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). (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]
This weekend Scotland has one bout at home, but 2 teams representing:
- Edinburgh hosts the last games of the Tier 3 North, as hosts Auld Reekie B play North Wales Roller Derby, Aberdeen’s Granite City Roller Derby take on Furness Roller Derby, and Halifax Bruising Banditas play Harrogate’s Spa Town Roller Derby . [FTS Tournament][EVENT] (the hosts have a lot to play for, as the result of their game will determine if ARRG or NWRD join Granite City in the promotion zone for the division).
British Champs is approaching the end of the season, with only the Tier 1 (and Tier 2 North, thanks to a postponed game) with fixtures remaining after the coming weekend:
- Leicester, England hosts the last games of the Tier 3 West; hosts Leicestershire Dolly Rockits playing Milton Keynes Roller Derby; Nottingham Roller Girls playing Wolverhampton Honour Rollers; and Sheffield Steel Rollergirls playing their neighbours, Hallam Hellcats [FTS Tournament][EVENT] (with Sheffield Steel safe in the top spot, it’s for Hallam, the Dolly Rockits and the Honour Rollers with chances to make the second spot – although the Rockits are most likely here.)
- Chelmsford, England hosts the last games of the Tier 3 East; hosts Killa Hurtz Roller Derby play Hertfordshire’s Helles Belles, and Surrey Roller Girls take on the Norfolk Brawds [FTS Tournament][EVENT] (the Brawds and the Belles are both looking to win their games, as they will decide which of them joins Rebellion Roller Derby in the promotion zone for the division)
Outside of Champs there’s a few things going on:
- Newcastle, England: Tyne and Fear Roller Derby host a double-header against the UK’s top league, London’s Southern Discomfort, as Tyne and Fear A play SDRD A [FTS], and Tyne and Fear B play SDRD B (Mild Discomfort) [FTS][EVENT]
- Liverpool, England: Liverpool Roller Birds host an intake day, and chance to sign up for their 18 week training programme; recruitment also open for NSOs and Referees. [EVENT]
- Leicester, England: Roller Derby Leicester hold their second (ever?) intraleague game, as Block Forest Gateaux play the Arctic Rollers! [EVENT]
- Sunday, Swindon, England: Wiltshire Roller Derby host a double header – Wiltshire Women’s play Bridgend Roller Derby [FTS]… and Wiltshire Coed make their debut bout, playing coed exhibition team My Mom Roller Derby ! [EVENT]
- Oxford, England: Oxford Men’s Roller Derby play Wirral Pack Animals in a closed bout listed on FTS [FTS]
In Europe, most of the National tournaments have completed, but there’s quite a bit of tournament happening:
- Munich, Germany: Munich Rolling Rebels host a double-header: a Bundesliga Div 1 bout, as the hosts play Stuttgart Valley Rollergirlz [FTS Tournament], and then Sucker Punch Roller Derby Nürnberg taking on Regensburg’s Rolling Rat Pack [FTS] [EVENT]
- Paris, France: Paris Rollergirls host the first of a series of recruitment days [EVENT]
- Bray, Ireland: the East Coast Cyclones host Limerick Roller Derby’s Rec team for a bout [EVENT] (no FTS as rec team)
- All weekend: Taastrup, Denmark: Copenhagen Roller Derby host Europe’s First Junior Roller Derby Tournament; C.A.T. – Creatures of the Abyss! Teams from all over Europe include:[EVENT]
- Candy Snatchers, Crime City Rollers, Malmö, Sweden.
- Independent skater, Paris, France.
- Rockcity Rollers, Eindhoven, Netherlands
- DASH – Devon All Star Hitters, North Devon, United Kingdom.
- Hereford Poison Berries Junior Roller Derby, Hereford, United Kingdom.
- Evergreen Junior Roller Derby, Everett, Washington, United States.
- Blackland Teenage Terrors, Blackland Rockin’K-Rollers, Charleroi, Belgium.
- Fierce Valley Roller Cubs, Fierce Valley Roller Girls, Forth Valley, Scotland.
