Non-US/Canadian Derby Roundup: 9/10 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 a quiet time:

  • Dundee sees a weekend of British Roller Sports Federation Coaching courses, with the Level 1 course on Saturday, and the Level 2 on Sunday. [Link via Power of Scotland]

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:

  • Blackpool, England: Blackpool Roller Derby host a double header,  with Blackpool playing North Wales Roller Derby B (the Zom-Bs) [FTS], followed by Furness Firecrackers (of Barrow in Furness) against Leeds Roller Derby B[FTS] [EVENT]
  • Liverpool, England: Liverpool Roller Birds are hosting an open scrimmage, with two scrim sessions, one against LRB A, and one against LRB B [EVENT]
  • Swansea, Wales: Bridgend Roller Derby are hosting a double header – the hosts v Birmingham B [FTS], followed by a coed/Open to All scrim [EVENT]
  • Sunday, Northwich, England: North Cheshire Victory Rollers are holding a recruitment event, explicitly for skaters, referees and NSOs [EVENT]
  • Sunday, Mansfield, England: Mansfield Roller Derby are holding a recruitment event into their training course, again explicitly recruiting skaters, referees and NSOs. [EVENT]
  • Monday, Southampton, England: Southampton City Rollers host a recruitment as the start of their fresh meat training course. [EVENT]

Europe

In Europe, there’s a lot going on, but one very large thing to mention first:

  • Friday to Sunday, Malmö, Sweden: the first ever WFTDA Division 1 Playoffs to be hosted outside the Americas, hosted by Malmö’s Crime City Rollers – and also featuring Helsinki Roller Derby, Kallio Rolling Rainbow (also of Helsinki), Oldham’s Rainy City Roller Derby, Stockholm Roller Derby, and, of course, London Rollergirls, rounding out the full set of European teams in Division 1 this year. The #1 seed for this Playoffs is New York’s Gotham Girls Roller Derby [EVENT][WFTDA.TV]
  • Friday, Kuopio, Finland: Kuopio Roller Derby are hosting a recuirtment/learn derby evening, with open training and practice, also allowing signup for their training course. [EVENT]
  • Friday, Le Havre, France: Roller Derby Le Havre host an open evening for recruitment, with time for questions and demonstrations, and open practice [EVENT]
  • Friday, Barcelona, Spain: Barcelona Roller Derby host their tryouts and recruitment session as well, with pre-registration required. [EVENT]
  • Brussels, Belgium: Brussels Derby Pixies host a bout as part of “Relais pour la Vie” [Relay for Life], a fundraising event for cancer research, as their B team, Atomium Kittens, take on Namur B [FTS][EVENT]
  • Uzès, France: Les Marto-Killeuses host a recruitment day [EVENT]
  • Lens, France: Les Gueules Noires have a stall at the city “Village des Associations” (community associations fair) for information and recruitment [EVENT]
  • Paris, France: La Boucherie de Paris are holding their next recruitment session [EVENT]
  • The Hague, Netherlands: The Parliament of Pain have turned 6 recently, and are holding an open, open to all (all gender) scrimmage to celebrate – with random rule changes to make things interesting. [EVENT]
  • Zaragoza, Spain: The Sicarias del Cierzo are holding an “initiation week”, apparently starting on Saturday [EVENT]
  • Sunday, Namur, Belgium: Namur Roller Girls are hosting a recruitment event [EVENT]
  • Sunday, Joensuu, Finland: Joensuu Roller Derby hold the first of two “trial sessions” for those interested in joining the team (also open to NSOs and referees) [EVENT]
  • Sunday, Harjavalta, Finland: Pori Rolling Brigade host an open skate for those interested in learning derby [EVENT]
  • Sunday, Orléans, France: Orléans Roller Derby are also running a recruitment stall, and on-street skaters, as part of the city’s “Rentreé en fête” for local associations. [EVENT]
  • Sunday, Lille, France: Lille Roller Derby are also holding a recruitment evening, with multiple sessions. [EVENT]
  • Sunday, Vence, France: Roller Derby Metz Club are, yes, holding a recruitment evening! [EVENT]
  • Sunday, Marseille, France: Roller Derby Club Marseille have a stall at Marseille’s equivalent of the “Festivals of Associations” in other French cities [EVENT]
  • Sunday, Saintes, France: The Holy Terrors are… holding a recruitment evening [EVENT]
  • Sunday, Dresden, Germany: Roller Derby Dresden’s new skater training course begins, including for officials [EVENT]
  • Sunday, Bilbao, Spain: Bilbo Roller Derby are holding their own recruitment evening [EVENT]
  • Monday, Zaragoza, Spain: Sicarias de Cierzo’s initiation week starts properly with a training session at the Skating rink [and then continues on Wednesday] [EVENT]

