Non-US/Canadian Derby Roundup: 2/3 September 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 one league hosting at home, and one away (further down this list):

  • Aberdeen: Granite City Roller Derby host a double header, as the Northern Fights play Glasgow Roller Derby [FTS], and the Fight Hawks play Team EPIC, a trans-Scotland mashup team [EVENT]
  • Dundee: Team Scotland Roller Derby are playing an open-subscription challenge team as they step up their training for the Roller Derby World Cup [EVENT]

UK

British Champs is approaching the end of the season with only playoffs left to go. As such, there are no Champs bouts this weekend.

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

  • Friday, Widnes, England: North Cheshire Victory Rollers host their Friday Fix open collaborative training, with Liverpool Coed Roller Derby [EVENT]
  • Nottingham, England: Hellfire Harlots host Track Attack, the European Tournament featuring: [FTS Tournament][EVENT]
    • Nottingham Hellfire Harlots
    • Dundee Roller Girls
    • Brussels Derby Pixies
    • Leeds Roller Derby
    • [Dundee are also listed on FTS as playing the Hell’s Belles from Hertfordshire…]
  • Sheffield, England: Sheffield Steel host a unique fundraiser, hosting a Roller Disco bootcamp, in collaboration with the Superfunk team [EVENT]
  • Swansea, Wales: Swansea City Roller Derby also host a unique Fundraiser – a traditional British sports day (with Egg-and-Spoon races etc) [EVENT]
  • Sunday, Medway, England: Apex Predators are hosting an open day / recruitment (all genders) [EVENT]
  • Sunday, Kent, England: Kent Roller Girls are hosting an open day / recruitment event [EVENT]
  • Sunday, York, England: York Minxters recruitment event starts their intake and training scheme! [EVENT]
  • Monday, Oxford: Oxford v Norfolk Brawds is listed on FTS, but is probably a closed bout? [FTS]

Europe

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

  • Friday, Copenhagen, Denmark: Copenhagen Roller Derby are holding their fresh meat recruitment event, recruiting into a 4 month intro to derby class [EVENT]
  • Friday to Sunday, Darmstadt, Germany: Riot Rollers Darmstadt host their Weekend on Wheels bootcamp, with sessions from newbies all the way through to intermediate level skaters. Coaches are drawn from the Team Germany Men’s (Psycho Crusher and Lukomotive) and Team Norway (Heidi and Pooky) rosters! [EVENT]
  • Friday, Dublin, Ireland: Boomtown Rollers are holding a Harry Potter themed quiz fundraiser [EVENT]
  • Aalborg, Denmark: Aalborg Roller Derby host an 80s themed double header – Aalborg Combat Bullies versus Norrköping B (Blockwork Orange) [FTS], and then Norrköping against Midtdanmarks Tæver (a fusion of Roskilde and O-Town (Odense) roller derby).[EVENT]
  • Paris, France: Paris Rollergirls’ Summer Workshops continue for those wanting to learn derby and join PRG [EVENT]
  • Bremen, Germany: Meatgrinders Bremen host a full evening of derby: a Sur5al tournament, followed by Roller Disco [EVENT]
  • Hannover, Germany: Demolition Derby Dolls Hannover host a double header: the hosts v Münster’s Zombie Rollergirls, a Bundesliga div 2 bout [FTS tournament]; and a men’s bout as DHR Men’s Derby take on Wirral’s Pack Animals! [FTS][EVENT]
  • Stuttgart, Germany: Stuttgart Valley are listed as playing Ruhrpott for a 1st div Bundesliga bout, but there’s no evidence outside of FTS [FTS tournament]
  • Schwarzenbach, Italy: Alp’n Rockets are hosting a recruitment day – being located in Bolzano, close to the Austrian and Swiss borders, this seems to be a trilingual event![EVENT]
  • (Sat+Sun) Stavanger, Norway: Oil City Rollers host their recruitment/open training event for those interested in the sport – there are two sessions, on Sat and Sun[EVENT]
  • Las Palmas, Spain: Las Palmas Roller Derby host a musical fundraiser, with a raffle for Sailor Jerry’s rum… [EVENT]
  • Luzern, Switzerland: the Hellveticats host Dijon’s Velvet Owls for a bout [FTS][EVENT]
  • Växjö, Sweden: Växjö Roller Derby host a recruitment event (which explicitly says they’d welcome new referees and NSOs as well as skaters) [EVENT]
  • Sunday, Mikkeli, Finland: Mikkeli Roller Derby host an open skate [EVENT]
  • Sunday, Saint-Gratien, France: Roller Derby Panthers host a recruitment event, with demonstration bout [EVENT]
  • Sunday, Rouen, France: Drakk’Arrd – Association Rouen Roller Derby host a recruitment event! [EVENT]
  • Sunday, Sarreguemines, France: Roller Derby Sarraguemines’ Mechanical Dolls are… also recruiting! [EVENT]
  • Sunday, Vicenza, Italy: Roller Derby Vicenza have a stall at the Vicenza Ramp Crew meetup, featuring (amongst other things) a beer-pong challenge system! [EVENT]
  • Sunday, Setubal, Portugal:  Almada’s Liberty Dolls, Coimbra’s Rocket Dolls, Leiria’s Black Rebels, Lisbon Grrrls Roller Derby and Lisboa Roller Derby Troopers are combining forces for a demonstration derby bout at the Festa do Avente [EVENT]
  • Monday, Erfurt, Germany: Roller Derby Erfurt are hosting a try-derby session for Recruitment [EVENT]
  • Monday, Bray, Ireland: East Coast Cyclones hold their recruitment event [EVENT]
  • Monday, Arnhem, Netherlands: Arnhem Fallen Angels hold their recruitment/open training event [EVENT]
  • Monday, Sundsvall, Sweden: Sundsvall Demolition Rollers are also hosting a derby open session / recruitment event [EVENT]
  • Monday, Borås, Sweden: Stitch City Rollers… are, yes, hosting a derby open day / recruitment [EVENT]

