Non-US/Canadian Derby Roundup: 16/17 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 busy schedule, at home and away:

  • Glasgow: Glasgow Roller Derby are continuing their home teams season as the Bad Omens take on the T-Wrecks [EVENT]
  • Inverness: Inverness City Roller Derby are holding the first of several try-roller-derby recruitment events [EVENT]

UK

British Champs hosts the final games of the season, as the Tier 2/3 Playoffs have arrived:

  • Sat to Sun, Stoke-on-Trent sees the Women’s Tier 2 [FTS] and Tier 3 [FTS] and Men’s Tier 3 [FTS] compete for their promotion bouts to the next tier up [EVENT]
    • Competing for promotion are:
      • Tier 2 (promote to Tier 1): Rainy City Roller Derby B, Manchester Roller Derby, London Rockin’ Rollers, and Swansea City Roller Derby
      • Tier 3 (promote to Tier 2): Granite City Roller Derby, Auld Reekie Rollergirls B, Sheffield Steel Rollergirls, Leicestershire Dolly Rockit Rollers, Rebellion Roller Derby, Norfolk Brawds, North Devon Roller Derby, and Bath Roller Derby Girls.
      • Tier 3 Men (promote to Tier 2 M): Teeside Skate Invaders, Men Behaving Derby, Oxford Men’s Roller Derby, and Dorset Knobs.

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

  • Friday, Bridgend, Wales: Bridgend Roller Derby are running their Beginners’ Bootcamp recruitment/fresh meat series [EVENT]
  • Friday, Ipswich, England: Suffolk Roller Derby are hosting an open mixed scrim [EVENT]
  • Birmingham, England: Birmingham Blitz Dames are also recruiting [EVENT]
  • Middlesbrough, England: Middlesbrough Roller Derby (recent British Champs Champions 2017) host a pre- and post-mins bootcamp, open to all genders [EVENT]
  • Newcastle, England: Newcastle Juniors and Tyne & Fear Roller Derby cohost a triple header, with Tyne & Fear A [FTS] and B [FTS] taking on Scottish National Team Power of Scotland in successive bouts, headed by Newcastle Junior Roller Derby in a home teams bout [EVENT]
  • Sunday, Brighton, England: B-Town Brawlers are hosting recruitment taster events for their open-to-all genders league [EVENT]

Europe

In Europe, there’s a lot of recruitment again (especially in Finland), and some bouts too:

  • Friday, Turku, Finland: Dirty River Roller Derby are recruiting, with an open skate event open to all genders [EVENT]
  • Friday, Grenoble, France: The Cannibal Marmots are recruiting for the 2017/8 season, with an evening session [EVENT]
  • Friday, Hamburg, Germany: Harbor Girls Hamburg / St Pauli Roller Derby are hosting a recruitment event, with the chance to try derby with kit provided [EVENT]
  • Friday, Dublin, Ireland: Dublin Roller Derby invite you to see them in Dame Court and learn about the sport. [EVENT]
  • Tournai, Belgium: the Rolling Zombie Dolls are recruiting, with kit provided for those who want to try it out [EVENT]
  • Copenhagen, Denmark: Copenhagen Roller Derby host Dundee Roller Girls for a double-header, celebrating their 8th birthday! Bout 1, Copenhagen A play Dundee A [FTS], followed by Copenhagen B versus Dundee B [FTS] [EVENT]
  • Sat and Sun: Dijon, France: [EVENT]
    • Sat: a fresh-meat recruitment and Roller Disco
    • Sun: Dijon’s Velvet Owls and La Raclée host a triple header event: Velvet Owls A+B mixed against Les Fleches Reveches of Dijon; La Raclée against Lyon Roller Derby [FTS]; the Velvet Owls against Roller Derby Mácon [FTS]
  • Lille, France: Lille Roller Girls are holding a recruitment event, with demonstrations, and kit provided [EVENT]
  • Tarbes, France: Roller Derby Tarbes’ Full Metal Punkettes host a triple header! The hosts take on Narbonne’s Head Hunters [FTS]; exhibition team the Unnamed Bitches play Vagine Regime France; and then Equipe de France Feminine play Team Spain Roller Derby [FTS]! [EVENT]
  • Erfurt, Germany: Roller Derby Erfurt are hosting a roller disco, Saturday Skatefever [EVENT]
  • Münster, Germany: The Zombie Rollergirlz are hosting another fresh meat / newbie try-derby event, with all kit provided if you sign up in advance. [EVENT]
  • Potsdam, Germany: The Prussian Fat Cats are hosting a game against Berlin’s Bear City Roller Derby C (Breaking Bears), with guest skaters on both sides making this non-regulation. [EVENT]
  • Reykjavik, Iceland: Roller Derby Iceland’s team Ragnarök play Faultline Derby Devilz (from Hollister, California) ! [FTS][EVENT]
  • Sat to Sun: Madrid, Spain: Roller Derby Madrid host a bootcamp intended to support the development of Roller Derby in Spain itself [EVENT]
  • Utrecht, Netherlands: Dom City Dolls host a double header, against Stuttgart Valley Roller Girls, A v A [FTS] and B v B [FTS] [EVENT]
  • Sunday, Jyväskylä, Finland: Jyväskylä Roller Derby are recruiting, with an open skate, open also to those who want to referee etc [EVENT]
  • Sunday, Mikkeli, Finland: Mikkeli Roller Derby are recruiting, with an open skate and beginners course following immediately after [EVENT]
  • Sunday, Seinäjoki, Finland: Seinäjoki Roller Derby host their open skate, for anyone who wants to try things out (and join the sport) [EVENT]
  • Sunday, Metz, France: The Graouwheels, Men and Metz Roller Derby league are recruiting for men to join their team. [EVENT]
  • Sunday, Reims, France: Beastie Derby Girls’ second event in their recruitment schedule – an open demonstration scrimmage [EVENT]
  • Sunday, Hamburg, Germany: Harbour Girls Hamburg Roller Derby are hosting their second Bundesliga Division 1 bout, against Cologne’s Graveyard Queens [FTS]. This event has free entry! [EVENT]
  • Sunday, Dublin, Ireland: Dublin Roller Derby, fresh from Division 2 Playoffs, host their recruitment event for new skaters [EVENT]
  • Monday, Reims, France: the final event in Beastie Derby Girls’ recruitment series, the start of the new skater training [EVENT]
  • Monday, Breda, Netherlands: Suck City Rock n Roller Dolls are hosting an open demonstration event to recruit new skaters or officials (sign up for their training course, which starts in October) [EVENT]
  • Tuesday, Reykjavik, Iceland: Roller Derby Iceland are also recruiting, with a fresh meat training courses starting Tuesday and Thursday [EVENT]

