Paris, France: Les Gueuses de Pigalle host a recruitment/”initiation” day [EVENT]
  • Monday, Annecy, France: Les Brütales Deluxe are having a summer skate day to which everyone is invited [EVENT]

Pacific

In Australia and New Zealand:

  • Friday, Nelson’s Bay, New Zealand: the Sirens of Smash are hosting a Neon Glow-in-the-Dark Disco fundraiser [EVENT]
  • Auckland, New Zealand: Aotearoa Roller Derby, the New Zealand National Team, are hosting an exhibition Black v White bout [EVENT],
    • post event, there’s a 2 hour bootcamp led by Mick Swagger too! [EVENT]
  • Cessnock, NSW, Australia: Maitland Roller Derby host a Roller Derby double-header, interspersed by Pro Wrestling! The Derby is coed/OTA Maitland’s Wardens of the Skate versus a Coffs Coast/Port Macquarie mashup; and Newcastle Roller Derby Leagues’ Fort Smashleys versus Harbour Hellcats [FTS][EVENT]
    • There’s also a meet-and-greet with the skaters after the event itself at the afterparty [EVENT]
  • Wollongong, Australia: Wollongong Illawarra Roller Derby (WIRD) host the second round of the South Central NSW Roller Derby tournament, with fixtures [FTS Tournament][EVENT]:
    • The Rogue Scholars (Varsity Derby League) v Central West Alliance (Central West Roller Derby)
    • Vice City Betamax (Canberra Roller Derby League) v Steel City Derby Dolls (WIRD)
    • Western Sydney Boutlaws (West Sydney Rollers) v Central West Alliance (CWRD)
    • Steel City Derby Dolls (WIRD) v The Rogue Scholars (VDL)
    • Vice City Betamax (CRDL) v Western Sydney Boutlaws (WSR)
  • Adelaide, Australia: Adelaide Roller Derby’s home teams tournament reaches its grand finale, with  3rd Place bout: Road Train Rollers v Wild Hearses, and 1st Place decided between the Salty Dolls and the Mile Die Club [EVENT]
  • Albany, WA, Australia: Albany Roller Derby host their regular open scrim, open to WFTDA mins-passed skaters. [EVENT]
  • Okinawa, Japan: Devil Dog Derby Dames are holding another recruitment/beginners training day event, for experienced or inexperienced skaters. [EVENT]
  • Sunday, Timaru City, New Zealand: Timaru Roller Derby are hosting a “fundraising breakfast” from 7:30am! [EVENT]
  • Sunday, Waipapa, New Zealand: Peowhairangi Roller Derby League host an open door “try derby” event, with option to sign up for their 6 week training course. [EVENT]

Latin America

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

  • Bogotá, Colombia: the (rescheduled) Fourth District Tournament grand finale is this weekend, featuring Bogotá Bone Breakers, Rock N Roller Queens, Combativas Revoltosas, and Central Derby DC playing off in semi-finals and the final. [EVENT]
  • Costa Rica: Liga Costa Rica’s Panties Dinamita play Mexico’s Akelarre [FTS][EVENT]
  • Chillán, Chile: Chillanrolleras DerbyClub host the first fixture of Torneo X, the Chilean Tournament series, featuring Deskarriadas Roller Derby (Osorno), Tacones Banditos (Viña del mar), Adrenaline Roller Derby (Santiago), Diosas Volcanicás (Puerto Varas) and Roller Derby Cuello Negro (Valdivia) as well as the hosts! [FTS Tournament][EVENT]
  • Peñalolén, Chile: Metropolitan Roller Derby’s home teams tournament continues with Anfetamina  vs Hotchili, and  Histeria vs Caníbales Dark.
    • This event also is a recruitment day for Metropolitan! [EVENT]
  • São Paulo, Brazil: Ladies of HellTown are hosting a comprehensive Festa Junina (the Brazilian “June Festival”, except this is in August…) fundraiser, with all the food, music, games etc you would expect. [EVENT]
  • Sunday, Buenos Aires, Argentina: 2×4 Roller Derby are running an offensive and defensive Bootcamp, closing with a scrimmage against 2×4 A (Team Osom). This bootcamp helps to raise funds to allow 2×4 to compete at WFTDA Playoffs. [EVENT]
  • Rosario, Argentina: Rosario Roller Derby are holding a recruitment evening. [EVENT]
  • Late Addition: Sunday, Pachuca, Mexico: the Liga Roller Derby Hidalgo host what looks like a “triangular” tournament between their local teams, the Black Mambas, Medusas and Killer Dolls . There’s no Facebook event for this, sadly, just a flyer image [EVENT]. We’ll be adding FTS entries when we know more.

Africa and Middle East

  • Cairo, Egypt: the CaiRollers are recruiting, with a recruitment evening to follow up on their recent open skating event. [EVENT]

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