Pacific

In Australia and New Zealand there’s a bit more skating, as there’s two whole tournaments, and both Japan and China have more outreach events:

  • Friday, Burleigh Heads, QLD, Australia: Paradise City Roller Derby hold a meet-and-greet for those interested in knowing more about Roller Derby. [EVENT]
  • Friday, Gladstone, QLD,  Australia: Gladstone PCYC host a Superhero themed Roller Disco [EVENT]
  • Friday, Tokyo, Japan: every Friday, Kamikaze Badass Roller Derby hold their training session, and are always actively recruiting… [EVENT]
  • Bateau Bay, Australia: The East Region Season Finals see teams from across New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory compete for a showdown between the Northern and South/Central regions.  [FTS Tournament when schedule published][EVENT]
    Featuring:

    • Port Macquarie’s Breakwall Brawlers
    • Western Sydney Rollers’ Boutlaws (Penrith)
    • Northern Beaches Roller Girls’ Sirens
    • Varsity Derby League’s The Rogue Scholars (Canberra)
    • Maitland Roller Derby’s Junkyard Jerks
    • Wollongong Illawarra Roller Derby’s  Steel City Derby Dolls
    • Outcast Derby’s Demons (Bateau Bay)
    • Canberra Roller Derby’s Vice City Betamax
    • and a pair of elite teams made from MVPs.
  • Hutt Valley, New Zealand: HuttValleyVanguard host New Zealand’s first ever coed/OTA international roller derby tournament, Clash of Enormous Destruction! [FTS Tournament when schedule published][EVENT].
    Featuring the following teams:

    • Hutt Valley Vanguard
    • Kingston City Roller Derby (Australia)
    • West Coast Bombers (Whanganui)
    • Team Crazy Legs (Nationwide, representing mental health issues)
    • Richter City Roller Derby Mash up (Wellington)
    • Prime Cuts (Nationwide, over 40’s)
  • Sunday, Osborne, Australia: Light City Derby host a home teams double header – a juniors bout with Lil Adelaide Rollers; and then Light City’s Medic Mayhem versus Galactic Guardians [EVENT]
  • Sunday, Muswellbrook, NSW, Australia: Muswellbrook and Districts Roller Derby League host an “Officials Development Clinic” [EVENT] followed by a pair of open scrimmage – a rookie scrim, followed by a coed/mixed gender scrim [EVENT] at which the officials can put into practice their learning.
  • Sunday, Wellington, New Zealand: Richter City are recruiting with the start of their fresh meat course [EVENT]
  • Sunday, Timaru, New Zealand: Timaru Roller Derby have an slightly unusual fundraiser, allowing you to sign up for a “pinup photoshoot”, with full makeover and fizzy wine. [EVENT]
  • Monday, Okinawa, Japan: For September 11th, Devil Dog Derby Dames are hosting a blood drive [EVENT]
  • Tuesday, Shanghai, China: Shanghai Roller Derby are hosting their second ever recruitment day [EVENT]

Latin America

In Latin America, there’s not much we’re aware of, although there’s a big bootcamp!

  • São Paulo, Brazil: Ladies of Hell Town are hosting an all-weekend Referee Clinic and Bootcamp, featuring Bogotá Bone Breakers’ (and Team Colombia’s) Kitsch as guest coach, and WFTDA Level 2 Referee Dense Supertramp as guest officials coach. [EVENT]

Africa and Middle East

  • There are no events in this region we are aware of.

International Events

  • See Europe for the biggest international event this weekend.
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