Non-US/Canadian Derby Roundup: 28/29th October Edition

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, there’s derby in Scotland – but also some down south in England:

  • Friday, Dundee: Dundee Roller Girls host the Halloween Spooktacular edition of their Open Mixed Scrims, open to all gender expressions. [EVENT]
  • Friday, Edinburgh: Lothian Derby Dolls are also hosting a Halloween (fancy dress optional) scrim! [EVENT]
  • Friday, Inverness: Inverness City Roller Derby host their Halloween Pub Quiz [EVENT]
  • Aberdeen: Granite City Roller Derby host a double-header [EVENT]
    • Fight Hawks (GCRD B) versus New Town Roller Girls (Livingston) [FTS]
    • Northern Fights (GCRD A) versus The World (open subscription team)
  • Inverness: Inverness City Roller Derby host the 4th of their “Get Your Skates On” open skate sessions to allow people to try out derby [EVENT]
  • Sunday, Cumbernauld: Voodoo Roller Derby (rebranded from Voodoo Roller Dollies) are holding a fresh meat recruitment hosted by Rock N Roller[EVENT]

UK

With Halloween providing an excuse, there’s a ton of derby in the UK (and a very special Bootcamp):

  • Friday, Newham, England: London Rockin’ Rollers host Sync-y Boots – an anything-goes lip sync battle [EVENT]
  • (Fri to Sun) York, England: Rule56 and York Minxters Roller Derby are hosting the Summernotsummer Bootcamp, a three-day minimum skills focussed bootcamp with [EVENT]
    • Coaching from Rainy City Roller Derby / Team England’s Missy Rascal
    • WFTDA Minimum Skills assessment + feedback from Rule56
    • personal practice time and feedback from coaches
    • skate maintenance + rules discussions
      • skate sizing party with kit and support from 5th Blocker Skates [EVENT]
  • Birmingham, England: Central City Rollergirls host a B-teams tournament, Fantastic B-teams And Where To Find Them, featuring [FTS?][EVENT]:
    • Whippin’ Hinnies (Newcastle B)
    • Dublin Roller Derby C
    • Brussels Derby Pixies B
    • Central City Roller Derby B
  • Ipswich, England: Suffolk Roller Derby host a Halloween themed double header [EVENT]
    • mixed coed/Open To All bout
    • Suffolk Roller Derby Women versus Kent Knightmares (B) [FTS]
  • Harrogate, England: Spa Town Roller Derby are hosting an Alice In Wonderland themed scrim/tourney, with 4 teams playing 30 minute games. [EVENT]
    • Teams are: Alice, Mad Hatters, Cheshire Cat, Red Queen
  • Hereford, England: Hereford Roller Derby host a Halloween double header, also celebrating the 18th birthday of one of their newest skaters [EVENT]
    • (Juniors) Gruesome Ghouls v Shrieking Spooks
    • Hereford Roller Derby versus Roller Derby Leicester [FTS]
  • Hull, England: Deathrow Hull’s Inmates on Skates play Wakefield’s Wakey Wheeled Cats’ Trinity Rollers (B) [FTS][EVENT], followed by a roller disco.
  • Leeds, England: Leeds Roller Derby crown their 10 Years of Derby in Leeds week with the reveal of their new logo and uniform, and a double header: [EVENT]
    • Leeds A versus Vagine Regime UK [FTS]
    • Leeds B versus Hulls Angels Roller Derby [FTS]
  • Newcastle, England: Durham City Rolling Angels host their Halloween triple-header [EVENT][more details in our Doonhame feature here]
    • Spooky cherry popper (female identifying skaters, mins-passed/mins-minus-laps-on appeal)
    • Doom Angels (Doonhame Roller Derby [Dumfries]+Durham City Rolling Angels) versus The World (intermediate – 5 to 10 games)
    • Tyne Invaders (Tyne & Fear (Newcastle) + Teeside Skate Invaders) versus The World (advanced, coed/open to all)
  • Swansea, Wales: Reaper Roller Derby is hosting a Halloween Roller Skate [EVENT]
  • Sunday, Birmingham, England: Team West Indies host a triple header round-robin against Vagine Regime UK, and “Nameless Power Team”, an exhibition team representing high-level skaters across the UK and Ireland [EVENT]
  • Sunday, Sheffield, England: Sheffield Steel Rollergirls and Sheffield Steel Juniors host a Halloween themed double-header: [EVENT]
    • Juniors: The Smashing Pumpkids versus The Dino-gore Juniors
    • Sheffield “HORRORbelles” versus Nottingham Zom-Bs [FTS]
  • Sunday, Cwmbran, Wales: Riot City Ravens host a men’s + women’s derby double header, [EVENT]
    • Riot City Ravens v Bristol Bees (Bristol B) [FTS]
    • Bridgend Roller Derby Men v Bristol Men [FTS]
  • Tuesday, Sheffield, England: Sheffield Steel host their regular MegaScrim, an open scrim with limited (10) spaces for outside skaters. [EVENT]

