Non-US/Canadian Derby Roundup: 11/12th November 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, the highlight of the Scottish events is Helgin’s bootcamp event!:

  • Elgin: Helgin Roller Derby are hosting a min-skilled passed bootcamp run by Team Scotland Roller Derby + Auld Reekie Roller Girls’ Rosie Peacock [EVENT]
  • Inverness: Inverness City Roller Derby host the 5th of their “Get Your Skates On” free training sessions [EVENT]
  • Livingston: New Town Roller Girls are 6 years old, and they’re celebrating with a birthday bash [EVENT]

UK

With the UK season now heading towards Christmas, there’s a more relaxed feel about many of the fixtures this weekend.:

  • Thursday, Newcastle, England: Newcastle Roller Girls run the first of their free Thursday taster sessions for those interested in Roller Derby [EVENT]
  • Friday, Croydon, England: Croydon Roller Derby host their open beginners training session for anyone who wants a taste of derby [EVENT]
  • Friday, Milton Keynes, England: The Concrete Cows host their regular Friday Night Mixed open scrim [EVENT]
  • Friday, Newcastle, England: Newcastle Roller Girls host a triple-header of home teams action, with War Lasses, Blue Star Bruisers and Toon Raiders playing for the cup [EVENT]
  • Friday, Oldham, England: Rainy City Roller Derby also have a new-skater night [EVENT]
  • Liverpool, England: Liverpool Roller Birds host a standup comedy fundraiser evening [EVENT]
  • Oldham, England: The Knights of Oldham invite skaters to their open men’s derby scrim [EVENT] CANCELLED
  • Oldham, England: After the above is cleaned up, Rainy City Roller Derby B host Bristol Roller Derby for a bout [FTS][EVENT]
  • Nottingham, England: Nottingham Roller Derby hosts a triple header of derby [EVENT]
    • Nottingham Roller Girls B v Lincolnshire Bombers B [FTS]
    • Super Smash Brollers (Nottingham Men) v East Anglo Smacksons (East Anglia Men) [FTS]
    • Nottingham Roller Girls v Halifax Bruising Banditas [FTS]
  • Bridgend, Wales: Bridgend Roller Derby host a Referee bootcamp run by Judge Redd and Chaz Tizer, including scrim time (with open subscription for those scrims) [EVENT]
  • Sunday, Grimsby, England: Grimsby Roller Derby host a double header, [EVENT]
    • Brothers Grim (Grimsby Men) versus Gents in Pink (exhib) [FTS]
    • Grim Reavers (Grimsby) versus Spa Town Roller Derby (Harrogate) [FTS]
  • Sunday, Northampton, England: Vendetta Vixens host an open mixed-level scrim [EVENT]
  • Sunday, Norwich, England: Mustard City Rollers host a coed/open to all double header [EVENT]
    • opening rookie game
    • Mustard City Rollers (Norwich) versus The Southern Alliance (exhib)
  • Sunday, Penarth, Wales: South Wales Silures host a coed/open to all Scrim, open to all mins-passed skaters (this was rescheduled from a week previous) [EVENT]

Europe

In Europe, the 2017/8 series continues to pick up, as Finnish, French, German and Swedish national tournaments all have bouts, along with two separate tournaments in addition!

