Non-US/Canadian Derby Roundup: 26/27 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).  (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 a bunch of stuff happening (and one team doing international things, which you can find at the bottom of this article):

  • Friday (and Sunday), Aberdeen: Granite City Brawlers host a series of taster / tryout sessions for anyone wanting to join Aberdeen’s Open-To-All team [EVENT]
  • Blackburn (West Lothian): New Town Roller Girls host their “Sheroes v Slamazons” open-subscription women’s derby bout [EVENT]
  • Sunday, Elgin: Helgin Roller Derby are having a try derby/recruitment day [EVENT]
  • Monday, Dundee: Dundee Roller Girls host another of their semi-regular Late ‘n’ Lite Referee and NSO Bootcamps – this one focussing on communication. [EVENT]

UK

British Champs is approaching the end of the season, with only the Tier 2 North, thanks to a postponed game, with fixtures remaining, outside playoffs:

  • Birmingham, England sees the last fixtures in the Tier 1, as hosts Birmingham Blitz Dames, and Leeds Roller Derby, both play London B, the Brawl Saints, and Bristol Roller Derby take on current-table-toppers Middlesbrough Roller Derby [FTS Tournament][EVENT]

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

  • Friday, Widnes, England: North Cheshire Victory Rollers and Liverpool Coed Roller Derby join forces to offer a collaborative open session [EVENT]
  • Herne Bay, Kent, England: Kent Roller Girls host Cartoonapalooza, a rookie women’s Roller Derby Sevens tournament [EVENT]
  • Oldham/Manchester, England: Rainy City Roller Derby B, the Tender Hooligans, host Finland’s Kallio Rolling Rainbow B [FTS][EVENT]
  • Sunday, Durham, England: Durham City Rolling Angels are holding a recruitment day [EVENT]
  • Sunday, Brighton, England: Brighton Rockers Roller Derby are hosting their own Sevens tournament! [EVENT]
  • Sunday, Cardiff, Wales: Tiger Bay Brawlers host an open scrim for Cardiff Pride [EVENT]

Europe

In Europe, there’s a lot of end-of-season recruitment going on:

  • Montreuil, France: Les Nasty Pecheresses are holding a recruitment event [EVENT]
  • Berlin, Germany: Berlin Rollergirls and Bear City Roller Derby host another double-header, as Berlin Rollergirls take on Leipzig’s Riot Rockets in a Bundesliga Division 3 bout [FTS Tournament], followed by Bear City C (the Breaking Bears) playing Prague’s Hard Breaking Dolls [FTS][EVENT]
  • Darmstadt, Germany: Riot Rollers Darmstadt are holding a “try derby” day [EVENT]
  • Ruhrpott, Germany: RuhrPott Roller Girls host a Bundesliga Division 1 bout against Roller Derby Dresden [FTS Tournament][EVENT]
  • Munich, Germany: Munich Rolling Rebels are also recruiting [EVENT]
  • Gothenburg, Sweden: Dock City Rollers are holding their recruitment day too! [EVENT]
  • Rimini, Italy: Rimini’s Stray Beez invite you to a summer workout on the beach. [EVENT]
  • Albino, Italy: Bergamo’s Crimson Vipers invite you to Rock Me All Night Long, a rock music fundraiser [EVENT]
  • (sat+sun) Copenhagen, Denmark: Copenhagen Roller Derby are holding their free “try derby” / tryouts weekend, for both Juniors and Adults [EVENT]
  • Sunday, Paris, France: Les Gueuses de Pigalle hold their recruitment day [EVENT]
  • Sunday, Namur, Belgium: Namur Roller Derby host a “friends and family day” for recruitment and outreach [EVENT]
  • Sunday, Dresden, Germany: Roller Derby Dresden are recruiting into their training course [EVENT]
  • Sunday, Norrköping, Sweden: Norrköping Roller Derby are… yes, recruiting, with a try out day[EVENT]
  • Sunday, Bern, Switzerland: Bern’s Bonebreakers Roller Derby are doing the populat thing this weekend, and holding a recruitment/tryout day [EVENT]
  • Sunday, Galway, Ireland: Galway City Roller Derby hold an open skate day [EVENT]

Pacific

In Australia and New Zealand:

  • Friday, Windsor, NSW, Australia: Hawksbury/Hills Area Roller Derby are recruiting with an open day [EVENT]
  • (sat+sun) Melbourne, Australia: Kingston City Rollers host the 2017 United Roller Derby Playoffs, a 16 team, 2 division event running the whole weekend [FTS Tournament][EVENT]
  • Sydney, NSW, Australia: Hawksbury/Hills Area Roller Derby are also at the 2017 Blacktown City Sportsfest, where they’ll be involved in a roller derby demo [EVENT]
  • Yeppoon, QLD, Australia: Yeppoon Roller Derby are hosting Rocky Roller Derby’s Beef City Brawlers [FTS][EVENT]
  • Auckland, New Zealand: fresh from WFTDA Division 2 Playoffs, Pirate City Rollers host a double header: a juniors bout debuting their new Juniors team (the Scallywags); followed by PCR Broadside Brawlers versus Mount Militia’s B Company [FTS][EVENT]
  • Palmerston North, New Zealand: Swamp City Roller Derby host Rotorua’s Sulphur City Steam Rollers for a bout as part of the New Zealand Top 10 Tournament [FTS Tournament][EVENT]
  • Campbelltown, SA, Australia: Murder City Roller Derby host their 5th bout of their home teams series, as the Slamazons play Valkyrie Storm [EVENT]
  • Albany, WA, Australia: Albany Roller Derby League’s Great Southern Breakers take on Margaret River’s Cabernet Savages [FTS][EVENT]
  • Napier, New Zealand: Bay City Rollers host a double header, as their B-team Twisted Sisters play the West Coast Bombers [FTS], and their Iron Maidens take on Auckland Roller Derby League, a New Zealand Top 10 Tournament bout [FTS Tournament][EVENT]
  • Sunday, Westbury, Tasmania: Devil State Derby League host an open-scrim for all mins passed skaters [EVENT]
  • Sunday, Otautahi, New Zealand: Otautahi Roller Derby host their regular open scrimmage, open to all mins-passed skaters [EVENT]
  • Sunday, Okinawa, Japan: Devil Dog Derby Dames host a disco v rock’n’roll themed home teams bout [EVENT]

Latin America

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

  • Queretaro, Mexico: Queretaro Roller Derby host the first leg of the official Mexican Roller Derby Championships, over the weekend [FTS Tournament][EVENT]
  • Sunday, Buenos Aires, Argentina: 2×4 roller Derby are hosting a fundraising party to raise travel costs to attend WFTDA Division 1 Playoffs in Seattle (and to see 2×4’s Team OSOM off, as well). [EVENT]
  • Sunday, La Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina: Chat Noir bring you a double header, as the hosts take on Fawkes Roller Derby [FTS] and Alianza Rebelde play Buenos Aires Roller Derby [FTS] [EVENT]
  • Sunday, São Paulo, Brazil: Ladies of Hell Town are hosting Meatmachine (of the Mato Grosso do Sul region) for a double header – one bout without contact, and one with! [EVENT]
  • Sunday, Porto Alegre, Brazil: Wheels of Fire Roller Club hold their second recruitment day of the season [EVENT]
  • Sunday, Lima, Peru: Toxic Lima Roller Derby host another home-teams event, as Terror de la Selva play Furia Marina [EVENT]

Africa and Middle East

  • There are no events here to our knowledge this weekend.

International Events

 

 

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