Europe

In Europe, the slow season has definitely come to an end, as the French Nationale 2017/8 starts up, along with other bouts across the entirety of Europe, including the start of Sweden’s Division 1 Seriespel, and more German Bundesliga bouts:

  • Friday, Gothenburg, Sweden: Dock City Rollers are running their regular Open Skate – a chance for established skaters to try things out, and the interested to just see what roller derby is all about [EVENT]
  • Kajaani, Finland: Ruin City Rollers is holding an open day / try derby recruitment day for anyone interested in joining the sport. [EVENT]
  • (sat+sun) Belfort, France: the Knee Breakers on Wheels host two bouts on two days [EVENT]
    • (Sat)Knee Breakers versus Voodoo Vixens (Grand Besançon) [FTS]
    • (Sun)Knee Breakers versus Les Simones (Orléans) [FTS]
  • (sat+sun) Lille, France: Roller Derby Lille host the start of the 2017/8 French Championships, Division 2: [FTS Tournament][EVENT]
    • Nasty Pêcheresses [Montreuil] VS Gueuses de Pigalle [Paris]
    • Baronnes Von Schlass [Lille B] VS Panthers Miaou [Saint-Gratien B]
    • Rolling Candies [Amiens] VS Black Tagada [Calais]
    • Panthers Miaou VS Gueuses de Pigalle
    • Baronnes Von Schlass VS Black Tagada
  • (sat+sun) Clermont-Ferrand, France: the Auver’Niaks host the other first bouts in the 2017/8 French National Championshops, Division 2: [FTS Tournament][EVENT]
    • Black Crows [Castres] VS Bones Breakers [Nîmes]
    • Auver’Niaks VS Head Hunters [Narbonne]
    • Bones Breakers VS Criminal Nurses [Aubenas]
    • Black Crows VS Head Hunters
    • Auver’Niaks VS Criminal Nurses
  • Toulouse, France: Roller Derby Toulouse host a B teams double-header [EVENT]
    • Blocka Nostra (Toulouse Womens B) versus All Blocks (Bordeaux) [FTS]
    • Barons Cathares (Toulouse Mens B) versus S.T.Y.X. (Bordeaux Men) [FTS]
  • Karlsruhe, Germany: the RockArollers are hosting a triple-header, with two Bundesliga Div 2 bouts, followed by national teams! [EVENT]
    • Bundesliga Div 2: Bembel Town Rollergirls (Frankfurt) versus Barockcity Rollerderby (Ludwigsburg) [FTS Tournament]
    • Bundesliga Div 2: RockArollers (Karlsruhe) versus Demolition Derby Dolls (Hannover) [FTS Tournament]
    • Team Germany versus Team Switzerland [FTS]
  • Potsdam, Germany: the Prussian Fat Cats are running the first session of their Autumn NSOs School [EVENT]
  • Reykjavík, Iceland: Roller Derby Iceland’s Ragnarök take on Oulu, Finland’s Shitty Village B-Pol, on election day in Iceland! [FTS][EVENT]
  • Eindhoven, Netherlands: RockCity Rollers are hosting a halloween scrimmage with open subscription [EVENT]
  • Stavanger, Norway: Oil City Rollers host their first ever event, and it’s a triple header! [EVENT]
    • Oil City Rollers v Tiger City Beasts (Oslo) [FTS]
    • Arctic Roller Derby (Tromsø) v Tiger City Beasts [FTS]
    • Oil City Rollers v Arctic Roller Derby [FTS]
      • Volunteers to help with the event can sign up [HERE]
  • (sat+sun) Stockholm, Sweden: The Royal Swedish Army host the start of 2017/8 Swedish Seriespel Div 1 [FTS Tournament][EVENT]
    • Royal Army V Örebro Roller Derby
    • Ume Radical Rollers V Västerås Roller Derby
    • Ume Radical Rollers V Jackdaw City Rollers (Uppsala)
    • Royal Army V Västerås Roller Derby
  • Sunday, Namur, Belgium: Namur Roller Girls + Namur Glorious Basterds are hosting a bout with almost no public details [EVENT]
  • Sunday, (Merignac)Bordeaux, France: SAM/All Blocks Roller Derby host a triple header! [EVENT]
    • All Blocks (Bordeaux A) versus Paris Rollergirls B [FTS]
    • STYX (Bordeaux Men) versus Unnamed Basterds (French Exhibition team)
    • Spring Blocks (Bordeaux B) versus Brain Damage (Angoulême) [FTS]
  • Sunday, Creil, France: Knock’n’Roll Cannibals host a double-header [EVENT]
    • Knock’n’Roll Cannibals versus Succubes (Chapet) [FTS]
    • Les Bonhommes (Rennes Men) versus Les Damnés (Chapet Men) [FTS]
  • Sunday, Strasbourg, France: Hell’s Ass Derby Girls host a triple header [EVENT]
    • Les Encourneuses (Strasbourg B+Sarreguemines) versus Bananas Clit (Mâcon)
    • Les Menneles (Strasbourg Men) versus Bandits Machos (Mâcon Men) [FTS]
    • Hell’s Ass Derby Girls (Strasbourg A) versus Roller Derby Metz Club A [FTS]
  • Sunday, Freiburg, Germany: Blockforest Roller Girls are hosting Basel’s Rhine Rebels for a bout [FTS][EVENT]
  • Sunday, Hamburg, Germany: St Pauli Roller Girls are hosting an information session about their Junior Roller Derby course and training, for anyone interested in signing up. [EVENT]
  • Sunday, Rome, Italy: She-Wolves Roller Derby are running a fresh meat recruitment day [EVENT]
  • Sunday, Rome, Italy: in the evening, the She Wolves are hosting a fundraising dinner to celebrate the award winning work of photographers Laura Fazzi and Giorgio Guastella documenting their league. Service will be provided by league members, on skates! [EVENT]
  • Sunday, Rotterdam, Netherlands: Rotterdam Roller Derby host a double header [EVENT]
    • Death Row Honeys [Rotterdam] versus Holy Wheels Menace [Liege] [FTS]
    • Killer Bees [Rotterdam B] versus Arnhem Fallen Angels [FTS]
  • Sunday, Barcelona, Spain: Barcelona Roller Derby is hosting their yearly outdoor skate “race”, [EVENT]