Pacific

In Australia and New Zealand there’s a bit more skating:

  • Adelaide, Australia: Adelaide Roller Derby are turning 10 years old, and are holding a “Red and Black Ball” to celebrate! [EVENT]
  • Brisbane, QLD, Australia: Northern Brisbane Rollers host Paradise City (of Gold Coast) for a bout, as the NBR Phoenix take on the visiting team [FTS][EVENT]
  • Ipswich, QLD, Australia: Brisbane City Rollers host a double header – an all-gender “Package Black v Package Red” bout (in collaboration with The Scartel, Brisbane Men’s); and then BCR Nasty Nancies versus (NSW’s) Tweed Valley Roller’s Vixens [FTS][EVENT]
  • Newcastle, NSW, Australia: Newcastle Roller Derby League host a fundraiser evening with a focus on fun (and Housie, which is apparently Australian for Bingo) [EVENT]
  • Nelson’s Bay, New Zealand: The Sirens of Smash host Christchurch’s Otautahi Roller Derby for a bout [FTS], proceeds of which go towards the Breast Cancer Foundation [EVENT]
  • Sunday, Caloundra, QLD, Australia: the Coastal Assassins are hosting a Roller Disco with an 80s theme [EVENT]
  • Sunday, Bairnsdale, VIC, Australia: Gippsland Lakes Roller Derby are recruiting via the start of their 12 week Quad Fit Skate Camp [EVENT]
  • Sunday, Campbelltown, SA, Australia: Murder City Roller Girls co-host a double header home teams with the Rockabellas Roller Derby League  (of Seaford/Gawler). Bout 1 sees Valkyrie Storm v the Dames of Hazard for MCRG; bout 2 sees the Rockabellas on track [EVENT]
  • Sunday, Melbourne, VIC, Australia: West Side Derby Dollz are recruiting with a try derby/intake evening [EVENT]
  • Sunday, Kingston, Tasmania: Convict City Roller Derby League host their open scrimmage (with two sessions for newer and more experienced skaters) [EVENT]
  • Sunday, Westbury, Tasmania: Devil State Derby League host their regular Sunday Open Scrim [EVENT]
  • Sunday, Dunedin, New Zealand: Dunedin Derby are hosting their yearly Quiz Night! [EVENT]
  • Tuesday, Launceston, Tasmania: Devil Sate Derby League are recruiting, with an “Information Night” for potential skaters [EVENT]

Latin America

In Latin America!

  • Friday to Saturday, Mar del Plata, Argentina: MD Queens are hosting an “American Fair”, as a fundraiser and also a meet-and-greet. [EVENT]
  • Monterrey, Mexico: Monterrey Roller Derby host Guadalajara’s Minervas for a bout [FTS][EVENT]
  • Recoleta, Santiago, Mexico: Adrenaline Roller Derby are hosting a fundraising food event, with standup comedy [EVENT]
  • Sunday, La Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina: La Dinastía Roller Derby host a double-header, with not every detail revealed – we know Buenos Aires’ N.E.R.D. are attending, and that the bouts are a “C” and a “B” bout, but little else. [FTS when we know more][EVENT]
  • Sunday, São Paulo, Brazil: Thunder Rats Derby Squad host Rio de Janeiro’s Sugar Loathe Roller Derby for a friendly bout. [EVENT]

Africa and Middle East

  • Abu Dhabi, UAE: Abu Dhabi Roller Derby are hosting a “fun skate night” for anyone who wants to come and have fun on skates. [EVENT]

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