  • Friday, Stuttgart, Germany: Stuttgart Valley Rollergirls host their open training / recruitment event [EVENT]
  • Vienna, Austria: Vienna Roller Derby host the first ever National Teams event in Austria, as Team Austria, Switzerland and Germany play in a round-robin tournament [FTS 1,2,3] [EVENT]
  • Namur, Belgium: Namur Roller Girls host the first ever Skate Around Tournament, an international WFTDA-Sanctioned tournament featuring: [FTS Tournament][EVENT]
    • Albany All-Stars (NY, USA)
    • Amsterdam Roller Derby
    • La Boucherie de Paris
    • Namur Roller Girls
    • Roller Derby Madrid
    • Royal Windsor Rollergirls
  • Copenhagen, Denmark: Copenhagen Roller Derby host a double header event [EVENT]
    • Copenhagen A v Royal Army (Stockholm) [FTS]
    • Copenhagen B v Rhein-Neckar Delta Quads [FTS]
  • Tampere, Finland: Tampere Roller Derby host some Suomi Cup 2017/8 fixtures: [FTS Tournament][EVENT]
    • Tampere Roller Derby v Dirty River Roller Derby (Turku)
    • Helsinki Roller Derby B v Oulu Roller Derby
  • Rovaniemi, Finland: Rovaniemi Roller Derby’s Roll-On play Luleå B in a closed bout [FTS]
  • (sat+sun) Lille, France: Lille Roller Girls host the next fixtures in the French Nationale 2017/8 Division 2 [FTS Tournament][EVENT] featuring
    • Glorious Bâtardes (Lille Roller Girls)
    • The Knock’n Roller Cannibals (Roller Derby Creil)
    • Les P’tites Frappes (Lutèce Destroyeuses)
    • Les Veuves Noires (Roller Derby Rouen)
    • Badass Ladies Roller Derby (Villejuif)
    • La Barbaque (La Boucherie de Paris)
  • Bremen, Germany: Bremen Meatgrinders are running their recruitment day for interested skaters [EVENT]
  • Frankfurt, Germany: Bembel Town Roller Girls play Karlsruhe’s RockArollers in a Bundesliga Div 2 bout [FTS Tournament][EVENT]
  • Leipzig, Germany: Roller Derby Leipzig host a Bundesliga Division 3 bout, as their Riot Rocketz play Kassel’s Bashlorettes [FTS tournament][EVENT]
  • Münster, Germany: the Zombie Rollergirls once again host their open training sessions for anyone interested in roller derby! [EVENT]
  • Regensburg, Germany: Roller Derby Regensburg host the “Bavarian Battle”, a 5 team round-robin tournament (with 30 min games) to decide the greatest team in Bavaria! [FTS Tournament?][EVENT] featuring
    • Augsburg Rolling Thunder
    • Munich A (Munich Dynamite)
    • Munich B (Municorns)
    • Nuremberg (Sucker Punch Derby)
    • Regensburg
  • Dublin, Ireland: Dublin Roller Derby host an exciting double-header [EVENT]
    • Dublin B versus Rebellion Roller Derby A (Bedford) [FTS]
    • East Coast Cyclones (Wicklow) versus Rebellion B [FTS]
  • Breda, Netherlands: Suck City Rock’n’Roller Dolls host a double header [EVENT]
    • Suck City A versus Ruhrpott B [FTS]
    • Arnhem Fallen Angels versus Blackland Rockin’ K-Rollers (Charleroi) [FTS]
  • Trondheim, Norway: Team Norway would like to invite you to an exciting exhibition bout, as the Norwegian National Team plays against itself in its last fixture before Road To Manchester [EVENT]
  • Coimbra, Portugal: Team Portugal also has things going on, as they host a derby bootcamp, with instruction from Team Portugal skaters Pikante (Toronto Roller Derby) and Pinky Swears (Gotham Girls Roller Derby)! [EVENT]
  • (sat/sun) Norrköping, Sweden: Norrköping Roller Derby host a Seriespel Div 2 (Swedish National Tournament) event, [FTS Tournament][EVENT] featuring
    • Norrköping Roller Derby B v Crime City (Malmö) C
    • The Royal Brigade (Stockholm Royal Army B) v Stockholm C-stars
    • The Royal Brigade v Crime City C
    • Norrköping Roller Derby B v Sun/Dem Rollers (Sundsvall/Karlstad)
  • Sunday, Jyväskylä, Finland:  Jyväskylä Roller Derby host an open-skate / recruitment event for those interested in trying out derby and maybe joining up [EVENT]
  • Sunday, Tours, France: Track’Ass Men’s Derby host Nantes’ Jules Vénères for a scrimmagey bout [not in FTS] [EVENT]
  • Sunday, Freiburg, Germany: Blockforest Roller Girls host their own recruitment day [EVENT]
  • Sunday, The Hague, Netherlands: Parliament of Pain Men (the Kings) host an open scrim+ training session – open to all genders, but expect majority male-identifying. [EVENT]
  • Sunday, Barcelona, Spain: Barcelona Rocknrollaz host their regular open scrimmage, for mins-passed skaters who want to attend [EVENT]

Pacific

In Australia and New Zealand, the Australian Men’s Nationals dominate the action (although there’s an exciting bootcamp in Japan, and another tournament in New Zealand!):