Pacific

In Australia and New Zealand there’s, as elsewhere, a ton of Halloween themed things – discos, bouts and home-teams finals:

  • Friday, New Plymouth, New Zealand: Taranaki Roller Corps is holding a Skate Spooktacular Halloween Roller disco, with costumes and time for pre-teens skaters to have the track to themselves [EVENT]
  • Newcastle, NSW, Australia: Newcastle Roller Derby League are holding their home teams grand final – and since all three teams are tied on points, they’re playing 3 short games to decide it! [EVENT]
  • Newcastle, NSW, Australia: Newcastle Roller Derby League are also hosting a Skate Victoria Coaching Accreditation Course all day [EVENT]
  • Katherine, NT, Australia: Katherine Derby Dolls are hosting a Halloween Roller Disco [EVENT]
  • Brisbane, QLD, Australia: Northern Brisbane Rollers are hosting their end of year double header, with two mixed bouts [EVENT]
    • “Gangsta Style” – Brisbane City Rollers + Sun State Roller Girls (Brisbane) versus Coastal Assassins Roller Derby (Sunshine Coast) + Northern Brisbane Rollers
    • “Fire v Ice” – East Coast Derby Dolls (Gold Coast) and Northern Brisbane Rollers B
  • Campbelltown, SA, Australia: Murder City Roller Girls are hosting their home teams final, with Valkyrie Storm facing the Slamazons for the cup [EVENT]
  • Levin, New Zealand: Whenua Fatales host their last game of the year, against New Plymouth’s Taranaki Rumble Bees (plus some “fiends”) [FTS?][EVENT]
  • Rotorua, New Zealand: Sulphur City Steam Rollers host a Halloween themed “Spooktacular” around their next New Zealand Top 10 bout, facing Whangarei’s Northland Nightmares [FTS Tournament][EVENT]
  • Timaru, New Zealand: Timaru Roller Derby host a Halloween themed home teams bout with the Zombie Squad playing the Night Lurkers [EVENT]
  • Waipapa, New Zealand: Peowairangi Roller Derby League host a Halloween Roller Disco [EVENT]
  • Sunday, Adelaide, SA, Australia: Light City Derby are hosting the Rockabellas (Seaford/Mt Barker) against their new Intermediate Sabres team (Open/B team) [FTS][EVENT]
  • Sunday, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia: Devil State Derby League are running their regular Sunday Open Scrim, open to all insured skaters and leagues. [EVENT]
  • Sunday, Christchurch, New Zealand: Otautahi Roller Derby are hosting their regular open scrimmage for anyone who wants to join in [EVENT]
  • Monday, Christchurch, New Zealand: Otautahi Roller Derby are also hosting a Halloween quiz night fundraiser [EVENT]