- Powerpuff Rollers, Luleå Roller Derby Juniors, Luleå, Sweden.
- Västsvenska Roller Derby Sällskapet, Gothenburg, Sweden.
- New Bournes, Eastbourne Roller Derby, Eastbourne, United Kingdom.
- RebelLIONS Junior Derby League, Munich, Germany.
- Lincolnshire Bombinos, Lincolnshire Bombers Roller Girls, Lincoln, United Kingdom.
- Stockholm Roller Derby – YoungSTRDs, Stockholm, Sweden.
- Dead Dragibus, Roller Derby Calaisis, Calais, France
- Troublemakers, Copenhagen Roller Derby, Copenhagen, Denmark.
In Australia and New Zealand:
- all weekend, Townsville, QLD, Australia: Towns Villains Roller Derby host the Northern Tropical Thunder Roller Derby Tournament, a seven-team, short games, event featuring: [FTS Tournament][EVENT]
- Towns Villains, the hosts
- Northern Brisbane Rollers
- Darwin Revolution
- Reef City Rollergirls
- Rural and Widespread Rollers (who still have the best logo)
- Rocky Roller Derby
- Mackay City Roller Maidens
- Friday, Newcastle, NSW, Australia: Newcastle Roller Derby League are running another of their “Viper” sessions, high-level training sessions open to all skaters (regardless of league) of the right level (and to spectating skaters of lower level). [EVENT]
- Friday, Curl Curl, NSW, Australia: Northern Beaches Roller Derby are holding an intake/”try derby” evening [EVENT]
- Friday, Windsor, NSW, Australia: Hawksbury/Hills Area Roller Derby are also holding a recruitment event, with an open training session [EVENT]
- Friday, Gladstone, QLD, Australia: Gladstone PCYC Roller Derby are hosting a “Colour Fun” Roller Disco, where bright colours are mandatory! [EVENT]
- Toowoomba, QLD, Australia: Toowoomba City Rollers host their (coed/OTA) Black v White open-subscription scrim. [EVENT]
- Bateau Bay, NSW, Australia: Bruisers Roller Derby League are hosting what seems to be a triple-header of Junior Derby bouts. Very little public detail at present. [FTS?][EVENT]
- Gold Coast, QLD, Australia: East Coast Derby Dolls host Brisbane City Rollers’ Rahmones [FTS][EVENT]
- Hamilton, New Zealand: Hellmilton Roller Ghouls host a double header, as Hellminton A (Raggity Angst) play Taranaki Rumble Bees [FTS], and Hellmilton B play Taupo’s Huka Dolls [FTS] [EVENT]
- Okinawa, Japan: Devil Dog Derby Dames are holding an open Referee Training event (also for any new would-be-refs) [EVENT]
- Sat+Sun: Palmerston North, New Zealand: Swamp City Roller Derby host 2 events in consecutive days, as part of the New Zealand national Top 10 Tournament [FTS Tournament]:
- Sunday, Wollongong, NSW, Australia: Wollongong Illawarra Roller Derby are starting their 5 week “learn to derby crash course” for interested recruits. [EVENT]
In Latin America, there’s the usual tournament and other things :):
- Buenos Aires, Argentina: 2×4 Roller Derby host a triple-header “triangular tournament”, with their Team C playing La Plata’s Chat Noir, and Desalmadas Roller Derby. [FTS 1,2,3][EVENT]
- Blumenau, Brazil: Iron Ladies Roller Derby host their third recruitment day of 2017 [EVENT]
- Sao Paulo, Brazil: the Thunder Rats Derby Squad are also holding their next recruitment event! [EVENT]
- Sunday, Porto Alegre, Brazil: Wheels of Fire Roller Derby Club are also recruiting, with an intro/try derby/recruitment event. [EVENT]
Africa and Middle East
- Cairo, Egypt: the Cairollers are holding their recruitment day, after a series of open skates and promotion events in the past few weeks. [EVENT]
- Cape Town, South Africa: Cape Town Roller Girls are hosting a “P” themed Roller Disco (attendees must dress-up as something starting with a P…). [EVENT]