  • Friday, Coffs Harbour, NSW, Australia: Coffs Coast Derby host the welcome dinner for the 2017 Australian Men’s Roller Derby Nationals [EVENT]
  • Friday, Glasdstone, QLD, Australia: Gladstone PCYC Roller Derby are running an all-ages Summer Skate Roller Disco [EVENT]
  • Coffs Harbour, NSW, Australia: Coffs Coast Derby host, after the welcome, the 2017 Australian Men’s Roller Derby Nationals [FTS Tournament][EVENT] featuring:
    • Perth Men’s Derby
    • Western Sydney Rollers (Federales)
    • Coffs Coast Derby (Coffs Chaos)
    • Newcastle Men’s Derby (Men of Steel)
    • Tasmania Men’s Derby (Bass Strait Brawlers)
    • Light City Derby [Adelaide]
    • Brisbane City Rollers (The Scartel)
    • Varsity Derby League [Canberra] (Capital Carnage)
    • Victorian Men’s Roller Derby
    • Sydney City SMASH
  • Denmark, WA, Australia: Albany Roller Derby League are holding their 2017 Freshie game – the first game for their graduating fresh meat class, ever. [EVENT]
  • Yokosuka, Japan: Yokosuka Sushi Rollers host an exciting derby bootcamp, run by Frightmare (Bay Area Derby) and Dual Hitizen (Bay Area Derby/Equipe de France)! [EVENT]
  • Auckland, New Zealand: Auckland Roller Derby League host their last New Zealand Top 10 tournament fixture of the season, as they play Palmerston North’s Swamp City Roller Derby [FTS Tournament][EVENT]
  • Christchurch, New Zealand: the Dead End Derby Rollergirls host a “massive” garage sale to raise funds for the team [EVENT]
  • Taupo, New Zealand: The Huka Dolls host their second annual tournament, The Fresh and The Furious! This is a 6-team, 20-minute games event, with competitors from across NZ. [FTS tournament?][EVENT] featuring teams:
    • Queenstown Roller Derby
    • Huka Dolls (Taupo)
    • Rimutaka Roller Derby
    • Wairarapa Roller Derby (Masterton)
    • Fluster Clux (challenge team?)
    • West Coast Bombers (Wanganui)
  • Sunday, Gladstone, QLD, Australia: Gladstone PCYC Roller Derby are running a BBQ fundraiser to support the team’s travel funds. [EVENT]
  • Sunday, Bendigo, VIC, Australia: Dragon City Derby Dolls are running their new quad skates fitness course [EVENT]
  • Monday, Coffs Harbour, NSW, Australia: And, with AMRD Nationals over, Glasgow Men’s Roller Derby + Power of Scotland’s Optimus Grime is running a bootcamp for Coffs Coast [EVENT]
  • Tuesday, Tweeds Head, NSW, Australia: And a day later, Tweed Valley Rollers also host  Optimus Grime for his second bootcamp in Australia this year. [EVENT]

Latin America

In Latin America, it’s very busy in Chile, with two tournaments in the same weekend!

  • La Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina: Alianza Rebelde Roller Derby is organising a fundraising party for all-comers [EVENT]
  • Morse, Buenos Aires, Argentina: Asistencia Medica Argentina Roller Derby run a course on first aid for Roller Derby [EVENT]
  • Osorno, Chile: Deskarriadas Roller Derby host the Torneo Primavera, a [FTS Tournament][EVENT] featuring
    • Aukan Roller Derby (Viña del Mar)
    • Roller Derby Valdivia’s Cuello Negro
    • Bariloche’s Revolución Roller Derby
    • Diosas Volcanicas (Puerto Varas/Puerto Montt)
    • Deskarriadas Roller Derby (Osorno)
      • + men’s exhibition Deskarriadas (Osorno) v Bototos Banditos (Viña del Mar)
  • Metepec, Mexico: Atómicas Roller Derby host another home teams game, Team Black v Team Green [EVENT]
  • Sunday, Valdivia, Chile: Valdivia Roller Derby host a two stranded tournament of Chilean roller derby, with two three-team round-robins (one womens, one mens derby): [FTS 1,2,3,4,5,6][EVENT] featuring:
    • Aukan Roller Derby (Viña del Mar)
    • Roller Derby Temuco
    • Valdivia Roller Derby
    • Corvus Roller Derby Temuco (Mens)
    • Bototos Banditos (Viña del Mar/Valparaiso Mens)
    • Colusión Austral (Puerto Montt + Valdivia, Mens)
  • Sunday, San José, Costa Rica: Dark Side Roller Girls host a skating open day, with all kinds of skating activity, including roller derby [EVENT]

Africa and Middle East

South Africa sees the action in this area this weekend, as the National Derby Festival kicks off.

  • (sat+sun) Johannesburg, South Africa: C-Max Roller Derby host a weekend of derby with a quadruple-header tournament, the National Derby Fest, on Saturday featuring: [FTS Tournament][EVENT]
    • Cape Town Roller Girls
    • Durban Roller Derby
    • P-Town Roller Derby (Pretoria)
    • C-Max Golden City Rollers (Johannesburg)
  • and on Sunday, Team ZA (the South African National Team) playing the MVPs from the previous day!

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