Latin America

In Latin America, Las Días del Muertos also brings out the special bouts and parties:

  • Thursday, Puerto Montt, Chile: Diosas Volcanicas are holding what looks like a raffle in order to fundraise to help them attend the Torneo X Roller Derby 2017 in Santiago[EVENT]
  • Friday, San José, Costa Rica: Dark Side Roller Girls are hosting a Halloween Roller Party / Disco to raise funds for Selección National de Roller Derby Costa Rica (the Costa Rican national team) attending the Roller Derby World Cup in Greater Manchester. [EVENT]
  • Friday, Leon, Mexico: Negras Roller Derby face Amarillas Roller Derby (both of Leon) as part of their involvement in Motofiesta 2017 [FTS][EVENT]
  • (Sat+Sun) Bahía Blanca, Argentina: Brujas Roller Girls host the Cuadrangular Embrujado, a 4 team tournament, [EVENT][FTS Tournament]
    • Kamikazes Roller Derby (Berazategui)
    • Barderas Insurrectas Roller Derby (Neuquén)
    • Brujas Roller Girls (Bahía Blanca)
    • Hijas de Pantano (Zapala)
    • Royal C (Sailor City Rollers C, Mar Del Plata)
    • Plus Coed/OTA Exhibition, Zombies versus Brujxs
  • San Joaquín, Santiago, Chile: Adrenaline Roller Derby host a Fiesta de las Derby Muertos! [EVENT]
  • Santiago, Chile: Adrenaline are also the hosts for the 4th fixture for the Chilean Torneo X tournament [EVENT]
    • Deskarriadas (Osorno) versus Tacones Banditos (Viña del Mar)
    • Cuello Negro (Valdivia) versus Diosas Volcanicas (Puerto Varas/Puerto Montt)
    • Adrenaline (Santiago) versus Chillanrolleras (Chillan)
    • Cuello Negro verus Tacones Banditos
    • Diosas Volcanicas versus Deskarriadas
  • Leon, Mexico: Felinas Roller Derby face Celaya’s Delicious Wheels as part of their involvement in Motofiesta 2017. [FTS][EVENT]
  • Puebla, Mexico: Furias Negras Roller Derby are holding a costumed skating competition – best costume out on the streets gets a prize. [EVENT]
  • Toluca, Mexico: Atomicas Roller Derby host a home-teams bout, Verde v Negro, for Halloween [EVENT]
  • Sunday, Buenos Aires, Argentina: 2×4 Roller Derby host a double header [EVENT]
    • Las Pibas (2×4 B) versus N.E.R.D (Buenos Aires) [FTS]
    • Team OSOM (2×4 A) versus Sailor City Rollers (Buenos Aires) [FTS]
  • Sunday, São Paulo, Brazil: Ladies of Helltown are hosting a Halloween themed bout, with a signup form to join either mixed team – Hockus Stoppus or Trick or Hits [EVENT]
  • Sunday, Queretaro, Mexico: Queretaro Roller Derby host the Torneo Calavera Queretaro, featuring: [FTS Tournament][EVENT]
    • Delicious Wheels (Celaya)
    • Felinas (León)
    • Lobas (Puebla)
    • Nymerias (Queretaro)
    • Ravens (Queretaro)
    • plus men’s bout, Crows (Queretaro) versus Bastardos (San Luis Potosí)
  • Late Addition: Hidalgo, Mexico: Roller Derby Hidalgo are hosting Pachuca’s Medusas against Humuhumunukunukuapua Roller Derby of Mexico city. (no Facebook Event, just an image… ) [FTS][EVENT]

Africa and Middle East

And in Africa, there’s a Sevens tournament!

  • Friday, Cape Town, South Africa: Cape Town Roller Girls are hosting a Derby Sevens tournament, 3 mixed teams in a round-robin format and a final winners bout [EVENT]

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