Pacific

In Australia and New Zealand:

  • Friday, Mount Maunganui, New Zealand: Mount Militia Derby Crew host an open scrim [EVENT]
  • Newcastle, Australia: Newcastle Roller Derby League hold round 6 of their current home teams tournament, Harbour Hellcats playing Bogey Rollers for a place in their final [EVENT]
  • Canberra, Australia: Canberra Roller Derby League host a superhero themed trivia night [EVENT]
  • Bateau Bay, Australia: Outcast Derby host a double header, as the hosts play Blue Mountains Roller Derby [FTS], followed by a coed/Open To All mashup bout [EVENT]
  • Toowoomba, Australia: Toowoomba City Rollers host a double-header, as TCR Juniors (Range Rascals) take on Coffs Coast Juniors, followed by TCR Coed/Mixed (Quad Squad) versus Coffs Coast Hot Mess  [EVENT]
  • Westbury, Tasmania: Devil State Derby League host a triple header – Van Diemen Rollers versus South Island Sirens [FTS], South Island Sirens versus Inner West Roller Derby League [FTS], and Devil State versus Inner West Roller Derby [FTS] [EVENT]
  • Wellington, New Zealand: Richter City hold their next home teams bout, as

    Comic Slams and Brutal Pageant face off [EVENT]

  • Mount Maunganui, New Zealand: Mount Militia Derby Crew host a quiz night fundraiser [EVENT]

Latin America

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

  • Friday-Sun : 2×4 Roller Derby are off to WFTDA Div 1 Playoffs (see below for the official Playoff event) [EVENT]
  • Chile: Tacones Banditos are hosting the second fixtures in Torneo X, the Chilean Roller Derby tournament.  Competing are:  [FTS Tournament][EVENT]
    • Adrenaline Roller Derby
    • Deskarriadas
    • Chillanrolleras DerbyClub
    • Roller Derby Valdivia
    • Tacones Bandidos Roller Derby
    • Diosas Volcánicas
  • (Sat+Sun) Celaya, Mexico: Roller Derby Celaya’s Delicious Wheels host the next fixtures in the National Mexican Roller Derby Tournament. [FTS Tournament][EVENT]
  • Sunday, Buenos Aires, Argentina: Sailor City Rollers are recruiting via a tryout session [EVENT]

Africa and Middle East

  • Cape Town, South Africa: Cape Town Rollergirls’ home season finale pits the

    Rev’ettes and the Storm Riders against each other for the 2017 championship! [EVENT]

International Events

  • 1-3 September, Kent, Washington, USA: Rat City host the first of WFTDA’s Division 1 Playoffs this weekend, and notably for this update, 2×4 Roller Derby represent Latin America (and Argentina) for the first time in history. [EVENT] [WFTDA TV]

 

 

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